Darlene Dipo has been awarded the Utah Professional Saleswomen's Association's "Founders" Award.

A real estate agent for Chapman-Richards & Associates, Dipo was selected for her outstanding personal and professional growth. Dipo suffered a stroke midway through her career but rebounded to re-establish her real estate clientele.The annual award recognizes members who attend at least 75 percent of the organization's meetings; have been organization members for at least one year; present a program to membership that demonstrates personal and professional growth; promotes the association in the community; and are models of supportive networking.