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Friday, October 14, 2016 at 11am, Fresno Convention Center

The 33rd Annual Top Ten Professional Women and Leading Business Awards, a prestigious awards ceremony honoring local professionals, will bring almost 1,000 attendees together with the goal of honoring these outstanding individuals in our community while also raising awareness for domestic violence. This event pays tribute to ten women who have served as role models and given back to their communities, all while making strides in their professions. One business is also honored as the Leading Business of the Year for its support of women and women's issues.

Top Ten Keynote Speaker - Kira Kazantsev
Credit: Matt Boyd Photography

The Marjaree Mason Center is honored to announce this year’s Keynote Speaker for the Top Ten Awards is Miss America 2015, Kira Kazantsev. Kira’s personal experience with dating violence was the inspiration and dedication to her pageant platform "Love Shouldn't Hurt": Protecting Women Against Domestic Violence. She will be sharing her connection to the cause and discussing her efforts to raise awareness of domestic violence through her partnership with Safe Horizon - the largest non-profit victim services agency in the country. She created the #PutTheNailinIt campaign, which encourages participants to paint their left ring fingernail purple, the color of the anti-domestic violence movement, in support of showing others that they vow to end domestic violence.

If you would like an opportunity to meet Kira, don’t miss out on purchasing a Diamond Pass for our Meet and Greet event!

Event Pricing

$600 / Table of Ten
$60 / Ticket

After September 30th ticket prices increase by $10: $70/ticket and $700/table

2016 Honorees

2016 Top Ten Professional Women (as listed in alphabetical order by last name):

  • Nada Barrett - Assurance Director, Moss Adams LLP
  • Francine Farber – Past President, League of Women’s Voters of Fresno
  • Lori Hamada - Executive Director, AIMS Center for Math and Science Education
  • Jeanette Ishii - Executive Director, Insure America Project
  • Bernadette Muscat - Professor, Department of Criminology, & Interim Associate Dean for the College of Social Sciences, California State University, Fresno
  • Caren Myers - Vice President, Fresno Lexus
  • Leah Press - Dermatologist and Owner, Minarets Medical Group and Intelligent Skin Care
  • Lisa Smittcamp - District Attorney, Fresno County
  • Linda Jean Voth - Business Teacher at Roosevelt High School, Fresno Unified School District
  • Marsha Vucovich - President/CEO, Fresno Equipment Company

2016 Leading Business:

  • Facility Designs

Alumni List

Click here to see our past winners.

Advertisement Opportunities

If you’d like to advertise at Top Ten Professional Women and Leading Business Awards, please contact MMC’s Director of Development and Communications, Kaysha Rajani at (559) 487-1313 or .

Advertising in Top Ten custom publications is coordinated directly with The Business Journal and The Fresno Bee.

To place an advertisement in the Top Ten Special Section, published by The Business Journal, please contact Kaysi Curtin at or (559) 490-3422

To place an advertisement in "A Salute to Professional Women", published by The Fresno Bee, please contact Amy Ward at or (559) 441-6278

Premier Dual Sponsorship

Learn more about becoming a Premier Dual Sponsor of both Marjaree’s Mardi Gras Birthday Soirée and The Top Ten Professional Women and Top Business Awards.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Exclusive Presenting Sponsor

  • Exclusivity in being the Presenting Sponsor (1 available) – any time event name is mentioned your organization will be mentioned. (This includes pre-event media promotions, such as local media and publicity features promoting the event.)
  • 3 tables of ten with premium seating
  • Full Page Advertisement in The Fresno Bee’s Top Ten Special Section, along with Online Ad Impressions for FresnoBee.com*
  • Full Page Advertisement in Event Program
  • Opportunity to Advertise in The Business Journal at a Top Ten Exclusive Rate*
  • 4 VIP Tickets for Morning Meet & Greet with Keynote Speaker
  • Event signage on-stage at luncheon
  • Invitation to VIP Honoree Reception (September 8th, formal invitation to follow)
  • Mentions throughout the event, and mentions in applicable event press releases and email communication
  • Link, logo and copy on Marjaree Mason Center’s website (mmcenter.org)
  • Opportunity to advertise in special edition of The Business Journal and The Fresno Bee at a discounted rate

