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Small Biz Focus: Celebrating the Sheroes of Business During Women’s History Month

This column is sponsored by BizLaunch, a division of Arlington Economic Development.

By Tara Palacios

Women are launching businesses at a high rate in BizLaunch.

From cyber security companies to health and wellness to engineering, women are starting and leading a variety of innovative businesses in the Arlington community. In fact, the number of women-owned businesses is growing at a rate five times faster than the national average.

March is Women’s History Month and BizLaunch will be celebrating our women entrepreneurs at two dynamic events.

First, we begin the month by kicking off our latest Brunch and Business Series: Celebrating the Sheroes of Arlington Business on March 6, 2019 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Arlington Economic Development. We will hear from three entrepreneurs as they share their stories of perseverance, dedication and hard-work.

At this free event, you’ll have the opportunity to network and learn the diverse journeys of women who have lived their dreams of founding their successful businesses.

Next, BizLaunch is honored to co-host with SCORE DC our first regional Women’s Entrepreneurs’ Conference entitled weTHRIVE. The information packed conference will be held all day on March 21, 2019 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at George Mason University’s Founders Hall.

Women entrepreneurs will lead sessions on marketing, government contracting, access to capital and product development and launch.

Running a business is an amazing achievement of success. It is not easy. Nor is it for everyone. Many of our women entrepreneurs have great stories to tell as they journey to embody their dreams.

In the words of Anne Sweeney, former President of Disney ABC, and Co-Chair of Disney Media, “Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”

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Lyon Park & Ashton Heights’ biennial home & garden biennial tour is back. The tour will include contemporary custom homes, older historic bungalows as well as renovated properties. One of the stunning homes on the tour is pictured above.  In addition to beautiful & unique homes, the Villa & Vistas ’22 event will conclude with a festive reception at the Lyon Park Community Center at 414 N Fillmore Street, Arlington VA 22201. What could be better right?

All proceeds from this event will go to the Lyon Park Citizens Association (LPCA) towards our neighborhood jewel & hub, the Lyon Park Community Center (LPCC).

When: Sunday, October 2nd, Noon – 4 PM. 

Where: Meet to get your tickets and the tour map at the Lyon Park Community Center (414 N Fillmore Street) We will have a table with information outside.

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