The 2016 Leading Ladies Award winners.
The results are in – seven local women are considered Leading Ladies.
Seven Claremore women have been recognized as a winner for the 3rd annual Leading Ladies Awards and will be presented with a special plaque and custom Rustic Cuff at the Leading Ladies Expo on Oct. 12.
The Leading Ladies Expo is hosted from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Claremore Conference Center at 1400 Country Club Drive. It features shopping, massages, hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, wine samples, a health seminar by presenting sponsor Hillcrest Hospital, a selfie station, hand massages and a lot of great door prizes in addition to the awards.
“We were blown away with the number of women nominated for the seven categories this year,” said Jessica Jackson, director of Claremore Main Street, one of the event’s hosts. “We are excited to get the opportunity to announce the winners in advance this year. These awards, which honor the deserving Rogers County women, are my favorite part about this event.”
Winners were selected by an out-of-county panel. The winners are:
- Rising Star – Caitlyn Campbell, RSU Student and Volunteers for Youth volunteer
- Behind the Scenes – Kim Prock, Thrift Harbor District Manager
- Business Leadership – Sarah Fiegener, Rye Design Owner and Musician’s Haven Director
- Community Supporter – Cindy Bissett, Claremore Main Street retired Director and volunteer, Chamber of Commerce volunteer
- Leader in Health – Dava Baldridge, Chief Nursing Officer at Hillcrest Claremore
- Nonprofit Leadership – Lisa Saylor, Mercy Chefs Director
- Leading Lady of the Year – Jill Ferenc, City Planner
The awards will be presented at 7:45 p.m. by KOTV News on 6’s LeAnne Taylor, a local news anchor and breast cancer survivor. The winners were announced live on the Facebook event on Sept. 28.
Advance tickets are on sale now at the Claremore Chamber of Commerce, 419 W. Will Rogers Blvd., and at Carol’s Place Hair and Nail Salon, 774 ½ S. Lynn Riggs Blvd. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
General admission tickets are $10 and include hors d’oeuvres, shopping, the health seminar, most door prizes and standing-room only for the Leading Ladies Awards. VIP tickets are $25 and include a special door prize and a seat at a table for easier eating and more comfortable viewing of the awards ceremony.
Corporate tables are available in advance only for $250.
In addition nearly 10 of local restaurants and eateries offering small portions for tasting, there will be about 20 exhibitors for shopping, information and giveaways.
A selfie station will provide a way to capture all the fun with gal pals. Northeast Tech Cosmetology Students will have free hand massages all night long, and Dr. Lacy Crissup will be doing free eye health screenings as well.
At 6 p.m., the Ask the Experts by Hillcrest and Utica Park Clinic will feature “Healthy Joints: Nutrition, Exercise and Treatment” by Mary Ferraro, Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner, APRN-CNP, and Brooke McIntyre, Clinical Dietitian. The seminar will last about one hour.
Door prizes will be given out periodically through night to attendees. Everyone with an admission ticket can enter to win. Grand Prize Drawings will be done at 8:45 p.m., and guests must be present to win.
Smaller door prizes include local gift cards, accessories and Rustic Cuffs, while bigger prizes are experience based. Larger prizes include a wine-and-painting night at Studio B for 10 friends, a night stay at the River Spirit Casino, a night for seven friends at The Escape Tulsa, a professional photoshoot and a full makeover by Carol’s Place.
The VIP ticket holders will be entered all the prize drawings as well as a special drawing just for the VIPs. The prize is a Nutcracker Date Night – tickets and dinner for two.
There will also be a special door prize for attendees of the Ask the Experts seminar, and Hillcrest Hospital is also giving out a designer purse in a drawing of those who visit their booth.
Door prizes are made possible by Ladies Loot sponsors Speedy Lube, Dr. Melinda Steelmon and Stephanie Ross, Solid Rock Realtors, Morgan Vanover & US Mortgage.
Hillcrest Hospital will provide a golf cart to escort guests from their parking spot to the event door.
Major sponsors of this year’s event are A&B Bail Bonds, Autumn Wood, BancFirst, Carol’s Place Hair & Nail Salon, Northeast Tech, The Pink House, RCB Bank, Tulsa Federal Credit Union and Wallace for Life.
The event is hosted by the Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce and Claremore Main Street, nonprofit organizations designed to better improve the quality of life in Rogers County and enhance business success in the area.
For additional information about the show or to register as a vendor, please call the Claremore Chamber of Commerce at (918) 341-2818 or Main Street at (918) 341-5881.