This weekend we ran an advertisement in the special Saluting Women in Business section of MailMax. The size of the advertisement limited us in displaying all of the roles that the following female leaders of the Box hold in the community. We wanted to expand here. Thank you for helping drive our success!

The Berrien Artist Guild was established in 1962 by a group of women sitting around a kitchen table planning a local arts organization. The grit of those women over five decades ago is still evident in today’s Berrien Artist Guild women.

We salute the women who serve on the Guild’s Board of Directors, and the Office Coordinator who all keep the organization running smoothly while maintaining their own positions at area businesses. Many also volunteer for other organizations. (Judy Sokolowski, a grateful President of the Board of Directors)

BOX: Rose Narregan, Board Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair
BIZ:   Accountant with Tri-County Bookkeepers.
BOX:  Linda Cooper, Board Secretary and member of Finance Committee
BIZ:    Managing member of Cooper Boettger, a CPA firm
BOX:   Michelle Rumsa, Board Director and Fundraising/Development Chair
BIZ:     Licensed architect with Edgewater Resources
BOX:   Susan Solon, Board Director and Marketing Chair
BIZ:     Retired from City of St. Joseph, Communications and Marketing Manager
BOX:   Jennifer Tomshack, Board Director and Gallery Committee Member
BIZ:    United Way of Southwest Michigan, Communications and Marketing Manager
BOX:     Amy Kuchan, part time Operations Coordinator
BIZ:       Holistic life coach for her own business SPACE + SPARK
BOX:     Jane Rush, Board of Director and Gallery Committee Chair
BIZ:       Part time Spectrum Health Lakeland Co-ordinator of Healthwave, Employer Services

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