Women in Business, Believe in the Dream…a story of Perseverance
Women in Business, Wednesday, Dec 2, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST
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Believe in the Dream…a story of Perseverance
A small-town girl from Lake County, California, Letitia (LA-TISHA) Hanke (HANK-Y) grew up dreaming of a music career. Recognized from childhood for her musical talents, she attended Sonoma State University envisioning a future in the performing and recording arts. When the opportunity arose, she took a position at a prominent roofing company and managed the business for 8 years. In 2004, she started her own roofing company Alternative Roofing Solutions and Sonoma/Napa/Marin Seamless Gutters now known as ARS Roofing, Gutters & Solar. In June of 2020 she celebrated 24 years in the industry and 16 years as CEO. She currently employs 23 full-time, year-round employees servicing the North Bay.
Some of her accomplishments include:
2008 Spirit of Sonoma Honoree award winner
2014 Small Business of the Year Award from Governor Gavin Newsome
2015 Entrepreneurial/Innovative Spirit Award winner by the North Bay Leadership Council
2015 Woman in Business award by the North Bay Business Journal
2016 Northern California Small Business Award by the California Black Chamber of Commerce
2017 Entrepreneur of the year award by the National 100 Black Women Council
2018 North Bay Business Journal Non-Profit Leadership award
2018 4C’s Champion of Children-Empowering Youth award
2018 Walmart Community Playmaker award by the Golden State Warriors.
2020 North Bay Spirit Award winner by Comcast California and Press Democrat
2020 will be featured on Emmy Winning Mike Rowe’s Facebook Watch show called Returning the Favor
2020 Featured in Square international commercial
2020 Featured on the Emmy Winning Kelly Clarkson Show
Letitia’s vision to advocate for the disadvantaged inspired her to start the 501c3 nonprofit foundation called The LIME Foundation in 2015. Through three programs, her non-profit advocates for at-risk youth in the community along with seniors and veterans, by providing health services, music and arts, technology, and construction training.
Registrants will be eligible to win a $50 Gift card from Must be Thai restaurant