Event Details

2017 Minnesota Women Business Owners
Hall of Fame Event

Induction Celebration of 8 Outstanding Women Into the
Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame

Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Golden Valley Country Club
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

16232582415_35771d49c1_o.jpgJoin us as we honor 8 women entrepreneurial leaders who will be inducted into the elite group of the Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame.

The 2017 Inductees are amazing trailblazers who represent nearly 100 years of Minnesota history. They have overcome challenges and obstacles many thought impossible. Their business savvy and entrepreneurial successes have left a legacy that will impact Minnesota for years to come.

Inductees were selected because they:

  • Made enduring contributions to Minnesota's entrepreneurial community
  • Made an impact on women's entrepreneurial development in Minnesota
  • Had a meaningful connection to Minnesota (place of birth, education, and/or business location)
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities or a spirit of entrepreneurial innovation that can serve as an inspiration to future generations of Minnesota entrepreneurs

2017 Inductees:

Kari Rihm Rihm Kenworth
Karen Desnick Metropolitan Picture Framing
Nancy JP Anderson Midwest Sign and Screen Printing Supply
Kay Kuba GCI Systems
Barbara Jo Davis Ken Davis BBQ Sauce
Rhoda Olsen Great Clips

Posthumous Inductees:

Clara Lillyblad
St. James Hotel
(Alda) Fritzi Haskell Haskell's Liqour


Some of these women blazed new trails in non-traditional industries such as manufacturing and financial services. Some built multi-million-dollar businesses in challenging economic time. All passed along their wisdom to their daughters and mentees to make a difference for generations to come.

This semi-formal evening celebration will include a dinner and an inspirational induction ceremony. You will have the chance to meet and talk with these amazing women!

This is a must attend event!

Eventbrite - Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Ceremony

Seating is extremely limited.

In the event that this program sells out and you would like to be placed on a waiting list for tickets, please email info@nawbo-mn.org.

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