The Indiana Minority Business Magazine will honor 12 business women during the 2017 Summer Golden Laurel Professional Reception:

Kim Borges – Vice President, Area Marketing Manager, Regions Bank

Joan Carter – Owner, The Jewelry Lady

Tamika Catchings – Founder, Catch the Stars Foundation and Owner, Tea’s Me Cafe

Sonia Chen-Arnold – Counsel-Litigation and Legal Compliance, Eli Lilly and Company

Susan Decker – CEO, Susan Decker Media

Deb Hallberg – Business Development Manager, Barnes & Thornburg LLC

Tavonna Harris Askew – Chief of Staff and General Counsel, Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County

Denise Herd – President, Herd Strategies

Deborah Hearn-Smith – CEO, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

Jackie Morales – Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, Morales Group

Deborah Oatts – Owner, Nubian Construction Group

Angela Smith-Jones – Deputy Mayor of Economic Development, City of Indianapolis

The recipients of the Golden Laurel distinction will be awarded on Thursday, July 27 at the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council office, located at 2126 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46202. An art-gallery themed networking reception will begin at 5:30 PM, and the awards presentation will begin promptly at 6:00 PM.

This event is presented in partnership with the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council and sponsored by IndyGo – Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation.

Admission to the Golden Laurel Professional Reception is free of charge, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged.

Contact Amber Sapenter for more information at (317) 762-7854 or via email at



Thu, July 27, 2017

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT



Indiana Minority Business Magazine


Info & Registration



Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council

2126 North Meridian Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202