Bergman Honored Among Enterprising Women of the Year

Phyllis Bergman, president of Mercury Ring Corp., is a 2007 Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winner.

Enterprising Women Magazine, Cary, N.C., sponsors the awards, which honors the country’s finest women entrepreneurs and their remarkable success. Enterprising Women is the nation’s only women-owned magazine published exclusively for women business owners that chronicles the growing political, economic and social influence and power of entrepreneurial women.

“Phyllis is an accomplished business leader who has earned the respect and admiration of her community,” said Monica Smiley, publisher and chief executive officer of Enterprising Women Magazine. “This award is a testament to her remarkable accomplishments, and we are proud to see her honored for her success and business acumen.”

Bergman has served on the board of directors of the prestigious Plumb Club, American ORT Federation, and the Central Park Conservancy. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Jewelers Board of Trade, the American Gem Society, the Women’s Jewelry Organization, and the 24 Karat Club of New York. Bergman is a member of the Women’s Presidents Organization and is a lifetime member of Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.

Mercury Ring, a family-owned jewelry manufacturer, was founded in 1944 and is currently operated by both the second and third generations of the Bergman family.

“I am honored to be selected a winner of the 2007 Enterprising Women of the Year Award,” said Bergman. “Women business leaders are a powerful force in the business world, and I am excited to be a part of such an influential sector.”

The Enterprising Women of the Year Award recognizes winners as leaders who have mentored and given back to other women in business, and have had a profound impact on their community. Award recipients were honored at a gala dinner on Feb. 23 at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.