Dept. of Commerce: 2004 Women’s Business EXPO Announced

Contact:
Tony Hozeny, (608) 267-9661

MADISON-Women business owners, business professionals and entrepreneurs will
want to attend the 2004 Business Women’s Expo, Tuesday, February 10, from
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel in Madison.

“Both nationally and in Wisconsin, women-owned businesses are an
increasingly vital component of the overall economy, and we are committed to
supporting their growth,” Department of Commerce (Commerce) Secretary Cory
L. Nettles said. “This expo offers a wealth of information from seminars,
exhibits and featured speakers, as well as the opportunity for participants
to make important sales and business contacts.”

The expo features over 50 business and lifestyle exhibits and Lifestyle Room
presentations that will be open to the general public from 10:30 a.m. to
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a $5 fee. Natalie Knudson, owner
of Modern Business Technology, will present the opening keynote address.
Lisa Stone, the UW-Madison’s women’s basketball coach, will speak during
lunch. The expo includes 12 professional development seminars, a networking
lunch, and an interactive reception from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Commerce Bureau of Entrepreneurship will be exhibiting at the event,
highlighting tools available to women-owned businesses, including a
demonstration of the state’s Business Wizard
, and several new
agency publications. A women business specialist from Commerce will be
available for questions.

Advance tickets are $50 for the full event, $15 for only the morning
session, $10 for only the reception, and $5 for only viewing the exhibits.
For a conference brochure or additional information, go to
www.wisconsinwoman.net , call 608-221-1374 or
email [email protected] .

The event is sponsored by MG&E; Milwaukee Brewers “Women on Wednesdays”
Program; Murphy Desmond S.C.; Enterprise Solutions Technology Group; Lands’
End Business Outfitters; First Weber Group Realtors; Jacci See, the Jacci
See Team and Mary Kay Bruns, UW-Madison School of Business Graduate Programs
Office; Lathrop & Clark LLP; Clifton Gunderson Financial Services; Wisconsin
Education Association Council; and the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative
Corporation.

For further information on the business resources, contact Carol
Dunn, Commerce, at (608) 267-0297.