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PWN holds annual conference

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

Giving the keynote presentation is SagePresence, an inspirational speaking group and consortium of filmmakers who specialize in bringing the professional equivalent of "stage presence" to business and life. More information on SagePresence is available at

"When local professionals have the chance to connect, they grow their business. When local businesses grow and prosper, the community benefits as well," said lead organizer Tracey Mortensen.

The conference is set up in a traditional trade-show fashion (with booths featuring local business owners) and emphasizes one-on-one networking. Those attending also have the opportunity to win prizes, including gift certificates for groceries, restaurants and services.

Mortensen said she is "thrilled" about the upcoming conference and especially the appearance of SagePresence. "We are so lucky to have such a renowned, inspirational speaking group coming to the event. They will be a great educational resource for the attendees."

She said tickets to the conference sell quickly. Admission is $40. For more information, or for tickets, call Tracey Mortensen at (715) 381-3148 or visit