Kudos: Women’s chamber CEO named CEO of the Year, more


Women’s chamber CEO named CEO of the Year

Lola Woloch, CEO of the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, was named CEO of the Year 2018 at the Colorado Chambers of Commerce Executives awards celebration May 2, hosted by The Colorado Chamber and the CCCE at the CCCE annual conference May 1-3 at Courtyard by Marriott Denver/Cherry Creek in Denver.

The honors awarded at the conference allow Colorado chamber leaders to recognize their peers for a variety of achievements.

Dennis Houston, Board Chairman of CCCE, along with Lauren Schwartz with The Colorado Chamber, presented Woloch with the award.

“Among the many 2018 accomplishments that the SCWCC Board Chair credited to this chamber’s CEO are launching a business magazine of the chamber, increasing membership revenue by 28 percent, increasing program revenue by 47 percent, increasing program attendance by 97 percent, increasing Foundation scholarship funding by 91 percent, and of course, hosting all of us at the 2018 CCCE Conference,” Houston said.

Woloch has been president and CEO of the SCWCC since 2015.

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Distillery 291 recognized at Manufacturing Awards

Craft distiller Distillery 291 was the only Colorado Springs company to be recognized during the Colorado Manufacturing Awards, which took place April 4. Manufacturers from across Colorado, representing 11 different industries, were honored at the fourth annual event. Honorees included manufacturers from such industries as aerospace, brewing and energy; two awards were given to manufacturers from Wyoming and New Mexico.

The Colorado Manufacturing Awards, the largest event of its kind in the region, brings attention to accomplishments and innovation throughout the Colorado manufacturing industry.

HSPPR awarded $100,000 grant

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region has received a $100,000 grant from PetSmart Charities. HSPPR President and CEO Jan McHugh-Smith said in a news release that the award will directly help HSPPR save more lives.

The funds will go directly toward HSPPR’s veterinary medical treatment programs and rehabilitative care, which allow the organization to reunite pets with pet parents after providing medical treatment and rehabilitative care for issues such as canine parvovirus, emergency surgeries and trauma. Last year, HSPPR saved 21,291 lives.

Colorado Springs Realtor receives national recognition

Jennifer Montoya, a real estate agent affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Colorado Springs, has been recognized with the Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle award. Recipients of this designation represent the top 5 percent of all sales associates in the Coldwell Banker global network. Montoya was also recognized as a 2019 Peak Producer, area real estate agents who are in the top 10 percent of their field, based on volume of closed listing and sale transactions in the Pikes Peak MLS.

In addition, Montoya was again recognized with the highest level of service achievement, Quality Service Certified Platinum. The award is in recognition of earning 100 percent client service satisfaction in 2018 as measured by Leading Research Corporation. A Quality Service Certified award status is the only recognition in the real estate industry based on independently validated customer satisfaction survey results. She has been the recipient of this award for the past 16 years.

Montoya is affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Colorado Springs, located at 2075 Research Parkway, Suite B. She can be reached at 719-232-3397.