NAPW Minneapolis-St. Paul Local Chapter Showed Contributions to Local and National Charities

Garden City, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2012

The NAPW Minneapolis-St. Paul Local Chapter gathered on May 15th at 3:30pm for their monthly professional networking meeting at 3 Tiers Bakery. The Chapter discussed their new referral program and ways to stay active within the community and around the globe.

Sabra Brown, Minneapolis-St. Paul Local Chapter President, kicked off the meeting by welcoming all attendees and asked members to network and introduce themselves .

First to speak was Sabra Brown , who is the Chief of Public Affairs for the 934th Airlift Wing. Her unit is the only Air Force Reserve wing in the state and is host to approximately 5,000 Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Reservists, and the Air National Guard.

Faith Richardson works for the Nacel Open Door. Faith’s organization places foreign exchange students in American homes. This cultural exchange program supports over 4,000 students and families, coming from more than 20 countries.

Kris Pearson is Realtor Senior Advisor for Keller Williams Integrity Realty Lakes. Her specialty is helping seniors sell their homes when they have to move to a senior living community.

Cindy Miller is the Owner of Mystic Bookkeeping. Cindy’s skills and area of expertise are in nonprofit, bookkeeping, and consulting. She joined NAPW-MSP to meet with like-minded, professional women who could offer advice on work/life issues.

Genevieve Frazier is an insurance agent with Maguire Agency in Minnesota.

Karen Miller is an Associate Director of Partners in Prevention-Reducing Heart Attack and Stroke in Minnesota at the University of Minnesota.

Sabra Brown described the networking and continuing education opportunities NAPW offers. She also discussed the member benefits of being a part of NAPW , such as the free or discounted seminars and training courses throughout the Twin Cities.

“The NAPW National Networking Conference will be a great opportunity for Minneapolis chapter members to network with some influential women in business and leadership positions,” said Sabra. “ There will be influential women speakers at the conference such as Sara Blakley who is the Founder of Spanx, and Star Jones who is an actress, advocate , and the spokeswoman for NAPW.”

The group conveyed interest in attending women’s fundraising events such as breast cancer awareness walks and domestic violence fundraising lunches. The Chapter is currently looking for a volunteer to head up that program withing NAPW-MSP. Sabra relayed to the group that any volunteers should coordinate with the president.

Members are encouraged to use the NAPW-MSP FaceBook, Twitter, and Linked In accounts to

post information about upcoming events or news.

The Chapter will continue to collect clothing for Ready For Success, a locally managed organization that collects business attire for Minnesota and St. Paul women who need help with professional clothing.

“We will continue to collect DVDs and magazines to send to deployed military personnel in Southwest Asia at every meeting to help those in need,” said Sabra.

These will then be sent by mail. They have already adopted one female military member and will look at “adopting” more as funds and donations allow.

The group discussed the new Refer-A-Friend program locally. If an NAPW member refers a friend and they sign up, they will receive a Metro Dining Club card worth hundreds of dollars in discounted and free meals at participating restaurants throughout the Twin Cities.

Upcoming meetings were discussed and their next Simply Networking event is to be held June’s meeting is to be hold on June 6th at 10:00-11:00am at Skywater located at 1001 Marquette Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403 MN) from 5-6pm. July’s meeting is to be held on July 14th at 10:00-11:00am at Good Earth located at 70th and France, The Galleria, Edina MN 55435.

Kris Pearson won the TV drawing for this month’s door prize, which consisted of a gift certificate to 3 Tiers Bakery.

Sabra Brown thanked everyone for attending and encouraged women to bring a friend to the next meeting.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is the largest and most recognized network of female professionals. NAPW provides a forum where women can interact, exchange ideas, educate, network, and empower. NAPW Local Chapters allow members to maximize their experience through meetings, networking opportunities, and professional events.

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