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Tweeting with AundreaHad a great time at the Tri Cities Regional Women’s Business Summit held Thursday, June 11th at Northeast State and met many fascinating women entrepreneurs (and a few great men as well!) The summit was called Economic Self-Sufficiency: Unlocking the Door.

About 75 women entrepreneurs from throughout the Tri-Cities region came together to hear about everything from Personal Branding with WJHL’s Sara Diamond to how to use Virtual Networking with thinkjose, Jose Castillo. I was also able to hear Jennifer Rawls, Executive Director of the Tennessee Economic Council on Women and Melinda Pitts of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Stephanie Lord the Director of Operatons from Protokraft provided some good insights into negotiating. Only wish I could have heard Finley Green of the MountainSouth World Trade Center and Mary Pankiewicz author of Clutter-Free & Organized but I have not yet mastered the art of being two places at once!

Many thanks to Sara Diamond who later interviewed me live at 5:30 on WJHL-TV. You can see  our four part series called Social Media 101 at TriCities.com. We talk about online personal branding and who’s using what social networking strategies. 

It was great to meet KOSBE Executive Director Aundrea Wilcox who was the mastermind behind the conference. She and I sent (tweeted) live reports from the conference via twitter from our Blackberries. Thanks WanHee Yoon from Princess Diaries who snapped our photo with her cell phone at lunch outside.  Kudos Aundrea! Already looking forward to next year’s event.

Follow me on twitter @MarketingMel.

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