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Alliance Bank is Major Sponsor of Connections

Photo of (from left) Jeff Grimshaw, Connections Co-Chair, Shannon Mantaro, Connections Co-Chair, Barbara Bateman, Sr. Vice President, Oswego Market Executive, Alliance Bank and Jodi Crouse, Branch Manager, Alliance Bank (East)
Photo of (from left) Jeff Grimshaw, Connections Co-Chair, Shannon Mantaro, Connections Co-Chair, Barbara Bateman, Sr. Vice President, Oswego Market Executive, Alliance Bank and Jodi Crouse, Branch Manager, Alliance Bank (East)

Five dynamic speakers are scheduled to talk about Vision, Change & Growth at the 6th annual event for women from across New York State. In addition to great speakers, the event includes a continental breakfast, networking opportunities, a luncheon, shopping time with 12 great vendors and a chocolate dessert reception. Music will be provided by Marcella Dowie, award-winning harpist, who recently moved back to Central New York. There will be several raffles and door prizes including an overnight package, from Turtle Landing Retreat, valued at $500. The venue will remain the same as last year at the American Foundry in the City of Oswego.

This year is Alliance Bank NA’s 6th year supporting Connections which is designed to bring women of all ages and backgrounds together to explore their place and power in their professions. “Several of our employees have assisted in the formation of this influential undertaking. At Alliance Bank we support the vision, change and growth that this conference offers its participants,” said Barb Bateman, Sr. VP of Alliance Bank. Additional sponsors to date include Women TIES, Gwen, Inc., SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations, Women’s Network of Entrepreneurial Training, Mitchell’s Speedway Press, Entergy, Women’s Business Center of New York State, Operation Oswego County, and Turtle Landing Retreat.

Speakers include Gwendolyn (Gwen) Webber-McLeod, MS, President/CEO of Gwen, Inc. (Keynote); Jill C. Beck, Co-Manager, Purple Teeth Cellars LLC, Jennifer Tom, Executive Director and Founder, Positively Pink Packages, Joan Hebert, MBA, MS, Principal, Hebert Performance Training, and Janelle Fields, Founder, JFields Marketing. Emcee for the day will be Nancy Bellow, Retired Executive Director of SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations. Additional information and bios can be found by visiting Connections’ Facebook page at http://on.fb.me/connect11-1.

“Connections” is scheduled for Tuesday, November 1, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration and tickets are available through the Tyler Hall Box Office for $35 and may be obtained in person, by phone at (315) 312-2141, or online at tickets.oswego.edu.

For more information, visit www.oswego.edu/cbcd/connections, or contact Shannon Mantaro, “Connections” co-chair, at 343-1545 or [email protected]