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SLCC Owner Named Finalist for International Femtor Award!!

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Jennifer Williams, President of Saint Louis Closet Co. and Saint Louis Cellars wine store, has been named one of just four finalists for the eWomenNetwork Foundation International Femtor “Made it to a Million Award 2008.” Less than 2% of businesses will ever make it to $1 million profit mark.  Saint Louis Closet Co. reached that milestone during its sixth year in business.

Since opening Saint Louis Closet Co. in 1991 with just herself and a van, Jennifer Williams has grown her business to a multi-million dollar company that employs over 50 people.  In November 2007, she opened her newest entrepreneurial venture: Saint Louis Cellars, a retail wine store, which is connected to the newly renovated $6 million Saint Louis Closet Co. building in Maplewood, Missouri.

eWomenNetwork is the #1 resource for connecting and promoting women and their businesses worldwide. The term Femtor means “a wise and trusted woman providing knowledge, inspiration and practical information to other women.”  Femtor acknowledges the mentoring work done from a female experience and knowledge base. These experienced women seek out ways to teach, share their wisdom and help other women find their wings.

EWomenNetwork, Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, EWomenNetwork, Inc. is the fastest growing membership-based professional women’s networking organization in North America. They are committed to helping women and their businesses achieve, succeed and thrive in the new economy.

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Jennifer Williams Named Finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneurship Award

Jennifer Williams, President of Saint Louis Closet Co., has been named as one of just 21 finalists for the 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneurship Awards in the Central Midwest. This group of exceptional entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of regional business, academic and community leaders.  The winners will be revealed at a gala event on June 18, 2008 at the Sheraton in Overland Park, Kansas.  Jennifer is not only one of just five finalists from St. Louis, but she is also the only woman on the list for the second year in a row.

“These finalists are the best of the best, embodying the unique spirit of entrepreneurism,” said Randy Buseman, Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Markets partner for the Kansas City office.  “They positively impact our region in a major way, through jobs, community growth and development and innovation.  Ernst & Young is proud to salute them.”

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