SOLD OUT: Women In Business: RISE

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Name: SOLD OUT: Women In Business: RISE
Date: March 6, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Limited Seats Available; First Come First Serve

You're invited to the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce's
2020 Women in Business Event
RISE. Define Yourself.

This half-day conference features insightful and engaging sessions led by prominent, successful business women and regional leaders. At this year's event, you'll assess your relevancy, your reputation, your legacy, and take ownership of your personal brand. You'll hear from four dynamic speakers, who'll provide practical insight into building your personal brand. In addition, there will be roundtable discussions with each speaker, along with other professional women, drilling down to the specifics of how you can personally rise and define yourself. 

Note this event will sell out quickly, so register early!

Keynote Speakers:

Hope Blackley-Logan: Recognize Who You Are: How to Build Your Personal Brand  
District Director, Congressman William Timmons
Ms. Hope Blackley-Logan began her professional career with the United Way of the Piedmont, Village Partnership as a preschool teacher. From there, she joined the 7th Circuit Solicitor?s Office as a child victim advocate where she assisted and prepared children for criminal court working under the direction of former solicitor, Trey Gowdy. In 2004, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford appointed her as the Crime Victims? Ombudsman for the state where she investigated complaints of crime victims against criminal and juvenile justice organizations. In 2010, Ms. Blackley-Logan was appointed Spartanburg County Clerk of Court, where she managed the day-to-day operations of the courthouse and court system, as well as supervised 50 employees. In January 2019, Ms. Blackley-Logan joined Congressman William Timmons office as his District Director.  In this capacity Ms. Blackley-Logan oversees the administrative duties of the Spartanburg and Greenville district offices and staff.
Erin Fox: Having the Power of Influence: Working Through Perfectionism and Anxiety
2018 South Carolina Teacher of the Year
Erin Fox is originally from Murphy, North Carolina, and she received her BSED in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.  She earned her master?s degree in Gifted and Talented Education several years later from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  Fox was initially hired at Gaffney High School to be an English II teacher. During her seventeen years at Gaffney High she has taught Advanced Drama, Drama I, Introduction to Drama, Theatrical Movement, Academic Assistance, English I, English II, and English III.  She loves the teaching opportunities that exploring literature and English Language Arts provides for her students and herself.  As she works to challenge them, they challenge her as well, and she loves to infuse their work with kinesthetic/tactile lessons and artistic endeavors. 
Christina Cody Your Rock Star Status: Emotional Intelligence and Self-Care
Culture of Health Leader, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Christina Cody was one of 67 people selected across the nation to participate in this prestigious leadership program advancing health and equity. When Cody learned about the obesity rate throughout South Carolina four years ago, as an anatomy and physiology teacher, she wanted to share it with her students. Little did she know it would spark a movement throughout her school district. Her students were floored by the numbers and soon began brainstorming ways to help solve the issue by educating others. Her efforts have gotten national recognition and have sparked a passion and purpose in students who take on youth engagement leadership roles driving them to address health equity in their communities.

Vicky Free: Empowered to Do One Better: Having the Competitive Edge   
Chief Marketing Officer, Novant
Vicky Free is a proven expert in brand strategy, digital media, integrated marketing, branded content, consumer insights and business analytics across various consumer-centered industries.  With more than twenty years of B2B and B2C experience, Vicky has developed strategic, innovative and results-driving campaigns for best-in-class global brands including McDonald?s, Warner Media, BET Networks, a division of VIACOM, The Walt Disney Company and Novant Health. Vicky has built a reputation as a general management leader with solid business acumen rooted in a culture of innovation, data-driven decision-making and collaborative relationships to deliver enterprise-wide impact.

Speed Round Table Discussions:
This fast paced format allows for limited group interaction and conversation for six additional topics! 
The groups have ten minutes total to hear from the presenter and ask questions before being signaled to move on to the next round. This fun, loud, high energy dialogue is sure to be impactful!   

Networking 102: Get the Business Card, & Then What?: Karen Calhoun
A Discussion About Pelvic Floor Therapy: Jenna Banks, PT, DBT, OCS
Do One Better: Having the Competitive Edge: Vicky Free
A Deeper Dive Into "Recognizing Who You Are:" Hope Blackley-Logan
A Deeper Dive Into "Having the Power of Influence:" Erin Fox
A Deeper Drive Into "Knowing Your Strength:" Christina Cody

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System mini presentations:
Follow Your Heart: Heart Stats, Signs, and Symptoms
Stretch That Stress: Stress Relief Exercises at Your Desk

Know Your Numbers: Blood Pressure Information
Rethink Your Drink: Healthier Options
Food Is Your Medicine: Healthy Eating Habits

Mini Neck and Shoulder Massages provided by Spartanburg Regional Massage

Promote your business by sponsoring this event!
Contact Jonna Turner for more information:

Presenting Sponsor:


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Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Converse College
Sherman College of Chiropractic
Biltmore Center for Professional Development

Event Media:
AC Hotel Spartanburg
225 W Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Date/Time Information:
March 6, 2020
8 AM - 1 PM
Contact Information:
Jonna Turner
Members $60
Non-Members $80

To be placed on the waiting list please contact Jonna Turner

Cancellation must be made 48 hours in advance of the event to be eligible for a refund. 
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What Our Members are Saying

“Spartanburg allows young, ambitious people to make an impact”
Martin Huff
Development Manager
Johnson Development Associates
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Clevedale Inn
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