Desert Diamonds Awards Gala | NAWBO

Desert Diamonds Awards Gala

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 6:00pm9:00pm
Chateau Luxe
1175 E Lone Cactus Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85024
United States
Registration Deadline: 
June 10, 2019 - 11:00am

Join us for our annual Awards Gala honoring Business Women making an impact in our community. The Gala will be emceed by Susan Casper, host of ABC15 TV’s Sonoran Living. 

New Location: Chateau Luxe

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Get ready to be inspired by the collaboration and successes of NAWBO members and community members who will be recognized in several award categories. 

NAWBO’s 2019-20 Board of Directors will also be installed by Molly Gimmel, NAWBO national Chair and the graduates of the 2018-19 Mentoring Program will be introduced.

Nominees and Finalists for 2019 Chapter Awards

Business Owner of the Year

Finalists: Rosaria Cain, knoodle; Ginger Clayton, Elontec; and Karianne Munstedt, Karianne Munstedt Portrait

Nominees: Jean Briese,; Julie Cook, Idea Three Creative; Amber Ehrlich, The Tidy Bungalow; Helen Kim, Blue Lemon Productions; Brandy Lawson, Fieryfx, Amanda Petersen, Pathways of Grace; and Tish Times,

Member of the Year

Finalists: Veronica Archer, Alerus; Jean Briese,; and Cindy Gordon, Business Rescue Coaching

Nominees: Sandra Abbey, Leader Discovery; Julie Cook, Idea Three Creative; Amber Ehrlich, The Tidy Bungalow; Kathleen Gramzay,

Bridge Builder

Finalists: Shatha Barbour, Hera Hub Phoenix; Jean Briese,; and Kathleen Gramzay,

Nominees: Laurie Anderson, Cactus Creative; Julie Cook, Idea Three Creative; Cindy Gordon, Business Rescue Coaching; April Tinhorn, Tinhorn Consulting; and Michele Trent, Remembered Well

Spirit of NAWBO Sisterhood

Finalists: Wendy Anderton, Global Ties Arizona; Veronica Archer, Alerus; Laurie Battaglia, Aligned at Work; and Julie Cook, Idea Three Creative

Nominees: Jeffri-Lynn Campbell, Blaze Experts; Connie Colella, CoCo Communications; Karianne Munstedt, Karianne Munstedt Portrait; Laura McCormack, The Entrepreneur's Source; and Katie Stumbo, Katie's Fit LIfe Bootcamps LLC

Corporate Partner of the Year

Finalists: In Business Magazine and SRP

Nominees: CopperPoint Insurance Companies, Phoenix Business Journal, Wells Fargo

Business Impact

Finalists: Shatha Barbour, Hera Hub Phoenix; Christy Moore, Social Spin; and Lisa Scarpinato, Kitchen on the Street

Nominees: Ginger Clayton, Elontec; Denise Meridith, Denise Meridith Consultants; Karen Nowicki, Phoenix Business Radio X

Young Professional

Finalists: Kina Harding, The Harding Firm; Kaitlyn Laney, Silverhawk Financial; and Taylor Wellman, Financial Potion

Nominees: Stacey Worsley, U.S. Bank

Unsung Hero

Finalists: Rosaria Cain, knoodle; Cindy Gordon, Business Rescue Coaching; and Ro Rusnock, Elements and Energy

Nominees: Dena Patton, Girls Rule Foundation; Pamela Slim, K'e

The Desert Diamonds Awards Gala is a fundraising event for NAWBO Phoenix. By sponsoring and attending the gala, you are supporting economic development in the Valley. The proceeds collected will go towards supporting women business owners' growth and development for the incoming year. NAWBO Phoenix appreciates the support from its members, community partners, and alliances to make the gala a success. 

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