BRAWLEY â€“ 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 Womenâ€™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 â€˜continued commitment to promoting commerce and increasing economic development in the region of Imperial County.â€™
â€œThe month of March is Womenâ€™s History Month,â€ said Garcia. â€œThroughout the country and the State of California, women are recognized for their contributions, not only to womenâ€™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. Lisaâ€™s name came up quite often here in Brawley. In speaking with these people, itâ€™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.â€
â€œItâ€™s a great honor,â€ said Smelser. â€œWe put in the hard work and itâ€™s empowering to know that there are those out there that appreciate us. Itâ€™s a year-round job. I have 250 students from all over the Valley.â€