QUINCY — 100 guests gathered at the Common Market in Quincy to honor Phyllis Godwin and to celebrate her company Granite City Electric Supply Co. for its 100 years in business. The gathering was hosted by Quincy Rotary. Phyllis, who also is a former chair of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, was one the first women inducted into Rotary in the country.
In her remarks Phyllis talked about the challenges and difficulties of running female owned business after it was passed down to her by her father Nicholas Papani. “The challenges were great and being a women I had to compete aggressively to establish my company as a leader in its field.”
As a surprise to Phyllis a scholarship was created in her name. The Phyllis Godwin Schlorship will be presented annually to a deserving female student who enter the trades after her graduation from high school.
Photos by Bill Brett