Join us for a one-day event to make connections, grow your business and inspire.

The Women’s Business Center of NC's first annual Moving Forward Conference will include dynamic speakers, networking and thought provoking dialogue. Our topic  “Together We Can "________________ #filltheblank" is designed to initiate conversations, realize our collective impact and move forward with purpose. We are excited to extend this special invitation to join us for this spectacular event.

The event will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. The event will take place from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm in room 306.

Keynote Speaker

Kari Warberg Block

Founder & CEO, EarthKind

kari warberg headshotKari was the first to tell the secrets the pest control industry would prefer to keep under wraps -- educating the public on how to keep their homes pest anKari Warberg Block, founder and CEO of EarthKind, is a true mother of invention. In the mid-1990s, with two small children at home, she was determined to find a safer solution to rid her farm of rodents and prevent the continued - extremely expensive - damage rodents caused to their equipment. At this time, 98% of pest control solutions contained dangerous toxins and none of them took a preventive approach. So Kari created Fresh Cab®, the first botanical rodent repellent safe enough to use around kids and pets, but strong enough to meet Federal EPA standards for professional use.

Today, EarthKind’s Fresh Cab and Stay Away® line of preventive pest repellents are made exclusively from ingredients grown on family farms and are sold into 35,000 retail stores across the USA. Also, Kari is committed to work with industry professionals and homeowners alike, to effectively implement a preventive approach to pest control which can, in many instances, alleviate the need to use hazardous chemicals and expensive extermination efforts. Read full bio



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