PROCLAMATION

A PROCLAMATION TO DESIGNATE THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 21 – 25, 2002

AS NATIONAL BUSINESS WOMEN’S WEEK IN FAUQUIER COUNTY

            WHEREAS, working women constitute 62.7 million of the Nation’s workforce and strive to serve their communities, their states and their nation in professional, civic and cultural capacities; and

            WHEREAS, women-owned businesses account for over one-third of all firms in the Country and provide employment for one out of every four U.S. workers; and

            WHEREAS, major goals of business and professional women are to promote equality for all women and to help create better conditions for business women through the study of social, educational, economic and political problems; and

            WHEREAS, all of us are proud of their leadership in these many fields of endeavor; now, therefore, be it

            PROCLAIMED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 21st day of October 2002, That the week of October 21 through October 25, 2002, be designated as National Business Women’s Week in Fauquier County; and, be it

            PROCLAIMED FURTHER, That the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors salutes working women and encourages the celebration of the achievements of all business and professional women as they contribute daily to our economic, civic and cultural purposes.

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Raymond E. Graham

Chairman of the Board