Local Business Owner to Provide Insight on Women's Business Issues
KeyBank has appointed Karyn Korteling, owner of Noodle, Inc., Pastabilities and Our Daily Bread, all in Syracuse, to the national Key4Women Advisory Board. Korteling will
join 15 other new advisory board members to form the 2009 / 2010 board.
Originally formed in 2006, the Key4Women Advisory Board helps KeyBank's Key4Women program understand the specific needs of women business owners and spot burgeoning trends. The board members, who hail from a variety of industries, and from companies with annual sales up to $15 million, contribute real-world experience and insights from running their successful companies. The board also includes representatives from the Women Presidents' Organization and the Center for Women's Business Research, two of the most respected women's business organizations in the United States.
"Studies have shown that using advisory boards is one of the ways top companies achieve success. But, according to research, only half of large firms and only 18 percent of smaller firms owned by women have boards of directors," said Maria Coyne, EVP and founder of Key4Women. "It is important for women business owners to assemble their own boards and solicit valuable advice on how to strengthen and grow their businesses."
"Karyn is an excellent addition to this highly accomplished group of women," said Jeffrey Eades, local KeyBank Relationship Manager.
Noodle Inc. is the parent organization of Pastabilities restaurant and Pasta's Daily Bread bakery in downtown Syracuse, New York. Korteling founded the 55-employee business in 1982. Her bakery provides bread to many Syracuse-area restaurants. The restaurant has evolved from a one-room lunch spot into a three dining room establishment, with full bar and outdoor piazza.
"Throughout my experience with Key4Women, I've respected the fact that KeyBank listens to my concerns and works hard to meet the needs of my company," Korteling said."Being invited to join a national board created