March 11th – Kevin Brady, International Trade Consultant

Small Business Development Center Florida Gulf Coast University international tradeKevin Brady, SBDC international trade consultant to speak at ABWA

The Imperial River Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) welcomes Kevin Brady, an international trade consultant at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University, Wednesday, March 11th at Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive, Fort Myers. Networking begins at 5:30 PM followed by dinner and speaker. Tickets are $35, available at ABWAImperialRiver.Eventbrite.com.

About the Speaker

Kevin Brady is a 25-year veteran in the international trade industry, and the owner and managing director at Gulf Coast Global Trading, LLC. His role as an SBDC consultant is to strategically assist companies in Southwest Florida in their efforts to expand internationally, diversifying revenues. His specialties include business development, international sales and marketing, global logistics, and development of export marketing plans.Mr. Brady holds a Masters of Public Administration-Management degree and is a NASBITE International, Certified Global Business Professional.

About the Small Business Development Center

The mission of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is to provide businesses with the expertise and resources to succeed. Surveys consistently show that businesses assisted by the SBDC outperform non-assisted businesses, creating three times more jobs and increasing sales three times faster. SBDC’s vision is to create a better Florida for all by helping businesses grow.

About ABWA Imperial River Chapter

Formation of the Imperial River Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association began in 2016, when a team from several other Southwest Florida chapters came together to serve the growing Estero/Bonita Springs area of Lee County, FL. ABWA Imperial River Chapter welcomes all women interested in professional development. Expect mutually supportive, life-long relationships with powerful professional women. Men are also welcome.

Registration/check-in and networking starts at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner and speaker/activity. Meetings happen at Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport @ Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33913. Tickets are $35 at Eventbrite, which includes dinner. For more information, email Info@ABWAImperialRiver.org

The ABWA national organization’s mission is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.

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February 12th – Barbara Evans, CDO of Harry Chapin Food Bank

February 12th – Barbara Evans, CDO of Harry Chapin Food Bank

Barbara Evans, Chief Development Officer, Harry Chapin Food Bank
Barbara Evans, Chief Development Officer, Harry Chapin Food Bank

 

The Imperial River Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association presents Barbara Evans, Chief Development Officer at the Harry Chapin Food Bank,  Wednesday February 12th, 2020 at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913.  $35 includes networking, dinner, and speaker at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive Fort Myers, FL. Networking begins at 5:30 PM, followed by dinner and speaker. Tickets are available at ABWAImperialRiver.Eventbrite.com  

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About the Speaker

Barbara Evans was appointed Chief Development Officer with Harry Chapin Food Bank in September 2019. In her role, Barbara is responsible for building the philanthropic strategy for the Annual Fund and Endowment and execute this strategy through cultivating relationships with major philanthropic individuals, organizations, foundations and corporations to help the Food Bank achieve its mission to lead the community in the fight to end hunger.

Barbara is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and was selected as the 2017 Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Collier-Lee chapter. She has served as the Vice President of Membership on the Board of Directors of the Greater Naples Area Planned Giving Council. Barbara is also a member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and the Estate Planning Council of Naples and is a graduate of the 2018 Leadership Collier Foundation. Barbara earned a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University.

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About ABWA Imperial River Chapter

Formation of the Imperial River Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association began in 2016, when a team from several other Southwest Florida chapters came together to serve the growing Estero/Bonita Springs area of Lee County, FL.

ABWA Imperial River Chapter welcomes all women interested in professional development. Expect mutually supportive, life-long relationships with powerful professional women. Men are also welcome.  Registration/check-in and networking starts at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner and speaker/activity. Meetings happen at Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport @ Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33913.  Tickets are $35 at Eventbrite, which includes dinner. For more information, email Info@ABWAImperialRiver.org 

About the Food Bank

Harry Chapin Food Bank, an affiliate of Feeding America, is the largest hunger-relief organization in Southwest Florida. The food bank rescues food that would otherwise go to waste and distributes it to families and others in need through a series of programs that feed 28,000 people a week.

These programs include the Care and Share: Senior Feeding Program, Harry’s Helpings, In-School Pantries, and Fulfill Mobile Pantries. The food bank also distributes food through its Partner Agency Program, a network of more than 150 partner agencies.

For every dollar donated, the food bank can provide $8 in food value. In fiscal year 2018-19, Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed nearly 26.7 million pounds of food and other grocery items, including 6.4 million pounds of fresh produce. The food, valued at $42.8 million, is the equivalent of 22.2 million meals for people in need.

Harry Chapin Food Bank is a United Way partner agency.  We are also proud to be named a Blueprint Partner by the Naples Children & Education Foundation, the founding organization of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. For more information or to make a gift, call (239) 334-7007 or visit harrychapinfoodbank.org.

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January 8th – Lois Margolin on Self-Esteem

January 8th – Lois Margolin on Self-Esteem

Lois Margolin who will speak at ABWA Imperial River on the subject of self-esteem January 8th
Lois Margolin

The Imperial River Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association presents Lois Margolin on Self-Esteem, Wednesday January 8th, 2020 at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913.  $35 includes networking, dinner, and speaker at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive Fort Myers, FL. Networking begins at 5:30 PM, followed by dinner and speaker. Tickets are available at ABWAImperialRiver.Eventbrite.com  

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Dec 11th – ABWA Collecting Donations for Dress for Success

Dec 11th – ABWA Collecting Donations for Dress for Success

The American Business Women’s Association’s Imperial River Chapter will gather on Wednesday December 11th 2019 to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of their charter and collect your gently-used business clothing and accessories for Dress for Success$35 includes networking, dinner at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive Fort Myers, FL. Networking begins at 5:30 PM. Tickets are available at ABWAImperialRiver.Eventbrite.com  

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November 13th – ABWA & Me with Christine Wright

Christine F Wright, ABWA Imperial River Treasurer, 2019-2020
Christine F Wright 

November 13th – ABWA & Me with Christine Wright 

The American Business Women’s Association’s Imperial River Chapter will present “ABWA & Me with Christine Wright”, November 13th at Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive Fort Myers, FL. This presentation is ideal for current members of ABWA as well as those thinking about joining. $35 includes networking, dinner, and speaker. Networking begins at 5:30 PM. Tickets are available at ABWAImperialRiver.Eventbrite.com 

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Oct 9th – TAMMY LYNN, Regional Director, Southwest Florida Make-A-Wish

Tammy E Lynn, Regional Director – Southwest Florida Make-A-Wish
Tammy E Lynn, Regional Director – Southwest Florida Make-A-Wish, Southern Florida

Oct 9th – TAMMY LYNN, Regional Director, Southwest Florida Make-A-Wish

ABWA Imperial River Chapter presents TAMMY LYNN, Regional Director, Southwest Florida Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Wednesday October 9th 2019, 6-8 PM at Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport @ Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33913.  Tickets are $35 at Eventbrite, which includes dinner. 

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