Own It! Entrepreneurial Women's Conference

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2018 Conference Thursday, May 31

Where: SUNY Ulster College Lounge  Stone Ridge, NY


8:30am – 9:10am Registration, Breakfast, and Networking

  • College Lounge, Vanderlyn Hall 

9:10am -9:20am Welcome by Mindy Kole

  • Darlene Pfeiffer, KFC and Darlene L. Pfeiffer Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, SUNY UlsterCollege Lounge, Vanderlyn Hall

 9:20am – 10:20am Keynote Address: The Cissé Story: Social Entrepreneurship & Chocolate! 

  • Diana Lovett, Founder & CEO Cissé Cocoa Co, College Lounge, Vanderlyn Hall

10:30am – 11:30am Breakout Session # 1 (choose 1 workshop to attend)

  1. Micro-Manufacturing: Hobby to Thriving Business – Cynthia Marsh Croll, WEDC, Hasbrouck 201
  2. Know Enough to be Dangerous in Social Media Marketing -- Rachel Reuben, Rachel Reuben Consulting, LLC, Hasbrouck 203
  3. Can Sexual Harassment Impact My Business? An Overview -- Elena Defio Kean & Sarah Gold, Defio Kean PLLC, Hasbrouck 208    

11:45am – 12:45pm Breakout Session # 2 (choose 1 workshop to attend)

  1. A Plan for your Business: Not a Business Plan – Mandy Dahlgen, Evening Breeze Rentals Inc. Hasbrouck 201
  2. Say It: Stepping up Crucial Conversations as a Business Owner – Catherine McMaster Pietrow, Advantage Family Business, Hasbrouck 203
  3. Selling 101 Selling Skills – The Top 3 Selling Skills that Guarantee New Clients – Jan Wallen,  Hasbrouck 208

1:00pm – 2:00pm  Lunch, Networking, Mentor Corner with SCORE

  • Dining Hall, Vanderlyn Hall

2:15pm – 3:15pm Breakout Session # 3 (choose 1 workshop to attend)

  1. Your County, Your Partner – Suzanne Holt, Office of Economic Development, Ulster County, Hasbrouck 201
  2. Getting Your Word Out with Public Relations – Abbe Aronson,Abbe Does It, Hasbrouck 203
  3. Write it Right!– Anita Bleffert-Schmidt, Professor of BusinessSUNY Ulster, Hasbrouck 208                 

3:30pm – 4:30pm  Breakout Session # 4 (choose 1 workshop to attend)

  1. Pricing Your Product or Service – Jean Morris, SBDC, Hasbrouck 201
  2. Take Charge of Your Social Media – Marie Segares & Eda Sanchez-Persampieri, St. Francis College,    Hasbrouck 208*
  3. Having a Business Partner: the good, the bad, & the ugly! A Panel Discussion, Vanderlyn, College Lounge*
    • Michael & Andrea Rhodes, Tangent Theatre Co
    • Julia Robbins & Nicole Langlois, One Epic Place
    • Anthony & Amanda Stromoski, Rough Draft Bar & Books
    • Moderator: Jackie Muller, Dynamic Intervention Wellness Solutions 

4:40pm - 5:00pm  Thank you, Gift Bag Drawing & Wrap-up Coffee Break (College Lounge, Vanderlyn Hall), 

*Location changed May 31





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