By Jenny Johnson –
Anna Petrou, owner of Wayne Dairy Queen, was recognized at a city council meeting for being named 2013 Michigan Business and Professional Women’s Woman of Achievement Award.
Petrou was presented the award by Paulette Medvecky, Wayne Public Library Director and member of Wayne Business and Professional Women.
“The Wayne BPW unanimously agreed to send (the nomination) to the state and at the fall board meeting in Petoskey Anna was recognized as Woman of the Year for 2013,” Medvecky said.
Mayor Al Haidous said, “It is a great honor when a business has a business man and woman who care about the community. You step up to the plate and share with us and contribute to many events in the city.”
The Wayne Dairy Queen sponsors the annual Diamond of the Community Award, participates in the Children’s Miracle Network, has sponsored baseball teams through Wayne Baseball Association and has supported the Wayne Wheelfest and Farmers Market. Petrou is also a member of the Wayne Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Development Authority and supports the Friends Project and the Wayne Ripple Effect.
In accepting her award Petrou said, “We should really be celebrating BPW women. Every time I go to a meeting I feel so inspired and I am proud to be in your sisterhood.”