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Pensacola Business Radio: Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast Series-Guest: Dr. Kennedy / Assistant Vice President and Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of West Florida

Dr. Kennedy
Assistant Vice President and Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of West Florida.
She provides leadership and oversight to Counseling and Psychological Services, Recreation and Sports Services, Student Health Services, Wellness Services, and holds the status of Chief Mental Health Officer at the University.  She completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at George Mason University.  She received her license as a Psychologist in 2000.  She has taught both at UWF and Niagara University and presented continuing education workshops on issues such as Work-life Balance and Treatment of Trauma.  Inspired by the book
Lean In she began a women’s professional development and support meeting for staff, faculty and graduate student employees at UWF in 2014.  

Kolleen Chesley

Founding Director/Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast

Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast is an organic networking and professional development not-for-profit started in 2004. Our mission is to promote, advance and improve women in business.

We execute our mission in three ways:
1. Monthly FREE networking meetings for women in both Pensacola and Gulf Breeze.
2. Annual Pursue Your Passion conference featuring nationally recognized keynote speaker along with presentations by several local community leaders, an exciting experience hall, speed learning, and other interactive activities. (sponsor opportunities available).
3. Quarterly printed full-color magazine with in-depth interview articles of successful Gulf Coast women, educational content articles and membership spotlights.

See our website www.powerfulwomengulfcoast.com and our Facebook pages for more information.

Email kolleen@powerfulwomengulfcoast.com to connect!

Pensacola Business Radio: Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast Series: Guests-Murphy Werx-Benjamin and Cherylyn Murphy

Benjamin and Cherylyn Murphy / MurphyWerx Productions

MurphyWerx Productions is a Southern US video production and photography company specializing in outdoor & commercial productions, including licensed FAA drone cinematography. Husband and wife team Benjamin and Cherylyn Murphy operate as the primary cinematographer and photographer respectively and they love working alongside passionate businesses that are looking to connect with their audience.
While playing with photography throughout his early 20’s, Benjamin didn’t immediately fall in love with being behind a camera until he started shooting more video. He primarily serves as MurphyWerx Productions Director. When he is not producing his own video, you can often find him working alongside larger production crews. When not out filming, Benjamin can be found flying his drone or exploring the outdoors either on foot or by boat.
Cherylyn’s passion for photography came about through her involvement in auto-cross and car shows with performance vehicles in her 20’s. Since then, her dedication to always be growing has given her the opportunity to create some amazing work for such brands as Better Built Toolboxes, MarineMax, and Wyndham Resorts. Cherylyn’s passion for growing doesn’t stop with her photography, she’s also actively involved in community organizations in addition to having a huge love for the outdoors.

 

Kolleen Edwards Chesley has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and spent the majority of her career as a financial advisor. In that role, Kolleen was responsible for finding her own clients and quickly learned the value of networking, networking, and even more networking. It was in 2004 and during her sales career that she, along with two other professional business women met for lunch with the purpose of helping to motivate each other after Hurricane Ivan had blown through our area and changed not only the physical landscape of the area, but also impacted the business landscape as well. Out of that lunch was born what is now a thriving not-for-profit organization for business women.

Kolleen currently serves full-time as the Founding Director of what was originally called Women’s Business Lunch and is now known as Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast. The organization advocates a culture of confidence building, lifelong learning, collaboration, empowering others and a spirit of charitable giving. The mission of Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast is to promote, advance and improve women in business and the organization accomplishes these in a number of different ways.

–             Monthly networking meetings in Pensacola and Gulf Breeze. These are open to all women and free to attend. We run a structured meeting with open networking, an educational segment, a sponsor presentation, an opportunity to hear about the businesses of all attendees, and a whole lot of fun. We frequently hear from attendees that these meeting are chock full of value and a great way to build new relationships to help support their businesses.

–             Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast Magazine. We are in our third year of production of the magazine and our goal is for this to be a quarterly publication. Each edition features interviewees of local successful leaders in business who share their honest thoughts on leadership, success, obstacles, and inspiration as it relates to women in business. We also include other articles on leadership, networking, and other skill development. It is geared for anyone in business or looking for business motivation and tips.

