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    December 14, 2010

    Congratulations to the 2010 WE Celebrate Award winners

    WE CelebrateA crowd of more than 650 gathered at the fifth-annual WE Celebrate Awards at the downtown Hyatt on December 8 to honor women in business, woman-business advocates and woman-owned businesses for their WE Celebrate Awardsachievement, innovation, social responsibility and mentoring. The event is part of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's women's leadership initiative, Women Excel.

    The event featured a keynote address from Beth Comstock, the chief marketing officer with General Electric Co.

    There were 32 finalists in eight categories this year. The complete list of honorees is:

    Woman-Owned Business of the Year

    • Winner:Abstract Displays, Inc. (Carla Eng)
    • Runner Up: Best Upon Request Corporate, Inc. (Tillie Hidalgo Lima)

    Best New Product or Service of the Year

    • Winner: Steller Accessories LLC, dba Purse Perfector (Lyn Marsteller)
    • Runner Up: Sweaty Bands (Donna Browning)

    Marketing to Women: Best Campaign of the Year

    • Winner:The Kroger Co., Giving Hope a Hand
    • Runner Up: Landor Associates, Inspired by Anne 

    Community Impact: Business of the Year

    • Winner: Elyse Camulli Jarard, Venus Fitness for Her
    • Runner Up: Julia Poston, Ernst & Young LLP 

    Business Mentor of the Year

    • Winner: Melvin Gravely, Institute for Entrepreneurial Thinking, Ltd.
    • Runner Up: Helen Carroll, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America 

    Woman of the Year – Nonprofit

    • Winner:Lisa FitzGibbon, Easter Seals Work Resource Center
    • Runner Up: Judith Wimberg, St. Ursula Academy

    Woman of the Year – Entrepreneur

    • Winner: Mary Miller, JANCOA Janitorial Services Inc.
    • Runner Up: Dr. Cathy Rosenbaum, Rx Integrative Solutions, Inc.

    Woman of the Year – Corporate

    • Winner: Karen Maier, Frisch's Restaurants, Inc.
    • Runner Up:Susan Croushore, The Christ Hospital

    The Chamber offers its congratulations to all the honorees and winners. Special thanks to the  2010 WE Celebrate Award sponsors:

    Presented by:
    Key Bank Key4Women

    Excellence Sponsors:
    humana

    Keating Muething Klekamp

    Media Sponsor:
    Business Courier

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