2017 Influential Women in Business honorees
• Nicole Wolter, president, HM Manufacturing
• Susan Abrams, CEO, Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Skokie
• Karyn Charvat, executive director, PowerForward DuPage
• Miriam Cooper, Law Office of Miriam Cooper & Associates LLC, Rolling Meadows
• Siobhan Cottone, executive director, Lakeside Legacy Foundation, Crystal Lake
• Dina Derman, senior vice president, Inland Bank and Trust
• Georgia Dobbelaere, president, Business Office Systems
• Lisa Fiorenza, chief financial officer, Quantum Plastics LLC
• Jessica Freiburg, partner, Sassetti LLC
• Lora Georgieva, founder/president, Destination College
• Alison Gutterman, CEO and president, Jelmar LLC.
• Susan Hagberg, Wild Goose Chase Inc., Canine Detection & Inspection Services, Migratory Bird Management LC
• Jacqueline Krage-Strako, vice president, Area Operations, United States Postal Service
• Nasutsa Mabwa, president, ServiceMaster Restoration by Simons
• Beth Marchetti, executive director, DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau
• Cheryl Molfese, COO, Crown Coverings Inc.
• Sarah Orleans, president and CEO, DuPage Children's Museum
• Mildred (Millie) V. Palmer, partner, Waltz, Palmer & Dawson LLC
• Bonnie Proctor, CEO & principal, Challenger Lighting Company Inc.
• Rita Sola-Cook, Midwest Region executive, Global Commercial Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
• Sharmila Wijeyakumar, COO & founder, Rahab's Daughters
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Nicole Wolter, president of HM Manufacturing in Wauconda, said her father started the business.
Wolter started in shipping, then did sales, gave quotes and then some accounting, eventually leading to doing cost analysis of manufacturing parts.
Eventually, she discovered the shop’s employees were thieving.
“They started their own business inside,” Wolter said.
“They were beating us on lead times, beating us on materials.”
She and her father fired 12 employees, leaving the company with three workers and three months of capital, eventually turning things around, Wolter said.
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