–             Annual Pursue Your Passion Women’s conference. To help celebrate National Business Women’s Week, we hold a full day conference during the third week of October along with several other events leading up to the conference. We feature a national keynote speaker, several local successful leaders in business, along with Speed Networking, an Experience Hall, structured and unstructured networking exercises and plenty of laughter, relationship building and excitement. Our attendees are not only motivated by the conference but they leave with tangible tips they can take back and implement in their businesses to lead them to success.

–             Power Up Challenge is a 12 week educational series where we hold classes once a week for an hour and a half focused around four main areas of business: Networking, Marketing, Business Efficiency, and Sales Skills. Open to men and women and all classmates (whether they attend in person or not) receive the full audio recording of each class along with class notes, expanded notes, and extra resources. Classes are affordable and attendees are elated with the amount and quality of the information that is shared.

–             Women in Leadership radio podcast show – sponsored by Pensacola Business Radio X. We hold shows twice a month and bring in mostly women but some men for in-depth interviews. Interviewees share their advice on topics such as mentoring, keys to success, time management tools, personal mantras and favorite inspirations, and what men can do to help support women in business.

Membership in Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast is also available. Contact kolleen@powerfulwomengulfcoast.com for more information or visit our website at powerfulwomengulfcoast.com or Facebook at Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast.

 

Pensacola Business Radio: Spotlight Episode-Santa Rosa County Chamber Community Foundation

We were joined by fellow board members for the unveiling of the new building project for the Chamber!!


Steve Rhodes
Chairman of the Board
Gulf Power Company

Ed Carson
Chair-Elect
Carson Construction, Inc.

Tiffany Sullivan, P.A.
Past Chair
LegalShield Independent Associate

Claude Duvall
Treasurer
Fast Cash ATM Services

Sharon Pitts
Secretary
Kelly Services

Bruce Baker
Board Member
RE/MAX Infinity

Kevin Brown
Board Member

Nancy Connelly
Board Member
The First, A National Banking Association

Rhett Fendley
Board Member
Premier Wealth Management Partners

Jason Kimbrell
Board Member
West Florida Hospital

Lisa McKenzie Dampier
Board Member
McKenzie Motor Company

Terry Miller
Board Member
Edward Jones Investments

Lee Parker
Board Member
Affordable Insurance Solutions/USA Benefits Group

Rick Paschall
Board Member
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

Danny L. “Scotty” Scott
Board Member
DLOS, Inc.

JoAnn Sisson
Board Member
Navy League Santa Rosa Council

Robin Vickers
Board Member
University of Florida, WFREC

Anna Weaver
Board Member
United Bank Mortgage Services

Brian Watkins
Board Member Ex Officio
City of Milton

Todd Bahlau
Board Member Ex Officio
NAS Whiting Field

Tina Stewart
Board Member Ex Officio
Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office
Founded in 1937
Mission
The Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce provides the catalyst for businesses to connect and thrive under the motto “Serving Our Members – Enriching Our Community”

Pensacola Business Radio- Women in Leadership Series brought to you by Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast-Guests: Jenny Muller and Kristine Rushing

Jenny Muller, owner of the Painting With a Twist Pensacola studio!

Jenny’s professional background is in accounting and small business management. She and her husband, Brad owned and operated an Electrical Wholesale Supply for 35 years in the New Orleans area. Jenny loves the beach and when an opportunity to showcase a fun side of her personality opened up in a beach town along with her knowledge of business operations, Jenny couldn’t let that pass by. Currently, Jenny and Brad split their time between Pensacola and their home in Louisiana.

Kristine Rushing/Beck Partners

Beck Partners Holdings provides Commercial Real Estate and Insurance services. It’s affiliates are Beck Partners Insurance and Beck Partners CRE. Beck Partners Insurance specializes in Commercial & Personal Lines products and Risk Management  Programs for various industries. Beck Partners CRE are specialists in Commercial Real Estate and Property Management services. We have offices in Pensacola, Tallahassee and Mobile.

Specialization in Commercial Insurance business analysis, risk management, contractual recommendations & requirements, program negotiations in all commercial industries and risk management implementation.

Developed and implemented organizational processes including organizational workflow, hiring practices and employee development programs that has a track record of efficiency and profitability with long term objectives in positioning the organization for growth and sustainability.

