Everyone loved this activity as it will help us to not only grow our Chapter, but also gain some possible clients for each other that we have not been able to do on our own.
Garden City, NY (PRWEB) November 08, 2012
Members and guests of the NAPW Augusta, GA Local Chapter gathered on September 17th for a professional networking meeting at The Innovative Work-Space & Event Center on Shartom Drive in Augusta. Attendees had the opportunity to listen to an informative presentation by keynote speaker Tiffany Brooks as well as network and discuss the latest Augusta, GA Chapter news.
The meeting venue, The Innovative Work-Space & Event Center, is owned by member TuElla Haynes, who graciously donates her facility for the monthly Augusta Chapter meetings. At the center, you can enjoy working in your own space and not be interrupted by noise or other distractions. Dinner was provided for all attendees by Chapter President Sue Pellerin and donations were graciously given to the venue host.
The Chapter President kicked off the meeting by welcoming everyone to the evening event. The NAPW Mission Statement and Brand Promise were repeated by all in attendance.
“Members and guests were asked to introduce themselves and tell us a little about their businesses and background during our ‘5 Minute Meet & Greet’ to get to know each other,” said Sue.
The evening’s keynote speaker, Tiffany Brooks, then took the floor. Tiffany’s resume is very impressive and her expertise in communications allowed for an enlightening presentation.
Currently, Tiffany is the Director of Institutional Development at Paine College. She is a former News Editor, Reporter for WAAW, and Radio Personality for Rejoice 94.7 FM. She is also a former Personal Assistant for Cher Best; Marketing and Promotions Director Clear Channel Augusta-Urban Market; and Hostess of the Art Meets Fashion Extravaganza. In addition, Tiffany is a Motivational Speaker to middle and high school students, and much more.
At the conclusion of Tiffany’s presentation, the Chapter President led members and guests in an activity that was created to bring in more professional women to Chapter events. Attendees were asked to complete NAPW Wheel of Fortune forms. They were invited to write their name in the center of the wheel and write the names of all the contacts they might not be able to get in touch with or would like to invite to the Chapter’s next event around the middle name. The Chapter President will send those people a personal invitation to come to the event as a guest and potential member of the Augusta Local Chapter.
“Everyone loved this activity as it will help us to not only grow our Chapter, but also gain some possible clients for each other that we have not been able to do on our own,” said Sue.
The Chapter President explained to the guests in attendance how they could join NAPW, and be a part of the largest and most recognized network of female professionals. She then spoke about the upcoming events that all members and guests are invited to attend including:
- Business Connections Networking - First and Third Tuesdays of each month
- Greater Augusta Employer Committee Meeting – Wednesday, September 19th at 8:00am at the Georgia Department of Labor
- Breakfast With Fran Event – Free Networking Event at The Innovative Work-Space & Event Center
- Augusta Care Networking Events- First Tuesday of each month
Before the meeting adjourned, Sue announced the next Augusta Local Chapter event will be held on October 26th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM, once again at The Innovative Work-Space & Event Center. The October keynote speaker will be the Chapter President, an Independent Associate and Manager with LegalShield. Sue will talk about the most unique service and priceless benefit of the decade.
All members and guests were asked to volunteer their services at each meeting; a list will be given at the next Chapter event, which will be a buffet with all attendees bringing some food and refreshments for all to share. A menu will be provided by Sue and everyone will choose an item to bring to the next event.
At the conclusion of the September networking meeting, the Augusta Local Chapter’s prize auction was played by all.
“Everyone earned some pretend $100 bills by answering questions about each other and NAPW and they were able to bid on prizes with those bills,” said Sue. “This auction was a very fun part of our event.”
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.