Registration is now open for our Annual Davis Chamber Women in Business Summit on Thursday, November 16th, 2023 at the Davis Conference Center!
At the Summit, participants will hear from three of Utah's top businesswomen:
Participants will also be treated to lunch, a raffle with prizes from businesses from around Davis County, receive community engagement information, participate in the annual Women in Business service project, and have the opportunity to connect with other women from across Davis County.
We want to help our caterers by getting them food numbers early. Please register at least 2 weeks in advance.
All organizations that purchase a table sponsorship (8 seats - $600) or above, will get the opportunity to have a marketing table in the lobby of the event to communicate with participants. The Women in Business Summit draws around 200 women from Davis and surrounding counties annually. Please see the table above for sponsorship options and reserve your table today
If you are interested in sponsoring this premier Women in Business event, contact Amberlee Bauman at Amberlee@davischamberofcommerce.com
. Or scroll up on this page and click REGISTER, choose the sponsorship level you would like, and complete the online registration process.
Summit Service Project:
The Summit will also include a service project benefiting the Northern Utah Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (NUSANE)
and DCHart. NUSANE provides trauma-informed, patient-focused care to people who have suffered sexual assault or violence. When NUSANE receives a patient, they call a representative from DCHart. They then work together to care for survivors of sexual assault by providing them with food, water, resources, and a new blanket. At the Summit this year, we will be making fleece blankets to benefit these organizations.
To make a cash donation
please click here
To purchase a blanket kit
off the Amazon registry, click here
New blanket donations
will also be accepted the day of the event.
How to earn raffle tickets at the Women in Business Summit. Raffle tickets are given as follows:
- 1 ticket for attending
- 1 ticket per donation ($25, make your own blanket kit, 2 yards of 2 matching patterns of fleece)
- 2 tickets for each donation from Nov. 3rd thru 10th
- 1 ticket per $25 donation or a new blanket brought to the Summit. (Loose fleece and make-your-own blanket kits need to be purchased before the Summit)
We have some amazing raffle prizes!
About our Speakers:
Patricia Jones is the CEO of the Women’s Leadership Institute, a 501(c)3 working with Utah businesses to elevate women in business and politics and build the pipeline of women in leadership.
Jones has a background in both the business and political worlds. Jones was co-founder and former President of Dan Jones & Associates, a successful public opinion and market research firm for 35 years. Jones is an experienced and highly-regarded researcher, specializing in qualitative research, having conducted hundreds of focus groups throughout the country for a variety of industries since 1980.
Senator Jones also served in the Utah Legislature for 14 years, serving in leadership positions 12 of those years. She was a member of the Utah House of Representatives from 2000-2006 and was elected to the Utah Senate in 2006-2014, serving eight years there, including serving as the first female leader in either party and in either House. Pat Jones’ interests are many, but she prefers to move rather than sit. She enjoys exercising, biking, skiing, playing pickleball, and tennis, watching sports (especially basketball and football), reading, politics, cooking, having fun with her children and grandchildren, and traveling. Her least favorite thing to do is to wait in long lines.
Patricia is married to Professor Joe Horton and has four children and 11 grandchildren.
Melissa Spelts began gathering her experience with entrepreneurship as a child. Her parents started a business when she was 11, so she experienced the ups and downs of a new business. Growing up watching her parents work so hard was not easy. Her father often worked two jobs in order to make ends meet. However, this experience gave Melissa an idea of what to expect from starting a business.
Melissa was a full-time mom for 16 years before she and Ryan founded Connection Publishing. As they began to publish magazines, Melissa focused on listening to what people said about their interests and what was important to them. “I wanted the magazine to be about things that everyone could relate to. I wanted to create something that was awesome and beautiful.” Some of her favorite things about her job are connecting with members of the community, talking to business owners, and learning about the local history.
Ryan and Melissa have big plans for Connection Publishing. “Our goal and dream is to have this be a business that will uplift people and help them feel like they belong to something special. We want the community and our team members to feel like they’re making a positive impact.”
Running a business and being a mom at the same time is always a challenge. Melissa says it can be hard to make sure you give enough time to your children to nurture them and make them feel loved. But magazines have deadlines, and it can be tricky to keep track of everything. “My hope is that my family will see their mom and dad running a business and know it’s good to pursue your dreams. They should know it’s a lot of work, but that’s okay too.”
President, First Community Bank
Shelly Holt has been in the banking industry for over 30 years, starting as a teller at Zions Bank and, while still in college, became their youngest branch manager. She is a graduate of the University of Utah with a degree in Finance and is also a graduate of the Stonier School of Banking, the Wharton Leadership Academy, and the Utah Bankers Association Commercial Lending School.
Ms. Holt previously worked at Zions First National Bank, First Security Corporation, and First Utah Bank. She came to First National Bank in 2004 and in 2013 was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer. When First National Bank was acquired as a division of Glacier Bank, Ms. Holt was promoted to president of the new First Community Bank Utah. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the division with her talents and skills as a coach and motivator. Her commitment to the development of employees directly contributes to the success of First Community Bank Utah.
Thank you to our Generous Sponsors!
Davis Education Foundation
First Community Bank
Rocky Mountain Power
Weber State University
On behalf of the Davis Chamber Women in Business, we appreciate the strong support we have received from our community for this event.