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PWN has annual spring conference

The Professional Women's Network of the St. Croix Valley is holding its 11th annual spring conference, The Chemistry of Networking, at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Kilkarney Hills Golf Club in River Falls. Check-in begins at 5:30.

The keynote speaker is SagePresence, a consortium of filmmakers who specialize in bringing the professional equivalent of "stage presence" to business and life. The purpose of the presentations is to teach people to speak in the way their audiences think, and to leverage their presence to inspire their audiences toward action. SagePresence has spoken at corporations, government agencies and universities around the country including Andersen Windows, Xcel Energy, Motorola, and the Department of Homeland Security. Their Web site is

According to event organizer Tracey Mortensen, "We are so lucky to have such a renowned, inspirational group coming to the event. They will be a great educational resource for the attendees."

The Professional Women's Network was founded on the premise that "together we can achieve more," and holds a spring conference annually to raise awareness about the group, offer educational opportunities for attendees and foster friendships and alliances between local business owners.

Tickets sell quickly. Admission to "The Chemistry of Networking" is $40. For more information, or to attend the event, contact Tracey Mortensen at (715) 381-3148 or visit