Dianna Ehrenfried, back row, left, with some other prominent Arlington Heights area women at the 2012 installation dinner. Beside her in back is Arlington Heights Trustee Carol Blackwood. In front, from left, Kristine Stabler-Nieman, vice president of community affairs for Arlington Park; Lauree Harp, chairwoman of the Arlington Heights recent quasquicentennial celebration; and Jo Stellato, the Wheeling Township administrator.
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Dianna Ehrenfried is honored as her business, Visualedge Creative Services, was named the 2007 Arlington Heights Business of the Year.
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When Dianna Ehrenfried accepts the gavel on Thursday, she will be only the eighth woman in 66 years to lead the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce. But her leadership signals more than a changing of the guard -- it represents a personal milestone for Ehrenfried, who will have risen from her darkest days, when she found herself a widow at 49 with an 8-year old son to raise and a business to grow.