2017 Woman of the Year
PCWBN recognizes business women throughout Park City who routinely inspire others, make the community a better place, possess impressive intelligence, commitment, talent, and compassion. Each year, many women are nominated for the Park City Woman of the Year distinction, an annual recognition of a standout woman in business, created in memory of Candy Erickson, a Park City Councilwoman and steadfast PCWBN participant who passed away in 2011.
As a member of the PCWBN, we ask that you read the following nominations and vote for the 2017 Woman of the Year Award. The winner will be announced at this year’s event, Backcountry.com Woman of the Year Luncheon presented by Anne Cameron on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, hosted by Stein Eriksen Lodge. (RSVP HERE)
Our 2017 nominees are: Cathy King, Heather Bigatel, Kirsten Fox, Lindsay Simpson, and Michelle Palmer. Read more about these incredible women below. Voting period ended Friday, April 7th:
Cathy King is nominated for the Woman of the Year award because... Cathy is the Director of Canine's with a Cause, a non-profit organization that trains dogs from shelters to be matched with veterans with PTSD. Many years ago Cathy took her love of animals to the next degree and created an organization that saves the dogs, the veterans and gives women prisoners a new talent by teaching them how to train the dogs prior to being placed with the veterans. She has also started a new program that will help children in the Children's justice center by allowing comfort dogs to be in the justice center to help the children feel safe and calm. Cathy has taken this organization from the ground up and used her love of animals to reach out to people and help them as well. Not only does Cathy run this organization, but she often takes her time off to go to other countries to help on missions with various goals. She has such a passion for helping people and animals; It’s been her whole life. I would like to nominate Cathy and recognize her for these passions.
Heather Bigatel is nominated for the Woman of the Year award because... She moved here with her family a few years back. Went through a difficult time personally but came out of that stress with a positive outlook and a new passion. She opened Pura Vida the first Aveda salon in Park City. She had numerous obstacles to getting her salon opened, but she did not give up. She is generous to the community having hosted an event to raise money for victims of DV, giving locals discounts and genuinely trying to make a difference. Heather’s background is in real estate and and studied communications and meditation at Regis University. She is a great woman and deserving of this award.
Kirsten Fox is nominated for the Woman of the Year award because... Kirsten has been an integral woman in the Park City Community for years. An ambassador to Deer Valley and skiing as well as the entire wonderful town. Kirsten launched a very successful business, Fox School of Wine, which if you have ever attended, Mistress Fox combines the fun of wine tasting with humor (using many parochial school tools, like gold star stickers, detention slips, etc.), and captivates her audience. Fox School of Wine and her wine expertise continues to educate and entertain this community. She opened the Culinary Wine Institute in 2012 to help restaurants help their servers gain confidence in talking about wine. She's an amazing woman who has much to offer and has done much for this community! She is a breast cancer survivor, and was inspired by her journey to launch a third business, Uplift Gift, which creates comfort for women going through life's challenges. Kirsten has overcome cancer with a sense of humor and gone on to create this phenomenal loving company to serve others. She has taken her passions and turned them into her love of business from the Fox School of Wine, to the Culinary Wine Institute, to her latest business Uplift Gift. She is an entrepreneur with a capital E. Words that come to mind to best describe Kirsten are courageous, innovative, bright, kind and exceptional. Kirsten is also a great mom!
Lindsay Simpson is nominated for the Woman of the Year award because... Lindsay is a dynamic, intelligent woman who loves to share her knowledge and expertise with other women. Her passion and drive has inspired numerous women throughout the Park City community. She has served on the board of directors for Park City Women's Business Network over the last year. She was the founder of the Women's Leadership Coalition (WLC) with CEO Jill Layfield at Backcountry.com and created their first mentorship program focused on women in the workplace. She dedicated herself to help guide women to become strong leaders and create a community where women could share ideas and inspire. She currently is the Marketing Director at a local agency, Axis41, that supports fortune 500 clientele such as Adobe, St Jude’s and KPMG. She is incredibly caring and has committed herself to positively impacting the Park City community where she will go out of her way to help. She is an active member of the OIWC and the Utah Wonder Women's Group which focuses on the top women business leaders in the state of Utah. In addition to her successful career, she is a loving and caring mother of 2 fabulous children.
