Renee Ellmers Triangle Ladies Power Lunch
The Triangle Ladies Power Lunch hosted Congresswoman, Renee Ellmers as their August 2012 guest speaker. Ellmers proudly represents North Carolina’s second district and was elected into office in 2010.
She was one of 89 Freshmen elected into Congress that year and is 1 of 24 Republican Women in the House of Representatives. She’s a Michigan native and was a nurse before she ran for office. Her husband is a general surgeon and they have a private practice in Dunn, NC. Ellmers did an excellent job speaking to the TLPL ladies and shared not only her journey to politics, but also her goals, values and hopes for NC and the USA. She quoted Margaret Thatcher “In politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.”-which drew a huge round of cheers and shouts from the audience. She said that women bring common sense and efficiency to government and are more willing to work together on issues, despite their party affiliation. I enjoyed hearing her speak and even though she had a busy afternoon schedule, she still took time to meet ladies and have pictures made. I also thought she did a wonderful job on handling questions from the crowd.
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There were several new vendors on display during the August luncheon, and I was proud to see Beth Dehghan, owner of Village Cleaners (and client of Smith & Smith, CPA), this was her first-ever booth display! Beth and team worked hard on making their table attractive, informative and memorable. Nice job Village Cleaners! I also had the pleasure of meeting Cynthia and Brenn, first time guests to the TLPL and owners of Cyndi Chastain Entertainment (the COMPLETE entertainment package for your corporate or wedding event). My lovely guests this month (part of the Smith & Smith, CPA sponsorship to TLPL) included: Heather Swanner, Owner of Heather Swanner Photography, Beth Donner, President of Diversified Planning and Heidi Harris, Marketing Consultant for The Ad Cure. The other guests at our VIP table included: Catherine Easop, Financial Representative for Modern Woodman, Elizabeth Carrasco, Owner/Interior Designer of VIP Designs and Lissa McMahel, Design Consultant for BlindPros.
Join us next month for another fun TLPL! I appreciate Carrie Peele (hostess for the luncheon), allowing me to have a few minutes to make an announcement to the group about the upcoming Global Run 4 Water. It’s taking place on Sunday, September 30th at 4pm at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. It includes a 5k Run/Walk and a 1-mile water carrying competition. I had lots of ladies talk to me about the event afterwards, please sign-up to participate and help spread the word!!
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