NAPW St. Louis, MO Local Chapter Hit the Lanes for an Evening of Bowling and Networking in August

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National Association of Professional Women St. Louis, MO Chapter hosted a fun networking event in August where attendees bowled, got to know one another, discussed plans and set goals.

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It was a fun evening for members and guests...They bowled, networked, got to know one another better and learned more about each other’s professions.

Members and guests of the NAPW St. Louis, MO Local Chapter gathered on August 19th for a professional networking meeting at Olivette Lanes, 9520 Olive Boulevard in St. Louis.

The group of professional women had fun bowling while they networked and set plans in motion for the Chapter’s upcoming October Breast Health Awareness event.

St. Louis Local Chapter President Lisa M. Pettis, Owner of REFORM, a personal training and health and wellness business, welcomed members and guests to the monthly networking event.

“It was a fun evening for members and guests,” said President Pettis. “They bowled, networked, got to know one another better and learned more about each other’s professions.”

The Chapter President led members and guests in a discussion about the upcoming St. Louis Chapter event in October in recognition of breast cancer awareness month.

“We talked about hosting the event at the location of a nonprofit such as Women in Transition or Almost Home,” said Chapter President Pettis. “There was also mention of having give-away items specific to the charity that hosts the event.”

During the networking portion of the evening, members Bridget G. Hoy, a litigation and trial attorney and LaDonna Turner, founder and CEO of Smart Ideas Consulting Firm, took some time to explain in detail what they do.

This gave the group of professional women the chance to have some personal legal issues addressed, such as whether to start as a profit or nonprofit organization, and learn how to safeguard their business logos.

The next St. Louis Local Chapter meeting will be on Monday, September 9th at 6:00pm. On the agenda is finalizing plans for the October event. For meeting updates, see the Chapter Facebook page.

Bridget G. Hoy is a litigation and trial attorney at Lewis, Rice in St. Louis, MO. Her firm has over 150 lawyers practicing in primary legal specialty areas, and is one of the major regional law firms in the Midwest.

During her career, Ms. Howy has helped companies of all sizes navigate legal disputes in state and federal courts around the country, including contract disputes, intellectual property disputes, personal injuries disputes and more.

She has also assisted businesses and individuals in general corporate matters, working closely with her transactional colleagues at Lewis Rice.

Ms. Hoy makes a real effort to understand the needs of her clients so they get tailored legal assistance. She enjoys volunteering her time with numerous charities, including literacy programs for young children, and also providing legal services to those who cannot afford a lawyer through Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and pro bono programs with the federal judicial system.

LaDonna Turner is founder and CEO of Smart Ideas Consulting Firm, LLC (SICF). She offers clients a combination of micro- and macro-services. With 17 years of experience working in human service programs at all levels including direct client services, management and administration, she is a highly specialized and skilled human services consultant.

Ms. Turner recently secured a position as a mental health counselor on a part-time basis. She also announced a set of trainings that she is presenting for nonprofit and faith-based organizations, which is featuring Ms. Turner and another member, Michelle Martin.

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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