2021 Women in Business Forum

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Name: 2021 Women in Business Forum
Date: August 24, 2021
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Event Description:

This event is SOLD OUT.
On-site and walk-in registration will not be available.

Reminders for Registered Guests and Public Safety Measures
  • All attendees have been pre-assigned to a specific table. Please check-in at registration to find out your table number. Groups that registered together will be seated together.
  • The vendor tables will be open at 10:15 AM and throughout the event. Most will be offering raffle prizes, so bring plenty of business cards to be entered into everyone’s drawing!
  • Masks are strongly encouraged to be worn by all attendees. It is recommended to “mask-in-motion” and only remove masks when eating or drinking.
  • Lunch will be served from a no-contact, buffet line. Please be mindful to practice social distancing while in line.
  • Masks and hand sanitizer stations will be available at the venue.
  • If you have a fever or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you please not attend the event.
  • A recording of the full event will be posted online and shared with the Chamber membership after the event.

Pre-event workshop with
Time Management Coach Anna Dearmon Kornick!
Add on to your registration for only $15!
30-minute workshop will begin at 10:30 AM

Priorities Rock: How to Get to the Heart of What Matters Most
Join Time Management Coach Anna Dearmon Kornick for a new perspective on priorities. From business to babies, professional development to personal time - you'll walk away from this workshop with a simple method for prioritizing everything in your life.  Once you get the hang of it, you'll see that Priorities Rock!

2021 Women in Business Forum
Featuring keynote from

Leisha Pickering
Founder & CEO of Musee Bath
"Creating a Beautiful Life"

"Ask the Experts"
Laura Johns | Founder & CEO, The Business Growers
Anna Dearmon Kornick | Time Management Coach & Podcast Host
Leslie Kelley | Senior Vice President/Business Development, Community Bank

Learn more about the panelists HERE

Have a question for our experts? E-mail to have your question asked during the panel.
Sample of topics to be covered:
Entrepreneurship, marketing, social media strategies, business development, financing, budgeting and growth, time management, goal setting and more!
Why you should attend:
The number of women who are working is on the rise in Mississippi, and we want to celebrate the impact that women make in the workplace. Join us for a program featuring female leaders who have left their mark on their business community.  The Forum will highlight issues facing modern working women, in addition to providing tips from your local peers on the challenges they have overcome along their journeys to success.

Not just for women either! Men are encouraged to attend and network and learn. If you supervise women or have female colleagues or clients, you too will walk away with new insights on improving workplace relationships and additional best practices.

Become a vendor! Do you offer a service for women-owned businesses? Reserve a vendor space and interact with potential new clients during the event! Only $50 and includes one ticket to the Forum!
Download the vendor form and return to by August 13.
The $50 vendor free includes 1-ticket for the WIB Forum and Luncheon; 1-6’ unskirted table; 2 chairs

Vendor policies:
  • Vendors will be approved who offer services or products that are associated with professional women and their personal or professional growth and development.
  • Set up will be from 8:30 AM-9:30 AM
  • Vendors are not allowed to sell anything at their booth
  • No outside food or beverages are allowed
  • Vendors may offer door prizes to be given away during the general session. Please drop off door prizes at the Chamber office by Friday, August 20. Additional door prizes/raffles are allowed at booths.
  • The vendor area will remain open through the conclusion of the event at 1:00 pm and may not breakdown before the event is adjourned.
COVID-19 Event Policies:
  • Masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees and will be required if local or state orders are in place at the time of the event.
  • Attendees will be assigned socially distanced seats at tables.
  • Safety measures will be in place for lunch service.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the venue.
  • Additional policies may be added in accordance with public safety guidelines at the time of the event.

Event Sponsors:

Presented By

  • Community Bank
The Gables
1919 Bush Dairy Rd.
Laurel, MS 39443
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
10:15 AM: Registration & Networking
10:30 AM: VIP Workshop with Time Management Coach Anna Dearmon Kornick*
11:00 AM: Forum Begins
11:15 AM: "Ask the Experts" panel
12:00 PM: Luncheon & Keynote with Leisha Pickering, Msuee Bath
1:00 PM Adjourn

*VIP workshop is invite only; e-mail for more details
Contact Information:
Amanda Roll, Chamber of Commerce Director 601.335.4828 or
  • *All Chamber members receive ONE free registration.
  • Additional member company attendees may attend for $25 each.
  • Nonmembers are invited to attend for $35 per registrant.
  • Register online ABOVE or contact the Chamber office 601.335.4828 or 601.649.3031 for registration assistance.
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