Women TIES Greater Rochester Luncheon for Women Entrepreneurs

Women TIES, Women Together Inspiring Entrepreneurial Success, presents a special luncheon for women entrepreneurs doing business in the Greater Rochester area.

Rochester, NY, April 02, 2008 --(PR.com)-- On Thursday, April 24, 2008, Women TIES, Women Together Inspiring
Entrepreneurial Success, a company dedicated to creating a local, state and regional marketplace for women entrepreneurs in New York State, hosts its first event for women entrepreneurs in the Greater Rochester area.

The Women TIES Greater Rochester Growth Discussion Luncheon will feature
Stella Pennise, Owner of Flowers by Stella, who will present “The Secrets to ‘Growing’ a Lasting Business” at noon at The Inn on the Lake, 770 South Main Street, Canandaigua, New York. Pennise, who has owned her business for thirty three years, will share her personal philosophy, knowledge and success strategies with other women in business to encourage them to reach their own entrepreneurial success. Women entrepreneurs will also have an opportunity to promote their businesses, network with other women
entrepreneurs to forger stronger economic connections, and learn more about Women TIES state-wide marketplace for women business owners.

Women TIES is hosting its first event in the Greater Rochester area because of interest by one of their regional members and a local financial institution. Susan Suben, President of Long Term Care Associates, an independent broker specializing in long-term care planning and long term care insurance states why she was interested in helping to organize this event, “I have been a member of Women TIES for three years. The organization inspires women and encourages valuable regional networking. I have made many contacts with women who share their secrets to success that have helped me grow
my business. Being surrounded by successful women keeps my energy level high and reinforces a positive attitude needed to be an entrepreneur. I know women business owners in the Rochester area will benefit by coming to this special event. ”

Suben, who works with Canandaigua National Bank and Trust, approached
them about sponsoring this event to support women entrepreneurs in their
community. “Canandaigua National Bank and Trust along with CNB Insurance Agency were very enthusiastic about co-hosting a luncheon to support women business owners in our community. Both Maggie Meyer, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust, and Donna Hafler, CNB Insurance Agency, have been instrumental in finding the location, securing the speaker and promoting the event to their female clients,” explains Suben.

Tracy Higginbotham, President of Women TIES, was pleased to bring this event to the Greater Rochester area, “Women TIES is expanding to locations around the state where women, like Susan, Maggie and Donna, are interested in hosting events to promote women entrepreneurship in their area.” In the next three months, Women TIES has events planned in other regional cities such as Ithaca, Oswego, Utica and Syracuse. “Our most successful events are in cities were there is a keen interest and desire by women to promote their companies to other women in their own region and state- wide,” states Higginbotham.

Women TIES corporate mission is to “create a local, state and regional
marketplace for women entrepreneurs in New York State.” Women TIES produces events which offer quality educational programs, regional networking and extensive promotional opportunities for members on their popular website. Women from cities across the state are encouraged to travel and attend the luncheons. The three year old organization has over 220 state-wide members and recently added two national women owned companies to the organization. The cost of the luncheon is $28 per person. Reservations are required by April 22nd, and can be made by calling 315-471-1987.

Women TIES (Women Together Inspiring Entrepreneurial Success)
Tracy Higginbotham