POSTPONED Women Who Soar 2020
Due to the escalating and uneasy nature of the Coronavirus pandemic and based on the recommendations of the Tri County Health Department for social distancing, the Northwest Douglas County Chamber and Economic Development Corporation is canceling or postponing all events through April. Please watch for information on a rescheduled date!
The Northwest Douglas County Chamber & EDC is honored to recognize Women Who Soar in our community. This event is being coordinated by the Women's Business Alliance (WBA) which is a program of our organization.
The women who were selected to be honored inspire us to be better leaders and are blazing the path for future generations. They have made a difference to us in our community and have positively impacted the lives of others.
Help us celebrate while enjoying the excellent food and relaxing atmosphere at Perry's Steakhouse. Lunch includes your choice of Perry's Famous Pork Chop, Grilled Salmon, or Chicken Parmesan (ordered at the event) paired with a Wedge Salad, Seasonal Vegetables, Whipped Potatoes, and a Dessert Trio.
This year's honorees are:
Ivette Dominguez Drawe, Owner
Alpine Buick GMC – Denver
Alpine Buick GMC South – Colorado Springs, Colorado
Cardinal Buick GMC - Belleview, Illinois (St. Louis)
Highway Chevrolet Buick GMC - El Paso, Illinois
Post Oak Toyota, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Ivette Dominguez is one of just 13 Hispanic female car dealership owners among thousands of General Motors dealerships nationwide. Her first location, opened in Denver in 2007, consistently outperforms any other Buick GMC dealership in Denver. In 2017 and 2018, she acquired struggling dealerships in Illinois and quickly turned them into thriving, profitable businesses. She purchased Alpine Buick GMC South in late 2018 and Post
Oak Toyota in late 2019.
In Summer 2020, she will officially open Alpine Buick GMC’s hallmark location at 3106 County Line Road in Littleton, near the intersection of US 85/Santa Fe Drive and C-470.
A tireless volunteer and advocate, Ivette currently serves on the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Board, on the Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver Board, and is immediate past chair of GM’s Minority Development Dealership Council, leading GM’s effort to promote diversity and inclusion among its dealer network. She also supports local women and families through her dealership’s Alpine Cares program, which grants up to $15,000 per year to organizations such as the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance, and is a sponsor of Habitat for Humanity annual builds.
Ivette and Alpine Buick GMC are also longtime supporters of Children’s Hospital Colorado. The team has helped to raise millions for Children’s through a decade-long involvement in the annual Alice’s 36 Hours for Kids radiothon and an annual sponsorship of the Children’s Hospital Colorado Courage Classic. In 2018, Ivette also donated a GMC Yukon, nicknamed “Biggie,” to transport the hospital’s EMS Outreach Team.
In recognition for her efforts, Ivette was named a Denver Business Journal Outstanding Woman of the Year, a Girls Scouts of Colorado Woman of Distinction and received the Anna Maria Arias Foundation Award, among the most respected awards given to Latina business owners
Mental Health Advocate
Zoë Royer is a writer and activist based in Denver, Colorado. Zoë believes in fighting for a better and more equitable world through building relationships with her community. She is passionate about social change and hopes to inspire through telling her story and empowering others. As a dedicated leader, Zoë has supported suicide prevention projects, charities assisting homeless students in education, and feminist non-profits throughout the state of Colorado. Zoë has been the president of several student organizations, as a women’s social justice honor society. Zoë holds a psychological sciences degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver and is looking forward to attending a PhD program.
Our third honoree is TBA - watch for more info!
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