CVBA Announces Upcoming Women’s Leadership Seminar

The Cumberland Valley Business Alliance (CVBA) is pleased to announce an upcoming women’s leadership seminar entitled “Kindle Your Fire.” The event, which is sponsored by F&M Trust, will be held at Green Grove Gardens on Tuesday, May 23 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and will include a light breakfast, vendor booths and networking.

It’s easy to find the stress and regrets in our life. Focusing on these can rob us of what we can accomplish. Taking time to change the focus is what Kindle Your Fire is about. The morning events will feature three local business women sharing their own experiences and thoughts on how to find what motivates you, re-connect to it and thrive in your work and personal life.

Holly Bertone is a Certified Natural Health Coach, Certified 6 Phase Meditation Facilitator, #1 Amazon bestselling author and host of the Gratitude Builds Fortitude Podcast. Holly realized a childhood dream of working for the FBI before medical diagnoses created the opportunity to shift her passion and purpose. These days, she is known as the transformational mindset coach who turns Grumpy Worriers into Grateful Warriors. Holly has been featured on over 200 TV and radio segments, articles, podcasts and online events, including the Dr. Nandi Show, The Huffington Post, Coping with Cancer, and WUSA9.

Laura Wallace, known as LauraAura, is the CEO of Worx & Co, an urban branding studio, the Host of The Gutsy Podcast, speaker, author and all-around visionary. The Gutsy Podcast has been downloaded over 50,000 times in 114 countries. Each week, Laura empowers women in business and in transition by humanizing feelings, encouraging individualism and unraveling the “shoulds” that keep so many people stuck for decades.

Angela Quigley assists clients with a wide range of tax and financial services in her role at SEK, CPAs & Advisors in Chambersburg. In addition to her client responsibilities, Angi enjoys volunteering much of her time outside of the office to local organizations, including Downtown Chambersburg, Inc., Downtown Business Council and the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. Angi has a passion for leadership and enjoys conversations around adding value to others, helping others grow, leading oneself and being the best version of oneself.

The registration is $35 for CVBA members and $40 for non-members. Reservations may be made online at: by May 17. Contact Debby Cunningham, Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, at 717-597-4610 if you have any questions.
The CVBA is a business alliance between the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce and Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce with the purpose of promoting economic prosperity and community vitality. To learn more, visit To become a member, contact CVBA Membership Director Jordan Nace at or 717-264-7101.


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