Inforum, Michigan’s largest business organization for women, will feature a keynote address by Martha Stewart at its 47th Annual Meeting luncheon on Friday, May 15, at the Detroit-Marriott Renaissance Center. The public is welcome to purchase tickets to this event.

Inforum’s 47th Annual Meeting offers the public a rare opportunity to hear Martha Stewart share the inspirational message of how she’s used business savvy to turn her passions into a leading national brand and a diverse media and merchandising company—
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.

Following the luncheon, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the public is invited to attend a book signing where Martha will sign copies of her best sellers — “
Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts” and “Martha Stewart's Cookies.” Books will be available for purchase on site.

From home décor and delectable dining to gardening, crafting and more, Martha Stewart has had more influence on how Americans eat, entertain, and decorate their homes and gardens than any one person in recent history. But this success story might have turned out differently if Martha Stewart had listened to naysayers who discouraged her from entering the already competitive arenas of publishing a magazine for women and producing a daytime television show.

“Today, Martha Stewart is a household name and one of the strongest brands on the market,” said Inforum President and CEO Terry Barclay. “Inforum is pleased to present this opportunity for Ms. Stewart to share tips about what it takes to be a successful innovator and entrepreneur and triumph against the odds. It’s a positive motivational message for women, or anyone, in business during these challenging times.”

The 2009-10 Inforum board of directors and officers also will be inducted at this annual meeting.

Date: Friday, May 15, 2009

Time: 11:30 a.m. Networking & Registration; 11:50 a.m. Luncheon & Presentation;
Book signing for luncheon participants with Martha Stewart immediately following the luncheon presentation

Place: Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48243

Luncheon presentation cost: Inforum members, $50; Non-members, $70. (Add $10 after 5/10/2009 and at the door.)

Luncheon reservations: Visit May 15 on the calendar at or call 877.633.3500.

Public book signing: The public is invited to attend a book signing at approximately 2:30 p.m. Martha will sign copies of her best-selling books “Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Crafts” and “Martha Stewart's Cookies” — available for purchase on site.

Event sponsors: Lee Hecht Harrison and St. John Health.

This luncheon is hosted by Inforum. Inforum is one of the largest business organizations for women in the nation, with more than 1,800 members from a broad cross-section of Michigan's business community. The mission of the organization is to strengthen the business environment by creating opportunities for women to lead and succeed. Founded as the Women's Economic Club in 1962 in Detroit, Inforum now has affiliates in Grand Rapids and Lansing, Mich. For more information, visit or call 313.578.3230.


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