Kolleen Edwards Chesley has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and spent the majority of her career as a financial advisor. In that role, Kolleen was responsible for finding her own clients and quickly learned the value of networking, networking, and even more networking. It was in 2004 and during her sales career that she, along with two other professional business women met for lunch with the purpose of helping to motivate each other after Hurricane Ivan had blown through our area and changed not only the physical landscape of the area, but also impacted the business landscape as well. Out of that lunch was born what is now a thriving not-for-profit organization for business women.

Kolleen currently serves full-time as the Founding Director of what was originally called Women’s Business Lunch and is now known as Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast. The organization advocates a culture of confidence building, lifelong learning, collaboration, empowering others and a spirit of charitable giving. The mission of Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast is to promote, advance and improve women in business and the organization accomplishes these in a number of different ways.

–             Monthly networking meetings in Pensacola and Gulf Breeze. These are open to all women and free to attend. We run a structured meeting with open networking, an educational segment, a sponsor presentation, an opportunity to hear about the businesses of all attendees, and a whole lot of fun. We frequently hear from attendees that these meeting are chock full of value and a great way to build new relationships to help support their businesses.

–             Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast Magazine. We are in our third year of production of the magazine and our goal is for this to be a quarterly publication. Each edition features interviewees of local successful leaders in business who share their honest thoughts on leadership, success, obstacles, and inspiration as it relates to women in business. We also include other articles on leadership, networking, and other skill development. It is geared for anyone in business or looking for business motivation and tips.

–             Annual Pursue Your Passion Women’s conference. To help celebrate National Business Women’s Week, we hold a full day conference during the third week of October along with several other events leading up to the conference. We feature a national keynote speaker, several local successful leaders in business, along with Speed Networking, an Experience Hall, structured and unstructured networking exercises and plenty of laughter, relationship building and excitement. Our attendees are not only motivated by the conference but they leave with tangible tips they can take back and implement in their businesses to lead them to success.

–             Power Up Challenge is a 12 week educational series where we hold classes once a week for an hour and a half focused around four main areas of business: Networking, Marketing, Business Efficiency, and Sales Skills. Open to men and women and all classmates (whether they attend in person or not) receive the full audio recording of each class along with class notes, expanded notes, and extra resources. Classes are affordable and attendees are elated with the amount and quality of the information that is shared.

–             Women in Leadership radio podcast show – sponsored by Pensacola Business Radio X. We hold shows twice a month and bring in mostly women but some men for in-depth interviews. Interviewees share their advice on topics such as mentoring, keys to success, time management tools, personal mantras and favorite inspirations, and what men can do to help support women in business.

Membership in Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast is also available. Contact kolleen@powerfulwomengulfcoast.com for more information or visit our website at powerfulwomengulfcoast.com or Facebook at Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast.

Pensacola Business Radio-Women in Leadership Series Brought to you by Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast w/ Guest Amie Remington

                                                                                                                   

  • Amie Remington is General Counsel for Landrum Human Resource Companies, Inc., which consists of Landrum Companies, Landrum Professional Employer Services, Landrum Consulting, and Landrum Staffing Services.  Combined, these companies serve over 700 clients and 12,000 employees in over 45 states.  

Amie graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Arts from the Honors Program of Florida State University in 1991 and with honors from Florida State University College of Law in 1997.

As General Counsel, Amie advises the Landrum companies on all business and employment-related legal issues.  She is also a regular speaker at national and state-wide events, discussing all aspects of employment law that affect all employers, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the state counterparts to these laws.

Before joining Landrum, Amie was in private practice and represented employers, management and the State of Florida in all types of employment-related matters.  She focused on policy creation, prevention of discrimination and harassment and management education and training, as well as all aspects of employment litigation, including trial and appeal work.

Amie serves on the National Association of Professional Employer Organization’s Legal Advisory Committee and on the Florida Association of Professional Employer Organization’s Board of Directors.  She has published articles in The PEO Insider magazine and in NAPEO’s Legal Updates and Legal Insights.

For more than fifteen years, Amie has served as the Chancellor of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church and regularly provides pro bono legal services to churches, schools and childcare centers throughout the Dioceses of the Central Gulf Coast.

Amie is married to the funniest guy she knows, Scott.  When they aren’t working, Scott and Amie can usually be found on a ball field or at a park with their three loud and rambunctious children, and their beloved Boykin Spaniel, Molly.

