Business Woman of the Year Nominees Author: South Valley Chamber Published: January 28, 2019 Each year the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes the exceptional efforts of community leaders. The annual Peak Awards, presented this year by Mountain America Credit Union, honors business leaders and community volunteers. These outstanding individuals have served and strengthened the community through years of dedicated service. The Peak Awards are composed of eight individual awards, with three categories that are on a voting basis. Allow us to introduce you to our first voting category – Business Woman of the Year. Lora Lea Mock With Professional Recruiters celebrating their 42nd anniversary of being in business, Lora Lea Mock knows a thing or two about building a company. She opened Professional Recruiters in 1977 and has built one of the largest recruiting businesses in Utah from the ground up. She is the chosen recruiting firm for some of the top companies in Utah and has consistently placed top-notch candidates around the state. Tracie Drage – Brown Floral In 2010, Tracie Drage and her partner purchased Brown Floral, a business that was established in 1915. Brown Floral has created beautiful floral designs for various occasions all over the Wasatch Front. They specialize in everything from weddings to corporate events to everyday bouquets. Since purchasing the business, Brown Floral has experienced a 500% increase in sales, acquired three other well-established florists and upgraded to a facility eight times the size. Shellee Spafford Shellee Spafford got her start in accounting at a young age – starting Abacus Accounting & Bookkeeping right out of college. For the first ten years, Spafford handled the business on her own. but has since grown the business to have multiple account specialists under her. She is helping small to medium-sized businesses handle their bookkeeping all over the state – including the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce. To view all of our nominees in each category, please visit our Peak Awards page.