BRAWLEY – Lisa Smelser was honored by California 56th Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia Monday as part of Women in Business Month.
March is Women in Business Month and Women’s History Month.
Smelser, owner of Ooh La La Dance Studios, was presented with a Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislature Assembly for her ‘continued commitment to promoting commerce and increasing economic development in the region of Imperial County.’
“The month of March is Women’s History Month,” said Garcia. “Throughout the country and the State of California, women are recognized for their contributions, not only to women’s causes, but to society as a whole. We are traveling throughout the 56th Assembly District to recognize individuals who are doing great things in the community, whether it is in business, education, or social service type of work. I asked people to give us some names and to nominate some folks. Lisa’s name came up quite often here in Brawley. In speaking with these people, it’s quite clear why her name kept coming up. As a woman in business and what she contributes to the children that come to her dance studio, we wanted to recognize her.”
“It’s a great honor,” said Smelser. “We put in the hard work and it’s empowering to know that there are those out there that appreciate us. It’s a year-round job. I have 250 students from all over the Valley.”