2018 Celebrating Women in Business Luncheon & Awards

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10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday, May 11, 2018
Spearfish Holiday Inn & Convention Center

SD CEO Awards

Nomination Deadline - April 2

SD CEO recognizes four businesses/individuals across the state every year at our Celebrating Women in Business Luncheon. Please consider nominating a deserving individual or business for one of the awards below. Self nominations are accepted. SD CEO has a panel of expert judges that determine the winner in each category. The winners must be present at the Celebrating Women in Business Luncheon to accept their award.

Enterprising Young Entrepreneur - Nomination Form
This woman entrepreneur has created a successful business by demonstrating outstanding skill and commitment.  This woman: has a minimum of 3 years in her current business, is 35 years or younger as of May 11, 2018, and is a small business entrepreneur. The business must be located in South Dakota.

Enterprising Business Team - Nomination Form
The nominated team is the staff of a woman-owned business, has 20 or fewer employees, has a minimum of seven (7) years in business, and collectively demonstrates outstanding skills and customer service.

Enterprising Friend of Small Business - Nomination Form
This business is an advocate for the growth and development of small business. This business: may be a business of any size, does not need to be woman-owned, and demonstrates commitment and ongoing support to the success of women-owned businesses.

Enterprising Business Woman - Nomination Form
This dynamic business woman has achieved substantial success in her business and community. This woman: is a small business owner or majority owner; has a minimum of seven (7) years in business; demonstrates outstanding skill, commitment, and accomplishment, while successfully navigating obstacles; influences, mentors, and encourages others. 


Award Nominations

9th Annual Celebrating Women in Business Luncheon & Awards

Friday, May 11, 2018



Event Agenda

10:00 a.m. Registration/Exhibits Open

11:30 a.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks

12:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker

12:30 p.m. SD CEO Awards Presentation

12:45 p.m. Closing Remarks & Door Prizes

1:00 p.m. Networking


Janie Hett

I grew up on a ranch southwest of Buffalo and enjoyed an active lifestyle through sports and ranching which fueled my drive to become a physical therapist. I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Wyoming and later graduated from Pacific University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006. After working for four years in the Pacific Northwest, I decided to return home to western South Dakota and Peak Motion Physical Therapy was born. I started clinics both in Spearfish and Buffalo. In the last year, I married my soul mate and we welcomed our sweet boy Nathan in June.

Table Hosts

2018 Exhibitors

Coeur Wharf


Akela Spa

Black Hills Energy

Black Hills Lifestyle

Black Hill Pioneer

Dakota Resources

Financial Benefits

First Interstate Bank

HomeSlice Group

Ketel Thorstenson

KEVN Black Hills Fox

Kitchen and Bath


Lynn Jackson Shultz & Lebrun

Project Solutions Inc. 


Quality Transmissions Inc. 

Quik Signs

Regional Health

Spearfish Chamber of Commerce 

Grand Prize