Women’s conference rescheduled


Staff Writer

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

An anticipated first-time Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce event is back on for next month.

The SHE-E-O Women’s Conference Kick-off sponsored by Pfizer and the Eastern North Carolina Center for Business that was postponed because of the threat of Hurricane Florence has been rescheduled and will take place from noon to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Rose Hill Conference Center at 3815 Rose Hill Lane in Nashville. The event was orginally going be held at the Benvenue Country Club. 

Desiree Dolberry, marketing and events coordinator for the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce, said changing the location came after much consideration.

“We would like to accomodate more people to attend and we feel like Rose Hill can assist us with that need,” Dolberry said. “We still have a waiting list — and with this being the first forum exclusively for women, we want to allow for as many as reasonable to attend.”

The women’s conference is designed to showcase the impact of women in the Twin Counties. The conference will include a message from guest speaker WRAL anchor Renee Chou and a panel discussion from a variety of women in the business community of Nash and Edgecombe counties.

Dr. Monique Brown, who owns a medical practice in downtown Rocky Mount and was this year’s recipient of the Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Award, will be one of several panelists at the women’s conference. She said the occasion is an opportunity for the Twin Counties to network and collaborate with women with a vast wealth of knowledge and experience in a variety of areas.

“Women in our region have a tremendous amount of influence and attributes that they contribute to our community daily,” Brown said, “and it is a blessing to be able to showcase them and network with other women who share their love for the development, health and success of our community.”

Amanada Bell, customer service and marketing manager at Family Medical Center of Rocky Mount and a Chamber executive board member, will serve as the moderator for the table discussion that will take place after the panel discussion.

The table discussion will provide attendees time to take a deeper look into how they can excel in their lives by brainstorming and sharing ideas with other women. 

“This event is important because women need to support each other and the SHE-E-O conference will offer an opportunity for women to join forces, support and learn from each other’s mistakes and success,” Bell said.

Tickets are still available for $50 for Chamber members and $60 for non-members. Tickets can be ordered through the Chamber website events calendar at RockyMountChamber.org or by calling the Chamber at 252-973-1211.