Fifth Annual ‘Connections’ Conference to Bring Women Together Sept. 28

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

OSWEGO — SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations and the Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training will gather women from across Central New York on Tuesday, Sept. 28, for the fifth annual “Connections” women’s symposium.

The conference will run 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The American Foundry, 246 W. Seneca St. in Oswego.

Featured speakers for the daylong conference will include Susan Bertrand, founder and president of Maureen’s Hope Foundation; Kimberly Steele, founder of Steele Law Firm; Pamela Moss, president of Power of My Vision; and Mandee Widrick, founder of ChargedUp Media. Tammy Palmer, YNN anchor, will emcee.

“Connections” is designed to bring women of all ages and backgrounds together to explore their place and power in their professions. This year’s event, with a theme of “Vision, Change and Growth,” will feature networking opportunities, continental breakfast, lunch, a dessert reception and a “Women’s Marketplace” where vendors will showcase products and services for women.

“‘Connections’ energizes women to learn from each other, generate new ideas, and develop their careers and entrepreneurial aspirations,” said Nancy Bellow, executive director of OBCR. “Each year, women gather from as far away as Rochester to listen to speakers that in the past have included internationally known business coaches and New York Times bestselling authors.”

Registration and tickets for “Connections” are available from Tyler Hall Box Office. Tickets cost $35 and include food, and may be ordered by phone at 312-2141 or online at

For more information, visit or contact Jeff Grimshaw, “Connections” co-chair, at 312-3492 or [email protected] “Connections Women’s Symposium 2010” now has a group page on Facebook.