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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Wayzata businesswoman honored with National Association of Women Business Owners Award

Barbara Hensley, owner of Wayzata's Hope Chest for Breast Cancer, was honored with the eighth annual National Association of Women Business Owners/Wells Fargo Trailblazer Award. She was awarded at NAWBO’s 2009 Women’s Business Conference June 25 in Chicago.

The winners were chosen from a pool of applicants from around the nation based on their company’s business performance, innovation, growth and service to the community, according to the NAWBO Web site.

The Wayzata-based company sells upscale furniture, clothing and accessories and a portion of the store's earnings funds breast cancer programs. Hensley started the company after losing her sisters to the disease.

Visit the Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Web site for more information.


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