2016 Business Person of the Year – Robyn Whittaker
This year’s honoree is a successful business owner, a philanthropist, a madcap event planner, a mother, a world traveler, coach and instructor, a contributor of time, talent and money to causes, organizations and individuals.
She is an active committed chamber member whose involvement has furthered the Chamber’s mission and its ongoing successes in the Webster community.
We are pleased to introduce the 2016 Chamber’s Business Person of the Year: Ms. Robyn Whittaker.
Robyn is the owner and operator of Beyond Cuts Salon on West Main Street in the Village of Webster. Her clients come from all ages and walks of life, their appointment could be at 7:30 in the morning or 7:30 at night. She operates a Paul Mitchell Salon because it is a professional hair care line and she is a Paul Mitchell instructor teaching technique and product experience to practitioners and salon owners. She has traveled all over the United State sharing her talent and knowledge.
You are aware of the old adage: If you want something done, ask a busy person. There are fewer busier than Robyn.
She is on the Chamber’s Membership Committee and the Board of Directors; is a member of Webster Rotary and is currently their president; she is president of the Webster Village Business Improvement District and sits on the Board of Directors for the Webster Community Economic Development Alliance.
She has raised or donated tens of thousands of dollars for local organizations and charities including Relay for Life, Ronal MacDonald House, Isaiah House, Camp Haccamo, Webster Comfort Care, Webster Rotary, Hope House, Heritage Christian, the American Legion, and Lollypop Farm. She organizes an annual benefit golf tournament called RobynPalooza and she has helped organize and run more Wine Walks for the BID than she cares to recount (or can remember).
Her email signature gives her the title of “ Director or Philanthropic Madcap Events” . Robyn is always working on the next event or fundraiser—always calmly and without pressure on anybody but herself to give and be of service. There’s history in her efforts and the most outstanding characteristic attributed to Robyn is that she leads by example and never asks for anything she hasn’t done or is willing to do.
We have only touched on a few of the many things that Robyn does to contribute to the Chamber and to the Webster community. Her commitment and dedication to her family, her business, and to the Chamber and its members is clear and demonstrated daily.
Robyn’s enthusiasm is contagious; her can-do attitude never falters. Her strong commitment to service in business, relationships and our community seems to be unending and her zest for live and work make her an outstanding—she clearly contributes to making Webster a Community of Choice and the place where life is worth living.
Congratulations to Robyn Whittaker, the Webster Chamber’s 2016 Business Person of the Year!
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