National Association of Professional Women Inducts Jackie Fukuya Merkel, Proprietor/Owner of Bishoku and Parkside Parlor Blowout, Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle

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Jackie Fukuya Merkel selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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I’m pleased to welcome Jackie into this exceptional group of professional women. Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Jackie Fukuya Merkel as a 2016-2017 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in hospitality. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to welcome Jackie into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.”

Self-motivated, results oriented and driven to succeed, Jackie Fukuya Merkel is a seasoned professional who has constantly set her goals to keep pace with her highest aspirations for personal excellence. Throughout her career, she has exhibited exemplary teamwork, expertise, integrity and dedication.

Ms. Fukuya Merkel’s professional title is Proprietor and Owner at JYF LLC, which specializes in hospitality, restaurant and beauty services. Located in Sandy Springs, GA, she owns and operates Bishoku, a Japanese food catering business. Bishoku provides sushi to many of the fine hotels in the area such as the Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, Mandarin Oriental and the Loew’s Atlanta.

Additionally, Ms. Fukuya Merkel created and owns Parkside Parlor Blowout, which brings the personal touch and services to the needs of Sandy Springs women. The facility offers the chance to treat individuals. She is justifiably proud of all her professional achievements and was recently awarded as one of the city’s “Most Influential People” in Atlanta Magazine.

The unwavering dedication demonstrated by Ms. Fukuya Merkel fully utilizes the aspirations for success that have earned her this recognition from the National Association of Professional Women, honoring her as an inspiration and a leader in her industry.

Awards & Accomplishments: Bachelor’s, Georgia State University, Business; “Most Influential People,” Atlanta Magazine 2015

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NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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