Tea Merchant Cory Krul Named Women Entrepreneur Finalist

Cory Krul, owner of Cornelia Bean Ltd., is a finalist in the 2011 Women Entrepreneur of the Year Awards sponsored by Women Business Owners of Manitoba.

The organization’s annual banquet puts the spotlight on the successes and achievements of women entrepreneurs in Manitoba, Canada. Singer and author Heather Bishop will emcee the May 19th ceremonies when one of 20 finalists will be recognized.

Represented are women-owned businesses as diverse as a professional accounting firm, a successful gymnastics centre and tea and coffee retail boutique, Cornelia Bean Ltd. Krul has operated Cornelia’s the past seven years offering a broad selection of fine teas and artisan roasted coffee.

“Manitoba is rich with women entrepreneurs whose stories are inspiring,” said Christine Dubyts, President of WBOM and President of Dubyts Communications Inc. “Anyone in business knows how tough it can be to keep that entrepreneurial spirit alive when the bills are mounting and the challenges exceed the triumphs – but when you believe in your business, in the vision you’re realizing, your passion fuels your strength to carry on.”

Tickets to the event are available online at www.wbom.ca or by calling 775-7981. A full listing of finalists is available at www.wbom.ca.