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Howie D of the Backstreet Boys to perform at Inaugural Wine Women & Shoes Space Coast FUNdraiser

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Benefiting weVENTURE Women’s Business Center

Cape Canaveral, FL – The hottest ladies’ event on the Space Coast just turned up the heat! Presenting sponsor For Your Best Self Dermatology + Plastic Surgery is pleased to announce that Howie D, of the Backstreet Boys, will make a special guest appearance at the inaugural Wine Women & Shoes Space Coast event on August 26th, 2023, at the Radisson Resortat the Port in Cape Canaveral.

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WW&S events are all about putting the “fun” in fundraiser, giving women the opportunity to get glamorous, show off their swankiest shoes, enjoy incredible varietals from top winemakers, shop local woman-owned businesses in the marketplace and see the latest looks from local boutiques and local female designers – all for a great cause. Proceeds from the event benefit weVENTURE Women’s Business Center (WBC),a program of the Florida Tech Bisk College of Business which provides low and no-cost business education and training to entrepreneurs on the Space & Treasure Coasts.

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“Having Howie D sing a few songs is a LARGER THAN LIFE addition to the event,” stated Dr. Anita Saluja, founder and managing partner of For Your Best Self. “However, it is also a very sweet gesture. Howie has been his wife Leigh’s PERFECT FAN as she embarked on starting her own business, ESLLA, a year ago. We are grateful Howie has answered THE CALL to support this FUNdraiser that helps support hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs like Leigh achieve their dreams.”

weVENTURE WBC provides low and no-cost business education and training to entrepreneurs in Brevard, Indian River and St. Lucie Counties.Since 2007, this non-profit program, funded in part by the U.S. Small Business administration, has grown to serve over 700 unique clients a year and is the leading regional resource for woman-owned businesses. They also provide leadership development programs and purposeful networking for women across all industries.

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Proceeds from the 2023 WW&S event will not only fund weVENTURE WBC free business coaching services, but profits from the event will help fund the new IMPACT grant program, providing deserving local woman-owned businesses the critical capital infusions they need to take their business to the next level.

This FUNdraiser will feature wine tastings from Cork + Table and Wicked Wines, a marketplace featuring fashion and beauty products from ten fabulous women-owned businesses, a fashion show featuring local women-owned boutiques, a Best in Shoe contest for guests to show off their fabulous footwear, and charming Sole Men™ serving up wine and smiles as they wait on the guests’ every need—all signature attractions that make WW&S fundraisers such a swirlin’-and-stylin’ success. A list of Marketplace and Fashion Show vendors is available at https://www.winewomenandshoes.com/event/spacecoast/

Tickets are $250 for VIP Table Seating and $150 for General AdmissionTheater-style seating, sponsorships begin at $1,000, with all proceeds benefitting weVENTURE Women’s Business Center. To purchase tickets or sponsor the event visit https://give.fit.edu/event/wine-women-and-shoes/e481614?mibextid=Zxz2cZ

Like and Follow the Facebook event facebook.com/WineWomenShoesSpaceCoast for updates and preview of products, brands and businesses that will be featured at the event.

About Wine Women and Shoes

Founded in Napa Valley in 2005, WW&S is a fun-and-fashionablenational event series that lets women put their most generous foot forward, sip to their hearts’ content, and laugh until their cheeks hurt. (Talk about a positively good time!) With events in over 100 cities—and counting—it has helped net over $70 million for various causes across the country. For more information on Wine Women & Shoes, please visit www.winewomenandshoes.com

About weVENTURE Women’s Business Center

weVENTURE Women’s Business Center at the Florida Tech Bisk College of Business, accelerates growth for entrepreneurs by providing customized coaching, business education, mentorship, and networking programs to female entrepreneurs on the Space and Treasure Coasts. weVENTURE is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. For more information, or to register for weVENTURE courses and mentorship programs, visit www.weventure.fit.edu or call 321-674-7007.

“With The Right Shoes, She Can Conquer The World!” Marilyn Monroe

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