Rock Named NAWBO Chicago 2012 Woman Business Owner of the Year and a Corporate Woman of Achievement

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Chicago woman first to receive two major awards from NAWBO Chicago chapter in the same year.

Victoria Rock

“Victoria Rock’s dedication is truly unsurpassed. She built two successful organizations from the ground-up and is working on introducing a third business. She never gives up."

Victoria Rock founded Victoria Court Reporting Service, Inc. with little cash, a lot of moxie and a staff of two court reporters and her aunt as office manager. Thirty-one years later, Victoria Court Reporting and her two other companies, Victoria's Transcription Services and VTS Consulting Services, have grown into multi-million dollar businesses. Even more impressive, Ms. Rock more than tripled revenues in the last three years while in a recessionary economy.

For her hard work and devotion to helping other women business owners succeed, Ms. Rock received the Woman Business Owner of the Year award from the Chicago Area Chapter of the [National Association of Women Business Owners (“Chicago NAWBO”) and is one of seven recipients of the 2012 Chicago NAWBO chapter Corporate Women of Achievement Award.

This is the first time in Chicago NAWBO’s 34 year history that two of its most prestigious awards were presented to one person in the same year.

The Woman Business Owner of the Year Award was presented yesterday to Ms. Rock and co-recipient Lori Hilson Cioromski, of TH Hilson Company at the NAWBO Annual Achievement luncheon. Sponsored by Crain’s Chicago Business, the event was held at the Chicago Hilton and Towers. Lisa Leiter, anchor and reporter for Crain's Chicago Business, presented the awards.

After receiving the award, Ms. Rock shared a few insights into her success. “Join NAWBO. Learn how other members became successful in their businesses. Share the challenges, failures and successes of your business as well,” stated Ms. Rock.

“Strive to learn new practices to improve your business by listening to the pros. Have faith in God. If we listen carefully, we will know our purpose. Have faith in ourselves. We are truly enough and we were all born to be good and faithful servants. Have faith in that if we truly love and forgive each other, we can heal the world,” concluded Ms. Rock.

“Victoria Rock’s dedication is truly unsurpassed. She built two successful organizations from the ground up and is introducing a third business. She never gives up. She’s resilient, not afraid to ask others for help, and always gives assistance to those who ask,” Lea Delfosse of L Delfosse & Associates added. “Vickie is passionate about being the best in her businesses and giving her time and energy to various causes. She has earned respect in the business community and is an inspiration and leader at giving back.”
Victoria Court Reporting Service Inc. (VCRS) is a globally recognized multimedia technology leader in spoken-to-written word solutions for the legal industry.

Victoria's Transcription Services, Inc. (VTS) offers round-the-clock transcription services through an innovative, patented technology. VTS helps businesses of all sizes to record, transcribe and store vital information virtually. VTS Consulting Services (VTSC) provides administrative assistance to women and minorities seeking to obtain business from large corporations and government sectors through socio-economic designations such as WBE, WOSB, SDBA and 8(a) certifications.

[The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the only dues-based national organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs in all types of businesses. Founded in 1974, NAWBO currently has more than 7,000 members and 60 chapters across the United States. Chicago Area NAWBO was organized in 1978 and today ranks among the largest and most preeminent NAWBO chapters in the country.

The Woman Business Owner of the Year is recognized by NAWBO Chicago as a successful entrepreneur who has actively promoted small business and entrepreneurship, and is noted for outstanding achievement. In addition, she should exhibit role model qualities including community service, business acumen, and the ability to overcome obstacles.

The Corporate Women of Achievement are named by their respective firms as one who has overcome obstacles to climb to extraordinary heights in her company while bringing other women along with her. She has accomplished extraordinary deeds in her company while paving the way for other women to follow.

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