Rep. Blum To Host 2nd Annual Women In Business Forum

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Cedar Rapids, IA, October 21, 2016 | comments

Today, Congressional Rod Blum announced he will host his second annual “Women in Business Forum and Showcase” in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, October 27th, at the Cedar Rapids Library from 11:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. In addition to Congressman Blum, this event will feature keynote presenter Ms. Joyce White, former general manager of the Five Flags Center in Dubuque. Ms. White also served as Chairwoman of the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairwoman of Dubuque Greater Development Cooperation, Dubuque Chamber Ambassador, & board member of Dubuque Main Street. Ms. White’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion led by area women business leaders.

The event will focus on finding solutions and raising awareness about unique issues facing women in business, particularly in the State of Iowa. In an adjacent space, local women-led businesses will showcase their products and services to attendees.

“As a career small businessman myself, I know firsthand the obstacles that entrepreneurs face,” said Congressman Blum. “This forum is a great opportunity to engage in a discussion about the unique challenges that women experience in the business world, and a chance to highlight the vital role women-led businesses play in our local, state, and national economy.”

Event:      Congressman Blum’s Women in Business Forum and Showcase

When:      Thursday October 27th, 11:30AM-2:00PM

Location: Cedar Rapids Library

                 450 5th Ave SE
                 Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

To attend RSVP for the event: http://tinyurl.com/BusinessForumRSVP

To RSVP a women-led business: http://tinyurl.com/WomenShowcaseRSVP

Press inquiries may be directed to Keegan Conway at Keegan.Conway@mail.house.gov or by calling 202-225-2911; other inquiries about this event may be directed to Alexah Rogge at Alexah.Rogge@mail.house.gov or by calling 563-581-8105.     

Rod Blum is the Republican Congressman in Iowa’s 1st District. He is a member of the Budget and Oversight & Government Reform Committees.

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