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. 

Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.  In her role, Tammy Lynn oversees the Continue reading “Oct 9th – TAMMY LYNN, Regional Director, Southwest Florida Make-A-Wish”

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. 

NOLA THEISS has worked for 15 years raising awareness of human trafficking. She is semi-retired as the Founder and Executive Director of  Continue reading “Sept 11th – NOLA THEISS, Human Trafficking Awareness Program”

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! 

READY TO GO?

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.

June 12th – ABWA presents former WINK TV anchor Stacey Adams

Award-winning broadcast television journalist Stacey Adams

June 12th – Stacey Adams, former TV anchor at WINK, CBS, NBC

ABWA Imperial River Chapter presents Alliance Financial Group representative and former WINK, CBS and NBC anchor Stacey Adams, Wednesday June 12th, 6-8:00 PM at Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport. Adams will share her experience and insights regarding the transition to a new career. Networking, dinner, and speaker, $35 on Eventbrite.

Stacey Adams reinvented her professional life, launching a new career after retiring from decades in broadcast television. A native of Orlando, Adams enjoyed a 24-year career as an award-winning journalist. She worked as anchor, reporter, and producer at WINK-TV, CBS, and NBC. Adams is now a registered representative of the Alliance Financial Group. Previously, she served in a communications and public relations capacity at biotech company Algenol in Fort Myers, FL.  Adams is passionate about women’s financial education. She has been known to lend her celebrity to charitable causes, such as Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida’s “Tux and Trees” Gala.

READY TO ATTEND?

Questions about ABWA Imperial River ? Contact ABWA Imperial River Chapter
ABWA’s Imperial River Chapter meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport,9931 Interstate Commerce Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913. Networking, dinner, and speaker/activity, $35 on Eventbrite. 

May 8th – Debbie Psihountas, Florida Southwestern State College

Debbie Psihountas, Dean of The School of Business and Technology at Florida Southwestern State College
DEBBIE PSIHOUNTAS, Dean of The School of Business and Technology at Florida Southwestern State College

Debbie Psihountas, Florida Southwestern State College, May 8th, 6 to 8 PM

The Imperial River Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) welcomes DEBBIE PSIHOUNTAS, Dean of The School of Business and Technology at Florida Southwestern College.

Networking, dinner, and speaker from 6 to 8 PM occur at Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport. , $35 on Eventbrite.

Dr. Debbie Psihountas leads the largest School at FSW, with a variety of academic programs at the certificate, Associate, and Baccalaureate levels. Prior to assuming the role of Dean at FSW, Dr. Psihountas was a tenured full professor (Finance), MBA Director, Chair, and held other leadership roles at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.

She holds a BS in International Business
(Bowling Green State University), and the MBA
(Quantitative Analysis) and Ph.D. (Finance) from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Psihountas was
recognized as one of St. Louis’ Most Inclusive
Leaders in 2009, and as a Woman of Achievement by the University of Missouri St. Louis Hellenic Spirit Foundation, in addition to being named “Student Advisor of the Year” at Webster and a YMCA “Woman Leader of the Year,” among other honors.

Psihountas has shown an unrelenting commitment to the central tenets of higher education as an academic leader. Her research has centered on diversity, human capital investment, and pedagogy. She led Webster’s largest academic program at Webster, offered at more than 7 dozen sites. She has taught in Austria, Thailand, Bermuda, London, China, and Mexico, and has led student initiatives in Guatemala and Ecuador.

Dr. Psihountas has consulted with numerous corporations, and currently works with the Union Pacific Corporation on leadership training initiatives. She is a prior million-dollar sales producer, consultant, Series-7 licensed stockbroker, and corporate manager, having worked for such prestigious firms as NCR, Procter & Gamble, Merrill Lynch, Westinghouse, and DDI, among others.

READY TO ATTEND?

Questions about ABWA Imperial River ? Contact ABWA Imperial River Chapter
ABWA’s Imperial River Chapter meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport,9931 Interstate Commerce Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913. Networking, dinner, and speaker/activity, $35 on Eventbrite.