Garden City, NY (PRWEB) August 07, 2012
On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) Washington, DC Chapter, in conjunction with the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce conducted a wealth-building seminar, 'Biz Killer: Avoiding Mistakes That Can Destroy You Business'.
The networking event and seminar was held at the headquarters of the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce located on 1495 F Street, NW Washington, DC in the Nation’s Capital. The seminar was held from 5:30PM - 7:30PM. The event was a smashing success and hopefully it was the first of many, successful collaborations between the NAPW Washington, DC Chapter and the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
‘Biz Killer’, was a seminar designed to help each person in attendance improve all aspects of their business and financial lives.
“Everyone in attendance was fortunate enough to hear from a panel of financial experts, who have worked with many of the powerful brokers in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area and throughout the United States,” said Gerly Sapphire Harris, NAPW Washington DC Chapter President.
These well-educated financial experts covered a wide range of topics including wealth building strategies, business building strategies, as well as strategies to help mitigate tax liabilities, and estate planning. The lively discussion was interactive, which fostered an environment of learning. Each attendee had the opportunity to glean knowledge, information, and advice from a panel of experts that, if implemented, could have positive ramifications for years to come. At a time when a number of media outlets, and certain segments of the population are constantly focusing on the challenges in the economy (and there are many), it was refreshing to hear from a group of individuals focused on maximizing resources and an improving financial situation.
One of the key points of the seminar was the value of knowledge. Individuals armed with a good education and access to the most current information will be in a better position to take advantage of emerging market opportunities. Education and knowledge will also help combat one of the impediments to financial success and that is fear. Education and a powerful team could help a business owner prosper even in economically challenging times. The opportunity to speak with this group of financial experts was truly a blessing for everyone in attendance. The experts not only provided a wealth of knowledge, they also answered every question posed by the audience.
After the financial seminar, the NAPW Washington, DC Chapter President Ms. Gerly Sapphire Harris thanked each of the Committee Board members and their teams for their hard work, dedication, and willingness to share their personal genius. Each member positively influenced the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. The Committee Board is as follow: Vice President, Karen Atkins Purifoy; Special Advisor to the Committee Board, Kathleen Callaghy; Treasurer, Janiece Norfleet; Director of Communication, Vanessa G. Huguley; Director of Programs, Sonia Montes De Oca; and Director of Membership, May Khoury. Ms. Gerly Sapphire Harris, also acknowledge each of the NAPW Washington, DC Chapter members as well. A few moments of appreciation was said to each Chapter members for the contributions that each of them have made for the advancement of the NAPW Washington, DC Chapter. The accomplishments made by the ‘End of the Second Quarter and Up-Date’, based on the email that was sent out on Saturday, June 30, 2012 was shared.
Ms. Gerly Sapphire Harris shared, “As we approach the end of the second quarter of 2012 and begin to reflect upon the first half of the year, the NAPW Washington, DC Chapter has a lot to be proud of.”
“The lives that we have touched and the positive impact that has been made by the NAPW Washington, DC Chapter has been unprecedented,” Gerly said. “As the President of the NAPW Washington, DC Chapter, I must say that I am extremely proud of each Committee Board members and their team. I am also extremely grateful to be associated with such a positive and dynamic group of women. Any and all of the accomplishments of the NAPW Washington, DC Chapter is the result of the personal gifts, talents, and/or monetary donations personal that each of you brought to our ‘community table'. Again I say, Thank You. The first half of 2012 has been a smashing success, but there is still a lot of work to do.”
Gerly encouraged each member to continue their efforts on behalf of the community. The NAPW Washington, DC Chapter is dedicated to Service and our February (Women’s Shelter Outreach), and May (College for Kids program) outreach efforts was a huge success. In fact, the Chapter’s efforts have been featured on WOL, which is a Radio One station. The group received several 'Thank You' letters from families who received clothing that was donated by our members. They also received commendation from the City Gate organization for our contributions to the young children within the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.
In addition to outreach efforts, the Chapter’s Meet & Greet event hosted by Mrs. Sonia Montes De Oca, the Director of Programs, was very successful as well. The NAPW Washington, DC Chapter Committee Board is such a great team that is has been dubbed the ‘Dream Team’. Gerly gave the Committee Board this name because they make it happen and get the job done in excellence.
Ms. Gerly Sapphire Harris thanked everyone in attendance for their participation in the meeting, and welcomed the new members. Sapphire reminded the group that their August Outreach will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at China Town 777 Seventh Street, NW Washington, DC 20001, 3rd Floor Community Room.
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.