The Owatonna Business Women or OBW is accepting nominees for its 2017 awards. The awards are for Woman of Achievement, Pioneer Woman, and Young Careerist. Nomination forms can be found at the Owatonna Business Women website. Nominations will be accepted through February 1.

The Woman of Achievement award winner will be announced and all nominees honored on Friday, March 3, at their scholarship fundraiser at Jefts Library on the Pillsbury Campus. The evening begins with a silent auction and social hour with music from 6:15-7:25PM. The program will begin at 7:30PM and include the announcement of scholarship recipients along with award winners.Tickets are on sale now for $25 from members or at Tri-M Graphics. This will be the 45th annual event and the public is invited.

The Women of Achievement award recognizes and honors business and professional women living or working in Steele County who have distinguished themselves in their careers and affected the community.