Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:35

WI Collision Repair Center Owner Among 17 Women Recognized With Award

Angela Goff Chmura, owner of Goff’s Collision Repair Centers (Waukesha, WI), is among 17 women selected for a 2018 Wisconsin Governor’s Trailblazer Award for Women in Business.

Award recipients were announced by the Office of Governor Scott Walker on March 30, 2018.


Chmura is one of two business owners recognized in the new Forward Award category, honoring majority woman-owned businesses with more than 100 employees. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, only 0.7%---less than 1 percent of woman-owned businesses nationwide---have 100 or more employees. Indeed, the vast majority of all female- and male-owned small businesses with employees (other than the owner) have fewer than five employees.


Trailblazer Awards honor the rich legacy and economic impact of women’s business ownership in Wisconsin’s economy. The 17 businesses selected for 2018 awards represent 10 Wisconsin counties and a wide range of industries---including non-traditional industries for women. Awards will be presented in a ceremony at the State Capitol in May.


“The value of these winners is not just in the past accomplishments we celebrate today. It is also in the women their trailblazing example will inform and inspire in the future to follow their own entrepreneurial passions and dreams,” said Mary Jo Baas, Chair, Wisconsin Women’s Council.


The Governor’s Trailblazer Awards for Women in Business are hosted by the Office of the Governor, Office of the Lieutenant Governor and Wisconsin Women’s Council, in partnership with BMO Harris Bank (lead corporate sponsor), The WIDGET Source, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC), Wisconsin Women’s Business Certification Program and Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC).


For a complete list of award recipients and more information about the award program, visit the Women’s Council web site at www.womenscouncil.wi.gov/trailblazer.