Goff's Collision Owner Awarded Wisconsin Trailblazer Award for Women in Business
April 5, 2018—Angela Goff Chmura, owner of Goff’s Collision Repair Centers in Waukesha, Wis., 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.
Angela Goff Chmura is one of two business owners recognized in the new Forward Award category, honoring majority woman-owned businesses with over 100 employees. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, only 0.7 percent—fewer than one-percent of women-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.