 

  • Pensacola6723 Plantation RdPensacola , FL 32504(850) 476-5100(800) 888-0472
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Landrum provides full service human resource services and consulting to businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the United States. We offer a wide variety of HR resource tools to help your business run more efficiently. We offer payroll services, benefits management, unemployment and workers’ compensation management, assistance with employee relations issues, and training. Our priority to is to help you protect and grow your business, so our staff of dedicated HR experts keep you on top of all state and federal employment regulations. Let’s keep the conversation going! Follow us on Facebook (/landrumhr), Twitter (@LandrumHR) and YouTube (/LandrumCompanies).

Specialties

Human Resources Management, Payroll Administraion, Benefits Administration, Workers Compensation Administration, Staffing Services, Employee Recruiting Services, Human Resources Outsourcing

Kolleen Edwards Chesley has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and spent the majority of her career as a financial advisor. In that role, Kolleen was responsible for finding her own clients and quickly learned the value of networking, networking, and even more networking. It was in 2004 and during her sales career that she, along with two other professional business women met for lunch with the purpose of helping to motivate each other after Hurricane Ivan had blown through our area and changed not only the physical landscape of the area, but also impacted the business landscape as well. Out of that lunch was born what is now a thriving not-for-profit organization for business women.

 

Kolleen currently serves full-time as the Founding Director of what was originally called Women’s Business Lunch and is now known as Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast. The organization advocates a culture of confidence building, lifelong learning, collaboration, empowering others and a spirit of charitable giving. The mission of Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast is to promote, advance and improve women in business and the organization accomplishes these in a number of different ways.

–             Monthly networking meetings in Pensacola and Gulf Breeze. These are open to all women and free to attend. We run a structured meeting with open networking, an educational segment, a sponsor presentation, an opportunity to hear about the businesses of all attendees, and a whole lot of fun. We frequently hear from attendees that these meeting are chock full of value and a great way to build new relationships to help support their businesses.

–             Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast Magazine. We are in our third year of production of the magazine and our goal is for this to be a quarterly publication. Each edition features interviewees of local successful leaders in business who share their honest thoughts on leadership, success, obstacles, and inspiration as it relates to women in business. We also include other articles on leadership, networking, and other skill development. It is geared for anyone in business or looking for business motivation and tips.

–             Annual Pursue Your Passion Women’s conference. To help celebrate National Business Women’s Week, we hold a full day conference during the third week of October along with several other events leading up to the conference. We feature a national keynote speaker, several local successful leaders in business, along with Speed Networking, an Experience Hall, structured and unstructured networking exercises and plenty of laughter, relationship building and excitement. Our attendees are not only motivated by the conference but they leave with tangible tips they can take back and implement in their businesses to lead them to success.

–             Power Up Challenge is a 12 week educational series where we hold classes once a week for an hour and a half focused around four main areas of business: Networking, Marketing, Business Efficiency, and Sales Skills. Open to men and women and all classmates (whether they attend in person or not) receive the full audio recording of each class along with class notes, expanded notes, and extra resources. Classes are affordable and attendees are elated with the amount and quality of the information that is shared.

–             Women in Leadership radio podcast show – sponsored by Pensacola Business Radio X. We hold shows twice a month and bring in mostly women but some men for in-depth interviews. Interviewees share their advice on topics such as mentoring, keys to success, time management tools, personal mantras and favorite inspirations, and what men can do to help support women in business.

Membership in Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast is also available. Contact kolleen@powerfulwomengulfcoast.com for more information or visit our website at powerfulwomengulfcoast.com or Facebook at Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast.

 

Pensacola Business Radio: Guests: Kevin and Judi Hogan/ The Ball Hawk, Dannon Byrd / March of Dimes

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Dannon Byrd / March of Dimes

Walk to help more babies be born healthy!


