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Connections Women's Symposium

10th Annual Connections Women's Symposium
October 27 
Women's Network for Entrepreneurial Training (WNET) and SUNY Oswego's Office of Business and Community Relations (OBCR), will gather women from across New York State for Connections, a day-long conference to be held at the Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center in Oswego from 8 am - 4 pm This day-long symposium is something you won't want to miss. Women employees and business owners need inspiration, ideas, information, and other women to network with. The theme for this year's event is "Achieve - Inspire - Embrace Excellence" and will feature several dynamic speakers, networking opportunities, continental breakfast, lunch, and a dessert reception. Following lunch, our speakers will participate in a panel Q&A. Again this year, headshots will be offered by Dayger Photography, with no sitting fee. Free hair and make-up touch-ups will also be available.

Also returning this year is Bee-Hive Networking. What is Bee-Hive Networking? It is a business building activity that allows you to find exactly what you are looking for in a very short period of time. There are no elevator speeches, no selling, and no fears or discomforts. Each attendee could walk away with an average of 12-20 cards of qualified prospects who want to meet them. Come catch the buzz" with Bee-Hive Networking. Please be sure to come armed with 100 business cards. 

"Connections provides an outstanding opportunity for women to learn from each other, generate new ideas, and build relationships with like-minded women," said Evelyn LiVoti, Connections' chair.  "We are very excited to bring back Bee-Hive Networking this year. Going home with qualified leads is a true benefit of attending Connections."

"Moving Women to Power" is not only the Connections tagline, it's also the number one goal of every Connections conference. That is why Connections has created the "Woman of Power" award. This award will recognize a woman whose civic and community service goes beyond "normal" responsibilities, creating a lasting and beneficial impact on the community. 

Nomination forms are available now and will be accepted through August 31. The award will be presented at the conference.

Sponsors to date include SUNY Oswego's Office of Business and Community Relations, Women's Network for Entrepreneurial Training and the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center.  

Registration and tickets for Connections are available through Operation Oswego County.

For more information, contact Evelyn LiVoti, Connections' co-chair, at 315.343.1545 or

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A kind thank you to our sponsors!

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Women's Network for Entrepreneurial Training logo

Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center logo

Ruby sponsors

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Emerald Sponsors

Bosco and Geers

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