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“Women Successfully Connecting in Business Today” presented at luncheon and Trade Show” at The Lodge at Welch Allyn. 10:30 – Trade show; Noon – 1 PM – “Souper Salad Bar” ; 1 – 2 PM presentations by Patience Brewster, Patience Brewster Inc. Louise McDonald, Welch Allyn & Laura Ponticello – Creating a Buzz about your business.

Everyone is welcome! If you know of a non-member who would interested in this event, please pass along the information. Visit www.skaneateles.com for more.

Women in Business Trade Show and Luncheon
Celebrating Women in History Month, the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, presents “WOMEN successfully Connecting in Business Today Luncheon and Trade Show” on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at The Lodge at Welch Allyn. Click  Women in Business  to download a copy of the Invitation and Registration Form.

Featured speakers at the Luncheon include:  Patience Brewster, Louise McDonald, and Laura Ponticello.

This event is sponsored by:  Women Ties, The UPS Store, The Lodge at Welch Allyn, Laura’s List:  Books for Women, the CNY Business Exchange Magazine, and Creekside Books and Coffee.

Susan Dove, Executive Director, Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce shares, “Last year, over a hundred women gathered together to celebrate Women’s History Month and connect in business. This year, we are so pleased to have top notch speakers, like Patience Brewster, Louise MacDonald and Laura Ponticello, with amazing business expertise and real life stories that encourage women to blaze their own trails and be successful in business.”

Featuring keynote speaker, Patience Brewster, of PATIENCE BREWSTER, Inc., will inspire the audience with her career highlights and how she has built the business into an international enterprise. Born and raised in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and now a Skaneateles resident for many years, Patience received a BFA in Printmaking and Bookmaking from Philadelphia College of Art, has illustrated over 34 books, created a selling lines, “Krinkles by Patience Brewster.”, launched own line of greeting cards using the art from her exhibits and reviewed as “whimsically humorous yet sophisticated.”  The New York TIMES described her art as “Camp Victorian”. www.PatienceBrewster.com

Laura Ponticello, Founder of Laura’s List: Books for Women, and inspirational speaker, empowers women to reach their dreams. Laura will speak key insight on “Building a Buzz about your Business or Organization”. Laura was born with the gift of gathering, as her last name in Italian means “little bridge” and she is known as The Bridge that connect women. www.laurasbooklist.com

Louise McDonald, President, International and Executive Vice President, Welch Allyn, Inc. shares international leadership experience in strategy and business development, sales, product management, customer relationship building. She has a BS from McGill University and an MBA from the Simon School, Rochester, and She has served on the board of directors for Community General Hospital, Syracuse; CNY Works, HMMC and is a current member of the Professional Women in Healthcare. http://www.welchallyn.com/about/governance/executive-team.htm

Event activities include, Trade Show, Luncheon, Women in Business Presentation, Door Prizes

$30/person (checks payable to The Lodge). Advance Reservations Required by March 4th.  Trade show booths available and are free to Skaneateles Chamber Members, $25 for non-members.

Go to www.skaneateles.com to download a registration form or call  685-0552 to have an invitation mailed to you. A portion of event ticket will support, The Leukemia/ Lymphoma Society in memory of Herme Gregg, Patience Brewster’s son.

Patience Brewster, Patience Brewster, Inc. is headquartered in Skaneateles, with offices in Minneapolis and San Diego. Patience has been honored with several community service and arts awards. Born and raised in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Patience received a BFA in Printmaking and Bookmaking from Philadelphia College of Art in 1974.  It took two years until her first book finally appeared on the shelves in 1981.  By that time she had also produced a son and was about to produce a daughter, both of whom contributed to her art work and children’s book writing.  She went on to illustrate 34 books.

Later, Patience began illustrating greeting cards with various publishers.  In 1999, Patience partnered with, Dept. 56, to create what would become one of their top selling lines, “Krinkles by Patience Brewster.”

The astonishing success of the ornaments encouraged her to do something she had been pondering for several years. In 2002, she convinced her husband to help her make a business plan and to help her launch her own line of greeting cards using the art from her exhibits. She hoped to create cards that would give her freedom of expression and give respect to the intellect of her audience.  It has been reviewed as “whimsically humorous yet sophisticated.”  The New York TIMES described her art as “Camp Victorian”.

In 2008 Patience announced that she would independently produce her own ornaments and gifts. Her objective now is to create a limited production of handmade and hand painted gifts which she has designed and personally nurtured during production.

Laura Ponticello, Founder, Laura’s List: Books for Women, inspirational speaker, and columnist who pens real life stories empowers women to reach their dreams. Laura is leading a movement to empower women across the nation, thru inspirational events, building a buzz around your business workshops and publishing women’s stories. In 2009, Laura’s List raised $20,000 for nonprofit organizations in Central New York and has a market reach that is growing by leaps and bounds. Prior international experience in executive coaching and development of leadership programs helped women reach their highest potential. www.laurasbooklist.com

Louise McDonald, President, International and Executive Vice President, Welch Allyn, Inc. will share business savvy expertise coupled with international leadership experience in strategy and business development, business project management, sales, product management, customer relationship building.

Having joined Welch Allyn in 1980, Louise has held a number of successive management positions including general manager, Canada; business development, Latin America; global services & solutions, and business leader in strategic business units of women’s health, thermometry and core blood pressure. Most recently, Louise was senior vice president and managing director, EMEA.

She has served on the board of directors for Community General Hospital, Syracuse; CNY Works, HMMC and is a current member of the Professional Women in Healthcare. She has a BS from McGill University and an MBA from the Simon School, Rochester.

Event sponsors include: Creekside Books & Coffee, WOMEN TIES, The Lodge at Welch Allyn, Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce and Laura’s List: Books for Women.

Posted: Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 @ 3:24 pm by Curt
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