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    December 11, 2012

    Meet the 2012 WE Celebrate award winners

    600 people gathered to watch the presentation of the seventh-annual WE Celebrate Awards at the downtown Hyatt last Thursday, December 6.

    The event honored women in business, woman-owned businesses and their advocates for achievement, innovation, social responsibility and mentoring. It's part of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's women's leadership initiative, Women Excel (WE).

    The event featured a keynote address from Camille Mirshokrai, the director of Global Leadership Development at Accenture.

    There were 35 finalists in seven categories plus eight companies named as "Businesses WE Watch"-companies identified as being on the path to success.

    The honorees are:

    Best New Product or Service of the Year
    Winner: SoMoLend (Candace Klein)
    Runner Up: BANDI (Beth Cooper Koenig and Beverly Vance Perrea)

    Community Impact: Business of the Year 
    Winner: Intrinzic, Inc. (Wendy Vonderhaar)
    Runner Up: think Big strategies, LLC (Carla Walker)

    Woman-Owned Business of the Year 
    Winner: Stand Energy Corporation (Judith A. Phillips)
    Runner Up: Illumination Research (Karri Bass)

    Business Mentor of the Year
    Winner: Diane Altmix, Accenture
    Runner Up: Dr. Linda Gravett, Gravett and Associates

    Woman of the Year - Nonprofit
    Winner: Kathryn E. Merchant, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
    Runner Up: Sherri Friedman, Most Valuable Kids

    Woman of the Year - Entrepreneur
    Winner: Jan Rogers, Time Timer
    Runner Up: Moe Rouse, Mannequin Boutique

    Woman of the Year - Corporate 
    Winner: Julia Poston, Ernst & Young
    Runner Up: Cheryl L. Hoying, Ph.D., Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

    Businesses WE Watch 
    Beyond Being Coaching & Consulting
    ConquerHER and Beauty & Brainz
    Details2Décor
    HealthWorks
    IOS Consultants, LLC
    LISC Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky
    Project Blue Collar, LLC
    Sprout Insight, LLC 

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    Women Excel is presented by: 

    Key 4 Women

    WE Celebrate 2012 Presenting sponsor:

    Accenture

    Excellence sponsors:

    Humana

    KMK

    Media sponsor:

    Business Courier lg

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