Business Alliance Rally 2012 Lends Support to Alzheimers NC

Join local businesses in support of Alzheimers North Carolina at Women's Power Networking "Business Alliance Rally 2012” vendor and business expo in Raleigh, NC May 19th.

Raleigh, NC, April 20, 2012 --( The Women's Power Networking (WPN) "Business Alliance Rally 2012" is offering area business owners the opportunity to exhibit their company's products and services at their 4th annual networking and vendor event. The B.A.R. expo will take place on May 19, 2012, from 10am – 5pm at the McKimmon Center located at 1101 Gorman Street on the NCSU campus in Raleigh. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Alzheimers North Carolina, a 501(C)3 non-profit organization.(

A significant lead-generating resource for businesses, the expo offers business owners and their representatives the opportunity to network with more than 100 exhibitors and 1000 attendees.

“It’s a great place for B2B and B2C networking,” said Vicki Parks, the 2012 Rally co-chairperson. “The Expo showcases a variety of businesses in one location enabling the public as well as other businesses to see what types of products and services are available locally.”

Designed to be part expo and part business education event, the Rally accomplishes both by providing a spacious exhibitor floor along with 10 Spotlight Speakers leading breakout sessions, and a "Meet the Media” Luncheon.

Parks went on to say, “This is a great way for businesses to promote who they are, what they have and how they can help solve problems. Exhibiting at live events is one of the most effective strategies to meet and talk with potential customers in a relaxed environment.”

Marilyn Shannon, co-founder of Women's Power Networking added, “Each year we choose a non-profit organization to receive a portion of the proceeds. This year we selected Alzheimers North Carolina to benefit from the expo because it was a favorite charity of Sallie Matlack, a much loved founding member of WPN, who passed away in October. All of the exhibitors and speakers are local business owners who take pride in giving back to the community."

The Business Alliance Rally is intended for everyone. It provides a chance for businesses to network with one another, sell their products and services, learn how to be more successful, and expand their alliances; fulfilling the promise of Women's Power Networking: "Alliances for Business–Alliances for Life."

Businesses, non-profits and organizations interested exhibiting should visit as tables, booths and corner booths are filling up fast. Businesses and individuals do not have to be affiliated with Women's Power Networking to exhibit, lead a breakout session or attend the expo. Admission tickets are only $10. Discounts are available for multiple ticket purchases.

About Women’s Power Networking (WPN)
Founded originally as Coffee and Contacts in 2007, Women's Power Networking "Alliances for Business - Alliances for Life" is a growing, national women's business referral network. WPN is the umbrella organization for monthly Power Lunches, the Women Executives Roundtable and the after hours networking event, Cocktails and Contacts. Weekly Coffee and Contacts chapter meetings offer women a positive environment to grow personally and professionally. The WPN Speakers Bureau arranges professional keynote and business speakers for conferences, business meetings, retreats or galas. Visit:

About Alzheimer's North Carolina, Inc.:
Alzheimer's North Carolina, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing education, support and services to patients, their families, health care professionals and the general public while raising awareness and funding for research for a cause(s), treatment, prevention and cure for Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. The organization was founded at Duke University in 1980 and relocated to Raleigh in 1985. Additional information is available at .
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Jean Hedges 919.961.6915
Marilyn Shannon 919.362.7133