ELMWOOD PARK, NJ (October 4, 2008)–The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) today announced that personal financial expert Suze Orman will appear as the keynote speaker for the February 10-13, CHA 2008 Winter Convention & Trade Show. Called a "one-woman financial advice powerhouse" by USA Today, the two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, New York Times bestselling author, magazine and online columnist and motivational speaker will share a wealth of practical tips and financial insights.
Orman will help attendees understand how their relationship to money affects their businesses and lives at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, 2008 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.
"We're thrilled to welcome Suze Orman to the Winter Show. Her energetic presentation style, keen insights and winning financial strategies promise to inspire attendees and help them gear up for the coming year," said CHA CEO Steve Berger.
Tickets for the keynote address are $30 for CHA members and $60 for non-members when purchased before the show and $50 for CHA members and $100 for non-members when purchased on-site. All tickets are subject to availability.
Orman has written six consecutive New York Times bestsellers: Women & Money; The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke; The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life; The Road to Wealth; The Courage to Be Rich; and The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, as well as the national bestsellers, Suze Orman's Financial Guidebook and You've Earned It, Don't Lose It. A
newspaper column entitled Women & Money started to be syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate in January 2007. In addition, she has created Suze Orman's FICO Kit, Suze Orman's Will & Trust Kit, Suze Orman's Insurance Kit, The Ask Suze Library System and Suze Orman's Ultimate Protection Portfolio.
In addition, Orman is a contributing editor to O, The Oprah Magazine in the United States and South Africa and to O at Home. She has a bi-weekly column, Money Matters, on Yahoo! Finance, and a bi monthly column for the Costco Connection and for Lowes Moneyworks. Suze hosts the award-winning The Suze Orman Show, which airs every Saturday night on CNBC, and also hosts the Financial Freedom Hour on QVC television.
She has also been honored with a record number of Gracie Allen Awards in television by the American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT). These awards recognize the nation's best radio, television, and cable programming for, by, and about women.
A sought-after motivational speaker, Orman has lectured widely throughout the United States, South Africa and Asia to audiences of up to 50,000 people, and regularly appears alongside individuals such as Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani, Jerry Lewis, Steve Forbes and Donald Trump. She has been featured in almost every major publication in the United States, and has appeared numerous times on The View, Larry King Live, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Suze Orman's keynote address joins the full roster of programs and product resources lined up for the Winter Show. As the largest exhibition of its kind in the world, the CHA Winter Convention and Trade Show showcases more than 3,200 booths featuring the newest offerings from 1,000-plus companies. From an international product selection to unrivaled educational and networking events, the CHA 2008 Winter Show will attract craft and hobby industry members from around the world seeking a first-hand look at the next best-sellers, breaking trends, and business-building strategies.
For more information, including exhibitor listings, travel discounts and other key show highlights, visit www.chashow.org.
The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) is a not-for-profit organization consisting of more than 5,500 member companies engaged in the manufacture, distribution and retail sales of products in the $30 billion craft and hobby industry. The Association offers a broad range of member services, including market research, education and consumer branding initiatives, as well as operates two annual trade show events, the CHA Winter and CHA Summer Shows that attract industry professionals from all over the world.