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5th Annual Chocolate Soiree Networking Event

  • 08 Oct 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Appalachian College Association, 801 Brighton Avenue Richmond, KY 40475-2987
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Our fifth annual Chocolate Soiree will be in Richmond KY!  Our annual women’s networking event will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.  Doors open at 6pm.

Guest Speaker:

Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky Secretary of State

About the Event:

Professional women and women business owners are invited for a fun night of networking, door prizes, giveaways, interesting presentations, light refreshments and of course … CHOCOLATE!   

Come meet local business women and learn more about Business Babes Society and what they are doing to support small business in our community.  Free admission and free parking.  Don’t miss it and bring a friend!

Download the flier:   chocsoiree_2015.pdf


6:00-7:00pm:  Networking & Refreshments served

7:00-8:15pm:  Introduction, Speaker Presentation, and Closing Remarks & Announcements

8:15-9:00pm:  Networking

Catered by:

M&D's Catering and Cakes by Ellie

Event Coordinator:

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Nicole Mueller (859) 624-2981 or


Appalachian College Association, 
801 Brighton Avenue
Richmond, KY  40475-2987

(Behind the Galaxy Bowling Center, off Exit 87)

About our Guest Speaker:

Alison Lundergan Grimes, 

Kentucky Secretary of State, 2012 – present 

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is Kentucky's 76th Secretary of State and only elected female Constitutional Officer.

In 2011, Secretary Grimes left her successful law practice to dedicate herself full time to serving the citizens of Kentucky. From the start of her campaign, Secretary Grimes vowed to ensure Kentucky truly is open for business and to preserve and protect all eligible Kentuckians’ access to the ballot box. 

As Secretary of State, Grimes has expanded the Kentucky Business One Stop Portal, modernized and streamlined Kentucky’s laws and processes to help businesses interact with government more efficiently, and encouraged more civic action and engagement across the Commonwealth.

Grimes has also worked to improve election administration to better protect the right to vote for all Kentuckians, especially military voters and voters with disabilities.

Grimes’ professional involvement includes volunteering her time and energy to such organizations as the Salvation Army, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital and God’s Pantry Food Bank, where she serves on the Board of Directors. 

Before being elected as Secretary of State, Grimes was a business litigator and provided pro bono legal services to victims of domestic violence. She also served for two years as the president of the Fayette County Bar Association’s Women Lawyers’ Association, leading the group’s efforts to advance women in the community at large, support the legal rights of all women and promote equal opportunity for all. 

Grimes is a native of Maysville, Kentucky.  She received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where she served as a trustee to the Board of Directors.  Grimes obtained her law degree, graduating with honors, from American University, Washington College of Law, in Washington, D.C.

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Sponsors of this Event:


Business Babes Society

Ellen White, Cakes by Ellie

Mary Ann West, The Churchhill Weavers Co.

iHeart Media, Lexington KY

Stephen Patek, 3 Gins Media

Joyce Green, Jordan Hill Farm

Kim Owens, J&K Kreations Photography

Nancy Wray, Hairmasters Salon & Spa

Brandi Bowles, M&D Catering

Nicole Mueller, Startup Production  

Bonnie Peterson, Personal Journey Wellness

David Gannon, Edward Jones

Linda West, The Boutique at Merle Norman

Celeste Gabbard-Byrd, Mary Kay


Lucy Bruner, Accessories by Lucy

Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty

Kay McCarty, Journey Auto & Boat Sales

Lisa Parke, Advertising Specialties

Martha Carrasco, Heaven Scent Oils


Karen Hood, EKU Marketing Professor

Lynda Williams, Greenback Tax & Accounting

Harriet Spivey, Dazzling Dogs Pet Spa

Debbie Alexander, CPR of Richmond KY

Business Babes Society

Business Babes Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Kentucky, P.O. Box 330, Richmond, KY 40476

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