May 13th – K.C. Schulberg, Calusa Waterkeeper

Headshot of film maker K.C. Schulberg, Executive Director of Calusa WaterkeeperK.C. Schulberg of Calusa Waterkeeper to speak at ABWA

The Imperial River Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) welcomes K.C. Schulberg, filmmaker and Executive Director of Calusa Waterkeeper. Meeting and presentation take place via Zoom, Wednesday, May 13th. Networking begins at 6:30 PM, followed by introductions and speaker. Registration is required but free. NOTE: you will need a free Zoom account to attend. Tickets available at ABWAImperialRiver.Eventbrite.com.

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Chapter names 2020 Woman of the Year

Erin White, ABWA Imperial River 2020 Woman of the Year
Erin White

ABWA Imperial River Chapter names “Woman of the Year”

Fort Myers, FL, March 13th, 2020 – The Imperial River Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) has named Erin White, owner of Paradise Coast Consulting, LLC, as their “Woman of the Year”. The initial vote resulted in a tie, triggering a run-off, with White emerging as the winner. “I am truly honored to be chosen by my peers in a fair contest,” said White.

White has been a member of ABWA since 2014, when she joined the Sanibel Captiva Charter Chapter, eventually serving as webmaster and as Vice President of that Chapter. She has also served as the Finance Officer of ABWA’s Southwest Florida Council, and is the Council’s current Vice President. In 2016, White joined forces with a small group of ABWA members from all over Southwest Florida to create a new chapter formation. While ABWA chapters existed in both Fort Myers and Naples, the Estero/Bonita Springs area lacked an ABWA presence.

“This woman is a visionary,” said Debra Lee Nashed, owner of Debonair Concierge Travel and a former Woman of the Year herself. “She saw a void and used her skill and knowledge to help fill it, to bring the benefits of ABWA membership to women in the southern part of Lee County. She put us on the map and streamlined our processes, bringing us into the 21st century. We are lucky to have her all the way from Wall Street!” 

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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.

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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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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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