2018 Women's Business Conference

April 27, 2018
Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, Salisbury, MD

The Maryland Capital Enterprises Women's Business Center (MCE WBC) is proud to announce our 5th Annual Women in Business Conference that will take place on Friday, April 27th, 2018 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center from 9:00am to 3:00pm. This year's Keynote speakers are Sandy Gillis, Owner & President of Creative Day Spa in Ocean City and Kimmerly Messick, Owner & President of Furnish Inc. With a combined 65 years in business, Sandy and Kim will share their insight learned by building multiple businesses from the ground up. Also, obstacles they overcame along the way and advice that any business women can use.

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Conference Agenda

  • 9:00 am - 9:45 am: Registration & Networking Breakfast & visiting vendors
  • 9:45 am – 10:00 am: Welcome, Acknowledgements, & Early Bird Drawing - Lisa Twilley, Outreach & Training Manager
  • 10:00 am - 10:45 am: Fast & Easy Ways to Boost Health & Daily Energy - Jolie McShane, Health Coach
  • 10:45 am - 11:00 am: 2 Door prize drawings & Break – Lisa Twilley, Outreach & Training Manager
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Entrepreneurs' Speaker Panel– Kathleen Case, Moderator
  • 12:00 pm - 12:45pm: Lunch & Fashion Show-Anne Heavner, Owner of The Dressing Room
  • 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm: Keynote Speakers – Local Entrepreneurs Sandy Gillis, Owner/President of Creative Day Spa and Kimmerly Messick, Owner/President of Furnish, Inc.
  • 1:45 pm – 2:00 pm: Last door prizes drawn & Break – Lisa Twilley, Outreach & Training Manager
  • 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Networking – Participants exchange their personal wellness secrets – Kathleen Case
  • 2:30 pm - 2:45 pm: Insider Entrepreneur Tips- Jaime Windon, Owner of Lyon Distilling and 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year Winner!
  • 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm: Cupcake winner announced & Closing remarks and clean up – Lisa Twilley

This conference is for any business woman, aspiring women entrepreneurs or current women business owners looking to expand their knowledge in various areas of the business world. The MCE WBC is designed to empower women-owned businesses to grow, create jobs, and generate wealth on Maryland's Eastern Shore and across the state by nurturing and encouraging entrepreneurship.

The MCE WBC provides consulting, mentoring and counseling services, as well as a variety of quality free and low cost business educational classes and small business loans. In order for us to continue to provide all of these free services, we need the help of individuals and local businesses like you. Your support helps the MCE WBC bring more federal matching dollars to the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

We are hoping that you will consider supporting this year's "Aspire to Succeed & Lead" Women in Business Conference which is designed to inspire, educate and motivate women in business on the Eastern Shore. Please take a look at our sponsorship form and consider supporting our mission. MCE WBC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Twilley via email ltwilley@marylandcapital.org or contact us by phone at 410-546-1900 ext. 108. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

George Koste, Executive Director
Lisa Twilley, Outreach & Training Manager

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