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Ladies Lounge at Epernay

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Are you looking for an empowering experience that will foster your personal and professional growth? Are you looking for ways to get involved in the community, and give back? Do you want to be a better person, a better boss, a better employee, a better mentor, a better parent, a better friend, a better philanthropist - a BETTER VERSION of YOU? Do you want to take your brand to the next level?

Co-founders and best friends Ashton Alvarado and L'Erin Stortz present Ladies Lounge. Alvarado is the Marketing Director of Denver's award-winning Epernay Lounge and Stortz is the General Manager at Matthew Morris Salon and Skincare, a salon celebrated for styling hair for the hottest runways to real life. Combined, these amazing ladies have over 10 years experience in management and marketing.

"The goal of Ladies Lounge is for every woman to leave with fresh innovative ideas, valuable contacts and a new constructive outlook both professionally and personally. As Melinda Gates said, 'A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.' By joining Ladies Lounge, we will not only help you find that voice but you will have the ability to give back and help others in need," says Alvarado.

Stortz shared the inspiration behind Ladies Lounge.

"I choose people to be in my life that inspire me. As the GM of Matthew Morris Salon and Skincare, I feel so honored to have met successful, intelligent, driven, ambitious, loving and inspiring women that truly want to help enhance others' success. They are women who genuinely want to make a difference in their industry and their community. I feel so fortunate to be able to call these women my friends. Because of these incredible relationships, one of my best friends and I, Ashton Eve, have collaborated on our contacts and ideas to co-create the newest and most unique series in Denver, Ladies Lounge."

Ladies Lounge is a series of themed events that will take place four times a year. Set to launch at Epernay on Thursday, May 8, 2014 (7PM to 9PM), this event is designed to inspire, encourage and empower. "Ladies Lounge is not your typical networking event," reads the press release. So what should you expect? Answer: Sophistication and precise attention to detail; from the decor to the guest speakers who are truly influential leaders in their industry and the community. The very first Ladies Lounge will feature guest speakers Leah Shafer and Jillian Berres. Leah is a recording artist and co-creator of the series "Shy to Confident". Jilllian is a nutritionist / dietician and stylist at Matthew Morris. This June, Jillian will travel to Ghanda to visit "The Good Shepard Orphanage" to talk to young girls about self-respect, confidence and love.

Ladies Lounge will host a Stella and Dot trunk show where 20% of all Stella and Dot sales will help send Jillian to Ghanda. The event is free, but donations will be accepted to help fund the trip. Epernay Lounge is located at 1080 14th St, Denver, CO 80202. 21 and up. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres, champagne and a gift bag. RSVP is required at

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