The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Announces their 2nd Annual Business Magazine

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 17, 2019 – The SCWCC continues its momentum this year with the annual 2019 SCWCC Business Magazine unveiling to be held at various SCWCC events.

2018 marked the launch of the SCWCC Business Magazine, which focused on highlighting local business development in Southern Colorado. According to SCWCC President and CEO, Lola Woloch, the magazine has grown significantly, allowing even more opportunity to deliver valuable content to our members and the business community. It also increased distribution through Southern Colorado and its surrounding communities to 10,000 printed copies.

This year’s Magazine includes economic development reports; “How to Gauge Economic Growth” as well as “Colorado Springs Economic Development and Some Telling Trends on Women and the Wage Gap” by Tatiana Bailey, PhD.

Fueling the Future Vision of making Colorado Springs a “Smart City” in collaboration with SCWCC, Catalyst Campus, Colorado Springs Utilities, the City and other partners promote cutting-edge technology and business development.

A special Health and Wellness section with tips and trends showcasing the state-of-the-art services in Southern Colorado.

The Magazine also includes many stories from women business owners and leaders and articles about the Olympic Museum, Colorado Springs Airport remodel and revitalization, and development in all corners of the city.

“The opportunities in Southern Colorado are endless and bursting with big ideas and purpose,” said Nancy Crego, AdWest publisher. “Our strong partnership with SCWCC and Lola Woloch on the magazine helps us reach and inspire our SCWCC members, readers, advertisers, and our entire community.”

To learn more about the SCWCC or to view the magazine please visit www.SCWCC.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Lola Woloch
ceo@scwcc.com
(719) 442-2007

SCWCC Welcomes New Board Members for 2019

The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce is proud to introduce their new board members for 2019.

Barbara Myrick

President of B&M Construction, Inc.


Kelly Eustace

President of Heating & Plumbing Engineers.


Matthew S. Kubiak

Sales Engineer at Axis Business Technologies.


Patricia Kessack

Business Development Officer at The Eastern Colorado Bank.


Rhonda Dailey

Regional Director of People Services at DaVita Medical Group.


Zach Ledbetter

VP of Business Development at Newell Ledbetter Advertising.

The SCWCC announces 2018 Accolades Business Leader of the Year and Annual Awards

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 21, 2018 – The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2018 Accolades Business Leader of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Minority Owned Business of the Year, and Member of the Year.

During a luncheon and award ceremony at The Antlers Hotel, one woman from each of four categories was given an award.

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR
Tatiana Bailey, PhD, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Erin Miller, Center for Technology, Research and Commercialization

MINORITY OWNED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Barbara Myrick, B&M Construction

MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Terry Zarsky, Pikes Peak Library District

“We are honored to announce these winners and their contributions to the business community,” said Lola Woloch, President & CEO of the SCWCC. “These professionals go above and beyond their duties to serve the community, provide leadership, and impact economic vitality the Women’s Chamber is privileged to highlight their talents and achievements.”

During the event, Lieutenant General (RET) Susan J. Helms, USAF, was the keynote speaker. She spoke on confidence, determination, seizing opportunity, and leveraging your support team. As well as giving insight into her time as an astronaut and how that experience shaped the person she is today.

The Master of Ceremonies was Lauren Ferrara, who joined the FOX21 team as the weekday evening anchor in October of 2013, and has appeared on FOX News, CNN, and the Colbert Report.

Since 1993, the SCWCC has hosted the Accolades Annual Awards luncheon to celebrate the accomplishments of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce, its members, supporters and the business community.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Lola Woloch
ceo@scwcc.com
719-442-2007

SCWCC Recognized at 2018 CACI Awards

The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Received Three Awards at the Colorado Chamber of Commerce Executives (CCCE) Conference!

This May, the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (SCWCC) received three awards from the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI) at the 2018 Colorado Chamber of Commerce Executives (CCCE) Conference held at the Garden of the Gods Collection in Colorado Springs.

CACI recognized SCWCC as one of the top performing Chambers of Commerce in the State of Colorado as follows: 1st place in Increase in Membership, 1st place in Communications, and 2nd place in Increase in Dues Revenue.

