Friday, August 31, 2018

Friend's Friday - Women In Business Tea

Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday  I attended my Local Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business Annual Tea. There were about 250 women business owners and business involved women in attendance. We had a full afternoon tea.  I mingled,  passed out business cards and had an overall lovely afternoon. Here is the mission for this group:

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization with approximately 1,000 business members, and the vast majority of our funding is secured through the private sector. We have evolved into a “knowledge broker,” connecting businesses with prospective clients. The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce seeks to be an invaluable partner in increasing our business members’ bottom line. Business is still about relationship building, and understanding this basic principle is the foundation for developing programs, special events and social functions at the Chamber.

I was invited to join and because of the networking opportunities, I am strongly considering it. I am a member of two other business networking groups and see the advantages. The conversation at my table was interesting and I love how women support each other in this environment. This afternoon was definitely fun.  We all exchanged cards.

Also attending was a friend from a another Palm Beach networking group where we both are members. We were both happy to see someone we knew, however I did quickly make friends at my table. At my table were several women in Palm Beach private banking and two independent financial advisers. 

In keeping with the afternoon "Tea" theme, the guest speaker was the very British, John Browne. A former Conservative Member of Parliament and Vice President of the UK Independence Party that triggered and won Brexit. Interesting in that I knew John for one of my other business groups. He provided a most interesting program that helped us all to understand the relationship between the monarchy (current queen) and the working of the British system of government. So different from ours and I never knew the power she yields. A super interesting program and afternoon. 


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