Monday, March 17, 2014

Modern Day Folk Heroine

North Bay Black Chamber of Commerce Celebrates
Business Woman of the Year:
Anne DeClouette

The North Bay Black Chamber of Commerce announces the recipient of this year’s Business Woman of the Year award is Anne DeClouette, Dean of Business and Professional Studies at Santa Rosa Junior College. The award will be presented at the chamber’s free Women’s History Month celebration held Friday, March 21, 5:30-7:30 pm at A Taste of Sonoma Wine Baskets located at 1011 2nd Street, Santa Rosa.

Anne DeClouette moved to Santa Rosa from the Oklahoma City area last July to become the Dean of Business and Professional Studies at Santa Rosa Junior College. As a business educator, she has worked as faculty and an administrator at all levels in higher education. Before becoming an educator, Anne worked in financial analysis at Fortune 500 companies, to name a few: General Motors, Exxon, Texas Instruments and Honeywell and has lived all over the south, central and western United States. She's been married over 20 years to her college sweetheart and they have two sons.

“It is a privilege to honor the work Ms. DeClouette has done in this community. We are also looking forward to sharing this event with the public,” said Letitia Hanke-Ryzhkov, president, North Bay Black Chamber of Commerce. NBBCC is comprised of local business owners, potential business owners, professional and business partners and alliances dedicated to promoting, supporting and enhancing all businesses, in particular black-owned businesses. This is accomplished through various network venues and forming partnerships and alliances with business entities offering business contracts and various business opportunities.

The evening is hosted by chamber member Kimberly Zander, owner of A Taste of Sonoma Wine Baskets. For more information, call 888.846.5155 or visit

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