Tyler Junior College

16th Annual Women Entrepreneurs Conference set Feb. 25

Published Tuesday, 4th February 2014

“Gettin’ Back to Business & Gettin’ Business Back” will be the theme of the 16th Annual Women Entrepreneurs Conference hosted by Tyler Junior College’s Small Business Development Center.

TJC and Tyler SBDC will be hosting the event, set 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Green Acres Baptist Church CrossWalk Conference Center, located at 1607 Troup Hwy., in Tyler.

The annual event provides an encouraging atmosphere that allows more than 250 entrepreneurs and professionals to build new relationships and celebrate women who have founded or increased their area business.

Women entrepreneurs and professionals attend this annual event for training, networking, inspiration and fun.

“Every year, the event grows to a new level, as do the many women entrepreneurs in our area,” said Don Proudfoot, Tyler SBDC director. “It’s important for us to celebrate women’s achievements and possibilities and for successful women to share their knowledge with other up-and-coming business owners.”

This year’s event will feature a presentation of the first Emerging Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Guest speaker will be Martha Dunlap, owner of Divide & Conquer, which specializes in organizing, consignment and estate sales.

Schedule of events:
• 8 a.m.: Registration
• 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Workshop, “Getting’ Business Back in Order” presented by guest speaker Lorrie Gazette, owner of Creative Order & Design
• 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Networking and exhibits

• 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Luncheon, including a “Salute to Made in America,” fashion show by Chico’s; guest speaker, Martha Dunlap; and presentation of the Emerging Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance. Purchase tickets online at www.TylerSBDC.com or by calling at 903-510-2975.

Author: Elise Mullinix 

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