The annual SWAT Sister celebration was amazing!! Bitter cold and very wet, but amazing. I had such an awesome time. So much love and admiration going around.Thank you so much to everyone who attended. Congrats to all the award winners- Michele Tanner - Heart Award, Shawna Hicks Cranston - Most Valuable Sister Award, Melissa Sinkler- Sparkle Award, Kristin Wolfrum- The blossom Award, Sylvia Jones- Warrior Award and Betsy Plante- Humanitarian Award! Thank you to Shannon McMahan of Shannon McMahan Designer Portraits and Photography www.shannonmcmahan.com for taking amazing photos! Here are just a few...
Congratulations to Betty Burton, Life Coach with Optavia for being selected 'Woman of the Year'.
and exciting news! Our charity recipient was SWAT Sister. Melissa Wandall with The Mark Wandall Foundation serving children and teens in grief.
Important announcements!! Remember Bradenton SWAT is now meeting at Connect Bradenton. It is downtown. Parking is in the rear. Overflow is across the street in the parking garage.
Do you have an event coming up that you would like publicized for free? Got an expo, speaking engagement, open house? Send me all the details (text only) to firstname.lastname@example.org I will get it on the SWAT website and also on our announcement pages for the meetings.
SWAT sisters are here for you. Just reach out and let us know that you need some extra support. That is what makes us special, we are a sisterhood. If you need a referral or recommendation, if you need prays or a hug, if you need support, we are here for you. If you need more business, try promoting on our private FB group and make sure you schedule a sit-down with ME!
And a perk of membership!! We now have a "Featured SWAT Member" on the home page of the SWAT Networking website. If you do not have a photo on your profile and you are selected as the featured member, it will not show your photo. Please go to www.swatnetworking.com, log in and then update your profile. Make sure your photo, logo, description, etc is updated! Call me if you need help.
Posting in our SWAT Fb groups is always a good idea. Here's a tip- Decide the best place for your post-- please choose one group only. It is for the entire organization? Post in the SWAT Networking group. Just for one area? Post in the area group such as LWR SWAT. No need to post in multiple groups. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Look at this list of new and renewing members this month!
New and Renewing Members!
Lori Anderson with Moore, Fowinkle, Schroer Insurance Agency
Kathi Bahler with Meleleuca the Wellness Company
Patricia Light with the PANDORA Store @ UTC
Avery Holder with Hometown News, USA
Brenda Green, Cannabis Theory’s
Terri Ayers with Made 4U By Terri Sue
Laurel James with Bring In Nature Interiors
Tammy Daum with Team Excell
Pam Giordano with CareNet Manaosta
Bethany Lynch, Brittney Hoogland and Janet Bell
with American Cancer Society
Brenda McGowan with Navigator Kitchens & Cabinets
Holly Lutz with League of Women Voters of Manatee County
Marie Avery Withers with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Sally Ullman with Sally Ullman Photography
Anne Harrison with A. K. Harrison Designs
Shawneen Burkes with Keller Williams
Joy Hamm with Initial Outfitters
Rebecca Compton with Dignity Memorial
April Dacas with Len's Roofing
Jen Robb with Excelerate Digital
Please help me welcome our newest SWAT team members, Ellen Norcott with BriannaLeigh Designs
Angie Marinacci with Axiom Bank
Mary Roberts with The Haven
Thank you ladies!
Congrats to Elizabeth Cranston, our SWAT Ambassador (Shawna's daughter) for being honored with a 'Servants Heart Award' from The Blessing Bags Project MLK Day Event at Painting with a Twist.
Thank you to our entire SWAT Team. Without you, we would never be where we are. And thank you to our wonderful Directors,
Our Executive Director, Deb Gerard (First Impressions)
Bradenton - Alice Rothbauer (Mary Kay)
Venice - Sylvia Jones (Send Out Cards)
Manasota - Christy Jeffries (European Wax Center)
LWR -Shawna Hicks Cranston (PostNet of LWR)
Sun City -Chel Cartmill (Divorce Wellness Coach) AMI- Janice Teeter (JMTeeter & Associates)
Parrish - Melissa Sinkler (Detweiller's Gas/ Mobile Air)
Bring your daughter, niece, granddaughter, to any SWAT meeting. Members bringing young ladies, 16 and under, may pay at the member rate of $14.00. We loving having young ladies at the meeting. We are ready to help the next generation! So bring your future SWATTERS
There are many wonderful events coming up. Our SWAT Sisters are involved in fundraisers, networking events, open houses and more!
Please try to join us for a meeting this month!! And don't forget to RSVP. Cancellations made within 48 hours of a meeting will be invoiced/charged, as guarantees are made to the venue. All member "walk- ins" will be charged at the visiting SWAT Sister rate of $17.00. Payment in advance is expected and appreciated. If you are paying by credit card or PayPal, fees will apply.
Special Kudos to SWAT Sisters-
Shana Rosenthal on becoming a US Citizen!
Shana, we are proud of you.
Tami Goudy with Veritas! Pest Management and the West Bradenton Crime Watch for winning the Anna Maria Island Trolley Grant award for the 4th year.
Betsy Plante with The Blessing Bags Project for being named
"Person of the Year" by Sarasota Post
Tanisha Cliatt with the Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce on being selected
to be this year's Mistress of Ceremony at the NAACP MLK Breakfast
Elizabeth Turk with RomanticVows.com won the Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award!
Glenna Tanner with Glenna on the Go Travel for being selected by the
Sun City Center Area Chamber as Ambassador of the Year.
Are you a new member? Join us!
The New Member Mentoring Mixer is held once a month on the 1st Monday of each month. It is a great way to fast track your connections, build bonds with other like minded SWAT Sisters and learn some valuable and proven networking tips specific to SWAT. For more information, contact Welcome Ambassador, Shana Rosenthal at email@example.com
1) Send in announcements about fundraisers, open houses and events!
2) Post reminders, specials, etc. on a SWAT facebook group page.
3) Make appointments with other SWAT Sisters for one to one time.
4) Support and attend other SWAT Sister's events.
5) Go to a New Member Mentoring Mixer and get acquainted with new-comers.
6) Come to meetings!!
7) Invite a few sisters to come to your place of business
8) Host a SWAT sister open house
7) Let us know if you need prayers or help!
How about Sponsoring a SWAT Meeting?
It is a great way to spotlight your business and allows your S.W.A.T. sisters to get to know a little bit more about who you are and what you do. With just a little planning and prep work, you can jump-start your networking opportunities and friendships. 5 minute ($50) or 10 minute ($100) spots available. Contact the Director of the Chapter for more info...
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