NEW Corporate Sponsor: BC Clark Jewelers
The Central Oklahoma NAWBO Chapter welcomes BC Clark Jewelers as one of our newest Corporate Sponsors in supporting the Central Oklahoma NAWBO fundraising program and our local Women Business Owners.
BC Clark Jewelers, well known for it’s holiday jingle and Pray for Rain program, opened its first jewelry store in the corner of a five and dime store in 1892 by then owner B.C. Clark.
Today, BC Clark Jewelers is Oklahoma’s oldest jewelry store and the oldest retail store in Oklahoma under the same name and ownership. The traditions of quality merchandise, and personal service have continued through the years under the leadership of B.C. Clark’s son, B.C. Clark, Jr., grandson Jim Clark, and great grandsons Coleman Clark and Mitchell Clark. Now with three Oklahoma City stores, the Clark family continually introduces new and exciting designer jewelry lines and other luxury brand products.
As a full-service jeweler, BC Clark offers a full line of merchandise and services including:
- Diamond jewelry and loose diamonds
- Diamond engagement rings and wedding bands
- High fashion jewelry from today’s hottest designers from around the world
- Luxury watches and timepieces
- Fine china, silver, porcelain and crystal
- Giftware and home décor
- Bridal registry
- Gift wrapping
- Complete jewelry manufacturing and repair facilities
Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by: strengthening the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community; creating innovative and effective change in the business culture; building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers. Learn more at www.nawbo.org.
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Tuesday, April 2nd 2013
Don’t miss the fourth annual Women Entrepreneurs Inspire (“WE Inspire”) Conference on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013. WE INSPIRE is Recognized as one of “The Top Ten Conferences for Female Entrepreneurs”, and has been awarded a commendation by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. This one-day symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Register Online.
Entrepreneurship is the key to revitalizing Oklahoma’s economy and women are leading the charge. Here and across the nation, women are starting for-profit and non-profit ventures, developing innovative new products and services, winning patents, and creating new markets. Today, an estimated 50% of small businesses are owned by women (12.4 million firms generating $2.5 trillion in sales, 2007) and for the past two decades women-owned firms have grown at twice the rate of all other firms. Yet women entrepreneurs still lag behind male owned firms in key areas.
WE INSPIRE is geared broadly towards women who have just started a business, those who may only have an idea for a new business, and women who are looking to grow their existing businesses. WE INSPIRE is a resource-packed day featuring both local and national entrepreneurial role models discussing their failures and successes, as well as providing conference attendees with the latest in business development and strategy. With over 1,000 women entrepreneurs and more than 30 acclaimed speakers in attendance, the conference is also an incredible networking opportunity.
This day-long conference is designed to inspire women to pursue their passions, think big and turn their dreams into reality. We explore unique obstacles, demands and challenges women face when creating and growing their own ventures. The event will feature keynote addresses by leading women entrepreneurs from across the nation and from Oklahoma. Hands-on breakout sessions will examine a broad range of practical issues to enable women to act on their dreams. The breakouts will include two tracks: Start-up and Growth. The Start-up track will focus on creating your own venture, while the Growth track emphasizes ways to grow your venture once it is up and running. This year, WE INSPIRE will also feature sessions on technology entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. This is an incredible opportunity to be inspired, to network and to tap your entrepreneurial potential!
Please join us for a day of inspiration, learning and networking with leading women entrepreneurs from across the country and the State of Oklahoma. Register Online.