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Working Women’s Business Symposium set Aug. 6 at Idaho State University

Posted July 22, 2009

The Idaho Small Business Development Center (SDBC) is once again presenting the Working Women’s Business Symposium, a day-long event open to all and featuring a program of interest to current and prospective business professionals, business owners, managers and their employees. The symposium will be held at the ISU Pond Student Union ballroom from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6.

The event is sponsored by Key Bank, Johnna Johnson & Co., Rockwood Stone Wealth Management LLC and Graphic Productions.

After a welcome by SBDC executive director Matt Creamer and Pocatello mayor Roger Chase, the keynote presentation will be given by Gynii Gilliam, executive director of the Bannock Development Corp.  Her presentation is entitled “Good Things are Happening in Southeast Idaho.”

Morning breakout sessions following the keynote will cover building your personal investment recovery strategy, community and business development trends, and vital credit concepts.  Other morning sessions will include presentations on improving your hiring process, waste prevention strategies for a better bottom line, and “health and hot flashes.”

Molly Swallow, merchant service account executive for Key Bank, will be the luncheon speaker.  Her talk is entitled “Key 4 Women, Achieve Anything.”

Afternoon breakout sessions deal with marketing in an economic downturn, small business basics, and small business education, planning and execution.

The closing session will feature nationally-known motivational speaker Johnna Johnson of Johnna Johnson & Co., Boise, with a presentation entitled “Just Jump from Ordinary to Outstanding.”

The trade show exhibits will be open at 8:30 am and will close at 4:30 pm.  Morning and afternoon breaks will allow attendees to visit the business expo area and visit with exhibitors.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door and include all sessions, breaks and the luncheon. Trade tables at the symposium’s business expo are $50, which includes one admission for all sessions, breaks and the luncheon.

Reservations and credit card payments may be made by calling (208) 232-4921 or in person at the Idaho Small Business Development Center, 1651 Alvin Ricken Drive, Pocatello, ID  83204. For more information, contact SBDC consultant and trainer Tom Maydew at (208) 232-4921 or by e-mail to maydtom@isu.edu.