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Ferndale businesswomen named finalists for Professional Woman of the Year award

2019 Whatcom Women in Business Professional Woman of the Year finalists Teresa Taylor (l) and Alyssa Springs (r). Photos courtesy of Teresa Taylor and Alyssa Springs

FERNDALE, Wash. — Flow Motion owner Alyssa Springs and Lummi Indian Business Council Office of Economic Policy Division Project Manager Teresa Taylor are 2 of 5 Whatcom County professional women recently named as finalists for 2019 Professional Woman of the Year by Whatcom Women in Business (WWIB).

Springs earned a bachelor of science degree in International Politics from Pennsylvania State University and an associate of arts degree in Business Administration from Northampton Community College. She is the former owner of Mississippi’s first commercial belly dance studio, Gulf Coast Bellydance LLC.

She moved to the Pacific Northwest and opened Flow Motion in the Carnation Oxford Building in Ferndale in 2011. She recently expanded the health spa’s facility to include a Himalayan salt cave and an amethyst crystal cave.

Taylor is an enrolled member of the Lummi Nation and as Project Manager implements projects key to building sustainable economic growth for the Lummi Nation. She is currently a Ferndale City Council member and running for re-election this year. She was appointed to the Board of Trustees for Whatcom Community College in 2018 by Governor Jay Inslee.

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Taylor is also a former Alcoa Intalco Works Community Relations Manager, current YWCA board member and owner of Washington Fireworks since 1996.

The winner of this year’s award will be announced during a scholarship fundraiser banquet in Bellingham on October 11th.

Carolyn Saletto, owner of Gym Star Sports Center in Ferndale, was named the 2014 Professional Woman of the Year.

Whatcom Women in Business was established in 1978. Leadership, professionalism, mentorship and community involvement are considered when selecting award finalists.

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