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2018/19 Advisory Board Chair, Committee Chairs and Board Members Announced

Tracey Smiskey The Western Dairyland Women’s Business Center is pleased to announce that Tracey Smiskey has been chosen as the Women’s Business Center 2018/19 Advisory Board Chair. Tracey is the Vice President of Business Development at Northwestern Bank. She is also currently the Vice Chair for the Women’s Giving Circle of Eau Claire, a fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation that raises money and distributes contributions to projects and initiatives that improve the lives of women and children in the Eau Claire area.

Tracey and her fellow Women’s Business Center Advisory Board members will work with Western Dairyland staff to advise the Women’s Business Center, which works to support women entrepreneurs, specifically those who are economically and socially disadvantaged. 

Committee Chairs:
Revolving Loan Fund Committee Chair: Beth Crowell, Credit Analyst at Charter Bank
Funding Committee Chair: Gretchen Hudacek
Marketing Committee Chair: Sarah Stokes, Owner of Stokes+HERZOG
Client Services Committee Chair: Karlee Wallin, Small Business Lending Officer at Royal Credit Union
Women's Business Conference Committee Chair: Colleen Weber, Entrepreneur

Board Members:
Elaine Coughlin, Marketing & Business Development Manager at the Pablo Center at the Confluence
Angela Eckman, Campus Manager and Business & Industry Manager at the Chippewa Valley Technical College
Cherie Haglund, Administrative Assistant at the Dunn County Economic Development Corporation
Cindy Hangartner, Weld Riley, S.C.
Tena Hoag, CFO at Advanced Laser
Traci Hollister, Wipfli
Ashley Kosharek, AMK Cleaning Services
Lindsey Minser, Attorney at Weld Riley, S.C.
Amy Muehlbauer, Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce
Theresa O'Neel, Vice President Market Manager at Associated Bank
Beryl Ouimette, Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation
Ann Rupnow, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Jen Sonnentag, Market &Johnson
Jeannie Voeks, Green Planet Rain Barrels
Sheila Wall, Castle Insurance Agency
Mai Xiong, Manager of Economic and Community Development at Hmong American Partnership

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