Women in Business

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Laura Chiesman | FirstWave Financial

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When Laura Chiesman was named president of FirstWave Financial in January 2016, she had already spent 14 years helping the company grow and develop alongside founder Tom Kirk. She credits Kirk as a mentor and role model, citing his inspiring…

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Erica Lemp | weVENTURE

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After earning her degree in communications and public relations, Erica Lemp knew her love for working with people would be a major factor when deciding on a career path. Once settling on the Space Coast, she went to work with…

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Kathleen Register | weVENTURE

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Kathleen Register is the associate director for the IGNITE 360 Business Mentoring Program at weVENTURE at Florida Tech’s Nathan M. Bisk College of Business. The program facilitates mentor relationships between businesses and qualified local professionals, and provides a great deal…

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Kari Tesenair | Christian Care Ministry

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Kari Tesenair has quietly risen through the ranks of Christian Care Ministry, a healthcare sharing organization headquartered in Melbourne. She joined the organization as an IT project manager overseeing such projects as the implementation of Electronic Data Exchange (EDI) for…

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Sherry Acanfora-Ruohomaki | K9 Kampus

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Sherry Acanfora-Ruohomaki is the CEO and owner of K9 Kampus, a luxury dog daycare and boarding facility located in Melbourne. K9 Kampus offers 21,000 sq. ft. of indoor playgrounds, luxury boarding suites, full-services grooming and a 3,300-sq.-ft. fully matted and…