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Linda Coughlin, Founder & President of Manhattan-based Metro-Home, 
Receives Prestigious "Enterprising Women of the Year" Award
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New York, April 2006 - Linda Coughlin, president of Metro-Home NYC LLC (www.metro-home.com), has been presented with the 2006 "Enterprising Women of the Year" award in the category of $5,000,000 - $10,000,000 in annual sales.  She was one of six women executives to receive the honor.  The award was presented in a ceremony held at the Disney Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  Walt Disney World Company was the Premiere event sponsor, with UPS serving as a Platinum event sponsor. 

The award is given annually by Enterprising Women magazine to women entrepreneurs who have built successful businesses and are leaders in their communities. 

"The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards celebration brings together the nation's finest women entrepreneurs to recognize their accomplishments and celebrate their outstanding achievements," said Monica Smiley, publisher & CEO of Enterprising Women. "Linda Coughlin is an excellent business leader, and she serves as an outstanding role model who has mentored and helped fund two other women-owned businesses."

Linda Coughlin, An Enterprising Woman of the Year

With an inventory of 200 guest apartments in Manhattan generating annual revenues of $9 million, and supported by a team of 20 employees, Linda Coughlin has built her business from a fledgling organization to a company with a strong presence of apartment accommodations located throughout Manhattan - all in just 8 short years.  Metro-Home is now the premier provider of short-term and extended stay housing solutions for individuals and corporate employees, offering an inventory ranging from budget to luxury apartments, each fully furnished and appointed. The company serves a "Who's Who" of clients, from financial services and entertainment to the pharmaceutical industry. 

While building her business, Coughlin has passionately pursued involvement in professional and community organizations, giving back to the marketplace that has enabled her to thrive as a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman.  She has received countless dividends in the process.

Linda Coughlin serves as a founding partner of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), a member of the Women Presidents' Organization (WPO), Women's Leadership Exchange (WLE) and the National Forum of Women Executives. 

She is also active with the Junior League, Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and Shakespeare On the Sound.  A mentor for the not-for-profit organization Count-Me-In's "Make Mine a Million Dollar Business," Coughlin is also a former Board member of the Norwalk After School Alliance.  She resides in Rowayton, Connecticut, with her husband, a patent attorney, their three children and a stepdaughter, Kate, who is a law student at Boston College. 

Enterprising Women magazine hosted the two-day tribute designed to honor women entrepreneurs who are recipients of the 2006 Enterprising Women of the Year Award. Four women were inducted into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame and two were given Advocacy Awards, honoring leaders of organizations that work in the interest of supporting women's entrepreneurship. Nearly 50 women were honored for their outstanding advocacy and entrepreneurial achievements in the categories of businesses earning up to $1 million annually, $1 million - $5 million annually, $5 million - $10 million annually, $10 million - $25 million annually, and over $25 million annually. 

About Enterprising Women Magazine
Headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, Enterprising Women magazine 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. The magazine provides a friendly meeting place, a public forum, and a national stage for the critical issues confronting women's businesses and daily lives from the unique perspectives and experiences of entrepreneurial women.  To learn more about Enterprising Women magazine or the awards program activities, or to schedule an interview with Publisher & CEO Monica Smiley, please call her at 919-362-1551 or visit www.enterprisingwomen.com.

About Metro-Home
New York-based Metro-Home is the premier provider of short-term and extended stay housing solutions for individuals and corporate employees, offering an inventory ranging from budget to luxury fully furnished apartments.  Metro-Home serves a "Who's Who" of clients, from financial services and entertainment to the pharmaceutical industry. It frequently custom-tailors accommodations for the cast and crew of entire Broadway companies or high-profile celebrities.  To learn more about Metro-Home, visit www.metro-home.com.

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Metro-Home
515 Madison Avenue, 25th floor
New York, NY 10022
212.813.2244 / 800.987.1235
212.813.9001-Fax
www.metro-home.com
info@metro-home.com

Diane Terman & Ken Ellens Communications
Diane Terman Public Relations
Diane Terman - (212) 744-6055 / (212) 535-9108-Fax
dtapublicity@compuserve.com
Ken Ellens - (201) 758-2864 / (201) 758-2865-Fax
kenellens@aol.com

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