Raised to date:
$2,597
 Our goal: $160,000
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Registration: 9:00AM  |  Start: 10:00 AM
Walk distance: 1.5 miles
Community Maritime Park
301 West Main Street
Pensacola, FL 32502

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We’re getting ready to walk in March for Babies! It promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. There’ll be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends – it’s a great feeling knowing we’re all helping real families. Join our event and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community!
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Kevin and Judi Hogan / The Ball Hawk

Ball Hawk

How the Golf Ball Hawk Came To Be

cropped-kevinKevin Hogan, the inventor of The Golf Ball Hawk, had a problem. He was always looking in his golf bag for his next ball, for he lost quite a few when he was learning to play. Or he was stuffing his pockets and unable to pull the next ball out without removing his glove. And you know the effect that a pocket full of golf balls can have on your swing! So he set out to solve his problem. For almost twenty years he contemplated the idea for having a dispenser that would mount to the top of your golf bag, making your golf balls easily accessible. He went through several designs, made drawings and produced prototypes. Finally, after his wife Judi said, “Now is your time to put this out there!” He made it happen. Selecting the simplest to use design and with the help of some strategic alliances, he finally produced a finished model of what a “real” ball hawk would look, feel and smell like!


Introducing “The Golf Ball Hawk”

double-shot-gb-backgroundWe would like to introduce you to our product “The Golf Ball Hawk”. It is a golf ball dispenser that clips to the top of your golf bag and allows you easy access to your golf balls. No more digging around in the bottom of your bag, or having your pockets stuffed with extra golf balls. Make your game more enjoyable. Use your energy to concentrate on that swing! It will become an indispensable tool that you just won’t want to go out on the course without.


How it works

green-on-bagThe Golf Ball Hawk is very simple to use. To begin, you simply clip it to the top of your golf bag. It is top loading and holds up to four balls, so pop open the top and load it up. To remove a ball from the Golf Ball Hawk you simply lift it slightly at the bottom of the tube and pull it towards you. Out it pops into your hand! You’re now ready to tee up and focus on your shot.

Pensacola Business Radio: Powerful Women Of the Gulf Coast Series-Guest Quint Studer and Hosted by Kolleen Chesley

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Quint Studer is a businessman, a visionary, an entrepreneur, a mentor to many, and extremely dedicated to his community. He has given his life to designing the building blocks for people and organizations that guide them to achieving and sustaining high performance.

Quint Studer is the founder of Studer Group®, a recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Studer Group is an outcomes firm that implements Evidence-Based LeadershipSM systems and practices to help organizations achieve, sustain, and accelerate in service, quality, finance, people, and growth.  For six consecutive years – the last three being in the top 10 – Studer Group has been named one of the Best Small and Medium Workplaces in the United States by Great Place to Work®.  Quint retired from Studer Group in March of 2016 to become a full-time community volunteer to undertake the development, training, and education of the Pensacola Metro Community.

Inc. magazine named Studer its Master of Business, making him the only healthcare leader to have ever won this prestigious award. A consummate teacher and student, Quint was part of the 21st Healthcare Leadership Curriculum Task Force at Harvard Business School. Quint has served as a Board Member at the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). Quint has also served as a Think Tank Panelist in Washington D.C., as Faculty in Residence at George Washington University, and a Guest Professor at Cornell University. In 2014, Quint was recognized as one of the 40 smartest people in health care by Becker’s Magazine. In September of 2014, Quint was the first ever recipient of Modern Healthcare’s Healthcare Marketing Visionary Award.  He also currently serves on the Board of Sacred Heart Health System.


Studer has written and contributed to a number of books including his newest Healing Physician Burnout, released in September 2015.  His first book, Hardwiring Excellence, a Business Week bestseller, is one of the most read leadership books written for healthcare, with more than 700,000 copies in circulation today. Results that Last, written for non-healthcare, hit the Wall Street Journal’s bestseller list of business books.  Some of his other books include 101 Answers to Questions Leaders Ask, offering practical solutions to healthcare leaders; Straight A Leadership, helping organizations execute well in this changing external environment; and A Culture of High Performance, providing leadership skills to perform at a higher level—continuously.  One of his most popular books, The Great Employee Handbook, provides actions employees can take to better their work and life. Just prior to leaving Studer Group Quint released Maximize Performance for education leaders and teachers, to help them create a culture of educational excellence.

Quint and his wife Rishy moved to Pensacola in 1996 and have not been afraid to invest in its future.  They both have been given many awards through their years here in Pensacola.  Of all the awards, one of their most meaningful is the “Ethics Award” by the Gulf Breeze Rotary and the Pensacola Rotary.  Quint was awarded the Pensacola Area Commitment to Excellence (PACE) Award for Community Leader in 2005/2006 for having a ‘true spirit of service.’

