Congratulations to Dr. Kristi Bock who was awarded the Emerging Business Woman of the Year Award by the Women In Business Organization


Speech by Rachel Desy, Office Manager, Chamber & Development Council of Crawford County

Our first award celebrates a woman in Crawford County who has taken on a new leadership role or launched a new business, and has made a significant impact on the community.

This year's recipient has worked extremely hard building her career at a local business since 2011. She is very dedicated to her career and does a great job balancing a busy family life and a busy career. Over the past four years, she has donated her time and talents participating in a program by giving back to the community and offering free services to children who are in need. She is always willing to go the extra mile for anyone and is always there for her team when they need someone to lean on. She is very passionate about improving the community she has become a part of over the last six years. She supports numerous local organizations and events in the community. She became a full partner of this business in 2014 and has stepped into her leadership role with grace and determination, always striving to make a better environment for her staff and clients. The group who nominated her said that: "She has been a perfect fit since the first day they met her, we are very fortunate to have her heart of gold in our community."

She is an active member in her Church and a Board Member for the Norelius Community Library. She is a supporter of the Monarch Booster Club and the Denison Rotary Club. She also is very active in her daughters Girl Scout group and is always willing to help out when there is a need. She is also a member of the American Dental Association, The Iowa Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Nominated by The Staff at Broadway Dental: Please help me in congratulating this year's "Emerging Woman in Business" award recipient: Dr. Kristi Ouderkirk-Bock of Broadway Dental.