Announcements

THANK YOU & PLEASE JOIN US!

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

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In the Community, Membership Meetings, Press Releases

WIFS of Northeast Florida hosts a discussion on Business Ownership Success

WIFS of NORTHEAST FLORIDA
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HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES GROW & SUCCEED

Jacksonville FL – March 22 2015….Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS) March Lunch & Learn entitled “Helping Small Businesses Grow and Succeed” was held on Tuesday March 10, 2015.  Tara Showalter, President of the Northeast Florida Chapter of WIFS kicked off the lunch by introducing Cathy Hagan, Area Director of the Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida (UNF).   “The Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at UNF offers entrepreneurs access to business solutions that help them grow and succeed.  Thus, we wanted to share its very valuable services; the SBDC not only assists potential owners in getting their businesses started, but also helps entrepreneurs make sound decisions on an ongoing basis,” said Showalter.

Hagan’s began her presentation by statingAs professionals in the financial services industry, many of you work with individuals who own (or want to own) businesses.  And oftentimes, they may come to you with issues related to the business Continue reading “WIFS of Northeast Florida hosts a discussion on Business Ownership Success”

Press Releases

A Final Farewell – Celebrating a Life Lived

WIFS of Northeast Florida

Hosted its first luncheon of the New Year

Celebrating a Life Lived

 Jacksonville, FL – January 15, 2015….. Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS) along with its sponsor ExamOne, held its first luncheon in the New Year at Hotel Indigo in Tapestry Park. The January 13th Lunch and Learn was titled: A Final Farewell.

Christina Loddo Epstein WIFS President Elect kicked off the luncheon by posing the question, “Have you made your New Year resolutions, or resolved never to make one ever again?”  Attendees quickly agreed that while most start the New Year with the best intentions, many end the year frustrated when they don’t, won’t or can’t keep their resolve.

“I have found that when your resolution focuses solely on a difficult or uncomfortable goal rather than on the specifics of how you are going to accomplish it, you set yourself up for failure” said Epstein, “that’s why we  asked, Robin Giddens Sheppard, Vice President at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Homes, to discuss with us one of the most difficult and inevitable decisions that need to made – that is, how we can prepare for our Final Farewell.”

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Announcements, In the Community, Press Releases

Cheryl Canzanella honored as Jacksonville’s Top 40 Under 40

Women in Insurance and Financial Services of North East Florida (WIFS of NEFL) is proud to recognize Cheryl Canzanella, LUTCF for being honored as one of Jacksonville’s Top 40 Under 40.

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Honorees of Top 40 Under 40 Award reflect an inspiring and substantial pool of young talent across Jacksonville, FL. Cheryl Canzanella, who has been in the financial services industry for over a decade, is a Brokerage Director with MassMutual-Financial Design Associates and provides  insurance products to independent financial advisors outside of MassMutual and the founding WIFS NE FL Chapter Past President.