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Women’s Empowerment Luncheon to be held Jan. 20 at The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables

News release from the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce:

Shelley's Picture The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, in association with the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, presents A Women’s Empowerment Luncheon, the first of a bi-monthly program showcasing successful Chamber Members who are professional women. The guest speaker will be Ms. Shelley Freeman, President, Wells Fargo/Wachovia Florida, on January 20, 2010, at The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Blvd., Coral Gables, FL. (305-445-1926). Registration begins at 11:30am with lunch and presentation at 12:00 Noon. Lunch is $35 for MDGLCC members and $45 for non-members. Luncheon reservations are requested. RSVP to the office and pre-payment is required. Please submit your name (and guests) by calling the Chamber office at 305-573-4000. You may also fax to our secure line at 305-573-4787 or, via email to [email protected].

This is New for 2010 - Make sure to attend this exciting new programming event as, it will surely motivate you and showcase the wealth of talent we have here in South Florida.

Guest Speaker - Shelley Freeman is regional president for Wells Fargo's Florida Community Bank. She is responsible for retail, small business, and business banking with 703 banking stores currently operating under the Wachovia brand. Freeman also serves as the national co-leader for the company's affluent customer support strategy. In this capacity, Freeman works closely with the company's more than 6000 licensed bankers, regional bank private bankers and store-based financial consultants.

Freeman graduated from Wilkes University and is a member of its board of trustees. She also serves on the Board of Regents for the Point Foundation and is a member of the Florida Council of 100.

Co-Sponsor - The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the medical, personal and social adjustments of the over 360,000 Floridians with epilepsy and seizure disorders, and their families. EFOF's services include state-of-the-art medical centers, counseling and therapy, support groups, prevention and education initiatives, social services and a summer camp program.  EFOF is responsible for providing access to epilepsy services throughout Florida, without regard for an individual's ability to pay. Epilepsy is the third most common neurological disorder in the U.S. after Alzheimer's disease and stroke.

The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) is the largest not-for-profit corporation in the county for gay and lesbian businesses. With membership on the rise, the Chamber's mission is to promote a unified and thriving, gay and gay-friendly, business and professional community throughout Miami-Dade County. Our goals are to promote networking within the existing gay and gay-friendly business and professional community, to promote business opportunities for Chamber members, to promote Miami as a year-round, gay and gay-friendly tourist destination, to provide resources for our members, and to provide outreach from our community to other organizations.

IF YOU GO

WHO: Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

WHAT: Women’s Empowerment Luncheon, with Ms. Shelley Freeman

WHEN: Wednesday, January 20, 2010

WHERE: Biltmore Hotel - 305-445-1926

1200 Anastasia Blvd., Coral Gables, FL

TIME: 11:30 Registration – 12:00 Noon Luncheon & Presentation

PRICE: $35 for MDGLCC members and $45 for non-members. Luncheon reservations are requested. RSVP to the office and pre-payment is required. Please submit your name (and guests) by calling the Chamber office at 305-573-4000. You may also fax to our secure line at 305-573-4787 or, via email to [email protected].

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