BURLINGTON — Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp. and Gateway Technical College will host “Strong Women, Strong Coffee” from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 in Room 100 at the Burlington campus of Gateway Technical College, 496 McCanna Parkway.
This free daybreak networking event is for women who are focused on achieving something fresh for themselves and for their business, according to a news release. The event melds business professionals with entrepreneurs and encourages building and growing meaningful connections. The program is casual, and each session features a local woman’s story of success.
Guest Speaker Karin Bennett-Karin is a former marketing professional who opened Artopia Shop & Gallery in Lake Geneva in 2004. Looking for a location to expand Artopia, she and her husband purchased the Cornerstone Shop & Gallery in Lake Geneva in 2007.
Prior to her move to Lake Geneva, she served on the board for the March of Dimes in Madison, was active in the United Way Campaign for Ameritech, served on National Standards Boards for Ameritech, and launched a customer loyalty program for a telecommunications provider. She has assisted many small businesses with business planning, event planning and marketing planning.