FAIRFIELD — Lauri Law stood before the business and civic leaders of Solano County two months ago to accept a Spirit of Solano award on behalf of Alkar Human Resources.
“Alkar firmly believes in giving back to the community,” Law said at the event sponsored by Solano Economic Development Corp. and Westamerica Bank.
Law leads by example. She is involved with local chambers of commerce, the Northern California Human Resources Association, The Leaven and the countywide economic development corporation.
“It’s not hard to do,” Law said. “I do enjoy giving back and trying to put myself wherever I’m needed.”
Alkar is a staffing firm founded in 1985 to provide employees to businesses in Solano, Sonoma and Napa counties. Law is the sales and operations manager.
Law is active with the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce, chamber Executive Director Debi Tavey said. She does such things as serve as a chamber ambassador and gathers items for the silent auction at the chamber Black & White Ball Dinner and Auction.
“Lauri’s one of those people in the community you just call and say, ‘I need your help with whatever,’ let’s say the golf tournament,” Tavey said. “She participates in everything. She’s always right there.”
Law graduated in 2011 from the chamber’s Leadership Today program, which is designed to cultivate community leaders.
Her leadership class had to come up with a community project. It helped launch the The Solano Great Race to benefit The Leaven.
“I continue to help carry that out every year,” Law said.
She also talked of the benefits she got personally from the Leadership Today course. For example, one of the sessions took place at Rush Ranch and gave her the chance to see this open space area owned by the Solano Land Trust in Suisun Marsh. She’s lived in Solano County since age 3 and never knew about Rush Ranch, she said.
Law is an Armijo High School graduate and initially went into banking.
“I went from a teller making $4 an hour to a supervisor when I left,” she said.
Law came to Alkar in 1996 after spending 12 years as branch supervisor at Sacramento Savings Bank. Her work ranges from developing strategies, mentoring and providing guidance to subordinates to working with finance to developing a budget and developing marketing strategies and programs. She is presently focused on growing revenues, expanding and diversifying the number of clients and growing market share, an Alkar-released biography said.
Elizabeth Davis is the founder of Alkar, which is a certified woman-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.
Law had no complaints about the business atmosphere in Solano County for women.
“I don’t feel ever any push-back being a woman versus a male doing business in this community,” Law said.
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