published Sunday, July 14th, 2013

She Expo lands 'Housewives' star Caroline Manzo

IF YOU GO

What: She: An Expo for Women

When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 27; noon-6 p.m. July 28

Where: Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza

Admission: $12 online, $15 at the door. Limited VIP tickets for meet-and-greet available

Website: For tickets or more information, go to www.timesfreepress.com/she

Caroline Manzo, of the Bravo TV series "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," is coming to Chattanooga on July 28 to share hard-learned advice at She: An Expo for Women.

Manzo will talk about family, success and life when she visits with mothers and wives at the annual expo sponsored by the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Manzo is noted as being loyal, family-oriented, hard-working, successful and holding together a happy family in her role on Bravo's hit show.

Manzo released a book of her techniques for successful living, "Let Me Tell You Something," in March.

Chattanooga Times Free Press President and General Manager Jason Taylor said Manzo has a lot to offer Southeastern women who come out to She.

"We're very excited to bring Caroline to this year's She event," Taylor said when Manzo's appearance was confirmed. "She's a wife, mother, sister, friend, businesswoman, and we feel many women will appreciate and relate to her message."

Taylor said Manzo stands out for her positive traits among the series' oft-quarreling cast.

"She's known for her strong family values, honesty, loyalty," Taylor said.

Manzo's professional biography calls her "the epitome of a strong New Jersey woman" and says she is "[o]ften described as a feisty spitfire."

On top of wrangling her family of five, Manzo supports a handful of charity organizations, including Stop Child Trafficking Now, Citizens Reunited to Overcome Cancer, Wounded Warriors Project and Best Friends Animal Society.

In addition, she works with The PG Chambers School, a New Jersey school dedicated to children with learning and physical disabilities.

Manzo joins an all-star lineup that includes the breakout A&E network "Duck Dynasty" series' Miss Kay, matriarch of a family of men who hit the big time with their world-famous hunting gear, as well as Katherine and Sophie, sisters who operate the ultra-successful Georgetown Cupcake in Washington, D.C.

The sisters abandoned careers in venture capitalism and fashion to star in TLC's hit show "DC Cupcakes," where they crank out sweets in the capital. The sisters have co-written several books and have been featured across the national television landscape.

Contact staff writer Alex Green at 423-757-731 or agreen@timesfreepress.com.

about Alex Green...

Alex Green joined the Times Free Press staff full-time in January 2014 after completing the paper's six-month, general assignment reporter internship. Alex grew up in Dayton, Tenn., which is also where he studied journalism at Bryan College. He graduated from Rhea County High School in 2008. During college, Alex covered the city of Graysville and the town of Spring City for The Herald-News. As editor-in-chief of Bryan College's student news group, Triangle, Alex reported on ...

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