NAWBO Greater Raleigh Taps Italian Importer Extraordinaire, Susan Gravely, CEO of Vietri, Inc. To Present At October 26th Event|
- Susan Gravely’s inspiring story of building her business and becoming the largest U.S. importer of exclusively Italian-designed dinner, table and housewares will inspire members and guests to let their passion fuel their dreams of success
With a theme of “How Passion and Vision can Create a Business Model That Keeps Growing “, the Greater Raleigh chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners welcomes Susan Gravely, CEO of Vietri, Inc. to share her story. Gravely, whose trip to Italy in 1983 with her mother and sister sparked a deep appreciation for the locally-crafted dinnerware pieces she discovered, ultimately became the impetus for her wildly successful business.
Lou Byrd, NAWBO Greater Raleigh’s president remarks, “Susan’s story is incredibly moving and I’m certain everyone in the room will be inspired by it. As business owners, sometimes we need to have our enthusiasm re-ignited because long days and daily chaos can make us question our mission. We are all looking forward to a memorable luncheon and taking away from it a few pearls of business wisdom from Susan.”
When: Hotel Indigo 4925 Central Park Drive 27703, Durham, NC
Where: Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Fee: $30 for members and $40 for guests
Vietri works with manufacturers throughout Italy and sells to over 2000 specialty retailers across the United States, Canada and several other international locales. Gravely will discuss how you can leverage what you are most passionate about, transform that passion into a business and create a business model that is profitable and rewarding.
“It’s important to have presenters like Susan Gravely who can connect with our members and guests in a personal way. We’re excited about Susan’s presentation and our chapter will continue to provide value to members and guests by including inspiring business women in our program schedule.” Remarks Donna Cohen, Attorney at Law, NAWBO Greater Raleigh’s Director of Programs.
About NAWBO Greater Raleigh Chapter:
Founded in 1975, NAWBO propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. Thirty-six years later, NAWBO is still the only organization dedicated solely to representing the interest of women entrepreneurs in all industries. The organization’s mission is to strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of its members and promote economic development; to create innovative and effective change in the business culture; to build strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and to transform public policy and influence decision makers. To learn more about the Greater Raleigh chapter of NAWBO, visit their website at http://www.nawbo-raleigh.com.
About Vietri, Inc.:
Vietri exclusively imports the most beautiful handcrafted Italian products for tables, homes and gardens in the world! Master artisans, inspired by Italian art and fashion, produce timeless designs that inspire casual yet elegant living. A favorite of brides and the press, Vietri continues to set trends in the tabletop industry with 26 years of Irresistibly Italian success. To learn more about Susan Gravely, her story and Vietri’s exquisite line of fine tableware and gifts, please visit www.Vietri.com.
NAWBO Greater Raleigh
Community Relations Chair
Monday, October 24, 2011 07:10 AM