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Aberdeen to Host 2018 SD Women’s Business Conference

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

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On March 9, 2018, women business leaders from across the state will gather in Aberdeen, South Dakota for The Women’s Business Conference. The one-day will, encourage, inspire and educate female executives and entrepreneurs.

For more than a year, The South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (Women’s Business Center) has been planning the event along with a team of local volunteers. The event will feature Keynote Speaker Dee Dee Raap, BHSU School of Business Professor Dr. Barbara Looney, a panel of local women executives, and local women-owned business entrepreneurs.

Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director, and GROW South Dakota’s Loan Officer, Rebecca Honl, have been on the planning committee. GROW South Dakota is a sponsor of the Women’s Business Conference and will have a display booth at the event. To register, visit www.BHSU.edu/SDCEO online, or by calling (605) 642 6948.

Event Day Agenda
8:00 a.m. Registration/Business Showcase
9:00 a.m. Welcome & Introductions, Michelle Kane, Director, SD CEO
9:05 a.m. Welcome to Aberdeen, Mayor of Aberdeen, Mike Levsen
9:10 a.m. Welcome & Remarks, Dr. Tim Downs, President, Northern State University 9:15 a.m. Keynote:“Connections, Choices and Character | Three key strategies to make your Leadership Journey Great!” Dee Dee Raap Author - Speaker - Consultant
10:15 a.m. Break: Business Showcase
10:45 a.m. Women Empowering Women - Mary Downs, facilitator
        • Judy Stulken, South Dakota Wheat Growers, Senior Vice President,  Human Resources and Organizational Development
        • Kae McNeil, US Bank Assistant Vice President, Relationship Manager
        • Ashley Erickson, Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center, CEO
        • Cindy Burrell, Midwest Ag and Veterinary Service/Dakota Vet Clinic, President  and CEO
11:45 a.m. “Squalls and Gales: Weathering Change” Dr. Bobbi Looney, BHSU School of Business Assistant Professor, Management
12:30 p.m. Lunch/Business Showcase
1:15 p.m. Entrepreneurial Spirit –Heather Beaner, Facilitator
        • Candace Briscoe – Profiling Beauty
        • Julie Fischbach – Mainstream Boutique
        • Emily Heintzman – Double Duty Movers and Storage
        • Dr. Rebecca Rich – Aberdeen Hearing and Tinnitus
        • Jennifer Deutsch – Next Generation Performance Center
2:00 p.m. Break: Business Showcase
2:15 p.m. “Best Practices”, Dee Dee Raap
3:00 p.m. Closing /Door Prizes

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