Stephanie Slagel Business Leader of Year 2013            Stephanie Slagel, a State Farm Insurance agent based in Carmichael, has been chosen as the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year. The award recognizes an individual who has had leadership success within his or her business and the business community as well as leadership success within the Sacramento LGBT community, who serves as a role model for the entire community. “The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber has been and continues to be a valuable resource to me, both personally as well as professionally,” Slagel said. “I am so appreciative and humbled by this honor.”

            “We are most proud to name Stephanie Slagel 2013 Business Leader of the Year,” said Chamber President Michael Sestak. “She is one of our most active and influential members.”

            Slagel has been with State Farm since 1986 and opened her own office in Carmichael in 2002. She is a long-time member of the Rainbow Chamber of Commerce, has served as RCC Board secretary, and was 2009 gala chair. In addition to her participation with the Chamber, she currently serves on the board of the Kiwanis Club of Carmichael and is a member of E-Women Network.

            Slagel was honored at the Chamber’s gala event, Gay-sino Royale, held September 17 at Vizcaya.