Make Mine A Million $ Business™ Names Judges for Women Entrepreneur Event

Charlotte, NC, October 01, 2008 --( Mary Cantando, coordinator for the North Carolina Make Mine A Million $ Business™ event (, has announced the judges for the event to be held Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Blake Hotel, located at 555 S Mcdowell St. Each judge will review women business owners as they pitch their businesses to the judges and audience. The judges are Tara Olson, Carla Liberatore and Dr. Mona El Shazly. Olson, who has an extensive background in marketing and market research, is the owner of AllPoints Research, Inc. in Winston Salem. Liberatore, an expert in finance and investments, is a First Vice President and Investment Officer with Wachovia Securities in Raleigh. Shazly, who is an expert in economics and international business, chairs the Business Department at Columbia College in Columbia, South Carolina. These women represent what it takes to be a successful woman in business.

Make Mine a Million $ Business™ provides a combination of money, mentoring, marketing and technology tools that help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses from micros to millions. Finalists will be selected from applicants statewide and asked to deliver a business pitch to women entrepreneurs, judges and guests at the event. Winners will be chosen by judges and audience members. Women entrepreneurs interested in applying for the North Carolina event are encouraged to visit for more information.

“We are excited to have judges from both North and South Carolina participating in the North Carolina Make Mine a Million $ Business™ event,” said Nell Merlino, founder and president of Count Me In. “The judges play a vital role in our event as the feedback they will provide will help the finalists learn how to boost their revenues to the $1 million mark.”

“Make Mine a Million is honored to have judges from across the Carolinas who are recognized experts in their fields,” Cantando said.

About Make Mine A Million $ Business™:
Make Mine a Million $ Business™, a program of Count Me In and founding partner, American Express OPENSM, provides women entrepreneurs with the opportunity to expand their businesses by generating more than a million dollars in annual revenue. A unique nationwide program that provides money, mentoring and marketing opportunities to help businesses grow from micro to millions, the goal of Make Mine a Million $ Business™ is to lead one million women entrepreneurs in the effort to reach annual revenues of one million dollars by 2010. North Carolina will host the state’s first Make Mine a Million $ Business™ event on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Blake Hotel in Charlotte. For more information please visit or call (212) 245-1245.

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
(919) 233-6600
PR Firms Raleigh, NC

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