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Femmes Fantasticos: Hall of Fame businesswomen revealed in a hot summer party

Femmes Fantasticos: Hall of Fame businesswomen revealed in a hot summer party

Greater Houston Women's Chamber, Chris Kase, Tootsies, Aug. 2012Aug. 2012
Chris Kase Photo by Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
Greater Houston Women's Chamber,Tootsies, Dana Kervin, Carrin Patman, Aug. 2012
Dana Kervin , Carrin Patman Photo by Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
Greater Houston Women's Chamber,Tootsies, Doug Herron, Winell Herron Aug. 2012
Doug Herron , Winell Herron Photo by Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
Greater Houston Women's Chamber, Danielle Ellis, John Ellis, Tootsies,Aug. 2012
Danielle Ellis , John Ellis Photo by Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
Greater Houston Women's Chamber, Roz Pactor, Philamena Baird, Tootsies, Aug. 2012
Roz Pactor , Philamena Baird Photo by Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
Greater Houston Women's Chamber,Tootsies, Ellie Francisco, Leisa Holland-Nelson, Aug. 2012
Ellie Francisco , Leisa Holland-Nelson Photo by Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
Greater Houston Women's Chamber,Tootsies, Kelli Cohen Fein, Susan Krohn, Aug. 2012
Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein , Susan Krohn Photo by Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
Greater Houston Women's Chamber,Tootsies, Kim David, Ayse McCracken, Carol Warley, Aug. 2012
Kim David , Alysse McCracken , Carol Warley Photo by Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
Greater Houston Women's Chamber,Tootsies, Beth Wolff, Sofia Adrogue, Aug. 2012
Beth Wolff , Sofia Adrogué Photo by Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
Greater Houston Women's Chamber,Tootsies, Gelines Chapa, Aug. 2012
Gelines Chapa Photo by Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
Greater Houston Women's Chamber,Tootsies, Colleen Nay, Ashley Brown,, Aug. 2012
Colleen Nay , Ashley Brown Photo by Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
Greater Houston Women's Chamber,Tootsies, Belinda Rowell, Lacy Dalcour-Salas, Aug. 2012
Belinda Rowell , Lacy Dalcour-Salas Photo by Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
Greater Houston Women's Chamber, Chris Kase, Tootsies, Aug. 2012Aug. 2012
Greater Houston Women's Chamber,Tootsies, Dana Kervin, Carrin Patman, Aug. 2012
Greater Houston Women's Chamber,Tootsies, Doug Herron, Winell Herron Aug. 2012
Greater Houston Women's Chamber, Danielle Ellis, John Ellis, Tootsies,Aug. 2012
Greater Houston Women's Chamber, Roz Pactor, Philamena Baird, Tootsies, Aug. 2012
Greater Houston Women's Chamber,Tootsies, Ellie Francisco, Leisa Holland-Nelson, Aug. 2012
Greater Houston Women's Chamber,Tootsies, Kelli Cohen Fein, Susan Krohn, Aug. 2012
Greater Houston Women's Chamber,Tootsies, Kim David, Ayse McCracken, Carol Warley, Aug. 2012
Greater Houston Women's Chamber,Tootsies, Beth Wolff, Sofia Adrogue, Aug. 2012
Greater Houston Women's Chamber,Tootsies, Gelines Chapa, Aug. 2012
Greater Houston Women's Chamber,Tootsies, Colleen Nay, Ashley Brown,, Aug. 2012
Greater Houston Women's Chamber,Tootsies, Belinda Rowell, Lacy Dalcour-Salas, Aug. 2012

Tootsies was percolating with late-summer energy Wednesday night when the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce unveiled its 2012 Hall of Fame honorees at the popular emporium.

A dozen women, making their mark in H-Town, were applauded by close to 200 guests as they were introduced and presented a long-stem red rose.

The honorees to be presented at the Hall of Fame Gala in December are Gracie Cavnar, Jane Page Crump, Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, Ellie Francisco, Winell Herron, Susan Kellner, Susan Krohn, Melissa Mithoff, Carrin Patman, Mary Spangler, Dr. Elizabeth Travis and Beth Williams.

Serving as co-chairs for the event to be held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel are Valerie Gibbs and Mary Ann Wilkins. Philamena Baird serves as honorary chair. The evening will raise funds to promote the organization's mission of "engaging, educating and empowering women to be successful."

Highlight of the first schmooze fest since most Houstonians have returned from summer vacation was the personal appearance of jewelry designer Gelines Chapa, whose creations in semi-precious and precious stones had the ladies making a wish list.

GHWCC board chair Leisa Holland-Nelson welcomed the crowd that included GHWCC president and CEO Suzan DeisonMargaret Williams and Jim Daniel, Dana Kervin, Danielle and John Ellis, Mary Dee Holtzapple, Linda Lorelle, Linda and Alexander Rogers, Cherri Carbonara, Michael Francisco, Ileana Trevino, Doug Herron, Belinda Rowell, Lacey Dalcour-Salas, Sofia Adrogué and Beth Wolff.