Women’s group event to focus on area’s business development

The Wichita Area chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will host a light buffet and panel discussion on what’s in store for business development in the area.

The NAWBO Annual Business Blast, which begins at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Wichita Boathouse, 515 S. Wichita, will feature a panel that includes Mayor Jeff Longwell, Greater Wichita Partnership CEO Jeff Fluhr and Realtor Cindy Carnahan.

Longtime Wichita TV personality Susan Peters will serve as the moderator.

Cost of the event, which includes networking and a silent auction, is $40. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Carpenter Place, a nonprofit that provides residential care for girls in crisis.

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Jerry Siebenmark: 316-268-6576, @jsiebenmark