CEDAR CITY – Strong, capable, creative, inspiring, brilliant – these words describe the lineup of women slated to present at the Women’s Expo in Cedar, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Heritage Center. Guests will enjoy speakers, workshops, lunch and a fashion show at this expo presented by Cedar City Women in Business.
Sarah Lamb of Cedar City will lead off the day’s events at 10 a.m. with a welcome presentation on “Finding Balance and Humor When Life Gets Chaotic.” Lamb was raised in the Bay Area of California, married Ed Lamb in 1997 and together they have three daughters and one son. Lamb keeps her life full of chaos as she cheers on her husband in his role as SUU football head coach, inspires and raises her children as well as acts as a leader and example for teenage girls in the youth program at her church. She attended BYU-Idaho, formerly Ricks College, and Utah Valley University.
Liz Edmunds, also known as The Food Nanny, will be the featured luncheon speaker as well as an afternoon workshop presenter. She will speak on how she turned her dreams and passion into reality. In workshop, she will share her expertise on helping families learn the importance of family dinnertime. Edmunds is the host of the TV show, “The Food Nanny,” traveling the world in search of “La Vita Vera,” the true life. She also serves as part teacher, part counselor, part coach for families in need of organizational help and cooking instruction on or off TV.
Additional workshop presenters are Becki Bronson, Amber Jackson and Shelley Esplin, Amee Gleave, Sage Platt, Kristi McMullin, Amanda Hill and Heather Richman.
“All of these women were asked to present at this event because they bring an energetic vibe that inspires, teaches and uplifts those around them” Women’s Expo Chair Rachelle Hughes said. “Each of them has a message to share with the community that will help improve work, home and social aspects of women’s lives.”
Workshop topics include:
- Welcome and Guest Speaker – Sarah Lamb – 10 a.m.
- “Eight Ideas to Keep Your Glass Half Full” by Kristi McMullin — Human Resource Manager for GAF, North America’s largest roof manufacturing company. 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.
- “Work Success – Finding Employment” by Amber Jackson and Shelley Esplin of Department of Work Force Services. 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.
- Luncheon catered by the French bakery, La Boulangerie Marie, featuring The Food Nanny, Liz Edmunds and a fashion show.
- “Through Small Things, Great Things Happen – Top Five Inexpensive PR Actions that Lead to Booming Business” by Becki Bronson, Public Relations Manager for Valley View Medical Center and Garfield Memorial Hospital – 1:45 to 2:30 p.m.
- “Making the Most Out Of Your Closet” by Heather Richman, of Poser’s Place, and Amanda Hill, of Recycled Consign and Design – 1:45 to 2:30 p.m.
- Liz Edmunds, The Food Nanny – 1:45 to 3:30 p.m.
- “Passive-Aggressive Communication” by Sage Platt, Southern Utah University Professor and relationship communication specialist along with her students – 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.
- “Color Me Crazy – Understanding who you are and why others do the things they do. Mastering personality types through colors” by Amee Gleave, a national motivational speaker on “Get Your Sparkle Back” – 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.
The Women’s Expo is one of two fundraising events held by Cedar City Women in Business to raise funds for scholarships for women attending an Iron County college or university. Women in Business will also award expo vouchers to Canyon Creek Women’s Crisis Center.
A variety of free activities including vendor fair and entertainment will be open to the public throughout the day, thanks to the expo’s sponsors Convergys, SUU Relations, Rocky Mountain Power, Cherry Creek Radio, Rainbow Sign and Banner, Crystal Inn, and Hughes and Associates.
Registration is now open for workshops, $15, and luncheon, $15; or $25 for both. Luncheon will include fare from La Boulangerie Marie, address by The Food Nanny, and a fashion show.
- When: Saturday, March 1, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Where: The Heritage Center, 105 North 100 East, Cedar City
- Admission: $15 for the workshops, $15 for the luncheon, $25 for the entire event.