Celebrating 30 Years of Honoring Employers within our Community

You're invited to join members of the Lakes Area Professional Women for an unforgettable night of celebration as we come together to honor 30 years of success and achievements by women within the Lakes Area.

lapw gala logo march 21, 2024

30th Anniversary Gala Professional

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center, 5:00-8:00pm

Congratulations to our 2024 winners!

WOW! Award

Woman-Owned Workplace

Recognizes a woman-owned business that has demonstrated exceptional growth, innovation, and success within our community. This award celebrates the remarkable accomplishments and spirit of entrepreneurship of a woman-owned business.

Nominated Businesses:
• NextStep Homecare, Inc.
• Amy Christopherson State Farm Insurance
• Glow Airbrush Tan Studio
• WELL & Company
• Infinite Design Consulting, LLC
• Hair A La More
• Nice Juicery
• Sota Cleaning Co.
• Kindred People
• Country Blossom Farm
• McCarten Design
• Bee Authentic Marketing LLC 
• Creative Touch Boutique
• Little House on the Homestead
• Vital Fit 

Paying It Forward

Recognizes a business that has been highly engaged in philanthropic activities – giving of their time, talent, and treasure. This award honors a business that has made a significant positive impact in their community (with preference given to businesses with initiatives that support women in their workplaces and their families).

Nominated Businesses:
• Geneva Capital, LLC 
• The Law Firm of Swenson Lervick Syverson
   Trosvig Jacobson Cass Donahue, P.A.
• Gardonville Cooperative Telephone
• American Solutions for Business
• Vance Thompson Vision
• Alomere Health
• Gate City Bank
• Glenwood State Bank
• Hubbard Radio Alexandria
• Knute Nelson
• Runestone Heating and AC
• WELL and Company

The Trailblazer

Recognizes a business that has utilized their position, stature, expertise, and influence to break down barriers and effect positive change for women in their workplaces. This business demonstrates that there is a space and a place for women in all industries and professions, and will be awarded to a business paving the way in an industry or profession typically dominated by males.

Nominated Businesses:
• Millerville Co-op Creamery
• Brenton/Orion
• Amy Christopherson State Farm Insurance
• Central Specialties Inc.
• Douglas County HRA
• Haffner Family Farm
• Infinite Design Consulting, LLC

Amy Christopherson

2024 Woman of the Year

Amy Christopherson, State Farm