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Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs Presents:
Featuring Experienced Female Entrepreneurs!
It's a round table event! Bring all your questions about insurance, human resources, business legal issues or accounting and bookkeeping. There will be a representative in each of those categories ready to assist you. Among them, there is over 50 years of experience! They are entrepreneurs, they are women, and they are experienced! Don't miss this great opportunity for free advice—no question is too small!
Marsha Veenstra opened her State Farm agency 25 years ago. She holds a degree in Communications from Western Michigan University which laid the foundation for her ability to effectively focus on the needs of the clients she serves.
She is licensed to sell auto, home, life, health, bank and financial services. Along with her team of five licensed agents, she is available to assist with all your insurance needs. The agency focuses on each client individually, and delivers on their promise of remarkable service.
Marsha serves on the board for Grand Rapids Opportunity for Women and has received many honors over the years, including Spirit of State Farm Award, Golden Triangle Qualifier, Millionaire Club Qualifier and Great Lakes Zone Leader.
Kay Staszel has spent her career improving companies who are "on the grow," by focusing on matching the right talent with the right job at the right time. With her expertise in small business startups, HR administration, sales management and board leadership, she had lead teams to achieve optimal performance.
Kay holds a degree from Eastern Michigan University and has had many years experience, from opening the first Snelling Staffing Services in 1987 to working as Human Resources and Operations Director for a regional chain of retail stores for fourteen years.
Her greatest strength is effectively applying her extensive knowledge and experience in human capital management to small and mid-size businesses, helping them develop people strategies that are aligned with their business goals. She is a trusted advisor to her clients as she works with them to develop creative talent management practices that may include position justification, job descriptions, behavioral interviewing techniques, onboarding and succession planning.
Dee Dee Fuller is an attorney at Fuller Law and Counseling, PC. She practices in the areas of business law and estate planning law.
Dee Dee served as the chairperson of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan until 2010 and currently serves on the Business Law Section's Unincorporated Enterprises Committee and Programs Committee.
Dee Dee is a frequent lecturer and speaker on the business law and estate planning law subjects, and previously served as an adjunct professor at Thomas M. Colley Law School.
Roxanne Dudicz is the founder and owner of Rivertown Finance, LLC. She holds a degree fromCalvinCollegeand is a Certified Public Accountant. Roxanne worked several years in public accounting before starting her own business. Her mission was two-fold: providing flexible schedules and work flow for working parents; and providing quality accounting and bookkeeping services to small businesses and non-profit organizations.
Roxanne and her team of eleven assist nearly 100 businesses, locally and in multiple other states, with their daily operations, accounts receivables and payables, complex payroll, internal controls testing, financial statement and business analysis, and more.
Roxanne serves as the Program Committee Chair of AWE (Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs).
Registration information: Members, and guests who attend for a first and second time, receive a ten dollar discount on the early/late general public registration price. To receive the discount as an AWE member, click "Enter Promotional Code" and input your email address. If you are a guest for the first or second time, call grow at (616) 458-3404 to get a temporary code and be able to register at the member price. REGISTRATION IS NOT REFUNDABLE.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact GROW with question: (616) 458-3404.
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Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW)
The Division of Established Women Business Owners will conduct quarterly meetings to provide insights into succession planning and restructuring, processes and procedures, philanthropy, organizational development and more.