• Women in Business Conference

    North Port, Florida – 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 eddavis@scorevolunteer.org. 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 eddavis@scorevolunteer.org.

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