Cleveland to Host the '2006 Ohio Business Women’s Conference & Expo'

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With hundreds of women business owners expected to attend, the event promises to be the largest of its kind in the region for women in business. The two-day Women’s Conference & Expo will take place February 16 & 17, 2006 at the historic Cleveland Renaissance Hotel & Conference Center.

The Conference & Expo presented by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for Ohio, in collaboration with the SBA and an array of partners including, the Urban League of Greater Cleveland, The Northeast Ohio Minority Business Council (NOMBC), The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Cleveland and Columbus Chapters, and a coalition of other Chambers of Commerce in the region; The conference expected to attract over 800 women business owners and a large number of corporate exhibitors.

The main mission of the Conference & Expo is to promote women's business enterprises at all stages of development, by providing an unmatched forum in the region where women business owners can find the information and the tools necessary to expand their market. Business owners will be able to display their products and services to America's leading corporations and government agencies committed to doing business with women owned businesses. These corporations and agencies will join the conference from across the state and the nation as sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees.

During the two-day event, business owners, senior corporate executives, supplier diversity procurement professionals, community leaders and government officials will make a difference by actively participating in activities and events, which include networking activities, workshops, panel discussions, matchmaking procurement sessions and special events. Additionally, a highlight of the conference will be the Women Business Expo.

Taking your business to Cleveland this coming February for this unprecedented event, should have a big pay off for women who want to start new businesses or business owners looking to increase their marketing opportunities with corporate America. As well as, for corporations who want to connect with the best women owned firms.

“This event is about giving women business owners the tools and information they need, to take their businesses to the next level,” said Mily Rodriguez – Weiss, the event committee chairperson.

For additional information on the 2006 Ohio Business Women’s Conference & Expo, contact Veronica Dahlberg or visit

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for Ohio (HCCO): is a non-profit organization which grew out of a task force of Hispanic business owners in 1981 alarmed over the low participation in the private and public sector. The association was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1983. And its mission is to promote Hispanic Business interest and its economic development and expansion through strategic partnerships, technical assistance and advocacy.


Veronica Dahlberg

Public Relations – Events Sub-Committee Coordinator



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