Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The 2008 Big Expo & Job Fair

The 2008 Big Expo & Job Fair was held on Thursday, August 21st and was a wonderful success.

The Expo was a jam-packed day full of business seminars such as "Dress for Success to Land Your Dream Job" by Sara Hathorne of Illustra Image Consulting and "Creating A Culture to Support and Encourage Peak Performance" by Dr. Gloria Wright of Wright & Associates . There were tons of give-aways provided by exhibitors and a fabulous Fashion Show with our very own Lovely Diva--Kelly Greer of Gwinnett Magazine as the spokesperson. The night was completed with our largest Business After Hours of the year which included live jazz music, food, drinks and networking.

Click HERE to view interviews of the different exhibitors at the Big Expo, compliments of Gwinnett Magazine TV!

Below is an excerpt from Ann LaFavor about the event. To read her full remarks please view her post listed under the "Welcome" blog.

". . . Hi Ladies, The Big Expo is behind us. I was so proud of the female companies and women run businesses."

If you have any success stories about the Big Expo & Job Fair, please post your comments to this blog. We would love to use them in the future to show what a great county Gwinnett truly is!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Successful Kick-Off

The kick-off of the Gwinnett Chamber's newly re-vamped women's program -- affectionately known as GLOW was a wonderful success!

An article about GLOW was written in the Gwinnett Daily Post as well. Follow the link provided to view the article: http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/main.asp?SectionID=42&SubSectionID=119&ArticleID=49109

Thank you to our wonderful speaker Emily Sanders of Sanders Financial Management, our purse give-away sponsor Montage, our Presenting Sponsor Gwinnett Medical Center and our venue host Parc of Duluth.

And congrats again to our give-away winners:

Montrice Robinson of BB&T -- Purse provided by Montage
Ann La Favor of LaFavor Etc. -- Purse provided by Montage
Wendy Frank of Rocket IT -- Purse provided by Montage
and Edible Arrangements Gift Card

I always tell people that when any GLOW event ends I want them to have learned, laughed, networked and most importantly leave GLOWING! I hope that happened for all of my fabulously savvy and sassy attendees.

To register for our next meeting on October 17th visit the "upcoming events" section on our website -- http://www.glowgwinnett.com/

Monday, August 11, 2008


Welcome to Glow's own personal Blog! I am excited that you have taken an interest in this amazing program.

Glow is a program created by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce for the women in our community. At Glow events, business women are able to network and connect with one another as well as grow personally and professionally from the various topics covered at our quarterly seminars.

Our very first event will be on August 15th from 7:45am-9:15am at the Parc at Duluth. The topic will be "Financial Management: An Investment to Match Each Purse" presented by president and CEO Emily Sanders of Sanders Financial Management.

This blog, in particular, will contain articles about events in the news that affect us as business women, upcoming events in the community that you just don't want to miss and so much more!

For more information about GLOW please view our main website at www.glowgwinnett.com or you can contact me at nicole@gwinnettchamber.org

I can't wait to see you at our next event where you'll learn, laugh, network & leave glowing --See you soon!