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Annual Chamber brunch celebrates women

Posted: April 18, 2013 - 11:44am  |  Updated: April 20, 2013 - 11:08pm

In a business world that stereotypically focuses on men, the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday will celebrate women in the workplace.

The annual Successful Superwoman’s Brunch, held each year in conjunction with Administrative Professionals Day, is set for noon Wednesday, April 24, preceded by an hour-long business expo and networking session at the Legends Club in Augusta.

“This is kind of like our one event to focus on professional women,” said Columbia County Chamber President and CEO Tammy Shepherd. “The reason we do it, first of all, it’s needed – it’s one of your most-asked-for type events in the chamber world. But it’s also a great way for women to come together and celebrate the success and accomplishments of their careers.”

Men are welcome, too, she added – especially those who bring their office’s support staff “to see what their chamber does that day.”

This is the third year for the event, which is moving this year to a larger venue after selling out its first two years, Shepherd said.

At the brunch, the chamber will present awards for Business Woman of the Year and Administrative Professional of the Year, recognitions based on nominations from other business people or the administrative professional’s supervisor and then chosen by the chamber board.

Motivational speaker Teka Allen, with HIS Consultants, will deliver the keynote speech, “Unmasking the Real Superwoman,” and WAGT-TV anchor Liz Hill will emcee.

Tickets to the brunch cost $35 for chamber members, $40 for non-members and $280 for corporate tables of eight. Reservations are due by Monday by calling the chamber at (706) 651-0118, or at www.columbiacounty chamber.com.

IF YOU GO

What: Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Successful Superwoman’s Brunch

When: Wednesday, April 24; business expo 11 a.m,, program at noon

Where: The Legends Club, 2701 Washington Road, Augusta

Cost: $35 for chamber members, $40 for non-members; $280 for corporate tables of eight.

More: Reservations required by Monday, April 22 by calling (706) 651-0018, or go to www.columbiacountychamber.com

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