Keynote Speaker Sponsor

  • Exclusivity in being the Keynote Speaker Sponsor (1 available) – any time event name is mentioned your organization will be mentioned. (This includes pre-event media promotions, such as local media and publicity features promoting the event.)
  • 2 tables of ten with premium seating
  • Half Page Advertisement in The Fresno Bee’s Top Ten Special Section, along with Online Ad Impressions for FresnoBee.com*
  • Full Page Advertisement in Event Program
  • Opportunity to Advertise in The Business Journal at a Top Ten Exclusive Rate*
  • 6 VIP Tickets for Morning Meet & Greet with Keynote Speaker
  • Event signage on-stage at luncheon
  • Invitation to VIP Honoree Reception (September 8th, formal invitation to follow)
  • Mentions throughout the event, and mentions in applicable event press releases and email communication
  • Link, logo and copy on Marjaree Mason Center’s website (mmcenter.org)
  • VIP Access to Meet Featured Keynote Speaker at a Private Gathering
  • Opportunity to advertise in special edition of The Business Journal and The Fresno Bee at a discounted rate

Morning Meet & Greet Sponsor

  • Exclusivity in being the Title Sponsor (1 available) of morning networking event for individuals such as Top Ten honorees, Top Ten alumni, prestigious community members, MMC Board Members and sponsors to meet featured keynote speaker
  • Picture with featured keynote speaker
  • 1 tables of ten with premium seating
  • Half Page Advertisement in Event Program
  • Opportunity to Advertise in The Business Journal at a Top Ten Exclusive Rate*
  • 6 tickets for Morning Meet & Greet with Keynote Speaker
  • Event signage on-stage at luncheon
  • Invitation to VIP Honoree Reception (September 8th, formal invitation to follow)
  • Mentions throughout the event, and mentions in applicable event press releases and email communication
  • Link, logo and copy on Marjaree Mason Center’s website (mmcenter.org)
  • Table in Meet & Greet Room for Promotional Materials from your Business, and your Business Logo on Step & Repeat.
  • Signage at entry of meet & greet event space
  • Step-and-repeat branded signage (with MMC Top Ten Logo) as background for all on-camera activity at meet & greet
  • Opportunity to advertise in special edition of The Business Journal and The Fresno Bee at a discounted rate

Platinum Sponsor

  • 2 tables of ten
  • Full page advertisement in event program
  • 2 tickets for Meet & Greet with Keynote Speaker prior to luncheon
  • Event signage on-stage at luncheon
  • Invitation for two to VIP Honoree Reception (September 8th, formal invitation to follow)
  • Mentions throughout the event, and mentions in applicable event press releases and email communication
  • Link, logo and copy on Marjaree Mason Center’s website (mmcenter.org)
  • Opportunity to advertise in special edition of The Business Journal and The Fresno Bee at a discounted rate

Gold Sponsor

  • 1 table of ten
  • Half page advertisement in event program
  • 2 tickets for Meet & Greet with Keynote Speaker prior to luncheon
  • Event signage on-stage at luncheon
  • Invitation for two to VIP Honoree Reception (September 8th, formal invitation to follow)
  • Mentions throughout the event, and mentions in applicable event press releases and email communication
  • Link, logo and copy on Marjaree Mason Center’s website (mmcenter.org)
  • Opportunity to advertise in special edition of The Business Journal and The Fresno Bee at a discounted rate

Silver Sponsor

  • 1 table of ten
  • Quarter page advertisement in event program
  • 1 ticket for Meet & Greet with Keynote Speaker prior to luncheon
  • Event signage on-stage at luncheon
  • Invitation for one to VIP Honoree Reception (September 8th, formal invitation to follow)
  • Mentions throughout the event, and mentions in applicable event press releases and email communication
  • Link, logo and copy on Marjaree Mason Center’s website (mmcenter.org)
  • Opportunity to advertise in special edition of The Business Journal and The Fresno Bee at a discounted rate

Bronze Sponsor

  • Two tickets to luncheon
  • Name listed in event program
  • Name listed on Marjaree Mason Center’s website (mmcenter.org)
  • Opportunity to advertise in special edition of The Business Journal and The Fresno Bee at a discounted rate

Sponsors

Exclusive Presenting Sponsor

Keynote Speaker Sponsor

Morning Meet & Greet Sponsor

V.I.P. Reception Sponsor

Media Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

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