COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 17, 2021 – The Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (SCWCC) is pleased to announce the 2021 Accolades Business Leader of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Minority Owned Business of the Year, Member of the Year and new award, Don Brown Entrepreneur Award. This new award is in honor of the late Don Brown, to tribute to a visionary entrepreneur, titan of business and SCWCC Board Member who passed away in December of 2020.
During the luncheon and award ceremony at The Antlers Hotel, the following were given an award:
BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR
Barbara Harris, Harris Reality Group
YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Erin Heberlein, Children’s Hospital Colorado – Colorado Springs
DON BROWN ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
Allison Jencson, Frontline Floor Coatings
MINORITY OWNED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Jessica Fierro, Atrevida Beer Co.
MEMBER OF THE YEAR
iHeartMedia, Inc. Jessica Farias, Market President received the award on behalf of iHeartMedia
“We are honored to announce these winners and recognize 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. SCWCC is privileged to highlight their talents and achievements.”
During the event, Meredith Elliot Powell, was the keynote speaker. She spoke on how to turn uncertainty to competitive advantage and how to shift your mindset to transform your business as we recover from a difficult year for business.
The Master of Ceremonies was Abbie Burke, an Emmy nominated morning news anchor for FOX21 Morning News.
Since 1993, the SCWCC has hosted the Annual Accolades Awards luncheon to celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding individuals and businesses in our community.