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.

Upcoming Events

6/9   Happy Hour

6/27 Dinner Meeting

WBO June 2022 Insight Newsletter

President's Message

From Bonnie Vande Velde


This is my final message to you as the President of WBO.  It has been as year!  I hope that I have served you with respect, dignity, and integrity, as that was and always will be my goal.  I hope that the change initiated this past year will continue and help to keep WBO alive and well.  This organization is at a turning point.  It will have to continue to evolve or cease to exist.  I truly hope it evolves!  There is a new generation of women business owners who are focused on growing in social media, on shared videos and so many ways that will utilize technology and WBO must keep up!  We have had amazing retreats, learning opportunities, networking, and friendship opportunities in the last year!  Use that content to grow your own business and then share with others to help them grow theirs!  If we spread good, good will return to us!  I sincerely hope the incoming board has abundant success with continuing the efforts that have been started even before this year. 

Be blessed beyond your wildest imagination with business that prospers and grows you!


    June Dinner Meeting

    Monday, June 27, 2022

    Dinner Program &

    2022-2023 Board Installation

    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, June 22nd


    Caesar Salad

    Protein (Lasagna with Marinara Sauce)


    Vegetarian (Fettuccini Alfredo)

    Dessert (Chef's Choice)

    Rolls & Butter

    Water/Tea/Coffee Included

    Individually plated meals  *  Cash Bar until 7:15 pm *  No special orders

    Don't forget to bring a Door Prize!

    Area Roundtable Meetings

    Mark Your Calendars for the First Thursday of the Month!

    WBO will NOT be hosting a JULY area roundtable meeting as it is July 4th week. Our next area meeting will be on August 4, 2022. Mark your calendars!

    Happy Hours

    Mark Your Calendars for the Second Thursday of the Month!

    Thursday, June 9, 2022

    5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    Stonewood Grill

    3238 Baymeadows Road

    Jacksonville, FL 32217

    WBO Happy Hours are every second Thursday, 5:00-7:00 p.m., at different areas of Jacksonville every month!

    Our next WBO Happy Hour will be on Thursday, June 9th at Stonewood Grill. The agenda is simple - MAKE CONNECTIONS and get to know one another. There is no cost to register. 



    Fall Retreat

    Save the Date for Fall Retreat

    This year’s Fall Retreat will be held on September 30 - October 2, 2022 at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach. CLICK HERE to reserve your room.  More details to follow...


    We are having a Fall Retreat Committee Meeting prior to the monthly dinner meetings at Maggianos.


    2022-2023 Dues Renewals

    Dues renewals for the 2022-2023 fiscal year are underway.  Check your email for electronic invoice and pay by June 25th for $25 early bird discount.

    Welcome Jessica!

    Dr. Jessica Hudson

    Anchored Family Chiropractic

    Dr. Jessica Hudson is a chiropractor and the owner of the mobile concierge practice, Anchored Family Chiropractic. Dr. Jessica operates on referrals and welcomes people and families from all walks of life; from preconception to the first and last years of life, all in the comfort of your home or place of business! She focuses on the importance of the family unit under chiropractic care, as families are the anchors that hold us together. She uses various gentle chiropractic techniques to align the spine to live an optimal life. Whether you're looking to improve your quality of life or live a wellness-based lifestyle, chiropractic can help and she'll come to you!

    Strategic Partnerships


    Congratulations to Stephanie Royal and the team at Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship who were recognized as the North Florida Community Partner of the Year!

    Jackie Perrault and the Jacksonville Women's Business Center were recognized as the North Florida District Women's Business Center of the Year!

    2022 Women's Entrepreneur Conference

    A new date has been set for the SCORE Women's Conference which will take place on June 18th at the Salem Center from 8am to 2pm.

    They are expecting 200 women business owners for a day of fun and learning. There are limited booths available so if you would like to reserve one, contact Frances Fisher, Score Jacksonville, at (904) 307-0924.

    Worth Mentioning

    Members in the News

    Anne Urban was highlighted in the Jacksonville Business Journal for wedding/event planning!

    Pam Newey's father, Sam Newey, was interviewed about his war experiences as an Army medic in World War II. 

    CLICK HERE to read the full article on this hometown hero.

    Volunteer Photographer Needed

    Do you like taking photos?

    WBO is in need of someone to take photos at our dinner meetings. 

    All you need is a good camera or an iPhone 11 version or newer.

    Please contact admin@wbonfl.org

    Member Birthdays

    Happy Birthday to You!

    6/2     Erica Benson

    6/6     Elizabeth G. Bagan

    6/10   Barbara Tolliver-Haskins

    6/24   Amber Amaru

    6/25  Laurie Lee

    6/29   Dana Stallings


    6/30   Patsy Underwood

              Teresa Davis-Mills

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