Launch Party for 2009 at Mangroves SoHo
We had our launch party on May 6, 2009 at Mangroves SoHo www.mangroves-restaurants.com. It was a lovely evening full of networking, delicious food and determined women ready to make a difference in the Tampa Bay area! Both of the owners of Mangroves, Debbie and Sam, are continued supporters of non-profits/charities and always a pleasure to collaborate with. We have had the honor to work with Mangroves on several occasions for fundraisers, networking functions, and celebrations. The events they put on are always effacious and marvelous with top-notch service, food, and atmosphere. A special “thank you!” to Mangroves for all of your continued support and accommodations for our meetings/fundraisers! We appreciate all that you do!
For the launch party, we had two guest speakers and encouraged the attendees to mingle amongst each other to make business and personal connections. We had a representative from Dress for Success www.dressforsuccess.org discuss the importance of this local non-profit organization. We also collected donations of business casual attire to give to the local Dress for Success affiliate. Angela Harwell, Mrs. Florida United America www.angelabharwell.com also conveyed the importance of volunteering and giving back to the local community. She is involved with several non-profit organizations (too many to list!) and is a role model to all women!
Thank you to all of the attendees, new members, and continued supporters!