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!


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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February Social – Dressing For Success

Dress for Success

Come join us!

  The Northeast Florida Chapter of

Women in Insurance & Financial Services

 Is pleased to invite you to a Night of Fashion and Style 

Monday, February 23, 2015

BlackFinn Ameripub

The Markets at Town Center

4840 Big Island Drive #05, Jacksonville, FL 32226

Phone: (904) 345-3466

5:45-7:45 PM 

Anita Tomberlin Cummins, fashion stylist, will be presenting a program of styling trends and fashion advice for the busy professional woman.

Network with other professional women and enjoy a program geared to help you dress to impress.

Feel free to bring a few garments from your current wardrobe and you can shop for new items to compliment them for an updated look.

Clothing samples are available and personal orders will be placed.

Expert fitting will be provided.

Get up-to-date on your work and play wardrobe.

Come prepared to have fun and wear a camisole so you can try on clothes.

You can preview the clothing line at: http//

$10 for WIFS Members/$15 for Guests for registration in advance.

Additional $5 charge at the door.

The price include appetizers and 2 drinks: domestic drafts & house wines

Announcements, Press Releases, Socials

2015 Board Appointments

2015 Board2

Jacksonville, FL – December 1, 2014….. As it enters its fourth year in Jacksonville, Florida, Women in Insurance & Financial Services of Northeast Florida is pleased to announce the following appointments to its Board:

1. Cheryl Canzanella, LUTCF – Chairperson of the Board
2. Tara Showalter, CFP®, CRPC, JD – President
3. Christina Loddo Epstein – President Elect
4. Amelia Hough Henderson, Esq. – Secretary
5. Lorraine Dorsa FCA, MAAA, MSPA, EA, CEBS,
6. Lynda Graves
7. Jeanne Peterson, CFP®, LUTCF, CLTC.
8. Lisa Pilgrim, CPA, MBA
9. Grace Staten – Treasurer

New Appointments:
10. Rebecca Brothers
11. Angela Brown
12. Julie Chancellor
13. Christina Kelcourse, Esq, CFP®, CRPC
14. K.C. Padget

“WIFS of NEFL will continue its mission to develop and advance women in the industry, and I am proud that we have accomplished a lot in this regard since the establishment of our local chapter,” said Chairperson of the Board, Cheryl Canzanella. “We offer a robust agenda for learning, development and networking on a local and national level and this includes a mentorship program available to women at all stages of their careers,” said Canzanella.

The Board announced that Lisa Pilgrim, who will stay on the Northeast Florida Board, is stepping down as its Treasurer, and instead, is stepping into the role of Deputy Treasurer of the National Board. Michele Haskell who held a previous Board position concluded her term effective October 31, 2014. Continue reading “2015 Board Appointments”