Garden City, NY (PRWEB) June 20, 2012
The NAPW Montgomery Local Chapter met for the first time on Thursday, May 31th for a professional networking meeting at Realty Central located at 11123 Chantilly Parkway, Pike Road, AL 36064. Realty Central is a Real Estate company offering Real Estate services to Montgomery and the surrounding areas. Realty Central is where the Chapter will continue to meet for upcoming meetings, unless space becomes an issue. It is in a convenient location for all of the current local chapter members.
Kate Rudd, Montgomery Local Chapter President, kicked off the meeting by welcoming everyone, briefly speaking about the Montgomery Chapter meeting agenda, upcoming opportunities, and events published on NAPW website. Members were asked to introduce themselves and exchange business cards to get know one another. Kate also invited members to join the Montgomery Chapter Page to communicate, see photos, hear local news, and provide comments.
Yvonne Z. Messer, CFP, ChFC is a Franchise Owner and Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Financial Services, which specializes in financial planning and investment services. Messer’s areas of expertise include retirement planning and helping women achieve their financial goals. She is currently involved with The Financial Planning Association and The Estate Planning Council.
Angela Swarts is a Licensee and Owner of Great Hires, LLC d/b/a Spherion & Interim Personnel of Augusta, Inc., which specializes in recruiting and staffing. Her area of expertise is in sales. She is currently involved with the Aiken Chamber of Commerce, the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce, CEO Roundtable, and the Society of Human Resource Management.
Jennifer Blake Eatman, currently works for Alfa Insurance Corp., which specializes in multi line insurance and financial services. She is also an independent consultant of Arbonne, which carries natural creams and herbal teas that are pure, safe, and beneficial to your health. She is currently involved in the Young Professional Mayoral Council, EMERGE Montgomery, Leadership Montgomery Torch Bearers Class III, Jr. Executive Board American Cancer Society, Jr. Executive Board Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Junior League Montgomery, Judson College National Alumnae Association, Montgomery Chorale, Montgomery Biscuits Baseball Booster Club, and the Capital City Club Young Leadership Council.
“The Chapter’s goals include expanding the Chapter, developing a volunteer system, engaging prospects, and increasing awareness about NAPW among companies, agencies, and organizations,” said Kate.
They also want to become a part of local charities, volunteer, and possibly get involved in some fundraising. The members decided to focus on supporting local groups involving women in need.
Many of the members have offered assistance with meeting venues, speakers, member calls, and planning. NAPW member, Angela Swarts has volunteered to be in charge of the Montgomery Chapter’s social media.
Yvonne Messer and Jennifer Blake Eatman will also assist with contacting new members to grow the Chapter and anything else that is needed.
The Montgomery Chapter Meetings are posted on the Montgomery Chapter page of the NAPW site for future reference. Future meetings are planned to be held on June 21st , July 19th, August 20th, September 17th, October 18th, November 15th, and December 19th. The meetings will start at 6:00pm and will be held at the Montgomery Office of Realty Central at 1123 Chantilly Pkwy, Pike Road, AL 36064.
The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is the largest and most recognized network of female professionals. NAPW provides a forum where women can interact, exchange ideas, educate, network, and empower. NAPW Local Chapters allow members to maximize their experience through meetings, networking opportunities, and professional events.
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