They run law firms, preside over banks and speak for national organizations. They sponsor events and distribute charitable dollars. They guide, mentor and share. They're leaders, not only in their industries, but also in the community.

Women entrepreneurs are making great strides in Utah's business scene. From law, to unique boutiques and animal care to fine dining, these women provide Utah consumers, customers and clients value, service and a special touch.

At the center of a unique time in economic history Utah Businesses are not only surviving–they are flourishing. Behind this success are individuals who are driven toward excellence and service. This year's Women in Business honors entrepreneurial spirits and talents that make the Beehive State thrive.

The Women in Business who make Utah a great place for entreprenuers to do business will be honored at the Women in Business Celebration on Oct. 6 at the offices of Van Cott, Bagley Cornwall and McCarthy. Click here for all the details.

Here are this year's Women and Business (click names to read more):

Salt Lake Chamber Women's Business Center

Salt Lake Chamber Business Women's Forum

WBC Clients: The Massage Advantage, Sage Displays

Dr. Pam Nichols—Owner of Animal Care Center, Utah Dog Park and K-9 Rehab Center

Katie Hammond—Owner of Cake Boutique

Maxine Turner—President of Cuisine Unlimited Catering and Special Events

Kristen Moss and Blaire Hayes—Owners of Flight Boutique

Kimi Eklund—Owner of Kimi's Mountainside Bistro

Tiffany Colaizzi—Owner of Name Droppers

Delilah Gervais-Frank—Owner of Splendor Beauty Emporium

Van Cott, Bagley, Cornwall & McCarthy, P.C.

Ashley Rothwell-Campagna—Owner of Apt. 202

Pamela March—Owner of Every Blooming Thing

Sydney Weaver—Owner of Volt