Strong Women, Strong Coffee encourages business professionals and entrepreneurs to build meaningful connections. Fueled by caffeine & passion, this morning networking event is for women who are focused on achieving something fresh and new for their business and themselves. Each event features a local strong woman and her story!
Carol Schroeder – Co-Owner, Orange Tree Imports
Carol Schroeder and her husband Dean have been co-owners of the award-winning gift and gourmet shop Orange Tree Imports in Madison, WI since 1975. The store was recently chosen as one of four national finalists for Retailer of the Century. In addition to running the store, Carol writes extensively on all aspects of bricks and mortar retail. A newly updated and expanded edition of Specialty Shop Retailing: How You Can Succeed in Today’s Market, her best-selling handbook for shopkeepers, debuted in 2018. She also writes a weekly blog for independent business owners: www. specialtyshopretailing.com. Carol has written over 100 columns for Gifts and Decorative Accessories magazine, and is a popular speaker at gift shows including Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Dallas, Minneapolis and Alberta, Canada. This year she presented a seminar about the future of retailing at the International Housewares Show and the Fair Trade Federation conference.
Sponsor: Park Bank
- June 4, 2019
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Venue: Village on Park - WWBIC