Tressa Rossi, licensed Real Estate Broker and President of Fox Management Inc., was recently nominated for an Orchid Award. Ms. Rossi received the nod in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the Portland business and real estate scene. Every year Portland honors 25 notable women business leaders with the Orchid Award. Presented to women in a cross-section of the community, the prestigious award recognizes their professional accomplishments as well as the exceptional contributions to the community they have made. Women nominated for the award are noted for such qualities as leadership, resilience to adversity, and professional as well as personal dynamism and verve. The Orchid Award is shared by women who have made lasting marks on the business environment and community of Portland, Oregon. Given the wealth of women participating in the diverse, lively and thriving atmosphere of this area, the award is truly an honor and only given to the best of the best. The nominees for each year are divided into the following categories: Woman Entrepreneur of the Year; Woman Executive of the Year for Small and Medium Business (less than $25 million in annual revenue); Woman Executive of the Year for Large Business; and Woman Executive of the Year for Nonprofits. The winners are announced at the awards ceremony, which is always a fun, extravagant affair, offering a great networking opportunity for all who attend as well as the chance to celebrate the achievements of superlative businesswomen.