It began the Friday before the conference. There was a salsa making contest. The judges were a deli owner and a couple who teaches salsa dancing. After the salsa making contest, we were treated to salsa dance lessons with Sergio and Suzanne a salsa dancing couple. This was fun but I'm pretty sure I don't remember the steps.
The Saturday conference was held at Hopewell Community Life Center. A printed schedule of the day's events were issued to each participant along with a "goody" bag.
On schedule was/were:
1. Spoken Word by Ashley Armstrong
2. Dr. Mia Cowan on Things Women Should Know But Are Afraid To Talk About
3. Rhonda Dial owner of Go Natural Herbs for Health
4. Smart Talk Panel Discussion- Starting a small business
-USDA opportunities for farmers
- United Way 211 and help with business bookkeeping
Zumba this was led by a lady who was a recent 22 year retiree of the military service having served in Afghanistan. She recently received her certification to teach zumba classes. The zumba activity was a good vehicle for awakening the body between sessions.
Breakout Sessions included:
*What Is Organic
*Setting Up a Business
*Marketing With Social Media
*Landscapes With a Purpose
*Healing the Body
I was greeted by such friendly women as if I was a part of their group. They made me feel very welcomed. It was a tremendous feeling to feel so comfortable in the company of strangers. This conference was chock full of information I could use. I'm so glad I was able to attend.
NOTE: Since I'd never met these ladies, I didn't take any photos .