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RiverBend Growth Association planning 18th annual women’s seminar


The RiverBend Growth Association and St. Louis Regional Airport are extending an invitation to the 18th annual women’s seminar, Women on the Move.

The event takes place Wednesday, Sept. 21, beginning with registration at 7:30 a.m. Sessions continue until 1 p.m. The event is at Lewis and Clark Community College Commons, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey.

Admission is $50 per person. Reserved tables of six are $275.

People may register online here.

The half-day seminar includes networking opportunities, educational and motivational speakers, vendor booths, attendance gifts, door prizes and delicious food and beverages.

The speakers and topics are:

– Sheila Goins. Topic: “Dress What Yo Momma Gave You!” She will touch on how to identify your body type; embrace your body type with confidence; identify what looks best for your body type; and being the one who wears it best. Goins is a 30-year career banker. She is employed as the branch manager for Midwest Members Credit Union in Wood River. She is the wife of Rev. David A. Goins, a retired Alton Police sergeant and now full-time pastor for Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Alton. Sheila Goins was ordained a reverend in 2008, and works in ministry alongside her husband.

– Dr. D’Andrienne “DeeDee” Jones. Topic: “Enjoy the Ride.” She is an Alton native who has practiced medicine for over 20 years. As a physician, wife, and mother she said she understands the challenges of trying to be “all things to all people.” Like so many other women, she has yearned to strike that perfect work-life balance that allows her to not only use her God-given gifts in the work place, but also to be an effective mother and loving partner. Through trials and life lessons, she has discovered that there is no perfect balance and one must simply learn to ride the waves of life and enjoy the ride.

– Amy Smith. Topic: “Keep it Moving.” Describing herself as a Christian, a wife of 22 years, a mom of three, and an ACE and AFAA certified personal trainer, health coach, and fitness instructor, she has more than 20 years of experience in the fitness industry as a gym owner, sole creator and trainer of CrossTrain 180 and 180 Fit Camp on demand. She is also a youth pastor and public speaker and motivator. In 2010, she began ‘Intentional Fitness Boot Camps’ with husband Tim. They are the owners of Intentional Fitness Center, a round-the-clock access gym in Brighton.

– Mary Lamie. Topic: “Moving in the Right Direction.” The St. Louis Regional Freightway executive director is responsible for developing public-private partnerships to optimize the region’s freight transportation network and creating the foundation for planning, marketing and advocacy of the bi-state region as a national freight hub. She has more than 25 years of experience in transportation, engineering and management including 23 years with the Illinois Department of Transportation, with the last seven years as the deputy director of Highways Region 5 engineer.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here.

Contact Trish Holmes for more information, or (618) 467-2280.

— From the Illinois Business Journal

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