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weVENTURE Hosts IMPACT Business and Leadership Summit Aug. 26 in Melbourne

Registration Open for Daylong Event

MELBOURNE, FLA. — weVENTURE Melbourne, a Central Florida-based organization launched at Florida Institute of Technology and focused on accelerating sustainable business growth for entrepreneurs, is hosting its annual IMPACT Business and Leadership Summit from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at the Hilton Rialto Place in Melbourne.

The Summit features community leaders, experienced negotiators and a national, award-winning female entrepreneur discussing current issues affecting the entrepreneurial community. The event will also feature the opportunity to network with many of Central Florida’s highest-profile business leaders.

This year’s theme is “Dare to be Great Together.”

Keynote speakers scheduled to appear are:

  • Carla McCrea, comptroller, Barnlight Electric and Playalinda Brewing Company
  • Donna Scott, owner, Barnlight Electric and Playalinda Brewing Company
  • Ellen Stang, MD, founder, president and CEO, Progeny Health

Panelists scheduled to appear include:

  • Ron Cook, co-founder, Distrx and Telemetree
  • Elizabeth Counsman, communications and conflict resolution specialist, Full Sail University
  • Jarin Eisenberg, executive director, Melbourne Main Street
  • David Painter, lecturer, communications and media studies, Rollins College
  • Kathryn Rudloff, executive director, Business Voice Political Committee
  • Rebecca Shireman, assistant public relations manager, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
  • Jennifer Sugarman, president and CEO, Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Cassandra Willard, partner, Law Offices of Franklin & Willard, and course director, Full Sail University

“We designed this event to raise the profile and influence of ‘womenpreneurs’ by connecting attendees with powerful influencers in their community and industries,” said weVENTURE Executive Director Beth Gitlin. “The IMPACT Summit creates opportunities to develop strategic, long-term relationships that will help fuel sustainable growth.”

Gitlin added, “This year, we are offering an even more personalized experience with the addition of small breakout group sessions called the Coaches Corner.”

As in previous years, the Summit is expected to sell out. Registration is $85 and includes lunch. Online registration is available at http://weventure.org/events/2016/08/event-impact-business-leadership-summit/.

Call 321-674-7007 for more information and to inquire about sponsorships.

To learn more about weVENTURE and its services, please visit http://mlb.weventure.org/.

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