Michelle Palmer - is nominated for the Woman of the Year award because… Michelle has been a rock star in our Park City community for over 25 years. When you think about women in tourism that have truly influenced business in this town, you cannot have a conversation without including Michelle Palmer. She has held positions opening Canyons Resort, Zermatt and Deer Valley Lodging. She was the Director of Communication for Park City Mountain Resort during the Olympic Games, has been a major influence on the Marketing Advisory Committee for the Park City Chamber for many years as an avid volunteer, she was on the Board of Trustees for the Park City Jazz Festival and has been the Director of Sales for a local destination management company, for nearly a decade. Michelle's efforts through her daily work has truly influenced the tourism in Park City and Summit County, and supported the local businesses by driving more revenue to our community. She has championed Utah Women in Tourism bringing together and supporting other women in the tourism and hospitality community. Michelle is authentic, and works hard to keep the fabric of Park City in her soul in both her personal and professional life. Michelle Palmer should be recognized for Woman of the Year for what she has done to support local business and women in the industry.
We just wrapped up our PCWBN March Networking Event, and it was a success!! On Tuesday, March 14th, over 60+ attendees joined us at the beautiful Jeremy Ranch Country Club for one of our highest attended events. We were happy to welcome guest Lindsay Simpson, Marketing Director for Axis41, an industry leading full-service digital marketing agency, who spoke on “Digital Marketing Trends”.
The digital marketing landscape is always changing and evolving. Together we learned some valuable tips & tricks for keeping up, and learned some lean marketing techniques that should hopefully help you drive your business further.
Below is a copy of Lindsay's presentation, a brief summary of some of her tips, and photos from the event. We hope you enjoyed!!
We are thankful for our sponsors and members who joined the event and helped donate to our scholarship foundation. Our friends at Jeremy Ranch Country Club provided an absolutely beautiful location for the event, and we are forever grateful.
CLICK HERE to view the presentation -
Summary of Tips&Tricks:
Our annual opportunity drawing is back! We are raising funds for our scholarship program, that offers young women in need at the Park City High School funding for college. The funds are administered through the Park City High School Community Scholarship Fund.
Enticing Park City Weekend Getaway for Two - The Four Diamond, Hyatt Centric in Canyons Village, offers a (1) night stay in a One Bedroom Residence with breakfast for two. Plus, dinner, Spa treatments from Silver Mountain Spa and a 1/2 day Fly Fishing trip with Park City Fly Fishing Guides., Est. Value $1,100
We want to raise $5,000.00 to hit our ultimate goal for PCWBN to give $18,000.00 in college scholarships through the PC Community Scholarship Fund. We will honor deserving young women in need with scholarships to help make a college education a reality. Last year, thanks largely to our opportunity drawing, we were able to give $15K in scholarships!
Thanks to Our Sponsors
Hyatt Centric Park City
Park City Fly Fishing Guides
Silver Mountain Spa
The Butcher's Chop House & Bar
Our February PCWBN Event landed precisely on Feb. 14th - Yep, Valentines Day! We made the most of it and hosted a beautiful monthly event at the Park City Yoga Studio. The pristine location was a perfect setting for an evening of learning the art of loving yourself through health and wellness.
After our members mingled, networked a bit, sipped some wine and enjoyed the sushi and treats, the yoga session came next. We were lucky to have a 30 minute chair yoga session – specifically designed for at work by Lisa Needham. Her "5 Minutes to a Blissful Day" was the perfect flow for any working professional. Check out our video of the event on Facebook and enjoy the recording of Lisa's incredible singing at the conclusion of our class. Simply Joyful!
Yoga was followed by dōTERRA stations for making your own bath salts and oil blends. Guided by Cindy LoPatriello, we enjoyed being educated on the importance of aroma-therapy and the uniqueness of essential oils in all aspects of your life. Guests enjoyed the take-home gift of the bath salts and custom roll-on essential oils. Enjoy our slideshow below.
Thankful as always to our sponsors (Park City Yoga Studio) and our fearless Board of Directors for yet another amazing PCWBN event. Don't miss our Next Event - March 14th 6-8pm (events are the 2nd Tuesday of every month).
Thankful for our Title Sponsor for our February 2017 Event: Mountain West Bank
Take a break from your morning meeting for some morning meaning! Join Plenty and your fellow Park City business colleagues for coffee, conversation, and connection. Come enjoy the comfort of HeartSpace, Park City’s new retreat center and meet other idealists like you!
Plenty’s Co-Leaders, Jennifer Mulholland and Jeff Shuck, will give a short presentation on some tips to help you with your strategic planning for 2017.
