Building Successful Business Women in Surprise will have its first free, community networking and business showcase event from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 21 at Moda Salon Suites and Café Piazza, 15142 W. Bell Road, Surprise.
Men, women and the community of Surprise and surrounding areas are invited to attend this networking business showcase event to connect with business owners and network for success.
This kick-off event is featuring 25-30 local businesses whose focus ranges from food, crafts, clothes and jewelry to candles, wellness, organic hair, body products and more. The event was created by Brenda Lyons, the owner of Eco Chic Hair Boutique and a certified life and health coach, as a way to help her community grow and thrive.
"Sometimes business owners get so busy working in our business that we need a way to work on our business, and this event is one way to start that process," Lyons said. " In the future we hope to have speakers and workshops. We've had such a huge response, that we are planning on holding our next event on the third Sunday of the month at a new location to accommodate more businesses."
The group is accepting donations for a raffle, with the proceeds benefiting The C.O.P.S. organization, (Concerns of Police Survivors) and Arizona 100 Club, "Standing behind the men and women who stand behind their badge." Both organizations will be a part of the event. These two organizations are near to Lydons' heart.
"They were our strength and shoulder to cry on when we lost my son-in-law in the line of duty 12/17/09. He was a DPS officer, leaving my daughter with a newborn and three young girls. We just wanted a way to give back," Lyons said.
If you are interested in contributing to the raffle, participating next month, or want additional information, contact Brenda at 602-757-6211,firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moda Salon Suites and Café Piazza is east of Reems Road on Bell Road, behind Nationwide Insurance, Papa John's Pizza, Sun Valley Dental and Brookside Sports Bar & Grill.
Participating organizations include:
Eco Chic Hair Boutique
Your Potential Coaching
Nails Designs by Dana
Gold Party Events - Bring your Gold for the Best price in town
Two Hearts One Love Clothing & Boutique
Therapeutic Kneads - Massage
jai - t skin - Aesthetician
Park Lane Jewelry
Renovare' Wellness by Design Clinic
Rachel's Bake Shop
Forever Young Skin, Permanent Makeup, Lash Extentions & more
West Valley Painting - Custom
West Valley Sports Academy
Mad Notes by Marsha
Organic Bath & Body Clollections
Lily Today Senior Wellness
True Blue Tax
C.O.P.S. organization (Concerns of Police Survivors)