She began her auto repair business in Fort Myers (Florida) in 1995 and today she is the 2013 Distinguished Entrepreneur of Southwest Florida.
That's right…"she"…"auto mechanic." Get over it.
Pam Oakes, owner and founder of Pam's Motor City Tire & Auto Center was named Southwest Florida's Distinguished Entrepreneur for 2013 to wild cheers and applause at a gala and banquet May 22 on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University.
In its second year, recognition of the Southwest Florida region's most distinguished entrepreneur is a project of FGCU's Small Business Development Center and highlights the initiatives and accomplishments of entrepreneurs big and small in this corner of the Sunshine State.
Relevanza is honored to be among the sponsors of the award and banquet, along with these other fine sponsors.
“I feel it is very important for up and coming women business owners,” Oakes told the (Fort Myers) News-Press. “We need to get out there and promote women businesses. It’s important for the community.”
She opened her auto repair shop in mid-90s as its only mechanic. Pam's Motor City employs 10 mechanics today.
Read more of the News-Press coverage of Oakes and the Distinguished Entrepreneur Award. (Photo above from the News-Press.)
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