Dear Members and Friends
It’s hard to believe spring is already turning and summer is in full swing! Where has the time gone? We’ve been busy putting together great Chamber events and there are many more to come. But with 2013 nearly half over, it is a great time for all of us to check in on our goals both personally and professionally.
We kicked off our second quarter with an engaging and motivating Lunch and Learn with Eveline Pierre, a true female campaigner of empowerment. We thank you for an astounding turnout at our annual President’s Reception and making the event a success – nearly 100 attendees made meaningful connections while enjoying excellent hors d’oeuvres, wine and great company.
Attendees at the Women’s Financial Literacy Lunch and Learn experienced aha! moments as guest panelists Millie Herrera, South East Regional Representative for the Department of Labor; Elizabeth Karwowski, CEO of Get Credit Healthy and Lynn Herald, CFA, Wells Fargo Advisors shared a wealth of financial insights, moderated by Marj Weber, Chairwoman at Score. And most recently, WCC attendees joined Books & Books fans to hear author Eve Ensler discuss her newest book.
Due to the power-packed events we’ve had and you, our members, sharing the positive experiences with friends and family, we are proud to report our membership is blossoming! We take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to all of our new and renewing members! We are so pleased you are a part of our organization and always welcome your comments, ideas and continued involvement. To maximize all the benefits of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce, we invite you to get involved with one of our great committees.
After a quick reflection of the year, it’s exciting to provide an even more active remainder of the year! June will be a busy month, already started with the Eve Ensler event. June 10th gives us a reason to celebrate as we proudly partner with the Miami-Dade Commission for Women as a presenting sponsor in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. Closing out June, on the 26th, we will host our first members-only Wine and Unwind event with Lourdes “Luly B.” Balepogi, President & Founder of Chispa Marketing, as our guest speaker.
As you get out and enjoy the hot sunny South Florida summer, be sure to stay tuned for exciting opportunities to network and build upon those connections you have made at our past events. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!
P.S. Continue lifting as you climb!
Nordis D. Alvarez
Vice President, Managing Director