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Ferndale business owner named Professional Woman of the Year

Reid Kooiman plays with his daughter Kenna Kooiman, 2, in the foam pit, Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Gym Star Sports Center, 5519 Hovander Road. "It's a great experience and we come every week," said Reid. More details can be found at Gymstarsports.com.
Reid Kooiman plays with his daughter Kenna Kooiman, 2, in the foam pit, Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Gym Star Sports Center, 5519 Hovander Road. "It's a great experience and we come every week," said Reid. More details can be found at Gymstarsports.com. THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

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.

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