IGNITE Wrestling Owner Kim Artlip has been selected as a 2018 Woman Of The Year nominee under the Business Professional category.  She is one of the twenty plus women announced by the JR League of Indian River as part of the 6th Annual Woman Of The Year event.

Woman of the Year celebrates the accomplishments of women in Indian River County. Nominated by their peers, A Woman of the Year nominee is a woman who demonstrates high ethical standards personally, is a recognized role model, has a strong sense of community responsibility and is outstanding in her contributions within Indian River County. 

There are four categories in which a woman can be nominated. Those women include:

Business Professional – A woman who is self-employed or employed by a for-profit

business or corporation. She is recognized for her outstanding service in her field and

significant contributions to the community through her profession.

Civic Professional/Non-Profit – A woman who is employed by a non-profit or community

organization funded primarily by municipal, county, state, or federal grants or funds donated by

the general public. Her contributions to the community take place in this arena.

Volunteer – A woman who has a history of an outstanding, continuing commitment to her

community through her volunteer services.

Rising Star – A young woman between the ages of 17 and 25 who demonstrates

outstanding commitment to her field of employment and/or community with fresh ideas, energy,

and enthusiasm.

Nominees are judged by the West Palm Beach Junior League chapter. A winner is chosen from each category, and then the overall Woman of the Year is chosen from those nominees during awards luncheon to be held on April 18th at the Moorings Yacht and Country Club in Vero Beach, FL.

“I am honored to have been selected as a nominee as a part of such an esteemed class of community leaders,” said Kim Artlip, Owner, IGNITE Wrestling. “I look forward to this transformational experience to gain a deeper understanding from a business and community standpoint; develop relationships with my fellow nominees as well as key influencers across Florida, and use this knowledge to help shape IGNITE Wrestling’s business strategies and continue our mission of reestablishing Vero Beach as a sports destination.”

In addition to being the owner of IGNITE Wrestling,  Kim was the talent booker until 2017 and is presently still in her original role as the sports promoter who is responsible for overseeing the creative development of all IGNITE Wrestling streaming media, pay-per-view programming, marketing, print, digital and social media content. 

Kim began her foray into sports entertainment as a talk radio show host of Wrestle Talk on the iHeart Radio network, while also developing her media skills. Kim’s growth and development spans over multiple business areas including her role as Executive Director of the nonprofit parent company IGNITE Advocacy Inc as well as producing the vast majority of the company’s video content and graphic media.  She has lead the wrestling startup into the streaming sports entertainment arena as one of the few wrestling companies worldwide to be an Official Twitch Partner which is bestowed on less than 1% of all Twitch broadcasters (1.7 million plus).

About IGNITE Wrestling

IGNITE Wrestling, a subsidiary of IGNITE Advocacy, is a leader in Florida sports entertainment as one of the original Official Twitch Partners.  IGNITE Wrestling is owned by Kim Artlip, one of only a handful of female owner/promoters in professional wrestling. The company is headquartered in Vero Beach, FL and is the Treasure Coast’s only pro wrestling company.