Area business women honor a woman of distinction

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TOPEKA (WIBW)-- Local business women honored one of their own Tuesday.

The American Business Women's Association Career Chapter recognized Midland Care CEO Karren Weichert at its 2018 Woman of Distinction Scholarship Luncheon.

Wiechert has been with the Midland Care organization for 27 years.

She has been instrumental with expanding Midland's services from adult daycare to home health and home support and has advocated nationally for those issues.

ABWA Chapter president Gayle Smith spoke about Weichert's contribution to the Topeka community.

"She's done things at the national level as well as advocacy at the state level and she has taken midland care facility and made it board certified, expanded services and done a wonderful thing for our community," Smith said.

The money raised will go towards scholarships for Washburn and Washburn Tech students in nursing and business.