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PETS WIPINwinnersLeft to right: Rebecca Breese, Marci Koski, Gila Kurtz, Candace D’Agnolo, Mona Straub.

WIPIN named winners in 5 categories.

(Press Release) PORTLAND, OR – Women in the Pet Industry Network (WIPIN), a leading organization focused on women entrepreneurs and leaders in the pet industry, announces the five category winners of Pet Industry Woman of the Year.

These women were selected as the top women in their categories. The Pet Industry Woman of The Year Award has five categories: Advocate, Corporate, Entrepreneur, Rising Star and Solopreneur. From these five categories, 25 finalists were chosen. A winner in each category was announced at the Women In The Pet Industry conference in Portland, OR, on Sept. 26.

Marci Koski with Feline Behavior Solutions is the winner in the Advocate Category for the Pet Industry Woman of the Year Awards.

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Type of business: Cat Behaviorist and Cat Training

Gila Kurtz with Dog Is Good is the winner in the Corporate Category for the Pet Industry Woman of the Year Awards.

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Type of business: Apparel, Gifts & Accessories for Dog Lovers

Candace D’Agnolo with Pet Boss Nation is the winner in the Entrepreneur Category for the Pet Industry Woman of the Year Awards.

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Type of business: Helping Petpreneurs Become Profitable Pet Bosses.

Rebecca Breese with Pet Hub is the winner in the Rising Star Category for the Pet Industry Woman of the Year Awards.

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Type of business: Modern Pet Identification for the Modern Dog.

Mona Straub with Just Fur Fun is the winner in the Solopreneur Category for the Pet Industry Woman of the Year Awards.

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Type of business: Unique Canine, Feline, Human and Equine Hand-Beaded Accessories.

Gila Kurtz, the Corporate winner, became the overall winner and now holds the title of Pet Industry Woman of the Year 2017.

Kurtz is co-founder and co-owner of Dog Is Good, an award-winning lifestyle brand for dog lovers. The company creates original designs for a broad array of products including gifts, apparel, accessories and home decor specifically for the human at the other end of the leash. Selling to wholesale, retail, and licensing the brand to numerous manufacturers in the pet, gift, outdoor retail, resort, and home decor industries.

Known for its clever use of humor and poignant sentiments, the Dog is Good brand is a favorite among dog lovers worldwide and.

“Gila will be a wonderful representative for women in the pet industry,” said Shawna Schuh, president of Women in the Pet Industry. “She is accomplished, runs a successful brand and will use her talents well in this new role.”

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