Conference targets women in business

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University, along with Tangipahoa Professional Women, will host Women Mean Business on Thursday, March 29, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Southeastern’s Twelve Oaks Reception Hall on Union Avenue.
     “The Women Mean Business Conference will provide high impact strategies to help women of all ages survive and thrive individually and professionally,” said Sandy Summers, assistant director of the Small Business Development Center. “This full day event will be jam packed with knowledge, tools, resources and connections.”
     Women Mean Business presenters include Dian Lusher, Owner of Dynel, Inc; Amber Narro, a communications consultan, and Kathleen Abel, Director of TARC. The event will also feature an informative panel of experts that will address the top wellness issues for women in 2012.
     “The event will provide opportunities to network with other professionals and local business owners,” Summers said. “Table sponsorships are available for businesses interested in participating.”
     Another highlight of this event is “Women Mean Fashion,” an exclusive showcase of spring and summer looks, Summmers added.
     Cost to attend the event is $50; discounts will be given to students and members of TPW and any local Chamber of Commerce. To register for Women Mean Business or receive more information about table sponsorships, log on to or contact LSBDC at 985-549-3831 or

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