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What does it take to be a Remarkable Woman? For some it starts with one clear vision. But for NAWBO-OC’s 2011 Remarkable Women honorees, an unanticipated life-changing event that might have stopped some dead in their tracks instead inspired these strong and dedicated women to think forward and create something new. With a little chutzpah and a lot of hard work, these remarkable women all have been able to take their passion to better their community and the lives of others and build successful companies that are thriving in a difficult economy.
NAWBO-OC is pleased to announce it will honor three outstanding women business owners at the 16th Annual Remarkable Women Awards dinner on October 4 at The Grove Of Anaheim. Victoria Betancourt of Coneybeare, Inc., Marushka “Mari” Kurtz of OC Metals, Inc./Cal Pac Sheet Metal, Inc., and Michelle Macis of Java Jean Bar.
Victoria Betancourt is president of Coneybeare, an award-winning full-service staffing and recruiting company, and is also an architect engaged in building an eco-resort in Colombia, South America.
Mari Kurtz, president and CEO of OC Metals Inc./Cal Pac Sheet Metal, Inc., responded to the fall of the housing industry by investing in solar hardware and machinery and moving into the commercial and industrial building sectors. Today her business is growing despite the sluggish economy.
Michelle Macis, founder and CEO of Java Jean Bar put her experience, determination, and style into creating one of the most unique venues in Orange County. Where else can you shop, dine, and see performances by promising artists all in one place? Since the doors opened in 2006, Java Jean Bar has been a magnet for customers, celebrities, and the media.
Lead sponsors for the event are Platinum Sponsor Farmers & Merchants Bank, Gold Sponsor Konte Media, and Media Sponsors OC Metro and Time Warner Cable.