Summit Business and Professional Women will host a joint presentation with the Morris Chapter of New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners on Monday, May 17, 2010. The program, entitled "Making a Lot with a Little: Successful Business Ventures" will feature an exciting panel of women business owners, entrepreneurs and investors.

Business owners Collette Chapman of Chapman Concierge and Linda Stillman of Business Training and Consulting Institute will speak on Building a Home Based Business into Something Bigger. Franchise owners, Hillary Carmen from The Oxford Learning Center and Toni Bennett from FAST-Teks will speak about the pros and cons of owning a franchise. And BPW members Lily Chang, real estate investor and Doris Schneider, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Summit, will talk about investment opportunities and options in the current real estate market.

Summit BPW offers opportunities for personal and professional development for working women through mentoring, networking and educational programs available locally and through the state organization, BPW NJ.

Networking begins at 6:30 PM at La Pastaria, 327 Springfield Ave, Summit followed by dinner and the program from 7 - 9 pm. Cost is $35 to the public. Advance reservations are required by Thurs, May 13 online at or via email to

Summit Business and Professional Women is an advocate for workingwomen on work-life balance and workplace equity issues and welcomes members from Summit and the surrounding communities. Write to Summit BPW, PO Box 831, Summit, NJ; 07902-0831 or visit for additional information.