Annual Women's Business Conference
WRITTEN BY Alysha Stoffel
Nearly 450 women gathered at The Plaza Hotel on Thursday for Western Dairyland’s 13th annual Women’s Business Conference. The daylong event encompassed a multitude of breakout sessions geared toward helping entrepreneurs, a silent auction, and over 100 local businesses displaying their products. “The conference creates synergy for people no matter what stage of business development they are at. It provides women with resources to help them continue to move forward in their business,” said Karman Briggs, with Western Dairyland. From marketing plans to bookkeeping, the conference’s breakout sessions covered a wide range of topics relevant to all entrepreneurs. The closing ceremony, led by Sarah Stokes, Nancy Rothwell, Vanessa Moessner and Mindy Pedersen, capped off the eventful day. The women discussed benchmark and surprising moments in their entrepreneurial careers, as well as lessons they have learned through owning a business.