Time to travel: The world awaits!
Brandon Battershell, travel agent and co-owner at Anita’s Travel Station, will speak on international travel at 6 p.m., Monday, April 2, 2018, at the Jackson Area Business & Professional Women meeting at Baudo’s Restaurant, 559 Wiley Parker Road in Jackson.
Battershell will talk about the best locations in the world to visit, about cruises as well as flying, and things to know about airport security, passports and more.
The Jackson Area BPW meeting is free and open to the public. Jackson Area BPW, a non-partisan organization, was formed in 1919 to promote women in business; the focus is on education and on legislative action.
The gathering begins at 5:15 p.m. with dutch treat dinners ordered. The featured speaker begins at 6 p.m.; the business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information about JABPW, visit jacksonareabpw.com or Facebook. Or contact Jacque Hillman, vice-president, at (731) 394-2894.
JABPW also invites the public to the Sterling Awards 2018 ceremony at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, at the J. Walter Barnes Conference Center at Jackson General Hospital. The event is free; the auditorium is usually full so arrive by 5:30 p.m. if possible. The 20 Most Influential Women in West Tennessee will be honored as well as the Outstanding Woman Military Veteran and the Sue Shelton White Award winner.
March 5 meeting: Prep time for Sterling Awards!
Members discuss all preparations for Sterling Awards magazine, the photo shoot, and the ceremony set for Tuesday, April 10, at the J. Walter Barnes Conference Center at Jackson General Hospital. Twenty Most Influential Women in West Tennessee will be honored, along with the Outstanding Woman Military Veteran and the Sue Shelton White Award winner. The photo shoot is set for Sunday, March 11, at the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Hall.
JABPW Feb. 5 meeting focuses on cybersecurity.
Dawn Mooney, owner of PC Paladins, will speak on “How practicing good cyber security will improve your sex life” at 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at the Jackson Area Business & Professional Women meeting at Baudo’s Restaurant, 559 Wiley Parker Road in Jackson.
Mooney has been in business in Jackson since 1983. She opened PC Paladins in 1995 because of the poor support she was receiving from her support company.
PC Paladins is a family-owned and managed company. Her oldest daughter, Nicole, is the office manager, and Merlin, her white fluffball of a puppy, is the official guard dog.
Mooney listens carefully to her clients and explains technical issues in plain English, not Geek-speak. She understands how vital her clients’ business and time are to them. Mooney is a Microsoft Certified Professional, a Microsoft Small Business Specialist and CompTia Certified. She has extensive knowledge and experience with Fortinet, Microsoft Operating Systems, Microsoft Servers, Microsoft Office, Android, and IOS.
The Jackson Area BPW meeting is free and open to the public. Jackson Area BPW, a non-partisan organization, was formed in 1919 to promote women in business; the focus is on education and on legislative action. The gathering begins at 5:15 p.m. with dutch treat dinners ordered. The featured speaker begins at 6 p.m.; the business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information about JABPW, visit jacksonareabpw.com or Facebook. Or contact Jacque Hillman, vice-president, at (731) 394-2894.
JABPW, in partnership with The Jackson Sun, has extended the Sterling Awards deadline to Feb. 8 due to requests from the public. If you would like to nominate a woman for the 2018 Sterling Awards: Twenty Most Influential Women in West Tennessee, the Outstanding Female Military Veteran Award or the Sue Shelton White Award, message Jacque Hillman on Facebook, email her at email@example.com, or go to jacksonareabpw.com to download the Sterling Awards nomination form.
JABPW speaker Jan. 8 is Jacque Hillman on ‘The Write Stuff’
Jacque Hillman, senior partner in The HillHelen Group Publishing Co., is the featured speaker on Monday, Jan. 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the Jackson Area Business & Professional Women (JABPW) meeting held at Baudo’s Restaurant, 559 Wiley Parker Road, in Jackson.
Her topic is “The Write Stuff: Your Story, Your Business, Your People.”
The dinner meeting begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the speaker at 6 p.m. and a business meeting after the program. The public is invited.
JABPW, organized in 1919, provides opportunities for networking, business education and legislation insight to businesswomen in the Jackson area.
JABPW co-sponsors Sterling Awards: 20 Most Influential Women in West Tennessee annually with The Jackson Sun. Nominations are now open for 2018. Call (731) 394-2894 for a nomination form, send a message through the JABPW Facebook page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jackson Area BPW awards scholarship to Robin Marek
Congratulations to our Scholarship winner Robin Marek of Jackson State Community College who is working on her Masters from Western Governors University. Great job!
She was presented her $1,000 Margaret Faulkner scholarship at the December members dinner at Logans Roadhouse.
Tickets will be available at Middlebrooks & Gray, 1651 Hollywood Drive, Jackson. Call 423-2234.
Jackson Area BPW Awards Faulkner Scholarship
Jackson Area Business and Professional Women awarded the $1,000 Margaret Faulkner Scholarship to Shalique Farr-March, 24, a nursing student from the University of Memphis-Lambuth in Jackson. She received her award at the Oct. 3 business meeting held at Baudo’s Restaurant in Jackson.
“Nursing is my passion and my calling,” said Farr-March.
Farr-March holds a B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University with a major in chemistry. She decided to change her career field to nursing after helping care for her father in ICU who was critically injured in a tragic accident that ultimately ended his life.
Karen Carver, Associate Clinical Coordinator, recommended her student for the scholarship. “Her commitment and diligence is evident in her coursework, clinical settings and her community service. She is conscientious, dependable and capable of managing projects without the need for structure or supervision. She demonstrates exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills for problem-solving and creativity.”
Shalique Farr-March began her collegiate studies at community college and then progressed to MTSU. She has maintained A’s and B’s in her recent nursing courses, said, “My ultimate career goal is to become a Family Nurse Practitioner and care for patients across their lifespan.”
BPW 2016 WOMAN OF ACHIEVEMENT
In conjunction with National Business Women’s Week, October 17-21, the Jackson Area Business and Professional Women (BPW) is seeking nominations for their 2016 Woman of Achievement. The Woman of Achievement will be recognized at the BPW Brown Bag Lunches held during National Business Women’s Week at the Jackson-Madison County Library. The deadline for entry is noon Wednesday, October 5, 2016.
The Woman of Achievement is chosen by the following criteria:
- Woman working and/or living in west Tennessee, excluding Shelby County
- Woman who has achieved distinction in her field
- Woman who has served as a role model and/or mentor for other working women
- Woman who embodies the BPW motto: “Women Helping Women”, especially in the work force.
For nomination forms or for more information, contact:
BPW Woman of Achievement
c/o Middlebrooks & Gray, PA
PO Box 1985
Jackson TN 38302