Entrepreneur Deborah Penta to Receive 2017 Westborough Good Scout Award
MARLBOROUGH, MA _ Deborah Penta, founder and CEO of PENTA Communications, Inc., will receive the Westborough Good Scout Award on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.
The gathering will begin at 6:00 pm at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westborough with an Opening Ceremony by the Scouts at 6:55 pm. Dinner and the Good Scout Award presentation will follow.
The Good Scout Award Dinner raises money to support scouting while recognizing people who personify the Scout Oath and have excelled in their career and personal lives. Penta’s strong ties to scouting include serving as a former director of the Girl Scouts of Central Massachusetts and receiving the Woman of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts.
For nearly 30 years, Ms. Penta has worked with CEOs, presidents, and senior level management teams at client companies to help shape strategic and effective marketing, advertising and public relations programs. Her experience in both international and domestic markets offers a multi-faceted approach to formulating effective marketing solutions.
She is recognized as a top nationwide expert in marketing, advertising, public relations, and media buying strategy, and leads the firm’s team of professionals in a myriad of marketing, advertising, public relations, online, digital, web development, and interactive media disciplines. She is a regularly featured speaker on marketing, advertising, public relations, growth strategy, leadership, social media, entrepreneurship, and branding at conferences. She hosts a television show entitled Top Growth, has been featured in business journals, and is a regular guest on radio and television. In addition, she has guest hosted radio and television shows on marketing and leadership and has authored numerous published articles and columns on marketing and leadership.
Deeply committed to the Community, Ms. Penta serves in leadership positions as the Chairman of the Westborough Economic Development Committee, is on the Executive Committee of the Worcester Regional Research Bureau, and dedicates her time serving on numerous other boards including the Workforce Investment Board, the Worcester Club Board, Worcester Business Development Corporation Board, and Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce Board. A 2013 recipient of the Katharine Forbes Erskine Award in Business & Law, Penta has also served as the Chairman of the YWCA Tribute to Women Committee for three consecutive years. She is the former board Chairman of the Worcester Community Action Council, and a former board Chairman of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce. She was also appointed by Governor Charlie Baker to serve on his Transition Team for Jobs and the Economy. She is the 2005 recipient of the Eli Whitney Award for her perseverance in transforming challenge into innovation, and received an Inaugural Outstanding Women in Business Award from the Worcester Business Journal. In 2014, she received the Silver Hammer Award for the restoration and renovation of the PENTA Building, formerly the 1790 House, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Over the years, she has contributed over $2 million to organizations within the Commonwealth to strengthen education, economic development, and children’s health and education.
For dinner tickets, sponsorship opportunities or further information, please contact Stephen C. Lavoie, Senior District Executive at (508) 872-6551 x1009 or Stephen.Lavoie@scouting.org.
WHAT: 2017 Westborough Good Scout Award Dinner
SPECIAL HONOREE: CEO, Community Leader, Philanthropist Deborah Penta
WHEN: Tuesday, November 7, at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: DoubleTree Hotel, Westborough, MA
About the Good Scout Award and Scouting in Westborough –
The Scouting Program in Westborough has been serving our youth and families for many decades. The Good Scout Award dinner raises necessary funds to support Scouting while recognizing those individuals who personify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and who have excelled in their chosen career or personal interests.
Scouting in Westborough Statistics:
- 3 Packs, 2 Troops and 1 Explorer Post and 1 Venturing Crew
- 12 young adults in Exploring
- 48 young adults in Venturing
- 115 boys in Boy Scouts
- 116 boys in Cub Scouts
- 156 Scouts participated in Camping Experiences – on an average of one activity per month in 2016
- 5,900 hours of Community Service performed by Packs, Troops, Explorer Post and Venturing Crews
- 6 Eagle Scouts Awarded in 2016
- More than 5,200 pounds of food collected for families in need