As a unique organization of “sisters”, SWAT Networking-Successful Women Aligning Together selects a special member to be recognized as a “woman of the month”. At the April SWAT Meeting, held at the Venezia Hotel, they selected Helen Volonakis of Venice. Formerly an Administrator at the Department of Integrative Medicine and Continuum Center for Health and Healing at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, she is now a Professional Organizer using her administrative skills to help people and companies de-clutter and organize. As the only recognized organizer in the area by the National Association of Professional Organizers, she has been recognized as an expert in her field. At the May meeting, on May 11th, Helen will be the guest speaker. She will speak about how she can help with some of the most common problems that entrepreneurs and business owners face on a daily basis. The meeting will be sponsored by Lori Devine of Fairway Funding Group. SWAT Networking is an organization for women in business to gather and connect. It is a unique, women’s only “Sisterhood” of professional women. SWAT Networking opened in Bradenton, Florida in 2010 by Founder and CEO, Dr. Robyn Spirtas.
The idea of having a women’s only networking group sparked an interest in Manatee County and expanded rapidly. “From bankers to attorney’s; skin care to nails; doctors to acupuncturists, SWAT Networking attracts all levels of women in business” states Dr. Spirtas. Since the inception, SWAT Networking has grown to seven lunchtime chapter meetings. Executive Director, Deborah Gerard of First Impressions with Touchtone Crystals states “I have never seen such an amazing group of women. We truly support and care about one another”.
Meetings are currently held in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Manasota, Anna Maria Island, Parrish, Brandon and Venice. Be part of a growing group of dynamic women that want to support one another in business as well as in personal growth and development. Network and build relationships, meet other professional women, learn marketing techniques, make contacts and build your business. Dr. Spirtas, affectionately known as “Dr. Robyn” claims that guests are always welcome at SWAT and encourages everyone to bring business cards, flyers, brochures and other promotional materials to the meeting. Log on to www.swatnetworking.com to find locations, sign up for the meeting evites and to get the latest newsletter.
RSVP to the lunch- $14 members; $19 guests. Come meet warm, welcoming, loving people! ALL business types are welcome. Join an organization of Successful Women Aligning Together! The Venice area meeting is held the second Thursday of every month. Contact, Vicki Rollo of Heart’s Desire Mobile fashion Boutique, the chapter’s Director at firstname.lastname@example.org