Announcements, In the Community, Socials

WIFS 4th Annual Member Appreciation Holiday Event & Toy Drive

The Northeast Florida Chapter of  Women in Insurance & Financial Services is hosting its 4th Annual Member Appreciation Holiday Event & Toy Drive in December. toys-for-tots-image

Tuesday, December 13th 2016
6:00-9:00 PM

at the

Aardwolf Brewing Company

1461 Hendricks Avenue; Jacksonville, Florida 32207

WIFS NEFL is once again teaming up with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. An official activity of the U.S. Marine Corps and an official mission of the Marine Corps Reserve, Marine Toys for Tots Foundation strives to help less fortunate children experience the joy of the holidays.

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In the Community, Membership Meetings, Press Releases

WIFS of Northeast Florida hosts a discussion on Business Ownership Success

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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”

Announcements, In the Community

Help Save a Life

Women in Insurance & Financial Services supports its colleagues at NAIFA in their Blood Drive


 Donating blood costs you nothing except a little bit of your time!
Please, save a life by signing up for NAIFA’s next drive:

Thursday, December 18, 2014
9:00 AM until 1:00 PM
Liberty Center
7077 Bonneval Road, Jacksonville, FL 32216

Please help us stay on time and organized by securing your appointment.

Please bring along your government issued ID. Process takes about an hour, eat a light meal before you donate, and be prepared to update all your current contact information.

If you have any questions about donating blood, please contact the The Blood Alliance at (888) 447-1479 or visit the website at If you have any questions about the blood drive, please contact Alicia Burst at or (904) 332-8100.

BloodWhy Give Blood?
Every day patients in southern region of the United States need blood transfusions to recover from illness and injury. Our goal is to collect about 350 pints daily to meet these patient needs.
We hope you will join us by giving the Gift of Life – a blood donation!

Announcements, In the Community, National News, Socials

WIFS Virtual 5K-Imagine the Cure & Financial Fitness 5K TWO FOR ONE!

WIFS Northeast Florida invites you to participate in TWO races=ONE 5K on ONE day

WIFS Virtual 5K & Financial Fitness 5K

September 13th, 8am Fletcher Park San Marco

WIFS NEFL will be running one race and participating in two, so join us! Sign up for both races and meet at 7:30 at Fletcher Park in San Marco to run one! 

Shirts-WIFS NEFL shirts will be available and we encourage all participants to support their chapter by purchasing a shirt!  (The shirt will be great for conference too!!)  The color is not this exact green (but similar), they are dry weave and come in women’s sizes of S, M, L & XL.  The front will have the small WIFS logo and the back with have the large WIFS logo with the outline of FL.  If you are interested please reply and we will send you an invoice through paypal but you have to place your order by Friday, otherwise it will be first come first served on the additional sizes ordered. The cost is approximately $20 (but may be less!)  Thanks to August Signs & Kim Walsky for hooking us up! 904-910-4567 They create custom banners, signs, stickers, magnetics, wrap vehicles, shirts, etc. 

Register for both races or register for one either way join WIFS NEFL to support the causes:

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month so join WIFS and participate in this fun virtual run with a portion of your registration will be donated to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, a special organization focusing on research that leads to a cure for this disease.  This is a virtual race, so run or walk wherever you are, on your own or with other WIFS members and friends. You can even complete the race on a treadmill. Each participant should record and email your time to  Share your training with the tag #imaginethecure.  Map your own course, you can run anywhere and everywhere!  Everyone is welcome to join!  $39.95; this cost includes a medal to share your accomplishment and a portion will go to our charity, the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Each participant will receive a special Imagine the Cure medal to honor your completion of this exciting run. Medals will be presented at our annual conference October 22-25, Imagine the Future. If you do not attend the National conference, you will receive your medal via mail in early November.  Contest for most spirited chapter, most participation and much more!

FPA is proud to announce the 5th annual Financial Fitness 5K to support Real$ense United Way & Family Foundations.