LOCAL TAMPA PHILANTHROPIST MOVES ON TO NATIONAL COMPETITION
Tampa, FL (March 30, 2023)— Annually the WFLA Outstanding Lady Franchise seeks nominations for ladies who’ve made an incredible distinction in neighborhood impression, self-achievement, exhibit innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. An ideal match for this nomination was Lt Col (Ret) Karen Mertes; and WFLA agreed! On March 8, 2023, WFLA shared the information that Karen was named one in all their 4 finalists for his or her 2023 award. Mertes’ life-story embodies the 5 parts of the WFLA Outstanding Lady. Final evening WFLA introduced that Mertes received the native competitors and will likely be transferring on to nationals.
WFLA shares that the competitors is a part of a nationwide search by WFLA’s mother or father firm Nexstar Media Group, Inc for one girl who fulfills choose standards equivalent to neighborhood contributions, self-achievement, and impression on households. Nexstar selects 4 native girls from essay nominations entered on-line from every of its media markets. Panelists scoured by means of almost 150 native Tampa Bay essays about exceptional girls all through the area.
Every native winner travels to Los Angeles to be thought-about for “Nexstar Lady of the Yr.” Mertes will compete with 110 different exceptional girls winners from throughout the nation. Be part of us in cheering her on in hopes of bringing house one other win for all of ‘Champa Bay’.
After an unexpected tradgedy, Lt Col (Ret) Karen Mertes dedicates her time to motivational talking, authoring books and devoting a lot of her life to her non-profit, Fulfill Your Future and its signature initiative, the $1,000 Enterprise Builder Grant program. Mertes seems for native entrepreneurs whose lives will likely be meaningfully impacted by a $1,000 grant meant to assist them take their enterprise to the subsequent stage.
Karen generously invitations locals and companies to companion with Fulfill Your Future by sponsoring a grant. Sponsorships may be nameless or can embody the donor in all promotions and bulletins of the sponsored grant. Sponsorships are tax-deductible and are personally matched 10% by Karen Mertes. For max publicity, Mertes invitations companies to include the awarding of the grant into one in all their occasions or conferences. Mertes makes this tax-deductible alternative straightforward and a win-win for all. Fulfill Your Future does all of the behind the scenes leg-work and requires little or no from the sponsor. She understands that entrepreneurs are busy and over time has perfected this system with an utility and choice course of. Please take into account partnering with FYD and sponsoring an upcoming grant.
We sit up for sharing the thrilling occasions of the nationwide competitors upon her return.
Fulfill Your Future offers a “Second Probability” to residents whose capacity to work has been minimize quick by damage or unexpected circumstances. Working with zero administrative overhead, we lengthen assist to underserved residents with nowhere to show. Since 2010, we have now provided “Second Possibilities” enabling residents to attain independence and fulfill their future. Fulfill Your Future’s signature program is its ‘Enterprise Builder Grants’. Fulfill Your Future has pioneered ‘Enterprise Builder Grants’ awarding these grants to confirmed entrepreneurs who’ve skilled life altering occasions and want to take their companies to the subsequent stage.
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KAREN S GILLMAN