About Women Business Owners of North FL
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.
Dinner Meeting 10/25
Area Meeting 11/4
Fall Social 11/5
In This Issue:
From Bonnie Vande Velde
Fall is upon us! Our fabulous Get Anchored Fall Retreat is behind us with SO MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES TO SHARE! Soon we will be turning our clocks back off of Daylight Savings Time and begin to focus on the Holiday Season. As we make plans with our families and close friends for holiday gatherings let's plan to serve our community as well. If you don’t already volunteer for an organization that provides support to women and children, homeless, jobless, infirmed or isolated, please consider finding and serving one of these categories. We are a group of members that are so incredibly blessed to be able to afford the nicer things in life that we may take for granted. Serving others with a pure heart and doing it simply to support another human being (or few) can instantly put our hearts and minds in the right place to prioritize our lives and behave in such a thankful manner for what we have and what we are blessed to be able to do!
I am looking for a few individuals with a passion for helping young women business owners, particularly single mother business owners. I would like to start a focus group to work on a way we can help this rapidly growing demographic group. I need a focus group to help come up with a plan that we can take to the board of WBO to vote on so we could move ahead with growing our reach to those who could truly benefit from the experience and success of the WBO members. If you are interested, please email me to let me know of your interest: President@wbonfl.org
We may choose to take on another demographic group in the future if this works well!
Respectfully in service to WBO,
Monday, October 25, 2021
Topic: Sudden Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack: What's the Difference?
Eunice Mathis MSN RN
Florida Training Academy
Eunice Mathis is a native of Jacksonville, Florida, who is passionate about patient advocacy, student success, affordable education, and entrepreneurship.
Want to refresh your CPR skills? Wear pants to this meeting.
Pure Romance by Cheryl
Cheryl Bowen, owner of Pure Romance by Cheryl, has been a sought after Intimacy Coach for nearly ten years, providing not just a safe and welcoming environment in which to discuss relevant women sexual health and intimacy challenges, but, educating singles, couples and ladies' groups, as well as selling high quality, research based products. This five-minute presentation will prove to be one you'll long remember!
Mark Your Calendars!
5:30 - 6:00 pm Networking
6:00 - 8:00 pm Dinner and Program
WBO Members - $35
WBO Guests - $40
Visitors - $45
Maggiano's Little Italy (Town Center)
10367 Midtown Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32246
The dinner registration deadline is Wednesday, October 20th
Don't Forget to Bring your Door Prize!
Italian Tossed Salad
Protein (Grilled Chicken with Tomatoes & Basil served with Grilled Asparagus and Vesuvio Potatoes)
-- OR --
Vegetarian (Fettuccine Alfredo)
Dessert (Chef's Choice)
Rolls & Butter
Individually plated meals * Cash Bar until 7:15 p.m. * No Special Orders
Mark Your Calendars for the First Thursday of the Month!
Thursday, November 4, 2021
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
New Member Contests
If you bring guests to a meeting during Q4 of 2021 (October-December), and for each guest you bring, your name will be entered into a drawing for a $10 gift card! Remember we are trying to expand our membership to young and upcoming business owners in addition to well established businesses! So get out there and bring new amazing women into our fold!
Three for Free
Earn a free annual membership when you bring in three new members that are approved and paid by June, 2022.
Welcome New Members
Wilson Dutra, PLLC
Way to GO ZELDA!
Congratulations Jackie Perrault!
Jackie was inducted to the Association of Women's Business Centers Board of Directors! It is a huge honor for Jackie, and will allow her to advocate for women business owners in the Southeast U.S.! She is the ONLY representative for our area, and is dedicated to giving us this very important voice! Way to go Jackie!
We have opened up rebranding of WBO to the membership! If you would like to submit a new fresh logo design to the Marketing Committee please follow the instructions HERE.
The deadline for submission is midnight November 1, 2021. Any logo submitted after this will no be considered.
Pitstop Halloween Pawty
Chrissy Dullano, All Fur Pets, invites you and your pup out to their first annual Pitstop Halloween Pawty. Swing by anytime between 5-7 PM on Friday, Oct 29 at 6849 St. Augustine Road. Raffle, prizes and more! Donation items to Pitbull Pitstop Rescue.
Happy Birthday to You!
10/4 Teresa Meares
10/5 Tara Braithwaite
10/6 Kim Storm
10/10 Mary Fisher
10/10 Vanice Serrano
10/18 Lori Day
10/20 Joani Maskell
10/27 Cheryl Bowen
10/28 Vickie Bowers
10/30 Nancy Hallett
10/31 Lynn Lamoureux