Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Location: Willibrew – 967 Main St., Willimantic
Cost: $20 member | $25 non-member – includes lunch
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
This month: Speaker
Fany D. Hannon – Director of PRLACC (Puerto Rican, Latin American Cultural Center), UCONN
Topic: Diversity, what does that mean? Connecting with a diverse community.
Fany D. Hannon, a native of Honduras came to the United States when she was 20 years old. Fany did not speak, write, or read English. A strong believer in the power of self-motivation, perseverance and drive; Fany enrolled in ESL classes at Miami Dade College. Fany fulfilled her dream of pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies and a minor in Brazilian Studies from Smith College. In 2006, she was admitted as a graduate student in the HESA program. She learned about different sub-populations of college students and became very passionate about learning and working specifically with underrepresented groups, student development and leadership, and peer-mentoring
The Chamber of Commerce, Windham Region, hosts monthly networking luncheons for women entrepreneurs and business leaders. This is a fantastic opportunity for women to meet each other, exchange business leads, share professional experiences and share information about their companies.
This event is the second Tuesday of each month and started as a networking group for women entrepreneurs and professionals. The luncheon will now include professional development opportunities. One month there will be networking and referral building, the next month there will be a speaker on a business related topic and the next month will be a facilitated group discussion on a topic chosen for personal, professional or business growth. The luncheon is $20 for members and $25 for non-members and includes lunch.
Guests must register in advance no less than 24 hours in advance of the meeting. We will not registrations any later than noon on the Monday before the event. You can register thru our www.WindhamChamber.com or by calling the office with a credit card at 860-423-6389.
Format for the luncheon can be expected as follows for 2017: January Networking, February – Speaker, March – Discussion, April -Networking, May – Speaker, June – Discussion, July – Networking, August – Speaker, September – Discussion, October – Networking, November – Speaker, December – Discussion
Sponsors: Anyone wishing to sponsor the luncheon may do so for $50 each week. In addition to promotion in our e-newsletter and website, your sponsor-ship allows you the opportunity to make a 10 minute presentation about your business to the group. There will be a maximum of 2 sponsors per week.