The Owatonna Business Women will host their annual Woman of Achievement event on Friday, March 3, at Pillsbury's Jeft's Hall. A social hour begins at 6:15PM. Advance tickets for $25 are on sale now at Kottke Jewelers and TriM Graphics. Tickets will also be available at the door.

The nominees for Woman of Achievement are: Linda Hoffman of Allina Hospital, Cheri Krejci of Krejci Ford, Amy LaDue of ISD 761, Kellyanna Moore of Mayo Clinic and Kim Schaufenbuel of the Steele County United Way. Three people from outside the area will be conducting interviews with the candidates on Saturday morning and then make a selection ,which will be announced on March 3.

Also to be recognized on March 3 are the Young Careerists, who are young women on the rise. They are Ryan Gillespie of Bremer Bank, Kat Harthan of Corporate Recognition and Janie Rolloff of Federated Insurance.

The recipient of the Pioneer Woman this year is Maryls Mickelson.