SCORE Bucks County to Offer 1st In-Person Women’s Biz Event Since Pandemic

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The organization will host the event for the first time in three years.

SCORE Bucks County will be hosting their Women Building Businesses Conference on June 14 after a three-year hiatus.

The fourth annual event features a keynote address from NBC10 anchor Tracy Davidson, as well as informative sessions from several successful women entrepreneurs, and plenty of networking among attendees and event exhibitors. 

Known for her talks on resilience, the Emmy-winning journalist is a good fit for the event, according to SCORE Bucks County Chairwoman Linda Zangrilli. 

“Tracy will bravely reveal her own life experiences and share research-based skills which have enabled her to overcome challenges in her life,” Zangrilli said. 

The daylong event will provide attendees with “practical, usable information to take back with them and apply immediately to their business,” according to Zangrilli, who is organizing the event with fellow SCORE mentors Vicki Brown, Nina DeRosa, Leah Cianfrani and Denise Walsh. 

In a variation from previous events which included a panel format, this year’s conference will feature a discussion and accompanying question and answer session from each of the seven speakers. 

Social media expert Jennifer Gardella will share insights on how to market through social media. 

Branding expert Lynne Williams will talk about creating your personal brand using LinkedIn.

Colleen LaCoss, Women’s Business Enterprise Center East, director of certification and business development, will discuss how to get your woman-owned business certified.

Employment attorney and small business owner Christina Reger, who serves as president of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners, will share human resources tips for small businesses. 

Sonya Pappas, a partner in business advisory and accounting firm GSM Advisory Group, which serves small business owners across the country, will speak on the topic, Know your Numbers/Know Your Worth. Pappas has been an entrepreneur for three decades and understands the world of small business and family-run enterprises. 

Melinda F. Emerson, also known as “SmallBizLady,” will offer a lunchtime address on the 12 P’s of Running a Successful Business. The best-selling author of “Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months,” Emerson is CEO of Quintessence, a marketing consulting firm serving Fortune 500 companies that target small businesses. 

“We selected the topics based on our client needs. Our SCORE methodology teaches us to listen to our clients, so we have selected topics that should resonate with women entrepreneurs,” Zangrilli said, adding that social media remains one of the biggest pain points.

If you go

SCORE Bucks County’s fourth annual Women Building Businesses Conference will be held on June 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Parx Casino East, 2999 Street Road in Bensalem. Cost is $25 through April 30 and includes continental breakfast, lunch and a full day of business-related discussions and networking. Beginning May 1, event registration will increase to $35. To learn more or register, please visit SCORE Bucks County’s website.

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