Pine Belt Women’s Expo ticket sales benefit local nonprofit
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Emerge Events and Merit Health Wesley are excited to present the 8th Annual Pine Belt Women’s Expo taking place on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10AM-3PM at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.

This year, half of the proceeds made by ticket sales will be donated to the Pinebelt Christian Women’s Job Corp. The purpose of this organization is to provide a Christian context in which women in need are equipped for life and employment, and a place where women help women.

“Part of the Expo’s mission includes empowering women, which is what we see happening at the Pinebelt Christian Women’s Job Corps,” said Jennifer Clark, owner of Emerge Events and founder of the Pine Belt Women’s Expo. “We are excited to share half of our ticket proceeds with this organization.”

“We are humbled and honored to be a part of the 2018 Expo and hope that our organization can educate, encourage, and empower women to RISE!”, said Catherine Jorns, director of the organization. “We are so thankful to be a part of such a fantastic tradition in Hattiesburg. We RISE together!”

This organization emphasizes offering a hand up, not a hand out. They provide a free 12-week training that includes courses in the following areas: Computer Skills, Job Readiness, Communications, Conflict Resolution, Family Dynamics, Money Management, and Bible Study.

The Pine Belt Women’s Expo is designed to enrich, empower, and entertain women in an environment of celebration and fun. Women can learn about businesses and services just for them. Over 100 businesses and organizations are coming together to showcase their products and services. There will be shopping, informational booths, seminars, demos, professional headshots, a blood drive, and more! Chef Katie Dixon will be joining us in the Fox23 booth! And we are giving away thousands of dollars in prizes throughout the day. On-site childcare is also available.

This event is made possible by our sponsors, including:

Platinum Sponsor - Merit Health Wesley

Gold Sponsors - Central Sunbelt Federal Credit Union, Forward Health Solutions, Healthy Cells of the Pine Belt, iHeartMedia, Venture South Magazine, and WHPM Fox23

Silver Sponsors – Bourne Brothers Printing, Hattiesburg America, Hattiesburg Coca Cola, Munn Enterprises, and WMXI News Radio 98.1FM

For more information contact Jennifer Clark at (601) 270-2756, email, or visit, or follow our Facebook page at
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