Leading Ladies Expo promises shopping, awards and a good time

Area women should mark their calendars for the 12th annual Leading Ladies Expo, formerly called Ladies Lifestyle, slated for the evening of Oct. 12.

Hosted from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Claremore Conference Center at 1400 Country Club Drive, the event features shopping, massages, hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, wine samples, a health seminar by presenting sponsor Hillcrest Hospital, a selfie station and giveaways every half hour.

“It’s such a fun event for local ladies to come out with their friends, sisters and daughters to enjoy a night out,” said Jessica Jackson, director of Claremore Main Street, one of the event’s hosts. “The best part, however, is when we get to honor local women with the Leading Ladies Awards.”

The awards honor seven women in the community who go above and beyond the call of duty and are nominated by their peers. All nominations are then sent out of town for judging.
The third annual Leading Ladies Awards will be presented by News on 6’s LeAnne Taylor, a local news anchor and breast cancer survivor.

There are seven categories: Behind the Scenes, Business Leadership, Community Supporter, Leader in Health, Nonprofit Leadership, Rising Star and Leading Lady of the Year.

Nominations are due by Sept. 19. Nomination forms can be found online here or by visiting the Claremore Chamber of Commerce, 419 W. Will Rogers Blvd.

The health seminar will be presented by Utica Park Clinic. More details to come as we get closer to the event.

New this year, the Leading Ladies Expo is selling corporate tables for $250. The tables offer eight seats as a place to enjoy the hors d’oeuvres and watch the awards ceremony. Call the Chamber at 918-341-2818 to book your corporate table.

General admission tickets are $10 and include the health seminar, a chance to win a number of door prizes, shopping opportunities, food and wine samples and standing room for the awards ceremony. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the Chamber office during regular business hours beginning Sept. 15.

The event is still accepting vendor applications, but space is limited. Vendors are encouraged to apply early to secure a spot. Vendor applications can be downloaded online here.

“Our sponsors make this event possible,” Davis said. “We are so appreciative of the support of our presenting sponsor, Hillcrest Hospital, as well as our nine major sponsors.”

Major sponsors of this year’s event are A&B Bail Bonds, Autumn Wood, BancFirst, Carol’s Place Hair & Nail Salon, Northeast Tech, The Pink House, RCB Bank, Tulsa Federal Credit Union and Wallace for Life.

The event is hosted by the Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce and Claremore Main Street, nonprofit organizations designed to better improve the quality of life in Rogers County and enhance business success in the area.

For additional information about the show or to register as a vendor, please call the Claremore at (918) 341-2818 or Main Street at (918) 341-5881.

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