March 21, 2014
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Winn-Dixie store no. 456 director Chris Hall, left, invited his top female associates to attend the Lead Forward Women’s Expo.​

As a known advocate for empowering women in business, Winn-Dixie sponsored the first Lead Forward Women’s Business Conference and Expo, presented by the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce in Alexander City, Ala.

The event celebrated women of Tallapoosa County and featured a fundraiser for The American Heart Association.

Winn-Dixie store No. 456 provided samples of Dietz & Watson deli items for several hundred people, as well as provided lunch for more than 400 women in attendance. Julia Segars, vice president of Alabama Power, was keynote speaker.

“We truly value the corporate support Winn Dixie has contributed to our community,” said Ann Rye, Alexander City, Ala. chamber president and CEO. “It is making a tremendous difference and people see Winn-Dixie as a local partner towards a bright future.”

Store No. 456 Director Chris Hall, who was appointed to the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in January, invited seven woman leaders from his store to attend the luncheon to thank them for all that they do.

Each attendee received a Winn-Dixie water bottle and fresh cookie from the store’s bakery.

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Women of Tallapoosa County, Ala. listen to a keynote speech while enjoying lunch provided by Winn-Dixie.

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