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Emily Newman-Edwards

Emily Newman-Edwards

Director of Operations

Fronterra Group: Savage River Lodge & Cornucopia Café

Emily Newman-Edwards objects to the perception that women cannot have a successful career, involved homelife and other extra-curricular endeavors.

“It is possible to have it all; it just takes a lot of work,” said the director of operations for Fronterra Group, overseeing the Savage River Lodge & Cornucopia Café in the Garrett County town of Grantsville.

Newman-Edwards is a mother of four children ages 4 and younger and at work she is committed to making sure she is the best at what she does. She volunteers with a program that pairs professional adult women with teenage girls identified as at-risk or disadvantaged for counseling.

She is in her second term on the Grantsville Town Council and enjoys working on economic development and arts development in the community. In 2023 after her current council term is over, she plans to run for mayor.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Point Park University and at the Fronterra group, she has taken the Cornucopia Café from an idea to a fullblown destination.

“We created the entire concept from scratch, did the interior design, menu creation, and all parts through today — being open six years. Throughout that time we’ve opened two retail stores and created our catering business as well,” she said.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's Leading Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.