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  

Help Celebrate ABWA’s Imperial River Chapter 

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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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Sept 11th – NOLA THEISS, Human Trafficking Awareness Program

Headshot of Nola Theiss, who will speak on human trafficking awareness September 14th in Fort Myers
NOLA THEISS will speak about Human Trafficking Awareness, Sept 14th at ABWA Imperial River Chapter

Sept 11th – NOLA THEISS, Human Trafficking Awareness Program

ABWA Imperial River Chapter presents Nola Theiss speaking on human trafficking awareness, Wednesday September 11th 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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Aug 14th – ABWA Imperial River AWARDS NIGHT

Banner announcing ABWA Imperial River Chapter Awards Night, featuring the ABWA logo and a red ribbon

ABWA Imperial River Chapter honors key members at their annual Awards Night, Aug 14th 6PM at Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport. Tickets $35 on Eventbrite.

An action-packed agenda awaits us at our

August “Awards Night” meeting.

  • NEW BOARD MEMBER INDUCTIONS: Long-time ABWA member Toby Buerger-Ferrel will visit our chapter to help with the festivities. Toby has held multiple Board and Chair positions in multiple chapters in SWFL, including Council positions. She will do us the honor of inducting our new incoming board members.
  • NEW CHAPTER MEMBER INDUCTIONS: We’ll also induct three new members: Amber Braatz, Debbie Martin, and Tracey Pirozzi.  Welcome to ABWA Imperial River!
  • RECOGNITION and AWARDS: Join us in celebrating the women who make it all happen! Awards will be given in recognition of service to the organization. This includes the Protege Award, recognizing an ABWA member for contributions toward the success of the chapter during their first year of membership.
  • SELECTION OF CHAPTER WOMAN OF THE YEAR: Each year, ABWA chapters all over the country elect a Woman of the Year, recognizing a member for outstanding achievements.  MEMBERS: DON’T FORGET TO APPLY – click here to download application! 
  • DINNER: 3 Cheese Ravioli w/ Marinara & Garlic Bread. Always includes salad, coffee/tea, and Chef’s Choice dessert.
JOIN US and cheer on the fabulous women who lend their time and talents to this organization! 

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Future Events:

August 24th – BINGOPALOOZA!
August 31st – Cocktails & Cruising

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 

“Getting to Know You” Night at ABWA Imperial River, July 10th

Cartoon ladies seated at a table having coffee

“Getting to Know You” Night at ABWA Imperial River, July 10th 

Estero, Florida – The Imperial River Chapter of ABWA will host a “Getting to Know You” night at their next monthly dinner meeting. Join us Wednesday July 10, 2019, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport, 9931 Interstate Commerce Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33913. Networking starts at 5:30 PM (cash bar in lobby), followed by plated dinner and program at 6:00 PM. Registration is $35 on ABWAImperialRiver.Eventbrite.com or at Meetup.com 

Why “Getting To Know You” Night?

The Imperial River Chapter of ABWA has experienced a surge of new members in recent months. This Chapter places a great deal of emphasis on establishing long-lasting relationships with fellow members. These relationships help to ensure both personal and professional growth and success. To help facilitate relationships between both new and long-time members, we’ll play a series of fun “Getting to Know You” Q&A games over dinner that are sure to stimulate conversation, uncover commonalities, and lead to better relationships among our membership. This promises to be a fun night of making new friends – Join Us!

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About ABWA – IMPERIAL RIVER CHAPTER
The recently-established Imperial River Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) was created to serve the growing population of South Lee County, Florida. Recruiting focuses on San Carlos Park, Estero, and Bonita Springs. We support ABWA’s mission of “changing lives, one woman at a time” by offering opportunities for networking and professional development, as well as recognition for personal and professional growth. For more information, email Info@ABWAImperialRiver.org

About ABWA
Founded in 1949, the American Business Women’s Association is a prestigious, national organization established for working women and women business owners. ABWA brings together women of diverse occupations and provides opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.