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    November 03, 2015

    2015 WE Celebrate finalists announced

    WE Celebrate 2014 winners photo

    (2014 WE Celebrate Winners)

    The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber celebrates a decade of Women Excel (WE) at the 10th annual WE Celebrate Breakfast on December 3. WE Celebrate honors women and women-owned businesses for their achievement, innovation, social responsibility and mentoring. 


    “It’s an important time for women in business,” said Jill Meyer, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. “As the City launches new training, networking and contract opportunities for women-owned businesses, the Chamber can take pride in the 10 years of progress brought forth by Women Excel.” 

    WE Celebrate Awards
    Thursday, December 3, 2015
    8-9:30 a.m.
    Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
    Register now  

    2015 Finalists:

    Woman-Owned Business of the Year (Small)

    Forza Marketing
    Game Day Communications
    NextStep Networking
    strategic HR, Inc.
    The Yoga Bar

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

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

    Woman of Year - Corporate 

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

    Woman of Year - Entrepreneur       

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

    Woman of Year - Nonprofit 

    Linda Antus, Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network
    Patty Beggs, Cincinnati Opera
    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

    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

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

    Businesses WE Watch         

    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


    In addition to these finalists, the Chamber will also honor the numerous achievements of 2015 Pinnacle Award Winner, Dr. Janet B. Reid, Managing Partner of BRBS World.




    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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