GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — Jewelle M. Freeland, owner of Sylvania Antiques Books Collectibles, Sylvania, Ga., has been recognized as a VIP Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women. Freeland’s business specializes in antique sales, acquisitions and education. She has attained the highest level of membership to the National Association of Professional Women as a VIP Woman of the Year and has been recognized for outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession.
Freeland, a Georgia Southern College graduate, was an educator in the state of Georgia for 37 years, but her passion for antiquities led her to pursue a part-time career in appraisals, antiquity research and client education in 1993. Success soon followed, as her talent for recognizing the value of collectible items developed into a full-time business.
Freeland’s collection of books comes under a diversity of categories including art, cooking, gardening, history and poetry, to name a few. In addition to rare books, Freeland’s business (http://sylvaniaantiques.com) lists several thousand LPs, 45s, 78s, as well as original works of arts and several hundred art prints.
Frequently sought after for her knowledge and expertise, Freeland is currently involved with the Georgia Retired Educators Association (secretary), the chamber of commerce, the Downtown Development Authority (board member) and the local arts council. She contributes to many charities including The Salvation Army, Wounded Warrior Project and the Friends of Screven County Animals.
The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is a dynamic business network where nearly 500,000 accomplished, professional women come together to interact, exchange ideas and empower themselves. Through the extensive network of close to 400 local NAPW chapters nationwide, like-minded members make use of online networking, educational tools and many other valuable privileges of NAPW membership. Visit www.napw.com for more information.