The Owen County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce its first-ever Women In Business Conference on April 17, 2020. The conference focus is to empower and encourage women and to offer networking opportunities. The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon catered by The Canyon Inn, followed by our amazing panel of businesswomen that are ready to share their insight and experience. The conference promises to be a great day to make new friends, and of course, get some amazing swag. 

June 5 Speakers

McCormick's Creek Canyon Inn

11:00 am - 1:30 pm Luncheon Included

Call 812-829-3245 today to reserve your place.

Laurie Hise

Laurie started blogging on a whim in the fall of 2009. In September of that year, her father-in-law contracted West Nile Encephalitis, and she spent many sleepless nights reading blogs while her husband was away taking care of his Dad. The one thing that Laurie didn’t see promoted often on many sites was a push for donations of really cheap and free items, as well as menu planning based on weekly sale ads. So, Publix Penny Pincher (now Passionate Penny Pincher) was born!


Since starting on blogspot back in 2009, Passionate Penny Pincher has helped millions of people save money on groceries, Amazon deals, Dollar Tree DIY'ing, and making simple frugal meals at home too. In 2019 Laurie launched her first Passionate Penny Pincher products. So now in addition to keeping up with all the deals she shares each day, she’s created a few simple ideas that have helped tens of thousands of women beautifully care for their home, family and finances too.

Cindy Herrington

Cynthia (Cindy) R. Herrington, RN, DNP, FNP,  NE –BC, OCN is the Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer for Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital and South Central Region.

She is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and the University of Southern Indiana. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Leaders, and a 2019 Graduate of AONL Executive Leadership Fellowship, and a member of the Sigma Theta Tau. She has her Nurse Executive Board Certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a Certified Oncology Nurse.

She has been employed at IU Health Bloomington hospital for over 33 years and as a life-long resident of Owen County, she excels at understanding the regional healthcare needs of the community.

Denise Sudol

Denise Sudol, originally from Florida, discovered Spencer, Indiana while touring the midwest as a stand-up comedian for almost 20 years. She made Spencer her permanent home in 2008 and opened The Dragonfly Gallery on Main Street in 2015.


Denise and her husband Mike have worked for the last six years restoring many of Spencer’s historic buildings. Denise encourages others to join in the revitalization of Spencer. Denise has plans to open a second store called The Lorelei, specializing in women’s clothing and accessories. “I want Spencer to be a destination town that makes people want to come back again and again and I am so grateful for all the support and encouragement that is bringing that dream to fruition."