Women In Leadership: Suzie Best

By KBJR Manager

October 22, 2010 Updated Oct 22, 2010 at 12:32 PM CDT

For this week's Women in Leadership Award winner we head all the way up to the border community of International Falls.

Charter Media employee Suzie Best makes volunteerism a priority, whether she's raising awareness for a good cause, or simply trying to bring out the best in her community.

Elayne Crecelius has more.

(NATS)"So energetic."


"Excited about everything she does."

These are just a few of the ways co workers describe Suzie Best of International Falls.

"I'm just really involved in my community. I love my community."

Born and raised in International Falls, this senior account executive at Charter Media says there is nothing more important than her connection to her community.

"If you get involved with your community it can only make it better, and that's the only way you can make it grow. Just get involved if you want to see things happen."

And many things do happen when Suzie gets involved; Like "Rockin for a Reason", on October 16th.

The fund raising event helps raise awareness for breast cancer. People throughout the community must raise pledges.

But to get those pledges they have to rock for one hour in a rocking chair at the Ballan Furniture store in International Falls.

"100 percent of the proceeds stay locally and go to Rainy Lake Medical Center for breast cancer awareness."

"Suzie is very hands on. She gets her whole family involved and makes them be volunteers."

And while community members will attest to Suzie's full load of community involvement, Suzie says there is always room for more.

"Pretty full plate right now, but options are always open of course."

In International Falls for Range 11, I'm Elayne Crecelius.

If you know a woman who deserves one of next year's "women in leadership" awards, log onto our website at northland's news center dot com for nomination details.