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Lauren Kozelka, Store Manager at Kottke Jewelers
Owatonna Business Women is a place where like-minded women are able to connect with other local women personally and professionally as well as give back to our community. The different skills and relationships I have gained throughout my years being involved are truly invaluable.

President Elect

Christina Wetmore, Financial Advisor APMA© at Dufresne, Wayne & Associates
OBW is an amazing group of women that not only inspires me to support others, but I continue to learn from every day. This group gives the opportunity to connect with women looking to make a difference in others’ lives and provides the support to do so. The monthly programs provide education and insight on a wide variety of topics necessary for my personal and professional growth.

Vice President, Public Relations Chair
Rebecca Moore, Senior Legal Counsel at Federated Insurance Company
OBW allows me to connect with other women who want to develop professionally and who want to make a difference in our community. The support from other women and the opportunity to develop leadership skills that transfer to my career are invaluable.

Vice President, Programming Chair

Christy Tryhus, Director of Career and Community Connections at Riverland Community College

Owatonna Business Women provides me with the opportunity to engage and connect with an amazing group of positive women. We learn from each other and grow together both professionally and personally. 

Vice President, Membership Chair

Rachel Blaedorn, MAP Certified Financial Professional at New York Life Insurance Company

I love Owatonna Business Women, because it has given me friendships that I would have never had if it wasn't for this group. Getting to meet new people is something I enjoy. Being around like-minded women who also have big goals is a bonus!

Madeleine Haberman,
J.D. Candidate at University of St. Thomas School of Law

OBW helps me grow both professionally and personally! It allows me to give back to the community in so many ways. 

Neomi Struss,
Associate at Struss CPAs, P.C. 

OBW is an empowering organization of wonderful women within our community who are willing to help each other grow both professionally and personally.

Co-Chair Woman of Achievement

Melinda Estey, State Program Administrator at Minnesota Department of Transportation
I have chosen to be an active member of Owatonna Business Women for more than 10 years because the relationships, opportunities, and experiences that have come from being a part of this organization have enriched my life in countless ways. From personal growth and development, to inspiration and support, to opportunities that benefit our community, I am grateful for the many ways that OBW positively impacts my life and allows opportunities for me to positively impact others.  

Co-Chair Woman of Achievement

Leshia Cummins, Vice President, Officer and Branch Manager at Premier Bank Minnesota 

I chose to become a member of Owatonna Business Women to be a part of an amazing group of leaders and role models that support each other and really want to make a difference in the community.  I feel it is a great opportunity to meet, get to know, work with and learn from the other members of the organization.

Past President

Erin Rossow, KOWZ/ KRUE/ Linder Digital Sales Account Executive
I am part of Owatonna Business Women because we are all like-minded women that want to grow personally and professionally. We are women supporting each other by empowering each other to be the best that we can.

Public Affairs Awareness Chair
Annie Granlund
, Editor at Owatonna People’s Press
I am proud to take an active role in OBW, because it is an organization that energizes, empowers, and supports my ambitions to learn and grow both professionally and personally. It is an honor to sit amongst a group of women who have decided to take an active role in their community as true leaders.

Leadership & Development Chair

Karen Legault, Marketing Director at Profinium
OBW gives me the opportunity to share experiences with fellow career women. The support and accountability I receive from OBW is unrivaled.

Community Engagement Chair and Compliance Officer

Kristin Haberman, Attorney at Law at Einhaus, Mattison, Carver & Haberman, P.A.
OBW provides me with the opportunity to do things and know people outside of work and outside of my normal social and parenting circles. It increases my group of professional contacts and develops personal friendships.

Social Events Chair
Stacy Hanson, Director of Marketing Communications at Wenger Corporation

I enjoy being a member of OBW because it gives me the opportunity to connect with other professional women in the community. We can share our experiences, challenges and lift each other up. I've also made life-long friendships with other members in the group!

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