Luncheon to celebrate women, minority business owners
- The fifth annual Minority and Women-Owned Business Luncheon is scheduled for March 28.
- Four women will be given the 2017 Women of Excellence Award for their entrepreneurial success in the city.
Mayor Kim Bracey will host a community meal in March to recognize minority and women entrepreneurs in York City and honor four established female city business owners.
The fifth annual Minority and Women-Owned Business Luncheon, titled “Growing Diverse Business in the City of York,” will be held at 11 a.m. March 28 at Marketview Arts, 35 W. Philadelphia St., according to a news release from the mayor’s office.
The event will feature business consultant Vera Cornish as the keynote speaker. Cornish, founder and president of Cornish & Associates in Harrisburg, is a “local seasoned strategist, facilitator and publisher” known for helping corporations, nonprofits and individuals develop their organizational and professional practices, according to the release.
Cornish “has garnered a reputation of meeting her audience where they are and leaving them energized and excited,” her website states.
At the luncheon, Bracey will present four women with accolades for their entrepreneurial success in York City.
Angie Rodriguez, owner of New Concept Salon; Joanne Ekeledo Shannon, owner of Grace Manor Bed & Breakfast; Susie Mummert, owner of Furniture Finesse; and Young Sol, owner of Golden Beauty Supply, will each be awarded the 2017 Women of Excellence Award, according to the release.
Bracey said the event gives her a chance to speak about and grow the “network of diverse businesses within the community.”
“This is a great opportunity to provide an outlet for our minority and women-owned business in our community to network and gain invaluable resources that can assist in the perseverance of their businesses,” Bracey said in the release.