Schedule of Events

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

7:30 a.m.

Registration Opens (Hall D2)

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

27th Annual Women’s Forum Breakfast: The State of Women’s Business Development (Lakeside Ballroom, E354)

Featuring Moderator Terry Savage

9:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Women’s Business &
Buyers Mart (Hall D2)

9:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Contract Connections (Hall D2)

By appointment only

9:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Launching Your Own Business: From Dream to Reality

Workshop for start-ups (Breakout Room E353b)

9:45 – 11:45 a.m.

10,000 Small Businesses Program Sampler

Session for established businesses (Breakout Room E353c)

Noon – 1:45 p.m.

27th Annual Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon (Lakeside Ballroom, E354)

Keynote Presentation by Laurel Bellows, Principal, The Bellows Law Group, P.C. and Immediate Past President, American Bar Association

1:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Women’s Business & Buyers Mart (Hall D2)

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Contract Connections (Hall D2)

By appointment only

2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Small Business – Big Opportunity: Finding Solutions for Small Business Challenges

Workshop for business owners of all levels (Breakout Room E353c)

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Get Down to Business Networking Reception (East Lakeside Terrace)