Monday, March 26, 2012

Press Release: Raleigh’s Business Alliance Rally Accepting Applications for Exhibitors and Spotlight Speakers

Women’s Power Networking invites Triangle area business owners and reps to exhibit and be breakout session speakers at their annual business expo. The day long Business Alliance Rally will be held at the McKimmon Center Saturday, May 19, 2012.

Raleigh, NC (March 26, 2012): Celebrating its 4th year, the Women’s Power Networking (WPN) annual business expo offers a balance of shopping, networking, learning and fun. Re-named the “Business Alliance Rally”, the event underscores how by building alliances in business and in life everyone succeeds.  The “Rally” is the organization’s premier business event of the year and is anticipated to attract over 1000 attendees.

“Exhibiting at live events is one of the most effective strategies to meet prospects as it gives business owners many advantages over other forms of marketing,” said event co-chair Vickie Parks. She went on to say, “this year’s event is twice the size of previous years with hundreds of exhibitors, nine breakout sessions and a ‘Meet the Media Lunch and Learn’.”

Co-chair Melissa Reynolds added, “We know from our prior expos that everyone who participates—from exhibitors, sponsors, and volunteers to attendees, experiences a sense of empowerment by being involved. The 2012 Rally is a true celebration of businesses and communities coming together to honor their commitment to the betterment of the Triangle.”

The 2012 expo will be held Saturday, May 19th at the McKimmon Center on the North Carolina State University Campus, 1101 Gorman Street in Raleigh, from 10am–5pm.

To apply to register for an exhibitor space or to be a Breakout Session Spotlight Speaker go to

Tickets are on sale now for admission to the Business Alliance Rally and the Lunch and Learn at Group discounts are offered.

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available. For more information on sponsorships contact Marilyn Shannon at

About Women’s Power Networking (WPN)
Founded originally as Coffee and Contacts in 2007, Women's Power Networking "Alliances for Business - Alliances for Life" is a growing, national women's business referral network. WPN is the umbrella organization for monthly Power Lunches, Women Executives Roundtable and the after hours networking event, Cocktails and Contacts. Weekly Coffee and Contacts chapter meetings offer women a positive environment to grow personally and professionally.  The WPN Speakers Bureau arranges professional keynote and business speakers for conferences, business meetings, retreats or galas. Visit:

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Eileen Batson
Batson Group Marketing and PR

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

MEDIA RELEASE: North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Taps YellowWood Group CEO Olalah Njenga To Keynote At School of Business Global Speaker Series Launch

Award-winning marketer and business owner, Olalah Njenga to  present “Set Yourself Up for a Breakthrough” as the inaugural topic for NCCU School of Business launch of Global Speakers Series on March 22, 2012

Raleigh, NC (March 20, 2012): North Carolina Central University’s School of Business is focused on preparing their students for success and global leadership in the 21st century. In choosing Olalah Njenga as the keynote speaker to launch the School of Business Global Speakers Series on March 22nd, the school recognizes Njenga’s reputation as a respected thought leader in the business community and as a champion for women through her civic endeavors.

Njenga, known for her matter-of-fact presentation style, will share one of her signature messages “Set Yourself Up for a Breakthrough” with students, faculty and members of the Triangle business and civic communities.  Njenga remarks, “I’m thrilled to kick off the Global Speaker Series. It is an incredible honor and deeply humbling to be chosen.  My keynote discusses the elements of a breakthrough and how facing each day by asking a simple, yet powerful question can ignite your breakthrough in a way you never imagined. I’m looking forward to sharing this message. ”

A complimentary breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. in the Banquet Hall of NCCU’s W.G. Pearson Cafeteria.  Njenga’s presentation will begin at 8:15 a.m. A meet-and-greet and Q&A session will follow. Advanced RSVP is required via email to:

The Global Speakers Series is important to the school’s overall mission of preparing students to compete in a global marketplace and building a foundation for future career success.

About Olalah Njenga
The author of 37 What Were They Thinking Moments in Marketing, Olalah has been spotlighted on, Fox News and Small Business Trends. She’s a passionate small business champion who writes a column for Carolina Business Connection and is a featured expert in the 2012 Woman’s Advantage calendar. Olalah serves on several business advisory boards and is a two-time Top 50 Catalyst Entrepreneur award winner, a two-time International Stevie® Women In Business award finalist and was named a Women Extraordinaire for seeing her company to record revenue growth. Information about Olalah’s upcoming events and speaking engagements are at For information about her company’s marketing consulting solutions, please visit

About The NCCU Dean’s Global Speakers
The NCCU Dean’s Global Speakers Series is an outgrowth of university’s 2020 Strategic Plan and aims to increase retention and graduation rates, enhance academic distinction and distinctiveness and foster community engagement. Each Speakers Series forum will include roundtables and provide an opportunity for students to interact one-on-one with leading business professionals and entrepreneurs. Led by Dean D. Keith Pigues, the NCCU School of Business offers six undergraduate degrees, as well as an MBA program for working professionals, including three specialized degrees. The school prepares students for success and global leadership in the 21st century.

Media Contacts
For Olalah Njenga, please contact:
Eileen Batson, Batson Group Marketing and PR

For North Carolina Central University, please contact:
Darlene Laws