Thank you to those of you who attended our March Lunch & Learn entitled “Helping Small Businesses Grow and Succeed”.  As you will recall Cathy Hagan, Area Director of the Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at the University of North Florida (UNF) addressed our group sharing that the FSBDC at UNF offers entrepreneurs access to business solutions that help them grow and succeed.

I know I was excited to learn about the access to this expertise. After all, I often work with individuals who own (or want to own) businesses, and oftentimes, they have issues related to the business that is outside the scope of what I can do for them.  Now I am able to connect my clients (and friends) to the FSBDC, which in turn will give them access to professional business consultants with real-world experience and expertise to help them make smart business decisions.

Of course, for those of you who have not yet joined us, I  hope you have had the chance to think about what a membership in Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS) can do for you.  Locally and nationally we will deliver support, inspiration, connections, and tailored resources to support your growth relative to your career in insurance and financial services — and becoming a member is easy — just click on our “Join Now” button.

I also hope you will be able to attend our next luncheon.  As was the case in March, it too will be held at Copeland’s of New Orleans.  The address is 4310 Southside Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32246.    Specifics are as follows:

Tuesday May 12, 2015
11:30 AM Sign-in & Networking
12:00-1:00 PM Program & Lunch
Conducting Effective Meetings Speaker: Marlo Zakara
Professional Coach & Co-Founder of Designed Alliance

I will look forward to seeing you then!


Christina Loddo Epstein
President Elect – Women in Insurance & Financial Services
Northeast Florida Chapter
Mobile: 904-635-4265
Office; 904-306-9317