Saturday, March 23, 2013
North Augusta Chamber of Commerce sponsored the Women's in Business Luncheon on Thursday, March 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the North Augusta Community Center.
The purpose of the event was for members of surrounding businesses to network with one another so that they can get accustomed to meeting other business people from around the North Augusta area. Activities included networking bingo, where guests had to walk around the room and find members that dealt in areas such as commercial banking, weekly news and where good things happen. Then, guests had to find something they had in common with the person once they found them. This gave everybody a chance to network with people in different professions.
The topic of the luncheon was Finding Financial Balance. The welcome and introductions were given by Chamber President Terra Carroll. The introduction of the speaker was given by Susan Igel, the Women in Business chair.
The speaker was financial advisor Briton Williams and guests in attendance were from the following places: Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, Georgia Regents University, Bridgestone, Security Federal Bank, SRP Federal Credit Unit and The Rotary Club of North Augusta.
According to Ambassador Chair Rechelle Dallas, Williams did a good job relaying his topic to the women because by speaking about "finances, it made the audience start thinking about their financial future, where they are now and how much they need to save in order to get to where they need to be in their future."
Carroll stated that Briton "shared big and small ways to affect change, which helped us understand the significance of financial balance and how it affects our quality of life."
Carroll even noted that she felt that Briton's topic was important to women because she believes that women are "naturally better at saving and stretching a dollar then men," and she believes this topic was helpful in showing women how to multiply those dollars in unconventional ways.
By the end of the luncheon, guests learned from Williams that it's important to take control of their financial life so that they spend less time in the workforce and more time in retirement by "going to a financial adviser, putting together a strategy and making a plan to start saving."