Celebrating Women in Business 2017

<b>Penny Trembley and Angie Nussey</b><b>Celebrating Women in Business 2016</b><b>Angie Nussey preforming at the Women's Day Event 2016</b>

Celebrating Women in Business

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Enterprise Renfrew County in partnership with Renfrew County Community Futures Corporation are proud to present our annual Celebrating Women in Business Event.
**Registration Deadline has been extended to Saturday March 25th

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM on Wednesday March 29, 2017
8:30 - 9:00 AM Check-in and networking
Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre, 1 International Drive, Pembroke.
Tickets are $40.00 plus HST ($5.20) = $45.20 Tickets must be purchased in advance **tickets are non-refundable
Ticket price includes: break refreshments and lunch along with a ballot for a door prize *must be in attendance to win.
If you have  food allergies please let us know when you purchase your ticket. If you have any questions call Kim at: 613.735.8224

What to Expect During the Event:

  • PARO Information Session: Guest Speaker will talk about Paro Circles
  • Entrepreneur Panel: Women entrepreneurs will talk about their businesses, challenges and their triumphs along with a Q & A session
  • Lunch: Sandwich & Salad Bar along with a variety of desserts, plus tea and coffee
  • Keynote Speaker: Karen Cunningham
  • Algonquin College Entrepreneurship Hub: Guest Speaker will give update on what has been happening at the Entrepreneurship Hub
  • Wrap-up and Door Prizes *must be in attendance to win
  • PARO Peer Lending Circles *anyone who would like to work towards starting a Circle is invited to stay after the main event.

The Power of the Female Entrepreneur

Keynote Speaker: Karen Cunningham owner of Integrity Leadership Consulting will talk about obstacles and barriers that many women face while operating their business. Some obstacles are our own making, some barriers are caused due to the lack of understanding of the importance of what is needed for women to take the audacious leap in becoming an entrepreneur.

What is the PARO Centre?

The PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise is one of Canada's most successful business support and networking organizations. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we collaborate to empower women, strengthen small business and promote community economic development across the North of Ontario.PARO is quite simply the best place for women who are ready to start, grow or promote their business. But more than this, we want to help women create new opportunities for their communities and region. In our view, every enterprise - be it for social outcomes and no matter how small - can have a positive impact.
PARO is now available in Eastern Ontario!

PARO Circle Stages

1st Stage: $1,000. Grant: $500. Loan: $500. Term: 9 Months. Payments: $60/month
2nd Stage: $2,000. Grant: $1,000. Loan: $1,000. Term: 9 Months. Payments: $120/month
3rd Stage: $3,000. Grant:--. Loan:$3,000. Term: 27 Months. Payments: $120/month
4th Stage: $5,000. Grant:--. Loan: $5,000. Term: 27 Months. Payments: $220/month
Details will be provided during the workshop and there will be an opportunity to form PARO Circles at the end of the event.

Entrepreneur Panel

Margo Crawford - Business Sherpa Group

Lindsey Gibeau - Lindsey Gibeau Photography

Kimberly R. Lehman - Architectural Drafts and Designing

Janna Fortin - Janna's Gallery Cafe and co-owner Kerry's Place