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WBN Tradeshow & Member Conference

The Women’s Business Network of Peterborough (WBN) will offer members and guests an exclusive opportunity for education and networking at our annual Tradeshow and Member Conference, hosted at Highland Park Funeral Centre on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Attendees will have access to over 20 exhibitor tables and six exciting conference workshop sessions, in addition to the networking and social environment offered at all WBN events. The Tradeshow is hosted by Mary McGee, CEO of Highland Park Funeral Centre and Secretary for the WBN Board of Directors. 

“I am very excited to be hosting the March WBN meeting at Highland Park,” Ms. McGee said. “WBN members and guests will be well served in our facility’s flexible spaces and by its warm and welcoming atmosphere.”

WBN members Tracy Ormond, of That's A Wrap Catering, and JoAnne Klinkhamer, of Catering PLUS, will also be partnering to provide dinner for the evening – a wonderful demonstration of how the WBN supports its fellow members personally and professionally.

"The Tradeshow is one of my favourite WBN member meetings, and again, we have sold out of exhibitor tables,” said Denise Travers, Program Director. “This is such a great night for members and their guests.  It really shows the diversity of businesses and organizations in our membership."

During the Tradeshow, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., members will have the opportunity to showcase their business at exhibitor tables, while guests can network to extend their professional circles and learn about WBN member businesses. Attendees will have the chance to win door prizes, including a $500 advertising prize donated by Jeannine Taylor of KawarthaNOW.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and will be Buffet Style, featuring a salad bar, lasagna and dessert. 

Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the Member Conference will offer six half-hour workshops over two time-slots. The workshops are facilitated by WBN members and feature topics selected by the Board based on member feedback at each monthly meeting. The sessions will focus on various aspects of successful business, including marketing, technology, empowerment, and personal concerns. 


Member Conference Workshops:

·       Intro to WordPress - Carrie Wakeford, Black Cap Design

·       Media, Market, Message - Jeannine Taylor, KawarthaNOW

·       Embrace Your Power - Intro to Women's Self-Defense - Heather Howe, Wendo Women's Self Defense

·       Use Your Authentic Self to Create Presence - Colleen Carruthers, The TR Group

·       Tips for Running a Successful Business - Janet McLeod, East City Flower Shop

·       Your Health is Your Wealth - Sue Field, Live a Legacy Life

Registration is open until Friday, February 26, at 12:00 noon, and costs $40.00 for guests. Guests may register online at