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Monthly Luncheon: Tuesday, September 16
Join us for our Monthly Business Luncheon at the Warehouse on September 16 ... when the Women's Chamber will welcome Erin Denholm - Senior VP of Clinical Transformation for Centura Health - who will share her remarkable career path, and how she has become a distinquished leader in healthcare for Southern Colorado.
Winner of the Denver Business Journal's Woman of the Year Award in 2006 and a Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellow, Ms. Denholm is responsible for a wide range of post acute care programs including home health services, senior living and skilled nursing facilities, palliative care, hospice programs, call center and other non-acute care offerings that complement the health care delivered inside Centura Health’s fifteen Colorado hospitals.
She holds an MSN from Regis University and a BSN from The College of Mt. St. Joseph and currently serves on the boards of the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence and Project Angel Heart. She also serves on the Advocacy Committee for Catholic Health Initiatives and has historically been on the Home Care Association of Colorado Board of Directors, The Colorado Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and has served on the Board of Directors for the Rocky Mountain Children’s Choir.
Prepaid Current Members $27 | At the Door: Members $30
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Congratulations || Accolades Business Leader of the Year!
Jan Erickson - Founder & CEO of Janska / Clothing that Comforts has been named the 2014 Accolades Business Leader of the Year Award winner. She's been receiving attention all year, starting when the US Small Business Administration named her the 2013 Colorado Small Business Person of the Year. She later joined small business honorees from all 50 states at the SBA's National Small Business Week celebration in the nation’s capital to accept “well-deserved recognition from the SBA to call attention to their success and inspire more people in Colorado to pursue their own entrepreneurial dreams."
From the start, all Janska products have been crafted in the USA, with piecework outsourced to producers nationwide, as well as locally. The main southside facility is opened to the public twice yearly for retail sales, and includes space for expert seamstresses who work at industrial sewing machines to design samples lines and test new items year-round. The business made $2.4 million in sales last year, and plans to increase that figure by 20 percent to $2.9 million this year.
On hand to present the award was 2013 winner Kathy Boe and SCWCC Founder and Chair of the Selection Committee Jan Weiland (herself the 2002 honoree). Congratulations to Jan Erickson, for being named the 21st Accolades Business Leader of the Year by the Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce.
Also named at the luncheon were first-time award winners Tascha Yoder, as Member of the Year and Dana Barton, as the Young Professional of the Year. Doug Kelley was also presented with the honorary Director's Award for his exceptional service and support to SCWCC as a Connector and Linkage Committee member over the past year.
As Director of the Center of Powerful Living, Tascha Yoder focuses her efforts where she feels she can have the most benefit to other members, and to the work of the SCWCC Foundation. She often volunteers for support roles to encourage and assist others in business to reach their full potential. Tascha’s role in the Center for Powerful Living is changing and evolving to fit the needs of our community. She has written many inspirational blogs about how women can improve themselves, both professionally and personally, to live their life to the fullest.
As the Business Relations and Employment Development Director for the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, Dana Barton leads up to 29 employees in 3 functional groups, managing a $7.SM federally funded budget. She has helped develop strategic alliances within the business community to support economic development, leveraged collaborations to promote a demand driven workforce and a culture of innovation targeted workforce and industry needs. She also serves as a liaison for the business community to develop focused solutions for job seekers.