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April 4, 2013

Winning Opportunities for Women Conference tomorrow


In addition to a surprise, interactive, get-out-of-your-seats game, attendees will enjoy live music provided by classical guitarist Omar Diaz. Originally from Dorado, Puerto Rico, Diaz is a majoring in music and music technology at Northern Essex Community College and will entertain during the networking and luncheon segment of the event. The Haverhill High School Band will introduce Harrison in theme with the event.

Guests will also enjoy shopping with more than 20 vendors in the WOW Marketplace. Vendors will sell hand-made jewelry, stationery, popular costume jewelry, health and wellness items, hair products, skin products, handbags, clothing and accessories, services, food, and other items.

The WOW Committee makes a charitable donation to a women- or girl-focused non-profit charity every year. This year, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill has been selected to receive the donation and will accept it during a check presentation at the event. Destiny Alicia, the Greater Haverhill Boys & Girls Club person of the year will share her story of overcoming adversity and future goals of college and owning her own business. Her presentation will express the gratitude of partnerships between young women, including the conference committee and the Boys & Girls Club.

The 2013 committee chairperson is Dianne McDermott of McDermott & Company Marketing of Haverhill. The WOW committee consists of 12 business women who are members of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce. This dedicated committee develops and organizes the annual conference with components designed for professional women in all stages of their lives.

The 17th annual WOW conference is sponsored by Merrimack Valley Hospital & Holy Family Hospital/Steward Family Hospitals, Rockingham Toyota-Honda-Scion, WOKQ 97.5, Lowell Five, Suffolk University Sawyer Business School, Pentucket Medical Associates, Pentucket Bank, Smile Braces, Haverhill Bank, Opportunity Works, HMF Printing, McDermott & Company Marketing, and Flowers by Steve.

Early Bird conference registration is $69 per person. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, please visit www.haverhillchamber.com. For more information, please call 978-373-5663. Sponsorship packages are available, and student inquiries are welcome.

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