Arcadia’s Arlynn Robinson will be named Small Business Woman of the Year at the 11th Annual Women In Business Legislative Update & Awards Luncheon on July 16 at the Hilton Hotel in Pasadena.
The recognition comes only a few weeks after Arlynn’s son Gary Robinson II was named Firefighter of the Year by the Arcadia Rotary Club.
The luncheon is hosted by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino and Senator Carol Liu.
The awards celebrate the outstanding contributions made to the greater good of the workforce through the advancement of business and the proliferation of new jobs while also serving as role models for the community and coworkers.
“These women are leading the way into the 21st Century economy,” said Liu, D-La Cañada-Flintridge.
Brigadier General Mary J. Knight, the first female general in the California National Guard and the Guard’s first woman leader, will give the keynote speech.
Arlynn, a long-standing Associate Broker Realtor with Henry Nunez Real Estate, Inc. in Arcadia, will be honored for her unrelenting passion to incorporate community and the real estate business within the San Gabriel Valley. She is a member of the National, California, and Arcadia Association of Realtors, the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, Secretary/Treasurer for the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, and Co-Chair of the Chamber’s Ambassadors. She is also a member of the Pasadena Rotary Club, serving as past Social Chairman, and is on Lincoln Training Center’s “Affair of the Heart” Committee.
Born in Pasadena, raised in Arcadia, Arlynn began her volunteer work at an early age for the Jr. Red Cross, then City of Hope, and later as a Sunday school teacher.
One of her longtime business colleagues, Joanne Schwarzer, CPA of The Accounting Annex in Arcadia, says, “To know and work with someone who consistently brings a positive “overflowing cup” attitude, along with the tools to create a detailed successful business transaction is definitely an unusual feat these days. Arlynn listens and achieves the goals you have set together.”