Chamber to host Women in Business Expo on Feb. 23

From staff reports

The Clarion Chamber of Business and Industry will host its first annual Women in Business Expo from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Haskell House in Clarion.

The idea for this event was first shared several years ago and it developed out of a desire to create a welcoming space for local women to have a night out to meet others, share experiences, and create business-related relationships.

“The Women in Business Expo is a long-time coming and we are excited to finally bring this to our community,” said Executive Director of the Clarion Chamber Tracy Becker.

Activities will begin with networking and refreshments from 4 to 6 p.m., then at 6 p.m., attendees will hear speaker Cassie Munsee, a local attorney with several ties to Clarion County, share insights to empower the local community of women.

Attendees will also hear Kathleen M. Ellwood Crosky who will leave us with positive tips, tricks, and strategies to help relieve stress, stay encouraged, and live a healthier lifestyle.

“This event is a great opportunity for our local women to feel empowered, meet like-minded women, and learn about the local organizations and services available to our communities,” said event coordinator Melissa Blose.

“We are encouraging all women interested in attending to step out of their comfort zone and join us for a night of networking and wisdom from our very own local business women,” she added.

All attendees will be entered to win raffle prizes presented by each sponsor. Raffle winners must be present to win and will be announced at the conclusion of the event.

Pre-registration is required, and tickets are $20 per person.

Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available for local businesses and include vendor space and tickets for attendance.

For more information regarding these opportunities, contact Becker at the chamber at