Congratulations to all of our Winners – this is truly a testimony to the talent and commitment that we have here in Northwest Indiana.


Danette Garza | Influential Women
Jack Gray Transport, Inc.

Stephanie Woods | Up & Coming
Revolution Fitness


Kelly Dallas | Influential Women
ArcelorMittal USA

Aida Haigh | Up & Coming
NiSource Inc.

Economic Development & Government

Rachel Oesterreich | Influential Women
Starke County Highway Department

Stephanie Kuziela | Up & Coming
Town of Chesterton


Cynthia Roberts | Influential Women
Indiana University Northwest

Michelle Biel Ondas | Up & Coming
Gavit Middle/High School


Kelly Shikany | Influential Women
Lakeside Wealth Management

Tiffany Irving | Up & Coming
BMO Private Bank


Julie Mallers | Influential Women
Franciscan St. Clare Clinic

Christina Matoski | Up & Coming
Pithadia Medical Group


Melissa Cohen | Influential Women
Cohen & Sawochka

Patricia Roman Hass | Up & Coming
Indiana Legal Services


Gina Altieri | Influential Women
Phenix7 Marketing, Inc.

Tricia Sena | Up & Coming
Luke Oil


Renae Vania-Tomczak | Influential Women
Mental Health America of Lake County

Amelia Kowalisyn | Up & Coming
Emma’s Footprints


Toula Klideris | Influential Women
Prime Steakhouse

Paula Broutman | Up & Coming
Performance Plus

Community Leader of the Year

Karen Maravilla
It’s Just Serendipity

Supporter of the Year

Charles Nordyke
Vibra Hospital of Northwestern Indiana

2017 Torch Award

Dawn Buckley
Down Syndrome Association of Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland

Empowering Business of the Year

Horseshoe Casino Hammond
Empowering Business of the Year