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Women with Vision Council launching

SAINT AUGUSTINE   – St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce has introduced its latest local council, Women with Vision, designed to mentor and empower women and men in a professional environment through education and collaboration. The group will meet monthly with speakers who support the group’s unique vision, purpose and value to inspire individuals in life and business, and to make a positive contribution in the community.


The inaugural meeting and luncheon with the newly established council will be held, Jan.10 from 11:30 am until 1pm at The Palencia Club, 600 Palencia Club Drive in St. Augustine. The cost is $25 for Chamber members and $35 for non-members. All non-members can contact Erin Johnson, Chamber Sales and Marketing Manager at (904) 829-5681 or email


The featured speaker will be Jessica Huffman, a Gallup StrengthsFinder Trained and Certified Coach and her topic, Three Ways To Discover A New You In The New Year. Huffman is a forward thinker with a passion for improving people’s lives and helps to create environments for personal growth and development, along with a vision is to bring fresh interpretations and improvements to one’s quality of life.

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According to Isabelle Renault, Chamber President and CEO and recent Women of Influence award recipient, the Women with Vision Council joins seven regional and professional councils that serve the county and specific business categories. “We are pleased that Melissa Rowe has led the efforts to established Women with Vision with previous experience at a neighboring Chamber organization,” said Renault. “The Chamber believes in helping its members and those in the community with continually improving the business environment in St. Johns County. This new council serves a greater purpose for personal and professional development for women and men spanning all generations,” she said.

Women with Vision is chaired by Chamber member volunteers including Melissa Rowe, Chamber Board member and Business Development and Community Relations Manager for Puroclean Emergency Restoration Services; Gina Mangus, Vice Chair and Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Flagler Hospital; Marta Grudzinska, Program Chair and Director of Admissions at St. Johns Country Day School; Rachael Mueller, Communications Chair and Director of Development for Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Inc.; Stephanie McFee,

Membership Chair and Founder and CEO of Connections Curator LLC; Tessy Goyenechea-Dieguez, Council Director and Owner of STAT Medical Office Services, and

Julie Fuller, Council Director and owner of FASTSIGNS of St. Augustine.

For more information about St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, Women with Vision Council, speaker opportunities and sponsorship packages, contact Erin Johnson, Chamber Sales and Marketing Manager at (904) 829-5681 or email and Melissa Rowe at (904) 716-6716 or email

Proceeds from Women with Vision events, luncheons and sponsorships support a variety of
not-for-profit programs and services including scholarships for The Chamber’s Leadership St Johns, a program established in 2000 which connects and encourages business leaders to help drive the success of the local economy with opportunities in current and future growth.


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