Women’s Business Center Hosts Successful Expo

By  //  August 10, 2013

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ANNUAL EXPO DRAWS 260 ATTENDEES

ABOVE VIDEO: Beth Gitlin, Director of Florida Institute of Technology’s Women’s Business Center, discusses the highlights of the Center’s sixth Annual Women’s Business Expo. The Expo was held August 2 at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto.

BREVARD COUNTY  •  MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – More than 50 vendors and upwards of 260 attendees participated in an educational day-long Expo hosted by the Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech.

Maxine Cannon and Diane McConnell network at the Women’s Business Expo. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

Maxine Cannon and Diane McConnell network at the Women’s Business Expo. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

The theme for the 6th Annual Women’s Business Expo, held at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto, was “Build, Grow and Make a Difference.”

The annual event featured networking, panel discussions, speakers, vendors, a silent auction, and a live Tweetup. Presentations addressed “Building Blocks for Business”, funding for small businesses, mobile marketing, and more.

Keynote speaker Julie Colombino, the Founder of REBUILD Globally, spoke on Social Entrepreneurism, and received a standing ovation from the audience.

“We had many positive comments about the presentations, and about the mobile marketing panel discussion. We may expand upon that, and possibly hold a workshop on mobile marketing. Business owners want to learn how to best use social media in their companies” said Beth Gitlin, Director of the Women’s Business Center.

“We had many positive comments about the presentations, and about the mobile marketing panel discussion.  We may expand upon that, and possibly hold a workshop on mobile marketing. Business owners want to learn how to best use social media in their companies” said Beth Gitlin, Director of the Women’s Business Center.

“Every year the Expo gets bigger and bigger.  We had 50-60 vendors this year, and more than 260 attendees.” Said Gitlin.

“All attendees were encouraged to attend the various speaker sessions, learn something new for their business, and be inspired.” Said Renee Couperthwaite, Operations Coordinator of the Women’s Business Center.

WOMENS BUSINESS CENTER EXPO SPONSORS

Wells Fargo and TD Bank were Diamond Sponsors for the event.

Renee Couperthwaite

Renee Couperthwaite

Additional sponsors included Craig Technologies, the American Business Women’s Association, Health First, Prudential Sterling Properties, MetLife, the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center, and Dyer Mortgage Group.

Vendors included Webster University, the ABWA Space Coast Express Network, Community Credit Union, and Morgan Stanley.

Additional vendors included the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE, and Eastern Florida State College.

The Women’s Business Center provides training, counseling, and mentoring for women entrepreneurs and women-owned small businesses in Brevard, Indian River, and St. Lucie counties.

“We’re holding the Expo next year on August 8, 2014, and we look forward to growing it to at least 300 attendees.” Said Gitlin.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 321-674-7007.


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