The women of Newcastle High School’s Class of 2013 were treated to tea by the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business group during the Chamber’s fourth annual senior tea.
The girls-only event, celebrating the young women and their accomplishments, was held May 13 in a hangar at Odom’s Roost Private Airfield, located at the corner of NW 24th Street and Country Club Road.
The luncheon was focused on Newcastle’s female business community, to inspire the women of Newcastle’s business future, Chamber President Kim Brown said. More than half of the businesses in Newcastle are owned or operated by women.
The guest speaker for the luncheon was Deidre Ebrey, director of development and marketing for the City of Moore. A former business development consultant for Oklahoma CareerTech, Ebrey works to increase the sales tax base for Moore by promoting the growth and expansion of businesses.
Ebrey spoke with the graduating seniors, telling the students they needed to focus on their needs and development so they could develop into future community leaders, Brown said.
Sponsors included Mandalay Homes, Kwik-Lock Storage, Shawna’s Closet and Verden Bank.