Learn what drives three successful women from our community, while networking with dozens others, at the Chamber's third DRIVEN Women networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12. BUY TICKETS HERE
Held at On the Marsh Bistro, a local restaurant owned and run by "Driven Woman" Denise Rubin, the night will feature a social hour, followed by three speakers. Our featured speakers will include:

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.

Tickets are $40 by advance reservation only and include passed hors d'oeuvres such as Maine lobster rolls, Swedish meatballs, vegetable "dragon" sushi rolls, wild organic mushroom tarlets, pancetta crisp with goat cheese and fig jam, gruyere & parmesan beignets, plus artisan cheese & charcuterie displays and vegetable crudite, plus two cocktails and a welcome signature sangria.