By Molly Smith
Housed by the Kernersville Chamber of Commerce, the Kernersville Women in Business Committee is in full swing for spring! Their signature event, Magnolias and Mimosas presented by Truliant Federal Credit Union is keeping them busy as they nominate models, confirm local boutiques, reach out to local restaurants and meet monthly.
Beginning with their “ticket drop” event held on February 20, the Women in Business committee stayed late and arrived early to create a fun and exciting atmosphere for the first opportunity to purchase tickets to Magnolias and Mimosas. The models that were nominated were encouraged to invite friends and family, boutique owners came to meet other local businesses, and The Prescott was kind enough to host the event at their center while also providing a “signature cocktail” and breakfast foods to keep in the spirit of the Magnolias and Mimosas event.
On April 4, the day of Magnolias and Mimosas, you can expect to find 20 of the committee members checking in attendees, showing them to their seat, restocking food or helping a model get her boutique outfit on. They show up at 8 a.m. (on a Saturday!) to make sure that all the event details are underway and executed to perfection. At the end, you can find them restoring The Magnolia Bride back to her original glory, loading up gold chivari chairs and cleaning out used champagne glasses. This committee is dedicated, hardworking and the event itself would not be the success it has become without them.
So what else does the Women in Business Committee do? During their monthly meetings at the Chamber, you can find them planning their next networking event in Kernersville. Typically held over “Wine Wednesdays” and local breweries, women from all careers and backgrounds come together to learn more about the opportunities that Kernersville has to offer. Committee members consist of hair salon owners, entrepreneurs, banking professions, creative marketing businesses and so much more to provide an all-inclusive opportunity for women to learn from one another. Some topics of discussion have included ways to connect with other women professionals in a different field, the chance to get more involved in the community and even making new friendships.
The Kernersville Chamber of Commerce encourages all professionals in our community to research and learn more about what Kernersville has to offer and get involved with some of the other committees that they have to offer. Whether you are interested in welcoming new businesses to the area, helping plan the summer concert series Music at Twilight, or even helping pull off a large event such as the Kernersville Spring Folly; you are sure to find a place to dive in and become a bigger part of the town.
For more information about the Women in Business Committee in Kernersville or other Chamber committees, please reach out to Molly Smith at MollySmith@KernersvilleNC.com.