The Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW) recently honored Heidi G. Clute, CFP, owner of Clute Wealth Management, as Businesswoman of the Year.Nominees for Businesswoman of the Year must be currently employed and the person must exhibit “the highest degree of integrity in her daily life and be highly respected in her community,” according to Amanda Maggy, BPW President.Heidi Clute’s nomination was submitted by Plattsburgh State’s Distinguished Service professor Dr. Nancy Church, and jointly prepared by Heidi’s employees at Clute Wealth Management. The submission cited specific examples of beneficial and fair business practices toward her employees and the community, including Heidi’s help to establish the Champlain Valley BPW scholarship endowments with the Plattsburgh State Foundation and the Clinton Community College Foundation.‘I’ve been working with Heidi for 11 years, and I’ve always admired her leadership abilities, exceptional communication skills and her truly caring personality, towards both clients and employees,’ said Christina Ubl, CFP. ‘She sets a great example for all of us of here in the office by working extremely hard but always finding a way to include a little fun,’ she added. Heidi has been in business since 1980, and today employs seven people, including six women.Upon acceptance of the award, Clute dedicated the award to her co-workers, ‘â ¦ a brilliant group of people who have worked tirelessly,” she said. “They’ve made a huge difference in my life and the lives of othersâ ¦ It’s an amazing experience because it’s humbling, and I’m really moved by it,” she added.About BPWFounded in 1919, the Business and Professional Women’s Club partners to create successful workplaces for women, their families and employers. The BPW Foundation empowers working women to achieve their full potential and partners with employers to build successful workplaces through education, research, knowledge and policy.About Clute Wealth ManagementClute Wealth Management is an independent firm and Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) that provides strategic financial and investment planning for individuals and small businesses in the Champlain Valley region of New York and Vermont. Owner Heidi Clute, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERâ ¢, heads up an experienced team, including Christina Ubl CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERâ ¢ and a dedicated support staff. The firm has been in business since 1980. Collectively, Heidi and Christina manage more than $130 million in assets through LPL Financial. Services include objective investment advice and fee-based asset management through LPL Financial; retirement planning, estate planning, family wealth transfers, coordination of philanthropic goals and wealth management. Visit clutewealthmanagement.com.