Women’s Chamber names outstanding businesses and businesswomen at Annual Awards Luncheon

DENVER – October 8, 2010 – The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) honored recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Young Professional of the Year Award, Sustainable Company of the Year and Company of the Year for small, medium and large businesses Thursday during the Annual Awards Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.


The CWCC selected Luella Chavez D’Angelo, Western Union Foundation, as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.  Additional finalists for the award included Nancy Crego, AdWest and Robin Wise, Junior Achievement.



The Chamber selected Diana Mead, Allonhill, as the Young Professional of the Year Award recipient.  Other Young Professional finalists included Erin McAlpin Eiselein, Davis Graham and Stubbs and Terri Taylor, Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP.


Downing Street Garage was selected as the recipient for Sustainable Company of the year.  Additional finalists included Epicurean Culinary Group and MWH Global.

The Women’s Chamber named Xcel Energy, Inc., Large; Holme Roberts and Owen, LLP, Medium; and LifeHealth, Small Companies of the Year.  Additional finalists included The Integer Group, Medium; The Seed and 10 til 2, Small Companies of the Year.

Event sponsors included Kaiser Permanente as the premier sponsor, presenting sponsor Xcel Energy, Inc. and the Better Business Bureau, Miller Coors, US Bank and Wealth Concepts, LLC/Mass Mutual Financial Group as supporting sponsors.

About the Awards:

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the efforts of a woman who has demonstrated significant leadership and has made an impact on women in her community.  She has contributed a body of work that has made an effective change in segments of her community including: environmental, community, business, and social.  She demonstrates integrity and has been a member of the community for at least 5 years.

The Young Professional Award recognizes the efforts of an outstanding Colorado young professional woman who demonstrates significant accomplishments in her career and has contributed to the business community.  This emerging leader pursues excellence and possesses leadership qualities, creativity, and is a role model to other young professionals.  Additionally, she works to improve the quality of life of others through community service.

The Company of the Year Awards honor small, medium, and large companies that create a workplace culture that supports the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment for their women employees by: encouraging them to excel in the company, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and forge paths of leadership for other women to follow. They strive to create balance in their leadership teams. Each of these companies assist women in reaching their full leadership potential, through training, promotion, or programs specifically directed to support women employees.

The Sustainable Company Award honors a company that creates a workplace culture that supports the environment, the economy, and society.  These companies have implemented a program or business model that has created a measurable contribution to the environment, the economy and society.  Furthermore, these companies proactively promote community growth and development.

Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Since its creation in 1988, The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) has played a significant role in growing business in Colorado.  The CWCC was one of the nation’s first chamber of commerce focused on creating a successful economic community for women in business.  With more than 1,300 active members, the CWCC is currently one of the largest women’s chambers in the nation.  With the mission of creating an environment and the resources conducive to our members’ business success, the CWCC is a premier organization that provides opportunities and visibility for women in business through relationship development, education, mentorship, partnership and alliances.  CWCC provides many opportunities to become more involved and build relationships.  For more information on the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, call 303-458-0220, e-mail info@cwcc.org or visit www.cwcc.org.


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