Dawn Ferencak is a finalist for the Illinois Press Association Sales Rep of the Year. Marc Stopeck, sales manager, nominated Dawn because of the tremendous job that she’s done not only in growing her territory during difficult economic times, but also for her extraordinary work on the Austin Weekly News. In her first year at the Weekly, Dawn embraced – and was embraced by – the Austin community (the Westside Ministers Coalition gave her a community service award in March), and since taking over the territory she has almost tripled the newspaper’s ad revenue. No one works harder or goes above and beyond like Dawn. Congratulations!