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WE Celebrate Award Finalist

CINCINNATI, November 12, 2009 – The Griffin Tate Group, Inc. ( today announced that President Karen Tate, PMI Fellow, MBA, PMP, was selected as a finalist for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber WE Celebrate Awards in the "2009 Woman of the Year – Entrepreneur" category.

The WE Celebrate Awards honor women and women-owned businesses for their achievement, innovation, social responsibility and mentoring. Winners will be announced at the WE Celebrate Awards Breakfast on December 6, 2009. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, downtown Cincinnati, and begins at 8:00 a.m. EST.

"WE Celebrate recognizes Cincinnati USA's best and brightest women in business," said Diana Long, SPHR, program manager, Women Excel, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. "The Chamber is honored to recognize these women and the impact they have on our community."

"I'm proud to be running a business in Cincinnati where a program like the Chamber's Women Excel can thrive," said Tate. "It is an honor to be chosen as a finalist among so many exceptional business women."

Tate was selected for her achievements across four categories: professional accomplishments, community involvement, leadership and support for women. She founded The Griffin Tate Group, Inc. (TGTG) in 1994 following extensive experience in the corporate world as an engineer, project manager, designer and director of quality while working for companies such as Bechtel Corporation, Belcan Engineering, Kentucky Fried Chicken and General Electric. TGTG provides practical project management training to professionals around the world.

Karen Tate is the co-author of the Project Management Memory Jogger ™, The Advanced Project Management Memory Jogger ™, The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Project Management Course, Getting Started in Project Management (Wiley & Sons), A Step By Step Approach to Risk Assessment, and Triz: An Approach to Systematic Innovation. As a recognized expert in the discipline, she frequently presents at global events and symposiums as well as at local events for professional organizations in the Tri-State.

In October 2009, Tate was designated as a Fellow of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) for her sustained service and significant contributions to PMI ® and the project management community for more than a decade. This is PMI's highest and most prestigious award that is presented to an individual. Over the course of the last 40 years, the organization has honored fewer than 100 people with this award from a project management community of over 500,000 members and credential holders.

About The Griffin Tate Group

Founded in 1994, The Griffin Tate Group, Inc. (TGTG) helps diverse teams excel in all aspects of project management through practical, high-impact training. The company is a Charter Global Registered Education Provider for the Project Management Institute (PMI®), an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), and a Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certified company.

TGTG's courses teach proven project management practices, processes, tools and techniques to professionals at all levels, around the world. By emphasizing standard methodologies and team dynamics for effective execution, TGTG's training delivers immediate value while instilling career-long competencies.