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Canfield financial advisor announced as 2024 Woman of the Year recipient

Amy Less Shope, a Managing Partner at the Lehner Shope Wealth Group, will be honored as "Woman of the Year" at a special event on Tuesday, October 22 at The Lake Club of Poland during National Business Women's Week®.
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The Business Journal

A Canfield financial advisor has been announced as the 2024 recipient of the Youngstown Business and Professional Women (YBPW) group's "Woman of the Year" honor, who they say is a “champion for local businesswomen” and a strong supporter of the special needs community.

Amy Less Shope, a Managing Partner at the Lehner Shope Wealth Group, will be honored as "Woman of the Year" at a special event on Tuesday, October 22 at The Lake Club of Poland during National Business Women's Week®.

Amy Shope has been advising clients in Northeast Ohio for over 25 years as a part of the Lehner Shope Wealth Group, which offers boutique financial services with locations in Canfield, Canton, and Perrysburg.

Since opening the Canfield location, Shope began her "Women's Power Lunch" series where like-minded women are able to connect, network, and collaborate. She has also developed a spin off workshop series entitled Health & Wealth: Invest in Yourself.

In addition to finance, Shope is passionate about supporting the special needs community. She previously served on the board of the Autism Society of Mahoning Valley, and she currently serves on the Advisory Board of Spectrum Education Center at Mount Union University.

Shope and her husband also recently formed a non-profit called Dylan's House, after their son, which is focused on raising funding and awareness to improve and enrich the lives of young adults with Autism.

Shope, her husband, Kevin, and daughter, Anderson, currently live in Canfield. Their grown son, Dylan, who is on the autism spectrum, lives in a new home supported by Purple Cat.

“Amy has created a safe space for women to collaborate and support each other. That, coupled with her commitment to the special needs community in Youngstown, make her the perfect recipient for our Woman of the Year honor,” said Dr. Erinn Vranches, YBPW President.

Proceeds from the "Woman of the Year" event will help to fund scholarships which aid women pursuing higher education in the greater Youngstown area. Tickets to the event cost $60.

For more information about YBPW or to make reservations for the "Woman of the Year" event, contact LaDonna Thomas, YBPW Treasurer, at [email protected].