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Female Business Leaders Lunch in Covington

The second annual Women Mean Business regional lunch was held Friday at the Artisan Enterprise Center in Downtown Covington.

The group has as its agenda to give each other the tools, connections, and leadership to help Kentucky women in business excel individually and collectively, according to a news release from the organization.\

In Covington on Friday, the event was hosted by Naashom Marx, the City of Covington's business development manager, Ellee Ven, of Give Into the Groove and Hot Sauce Records in Lexington, Therea RenoWeber, the City of Louisville's chief of performance improvement, Amanda Greenwell, program manager at UpTech, and Sara Jackson of Covington-based Scooter Media.

Hilliard Lyons, the Louisville-based investment firm sponsored the lunch.

“Welcome to the second Women Mean Business event, a gathering that will promote leadership, innovation, ideas and entrepreneurship," wrote Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. "As Mayor of Kentucky’s largest city, I see firsthand the important role that women play every day in Louisville’s economy. They are creating jobs, investing in start-ups, promoting innovation and running city government. Many of the top leaders in my administration are women and many of the top companies in Louisville are led by women. I applaud you for coming together today to show our state that women, indeed, mean business.”