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Early Bird Registration ending for Women’s Business Conference


 Carol Grannis and Cindy Maher

The South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO) at Black Hills State University is hosting the fourth annual Women’s Business Conference, Leading the Way, at The Lodge at Deadwood, Friday Oct. 25.  The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year’s conference features Leading Edge Coaching and Development and focuses on advancing leadership skills. A presentation by Jane Pfeifle, attorney at Lynn, Jackson, Schultz & Lebrun P.C., will discuss employment laws and their impact on women. A panel, comprised of area businesswomen, will focus on business challenges and opportunities.  Conference attendees can also take advantage of other conference highlights including the business expo, networking opportunities, door prizes, and more.

Early Bird Registration for this signature event ends Friday, Oct. 11 and is $90 which includes lunch, a resource program, and a gift bag.  Register online at or by phone at (605) 642-6435.
The SD CEO is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and is part of a network of more than 110 centers nationwide established through the SBA’s women’s business funding. While services are available to all those interested in entrepreneurship, there is a special emphasis on women, women veterans, Native Americans, the socially and/or economically disadvantaged, and youth entrepreneurs. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the components or participants’ opinions, products or services.  SD CEO operates under Cooperative Agreement SBAHQ-11-W-0038.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

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