weVENTURE Hosts Networking Event For IMPACT Business and Leadership Summit Sponsors

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Allison DePietro, Brenda Oliva Quesada, Kathy Register, Wanda Lipscomb-Vasquez, Susan Erickson and Beth Gitlin enjoy the weVENTURE networking event tor IMPACT Business and Leadership Summit sponsors. (Steve Wilson/Lisa Nicholas image)

Allison DePietro, Brenda Oliva Quesada, Kathy Register, Wanda Lipscomb-Vasquez, Susan Erickson and Beth Gitlin enjoy the weVENTURE networking event tor IMPACT Business and Leadership Summit sponsors. (Steve Wilson/Lisa Nicholas image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — weVENTURE, powered by Florida Institute of Technology, hosted an evening of networking with sponsors and speakers of the 2016 IMPACT Business & Leadership Summit on Thursday evening at the Hilton Rialto Place in Melbourne.

weVENTURE Melbourne, a Central Florida-based organization launched at Florida Institute of Technology and focused on accelerating sustainable business growth for entrepreneurs, is hosting its annual IMPACT Business and Leadership Summit from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Hilton Rialto Place in Melbourne.

The Summit features community leaders, experienced negotiators and a national, award-winning female entrepreneur discussing current issues affecting the entrepreneurial community. The event will also feature the opportunity to network with many of Central Florida’s highest-profile business leaders.

This year’s theme is “Dare to be Great Together.”

Keynote speakers scheduled to appear are:

  • Carla McCrea, comptroller, Barnlight Electric and Playalinda Brewing Company
  • Donna Scott, owner, Barnlight Electric and Playalinda Brewing Company
  • Ellen Stang, MD, founder, president and CEO, Progeny Health

Panelists scheduled to appear include:

  • Ron Cook, co-founder, Distrx and Telemetree
  • Elizabeth Counsman, communications and conflict resolution specialist, Full Sail University
  • Jarin Eisenberg, executive director, Melbourne Main Street
  • David Painter, lecturer, communications and media studies, Rollins College
  • Kathryn Rudloff, executive director, Business Voice Political Committee
  • Rebecca Shireman, assistant public relations manager, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
  • Jennifer Sugarman, president and CEO, Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Cassandra Willard, partner, Law Offices of Franklin & Willard, and course director, Full Sail University
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“We designed this event to raise the profile and influence of ‘womenpreneurs’ by connecting attendees with powerful influencers in their community and industries,” said weVENTURE Executive Director Beth Gitlin.

“The IMPACT Summit creates opportunities to develop strategic, long-term relationships that will help fuel sustainable growth. This year, we are offering an even more personalized experience with the addition of small breakout group sessions called the Coaches Corner.”

As in previous years, the Summit is expected to sell out. Registration is $85 and includes lunch. CLICK HERE for Online registration or call 321-674-7007 for more information and to inquire about sponsorship’s.

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Ellen Little and Ellen Stang
 enjoy the weVENTURE networking event tor IMPACT Business and Leadership Summit sponsors. (Steve Wilson/Lisa Nicholas image)

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Amar Patel, Julie Braga, Tim Muth and Monica Baloga enjoy the weVENTURE networking event tor IMPACT Business and Leadership Summit sponsors. (Steve Wilson/Lisa Nicholas image)

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Jennifer Sugarman, Elizabeth Huy, Kim Agee, Debra Foley and Sandy Michelson enjoy the weVENTURE networking event for IMPACT Business and Leadership Summit sponsors. (Steve Wilson/Lisa Nicholas image)

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Patricia DiBella and Sarah Smith enjoy the weVENTURE networking event for IMPACT Business and Leadership Summit sponsors. (Steve Wilson/Lisa Nicholas image)

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Heather Gunnell, Sarah Brock, Catherine Sparkman, Leslie Tibbets and Lisa Getsee enjoy the weVENTURE networking event for IMPACT Business and Leadership Summit sponsors. (Steve Wilson/Lisa Nicholas image)

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Bill Hendrickson and Debra Foley enjoy the weVENTURE networking event for IMPACT Business and Leadership Summit sponsors. (Steve Wilson/Lisa Nicholas image)

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Julie Chevillet, Kim Agee and Ellen Stang enjoy the weVENTURE networking event for IMPACT Business and Leadership Summit sponsors. (Steve Wilson/Lisa Nicholas image)

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Cristine Befanis, Jan Sullivan-Chalmers and Laura Chiesmann enjoy the weVENTURE networking event for IMPACT Business and Leadership Summit sponsors. (Steve Wilson/Lisa Nicholas image)

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Allison DePietro, Brenda Oliva Quesada, Kathy Register, Wanda Lipscomb-Vasquez, Susan Erickson and Beth Gitlin enjoy the weVENTURE networking event for IMPACT Business and Leadership Summit sponsors. (Steve Wilson/Lisa Nicholas image)

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Donna Scott, Carla McRae and Susie Glasgow enjoy the weVENTURE networking event for IMPACT Business and Leadership Summit sponsors. (Steve Wilson/Lisa Nicholas image)

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Ellen Stang
 addresses the weVENTURE networking event for IMPACT Business and Leadership Summit sponsors. (Steve Wilson/Lisa Nicholas image)

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Bill Hendrickson addresses the weVENTURE networking event for IMPACT Business and Leadership Summit sponsors. (Steve Wilson/Lisa Nicholas image)

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Bob DiBella addresses the weVENTURE networking event for IMPACT Business and Leadership Summit sponsors. (Steve Wilson/Lisa Nicholas image)

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Kim Agee addresses the weVENTURE networking event for IMPACT Business and Leadership Summit sponsors. (Steve Wilson/Lisa Nicholas image)

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weVENTURE, powered by Florida Institute of Technology, hosted an evening of networking with sponsors and speakers of the 2016 IMPACT Business & Leadership Summit on Thursday evening at the Hilton Rialto Place in Melbourne. (Steve Wilson/Lisa Nicholas image)

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weVENTURE, powered by Florida Institute of Technology, hosted an evening of networking with sponsors and speakers of the 2016 IMPACT Business & Leadership Summit on Thursday evening at the Hilton Rialto Place in Melbourne. (Steve Wilson/Lisa Nicholas image)

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weVENTURE, powered by Florida Institute of Technology, hosted an evening of networking with sponsors and speakers of the 2016 IMPACT Business & Leadership Summit on Thursday evening at the Hilton Rialto Place in Melbourne. (Steve Wilson/Lisa Nicholas image)

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weVENTURE, powered by Florida Institute of Technology, hosted an evening of networking with sponsors and speakers of the 2016 IMPACT Business & Leadership Summit on Thursday evening at the Hilton Rialto Place in Melbourne. (Steve Wilson/Lisa Nicholas image)

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weVENTURE, powered by Florida Institute of Technology, hosted an evening of networking with sponsors and speakers of the 2016 IMPACT Business & Leadership Summit on Thursday evening at the Hilton Rialto Place in Melbourne. (Steve Wilson/Lisa Nicholas image)


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