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ALTON — Women’s Seminar organizers are encouraging busy women to rev their engines and stop waiting for a push start.
The 16th annual Women’s Seminar is set for Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the Atrium Hotel and Conference Center, formerly the Holiday Inn, at 3800 E. Homer M. Adams Parkway.
“NASCAR is the theme of the 16th annual event,” RiverBend Growth Association Director of Member Services Joell Aguirre said. “This year’s speakers are wonderful, intelligent and inspiring women who focus on motivation and education.”
All women are invited to attend this year’s event. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. with registration, vendor exhibits and a breakfast pastry and coffee ensemble. Local businesses have made donations for door and attendance prizes, food and beverages.
“We really want to make sure this is open for all women, whether they are business professionals or homemakers,” Aguirre said. “We see women who are nurses, teachers, in sales and marketing as well as those who work out of the home — our speakers have something for everyone.”
The seminar’s guest speakers include:
• Sheila Goins, business development director for Shell Community Federal Credit Union. Her experience as an employee, supervisor, manager, minister, wife, mother and grandmother has taught her the importance of balancing life in the fast lane.
• Katie Drake, a chiropractor and certified internal health specialist at Dr. Frank Bemis and Associates. She specializes in nutrition, digestion and the physiology of how food affects health.
• Dawn Mushill, CEO of Customer Service and Beyond and executive director of the Troy, Maryville, St. Jacob and Marine Chamber of Commerce. She has been a public speaker since 1994 and is the lead singer of the musical group Avery Hill Band and a published author.
Local businesses and organizations that have made donations or sponsored the event include Andy’s Tire and Auto Center, Woodman Collision, SCORE and the RiverBend Growth Association.
Registration is available online at www.growthassociation.com. Cost is $50 per person or $275 for a table of six. Deadline for registration is Friday, Sept. 12. Payment for registration is available online and due by the registration deadline.