Last week, I attended a power networking event for women in business. It was called Women Igniting Women and was created by the very inspiring Kathi Buskey of McEvoy Insurance, Ltd., a family-owned and run insurance company in Watertown, New York, offering both personal and commercial insurance.
*This is not a sponsored post, but there will be lots of business links at the end! Just my way of supporting women in business in my community. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
*Top: Victoria Beckham for Target (No longer available).
Kathi came up with the idea for this power networking event when she attended a similar event in Syracuse, New York. Seeing the need for women in business to support and empower one another, she found that networking together was a great way to meet the faces behind women-run businesses, to interact with the intelligent women in business, to develop new contacts within our community, and to help one another reach success within their own business niches.
*Belt: Chaps for Kohl’s (No longer available).
*Skirt: Old Navy Jersey Pencil Midi Skirt.
Understanding that there is enough success to go around and that the success of one woman does not take away the success of another, I wholly support Kathi’s idea of networking within our community. I also like to share great information when I come by it because it would be selfish of me to withhold!
This event was attended by about 20 fabulous women who are business minded and ready to knock down that old belief that women must compete with each other in order to be successful. Instead, by joining forces, we can help each other be even more successful than we ever imagined. Together we are stronger.
Today, as part of my #SpreadTheKindness initiative, I would like to introduce you all to the amazing women who attended this event. If any of their businesses offer something you may need, I encourage you to click on their links and see if there is a possible business relationship to be formed there. In doing so, you will be supporting some of the most driven and passionate women I have ever met right here within my own little community.
In an effort to not have the longest blog post ever, I will just provide their names and links to their specific businesses.
Banking, Financial, and Insurance Services
Kathi Buskey, Owner and Sarah Buskey, Account Executive of McEvoy Insurance Ltd.
Beth Augustus, Loan Officer for Carthage Savings and Loan Association
Christine Cisco, Vice President and Financial Advisor for RBC Wealth Management
Karen West, Financial Advisor, Heather Crysler, Associate Financial Advisor, and Nicole Hurley, Recruiter for Northwestern Mutual
Wendy Truesdell, Owner/Operator of Truesdell’s Furniture, Inc.
Health and Wellness
Cathy Peyton, CEO of Paint the Town Red-Shaklee
Lisa Smith, CEO of Endless Possibilities-Shaklee
Debra Donaldson, Consultant for Retire Fit, Free, and Fabulous-Isagenix
Claudia Bazaar, Senior Executive Director and Consultant for Pampered Chef
Amy Hubbard, Solutions Architect for Usherwood Office Technology
Carolyn Osborne, President of Doco Quick Print Inc.
Pet Adoption Services
Heather Spezzano, Executive Director of the Jefferson County SPCA
Real Estate Services
Lori Gervera, Realtor for Lori Gervera Real Estate Team, KWNNY
Patty Strift, Account Executive and Tobi Newcombe, Senior Account Executive for WWNYTV/WNYF/MeTV
Yes, I completely and shamelessly plugged all those local business women right here in my blog post! Check out their pages if you have a need!
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