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Julie Eckstrom (center) stands with Christy Rickli of Express Employment Professionals and Mark O’Connor of KWNG after being named the 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. (Republican Eagle photo by Peri Williams)

Eckstrom's turn has come


Julie Eckstrom said she shouldn’t have been at the annual Professional Women’s Leadership Event.

“It wasn’t my turn,” she insisted.

Eckstrom and Lanette Place alternate each year representing First Farmers & Merchants Bank. But Place kept making excuses this year. Eckstrom finally figured out why when she arrived Wednesday at the Treasure Island Event Center and saw her name on the big screen: The bank had nominated her for 2014 Professional Woman of the Year.

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Anne Jacobson
Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003. 
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