7th Annual Chocolate Soiree

Prominent Business Women Set to Speak At Business Babes Society’s 7Th Annual Chocolate Soiree

Annual Membership and Sponsorship Drive Features Accomplishments, Opportunities and Entertainment

Business Babes Society will hold its 7th Annual Chocolate Soiree on October 26 at Appalachian College. Three prominent business women will take center stage as guest speakers at the annual membership and sponsorship event. Each one provides a unique perspective from, local to national, as they share their stories of the remarkable journeys that led to their successes. The Chocolate Soiree offers women business owners and contractors the opportunity to learn about Business Babes Society and the many benefits that come with membership.

Featured speakers include Star Charities Co-founder and President, Anna Foultz who has won numerous national, regional and local awards in recognition of her many accomplishments. The oldest active Girl Scout in the U.S., Foultz moved across the country supporting her late husband‟s government career. In the process, she founded a number of successful businesses, created youth programs, and got involved in community service everywhere she lived. Now based in Maryland, she has co-authored her autobiography which will make its debut in October.

Joining Ms. Foultz will be motivational speaker and training consultant for companies, Vera Thomas. From her base in Lexington, Kentucky, Thomas works throughout the region with organizations and educational institutions specializing in human resource development, classroom management training and mediation. Ms. Thomas has become a catalyst for change through her active participation in a variety of community organizations focusing on efforts that provide hope and empowerment to help others overcome challenging circumstances and achieve their dreams. She has received awards from the Akron Board of Education, Copley Road Merchants Association, the City of Akron and numerous other organizations.

Lexington, Kentucky native Kaelyn Query will share her journey to success through her passion for event planning and management. The Founder and President of LexEffect started her business at the age of 14 and now produces events of all types across the country with a focus on supporting non-profit organizations. Among her honors are recent awards naming her „Rookie of the Year‟ in BNI in 2015 and Young Entrepreneur of the Year by Commerce Lexington for the Salute to Small Business 2016 awards.

This year‟s theme, Wonder Women: The Power of Resilience, underscores the important contributions women are making in communities across the country. The theme is a perfect fit for the organization according to event chairperson and founding member Joyce Green. “Business Babes Society offers women entrepreneurs an important forum by providing networking and professional growth opportunities. We are active throughout the year offering informative and entertaining programs that build business skills and nurture new relationships. We are also very proud of the indelible impact we have had at the community level, contributing to many local programs, charities and non-profits as well as providing educational scholarships for young women seeking to pursue a business career,” she said.

The Chocolate Soiree will include many opportunities to explore Business Babes Society's numerous unique benefits. While sampling an array of chocolate treats from Cakes by Ellie, attendees will hear about the organization's accomplishments and the many ways prospective members and sponsors can realize innumerable gains. Adding to the fun and informative evening, that runs from six to nine p.m., will be door prizes and giveaways. Sponsors of the event include PNC Bank, CPR Richmond, Newfangled Clothing, Schultz Public Relations, Jordan Hill Farm, Younique by Shannon Brewer, Stamp to Cope, and Cakes by Ellie in addition to numerous other local business establishments. The $5 registration fee is payable online or at the door. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP at http://www.businessbabessociety.org/events. Prior registration is encouraged, but not mandatory. Further information is available at info@businessbabessociety.org./events

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