• CWIB Luncheon April 24, 2018

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    Name: CWIB Luncheon April 24, 2018
    Date: April 24, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
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    Event Description:

    Zonta Club of Petoskey and the Petoskey Chamber's Connecting Women in Business group will co-sponsor a luncheon on human trafficking.
    Meet four professionals within our community that are involved in the fight against this widespread problem and learn more about what is happening to help end this epidemic. 
    The presentation will discuss domestic human trafficking from the perspective of local/state law enforcement officer, Corey Hebner. The presentation will also examine issues with lack of victim identification and services of human with Kim Van Hooser, anti trafficking advocate and founder of Equip for Freedom. Kristen Terry, Licensed Master Social Worker, will round out the discussion bringing a voice to the individuals on the front lines rescuing victims from modern day slavery.
    Moderated by Gail Kloss, executive director, Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan.
    Kim Van Hooser has worked directly with survivors of human trafficking and sexually exploited children since 2012. She has been a volunteer, advocate, trainer, social worker and executive director in the field of human trafficking. She cofounded Ransomed Life, a faith-based non-profit organization in the Central Texas area and Equip for Freedom in Petoskey, Michigan, a nonprofit organization that seeks to educate our community to identify and help victims of human trafficking in northern Michigan. 

    Kristen Terry, LMSW owns a private counseling practice in downtown Petoskey.  She regularly travels to Washington DC to provide staff care, consultation and debriefing services for nonprofits involved in the war against human sex trafficking and child exploitation.  
    Corey Hebner is a trooper with the Michigan State Police, based in Gaylord, Michigan.

    The luncheon is at North Central Michigan College, Iron Horse Cafe in Petoskey. The luncheon and presentation will begin at noon and end at 1 pm. Cost is $18 for Connecting Women in Business members and $25 for all others. Registration closes at 5pm on Friday, April 20. Any cancellations after this time or no-shows the day of the event will be invoiced.

    We need and have openings for luncheon sponsors. Be a lunch sponsor of this event for only $150. It includes one lunch admission, plus a covered table for display so you can interact with the attendees during registration/networking time.  Sponsors also have the opportunity to put information on the tables. A sponsor can also offer a door prize.  Call Lisa for details 347-4150. 

    Our Marquee sponsors for this season Grand Traverse Ophthalmology Clinic, PNC Bank, and our exclusive radio sponsor is Lite 96.3.


    The luncheon is at North Central Michigan College, 1515 Howard Street, Petoskey in the Iron Horse Cafe.  The lunch will be Baked Chicken w/ Creamy Mushroom Sauce,Rice, Tossed Salad, Rolls w/ butter and Strawberry Cake. Please indicate if you require a vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free lunch when you register.

    Date/Time Information:

    Registration and networking begin at 11:30 am. The lunch and presentation will begin at noon and end at 1 pm. 

    Contact Information:
    Lisa Hoyt

    Connecting Women in Business members $18 and all others $25. Registration closes at 5pm on Friday, April 20, 2018. Any cancellations after this time or no-shows the day of the event will be invoiced. 

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