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Meet the Selection Committee: Andrea Avantaggio

Andrea Avantaggio is a part owner of the family-run Maria’s Bookshop on Main Avenue. Her husband, Peter Schultz, and their son Evan, help her balance the books, manage the store and organize...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Women in Business

Meet the Selection Committee: Vivienne McIntyre

Vivienne McIntyre is the owner of Nifty Nanny, a child care business and app-based babysitting service in Durango. McIntyre was named the winner of the Emerging Award in 2019. She is a Fort Lewis...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Women in Business

Meet the Selection Committee: Lynn Urban

Lynn Urban is president and CEO of the local nonprofit United Way of Southwest Colorado. In her day to day, she works with other nonprofits and individuals to help residents build more stable lives...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Women in Business

Meet the Selection Committee: Rose Jergens

Rose Jergens is executive director of the Four Corners Child Advocacy Center in Cortez, and the 2019 recipient of the Outstanding Woman award. She serves families in Montezuma and Dolores counties...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Women in Business

Meet the Selection Committee: Jessika Buell

Jessika Buell is a local entrepreneur and business owner. In 2015, she started the app-based errand running company Lucky Services, where she manages 50 employees. Last summer, Buell expanded Lucky...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Women in Business

Meet the Selection Committee: Sharon Craig

Sharon Craig is the vice president for Ignacio Chamber of Commerce and represents the town on the La Plata Economic Development Alliance Board. She is also on the steering committee for the Ignacio...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Women in Business

Meet the Selection Committee: Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk

Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk is a member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and an advocate for animals and the environment. Born and raised in Towaoc, she attended school in Cortez and traveled to Montana...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Women in Business

Health and Wellness: Cecile Fraley

Aches and pains. Coughs and sneezes. Hyperactivity and tantrums. Parenting dilemmas. “It’s all part of the human condition, which we take care of,” said Cecile Fraley, a founding member and...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Women in Business

Nominees 2020

In the second year of Southwest Colorado Women in Business magazine and event presented by Ballantine Communications, we were thrilled to have such a diverse class of nominees. We received 177...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Women in Business

Forging Forward

Women around the world are taking bold risks and reaping big rewards, experiencing the benefits of being their own boss. According to the 2019 State of Women-Owned Businesses report, the number of...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Women in Business

Introduction

Southwest Colorado Women in Business is a magazine and awards competition organized by Ballantine Communications to recognize the incredible women who work in La Plata and Montezuma counties, women...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Women in Business

Podcasts for Professionals

In a slump? Instead of reaching for the coffee, try a different kind of pick-me-up – or pour another cup and sink into podcasts for professionals. Whether you’re an ambitious employee,...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Women in Business

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