Coshocton Business and Professional Women (BPW) held their Individual Development (ID) Competition at Schumaker Farms on Nov. 18, 2019. Tomma Bordenkircher was named the 2019 ID local winner. Bordenkircher will represent Coshocton BPW at the Region 3 Competition on February 22, 2020.

ID winner Tomma Bordenkircher, is a 30-year member who mentors individual development and young careerist participants. She has facilitated many ID classes since 2004. She has held every office on the local level except treasurer. She served as region president and has held many chairs on the local, region and state levels. She was the 1996 BPW/OH ID winner and represented BPW/OH at the national level in Washington, D.C. She was the 2006 Coshocton Woman of the Year and the 2017 BPW/OH Joyce M. Davis Distinguished Member winner. Bordenkircher resides in Coshocton with her husband Rodger and their dog Ted.

Judging was based on two phases of competition: a 5-minute prepared speech and a 2-minute impromptu speech.

Judges were BPW member Rachel Courtney; Jennie Bordenkircher, who has worked for the State of Ohio for 27 years; and Juliet Lacy, assistant for admin/finance and communication specialist for Coshocton Foundation.

The Coshocton BPW Christmas Party will take place at 6 p.m. Dec. 16, at Grace United Methodist Church. The Nike Club from River View High School has been invited to attend.

BPW, founded 100 years ago in 1919, promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. BPW is the leading advocate for millions of working women on work-life balance and workplace equity issues. Membership is open to men and women, employed and unemployed. For more information contact Raine Hammond at 740-294-5292 or at