Once again the Women’s Business Center will be hosting its annual Women’s Business Summit. This year, the event will take place on Friday, August 26 at Texas State Technical College in Harlingen from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The summit will kick off with informative sessions presented by speakers from Wells Fargo Bank, TXU, U.S. Small Business Administration, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and The Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council. The afternoon portion includes a luncheon featuring keynote speaker Viviana Hurtado, Phd. Hurtado is the blogger behind The Wise Latina Club. She is a freelance writer for More Magazine, a contributing Food Editor at the Washington Flyer Magazine, and, most recently, a former DC-based correspondent for ABC News leading coverage on the global economic crisis, technology, and politics. At Al Jazeera English, she reported extensively from Latin America. She freelanced for the New York Times in Mexico City, contributing to the newspaper’s award winning coverage of the historic 2000 Mexican presidential elections.
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There will be a special award presentation honoring local women in business and State Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa will be recognized with the “Community Advocacy Award.” “We expect an attendance of over 300 small business owners and those interested in starting a business,” said Mann. “The cost is $25 and is open to both women and men.” Reservations for the Women’s Business Summit are encouraged. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to register, call (956) 618-2828.