Washington Women’s Business Center (WWBC) and Business Impact NW would like to express our sincere appreciation. Our Celebrating Dreams 2020 attendees, panelists, participating businesses, sponsors in addition to our community partners were all wonderful. This year’s event welcomed more than 200 virtual users including attendees and panelists!
During this unprecedented time for our organization, our nation, and our world, we have witnessed an extreme impact on small businesses. However, we have also witnessed the amazing ways these businesses have pivoted during this season.
It was our honor to celebrate female entrepreneurship and women-owned businesses with you. Your presence helped make this event a great success. Your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together both productive and fun.
We have received great feedback from attendees, panelists and participants! For example take a look at some below:
Celebrating Dreams 2020 Attendees:
“Thanks for pivoting to make the most of our event tonight and to keep the conversations going!”
“What a fantastic event last night.”
“Loved the breakout networking. It was fun!”
“Very nicely done! It’s not easy to pull together an online event. I can only imagine all the hard work that went into getting everyone connected.”
“All the women are impressive…young women in high school should listen to their stories!”
“Loved the follow up email for making Connections. This is a crucial piece missing in most presentations. You thought of everything!”
“Looking forward to completing the Connections survey and continuing the conversation.”
“Great panelists. Love the topics.”
“It was my honor to be a part of it.”
“I believe it is such a timely and important conversation to have.”
“It was an informative and fun event. I really enjoyed being a part of it.”
Celebrating Dreams 2020 featured two amazing panel discussions and four breakout rooms for networking. For example, below are a few stats to highlight for the evening:
Featured business expert presenters in event panels:
- WWBC Clients: 5
- Sponsors: 2
- Social Entrepreneurs: 1
Featured business expert presenters in the event webinars:
- WWBC Clients: 3
- Advisory Board Member/Sponsor: 1
- WWBC Covid-19 Response Team: 3
- BIN Lending Team: 1
- SBA resource partner:1
Networking Breakout Room Attendance: 80+
Take the Celebrating Connections Survey!
We work to make connections during the month of August and ask that you take our Celebrating Connections by lumenomics survey. Complete the survey and WWBC will match you with resources and other Celebrating Dreams participating business owners. Just think of us as your online matchmaking team and this survey is your digital icebreaker! Click the link to take the survey: https://airtable.com/shrdNKQ9fnIKMNoxs
Celebrating Dreams Online Showcase
In short, we are more than honored to continue to celebrate female entrepreneurship with our Celebrating Dreams Online Showcase. Each of the 60 businesses on are woman-owned and proud! These businesses will be featured on the site from July 1st – August 31st so click the link to visit the site: https://businessimpactnw.org/annual-events/dreams/wobshowcase/
Pre-Celebrating Dreams Events…It’s Not Too Late!
Also, if you missed our Pre-Celebrating Dreams event, it’s not too late! Certainly take a look at our pre-event webinars on Demand:
- Business Resiliency: Keeping the Lights On – https://businessimpactnw.org/event/on-demand-business-resiliency-keeping-the-lights-on-2/2020-08-10/
- Business Resiliency: Marketing Strategies – Online & IRL – https://businessimpactnw.org/event/on-demand-business-resiliency-marketing-strategies-online-irl-2/2020-08-10/
- Financial Business Resiliency – https://businessimpactnw.org/event/financial-business-resiliency-3/2020-08-10/
About the author
Ashley Minter is a contract Communications Officer at Business Impact NW. Ashley is a public relations and communications professional and has worked for numerous organizations in Georgia including the City of South Fulton, City of Union City, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, and Fulton County. Ashley is also CEO of Ashley Nicole Communications, a boutique public relations firm in Atlanta.