They are co-owners of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos minor league baseball team based here in Pensacola, Florida. The team plays in the Southern League and are the Class Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball team. On January 19, 2015, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos announced that two-time Masters Champion Bubba Watson joined Quint and Rishy as co-owner of the team.  With this partnership, Bubba and the Studers hope to create even more memorable experiences for Wahoos fans, cultivate a great place for Wahoos employees to work and, with Bubba’s leadership, gain a more national and international awareness for the Blue Wahoos and the City of Pensacola, Florida.

Quint and Rishy founded the Studer Community Institute in February 2014, a non-profit organization that works with small businesses and sponsors research and development of benchmarks to help communities evaluate and understand the health of local economy, government, and quality of life. The Institute produces fact-based analysis of issues that need to be addressed to move forward.  The two main initiatives Studer Community Institute focus on improving early childhood brain development by creating America’s First Early Learning City, and training small businesses and entrepreneurs in universally recognized best practices and leadership development tools to help grow their business. Quint says he has a human responsibility to act and to do so with a sense of urgency. Quint will always connect his actions back to purpose.

LINKS TO EVENTS

http://studeri.org/training-development/upcoming-events/
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capturing-the-hearts-and-minds-of-employees-reg
istration-30130308564

https://www.facebook.com/events/170596560082813/

 

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Powerful Women Gulf Coast

Founded after Hurricane Ivan, Women’s Business Lunch (WBL) was organized by Kathleen Shoop, Natasha Parvey, and Kolleen Edwards Chesley to provide a venue for women in business to come and share ideas, information, networking contacts, etc to help each other be more successful in business.

In the Fall of 2013, the WBL reorganized and took on the name “Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast” and are a recognized not-for-profit organization.

Meeting information — Like clockwork, we meet for PWGC-Pensacola always on the 1st Friday of every month, always from 11:30-1:00pm, always at the Gulf Coast Kid’s House on 12th Avenue. We also have PWGC-Gulf Breeze, always on the 3rd Friday of every month, always from 11:30-1:00pm, always at the Hampton Inn and Suites, Gulf Breeze. There is no charge to attend our meetings. They are WOMEN ONLY events, so feel free to grab a couple of girlfriends to bring with you and help share the WBL experience!

PWGC EVENTS LINK
https://www.facebook.com/events/221584174953927/

Pensacola Business Radio: Powerful Women Gulf Coast Series-Guests Donna Kirby/Pensacola Blue Wahoos-Vice President, Operations

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Raised in southern California, Donna Kirby relocated to Pensacola in January of 2009, and is proud to call Florida home. Prior to joining the Blue Wahoos’ front office staff, Donna’s career was mainly based in the entertainment industry working for such leaders as Warner Bros, NBC/Universal, and The Walt Disney Company. During her tenure with the Blue Wahoos, Donna has managed several departments including merchandise, community relations, promotions, non-traditional revenue and stadium operations. In her role as vice president of operations, Donna manages an award-winning game day staff and oversees a robust surveying platform that has helped earn the Wahoos the title of #1 Fan Experience in Minor League Baseball. Donna studied Economics at California State University, Long Beach. On her days away from the stadium, Donna enjoys spending time with her dog, Maggie, learning new recipes for vegan cooking and exploring all of the exciting things there are to do along the Florida Gulf Coast.

 

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Powerful Women Gulf Coast

Founded after Hurricane Ivan, Women’s Business Lunch (WBL) was organized by Kathleen Shoop, Natasha Parvey, and Kolleen Edwards Chesley to provide a venue for women in business to come and share ideas, information, networking contacts, etc to help each other be more successful in business.

In the Fall of 2013, the WBL reorganized and took on the name “Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast” and are a recognized not-for-profit organization.

Meeting information — Like clockwork, we meet for PWGC-Pensacola always on the 1st Friday of every month, always from 11:30-1:00pm, always at the Gulf Coast Kid’s House on 12th Avenue. We also have PWGC-Gulf Breeze, always on the 3rd Friday of every month, always from 11:30-1:00pm, always at the Hampton Inn and Suites, Gulf Breeze. There is no charge to attend our meetings. They are WOMEN ONLY events, so feel free to grab a couple of girlfriends to bring with you and help share the WBL experience!