Dates and Times: Thursday February 16th, 7:30-9:30am MST
Event Location: HeartSpace (4343 Highway 224, Suite 203, Park City UT 84098)
Cost: Free to attend
RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1123586234435281/
December's PCWBN Networking event was absolutely memorable. On Tuesday, Dec 13th PCWBN hosted our annual fundraiser Holiday Bazaar. The "Sip N' Shop" was a huge success with over 50 local vendors, new members, old members, friends and family. We are that much closer to our annual scholarship goal of $18K thanks to this incredible event. We are thankful for our amazing sponsors Backcountry and The DoubleTree by Hilton Park City, Trevor Hooper Photography, our lovely PCWBN Board Members, and everyone involved!!
Check out some of our great photos HERE:
November's PCWBN Networking event was a HUGE success. On the 2nd Tuesday of the month (11/8/16), we all escaped the stress of the election, by coming together at Assemble for an amazing night of wine tasting and networking. Nearly 50 members and guests of members gathered to connect and celebrate women in business, all the while fundraising for our annual scholarship foundation.
Kirsten Fox, Executive Sommelier from Fox School of Wines hosted a holiday wine pairing by sharing 3 wines that paired nicely with holiday foods. She graced us with her wealth of wine knowledge. Some information about the wines she presented are below:
We are incredibly thankful to our event sponsors and donations:
Check out some of our great photos here:
Wendy Wise has been a healer all her life, with many intuitive gifts and what her clients often refer to as "magic hands". She was born with a deep sense of knowing, and draws from her own Native American healing background.
Wendy helps clients look and feel years younger, also to improve their quality of life.
She has countless hours of certified training in Western, Eastern, and Native American medicine. With thirty years of private practice under her belt, she shares her wisdom of health through humor, wit, and a heart-felt realness. Wendy teaches individuals and groups empowering strategies for wellness and life-quality through simple, easy-to-choose, daily actions that produce sustainable, long-term results.
Wendy recently moved to Park City, Utah where she loves meeting new friends in this special mountain town. In her free time, she enjoys nature, the outdoors, and exploring her new home with her 8-year-old Australian shepherd Jax.
Our annual Holiday Bazaar "Sip n' Shop" is approaching quickly (December 13th). This is a phenomenal event where hundreds of guests are invited to join the PCWBN and their partners for some cocktails, appetizers, and of course, some shopping! If you are an entrepreneur or business owner, this is your opportunity to get in front of your key audience. Exhibitor spaces are only $50, but the experience in priceless.
See below for a detailed list of SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. Please reach out to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about any of the benefits you read below.
Registration for vendors and tables is currently CLOSED.
Our Vendor spots are sold out for this event. Thank you for your interest. However if you are still interested in other forms of sponsorship or donations, please reach out to us. Also Please consider still attending as a guest and shopper:
Exhibitor Space- $50
(Cash Sponsorship- 50 available)
Link to register is coming soon - in the meantime email email@example.com
Presenting Sponsorship- $100
(Cash Sponsorship- 5 available)
(In-Kind Sponsorship- 1 available)
Title Sponsorship- $1,000
(Cash Sponsorship- 1 available)
BLING IT ON PARTIES
Donate your gently used jewelry, handbags, scarves and belts for men and women to benefit Peace House’s 3rd Annual Bling Fling Boutique. The event will be held November 11 & 12, 2016 at Park City Community Church. The following Park City businesses are hosting BLING IT ON PARTIES:
October 18,2016, Tuesday - FREEDOM CHIROPRACTIC, 1526 W Ute Blvd from 11-1. A light lunch with beverages will be served. Bring your donations and receive a free seated massage and over $1000 of sensational giveaways from local restaurants and businesses.
October 20,2016, Thursday-DiJore Boot Store, 508 Main Street, 6-8. Girls Night Out: Fashion, Fun, Food and Friends. Enjoy a catered dinner, exciting prizes and an image consultant to help you make your selections.
October 23-29, 2016-Splendor Beauty Emporium, 1675 Redstone Center Dr. #15 is hosting a week long party with exciting surprises each day. Individuals bringing a donation will receive a 10% discount off their purchases.
SHOP BLING FLING BOUTIQUE
November 11-12, 2016- Bling Fling Boutique, Park City Community Church. Friday November 11,2016,10-4, Saturday November 12,2016, 10-2. Shop Jewelry, handbags, belts and scarves. Five-dollar admission, cash only
Find more information HERE
Tel: (435) 714-8381 | PCWBN1@gmail.com | www.pcwbn.org