Sue Dove, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, together with Tracy Higginbotham, president of Women TIES (Together Inspiring Entrepreneurial Success) organized 'Women in Business' luncheon at the Lodge at Welch Allyn on May 12. The 'women only' event included over 30 promotional displays of various women owned enterprises and 95 entrants all with the goal of raising the profile of women in business and inspiring success by exchanging strategy ideas and business advice.
"This event is the fourth out of the last five years,"said Dove. "We weren't sure if we were going to have it but Tracy contacted me and we knew it was too important; we had to keep it going. The event featured guest speaker Eileen Brophy, president of Brophy Services, a well known building service contractor business in the Central New York area. Brophy's presentation "Always saying yes, never saying no" impresses upon business owners how adapting to change in the business arena is essential for success.