Posted by on April 22, 2017

Please join us at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 11th at La Navona as the Gahanna Chamber of Commerce celebrates National Small Business Week with the presentation of the 2017 Excellence in Business Awards.

The luncheon will celebrate all entrepreneurs and business people who generate economic prosperity in our community.  We are honored to have Mayor Tom Kneeland present the awards.

The highlight of the luncheon, will be our guest speaker, Debra Penzone, President of The Charles Penzone Salons.  For over 20 years, Debra has contributed to The Charles Penzone Salons organization as a stylist, artistic director, training director and senior vice president.

As a part of the GACC’s Trailblazer Series, Debra will share with those present about creating the salon’s strategies for serving guests and developing loyal employees, including developing the Career Advancement Program (C.A.P.), which provides associates with the tools and knowledge for professional and personal success. As a result of her expertise and direction, the Charles Penzone organization maintains an incomparable level of service excellence and an unparalleled employee retention rate.

In 2013, Debra was named the recipient of the Smart Business magazine’s Power 100 as a central Ohio leader who makes things happen. She received the prestigious Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award, presented by Smart Business Pillar Awards. Debra was recognized as one of the 20 Most Remarkable Women in central Ohio and a Forty Under 40 recipient from Columbus Business First. She was also chosen as one of the “20 Most Intriguing Salon Owners” by Salon Today magazine.

This is definitely a meeting you won’t want to miss!  Register here!

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