NAPW Charleston, SC Local Chapter Hosted Woman-Based Business at Networking Luncheon

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National Association of Professional Women Charleston, SC Local Chapter hosted Cathy Harder, of ThirtyOne, who introduced her business to members and guests.

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There are so many advantages to being a member of NAPW, the largest and most recognized network of female professionals.

Members and guests of the NAPW Charleston, SC Local Chapter gathered on October 9th for a professional networking luncheon at Perkins Family Restaurant. Cathy Harder, of ThirtyOne, was the meeting’s guest speaker. Members and guests had the opportunity to network, learn more about the benefits of a NAPW membership, and discussed future plans for the Chapter.

Charleston, SC Local Chapter President Catherine Marshall opened the meeting at noon by welcoming everyone to the luncheon. She asked everyone to take a few moments to introduce themselves and pass out business cards. The Chapter President then read aloud NAPW’s Mission Statement.

“NAPW’s Mission is to provide the most advanced forum for members to connect with like-minded professional women to develop innovative business and social relationships,” she said. “We continuously offer our members the resources and benefits necessary to foster professional and personal success.”

Catherine also spoke about all that is offered on, showed how NAPW will advertise new members, and talked about the levels of membership and other opportunities available at the National Organization of Professional Women.

“There are so many advantages to being a member of NAPW, the largest and most recognized network of female professionals,” said Catherine.

The Chapter President then introduced the afternoon’s guest speaker Cathy Harder, of ThirtyOne, a woman-based company that ‘believes in celebrating, encouraging and rewarding others for who they are.’ Cathy spoke about the company’s products such as bags, totes, and purses, all of which can be customized. She explained that ThirtyOne’s products help to ‘simplify your life.’

Cathy also told the crowd of the monthly specials available: spend $31 and get half off other products.

“Cathy also offered to be a business sponsor of the Charleston, SC Local Chapter,” said Catherine. “And Linda Wethington won the drawing, a sweet cosmetic case!”

The Chapter President also announced that she is participating in the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure on Sunday, October 20th.

“If anyone is interested in joining me on the walk in support of this very worthy cause that would be wonderful,” she said.

Attendees at the October networking meeting were Carolyn Goodwine, Massage Therapist; Robin Giangrande, Litigation Paralegal and Wine Shop At Home-NAPA Valley vineyards, wine tastings, wine club, and gifts shipped to customers; and Linda Wethington, Mutual of Omaha – annuities and insurance. New attendees were Cathy Harder, Billing Dept Sweetgrass Pediatrics for four years and ThirtyOne; Christina Brooks, Billing Dept, Thirty One –Proverbs; Viola Hardy (843-642-4416) – Trident Technical – Personalized Love Expressions – Books Inspired by God; Lois McDonald – makes jewelry, October 27th Trident Tech College Main Campus, Matthew J.
Taylor Memorial Scholarship and Fundraiser, Honor Society for two-year colleges .

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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