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NKY Chamber Women’s Initiative to honor Melissa Lutz for volunteerism

Debbie Simpson Spirit of Achievement Award to be presented at upcoming annual breakfast

FORT MITCHELL, Ky. – The NKY Chamber Women’s Initiative(WI) plans to recognize Melissa Lutz as the recipient of the ninth annual Debbie Simpson Spirit of Achievement Award at the 2022 Women’s Initiative Annual Breakfast, set for Thursday, Feb. 3.

The event – now in its 13th year – is themed “Celebrate Your Now,” encouraging attendees to acknowledge all the challenges they’ve overcome while recognizing their achievements. In doing so, they will be emboldened to “live in the now.”

“Melissa has been an engaged volunteer with the NKY Chamber for more than 25 years, she’s also been a tireless advocate and active member of the Women’s Initiative since it was founded in 2008,” said Catrena Bowman-Thomas, executive director of the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, and chair of the WI Annual Breakfast.

Melissa Lutz

A principal at Champlin Architecture and member of the firm’s board of directors, Lutz is actively involved in several organizations as part of her ongoing commitment to serving her community. She is a member of the NKY Chamber Board of Directors and has served on several WI committees, including both the Annual Breakfast and Regional Summit Committee since the inception of both events. Lutz is a past president of the SMPS  Board of Directors, past president of the SMPS Foundation and past president of the Greater Cincinnati chapter.

The 2022 WI Annual Breakfast takes place from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 3 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. Bringing women and men together from throughout the Northern Kentucky region, this year’s event will begin with a networking session from 8 to 8:30 a.m. with the program to follow until 10 a.m.

Family Nurturing Center, a nonprofit dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse by promoting individual well-being and healthy family relationships, has been named the 2022 WI Annual Breakfast Nonprofit Recipient. The organization’s services and programs focus on the education, prevention and treatment of all forms of child abuse and neglect. Attendees are encouraged to support Family Nurturing Center with a donation.

For more information on the event, or to register, visit NKYChamber.com/WIBreakfast22.

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