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PORTLAND, Ore. (November 6, 2013)Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN), a leading organization focused on women entrepreneurs in the ever-growing pet industry, has released its Top Women in the Pet Industry 2013 Winter Winners’ Biz Book, a 155-page digital magazine and guide to the top American and Canadian services, products and facilities for pets and pet owners.

The Winter Winners’ Biz Book (available for free download here) features 65 full-page profiles about professional women who own and operate pet businesses, including the winners and finalists of WIPIN’s Woman of the Year Awards, which were recognized at the organization’s The Start of Something Big! Conference & Awards Show held this past August in Portland, Ore.

“The growth of our Biz Books over the last year has been tremendous,” says Shawna Schuh, president of WIPIN. “It’s not only a testament to our growth as one of the industry’s leading professional organizations, but also to the incredible talent and achievements of our members.”

The 2013 Winter Winners’ Biz Book is double the size of WIPIN’s first Biz Book published last fall, the 2012 Holiday Biz Book, which boasted 79 pages and 25 full-page profiles. Readership of WIPIN’s Biz Books has also multiplied, with the 2012 Holiday Biz Book reaching 120,000 readers and the 2013 Spring Biz Book reaching more than 326,000 readers.

About Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN)
Established in 2010, then acquired in 2012 by Shawna Schuh, the current president and Chief Pet Wrangler, WIPIN is headquartered near Portland, Ore. and serves a worldwide membership base of women in the pet industry. WIPIN helps entrepreneurial women grow their pet-focused businesses through unique networking opportunities, valuable business growth meetings and online resources. With more than 320 members, WIPIN includes representatives from the many career paths that exist within the pet industry, including pet-sitters, vets, artists, animal psychics, groomers, kennel and pet store operators, trainers, breeders, marketing specialists and animal welfare groups. WIPIN is the only organization serving professionals in all segments of the pet industry, as well as all types of pets — dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, small animals, horses, pocket pets and exotics.

The Start of Something Big! Conference & Awards Show, held August 2013 in Portland, brought these diverse pet industry women together for the first time and launched the Pet Industry Woman of the Year Awards. The 2014 WIPN Conference & Awards Show, titled All About Growth, is slated for Aug. 14-16 in Portland.

Learn more about the benefits of membership at www.womeninthepetindustry.com/join/. Please visit www.womeninthepetindustry.com, or contact Schuh at 503-970-5774, 877-474-2962 or shawna@womeninthepetindustry.com.

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