The popular Women in Business Quarterly Luncheon will return to Claremore Nov. 8 with special guest speaker Elaine Dodd addressing the attendees. The event will be held at the NTC Claremore Campus from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The partnership between the Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce and NTC has been beneficial for both organizations as well as the local economy, and the Women in Business Quarterly Luncheon is just one more opportunity to strengthen the local community.
"One of the goals with this event is to create an atmosphere where women can build their skillset and network with their fellow women business leaders, "said NTC Business Development Coordinator Liberty Shere. "Add a great speaker to that mix, and the result is an event that has something for everyone."
The guest speaker on the agenda for the November luncheon is Elaine Dodd, EVP Fraud Division, Oklahoma Bankers Association. Dodd spent 22 years in law enforcement doing investigative work for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, retiring in 1995 as their Director. In her current position, Elaine provides training and investigative assistance for banks and fraud training to thousands of bankers and customers. She received the OBA Chairman’s Award in 2005 and was a Journal Record Woman of the Year finalist in 2005. In 2013, she was the recipient of the State Attorney General’s Brad Edwards Consumer Champion award and was inducted into the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame. Dodd also is the recipient of the 2014 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award.
She serves on the board of the OK IAFCI, as a sector chief for Infragard (FBI), is a charter member of the Coalition Against Financial Exploitation of the Elderly (CAFEE), is an active member of MAFIA (Metro Area Fraud Investigators Association), She holds a degree in political science (criminal justice) from the University of Oklahoma.
The Claremore Women in Business Quarterly Luncheon is scheduled to take place Nov. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the NTC Claremore Campus. The event is being sponsored by BancFirst and Elizabeth Jean Salon. Tickets are $10 and include lunch. Those interested in purchasing a ticket may go online at www.claremore.org or call 918-341-2818.