Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Chris Phelan, President
Telephone: 908-782-7115 ext. 22e
August 16, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
HUNTERDON CHAMBER HOSTS ANNUAL FALL WOMENS’ BUSINESS FORUM
The Women’s Business Forum of Hunterdon County, a committee of the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting an Afternoon of Leadership on September 21, 2021, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Woolverton Inn in Stockton, NJ. This year’s theme is about resiliency, our Keynote speaker is Dr. Kathryn Foster. In 2018, Kathryn is the 16th president of The College of New Jersey.
Dr. Foster is a native of New Jersey and a scholar-educator with more than 35 years of experience in public higher education, Kathryn came from the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF), where she served as president from 2012 to 2018. Prior to the presidency, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, on research leave from the State University of New York at Buffalo, her academic home from 1993 to 2012. While at the University at Buffalo, she was Chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Director of the University at Buffalo Regional Institute, and she served as a Visiting Fellow at the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at Harvard University. Earlier in her career, Dr. Foster was a lecturer at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland).
This conference attracts attendees from Hunterdon, Somerset, Warren, Mercer, and Bucks Counties, as well as the Greater Philadelphia and New York regions.
Hunterdon County Chamber President Chris Phelan said, “We are proud to present this program with Dr Foster for our Business Community. This is a tremendous opportunity for representatives from businesses and non-profit organizations, both small and large to come together to share information and knowledge. These have been challenging times for so many and the support and exchange of ideas at events like this are a great resource to tap into.”
Attendees will have the opportunity to mix and mingle, enjoy mocktails and great appetizers.
A tour of the Woolverton Inn will be available for those that would like to see the Inn and its beautiful surrounding grounds, followed by our keynote speaker and ending with more mix and mingle.
Colleen Duerr of Shifting Gears Consulting is the Committee Chair of the Women’s Business Forum. Colleen says, “the Women’s Business Forum is a great event for any professional. The summit provides an opportunity to network across many different types of businesses with professionals at all levels. I’m excited to have our keynote speaker, Dr. Kathryn Foster speaking on resiliency. It’s a key element to all of us having gone through the pandemic and trying to get our personal and business lives back on track.
This event will provide attendees with the opportunity to mix and mingle with professionals, get inspired, and enjoy the great beautiful outdoor scenery at the Woolverton Inn!”
Michelle L. Heide, Chamber Board Chair, and owner of Michelle Heide & Associates said “As a woman business owner, I find it very important to support events that educate and empower women. Whether you are an entrepreneur or an executive, the Forum always provides outstanding information, insight and connections that benefit all attendees.”
Consider attending the Forum if you are a Small Business Owner, Senior Executive, Supervisor/Manager or high achieving individual or entrepreneur.
For more information, to purchase tickets and/or to register as a sponsor, please contact us at 908-782-7115 or visit our website @ www.hunterdonchamber.org
The Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, established in 1916, represents over 550 member organizations with over 15,000 employees. The Chamber serves as the advocate for the Business Community and offers a wide array of initiatives centered on economic & workforce development, leadership, and business resources. For more information on the Chamber please visit www.hunterdonchamber.org or call 908-782-7115.