Women’s Business Expo – Athens


5th Annual Women’s Business Expo in Athens
Learn . . . Connect . . . Grow . . . Succeed!

A regional favorite is back! Join us on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the UGA Special Collections Library in Athens to grow your connections with, learn from, and be inspired by other successful women in business. Expert speakers will discuss topics of interest to today’s small business entrepreneur, a marketing panel will give tips to market your business, and successful business women will teach and inspire with their personal and professional stories.

You will also have the chance to network with other business women (so bring lots of business cards), visit vendor booths and dine on a delicious holiday lunch.

Seating is limited and registration is required.

Interested in getting your business name and services in front of a lot of women in business? Consider donating a raffle prize or becoming a vendor.

VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES: Become a vendor and meet every attendee to show them what you have to offer. Vendor registration includes one 6-foot table and admissions for two (2) people to attend the expo, networking, educational programs and luncheon. For further exposure, vendors must submit at least one item for the door prize drawings. Tables are limited and will sell out, so reserve your spot today.

Additional Info.

DATE: December 2, 2016
TIME: 9AM – 3PM | Registration and Networking Begins at 8:30AM
LOCATION: UGA Special Collections Library on the UGA Campus

Attendees: $59  |  Vendors: $170

Contact Stacy Johnson to donate a raffle prize or with any questions: 706-542-7436  |  sjohnson@georgiasbdc.org


Cox Media in Athens



Key Note Address on Promoting Women’s Leadership: How Businesses, Universities and Communities Can Play a Role


Dr. Pamela Whitten, UGA

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Georgia

As the chief academic officer at UGA, Dr. Whitten oversees instruction, research, public service and outreach, student affairs and information technology.

Social Media Strategy and Best Practices for Small Business


Sheryl Boddie

CEO, Marketing Media Management

Intentional Leadership to Reduce Turnover: Discover your leadership style to better hire and manage employees.


Natasha Ganem

Director & Founder, Lion Leadership

What’s Your Number? Understanding What Goes Into Your Credit Score


Rosemarie Drake

Lender Relationship Specialist Supervisor, Small Business Administration

Marketing Panelists

Lori Lord, Promotional Marketing Services

Taylor Sims, Account Executive, Cox Media

R. Pamela Adams Alexander, Chief Digital Officer and BizLynks.TV Host, BizLynks Consulting Group, LLC

Sheryl Boddie, CEO, Marketing Media Management

Laura Pitsikoulis, Big Frog of Athens


Below is a list of the vendors who will be present at the expo:

  • Jessie Bonham – Cox Media
  • Rosemarie Drake – Small Business Administration
  • Emily Stanley – Athena Wellness
  • Adrienne Chappell – Chalises Heavenly Inspired
  • Christy Dove – Damsel in Defense
  • Denise Ricks – Edward Jones
  • Jill Samples-Cremens – Eva and Erma’s House Assisted Living and Senior Care Homes
  • Jennifer Flowers – Jennsations
  • Kim Ranftle – Liberty National
  • Mimi Choudhury – Le’Essence Essential Oils
  • Sheryl Boddie – Marketing Media Management
  • Kathleen Carter – Piedmont College
  • Lori Lord – Promotional Marketing Services
  • Tammy Welch – Tammy’s $5 Paparazzi
  • Robin Woodall – Triad Real Estate Group – Keller Williams Realty Greater Athens
  • Deby Sorensen – LaLure

Upcoming Courses

No upcoming courses are on the horizon

Click the button below to add your name to the waiting list. As soon as this course comes available again, you will be contacted by your location UGA SBDC office.

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Registered Vendors Only

Want Some Advice on How to Maximize your Exhibitor Experience?

The Athens SBDC will be offering a no-cost Strategic Planning Session for registered Athens Vendors wanting to maximize their vendor experience! Bring your lunch and plan to attend this session that will address: stepping out of your comfort zone, networking strategies, developing your “elevator pitch”, and how to follow up with prospects. This optional session is only available to paid vendors of the Athens event.  Minimum class size of 5, so sign up today!

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