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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Leading sponsorship expert to speak in Waterford

Noted sponsorship expert and author Sylvia Allen is the featured speaker at the Michigan Festival & Events Association’s (MFEA) “2014 Spring Educational Seminar.”
Allen will kick off the educational seminar at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 27 at the EOB Conference Center, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road, Bldg 41 West in Waterford Township. She will also offer a one-hour Q&A session over lunch, starting at 12 noon.
Allen has been providing services to both for-profit and non-profit organizations for nearly 40 years. Some of her clients have included the PNC Bank Arts Center, New York’s San Gennaro Festival, and
Alaska’s Iditarod.
Allen is also an author, having written “A Woman’s Guide to Sales Success” and “How to Be Successful in Sponsorship Sales.”
Allen is also the founder of Sylvia’s Children, a non-profit she founded in 2003 with a mission of improving the lives of children in Uganda, one third of which are orphans. Visit

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