Women’s Networking moves to the evening hours and welcomes Guest Speaker Trish Rost, founder of Madison Handbags and Clover Staging.  Join us on May 17th at the beautiful Winding Brook Country Club in Valatie to hear Trish’s very unique story, as she takes you through her entrepreneurial experiences.  Enjoy a delicious dinner buffet, meet & network with an amazing group of women and hear a story that will inspire you both personally and professionally.  Everyone has a chance to win great door prizes too!  Mark your calendar for May 17th.  The event is $30 for members / $35 for non-members.  There will be a cash bar.  Reservations are required by May 11th.  Call 518-828-4417.                               


Trish Rost is a serial entrepreneur.  She is the founder of the multi-million dollar success story – Madison Handbags.  Trish created the Madison Handbag business concept, designed her own line of handbags, and subsequently grew the fledgling start-up into a multi-million dollar company.   Trish started the business in the basement of her home, and over the course of 10 years, grew it into a nationwide success – with 75 full time employees at the company headquarters in upstate NY, and over 500 sales consultants selling handbags throughout the USA.

Trish has now taken her passion for design, and her entrepreneurial business skills to a new industry – residential real estate.  Ms. Rost has created a 1st class, full service home staging company.  Clover Staging provides home staging consultation, design, and advice to residential real estate home owners; to maximize the appeal and selling price of the property.  Whether homeowners are looking for a 3 hour consultation, with advice to prepare their home for sale, or seeking full staging and furnishing of an empty home, Clover Staging does it 1st class, all the way. 


Trish has been recognized by:

Albany Business Review – Women Who Mean Business, 2012

WERC – Working Woman of Achievement Award, 2012

Columbia County Chamber of Commerce – 2017