SM&P Supports Southside Women in Business Expo

SM&P attorney Kimbley Puckett, in collaboration with the Henry County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., recently organized the 6th annual Southside Women in Business Expo, a remarkable community initiative. With the theme of “Growth or Bust: how to sustain your business,” the event aimed to support the sorority’s Economic Development Committee and their community programs. Kimbley emphasized their objective, stating, “We aim to empower women with knowledge on starting, maintaining, and growing a business.”

The expo took place at Dutchtown High School in Hampton, GA, attracting over 300 attendees who had the opportunity to hear firsthand from panelists about their experiences in successfully sustaining businesses post-pandemic. Henry County Commissioner Dee Clemmons of District 2 was present to welcome participants and share her insights as a woman in politics and district management.

Breakout sessions were organized, focusing on social media and business marketing, imparting knowledge on leveraging social media tools for business growth and strategies for sustaining businesses during uncertain times. Kimbley noted the addition of a session specifically designed to support young female entrepreneurs, recognizing its importance for the aspiring ladies in the community.

Vendors were present to showcase their products and services, emphasizing the importance of sustaining a business while promoting overall well-being. Attendees expressed their appreciation for the event, recognizing the value of the shared information. Kimbley commented, “The event provided an excellent platform for the exchange of information. Participants received invaluable insights for their businesses or potential ventures. The ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. also gained further understanding of the community’s needs to better plan future programs and projects.”