 

Pensacola Business Radio: Powerful Women Gulf Coast Series Ep 4-Guest Spotlight Autumn Beck

Autumn Beck Blackledge / Autumn Beck Blackledge PLLC

Autumn Beck Blackledge  has just started her own firm specializing in Marital and Family law. She is a Pensacola native and graduate of Tate High School.

 Autumn is admitted to practice in Florida (since 2001) and is a Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator. She is also a Certified Collaborative Divorce Attorney.  She was recently selected as a 2014 and 2013 Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star in Family Law.

 Autumn has worked in private practice on both as both plaintiff and defense counsel in the areas of insurance defense, plaintiff’s personal injury, contract disputes, sexual harassment, and other workplace issues. In addition, she has served as Political Action Committee Director and Legislative Counsel for the Florida Chamber of Commerce where she was a lobbyist before the Florida Legislature on business-related issues.

 Prior to joining McDonald Fleming Moorhead, Autumn practiced with the Pensacola law firm of Kerrigan, Estess, Rankin, McLeod and Thomson, LP in plaintiff’s personal injury law.

Autumn was chosen as a 2011 Pensacola Rising Star and is a graduate of Leadership Pensacola . She is also a recently published author of the humorous cookbook, Skinny Ninnie’s Kitchen, which retells the stories of 4 generations of Southern living and comfort food.

Autumn is active in the local community where she serves on the Board of Trustees for the Pensacola Little Theater,  is a member of NAIOP,  Ballet Pensacola Guild Member and actively involved in local political campaigns and politics.  She is the mother of three young children; Irelyn, Bryre, and Covington.

  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Post nuptial Agreements
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody and Time-sharing
  • Paternity
  • Child Support
  • Child Support Modifications
  • Alimony
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Pre-Suit Family Law Mediation

127 Palafox Pl Suite 100, Pensacola, FL 32502
Call 850-466-3115 or email AOB@autumnobeck.com

 

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Founded after Hurricane Ivan, Women’s Business Lunch (WBL) was organized by Kathleen Shoop, Natasha Parvey, and Kolleen Edwards Chesley to provide a venue for women in business to come and share ideas, information, networking contacts, etc to help each other be more successful in business.

In the Fall of 2013, the WBL reorganized and took on the name “Powerful Women of the Gulf Coast” and are a recognized not-for-profit organization.

Meeting information — Like clockwork, we meet for PWGC-Pensacola always on the 1st Friday of every month, always from 11:30-1:00pm, always at the Gulf Coast Kid’s House on 12th Avenue. We also have PWGC-Gulf Breeze, always on the 3rd Friday of every month, always from 11:30-1:00pm, always at the Hampton Inn and Suites, Gulf Breeze. There is no charge to attend our meetings. They are WOMEN ONLY events, so feel free to grab a couple of girlfriends to bring with you and help share the WBL experience!

Pensacola Business Radio: Junior League of Pensacola

Pensacola Business Radio: Junior League of Pensacola

Guests: Theresa Cserep-President & Kristy McDaniel Baia

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WOMEN BUILDINGBETTER COMMUNITIES

Since 1956 our volunteer projects put our members’ time and talents to work to better the lives of children and families in the Pensacola Bay Area. Our members are dedicated to voluntarism and making a difference in the lives of others.

BECOME A MEMBER

How We Make a Difference

The Junior League of Pensacola supports a number of community projects and activities that focus on the needs of children and families in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. The League partners with various local and national family-centered nonprofit agencies to maximize our impact.

Junior Leauge is a charitable organization

The Junior League of Pensacola is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which generates funds through public support and our annual fundraisers.

DONATE TO US TODAY

Blue Wahoos Game (1)

Market Basket

Join us to “Shop. Sip. Savor.” at an intimate, upscale tasting and shopping experience. This year’s Market Basket is an exciting fundraiser with a “Tulips and Juleps” theme complete with food samplings from area chefs, home goods, and personal accessories for those with discerning tastes. Put on your Sunday best and join us at this exclusive and unique event!

Cookbooks

The Junior League of Pensacola has published two cookbooks which are sold year-round to support our programs and services: the award-winning Some Like It South and the hostess essential By Invitation Only.

Red Haute Royal

Annual can’t-miss social affair and fundraiser featuring casino-style games, music, prizes, delicious food, a silent auction and more. Suggested attire is red or black floor length gowns or tuxedos. Buy your tickets ASAP as this is a sell-out event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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