Annette Marquez Honored as Exceptional Businesswoman

DCTC Meeting and Event Management grad makes Dakota County Tribune Business Weekly’s list of 2010 Exceptional Businesswomen

Annette Marquez, President, The Perfect Occasion

Annette Marquez, President, The Perfect Occasion

Annette Marquez, a graduate of Dakota County Technical College’s Meeting and Event Management program, was selected by the Dakota County Tribune Business Weekly as one of 15 of the paper’s 2010 Exceptional Businesswomen. Marquez is the owner and president of The Perfect Occasion, a business that specializes in planning events for small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

The 15 honorees will be recognized during the 2010 Exceptional Businesswomen Luncheon, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at the Lakeville Area Arts Center in Lakeville, Minn. Tickets are $30 and include a catered lunch from Enjoy! Restaurant of Apple Valley. To purchase tickets to the event, follow this link: Exceptional Businesswomen Luncheon.

To learn more about Marquez and The Perfect Occasion, please read “Mentors Lead Her to Success,” an article by Kara Hildreth in the DCT 2010 Exceptional Businesswomen issue. You can also read about Marquez in the YouBlue article, “Nontraditional Grad Rebuffs Retirement.”

Taught by award-winning instructor Rosealee Lee, who also serves as director of leadership development on the board of directors of Meeting Professionals International’s Minnesota chapter, the DCTC Meeting and Event Management program prepares students to enter the hospitality industry, the largest and fastest growing in the world. To learn more, visit Meeting and Event Management, a program in the Business and Management department that’s delivered at the college’s Apple Valley site.

You can also learn more by reading Rosealee Lee’s blog, Rosealee’s Rants, Raves and Reviews, and by checking out the DCTC Hospitality Network on Ning.