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August 13, 2012

Why should you be excited about this year’s Women’s Business Roundtable event? I’ll give you three reasons…

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Why should you be excited about this year’s Women’s Business Roundtable event? I’ll give you three reasons: fun, friends and information. If you’ve been to the Women’s Business Roundtable before, then you know what I’m talking about. If not, then I invite you to see for yourself what it’s all about and join us Sept. 18 for the 14th annual event.

The Women’s Business Roundtable is an annual networking and professional development event especially designed with the female professional in mind. There are exciting speakers and roundtable topics, vendors and exhibitor booths, dinner, door prizes, goodie bags and even a chance to sample delicious desserts from across the Concho Valley. You have an opportunity to meet local business owners, entrepreneurs and business professionals in a friendly way and learn from one another.

One of my greatest joys is hearing how the event has impacted previous attendees. A success is finding out that the event helped someone learn about new resources or a new idea, making professional contacts, making new leads or just having a good time. Our hope is that the contacts attendees make at the Women’s Business Roundtable event become friends and professional contacts that help one another long after the event is over.

The event planning committee is made up of female business professionals who know what it’s like to balance the many pressures of work, family and play. Although the ASU Small Business Development Center and Legacy Sponsor, First Financial Bank, host the event, the planning committee is made up of more than 10 businesses. These ladies and their businesses represent a variety of backgrounds and industries.

Each year, when we begin planning the event, we take time to think about what can make this year’s event the best yet and allow the attendees to get more out of it. Out goal each year is to


not only provide fun and plenty of opportunities to network, but also to give attendees solid information they can take away and immediately begin implementing to improve their businesses.

Each year, the keynote speakers and roundtable topics provide attendees with new inspiration and information. Attendees have the chance to participate in two roundtable discussions during the event, and this year we have more topics than ever before. The lineup includes: business startup, business planning, how to charge what you’re worth and get it, marketing tips, social media marketing, strategic planning, networking, HR issues and more!

We are excited to announce our 2012 keynote speaker is Brenda Gunter, whose professional experience includes work for stylish businesses such as Calvin Klein, Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus. Locally, she has brought that same sense of style and creativity to Miss Hattie’s Restaurant and Downtown San Angelo Inc. She will be sharing her story and the many lessons she’s learned along the way at this year’s event.

Don’t miss your chance to join more than 100 businesswomen of the Concho Valley for a fun evening that is sure to help you and your business. If you have never been before, we welcome first-time attendees and attendee registration is now available (deadline Sept. 12). Each year, the event has grown, incorporated more activities and has shown more examples of impressive work through the vendors and exhibitors featured each year. We are still accepting vendors, exhibitors and sponsors. There are many ways to get involved.

Don’t miss this chance for fun, a chance to make new friends and professional contacts, and to gain valuable business information. The Women’s Business Roundtable event only happens once a year. Find out how you can reserve your spot by visiting

“Business Tips” was written by Jessica Lambert, business development training coordinator and certified training coordinator of Angelo State University’s Small Business Development Center. For more information on the topic of this article or the services of the ASU SBDC, email

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  • Vote for Success! Women's Business Roundtable Event 2012
    Vote for Success! Women's Business Roundtable Event 2012
    Jessica Lambert