WOMEN IN BUSINESS The 2022 panel included Elizabeth Gore, founder of Hello Alice; Melissa Yanc from Quail & Condor and Troubadour; Carol Beattie from Healdsburg Forever; and Alice Sutro from SUTRO Wine, and Bridget Doherty from Encore Events Rentals.

Though a month late for American Business Women’s Day on Sept. 22, the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce is making up for missed time with a “unique and empowering event” at Coyote Sonoma on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

The two-part program begins with a Women in Business panel called Branding and Bubbles, designed to provide ideas and best practices to elevate the Healdsburg brand through local women-owned businesses. The panel consists of Emily Martin, founder of an eponymous communications and events business; Julia Rothberg of Medlock Ames and founder of Odyssey Wine Academy, a women-run wine school based in Healdsburg; Jennifer Chiesa, the public-relations director for Montage Healdsburg; and Emma K. Morris, a food and lifestyle photographer.

PHOTOGRAPHER Emma K. Morris is a food and lifestyle photographer with clients from Bon Appetit to Whole Foods.

They will discuss key business decisions and opportunities for women, covering such topics as personal branding, brand management, pitching a brand to media and Morris’ specialty, “The Art of Branding Through Photography.”

A previous women-in-business event by the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce was held at Little Saint in 2022 on general topics including being a business owner, achieving a work-life balance and being a business leader in Healdsburg. The keynote speaker was Elizabeth Gore, co-founder of Hello Alice, an online platform for entrepreneurs.

“Our Branding & Bubbles Women in Business event is an opportunity to learn from leaders in our community who are paving the way to success within their industry,” said Tallia Hart, the CEO of the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. “By bringing together these industry leaders during the panel and then showcasing local vendors during the market, we’re not just creating an event, we’re crafting an experience that serves as a valuable opportunity for the community to get to know the strong women leaders in Healdsburg.”

Although Branding and Bubbles is a sold-out event, the panel is followed by a free, open-to-all Shop Local market, also held at Coyote Sonoma. Members of the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce are expected to be primary participants.

A drawing for prizes will be held at the market; prizes include dinner for four at Montage, a wine-and-chocolate pairing, gift certificates and more. The drawing will be held at 6:45pm.

More information on Branding and Bubbles is available at https://tinyurl.com/4t8k42mu. Coyote Sonoma is located at 44-F Mill St., Healdsburg.

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