NAPW Jacksonville, FL Local Chapter Learned Secrets to Growing a Company from the Ground Up at August Networking Event

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National Association of Professional Women Jacksonville, FL Chapter heard about the grassroots efforts two members used to successfully grow their businesses in August.

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What great information was shared by our two guest business owners and our very own members on marketing strategies used to start their business and tips for effective low-cost marketing,

Members and guests of the NAPW Jacksonville, FL Local Chapter gathered on August 9th for a professional networking meeting.

Two Chapter members shared their secrets with the group of professional women about how they successfully grew their companies from the ground up.

Also discussed were details of the Chapter’s upcoming Corks & Forks ll networking fundraiser.

Jenni Edwards, Jacksonville Local Chapter President, welcomed the members and guests in attendance to the meeting.

After member introductions, she thanked the group of professional woman for generously donating their coins to the Change for Change Jar, the Chapter’s monthly initiative that benefits local charities.

“Remember, even your pocket change can make a difference!” the Chapter President exclaimed.

President Edwards announced that the total collected for the third quarter was just over $60, the Chapter’s highest quarter so far. Proceeds will benefit the Clara White Mission.

Ms. Edwards kicked off the evening’s presentation: How to Win on a Shoestring Through Grassroots Efforts by distributing an article Grassroots Business. She then invited two Chapter members to take the floor.

Charu Raheja, TriageLogic, and Leah Zimmer, Cascade Outdoor Design, shared information with the group of professional women about why they started their companies and how they structured their businesses. They also shared tips on how they were able to grow their companies with little to no startup capital.

“The two business owners talked about the creative marketing strategies they used, and other Chapter members shared their own tips for effective low-cost marketing,” said President Edwards.

The Chapter President then led a discussion about the Chapter’s upcoming fundraiser, Corks & Forks II. She announced that there are 108 RSVPs do date. Twelve more attendees are needed, the President said, as well as additional giveaways.

“It always makes me so proud to see how this Chapter joins together to help such worthy causes!” said President Edwards.

The Chapter President reminded attendees that Chapter meetings are always held on the second Monday of each month at 6:00pm.

The Jacksonville Chapter has also partnered with the Women in Business Network to participate in Building Bridges Networking luncheons on the second Wednesday of each month at 11:30am at BlackFinn American Grille.

Chapter members are encouraged to attend to increase the networking power not only of themselves but for the NAPW Jacksonville Chapter as a whole. RSVPs were encouraged.

At the end of the meeting, it was announced that member Colleen Blaquiere was the winner of the evening’s prize, a wooden planter box constructed by special needs young adults at BASCA.

The gift was donated by guest Mary Jury. The Chapter President once again thanked everyone for coming. Members and guests gathered for a group photo before they left.

Upcoming Jacksonville Chapter meeting: Monday October 14th at 6:00pm at Coldwell Banker Commercial Offices, 4348 Southpoint Blvd. Suite 310 in Jacksonville.

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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