2022 Renewal Summit: Live, Love, Be Happy

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SPONSORSHIPS AND EXHIBIT TABLES ARE AVAILABLE. Contact: tomato@thethreetomatoes.com

Anne Akers and Cheryl Benton welcome you to our fifth Renewal Summit, at the beautiful Scandinavia House in midtown Manhattan. It is an exciting and inspiring all day event of outstanding panels, speakers, exhibitors, and connecting with other fabulous women. This year’s theme is perfect for our times: LIVE, LOVE, AND BE HAPPY. Here’s what’s in store for you. Get your tickets now!

Date:  Friday, May 13, 2022 from 9 am to 5 PM .

Venue: The Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue (between 37th & 39th Streets), NYC

Tickets:  PRICE $115. (Includes snacks, lunch, panels, speakers, exhibits, and wine reception.) Note: lunch will be on the second floor with the exhibitors and there will tables to sit at and a beautiful outdoor terrace.

Note:  NYC Covid Mandates apply. At this time, masks are not required but are suggested in the auditorium (where the program takes place).

The first 100 ticket buyers will be entered into our door prize drawing to win a 7-night stay at Hammock Cove in Antiqua.

Inspiration for loving your life now

Check-in – 9:15 to 10:00  Coffee, Tea Snacks, visit exhibitors

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome

  • Co-Host Anne Akers, Health/Beauty Editor The Three Tomatoes; Founder/Editor Glow Magazine
  • Co-Host, Cheryl Benton, Founder The Three Tomatoes and The Three Tomatoes Book Publishing

10:20 – 11:05 Can You See Us Now? Changing the Perceptions of Aging

A curated fashion destination serving the modern woman ageless style that fits.

Panel Sponsor

A lively discussion on why marketers have long ignored women over 50 and how that’s starting to change.

Moderator Cheryl Benton, founder, The Three Tomatoes  author Can You See Us Now, and Can You Hear us Now?


  • Erica Fite, co-founder Fancy NYC advertising agency dedicated to elevating what’s important to women.
  • Maris Croswell, Senior Brand Director at Procter & Gamble
  • Barbara Shipley, SVP Brand Integration/Chief Brand Officer, AARP

11:10 – 11-55: Finding Happiness at Every Age


Panel Sponsor

A natural luxury skin care line.

Our panel of experts share the “secrets” to happiness. P.S. We get happier with age.

Moderator, Kim Duff Selby, SF Editor, The Three Tomatoes, host IGNITE YOUR SPARK podcast, an Intuitive Sparkle Coach, a speaker, workshop facilitator, certified yoga instructor.

  • Dr. Robi Ludwig, Psy.D, nationally known psychotherapist and award-winning reporter, author Your Best Age is Now.
  • Leslie Gold, NYC Radio talk show host (aka “The Radio Chick”), public speaker and host of the acclaimed podcast A Life’s Story.
  • Tamsen Fadal, Emmy-winning TV Anchor at PIX 11 News, Coming Up Next podcast, author The New Single

 11:55 – 12:05  –– Announcements

12:05 – 1:30 LUNCH AND EXHIBITS – lunch will be buffet style on the second floor; table seating including the outdoor terrace

1:35-2:20 Beauty, Health & Wellness Gurus

From skincare to plastic surgery, hear from top experts on the latest trends, technologies, non-invasive treatments and natural techniques to achieve your healthiest, most beautiful “glow.”

Moderator Wendy Lewis is the Founder & President of Wendy Lewis & Co Ltd Global Aesthetics Consultancy since 1997, a marketing communications boutique in New York City specializing in beauty, wellness and aesthetics. Their clients include global brands, healthcare, skincare, medical devices, physician practices, medspas, and start-ups across many categories.


  • Karen Ballou is Founder and CEO of Immunocologie. A beauty industry leader, entrepreneur and master esthetician, she founded Immunocologie after battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
  • Bryan G. Forley, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing. Considered one of NYC’s top aesthetic surgeons, he has been voted among New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” and is included in  Castle Connolly “Top Doctors” annual Guide.
  • Kim Ross, MS, RD, CDN has a holistic, integrative approach to health. Nutritional treatments are aimed at enhancing the body’s ability to heal and detoxify itself to prevent and reverse illness.

2:25 – 3:10  Navigating Menopause and Beyond

An illuminating conversation with leading experts on navigating life before, during, and after menopause and thriving through midlife and beyond.

Moderator, Barbara Hannah Grufferman, a leading voice for positive aging, award winning writer and speaker, author Love Your Age, editor The Menopause Cheat Sheet


  • Stacy London, co-host What Not to Wear, and CEO of State of Menopause
  • Hugh Melnick, MD, an endocrinology specialist and a leading expert in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid conditions
  • Tara Allmen MD, a nationally recognized women’s health and wellness expert, specializing in Perimenopause, Menopause and Midlife Women’s Health Expert. Author Menopause Confidential.

3:15 – 4:00 Joyful Meals: Incredible Healing Foods and Drinks

This panel of foodies will discuss exciting trends in the food and beverage industry including plant-based foods, foods and beverages infused with CBD, immune boosting foods, sustainability, and the explosion of non-alcoholic beverages.

Moderator, Valerie Smaldone is a Five-time Billboard Award-winning media personality, and a theatre, food, lifestyle and entertainment enthusiast. She is a celebrity interviewer, accomplished voice-over artist and actress.

Panelists include:

Pamela Morgan, is a lifestyle expert, event planner, caterer, cookbook author and teacher who can help you become the cool and confident host you aspire to.

