DRIVEN Women to learn about car maintenance

ARUNDEL — All DRIVEN Women are invited out at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, for a Car Care and Maintenance workshop. Free and open to the public, the event runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the showroom at Arundel Ford on Route 1.

Guests will join the master service team and engaging female office staff at Arundel Ford for a fun and informative night, empowering women with knowledge, tips and tricks to care for their vehicle. Mocktails and food to be served, and everyone will receive a goodie bag chock full of surprises. 

What is a DRIVEN Woman? Anyone who supports other local women in their professional and personal endeavors, whether that's working at home, from home, or in the greater community. DRIVEN Women is a professional series by the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce, sponsored by the York County Coast Star, that includes speaking and networking events held at various local businesses throughout the year. The biggest DRIVEN Women event is held every April. 

To RSVP for the event, call the Chamber at 967-0857 or email

Our 2018 speakers included:

Amanda Petersen /
Amanda Petersen is local mom and military wife. She resides with her husband in Kennebunk with their 9 year old daughter and 6 year old son. Her husband is in the US Air Force and stationed out of Pease in Portsmouth New Hampshire. She is employed full time at Nvest Financial Group as the Director of Client administration and is a Registered Paraplanner. In the last year she has started her own business to empower and uplift women through encouragement and skincare. When she is not busy working at the office or for her small business you can find her coaching the various sports teams and volunteering for local non-profits.  

Melissa Boyd /
Melissa Boyd is the owner of  Grow Your Knowing, LLC.  Melissa assists others in connecting to their body, mind and spirit through yoga, intuitive business development and mediumship. She has clients across the globe and is based in Kennebunk. For close to 20 years she worked nationally in public policy and non-profit management. She was instrumental in shaping the development of a Maine-based media campaign featuring Retired General Colin Powell for children issues — instrumental in implementing curbside and pay-per bag recycling for the City of Portland in the early 1990s. Melissa received her Master’s in Public Policy and Management from the Muskie School of Public Service and a Bachelors in Communications from the University of Southern Maine.

Denise Rubin /
Denise Rubin has been the Proprietress of On the Marsh Bistro for 18 years, while overseeing her interior design firm in The Hague, Netherlands. Raised and educated in Europe and the Mideast, Denise resides with her husband Richard Rubin in York Harbor. Denise is well known for reaching out into the community focusing on fundraising for various organizations. Her quintessential, entrepreneurial spirit has translated into mentoring young women interested in their own business pursuit.