Orange Park, FL (PressExposure) May 07, 2007 -- On April 26, 2002, seven women of Clay County, FL, had the desire to form an organization to provide professional women with business to business opportunities through a supportive network of members. Thus the organization of Clay Women in Business was formed. The founding members were:
Dr. Stephanie Mapp, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Diane Hutchings, Prudential Financial (Financial Advisor) Marty Whitney, Artist Dr. Kristin Burke, Family Chiropractor Sue Campbell, Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery Brooke Spitzer, Reel Tan Salon Annette Wheeler, Inspired Designs
On the fifth anniversary, Clay Women in Business is 39 members strong and growing monthly. One objective of these women is to create a strong alliance in business to increase opportunities for professional and personal growth by sharing referrals, expertise, and experience. There is only one person per business category admitted for membership. The organization meets on the second and fourth Friday of every month for lunch unless otherwise scheduled. On occasion they hold special evening events throughout the year open to the public.
The effectiveness of the organization is apparent by some of its memberâs testimonies:
ââI have been able to benefit in many ways. I was new to the area last year, so meeting all these women has supplied me with great business contacts and resources. (I have an eye doctor now, an attorney to help me do my will, financial planner, and the list goes on.) Also, many of the members have started utilizing my services for their petâs healthcare and are also referring their friends and neighbors to me. Some of these people have turned into some of our best clients. I think the largest benefit is the support that you receive from the group as a whole.â
Coral Turman, DVM, Creekside Animal Hospital
ââCWIB has been an excellent avenue for me to bring Orange Park Medical Center's message to the powerful women in business in Clay County. And the membership of this group has been very supportive of the hospital."
Jill Buie, Community and Public Relations, Orange Park Medical Center
Another objective of Clay Women in Business is to develop and maintain a supportive network among their members through mutual understanding, esteem, and good fellowship. In furthering this objective, CWIB invites any business women who have an interest in the association to visit their Open House on June 5, 2007, at 5pm, at Ameris Bank located at 1775 Eagle Harbor Parkway in Fleming Island. The event is open to the public to experience the association.
For additional information on this association, contact Rebecca Hucks, President of Clay Women in Business at 904-272-4668 or visit www.claywomen.com [http://www.claywomen.com].