Announcements, Membership Meetings, Socials

June Special Event: Speed Networking

 Speed Networking: A Quick Way to Expand Your Professional Contacts

We all know networking can be one of the most powerful and productive activities you can do to launch and manage your career. At our June meeting, we’ll take networking to the next level by combining networking with the concept of speed dating for a fun, structured, and interactive way for you to network an entire room in a short amount of time in an innovative and fun, social environment. Come join us to maximize your connections while having fun!

We will have the whole back of the brewery–inside of the brewery!–to ourselves for an intimate space in which to mingle and get to know each other. Craft beer or wine plus hors d’oeuvres are included.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

6:00 – 6:30, check in / social time / hors d’oeuvres

6:30 – 6:45, WIFS business

6:45 – 7:45, speed networking event

7:45 – 8:00, dessert samplers

Space for this special event is limited, so be sure to register early. And don’t forget to bring a lot of business cards to share with the other attendees. Cost (includes craft beer or wine and hors d’oeuvres)

$25 members

$30 non-members

Thank you to our Speed Networking Special Sponsor:

Click here to register for this special evening event on Eventbrite today!


Event Pictures, Membership Meetings

May 2018 Membership Meeting Highlights

Laurie Lee and Angela Brown
May guest presenter, Laurie Lee, Esq., with WIFS NEFL president Angela Brown

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, WIFS Northeast Florida members and guests attended the May lunch meeting at Seasons 52. Laurie Lee, attorney and owner of Elevate Business Law, discussed her Legal Infrastructure Map for service-based businesses. She provided valuable insight and guidance for advisors to use with their clients.

To see all pictures from this event, please click on the icon below to view our Facebook album.



Announcements, Membership Meetings

May Lunch Meeting

Business Law Basics for Insurance & Financial Professionals

Did you know that the law is interwoven into everything a business does?  The law regulates behavior, and business is created by behavior. So how does a business owner know when the law comes into play?

Join guest speaker Laurie Lee as she explains her Legal Infrastructure Map for Service-Based Businesses. This map shows all of the areas where business owners need to be aware of legal rules. It can also be used as a self-audit to see where there are areas that need attention.

Going hand-in-hand with her Legal Infrastructure Map, Laurie will explain the two risk continuums that she has developed to help business owners make better decisions. Risk can sometimes be a bad word, but it’s an essential element of business. Without risk, there is no growth. Laurie will explain her system of analyzing risk and making the determination of when a risk is worthwhile.

Understanding these areas is essential if you are a business owner. More over, if your business involves advising clients who own businesses, surely you can better serve them by adding this knowledge to your tool box.

Laurie Lee, Esq.
Laurie Lee, Esq.

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Time: Check-in and social time begins at 11:30 a.m. Our lunch and program will begin promptly at noon.

Location:  Seasons 52, located at 5096 Big Island Drive in the Town Center of Jacksonville

Cost (includes lunch): $25 members; $30 guests

Click here to register for this lunch on Eventbrite today!



You Magnified: Generating and Repurposing Message-Driven Content to Elevate Your Brand, Establish Your Expertise, and Attract Your Ideal Client

  • March 13
  • Speaker: Kimberly Smith Ashley
  • 11:30 – 1:00 pm
  • Seasons 52 of Town Center
  • 5096 Big Island Drive

Are you interested in elevating your brand recognition? Do you wish you could generate marketing content that establishes you as an expert in your field? Have you ever wondered how to attract more of your “dream” clients? If you answered yes to any one of these three important questions, this engaging, informative discussion is for you. Join Kimberly Smith Ashley, founder and executive editor of KM Smith Writes, and your fellow WIFS colleagues as we magnify you and each other. You’ll learn how to generate message-driven content that elevates your brand, establishes your expertise, and attracts your ideal client. And because you lead a busy life, you’ll discover easy ways to repurpose content in ways that feel fresh and new. Come prepared to brainstorm, share, and engage with others who share your passion for growing their businesses.