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Kris Rudarmel, president and founder of Anchor Water Damage & Restoration, has won the bronze in the female entrepreneur of the year category during the 14th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

SOUTH JORDAN — Kris Rudarmel, president and founder of Anchor Water Damage & Restoration, has won the bronze in the female entrepreneur of the year category during the 14th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The awards honor female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run.

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Since 2005, Rudarmel and her husband of 34 years have served individuals with flood issues, as well as offered encouragement to their clients in times of distress. Anchor and the Rudarmels have been recognized with nine awards over the last nine years, including two Best of State awards (2014 and 2015), Chamber West’s Woman Business Owner of the Year (2011) and Small Business of the Year (2009); and Utah Business Magazine’s 30 Women to Watch (2013).

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented during a dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

More than 1,500 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories. Winners were selected by more than 170 executives worldwide.