Women's Business Awards
Celebrating the contributions and inspiration of women leaders in Cincinnati USA.
Join the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber for its 9th Annual WE Celebrate Awards, honoring women and women-owned businesses for their achievement, innovation, social responsibility and mentoring.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati
MEET THE 2014 FINALISTS!
Pinnacle Award Recipient -- Myrita Craig
The WE Celebrate Pinnacle Award recognizes a woman who has reached the peak of career success and community impact.
Myrita Craig, Chief Operating Officer, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
Myrita began her career over 35 years ago with AT&T at a time when women in business leadership were few. She navigated 20 years in telecommunications and advanced to increasingly larger roles including leading the nationwide AT&T team for Federated Department Stores (now Macy’s). In 2003, Myrita joined the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber as Vice President. Her work launching Agenda 360 garnered national recognition and her passion for the advancement of women led to the development of the Women Excel suite of programs. Following her career at the Chamber, Craig served as President of Blackbook, a HR technology firm in the Cincy Tech portfolio of companies. In 2013, she joined the leadership team at YMCA of Greater Cincinnati.
WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Kathy Chabot, Norwood Hardware
Denise Flickner, HealthWorks
Mary Miller, JANCOA Janitorial Services
Elinora Park, Tedia Company, Inc.
Teri Stautberg, General Factory/WD Supply
WOMAN OF YEAR - CORPORATE
Sandra F. J. Degen, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Jill McGruder, Western & Southern Financial Group
Tracy Nichols, PM/PC Direct, Inc.
Susan Zaunbrecher, Dinsmore & Shohl
WOMAN OF YEAR - NONPROFIT
Heather Alessandro, Paige’s Princess Foundation
Donna Jones Baker, Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio
Lynn Meyers, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
Beth Schwartz, Jewish Family Service
Peggy Zink, Cincinnati Works
WOMAN OF YEAR - ENTREPRENEUR
Linda Fritz, Sun Sugar Farms
Sandy Hatmaker, Association Connection
Grace Jones, Dwellings on Madison
Rachel Jones, Mommy’s Dream Team LLC
Karen Tate, The Griffin Tate Group, Inc.
COMMUNITY IMPACT: WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Karen R. Bowman, Deloitte
Colleen Haas, Frost Brown Todd
Sandra Lange, Swath Design
Rachel Roberts, The Yoga Bar
Debbie Simpson, Multi-Craft
BEST NEW PRODUCT OR SERVICE OF THE YEAR
Ellen Cavanaugh, Your Event Sitters
Sandra Gross, Sleepy Bee Café
Valerie Landell, Visiting Nurse Association
Patti Massey, MYCA Material Handling Solutions, Inc.
Vanessa Indriolo Vreeland, Fifth Third
BUSINESS MENTOR OF THE YEAR
Tanya Brownrigg, Cassidy Turley
Arlene Koth, TriVersity Construction Company
Nancy Riesz, Success Catalyst
Carlin Stamm, Foster Business Development
Cheryl Stamm, Bad Girl Ventures
BUSINESSES WE WATCH
Tiffany Adams, Cincinnati Etiquette & Leadership Institute
Robin Gentry McGee, Nutritional Medicinals
Terri Henry-Hayden, LaLa’s Blissful Bites
Taren Kinebrew, Sweet Petit Desserts
Sabrina Shattles, Shattles Communications
Stacey Shiring, Creative Invites & Events
Barbara Rayford Smith, Journey Steel, Inc.
Nancy Strassel, Red Bike
Elaine Suess, Beyondbeing, LLC
Jennifer Kramer-Wine, Edible Ohio Valley
|A program of Women Excel, presented by: WE Celebrate presenting sponsor:
For more information contact Tamara Lang, Women Excel program manager, at 513.579.3130 or email@example.com.