Congratulations to the following women in the Tri-State Area who have been chosen as finalists for the Woman of Distinction Awards presented by Shottenkirk Toyota. In the Rising Stars category (under the age of 40), the following people are finalists.

Erica Anders – Manpower

Dr. Megan Duesterhaus-Aubuchon – Quanada

Jayne Pieper – Blessing Health System 

Holly Schell – Interstate Battery

Elise Sutter – Kohls Wholesale

In the Shining Stars category (age 40 and over), the following people are finalists.

Jennifer Frericks – Blessing Health System

Dr. Susan Lomax – Retired Teacher

Debi Moore – Moore Insurance Advisors

Marybeth Noel – Adforce Advertising Agency

Denise Sangoi – Blessing Hospital

One of these 5 finalists in each category will be named a Woman of Distinction for 2015 at the Ladies Night Out Event on Wednesday, October 14, at the Oakley Lindsay Center.

The Ladies Night Out will feature dueling piano entertainment with tickets available now for only $10. Here’s your chance to sample food from area restaurants like Rustic Oak, Chocolaterie Stam, Mississippi Market Place and La Bella Vita.

You can also get a scalp or hand massage from Esthetics Studio or even a free ring cleaning from Geise Jewel Box and so much more. Plus, you can win over $2,500 in prizes including a $1,000 Visa Gift Card. Quincy's own pro athlete Jenn Nobis-Dancer will be the featured speaker for the evening.