DENVER, Oct. 23, 2009 – The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC) honored recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Young Professional of the Year Award and Company of the Year for small, medium and large businesses Friday during the Annual Awards Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.

The CWCC selected Kathryn Paul, Delta Dental of Colorado, as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.  Additional finalists for the award included Luella Chavez D’Angelo, Western Union Foundation; Dana Crawford, Urban Neighborhoods; and Melissa Edelman, Wealth Concepts, LLC/MassMutual.

The Chamber selected Gloria Schoch, First Data & the First Data Foundation, as the Young Professional of the Year Award recipient.  Other Young Professional finalists included Laura Roberts, Xcel Energy; Shelley Thompson, Allen & Vellone P.C.; and Kara Veitch, Isaacson Rosenbaum P.C.

The Women’s Chamber named Qwest Communications

Event sponsors included Kaiser Permanente, premier sponsor; Sam’s Club, Wealth Concepts, LLC/Mass Mutual Financial Group, and Western Union Foundation as distinguished sponsors; and IBM Corporation, Miller Coors, and US Bank as supporting sponsors.

For more information on the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, call 303-458-0220, e-mail or visit

The Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest women’s chambers in the nation. CWCC provides its members with the environment and resources conducive to business success, skills and knowledge about business issues and trends, visibility in the community and opportunities for community involvement and business partnerships.

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