Warren Bobrow is a cannabis alchemist, cook, journalist, author of six books and a master mixologist. He will talk about the gaining popularity of THC cocktails and mocktails.

Barbara Sibley is chef and owner of La Palapa, one of the most authentic Mexican restaurants in NYC.

4:00 – 5:00 – Closing, exhibits/wine reception/Presentation of The Three Tomatoes Woman of Purpose Award

This inaugural award will be presented to Alice Aspen March, by Anne Akers in recognition of her decades of work in the television and broadcast industry. As the host of the radio broadcast “The Attention Factor,” Alice entertains listeners while helping her guests get “the attention they need.” She inspires all of us to discover greater personal empowerment and find success in our lives.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

If you would like to be a sponsor/and or exhibitor, contact tomato@thethreetomatoes.com

Hair Biology P&G’s Hair Biology is a haircare brand designed and dedicated to addressing the specific needs of aging strands by focusing on the biological changes that cause mature hair concerns. Hair Biology, available exclusively in-stores and online at Target, offers four distinct lines, – Silver & Glowing, Soft & Hydrated, Full & Vibrant, Vivid & Protected and Styling Products – to address specific changes that occur with aging hair. Various products are made with key ingredients such as caffeine, biotin, argan oil to alleviate daily hair frustrations while also supporting strong, healthy hair growth with continued use. Whether looking to get grey hair that gleams, bring back silky texture, instantly thicken thinning hair, or tame wayward frizzies and flyaways, Hair Biology product offerings bring hair dreams to life and encourage you to show your age.

IMMUNOCOLOGIE is a natural luxury skincare line. Our foundations rooted in one woman’s personal journey. Following a diagnosis of cancer, and with over 30 years of experience in the skincare industry, Karen Ballou understood that the skin is the first line of the body’s immunological defense – and wanted to create a skincare offering as luxurious as it is healthy, natural and effective. Our products uniquely focus on the source of the skin’s performance and wellbeing, giving you the best quality product and with the skin results you deserve.

VNV is a curated fashion marketplace for women as they age. As we age, we get more clear on what we like and what looks good on us. Finding that effortlessly is often the challenge. VNV seeks to help women discover clothing – from a broad portfolio of established and emerging brands – that they love wearing. We pride ourselves on understanding the ways in which women’s preferences and bodies change as they age, and we strive to create a fashion experience that celebrates those preferences and celebrates you.


The Three Tomatoes Book Publishing. Women have stories to tell and our voices need to be heard. In early 2019, we launched The Three Tomatoes Publishing to help authors publish and market their books. Meet several of them in the exhibit area and learn more about their books.

AMY KANAREK DESIGNSAmy Kanarek designs and handcrafts elegant, beaded jewelry.  She uses tiny glass seed beads, meticulously woven one into the other, to create stunning and unexpected statement necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings and rings, that range from exotic to classic, and that flow effortlessly from casual to special occasions.

Gabrielle Carlson. Beautiful clothes for real women in glorious colors and fabrics. Gabrielle’s NYC boutique is located at 1034A Lexington Ave. (bet 73 &74th streets).

Bellantz® provides a natural approach to achieving an ageless facial appearance through its unique Face Enhancing Fitness Program. The program consists of personalized face exercise coaching and natural and organic skincare products that lift, tone, and brighten your skin. Bellantz® founder/CEO, Dr. Naeemah Ruffin, is a champion for reversing premature facial aging non-invasively.

Operation Warrior Shield is a non-profit that provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, first responders and their families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, employment, prevention of homelessness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources. The emphasis is to help heal their hidden wounds through: Eliminating Veteran homelessness; teaching Transcendental Meditation; Community-Based Holistic Wellness programs; Companion Dog Assistance.

Sutton Place Physical and Aquatic Therapy offers unparalleled excellence in pelvic health, aquatic and rehabilitative care. Based in Midtown East, our patients find experienced professionals who are passionate about their work, a state-of-the-art facility offering treatment programs in our clinic and pool and a supportive environment that encourages rapid progress.

Osteostrong is a unique program for full body skeletal strength conditioning. In a 10 minute session, just 1x per week you are personally guided by one of our certified session coaches; You will see live bio-feedback on our machines showing you your progress in real time! Clients using OsteoStrong see rapid results ranging from increasing energy, strength, power and balance to reduction of joint/back pain to clients even reversing their osteoporosis and Type II diabetes.

Stress Is Gone was founded in 2008 to help people release stress, anxiety and trauma through coaching, meditation and self-care tools. Author and founder Brett Cotter has taught his signature method in Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, schools, non-profits, military bases, and communities in need. His program brings people from feeling overwhelmed with anxiety to empowered by a renewed sense of calmness, clarity and confidence with a passion to re-engage in life.

Handbags and Jewelry. Stacy Kessler’s line of sustainable vegan handbags are curated for the everyday woman to be fashionable, functional and accessible. Bonnie Jennifer creates jewelry from the mind, body, and soul. Crowned as the Queen of Gold Balls, she was one of the first to bring back the gold beaded jewelry craze.

Join The Three Tomatoes at some of our fun events from wine trips, comedy nights, trunk shows, theater, tea at Gracie Mansion and more. Check out 3T Events for upcoming fun.

Tomato Events

Join The Three Tomatoes at some of our fun events from wine trips, comedy nights, trunk shows, theater, tea at Gracie Mansion and more. Check out 3T Events for upcoming fun.

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