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Design Factory co-founder and 25-year tradeshow veteran received the Enterprising Woman of the Year Award from Enterprising Women Magazine. Given to women business owners, the award is based not only on financial success, but also on leadership and community involvement as well.

In addition to recognizing women who achieve financial success and who stand out as leaders in their business or social communities, Enterprising Woman of the Year winners are those who support women and girl entrepreneurs. This must be active support, such as mentorship or leadership in their community. Many honorees are part of organizations that promote women’s entrepreneurship.

Chris Harvey, co-founder, Design Factory

Chris Harvey, co-founder, Design Factory

The award puts Chris Harvey, co-founder, Design Factory, in the company of other female business owners and entrepreneurs around the world. Widely known as one of the most prestigious programs for recognizing women, it is a distinct honor to be a part of this select group.

“I’m honored to receive the award,” said Harvey, a veteran in the tradeshow industry since 1989. “I hope we’ll see more women from Las Vegas considered for the award in years to come. There are plenty who qualify!”

Harvey started the Design Factory with business partner Chrisa Chen in 1999. Providing turnkey tradeshow solutions as well as tradeshow booth rental, the company serves clients ranging from small businesses to national corporations and departments of the federal government.

Design Factory’s local clients in the Las Vegas area include Century Link, Cox Communications, Bank of Nevada and the Las Vegas Convention and Tourists Bureau. National clients include Wells Fargo Bank, Duraflame, Dulcinea Farms and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Enterprising Women Magazine was founded 14 years ago. The publication reports and considers the changing face of politics, marketplace and the social sphere change with women’s growing influence. 2014 marks the 12th year that Enterprising Women has given out the Enterprising Woman of the Year Awards. The awards receive support from Fortune 500 and other companies including UPS, IBM and American Airlines, who have been major sponsors for all 12 of those years.

For more information about the Enterprising Woman of the Year Awards, visit enterprisingwomen.com.

For more information on Design Factory, visit dflv.com.

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