Women in Business Conference

SCORE Port Charlotte and our partners, the City of North Port, Achieva Credit Union and the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce, announce the Women in Business: Challenges and Opportunities Conference in North Port, FL. The event will take place Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM on the Suncoast Technical College Campus, located at 4445 Career Lane, Exit 179 of I-75, in North Port.

A 2018 report showed that women owned businesses make up 40% of the 31 million small businesses in the United States. That’s approximately 12 million businesses employing close to 10 million workers and generating over $1.8 trillion in revenue. We want to support women entrepreneurs in our area.

Speakers will include Allison Imre, Owner/President of Grapevine Communications, Dr. Sandra Kauanui, Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship at Florida Golf Coast University, Kim Quigley, Caroline McCarron, and Linda Coble, Market Leaders for BB&T Bank and Althea Harris, Assistant District Director for Marketing and Outreach for the Miami office of the Small Business Administration. Topics addressed will include the challenges and opportunities of a women owned business, changes that have been seen in women entrepreneurs, growing your business through financial knowledge and government contracts for women owned businesses.

The registration cost of $25.00 includes continental breakfast, lunch (choice of Turkey, Ham or Veggie sub from Firehouse Subs), snacks, networking, tote bag with local business offers, information to help your business grow and a special gift.

Seating is limited. Register at northportareachamber.com.

If you wish to have your business information and/or an offer placed into the tote bags contact Ed Davis at [email protected]. Cost is $25.00 per item. Deadline is Friday, September 20th.

If you wish to donate a Door Prize for the event contact Ed Davis at [email protected].