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Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

The finalists have been announced for the Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.  We are excited to announce that our owner, Bonnie Kawka is a finalist for this year’s award!  Bonnie first started Five Star Accounting (previously Hospitality Solutions Inc.) ten years ago and over the years, have helped many business owners with bookkeeping, accounting and strategy.  We are happy to see her being recognized for her contributions!

The winners will be announced at the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award Dinner taking place on May 15th.  If you are interested in attending, tickets are available online at  You can also call 204-775-7981 for more information.

Below is the press release from Woman Business Owners of Manitoba (WBOM).


Bonnie Kawka, Owner of Five Star Accounting Inc. Declared Finalist in Provincial Awards

Winnipeg, MB – The Women Business Owners of Manitoba (WBOM) are proud to announce that Bonnie Kawka, Owner of Five Star Accounting Inc. has been declared among 28 Finalists in the 2014 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards! This annual gala event puts the spotlight on the successes and achievements of women entrepreneurs in Manitoba.  The dinner, to be MC’d by Maralee Caruso, News Anchor, CTV Winnipeg, will take place at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on Thursday, May 15th.  The finalists’ names are public, however the winners are not revealed until the evening itself.

This year’s 28 finalists come from across the province, and represent diverse and interesting businesses including Five Star Accounting Inc. of Winnipeg.

Five Star Accounting Inc. provides bookkeeping and accounting services to small and medium sized businesses.  Since its opening in 2003, it has helped hundreds of clients from varying industries grow and flourish.  Business owners are able to focus on what they do best while Five Star’s staff ensures their bookkeeping demands are met.  Five Star Accounting is proud to boast it has grown from 3 to 16 employees since its inception.

“Manitoba is rich with women entrepreneurs whose stories are inspiring,” said Lucy Camara, President of WBOM and Vice-President of Olatech Business Hosting Corporation.  ”Anyone in business knows how tough it can be to keep that entrepreneurial spirit alive when the bills are mounting and the challenges exceed the triumphs – but when you believe in your business, in the vision you’re realizing, your passion fuels your strengths to carry on.”

Women represent a growing economic force in Canada:

  • Women entrepreneurs are one of the fastest growing segments of the Canadian economy: 4 out of 5 businesses are started by women; between 1991 and 2001, women’s self-employment increased by 43%.
  • The 821,000+ women entrepreneurs in Canada annually contribute in excess of $18 billion to the economy.
  • The number of women-owned businesses that focus on manufacturing, construction, transportation and communications is growing rapidly.

Tickets for the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award dinner are $135 plus GST and are available online at For more information, call 204-775-7981.

A full listing of finalists is available online at

Bonnie Kawka
Five Star Accounting Inc.