We are honored to be recognized by CACI at the statewide level. This past year, SCWCC had a 70% increase in membership. SCWCC also saw significant increases in member engagement and attendance at numerous SCWCC events. Communications and PR campaign efforts have been elevated, in part, through our advertisements on iHeart Radio.

We appreciate our members, volunteers, committee members, board members, and contractors for all their strong dedication and support of SCWCC and our business community.

Thank you to all our sponsors and business partners for their generosity and commitment to SCWCC and its mission to empower our members through education, advocacy and collaborative partnerships, focusing on economic vitality!

Lola Woloch
Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce
President & CEO

The SCWCC announces 2017 Accolades Business Leader of the Year and Annual Awards

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 15, 2017 – The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2017 Accolades Business Leader of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Minority Owned Business of the Year, and Member of the Year.

During a luncheon and award ceremony yesterday at The Antlers Hotel, one woman from each of four categories was given an award.

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

  • Barb Winter, Ent Credit Union

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

  • Krithika Prashant, City of Colorado Springs

MINORITY OWNED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

  • Nohemy Montes, Mont Wealth

MEMBER OF THE YEAR

  • Tamara Moore Relevel, LLC

“We are honored to announce these winners and their contributions to the business community,” said Lola Woloch, President & CEO of the SCWCC. “These professionals go above and beyond their duties to serve the community, provide leadership, and impact economic vitality the Women’s Chamber is privileged to highlight their talents and achievements.”

During the event, Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, Dr.PH, Colorado’s 49th Lieutenant Governor and Chief Operating Officer, was the keynote speaker. Her topic was “Women in Leadership in the business community.”

The master of ceremonies was Lauren Ferrara, who joined the FOX21 team as the weekday evening anchor in October of 2013, and has appeared on FOX News, CNN, and the Colbert Report.

Since 1993, the SCWCC has hosted the Accolades Business Leader of the Year & Annual Awards luncheon to celebrate the accomplishments of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce, its members, supporters and the business community.

The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce recognizes an individual as Business Leader of the Year who exemplifies the qualities of: outstanding leadership, exceptional business acumen and selfless service to the community. Nominees may be owners, consultants, or employees in business, government or non-profit organization with a business orientation.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Lola Woloch
lolaw@scwcc.com
719-442-2007

Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce celebrates ‘Next Generation’ with addition of Affinity Program and new strategic direction

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 7, 2016 – The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce has added an Affinity Program to benefit members and will reveal its new strategic plan, along with a revitalized brand, during a celebration at The Mezzanine on Thursday.

The Women’s Chamber Board of Directors and Executive Director Lola Woloch have developed a new strategic direction, which includes a commitment to create more value for its members, promote member businesses as much as possible, create relevant programming, and to be a strategic partner and advocate that positively impacts and moves the business community forward.

In order to better reflect its mission in the business community and ongoing progress with boosting economic vitality, the Women’s Chamber has revitalized its brand, to include a new website, logo, tagline and mission statement.

As part of this strategic plan to take the Women’s Chamber into the “Next Generation,” the organization has been intentional in: Targeting women who are leaders and have a voice in public policy; and creating collaborative partnerships that benefit business owners and expand their professional development, while increasing overall
economic strength in the region.

In addition, the Women’s Chamber has partnered with a variety of companies to launch the Affinity Program – business-to-business offerings that help members save money and grow their businesses. Through the Affinity Program, these special rates and services are available to members:

  • Up to 25 percent savings on health insurance premiums with Kaiser Permanente and Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, through InTANDEM HR Affinity Program, exclusive to Women’s Chamber members.
  • Savings on Workers’ Compensation Benefit programs with Associates Insurance Group Inc.
  • Savings up to 60 percent on supplies, copy and print needs through Office Depot savings program.
  • Savings up to 25 percent on new or existing Constant Contact accounts.

“We are grateful to Jan Weiland and her original vision, leadership and drive to create this organization, which is essential to the community,” said Lola Woloch, executive director of the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

“Now, 23 years later, as we launch the Next Generation of the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, our goal is to make a significant impact for our members and the community that we serve.”

