Women in Business 

A program series and network platform designed to inspire and empower women, as well as support relationship building among professional women.

Cocktails and Conversation with Your Chamber Chairs

Join Women in Business on Monday, May 16 for Cocktails and Conversation with Your Board Chairs!  We will be visiting with Summer Ott Dierks and Casie Hartwich, two dynamic entrepreneurs, Chamber board chairs, and moms on how they are doing it all!  They will be sharing their stories of being women in the work place and how they have risen to the top in the business community.  We will be in the grill at Hy-Vee in the bar area.   After we hear from Summer and Casie please make plans to stick around for some great networking time!

4:00 p.m.     Doors Opens
4:15 p.m.     Program Begins
5:00 p.m.     Networking
6:00 p.m.     Adjourns

Ott Dierks, Summer colorSummer Ott Dierks, Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Board Chair, Dierks Law Firm.  Summer was born in Kiowa, Kansas. She was raised in Coffeyville, Kansas and attended Kansas State University from 2002-2005 obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Communications and Journalism.  Before attending law school, Summer worked at the Kansas State University Foundation fundraising for the College of Agriculture from 2005-2007. She then worked at the Manhattan Convention and Visitors Bureau as the Convention Sales Manager until 2010.  During law school, Summer clerked for the Honorable Steve Leben, Judge at the Kansas Court of Appeals as well as the Kansas Attorney General, Criminal Litigation Division. She was also licensed to practice law as a student in the Washburn University Law Clinic. She was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2012 from Washburn University School of Law and was the 2016 recipient of the Kansas Bar Association Pro Bono Award.  Summer started practicing law in Manhattan in 2012 and was previously a partner at Seaton, Seaton & Dierks, LLP. She started her own firm, Dierks Law Firm, in June 2021.

Hartwich,Casie Headshot White Back Smaller Casie Hartwich, Wamego Area Chamber of Commerce Board Chair, Rockhill Real Estate Group.  As a greater Manhattan, KS native, Casie has a lifetime of first-hand experience witnessing the growth of the area and provides the credibility, experience & determination to win on behalf of her clients. Her success is based almost exclusively on positive referrals making her one of the top leading producers of real estate sales for the past 10 years. Utilizing a lifetime of area connections and relationships, Casie can obtain advanced access to future real estate developments or options for her clients; a service few others can provide. Conscientious of each clients needs, Casie works tirelessly to deliver results while creating a stress-free and fun environment. After earning her BS in Business Administration from Kansas State University (EMAW!), Casie jumped right into a career as a Realtor and earned the coveted Rookie of the Year Award her first year. Outside of the real estate industry, she enjoys supporting a variety of philanthropic organizations and serving the community. 

Women in Business Luncheon with Keynote Speaker Jamie Bosse, author of Money Boss Mom!

Join us Wednesday, July 20 at the Four Points by Sheraton for lunch beginning at Noon.  Our keynote speaker is the Money Boss Mom herself, who will guide us through why we think the way we do about money and why that may or may not conflict with our partners.  In additional, she will be sharing how YOU can be the Boss of your money!

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