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Pirro, Driscoll declare “Women Entrepreneurs Day” in honor of April 14 WISE workshop
Pirro, Driscoll declare “Women Entrepreneurs Day”in honor of April 14 WISE workshopApril 13, 2005Matthew R. Snydermrsnyder@syr.edu
On April 14, Onondaga County Executive Nicholas J. Pirro and Syracuse Mayor Matthew J. Driscoll will declare “Women Entrepreneurs Day” in Syracuse and Onondaga County, in honor of the third annual Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (WISE) conference. That day, hundreds of aspiring female entrepreneurs will come together at the Oncenter with a select group of role models, stars and experts, including more than 35 noted entrepreneurs, investors, small business experts and educators.
The proclamation reads in part, “The impact of female entrepreneurs on our economy is enormous and growing – We applaud Syracuse University and WISE for their ongoing efforts to encourage female entrepreneurship in Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse.” The proclamation hails WISE for introducing an advisory board, expanded Web site and online forums, as well as additional networking sessions and speaker events, making WISE not just a one-day workshop but a year-round source of support for female entrepreneurs.
The fee for the WISE conference, which is co-sponsored by KeyBank, is $40 for those who register in advance and $50 at the door. Full-time students with I.D. will pay $10. Included in the price are a continental breakfast, lunch, networking reception, information binder and access to many successful entrepreneurs and their ideas. The event will take place from 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Registration and information are available at http://www.WISEntrepreneurs.com . For more information, call the Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Department in Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management at (315) 443-6899.