Garden City, NY (PRWEB) November 20, 2012
Members and guests of the NAPW Reno, NV Local Chapter gathered for the first time on October 4th for a professional networking meeting at the Siena Hotel Spa Casino in Reno. The group of professional women had the unique opportunity to discuss relevant issues with Judge Jim Gray who ran for national office on the Libertarian ticket. The momentum for the Reno, NV Chapter continued as the group met for a second networking meeting on November 13th.
Chapter President Mimi Garner kicked off the first NAPW Reno Local Chapter networking event by welcoming members and guests to the Siena Hotel, which provide the group with a wonderful meeting room and excellent food. She enthusiastically introduced the guest speaker to the group, Libertarian Vice Presidential Candidate Judge Jim Gray, who was on all 50 ballots in the country. Judge Gray took the floor and engaged the group of professional women in a lively discussion of topics they cared deeply about: issues that many professional and working women today must deal with. He listened to their concerns and received a great deal of information from the attendees for his campaign.
“Members and guests enjoyed talking about issues that face working and professional women, and they also discussed personal issues, as well,” said Mimi. “Judge Gray was captivating and everyone was thrilled to have met a Vice Presidential candidate running for national office. “
The second NAPW Reno Local Chapter networking event was held the morning of November 4th at the Siena Hotel River View Restaurant. The group got together for a productive breakfast meeting where they were eager to discuss future goals and ideas for the newly established Local Chapter.
“The women enjoyed a delicious breakfast and discussed their enthusiasm for gearing up the Reno Chapter,” said the Chapter President. “There are now six members and one interested non-member who has attended our first two meetings.”
To encourage even more professional women to join the Chapter, it was decided the group would try meeting in the early evening, after business hours. The next NAPW Reno Local Chapter meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 15th at 5:30pm at the Macaroni Grill on South Virginia Avenue. There is no fee to attend the meeting, members and guests pay only for their own meal. Due to the upcoming holidays, there will be no meeting held in December.
Those in attendance at the October meeting were: Mimi Garner, Reno, NV Local Chapter President; Kristen Fenci; Connie Jenkins, and Pat Schweigert. Kristen attended as a guest and is interested in joining the NAPW Reno, NV Local Chapter.
Attending the November meeting were: Mimi Garner, Joyce Sigua-Pontillas, and Susan Zecher. Both Joyce and Susan are new Chapter members.
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.