2014-2015 Season Sponsors - Professional Women's Chamber

Thank You to
Our Generous
Season Sponsors
Photos from our
1441 Main St., Suite 136
Springfield, MA 01103-1449
Brighter Days Begin Right Here.
Patricia Diaz Dennis addressing
her audience at the PWC’s
October Luncheon at the
MassMutual Center
MassMutual Employees come out
to support their colleague
PWC Members, MassMutual Staff and State Senator Gale Candaras
Our thanks to
Dates to Remember
Wed. Jan. 21, 2015
Business Expo
Carriage House
West Springfield, MA
Reservations Required
Wed., Mar. 18, 2015
Tracey Noonan
Wicked Good Cupcakes
Carriage House
West Springfield, MA
Reservations Required
May, 2015
Woman of
the Year
Date and Venue TBD
Save the
~ Storrowton Carriage House ~
The Professional Women’s Chamber Tabletop Business Expo
is an event that every business in Western Mass needs to be a
part of. The expo is a great place to showcase your company’s
products or services in an environment that caters to the area’s
most predominate female business leaders. How else will you
help get your name out there? If you or someone you know
could take advantage of this event, tell them to reserve their
table today before they’re all sold out!
Also, please start thinking of nominations for the Professional
Women’s Chamber Woman of the Year. Nominating Season is
right around the corner!
I’m looking forward to seeing you all at Storrowton for the
Tabletop Business Expo! ~
Vice President
This exciting and valuable event brings a wide variety
of locally-owned businesses and their products and
services together, as well as provides the perfect
opportunity to build connections and market your
business with others in the community.
Why Attend?
• Demonstrate and introduce
new products
• Develop new sales leads
• Reconnect with past
customers and clients
• Enhance your company image
• Vendor booths are available
for $75 for PWC members
and $105 for non-members,
which includes a draped table
and lunch for one
• General admission tickets
include specialty sandwiches,
fruit, chips and dessert
Last year’s Expo was sold out,
don’t wait, sign up today!
Board of Directors
The 17th Annual
Tabletop Business Expo
Janet Casey
January 21, 2015
Asst. Treasurer
Reservation deadline: Jan. 14, 2015
The 17th Annual
Tabletop Business Expo
Wed. Jan. 21, 2015 • 11:30am-1:30pm
Storrowton Carriage House
– Eastern States Exposition –
$25 for members - $35 for non-members
Make Your Reservations Today!
Online: ProfessionalWomensChamber.com
Email: Sarah Mazzaferro at
[email protected]
Call: 413-755-1310
All event proceeds benefit the PWC
Scholarship Fund for non-traditional
female undergraduate students.
To donate to the PWC Scholarship Fund,
please contact Sarah Mazzaferro.
Thank you to our communication sponsor
Janet Casey
Marketing Doctor
Laurie Cassidy
W. Spfld. Council on Aging
Laurette Bishop
Nancy Mirkin
PWC Spotlight on Talent
Name: Laurette Bishop
Company: CohnReznick, LLP
Job title: CPA/Manager
Day to day duties at work: Working with closely held
businesses and their owners to assist them with business
and tax strategies
Education: Westfield State College (University now)
Childhood hometown: Westfield, MA
Current hometown: Westfield, MA
Children: 4 children, Kyle, Matthew, Andrew and Erin
Laurette Bishop
Pets: 2 dogs and a cat
Favorite movie: The Notebook
Favorite restaurant and Item on the menu: Longhorn’s – Flo’s Filet
Favorite website: Major League Baseball
Best vacation spot: Old Orchard Beach, ME
Social media I use: Facebook; the only way I know what my kids are doing now
since they are all in their 20s
“Must-see” TV show: Grey’s Anatomy
Favorite fictional book: The Partner by John Grisham
I waste my money on: Eating out all the time; I never cook anymore
Funny professional memory: “SALY” in my profession means Same As Last Year.
During my first month working, I still hadn’t met Sally. I asked if she was on
vacation. I have never been so embarrassed in my life!
Little known fact about you: That I was the Kiwanis’ Club baby. I was the baby
born closest to their 50th anniversary. There was a rocking chair in Noble
Hospital with my name on it.
Past trend you’d like to see return: Respect for elders
What annoys you in the workplace: People who don’t do their jobs
Celebrity encounters: I got close to Keith Urban at a concert. Does that count?
Whom do you most admire professionally: Any business owner. It takes a lot of
hard work.
Best advice you ever received regarding your career: Don’t be afraid to say no
What do you attribute your career success to: Hard work, perseverance and a
great support system
Past manager or boss who you admired and why: My manager at my first
“accounting” job. He showed me that accounting is more than just the numbers.
I buy most of my clothes for work at: Macy’s and JCPenney
My greatest extravagance: Vacations
I have balanced my career and family by: Altering my schedule as needed so that
I didn’t miss out on my kids’ activities
Parting shot to the PWC Members: Women can do it all!
An Update from Our
Jennifer Endicott
2013 PWC Scholarship Winner
Florence Savings Bank Baystate Medical Center
Deborah Jolly
Bay Path College
Early Childhood Education
Jacquelyn Bangs
Gwen Burke
Friends of the Homeless
Jennifer Catuogno Debra Chamberland
Gaudreau Insurance
Mt. Holyoke College
Patricia Faginski
St. Germain
Investment Mgt.
Thank you to our program sponsors
Jeannie Filomeno
Marcotte Ford
Liz Cohen Rappaport
Century Investments
Sue Scantlen
Hampden Bank
Kathy Tobin
Friends of the Homeless
Thank you to our
“With my scholarship, I have been able to complete
my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education
with a 5 and 2 yr old at home. I was also able to
get a great paying job at Headstart in Springfield
with great benefits for myself and my family since
receiving my degree.”
Deborah Jolly