6/23/10

Thank You for a Great Year!

4 Min.

It is with bittersweet emotions that I said arrivederci to my friends and colleagues of the Flourish Group last week. Formed as an outgrowth of the Port City Women’s network, the Flourish Group was founded by Elaine Carroll of Vacation Homes Abroad – www.vacationhomesabroad.com – and Deb Green of Greetings by the Dozen – www.greetingsbythedozen.com – to serve as a mentoring group for women business entrepreneurs. Elaine & Deb then reached out to the multi-talented Jeannette Isabella – www.newburyportacting.org – who agreed to be the facilitator for the group. I joined forces early on for my own professional reasons and as the host for the monthly meetings. Flourish has met the third Tuesday of every month for the last year in the Jewett Farms Studio. The membership is kept to 15 (or less) to ensure that substantive and productive mentoring does in fact take place for all members. The agendas have included presentations by members about business challenges they are facing, guest speakers (social media, marketing, etc.), book reports, among others. This week’s meeting “presentation” was offered by new member Deborah Danger of the Law Offices of Danger & Milana. Members were educated about trust, will, and estate law through a game they have developed – it was truly fun and very informational.

I would like to thank my fellow Flourish members for their support of Jewett Farms & Co. and of my own personal and professional aspirations. Here as JF&Co. as we move on to the next chapter in our growth, I have found my commitments need to shift to accommodate new & exciting developments and have made the difficult decision to leave Flourish. I wish my friends & colleagues much success individually and as a wonderful mentoring group! Bon chance!