COSHOCTON -- Coshocton Business and Professional Women (BPW) met recently at MSW Solutions with five guests: Aimee Neighbor, Peoples Bank; Gloria Zimmer, CCMH; Amber Michael, Coshocton County Job & Family Services; Dawn Anderson, Kirklands-ITM; and Stephanie Slifko, director, Board of Elections.

Program speaker was Stephanie Slifko, director, Board of Elections. She explained "Gold Week," and hours of operation during Absentee Voting. She also discussed a couple of law suits, and answered questions from the audience.

Emily McBurney, 2014 Woman of the Year and Chair of the 2015 Woman of the Year Committee, explained the criteria and stated who was eligible before passing out the ballots. The winner will be announced at the next meeting.

Liz Herrell said state dues would be waived during the month of October. Potential members can join for $27.50 during October.

The Region 4 Meeting will be Saturday, Oct. 24 in Granville.

A collection of $47 was taken for First Step.

The next meeting on Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. will take place at Grace UMC where the Woman of the Year and Business of the Year will be announced. Reservations are required. Contact Doris Parkhill at 740-622-7798.

For information, contact Sheila Mayse at 740-502-3047 or at

Membership is open to men and women, employed and unemployed. BPW's mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. BPW is women helping women.