Registration is open: DBE Annual Summit in Helena, Feb 7-9, 2017

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in partnership with the Montana Women’s Business Center present:

2017 DBE Summit for Women
Start-Up to Experienced Business Owners

February 7-9, 2017
(daily schedule below)

Radisson Colonial Hotel
2301 Colonial Drive
Helena, MT

It’s free!

>> CLICK HERE to register

February 7th Agenda

3:30-5:30 Pre-Registration
5:30-8:30 Networking Social – No Host Bar with Appetizers

February 8th Agenda

7:30-8:30 Registration & Buffet Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Welcome Address
9:00-10:30 Featured Presentation – Maxine Shapiro, Keynote Speaker
10:30-10:45 Break & Exhibitor Visit

10:45-11:45 Morning Breakout Sessions

  • Pat Sassano – The Cloud & Cyber Security
  • Aaron Stulc – Small Business Safety & Worker’s Comp
  • Total BS Media – SEO & Google Analytics

11:45-12:00 Break & Exhibitor Visit

12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided) – Kasey Nicholson, Motivational Speaker

1:00-1:15 Break & Exhibitor Visit

1:15-2:15 Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Julie Jaksha – Marketing to the Consumer
  • Kari Gras – Top 10 Things to Know about HR
  • Deb Neidermeyer – Quickbook Tips & Tricks

2:15-2:30 Break & Exhibitor Visit

2:30-3:30 Late Afternoon Breakout Sessions

  • Jen Fredette – No Marketing Budget, No Problem
  • Jenna Jones – Website Essentials
  • Rachele Clark – So You’re Ready to Hire An Employee

3:30-4:00 Break & Exhibitor Visit

4:00-6:00 Social Networking – No Host Bar & Appetizers

February 9th Agenda

8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:00 Opening Remarks – Lauren Scofield, Miss Montana – STEM Education

9:00-10:00 Colleen Rudio – How to Design Your Plan for Success

10:00-10:15 Break & Exhibitor Visit

10:15-11:15 Morning Breakout Session

  • Stephanie Hagerman – Doing Business with MDT
  • What the DOC can do for your Small Business
  • Chris Wilhelm & Annmarie Robinson – Finding Solutions for Workforce Training Needs

11:15-11:30 Break & Exhibitor Visit

11:30-12:30 Lunch (Provided) – Networking

12:30-1:00 Closing Remarks amd Raffle Drawing (must be present to win)


Questions?  Contact  Shannon Hahn at (406) 444-7287