LH Chamber offers networking for women

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The Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce is working to provide area business women networking opportunities through its new Women in Business committee.

The committee, chaired by Sabrina Jordan, Independent Sales Director for Mary Kay Cosmetics, meets monthly at locations hosted by local businesses.

“There are so many businesses here without storefronts that most don’t know exist,” said Jordan. “This (WIB) is a great way to get to know other business women.”

She said other chambers of commerce typically have similar committees focused on providing networking opportunities for women business leaders.

The mission statement of the Liberty Hill group is “Where working women get together to network, learn and give back to the community,” Jordan said.

She said the committee’s goal for 2015 is to raise $1,000 for the Liberty Hill Public Library.

“This seemed to be a good fit for us,” she said.

Jordan said each month a Chamber of Commerce member business hosts the WIB event. An activity is organized to make the event more fun, and refreshments are provided.

In its formative months, the Women in Business committee has met three times. Previous hosts were Teresa Garner of the Stocktank Restaurant, and Courtney Harrison of Salon 29.

On Tuesday evening, the group was welcomed by Debi Norman of RE/MAX Town & Country.

Attendees dropped off new or gently-used clothes and accessories prior to the meeting. On Tuesday, the women drew numbers to select the items they wanted with the leftover items donated to a local charity.

Jordan said future meetings may offer self-defense instruction and possibly Paint with a Twist.

Chamber members may also pay $25 to set up a table for their business at the WIB meetings. The table fee is then donated to the library fundraiser. Table vendors may sell products and services, or provide information about their businesses.

Jordan said the WIB meetings are open to both Chamber members and non-members. However, only Chamber members may host an event or sponsor a table.

“The feedback so far has been positive,” Jordan said. “Women enjoy the time to get together and network.”

She said the meetings average between 12-15 women in attendance.

Jordan said she hopes the WIB networking opportunities will also help grow membership in the Chamber.

“I see a lot of energy with the Chamber working to benefit the community,” she said. “As membership grows, I look for more activity.”

Currently, the WIB Committee has been meeting in the evening on the second Tuesdays of each month. Jordan said the group will also offer lunchtime meetings in some months so that women who are busy with family activities in the evening are not excluded from participation.

News about WIB activities can be found on the Liberty Hill Chamber of Commerce website, www.LHChamber.org.

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