The Salt Lake Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will honor two local executives at a reception this evening from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Market Street Cottonwood.
Janis Kline, chief financial officer of Western Petroleum Inc., will be honored as the Women Business Owner of the Year. Michelle Thompson, principal of Peacock Events, will be honored as the Rising Star.
Kline has worked as an accountant for more than 30 years. She has worked for Western Petroleum for three years. The privately held company sells petroleum products.
Thompson started Peacock Events in a spare bedroom of her house in 2004. Now, the company has an office in Sugar House and coordinates large conferences, grand-opening celebrations, home tours and other social and corporate events.