Space Coast Women's Business Expo

The Space Coast Women's Business Expo promoted local women owned businesses and highlighted important aspects of owning and running a business in eastern Florida.

Expos: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008

In 2014, the Women's Business Center will host the Impact Business & Leadership Summit on August 8, 2014.  Save the Date!

Space Coast Women's Business Expo 2013

 

The 6th Annual Space Coast Women's Business Expo was helod on August 2, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto.  Everyone was welcomed to attend the event, which offered tips and advice on the essential building blocks for business success and creating a winning mobile strategy. There were approximately 225 attendees, including vendors. There were several wonderful raffle and silent auction prizes awarded.

Sponsors included: American Business Women's Association (ABWA), Wells Fargo, TD Bank, Craig Technologies, Dr. Castellon/Aaesthetic Plastic Surgery Center, Health First, Prudential Sterling Properties, Dyer Mortgage Group, Mr. Robert Dibello/MetLife, Michael Diaz/Diaz Plastic Surgery, All Service Graphics, Florida Power and Light, EverythingBrevard.com, Charm Magazine, Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, Florida Today, M3, Senior Scene Magazine, SCB Marketing, Senior LIfe, Viera Voice, Space Coast Daily, and Space Coast Golf Magazine. 

The keynote speaker was Julie Colombino, REBUILD globally. Panel speakers included Lisa Fournier of Southern Photo, Carol Craig or Craig Technologies, Chris Conneen of Pizza Gallery & Grill, Kerry Gorgone at New Media Specialist, Amy Jantzer at Echo Interactive, and Susie Steiner at Executran Services, Inc. 

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Space Coast Women's Business Expo 2012

 

The 5th Annual Space Coast Women's Business Expo was held on August 3, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto. Everyone was welcome to attend the event, which offered tips and advice for developing the heart of your business. There were approximately 250 attendees, including vendors. There were several wonderful raffle and silent auction prizes awarded. 

Sponsors included: American Business Women's Association (ABWA), Everything Brevard, Wells Fargo, Dr. Michael Diaz/Diaz Plastic Surgery, Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs, Dr. Ross Clevens, All Service Graphics, Medical Associates of Brevard, SunTrust Bank, Community Credit Union, Robert DiBella/MetLife, Comfort Keepers, doTerra Essential Oils, Dr. Renee Hahn, TD Bank, Kenneth Rhoden for Holy Land Stone, Career Transitions Consulting, and Amanda Stratford Photography.

The keynote speaker was Lauren Rowe, Channel 6 News. Session speakers included Mark Anthony, author, who spoke on "Intuition is the Key to Your Success"; and Nancy Matthews, Women's Prosperity Network (WPN) who spoke on "The Visionary with Guts". The emcee for the event was Mindy Levee, morning DJ at WLRQ Lite Rock 99.3 FM. Photography provided by Christina Stuart Photography.

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Space Coast Women's Business Expo 2011 

The 4th Annual Space Coast Women's Business Expo was held on August 5, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront. Everyone was welcome to attend the event, which offered tips and advice for using social media effectively to market your business. There were approximately 235 attendees, including vendors. There were several wonderful raffle and silent auction prizes awarded.

Sponsors included: American Business Women's Association (ABWA), Florida Today, Charm Magazine,Everything Brevard, Super QR, Allstate Air and Heat, Brevard Physicians Network, MetLife, All Promotions, Balda Development, Cancer Care Centers of Brevard, Career Transitions Consulting, Chasick LifeSmile Lips, Christie Dental, Eau Gallie Florist, Elite Self Image, Go Travel, Holy Land Stone, Matt's Casbah, PNC Bank, RE/MAX Absolute-Team Brevard, Rodan+Fields Dermatology, and Your Family Chiropractor.

The keynote speaker was Hollis "Holly" Wilder, Cupcake Connoisseur and Founder of Sweet! by Good Golly Miss Holly, who spoke on "Selling Yourself." Session speakers included Tina Lange, APR, Owner and Operator, TNT Creative Group, who spoke on "Social Media: It's Only One Piece of the Puzzle!"; and Julie Arnold, Social Media Manager, Griffin Communications Group, who spoke on Social Media Strategies That Work!" Photography provided by Christina Stuart Photography.

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Space Coast Women's Business Expo 2010

The 3rd Annual Space Coast Women's Business Expo was held on August 20, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront. Everyone was welcome to attend the event, which offered tips on making choices, building connections, and creating impact. There were approximately 215 attendees, including vendors. There were several wonderful raffle and silent auction prizes awarded.

Sponsors included: American Business Women's Association (ABWA), 321 Plumbing, Community Credit Union, Florida Today, The Hip Chicks of Brevard, Merritt Square Mall, Regions Bank, Your Family Chiropractor, and Whittaker Cooper Financial Group.

The keynote speaker was Jay Forte, who spoke on "You Are Amazing... No, Extraordinary!" Session speakers included Susan Mazza, who spoke on "Making Choices", and Rebecca Carswell, who spoke on "Hey, Are You Listening to Me?" The emcee for the day's events was Jean Newell, Newco Enterprises. Photography provided by Space Coast Photography.

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Space Coast Women's Business Expo 2009

 

The 2nd Annual Space Coast Women's Business Expo was held on August 6, 2009 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Florida Tech Clemente Center for Sports and Recreation. Everyone was welcome to attend the event, which offered tips on marketing and publicity to dressing for success and overcoming obstacles. There were approximately 350 attendees, including vendors. There were numerous door prizes awarded during the networking portion of the expo.

Sponsors included: American Business Women's Association (ABWA), ABWA Express Network, Brevard County Woman, Affordable Graphic Solutions, The Hip Chicks of Brevard, Sign Man, and Spotlight Magazine. The keynote speaker was Jeff Piersall, Space Coast Marketing. Speakers included Toni Allen, Brevard County Woman; Donna Anselmo, Bold Marketing Solutions; Jessica Brace, Affordable Graphic Solutions; J. Brewer, HelloWorld; Rebecca Carswell, co-author of "The Group"; Connie Chiles-Cooke, State Farm; Carol Craig, Craig Technologies; Mirja Heide, co-author of "The Group"; Tiffany Kaharick, co-author of "The Group"; Amy Mead, co-author of "The Group"; Shekina Me'chelle; Amacita Maloon-Gibson, MGAA; Jean Newell, Newco Enterprises, LLC; Sheryl Olguin; Sherry Palmer; Edna Patten, Imacting Presence; and Sue Tyson-Parker, Florida Today;

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Space Coast Women's Business Expo 2008

The Positioning Your Business for Success Expo and Conference was held March 5, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Florida Tech Clemente Center for Sports and Recreation. Everyone was welcome to attend the event, which offered tips on how to develop a strong brand, build market excitement, and make the sale.

Speakers included Tom Gallman, Senior Area Manager, U.S. Small Business Administration; Jean Newell, President, Newco Enterprises, LLC; Russ Kittle, CEO, Indian River Press; Carolyn Fausnaugh, Ph.D., Florida Tech assistant professor; and Ann Becker, Ph.D., President of the Women's Business Center and director of the National Center for Small Business Information. Also, fitness expert Virginia "Gigi" Andreades offered yoga and meditation breakout sessions.

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