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Candy Vandenberg, Business Banker, Ent Credit Union, President
  • Kristin Lutwack, Senior Media Consultant, FOX21, President-elect
  • Gina Kaiser, Owner, Kaiser Advertising, Secretary
  • Lori Kapu, Catholic Charities, Director of Finance, Treasurer
  • Deb Lemke, Area Administrator, Kaiser Permanente
  • Cynthia Latney, VP/Chief Nursing Officer, Penrose St. Francis Health Services; CNO, Centura Health
    South State Group
  • Ingrid Richter, Executive Director, Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation
  • Garrett Gatlin, Director of Leadership Development, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

TAGLINE

We mean business.

MISSION

Empowering our members through education, advocacy, and collaborative partnerships, focusing on economic vitality.

ABOUT SOUTHERN COLORADO WOMEN’S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (SCWCC) was founded in 1993 and is a member-based non-profit 501(C)(6) organization.

SCWCC is committed to economic vitality for our members and our community. With strategic business and political relationships, we offer impactful connections to support businesses in the Southern Colorado region. We focus on strategies to create an environment for business success by providing networking and educational opportunities, building business relationships, and advocating for our members and the community we serve.

We work to provide members with meaningful networking with business colleagues, along with member-only business promotions, directory and calendar listings, plus sponsorship opportunities at branded special events.

At the Women’s Chamber, we have partnered with a variety of companies to offer the Affinity Program, which helps members save money and grow their businesses by having access to special rates and services for healthcare insurance, workers’ compensation benefits, and more.

In addition, we offer programs to support leadership, community and civic involvement through our Chamber, as well as opportunities for philanthropy through the SCWCC Foundation. For more information, visit SCWCC.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Becca Tonn
rebecca@blakelycompany.com
719-510-3333

SCWCC announces 2016 Accolades Business Leader of the Year and Annual Awards

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 16, 2016 – The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of
Commerce is pleased to announce the 2016 Accolades Business Leader of the Year, Young
Professional Leader of the Year and Member of the Year.

During a luncheon and award ceremony today at The Antlers Hotel, one person from each of
three categories was given an award.

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

  • Ingrid Richter, executive director, Catalyst Campus for Technology & Innovation

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

  • Dr. Rebecca Decker, founder and president, 2 R/D Ltd.

MEMBER OF THE YEAR

  • Doug Kelley, independent associate and director, Legal Shield

“We honored to announce these winners and their contributions to the business community,” said Lola Woloch, executive director of the SCWCC. “When professionals go above and beyond their duties to serve the community and provide leadership, the Women’s Chamber is privileged to highlight their talents and achievements.”

During the event, Dr. Pam Shockley-Zalabak, chancellor of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and professor of communication, was the keynote speaker. Her topic was “Building and Engaging in High Trust Communities.”

The master of ceremonies was Kimberly Price, veteran newscaster and Emmy Award-winning anchor of FOX21 Morning News.

Since 1993, the SCWCC has hosted the Accolades Business Leader of the Year & Annual Awards luncheon to celebrate the accomplishments of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce, its members, supporters and the business community.

The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce recognizes an individual as Business Leader of the Year who exemplifies the qualities of: outstanding leadership, exceptional business acumen and selfless service to the community. Nominees may be owners, consultants, or employees in business, government or non-profit organization with a business orientation.

ABOUT THE SOUTHERN COLORADO WOMEN’S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Founded in 1993, the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce exists to support, develop and create opportunities for women in business through education, information exchange, collaborative partnerships, and alliances that promote commerce and economic empowerment.

A membership-driven organization, the Women’s Chamber of Commerce empowers women through education, networking, community events, workshops, mentoring, and promoting the businesses of its members. For more information, to join, or register for the event, visit SCWCC.com.

ABOUT SCWCC FOUNDATION

Established in 2005, the SCWCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation, operated in partnership with the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. The SCWCC Foundation hosts annual programs and fundraisers to support its community endeavors, as well as accepting individual and corporate taxdeductible donations.

The Foundation supports a variety of charitable programs and causes annually, including the Karen Possehl Women’s Endowment, which offers scholarships to assist “unstoppable women” in achieving their educational goals at UCCS.

The SCWCC Foundation is dedicated to providing educational opportunities and scholarships for young women, as well as non-traditional students of all ages. Visit the SCWCC Foundation Facebook page for the latest news, events, fundraisers and updates on its work.

MEDIA CONTACT
Becca Tonn
rebecca@blakelycompany.com
719-510-3333