Season Elliott and Laura Lingad of WiseChoice Foods LLC have been honored as 2021 Top Women in Grocery from Progressive Grocer Magazine. Elliott, president of the company, was named in the category of Senior-Level Executives. Lingad, director of operations, was in the Rising Star Category — the 15th Top Women in Grocery class, considered the most prestigious honor for female leaders in the grocery industry. Other honorees included female executives from Coca-Cola, Target and Instacart. WiseChoice Foods is locally owned and operated in Albuquerque by Steven B. Chavez, and has been certified minority-owned since 2018 by the National Minority Supplier Development Council Southwest Division.
The Jewish Community Center will host the 2021 Humanitarian Awards Aug. 15. This year’s recipients are:
Fred Nathan, founder/executive director of Think New Mexico, which focuses on making and changing laws to help children and families with food and education needs.
Mary Martinez, owner of Home Instead, who does work on a co-working space for professional services such as lawyers, counselors and financial services to work with senior citizens.
Jenny Landau of the NM Immigrant Law Center, which has provided pro bono legal services to more than 4,000 low-income immigrants in 2019.
Shira Greenberg, founder/artistic director of Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts. Greenberg founded Keshet to inspire and unite the community, and her M3 (Movement+Mentorship+Metamorphosis) program gets incarcerated youth involved in dance. Greenberg will receive the Harold B. Albert Award for Community Service.
The ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. for in-person ticket holders and at 6:30 p.m. for virtual ticket holders. The in-person event will be held at 5520 Wyoming NE. Tickets are available for $150 each or $1,500 for a table.
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