Crowdsource Brainstorming and Networking
6:30 PM18:30

Crowdsource Brainstorming and Networking

This networking event pulls from a mix of networking styles. Each of us will have 1-2 minutes to introduce ourselves (what do you do?) and tell each other what we need/could use support one (how can we help?) Then we'll spend a lot of time brainstorming suggestions around these topics and getting to know each others' businesses. We'll cap off with some time to mingle and connect on a personal level. You could be a business owner, side hustler, hobbyist, entrepreneur, dreamers or professional. All are welcome - this is a fun, cozy way to get to know people in a much deeper and more lasting way than traditional networking events!

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If you have business cards or flyers for an upcoming event - feel free to bring them, we'll have a table out for cards so that we don't have to pass them out individually!

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Sustainability Summit for South Sound Women in Business
9:00 AM09:00

Sustainability Summit for South Sound Women in Business

Register today for this unique conference focused on sustainability - and what it means for women in business in the South Sound. Speakers & info below!

9:00 Check-in, coffee and light breakfast
9:30 Welcome & Prompt on Social Media Advocacy
9:45 Keynote: Environmental Racism
10:30 Keynote: Communicating Sustainability
11:15 Breakout Session #1 (choose 1 of 7)
12:00 Vegan, gluten free lunch
1:00 Breakout Session #2 (choose a 2nd, out of 7)
1:45 Nurture Small Group Networking
3:00 Mingle, Network and Mini Eco Market

Keynote #1: Environment + Race, Saiyare Refaei, Coordinator for Sustainability Integration (Pacific Lutheran University Diversity Center) 

Keynote #2: Communicating Sustainability, Halley Knigge, Manager of Communications and Public Affairs at RE

Breakout sessions (choose two)
- Hope is Not a Method: Kaitlyn Daniels, Learning to Lead
- Local Business as Sustainable Business: Gwen Kohl, Spaceworks
- Vulnerability in Alliance Building: Maria Palamar, Resolve Conservation
- Self Care as Sustainability: Casey Hubbell, Yoga Wild
- Reducing Waste from Your Business: Britt McGrath, Fix it Fair
- If Customers Can't Park, They Can't Shop! Kristina Walker, Downtown on the Go
- Financial Sustainability & Growth for Small Business, Katie Bray, Financial Vision Bookkeeping
- Translating Environmental Justice into Action, Saiyare Rafaei (offered during the first time slot only)

All ticket levels ($25/$50/$75) include the same thing: entry, vegan + gluten free coffee, breakfast, and lunch! The only difference is how much you can pay!

$25 microbusiness/student/recent graduate
$50 small business
$75 full price ticket
$125 full price + partial sponsorship of another attendee

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Social Media Marketing Workshop
9:00 AM09:00

Social Media Marketing Workshop

This is an in depth, intermediate level social media course will teach you how to efficiently market your business on Instagram and Facebook, without any gimmicks or paid ads. 

The course covers:
1. What you can expect to get out of social media marketing
2. How to achieve your marketing/sales goals
3. What types of content and photography you need
4. How to find and engage with local customers

This is an interactive course so you can ask questions, get targeted advice, and practice your cell phone photography skills!

All types of businesses are welcome!  This course is designed for small businesses, entrepreneurs and marketers who already have social media accounts. This course is not an introduction to social media, you should already have and use your social media for your business. (Start now, if you haven't yet!)  You'll learn how to be more efficient and connect with your clients, without spending hours online.

Early bird ticket price through 9/1: $75
Regular ticket price: $90

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Brainstorm Your Business Lunch
11:00 AM11:00

Brainstorm Your Business Lunch

Join this unique business development conversation with Allison Stewart Bishins, owner of Allison Bishins Consulting and Happy Fox Studio Jewelry, along with Drea Baines, Director of The Resource Center, as we explore ways of increasing connections and sales.  We'll start off with our top three pieces of advice for small business owners. Then we'll jump into Q&A for your most pressing questions about growing your business. Come ready with a specific question or simply be a sponge and learn from the questions of other attendees!

Tickets include lunch.  Feel free to share!

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