OSWEGO, NY – On Sept. 28, SUNY Oswegoâ€™s Office of Business and Community Relations and the Womenâ€™s Network for Entrepreneurial Training will gather women from across Central New York for â€œConnections,â€ a day-long conference to be held at The American Foundry, Route 104 West, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This yearsâ€™ event will include a local television anchor, Tammy Palmer, as emcee.
Palmer was born in Oswego County and has worked and lived all over New York State.
Her passion for news was sparked about 15 years ago when she joined a broadcast journalism class in high school.
As part of that class, she reported on school news for a local radio station.
Palmer attended college at SUNY Oswego, splitting her time between WTOP and the Theatre Department.
Palmer was hired by WSYR Newschannel 9 in Syracuse following an internship there, working in the investigative unit, producing and writing stories for about a year.
From there, Palmer got her first reporting job in Watertown and was later promoted to evening anchor.
Palmer joined YNN when it launched in 2003 and continues to serve as an anchor five days a week.
Palmer can be seen regularly across the state from Albany to Syracuse, Utica, Watertown, Binghamton, Elmira and of course, Oswego.
â€œConnectionsâ€ is designed to bring women of all ages and backgrounds together to explore their place and power within their professions.
The theme for this yearâ€™s event is â€œVision, Change and Growthâ€ and will feature several dynamic speakers, networking opportunities, a dessert reception and a â€œWomenâ€™s Marketplaceâ€ where vendors promoting products and services for women will be showcased.
Susan Bertrand of Maureen’s Hope Foundation will be the keynote speaker.
Other speakers include Kimberly Steele of The Steele Law Firm, Pamela Moss of Power of My Vision, and Mandee Widrick of ChargedUp Media.
Major sponsors confirmed to date for â€œConnectionsâ€ include SUNY Oswego, Womenâ€™s Network for Entrepreneurial Training, Alliance Bank, and Mitchell’s Speedway Press.
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or for more information, contact Jeff Grimshaw, co-chair of â€œConnections,â€ at 315-312-3492 or email [email protected]