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The Conference

Our goal is to bring women from our local Southeastern Arizona communities together to inspire them, connect them with like-minded women, and to build relationships amongst the women in our community. Our theme this year is “The Future of Business” and our goal is to set expectations for what the future has in store and provoke discussion on what that will look like with the hope it will help economic development in Southeastern Arizona.

 

Our hope is that our Women@Work Conference becomes the largest women’s conference in Southeastern Arizona. We bring in women experts to speak to women who work in any industry to discuss topics that relate to women. We are always working hard to promote business, women, and women who work in our communities, and we are passionate about connecting each other to our small businesses and working together to get the support and information women need to live their best lives.

 

about

Small Business Development Center

The Eastern Arizona College and Cochise College Small Business Development Centers are part of a national and statewide network of small business assistance providers. They offer free consulting to local small businesses and provide them with the tools and training needed to be successful. The SBDC is funded by the local community college with assistance from a grant provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Launch Your Business

Thinking of starting your own business? We can help with creating a business plan, figuring out if the idea is feasible through cash flow and market research, putting together information for a loan package, and creating the legal business entity whether Sole Proprietor, Partnership, LLC, or Corporation. 

Grow and sustain your business

Do you own a business and you want to grow but don't know how? Do you want to sell your business but don't know where to start? We can help you! Whether it's creating and implementing a marketing plan, reviewing your current business practices, or looking at the feasibility of selling by valuing your current business, we can walk you through the next steps and provide you with the resources you need to achieve your goals. 

classes and workshops

The SBDC also holds monthly classes, workshops, and conferences and often have guest speakers talk on different business issues. All events are posted on our Facebook page!

 

We also go live on Facebook every Wednesday morning at 9:25am with various topics relating to business!

 

 Like and Follow our Facebook for more information!

 

speakers

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Trisa started her interior design business in 2006. She now owns three businesses, travels the world for interior design, and is our keynote speaker for the conference. Click here to find out more!

Trisa & Co. Interior Design

Trisa Katsikapes

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Holly started checkforalump.org to educate women on breast cancer. They have multiple programs including Free Wigs and Free Mammograms. Click here to learn more!

Don't be a Chump! Check for a Lump!

Holly Rose

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Sami starts by taking your dream and turning it into a plan with actionable tactics to build your industry profile, develop your network, and create a recession-proof career. Click here to learn more!
 

Career Coach and LinkedIn Expert

Sami Gardner

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Mignonne has over 10 years of hands-on Economic Development experience promoting and supporting industries such as aerospace and defense, small business, health care, Arizona/Mexico commerce, and transportation. 

Executive Director AZ Regional Economic Development Foundation

Mignonne Hollis

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Brandy followed her mother’s lead into the world of finances and estate planning and she opened her own business providing exceptional financial and estate planning to clients in Sierra Vista and Tucson. 

CEO of Kea Retirement Solutions

Brandy Kea

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Moniek James is a veteran, military spouse and serial online entrepreneur. Her consulting brand, Renegade Creative Media Group, provides training for small business owners in the areas of content development and digital marketing.  

Renegade Creative Media Group

Moniek James

 

agenda

9:15am
10:00am
10:30am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
1:30pm
3:00pm
Registration and Breakfast. 
Welcome. 
Wendy Davis, Cochise College
Intention Setting. 
Brooke Maydwell, Maydwell Yoga
The Gig Economy. 
Sami Gardner, Career Coach and LinkedIn Expert
Exhibitor Hall, Workshops, Networking. 
Lunch. 
Breast Cancer Prevention.
Holly Rose, Don't Be a Chump! Check for a Lump! 
The Future of Business Panel Discussion.
Holly Rose, Sami Gardner, Mignonne Hollis, and                Brandy Kea w/ Moniek James 
Keynote Speaker.
Trisa Katsikapes, Trisa & Co. Interior Design
Photography provided by Christy Hunter with Christy Hunter Photography. Check out more info on our vendor page!

vendors

 

Check out our vendor page for more businesses who will be a part of our Exhibitor Hall! Here is a small sampling:

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White Raven Trading Co. and Museum of the Strange

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Venue Hair Studio

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Maydwell Yoga

workshops

 

There will be two workshops that will run 3 times each at 11am, 11:20am and 11:40am. Sign up will be available during registration the morning of the conference. 

Jazzercise

Our keynote speaker, Trisa Katsikapes, is not only the owner of Trisa & Co. Interior Design, she is a Jazzercise instructor and owner of Jazzercise Peninsula Fitness Studio

Join Trisa for a live workshop where she will lead you through a short Jazzercise routine! 

Yoga 

Brooke Maydwell, owner of Maydwell Yoga, will be leading a live workshop where she will lead you through a short Yoga and Meditation routine! 

Read more about Brooke here!

 

tickets

Early Bird Tickets: July 15th - Labor Day

$35.00

Regular Price: 

Labor Day - Oct. 3rd

$45.00

Don't Be a Chump! Check for a Lump! will be providing FREE mammograms for the first 30 women registered! 

Price includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Access to All Events, Speakers, Workshops, and the Exhibitor Hall. All attendees will also receive a Swag Bag full of goodies!

 

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CONTACT

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Cochise SBDC

520-515-5478

nortonr@cochise.edu

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