The WBON Gratitude Conference

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Join us for a full day of connection and inspiration!

WBON is grateful for each and every one of our members, supporters and community and will be displaying that by mixing things up for our annual conference. We will be hosting presenters that inspire and uplift while creating an environment for organic connection to take place among participants.

Hosted at the scenic Echo Leahy Center in downtown Burlington, we will feature Keynote Speaker Joni B. Cole (published author, teacher and speaker), an interactive workshop hosted by Deb Chisholm (Deb Chisholm Coaching, LLC), a panel presentation where we will hear from 6 women business owners who are thriving both personally and professionally, and an Endnote Presentation with Lisa Danforth (Business Growth Strategist and Leadership Coach). Participants will enjoy a fresh catered lunch and ample time for connecting with each other in both structured and unstructured ways.

Participants will leave feeling rejuvenated and uplifted with connections that will stay with them long past the conference.

Visit our event page to learn more about our presenters and their presentations

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11:00 – 11:15 Introduction

11:15 – 11:30 Getting the Most Out of the Conference

11:30 – 12:00 Keynote Presentation – Joni B. Cole

12:00 – 12:10 Update from the WBON Board

12:10 – 1:00 Lunch by Sugarsnap Catering

1:00 – 1:15 Embodied Presence Exercise with Christine Badalamenti Smith

1:15 – 2:00 In Her Own Words: The Thriving Women Business Owners Panel

1:15 – 2:00 Panel Presentation with 6 Thriving Women Business Owners

2:00 – 2:15 Break

2:15 – 3:00 Interactive Workshop – Deb Chisholm

3:00 – 3:40 Endnote – Lisa Danforth

3:40 – 3:55 Surveys and Raffle

3:55 – 4:00 Closing

4:00 – 5:00 Open Networking

Ticket options include:

WBON Member Early Bird $75 | WBON Member $85 | Non-Member $110

Early Bird tickets are available August 15th through August 28th to members only. General Admission tickets are available August 29th through September 20th.



Full refunds are available up until the event start date.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Promote your business while supporting WBON! Email Christine at for more information.


Lunch will be provided. Coffee, tea and water will be available throughout the day. Contact with any dietary restrictions.


Masks at this event will be optional but encouraged. Masks will be available for anyone who needs one. Traveling and attending events with a large number of attendees during the COVID-19 pandemic places individuals at risk. Attendees who participate in person will be participating at their own risk.

By registering you are consenting to your photo being taken and potentially used in future WBON promotions.


Attaining parking with be the responsibility of the attendee. There is a paid lot in front of the venue, you may pay for parking inside Echo. Street parking and other paid lots are also available right outside.

For questions contact Christine Golden, WBON Operations Manager, at

We Appreciate Our Annual WBON Partners & Conference Sponsors

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September 20, 2022
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


WBON – Women Business Owners Network
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ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
1 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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