Carolyn Saletto, owner of Gym Star Sports Center in Ferndale, was named 2014 Professional Woman of the Year by Whatcom Women in Business.
Saletto recently opened a 10,000-square-foot gymnastics facility. She also regularly awards scholarships to deserving families for her Shooting Stars Preschool, according to a news release.
The finalists for this year’s award included Christine Jenkins, Mary Kay Robinson, Marisa Papetti, Paula McCandlis and Kelli Linville.
Whatcom Women in Business was established in 1978. In selecting finalists for the award, the organization considers professionalism, philanthropy and leadership in the community.