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Governor's Trailblazer Award for Women in Business

Trail· blaz· er 
'trAl-"blA-z&r'  noun  1. one that blazes a trail to guide others; 2. one that discovers a way; 3. a person that originated or helps open up a new line of thought or activity or new method or technical development.

 

Congratulations! to the 2016 Governor's Trailblazer Award Recipients (by county)  

Dane County

Pioneer Award – The Creative Company, Inc., Laura Gallagher, President & CEO – Madison

 

Torchbearer Award – Lichtfeld Plumbing, Inc., Melanie Lichtfeld – Madison

 

Pioneer Award – Nan M. Zimdars, Inc., Nan Zimdars – Madison

 

Pioneer Award – Silver Leaf Interiors, Inc., Laura Groenier, President – Madison

 

Fond du Lac County

Torchbearer Award – Schlaefer Optometrists, Ann Schlaefer, Optometrist – Campbellsport

 

Kenosha County

Pioneer Award – Target Corporation, Carol Oxley, President – Pleasant Prairie

 

Milwaukee County

Special Recognition – Armstrong General Contracting, LLC, Loriana Armstrong, President – Milwaukee

 

Special Recognition – belabela, Bela Roongta – Milwaukee

 

Torchbearer Award – Coakley Brothers Company, Peggy Coakley, President & CEO – Milwaukee

 

Pioneer Award – Wauwatosa Day Care & Learning Centers, Inc., Rosemary Krause & Janey Brandt – Wauwatosa

 

Sauk County

Torchbearer Award – Meyer Insurance Agency, Inc., Lise Meyer Kobussen, President – Sauk City

 

Sawyer County

Torchbearer Award – Treeland Resorts, Cheryl Treland – Hayward

 

Waukesha County

Special Recognition – Milton Law Offices, Latrice Milton – Brookfield

 

Wood County

Torchbearer Award – Glacial Lake Cranberries, Inc., Mary Brazeau Brown, President – Wisconsin Rapids


Press Release  (4/7/16) 

 

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The Trailblazer Awards are a great way to recognize Wisconsin women in business. Private sector businesses are key to job creation in our state.  Award nominees serve as role models in their communities, as well as to other women who are considering opening a business and creating jobs.  

Governor Scott Walker

 

We know women make the vast majority of household economic decisions, but we need to see women making more business decisions as owners and executives, using that same kitchen table common sense.These awards are an important opportunity to recognize the leaders and innovators who are on the front lines of the new, open economy, where growth happens organically and from the bottom up because men and women have the courage to step out and start new enterprises or to launch new product lines. 

Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch 

 

Photo Album (2007-2014 Award Recipients)

 

 


 

 For more information, contact:

 

Christine Lidbury

Executive Director

phone: 608 / 266-2219

email: womenscouncil@wisconsin.gov 

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