Tallahassee Woman Magazine luncheon ‘fires up’ local business women

The 2nd annual Women Who Mean Business Community  Luncheon  was hosted by the Tallahassee Woman Magazine at the Four Points by Sheraton Jan. 28.

The intimate two hour networking banquet allowed for guests to work the entire event. The scaled down event help benefit the women of the community by helping create priceless business contacts.

The size of the event did not burn out their determination. Every person in the room was engaged with one another. The guest list of more than 80 partook in passing forward goods and services.

Heather Thomas Editor in Chief of Tallahassee Woman Magazine expressed the significance business women in the community.

“Women in particular, we have this creative entrepreneurship passion whether it’s creating something we can sell or creating something that we want to inspire people with,” said Thomas.

One attendee, Meg Wu, an international student from China studying graphic design at Florida State University and a design strategist intern for JH Creative., said she thoroughly enjoyed her first networking event because of the personal and business insight she gained from other successful women. She also introduced her company’s services to attendees.

“I made a lot of connections, and even though there was a slight language barrier, I enjoyed spending time speaking with attendees and introducing myself to numerous professional women of the community,” Wu said.said Wu, a design strategist intern for JH Creative.

Luncheon guests mingled while visiting vendors who offered makeup samples, sweet treats, clothing give-a-ways, and sign ups for various webinars being offered.

Jennifer Stinson, an advertising sales representative of Tallahassee Woman Magazine, attended the luncheon last year as well. She said she enjoyed the fact that the event was kept small.

“You never know who is going to be here, so it’s fresh and new every time you come,” Stinson said.

After the network lounge time, guests were led to a catered lunch. Featured guest speaker Michelle Newell, president and CEO of Innovative Edge Consulting Inc., concluded.  

She urged business women to continue to build their power team by learning how each generational era connects with society.

Newell believed that the ultimate boost to implementing one’s vision and mission is understanding the role of Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y individuals in the market place.

Kim Rosier, Publisher of Tallahassee Woman Magazine look forward to plans to keep the annual networking luncheon fresh and exciting for the next group of  local business women to enjoy.

“We want people to say ohhh this was better than the last thing and not be like anybody else and that’s our goal,” said Rosier.

This was a fun event for the Tallahassee community. With the completion of a second year and a second sale out every business woman should anticipate the next new and creative opportunity.