2011 Service Award

Jean Ellen Flohr, owner of Notary in Your Neighborhood, was the recipient of the Women’s Business Network (WBN) 2011 Service Award. This honor is awarded annually to one member who has distinguished herself by meritorious service in the furthering of WBN, it’s mission and goals.

Jean Ellen is a mobile notary public traveling throughout Allegheny County in an effort to efficiently meet the schedule of a client when they need a document notarized for themselves, their business, clients, or loved ones. She can often be found in hospitals, assisted living facilities, and homes of those who are unable to get to an office. In the past 5 years, since she started Notary in Your Neighborhood, she has tried to lessen the stress that families find when they have a friend or family member who has suddenly become unable to handle their own affairs. Advance directives such as Powers of Attorney, both financial and health care, living wills, final wills and testaments are a large part of how Jean Ellen assists individuals on a daily basis. She has spoken to senior citizen groups to let them know what a notary can and cannot do as well as community services with local business.

Since joining the East Chapter of WBN in 2009, she quickly became involved in many WBN projects, taking on the responsibility as Chapter Representative, volunteering for projects to help POWER, the 2010 Service Project of the Year and becoming the chairwoman of Chapter Challenge. She is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Notaries, Monroeville Chamber of Commerce, Penn Hills Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh Professional Women and has been able to help raise funds for Twilight Wish, a program that grants wishes to seniors in need.

This year’s Service Award was presented at the WBN Annual Dinner held on May 5, 2011 at Lingrow Farms in Leechburg. Women’s Business Network has over 400 members from the Southwestern Pennsylvania area and is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build an effective organization of women business owners and professionals committed to integrity of performance and service as well as the creative exchange of business.