Hunterdon chamber to sponsor women’s business summit –

The Women’s Business Forum of Hunterdon County, a committee of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, will be holding its 8th Women’s Business Summit on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Hawk Pointe Golf Club in Washington, NJ. This year’s theme is «Moving Women Forward in Business».

The committee is excited to announce that Assemblywoman Donna Simon is going to be the Opening Speaker for this highly informative conference that attracts attendees from Hunterdon, Somerset, Warren, Mercer and Bucks Counties, as well as the Greater Philadelphia and New York regions.

«Our Women’s Business Summit provides an excellent environment for women in business and non-profit organizations to gain great insight and information on a variety of topics that encourage personal growth and development,» said Laura M. Cummins, Director of Membership & Events at the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce.

This full-day program includes two rounds of breakout sessions that provide attendees with the opportunity to gather some valuable takeaways that they can easily implement post event. This year’s segments include: «Community Leadership» with Mayor Janice Kovach, «Using Technology to Build Your Personal Brand» with Maria Semple of Prospect Finder, LLC, and «Professional Development and Continuing Education» with Reena Kamins of College & Career Life.

The keynote speaker will be Ms. Kathleen McQuiggan, a Senior Consultant to the Pax World Global Women’s Equality Fund. Kathleen is a longtime activist for women’s issues in business. She has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences on women in finance including: 85Broads, Simmons College and 100 Women in Hedge Funds. «Trading ideas with other successful women is productive and inspiring. The Women’s Business Summit brings together dedicated female leaders to enhance not only the local community but also opportunities for women globally,» stated Reena Kamins, Chair of the Women’s Business Forum of Hunterdon County and owner of College, Career & Life, LLC.

We thank our Presenting Sponsors, Financial Resources Federal Credit Union and Patton, Heide & Associates for their continued support of the Women’s Business Summit; our Event Branding Sponsor, Digital Arts; Supporting Sponsors, Hunterdon Radiological Associates and College, Career & Life, LLC; Contributing Sponsor, Raritan Valley Community College; and our Scholarship Sponsor, MSI Plumbing. «As a woman business owner, I find it very important to support events that educate and empower women. Whether you are an entrepreneur or an executive, the Summit provides outstanding information, insight and connections that benefit all attendees,» said Michelle L. Heide, Partner at Patton, Heide & Associates.

Through our Scholarship Sponsor, MSI Plumbing & Remodeling, we are able to offer up to 10 scholarships to individuals interested in attending the Summit. If you would like criteria to qualify to apply for a scholarship, please contact Laura M. Cummins at the Chamber office or at «I am so proud to be the Scholarship Sponsor for the Women’s Business Forum’s upcoming Summit. As a founder of the Forum, and a former educator myself, it is such a delight to be able to help students and non-profit employees attend this very informative event. They always leave with so much information to take back to their organizations, or to implement in their own lives, which is what this Summit is all about,» said Anne Thornton, owner of MSI Plumbing & Remodeling.

Consider attending the Summit if you are a Small Business Owner, Senior Executive, Supervisor/Manager or high achieving individual or entrepreneur. 

For more information or to register, visit The fee for the Summit is $80 for Chamber Members and $95 for general admission. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

The Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, established in 1916, represents over 600 member organizations with over 15,000 employees. The Chamber serves as the advocate for the Business Community and offers a wide array of initiatives centered on economic & workforce development, leadership and business resources. For more information on the Chamber please visit or call 908-782-7115.

This item was submitted by Laura M. Cummins.


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