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    December 08, 2015

    Congratulations WE Celebrate honorees

    2015 WE Celebrate Winners

    The Chamber's 10th Annual WE Celebrate Awards were presented last Thursday, December 3 at the Hyatt Regency. 

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    2015 Award Winners and Finalists

    2015 Pinnacle Award Recipient

    Janet Reid is the CEO of BRBS World, LLC

    Woman-Owned Business of the Year (Small)

    Winner: Robin Throckmorton, strategic HR, Inc.
    Forza Marketing
    Game Day Communications
    NextStep Networking
    The Yoga Bar

    Woman-Owned Business of the Year (Mid-Large)

    Winner: Mary Miller, JANCOA Janitorial Services
    Amy Brenner MD & Associates, LLC
    EMI Network
    General Factory/WD Supply
    Solica Construction

    Woman of Year - Corporate

    Winner: Gina Drosos, Assurex Health
    Susan Branscome, NorthMarq Capital      
    Lisa Knutson, The E.W. Scripps Company
    Candace McGraw, The Cincinnati/NKY International Airport

    Woman of Year - Entrepreneur 

    Winner: Elizabeth Knuppel, Skystone Partners
    Tara Halpin, Steinhauser
    Karen Kohlan, Cabi
    Kate Nelson, Change Guides, LLC      
    Bridget Reinberger, Lebanon Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

    Woman of Year - Nonprofit

    Winner: Patty Beggs, Cincinnati Opera
    Linda Antus, Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network
    Sandi Kuehn, Center for Addiction Treatment
    Sheryl McConney, Envision Children
    Elizabeth Pierce, Cincinnati Museum Center
    Kristen Schlotman, Greater Cincinnati Film Commission

    The Empowerment Award Presented by Fifth Third Bank

    Winner: Bill Keating Jr., Keating Muething & Klekamp

    Valerie Landell, The Visiting Nurses Association
    Elaine Suess, Beyondbeing Coaching & Consulting
    Mary Welsh Schlueter, Partnership for Innovation in Education

    Community Impact

    Winner: Terry Segerberg, Mesa Industries, Inc.

    Kelly Dolan, Ingage Partners
    Lynn Elfers, Affordable Language Services
    Suzanne C. McNabb, Thompson Hine, LLP
    Allison Stevens, Powernet

    Businesses WE Watch Winners 

    City Silence/True Body Project
    the curious agency, LLC
    Daughters in Charge
    Dolce Maison Luxury Candies
    Ducks in a Row
    Fiber-Seal of SW Ohio & Kentucky

    Mark your calendars for the awards celebration next year on December 1, 2016.  For questions, contact Tamara Lang at or 513.579.3130.   

    Thank You Sponsors

    A program of Women Excel, presented by:                            
    WE Celebrate presenting sponsor:
                    fifth third curious                                           Accenture
       Excellence sponsors:

                 KMK Law   
                    Media sponsor:      


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