Professional Women in Philadelphia, PA Learned Tips from Coupon Maven at NAPW Philadelphia, PA Chapter Event in December

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National Association of Professional Women Philadelphia, PA Local Chapter hosted Clip & Save Workshop that offered attendees a cache of money-saving tips, just in time for holiday shopping.

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Members and guests were astonished when DeAnne let them in on the little known facts and facets of how, by using the infusion of couponing sites easily found on the internet and a $.75 newspaper, they could save hundreds of dollars per year with just...

Members and guests of the NAPW Philadelphia, PA Local Chapter gathered on December 5th for a professional networking meeting. Coupon maven and Delaware County, PA Local Chapter President DeAnne Lonnquist presented her signature Clip & Save Workshop where she shared with attendees how to strategically clip coupons and save tons of money this holiday season and beyond.

NAPW Philadelphia Local Chapter President Naketa Thigpen kicked off the December meeting with a mini review of the agenda and by asking everyone to introduce themselves and talk about a success they experienced during the week. She then introduced the evening’s guest speaker who was the highlight of the meeting.

Delaware County Local Chapter President DeAnne Lonnquist, who is also the Philadelphia Chapter’s Social Media Guru President, presented her instructional and practical 45-minute Clip & Save Workshop that was filled with value-packed details and money-saving tips. The Philadelphia Chapter raised over $40 through the Clip & Save Workshop, which will go towards the Chapter’s charity of choice

“Members and guests were astonished when DeAnne let them in on the little known facts and facets of how, by using the infusion of couponing sites easily found on the internet and a $.75 newspaper, they could save hundreds of dollars per year with just 20 minutes of weekly effort,” said Naketa.

After thanking DeAnne for her very useful presentation, Naketa made a number of announcements. She requested that members who haven’t submitted their 150-word bio for the Chapter’s PowerPoint Slide Share project to please do so. All bios may be sent to Amber Minotti at

“Remember, the Slide Share can be used in your own business, at expos, tradeshows, and vending opportunities to show just how connected you are to more powerful women,” Naketa told the group of professional women. “We are also thinking of turning this into a book!”

DeAnne reminded the Philadelphia Chapter attendees that the Delaware County Chapter is collecting ‘Professional Nuggets’ for their Calendar and Book and urged members and guests to participate both to help themselves professionally and those less fortunate.

“The proceeds of this project will go to the Delaware County Chapter’s charity of choice,” she said. “Plus, the credibility it helps build for you and your business is well…priceless!”

The Philadelphia Chapter President also announced that the Chapter’s Social Media Committee has been actively posting and urged members and guests to Like and Follow the Chapter on its Facebook and Twitter Pages.

Announcements about recent accomplishments and successes of Chapter members included:

Lawanna Scales is doing well and diligently working on her upcoming Jazz Festival in Philadelphia on May 4th and 5th. More details to come.

Monique Eversley is hosting the First Natural Hair Show on May 4th and is looking for corporate sponsors, vendors, and hair models. A Natural Hair Spectacular fashion show will also be held. If one knows of any hair salons, hair stylists, or models for the event let Monique now. Check out the event website at for more information. The Natural Hair Show with be held on May 4th from 10:00am to 7:00pm at the Downtown Sheraton. Contact Monique about the event at The event is also on Twitter and Facebook.

W.O.V.E.N- Women of Vision Empowerment Network is featuring Attiyah Blair, International Health Coach and Personal Trainer on January 26th at the Courtyard Marriot to discuss the Permanent Secrets of Weightloss! They are looking for vendors and have limited slots available. For details, go to

Thigpen’s Professionals, LLC just launched Balance Beam, a Just for You coaching program created for those with limited time. It’s a program chock full of goodness that comes via email. Check out the details, join, and share

Before the close of the December Philadelphia Chapter meeting, the Event Committee provided an update and review on what could be expected at the Holiday Power Mixer on January 9th.

Though the details will not be finalized until after Chapter Event Coordinator Kenyetta Overton implements a thorough site visit of the top two locations, members and guests were told what to expect at the event.

It will be held at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, (215) 627-1200, from 6:00 to 8:30pm. Preferred dress is Night-Out or Business Casual. Instead of a holiday Pollyanna, members (and guests if they would like to be included) will “Gift” a service of their choice to another member who would like to use those services.

“Please bring a business card for the exchange and be sure to bring a non-member guest to the event so they can see us in action!” Naketa told the audience.

Attendees at the NAPW Philadelphia Local Chapter December meeting were:

Naketa R. Thigpen, NAPW Philadelphia Local Chapter President and President and Co-owner of
Thigpen’s Professionals, LLC, which provides personal and professional development services through employee- and executive-focused in-service training, interactive workshops for trainers, empowerment seminars, and coaching services for entrepreneurs. Visit her website at; follow Naketa on Facebook or Twitter.

Deb Yogel, Chapter Vice President, Director of IT Quality Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Deb specializes in process improvement and operations service management. Contact her at yogel(at)

DeAnne Lonnquist, Delaware County Chapter President, Social Media Guru President of Philadelphia, Recovery Counselor. She can be contacted at detig29(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Grace Morey, Financial Analyst at Leaf Financial Capital. She can be contacted at grace.morey(at)gmail(dot)com.

Monique Eversley, Owner of Gift Basket Design and Principal at YHD Enterprises, American Association of Cancer Research. She can be contacted at Monique(at)yhdevents(dot)com.

Yolonda Ward, Owner and Manager of CASY’s Gift Shoppe located in Lansdowne, PA- for all of accessory needs, visit her website at Ms. Ward has also just launched her second company, Raven Merchant Services for Small Businesses. For details, please visit her website at yward(dot)yourmerchantplus(dot)com; to find out more email her at ywemail@aol.comor contact her at 215-620-6373.

Melinda Fern is a passionate Distributor of Organo Gold Gourmet coffee. She can be contacted at ogwithme(at)gmail(dot)com.

Lucretia Coleman, Artist/Artrepreneur at Jameri Artistry. She can be contacted at info(at)jameriartistry(dot)com.

Rocquel Neale, Independent Contractor for Rehab Services for children at DSS, LLC. She can be contacted at rocquelneale(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Katrina Brittingham, Senior Claims Analyst for the School District of Philadelphia. She can be contacted at kbrittingham(at)philasd(dot)org.

Keneyetta Overton, Creative Writing Workshop Facilitator/Beauty Model and Founder and Executive Director of The M.O.M Project. She can be contacted at contactmom(at)muralsofthemind(dot)com.

Tyesha Love, Motivational Speaker, Consultant, Author of “I am Not My Hair.” The book was published in July 2010. At 29, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and the book is about her journey and triumph over breast cancer. Buy the book from her website: And check out Tyesha, as the member of the month on Facebook to promote Breast Cancer Awareness month. She can be contacted at tyeshalove(at)live(dot)com.

Darlene Pearce, Professional Coach and Owner of Timeless Beauty. Learn more about her products at or email her directly at deehouse2(at)gmail(dot)com.

Suzann Walters, Service Account Manager at Alphanumeric Systems, Inc. She can be reached via email at swalters(at)Verizon(dot)net.

Julia Brooks, CEO and President of FIN can be reached at julbrooz(at)aol(dot)com

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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