2019 WERC Awards Luncheon

2019 WERC Awards Luncheon

Date:  September 26, 2019
Time: Noon to 1:30 PM
Registration & Social Reception at 11:30 AM
Place: Hart’s Hill Inn, 135 Clinton Street Whitesboro, NY 13492

The luncheon is our opportunity to acknowledge and honor several outstanding women in the Mohawk Valley, and is also an important fundraiser that helps support the services we provide.

The WERC Awards Luncheon offers several ways to support the economic advancement of families living right here in Oneida and Herkimer counties. Your ticket purchase or donation will fund essential career counseling, training and job readiness programs, enabling our participants to gain employment and become contributing members of their community.

Our Keynote Speaker:

Kristy Lenuzza

Founder, Sow to Speak

Kristy brings equal parts insight, enthusiasm, and spunk to all of her workshops, coaching sessions, speaking engagements, and writing projects.

Combining her education from the Theatre Education graduate program (M.A.) at Emerson College, the Roy H. Park School of Communications (B.S.) at Ithaca College, The Stella Adler Studio of Acting (NYC), and The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre (NYC), Kristy aims to boost the fun and curb the funk. She believes, without a doubt, that the best leaders are the most curious students and that eavesdropping on strangers’ convos will save the world.

Luminary Award:

Barbara Brodock

President / Owner,
CBB Realty, LLC

Barbara Brodock has been a dedicated and longtime supporter of Empowered Pathways.  Barb is a native of the Utica/New Hartford area.  She has spent her career in Sales, Marketing, and for the past 20 years, she has been part of upper management at Brodock Development concentrating on real estate development.  For the past 15 years, she has also served as co-owner president of CBB Realty, LLC, growing the company from a start-up in 2002 to its present profitable position with three locations in two states.

Barb has served on countless Boards of Directors including Harbor Point, Mohawk Valley Health Systems, and the American Diabetes Association, to name just a few.  Barb believes that “to whom much is given, much is expected.” 

Peaceful Partner Award:

Oneida County Youth Bureau

The Oneida County Youth Bureau was created to provide access for Activities, Programs and Services to all youth under the age of 21.

They are responsible for Planning, Coordinating, and Supplementing the activities of public, private and religious agencies devoted ~ in whole or in part ~ to the welfare and protection of our youth.

WERCing Woman of Achievement:

Regina Brown

Youth Services Specialist

Our Emcee:

Beth Coombs

Host of Beth & Dave in the Morning
Lite 98.7 WLZW

Beth Coombs is a radio personality, life coach, mom and wife. As co-host of ‘Beth & Dave in The Morning’ on Lite 98.7 WLZW, she’s a two-time winner of the New York State Broadcasters Association ‘Best Morning Show.’ Beth is a member of the New Hartford Central School District Board of Education.

She’s a believer in the power of women, naps, and chocolate. She lives in New Hartford with her husband, Dave, her son Jack, and their dogs, Nikki and Bella.

Ticket Purchase Information

Tickets to the luncheon are $45 per person and can be easily purchased through our online and secure link, or by calling our office.

To purchase tickets online, click here Purchase Tickets Now

To purchase tickets through our office, please call 315-793-9700

Thank You very much for your generous support, and we look forward to seeing you at the luncheon September 26.

Speaking of generous support, here is a list of our wonderful sponsors!






ABC ChemDry

Adirondack Financial Services

Brown & Associates CPAs, P.C.

Business Machines & Equipment

David Eghigian, Esq.

Empower Federal Credit Union

First Source Federal Credit Union

Hart’s Hill Inn

Hummel’s Office Plus

Kessler Promotions

McGrath, Myslinski, Karboski & Nunn Funeral Directors

Precision Unlimited CarCare, Inc.

Beverly Quist

Scalzo, Zogby & Wittig, Inc.

Utica First Insurance

YWCA of the Mohawk Valley


The Empowered Pathways
Board of Directors


George’s Farm Products