Presented by Mercy Health System/St. Mary’s Hospital

The Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 9th Annual Northwest Arkansas Business Women’s Conference. Brought to you by founding sponsor Mercy Health System/St. Mary’s Hospital and presenting sponsor NewMarketBuilders.

This year’s conference, “Women Empowering Change” will be held Sept. 25, at the Hammons Convention Center in Rogers.

This year’s Conference will be headlined by CNN anchor Campbell Brown.

Veteran broadcaster Campbell Brown is one of the most respected and recognizable faces in American news. She won an Emmy for her reporting during Hurricane Katrina; was on the trail during the last two presidential elections; and has made numerous trips to Iraq to report on the Iraqi elections, abuses at Abu Graib prison and the trial of Saddam Hussein. Brown has recently joined CNN and beginning in November she will anchor a primetime news program for the network that will air at 8 p.m. eastern.

Prior to joining CNN, Brown was with NBC News for 11 years. While there Brown served as co-anchor of NBC’s “Today, Weekend Edition,” the nation’s top rated weekend news program. She also served as the main substitute anchor for Brian Williams and a primary correspondent for “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” and the weekday “Today” show. For the network, she reported from Rome on the death of Pope John Paul II; and has traveled to Gaza and the West Bank to report on violence in the Middle East.

Brown served as NBC News White House correspondent during George W. Bush’s first term. She also covered then-Governor Bush’s presidential campaign, and spent over a month reporting from Austin, Texas, on the post-Election day Florida recount story.

Prior to covering the Bush campaign, Brown had been a Washington, D.C. based NBC News correspondent. Joining the network in 1998, Brown was first assigned to cover President Clinton’s impeachment trial. After that, she was assigned to the Pentagon, reporting on the war in Kosovo. During her time in the Washington bureau, Brown also traveled extensively with President Clinton.

Brown started her career in local news as the political reporter covering Kansas politics for KSNT-TV, the NBC affiliate in Topeka, Kan. She then moved to WWBT-TV, the NBC affiliate in Richmond, Va. Brown also reported for WBAL-TV in Baltimore and WRC-TV in Washington, D.C.

Brown grew up in Louisiana, and graduated from Regis College in Denver, Colo. with a bachelor of arts in political science. After graduation, she spent a year teaching English in the former Czechoslovakia.

Tickets for the day-long event are $90 per person before Sept. 1, $100 thereafter, and include continental breakfast, lunch, speaker’s reception, conference materials and much more. Individual keynote-only speaker tickets may be purchased for $50 before Sept. 1, $60 thereafter. A corporate table of 12 may be purchased for $1,200.

To order tickets or for more information on corporate sponsorships, please contact the Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce at 479-273-2841 or

Arrangements for the appearance of Campbell Brown made through Greater Talent Network, Inc., NY, NY in conjunction with McKinney Speakers.

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