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Inaugural SBDC Women's Business Showcase

You're Invited to the Inaugural
SBDC Women's Business Showcase and Brunch!

November 7, 2018
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

CSM La Plata Campus
Center for Business and Industry (BI Building)
Chaney Enterprises Conference Room (Room 113)


Get Inspired and Recharged

Prepare Your Business for Growth

Hear Women Business Owners Share their Journeys

As women entrepreneurs we are constantly focusing and refocusing our lives and our journeys. Women lead their companies and influence their families whether related by birth, marriage or by business. Our country and our community has been built and nurtured by strong women who give back and advocate for what's right. Please join SBDC as we celebrate and honor you and your contributions to our business community.

Keynote: Doing Business Courageously

Inspirational Speaker: Tameka Montgomery
President and CEO of Core Strategy Partners Inc.

Tameka MontgomeryTameka Montgomery is an expert in creating and running entrepreneurship programs. She has spent the last 17 years developing and delivering award-winning programs delivered across the nation.

Tameka Montgomery is the president and CEO of Core Strategy Partners Inc., a consultancy that helps corporations, governments, and nonprofits develop, discover, and implement effective strategies to strengthen and advance entrepreneurial development for women, youth, and underrepresented entrepreneurs.

Prior to founding Core Strategy Partners Inc., Tameka served as an appointee for President Obama leading the U.S. Small Business Administration’s, Office of Entrepreneurial Development. In this capacity, she was responsible for a budget of more than $160 million to drive entrepreneurship training programs and policies that supported the nation’s 28 million small businesses.

In 2017, Tameka launched the podcast, “Raising Entrepreneurs: A Parent’s Guide to Fostering an Entrepreneurial Mindset”. Tameka is leading a movement of parents who are committed to actively supporting and encouraging their child’s entrepreneurial spirit, talents, and skills. To further this effort, Tameka has founded the Montgomery County Children’s Business Fair, a one-day marketplace where kids ages 6-16 have an opportunity to sell products and services that they have created. She believes that today’s youth are tomorrow’s business innovators and leaders; and experiencing entrepreneurship gives them a head start on cultivating the skills and mindset to be the next generation of changemakers.

Tameka is a graduate of Spelman College and Columbia University and she holds an honorary doctorate in entrepreneurship from Johnson and Wales University. Tameka and her husband Jonathan live and homeschool their three young sons in Takoma Park, Maryland.


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7-minute Spotlight Presenters:

BeKoz Marketing
Sheebah Smith and
Glynis Jones

Brackish Waters
Rachel McCall

Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home
Kimberly Briscoe-Tonic

Excellent EZ Solutions
Elsie C Evans

Fran's Nu Image
Mimi Quade

Maertens Fine Jewelry & Gifts, Inc.
Heather Maerten

Kama Friedman

MOSD LLC. Wear Your Spirit Warehouse
Alison L Banholzer

Myra’s New Orleans
Myra Campbell

Nails & Faces of Joy
Joy A Johnson

Spider Hall Farm
Catherine Cox

The Good Earth Natural Foods Co.
Valerie J Deptula

Therapeutic Massage & Wellness
Tracey A Morris