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Curves Ahead Co. and C&M Lawns is bringing together small business owners to celebrate and be inspired during National Small Business Week by hosting the Girl Boss Assembly.

During this assembly hear from a variety of speakers to motivate you to dream big, grow, promote, and market your small business. All entrepreneurs are welcome to attend. 

Our Assembly theme is “Rising through Collaboration over Competition.”


10:00am ~ 2:00pm

The Girl Boss Assembly Begins in the USMH Hospitality Center

2:00pm ~ 6:00pm

The Girl Boss Marketplace Opens across the street at in the University Plaza

Your ticket is packed full of value!

General admission tickets are on sale now. The boxed lunch signup deadline is due by April 25th, so we can place your order. 

Seminar Topics:

Hear Inspiring real success stories from hagerstown and frederick small business owners

Learn the importance of adopting the mindset of Rising through collaboration over competition

Network right there in the room with the top local companies and organizations from the tri-state

Get connected to local Community resources to support your small business growth


Don’t miss this incredible line-up! 

*Assembly Agenda subject to change*

Who we'll hear

Our Assembly Speakers

Ryan Smetzer,
master of ceremonies

Morning Radio Host on Live 96.7

Chandra Metz,

Chief Extroverted Owner of C&M Lawns

Melissa DiMercurio

CEO of Curves Ahead Co. & Founder of Girl Boss Marketplace

Shelly & Sarah,

Owners of Alpine Plant Bar

Stephen Schutte,

Washington Chamber 2024 Business Person of the Year & Candidate for Mayor of Hagerstown

Natoscha McKinnon,

Owner of Les Cookies Delight Bakery

Paul Frey,

CEO/President of Washington County Chamber of Commerce

Kim Dow,

Owner of Sass Magazine

Chad Smith,

Founder of Five Lions Marketing Agency

Devan Zeger,

High Rock 

We have sponsorship opportunities for all small business owners:

Small Business, Big Dreams!

We are offering sponsorship tiers for all entrepreneurs to join forces with us for this inaugural assembly. Take this opportunity to work with us to inspire all entrepreneurs to rise through collaboration over competition. We are providing unique marketing opportunities and benefits to all our sponsors.

Before purchasing, please read through our benefits and let us know if you have any questions. Please note that once your sponsorship is paid in full, there are no refunds due to our event planning needs.

The following sponsorship tiers are available for purchase:

The Trailblazer

$ 199
  • This package includes:
  • Social Media Mention and Shout-Out at the Assembly
  • 60-Minute Marketing Strategy Consultation with Coach Melissa DiMercurio
  • 1-Time Half Acre Mowing with C&M Lawns
  • 1 discounted ticket to the event

The Mogul

Limited spots available Due to table display inclusion at the venue
$ 599
  • This package includes:
  • 6 Foot Display Table at Event and Two Minutes to Share Your Business on Stage!
  • Your Logo on the Website + Banner Onsite
  • Social Media Mentions
  • 60-Minute Marketing Strategy Consultation with Coach Melissa DiMercurio
  • 1-Time Half Acre Mowing with C&M Lawns
  • 1 event ticket and lunch included!

The Innovator

$ 399
  • This package includes:
  • Your Logo + Banner Onsite
  • Social Media Mention and Shout Out at the Assembly
  • 60-Minute Marketing Strategy Consultation with Coach Melissa DiMercurio
  • 1-Time Half Acre Mowing with C&M Lawns
  • 1 discounted ticket to the event

Frequently Asked Questions

The Mogul status, the highest tier of our sponsorship level, includes one free ticket and lunch on us! 

The Trailblazer and Innovator levels require you to purchase a ticket and boxed lunch, but we will send you a discount code as a thank you for supporting the event. 

No, tickets to the Girl Boss Assembly are not included in your purchase of a Girl Boss Marketplace vendor spot. 

If you are a part of our Girl Boss Membership, you will receive a discounted vendor spot and a discount code to purchase your ticket and boxed lunch. 

Please note, the reasoning for this is because we are essentially paying for two venue locations as event organizers and need to cover our costs. 

No, at this time we are not accepting any additional speakers for the May 2nd event. 

However, if you’re interested in being a speaker for next year, please reach out to us at [email protected]

Yes, it is free. We are taking raffle basket donations from all small business owners. 

Please make sure you reach out to us to let us know that you’re providing a basket at [email protected]

Please bring your basket the morning of the event and drop it off at the registration booth at the entrance with Donna.

Purchasing a boxed lunch from Leiter’s Fine Catering, Inc. has been made optional. 

However, we highly recommend purchasing a lunch as no outside food is permitted at the venue. 

Also, our program runs through the lunch hour. 

Please select an ‘add on’ when purchasing your general admission ticket on Eventbrite. You will see an option to choose a turkey, roast beef or veggie wrap and it will be reflected in your check out. 

If you have any questions or need further assistance selecting a boxed lunch, please reach out to [email protected]

General tickets will be for sale online until our program begins at 10AM. However, all boxed lunch orders must be submitted by April 22, 2024. Otherwise you are subject to not receiving a boxed lunch onsite. 

We will have extra lunch boxes for purchase but it will be first-come-first serve. 

For general admission tickets and boxed lunch purchase, you have until April 22nd to ask for a full refund. However, after that date we will not be issuing refunds at all.

For sponsorship or Girl Boss vendor purchases, there will be no refunds issued once you’ve paid in full. 

Thank you for your understanding as your purchases directly affect our event programming. 

Yes, our Girl Boss Marketplace pop up in University Plaza from 2PM-6PM will be rain or shine. 

All vendors must bring their own 10×10 tent, tables, chairs, displays, etc.

If you are a part of your Girl Boss Membership, please wear your pink Girl Boss shirts!

We are sorry to hear that, our google forms are run through gmail. If you do not have a gmail account and want to apply to be a vendor please reach out to our Girl Boss Marketplace Coordinator, Jen Kelley at [email protected]

Thank you to our sponsors!

Where we'll assemble

Downtown Hagerstown

USMH Hospitality Center:

32 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Apply today!

Support Women-Owned at the Girl Boss Marketplace
in Downtown Hagerstown!

This event will be showcasing women-owned businesses in the community so others can shop and support local!

The pop up will be located in University Plaza across the street from the Assembly from 2:00pm – 6:00PM. If you are interested in being a Girl Boss vendor for this event, please fill out the following form:

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