Dozens of women received Business First Women of Influence awards this week. Now their hard work is paying off with a generous donation to the community from a local bank.
Lakeshore Savings Bank sponsored the annual awards. 25 women, from lawyers to community leaders, were recognized for their hard work. Colleen DiPirro from the Amherst Chamber of Commerce received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Lakeshore Savings is donating $1,000 to the charity of each winner's choice. Nancy LaTulip, with Lakeshore, says it is important to recognize the achievements of these women.
Hundreds of people were on hand to show their support at the event. Each of them received a tree from Lakeshore Savings to plant as an effort to re-tree WNY.
You can read about each of the winners in Friday's Business First.