The dinner registration deadline is Wednesday, November 11th, so REGISTER TODAY and remember to bring your DOOR PRIZE!
Starter: House Salad
Protein: Chicken with Marsala Sauce, on the side
Vegetarian: Veggie Dish with Pasta
Dessert: Chef's Choice
WBO is recognized as the premier women's entrepreneurial organization in North Florida, increasing recognition of women business owners and their successes and encouraging ownership by women in business. Our Mission is to inspire women business owners to grow through networking, education, and support.
Jacksonville Women's Business Center
Supports Women Business Owners
Possessing a keen ability to navigate resources and connect with people, Jackie Geary is director of the Jacksonville Women's Business Center, a JAX Chamber program that oversees the expansion of entrepreneurial and economic development of women business owners and leaders in Northeast Florida. In addition to serving as the center's liaison with the U.S. Small Business Administration's North Florida District Office, she oversees all JWBC operations including client programs, community partnerships, media relations, fundraising and its ATHENAPowerlink professional mentoring program. She supervised a digital transformation that allows entrepreneurs to participate in educational programs online. A graduate of the University of North Florida with a bachelor's degree in communications, she received the award for Outstanding Student in Public Relations. She worked for six years for the Jacksonville Business Journal where she gained considerable experience in advertising, mentoring and event management. She was serving as event manager when tapped for the JWBC position in July 2019.
Jackie served on the ATHENA Governing Body where she interviewed program candidates and facilitated workshops. She developed the JWBC's Innovative Day of Service mentoring program that targets next generation entrepreneurs through business education and counseling.
Erica Benson and Lynn Lamoureux
Mother/Daughter and Business Partners
Lynn Lamoureux is Co-Owner of Green Dog Spa. She is a Jacksonville native with a life long passion for pets. After 4 decades in the pet care industry, she still believes that every dog matters, whether he or she is waiting to be rescued or living in the lap of luxury.
Erica Benson is also Co-Owner of Green Dog Spa. She holds a Master's degree in Interactive Communication from FSU. Erica is passionate about helping people get just the right style for their pet & became a Master Groomer in 2017 through National Dog Groomer's Association of America.
Green Dog Spa was established in 2011. Their goal for the past decade has been to elevate the grooming industry through education and training. With a passion for all dogs and cats, they support and collaborate with other groomers statewide and all over the world.
If you cannot attend in person due to COVID-19, we have added our new Zoom virtual meeting attendance! We even have a special gift opportunity for those of you who attend in this way so you don't get left out of the door prize drawing.