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The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and the City of Pleasanton are partnering to promote local business through innovation and entrepreneurship. “Women in Business, An Economic Development Luncheon” is set for Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton.
This annual event will feature a fresh spin and focus on women in business, with keynote speaker Anna Dapelo-Garcia, Founder and President of Lean In Latinas and Executive Director of Patient Access and Financial Clearance Services with Stanford Health Care. Dapelo-Garcia has received numerous awards and most recently was honored by the Silicon Valley Business Journal with a Latino Leadership Award. She was named Woman of the Year by the Women’s Health Care Executives, and she has also been featured in Forbes and on National Public Radio (NPR).
At the luncheon, economic driver awards will be presented to dynamic companies headquartered in Pleasanton whose products and services are innovative, address identifiable need, attract investment, substantially impact the local economy and show significant continued economic promise.
According to Chamber President and CEO Steve Van Dorn, this will be the first time the Chamber and City have presented economic driver awards to Pleasanton companies which are all led by women.
2019 Economic Driver Awards
DAHLIN Group Architecture | Planning
Nancy Keenan, President
Passion for Place® defines Dahlin’s design approach, their work environments and their relationships with clients. They are driven by the vision of enhancing environments where people live and interact so that they feel the meaning of place. Nancy Keenan is guiding the leadership transition of Dahlin’s diverse firm to an employee-owned company—increasing transparency in business operations with an emphasis on continuous professional development.
Carmen Campos, Principal
ID/Architecture was founded by Bill Douglas and Carmen Campos in 2000. Blending a passion for aesthetics with the nuts and bolts of architecture, the firm quickly grew a loyal client base, establishing ID/Architecture as a commercial interiors firm that brings unparalleled design service to landlord, corporate, tech, institutional, healthcare and industrial clients in the Bay Area and beyond.
LTD Global, LLC
Lili Tarachand, Founder and CEO
LTD provides accounting, administrative, human resources, and recruitment services to businesses, non-profits or government agencies. Lili Tarachand started LTD Global from the loft of her home in 2003. Since then, LTD has grown to be nationally recognized as one of America’s fastest-growing companies by INC 5000, as well as being a FAST 100 and a Top 100 Woman Owned company by San Francisco Business Times.
TekValley Corporation, Inc.
Seema Chawla, Founder and CEO
Headquartered in Pleasanton with offices in Texas, Charoltte and India, TekValley is a full-spectrum, one-stop provider of IT services ranging from custom app development to full-blown infrastructure system architecture and build-out. Their current focus area is the triad of Cloud/Big Data/AI and they are constantly helping their clients solve their biggest problems using an assortment of these technologies.
Since the Fall of 2013, the Chamber and City have partnered for this event. Past recipients of the economic driver awards include: Adept Technologies, Workday, Blackhawk Network, Gatan, Thermo Fisher Scientific, ValleyCare Health System, Veeva, ZOHO, Title 21 Health Solutions, Fulcrum Bio Energy, Sanarus Technologies, Ellie Mae, Unchained Labs, Peridot Corporation, AEye, Inc., Cerebrotech Medical Systems, IronPlanet, 10x Genomics, ProSomnus Sleep Technologies and Sunbelt Controls.