Women’s Networking Breakfast Returns to Cadence Senior Living

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MINT HILL, NC – On Thursday, August 25, the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce Women’s Networking Breakfast returned to Cadence Senior Living at Mint Hill.

Eighteen women representing fifteen different businesses and organizations in our community attended the breakfast: Cadence Mint Hill, Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce, JC Home Dreams, Chick-fil-A Mint Hill, Dermatology Care of Charlotte, Thrivent Financial, Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care, Mint Hill Women’s Club, Truliant Federal Credit Union, Inspire Royal Park, Spotlight Performing Arts, SERVPRO, Primis Mortgage, GB Electrical and The Mint Hill Times.

The Women's Networking Breakfast was held at Cadence Senior Living.
The Women’s Networking Breakfast was held at Cadence Senior Living.

“We are excited to meet again in person,” said Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Paige McKinney, explaining that the Chamber’s last large-scale Women’s Networking Breakfast at Cadence took place pre-COVID.  In the past two and a half years, they’ve held only two small breakfasts at the Chamber office.  Both were so heavily attended that McKinney knew that had to get regular breakfasts back on the schedule.

The Chamber’s Women’s Networking Breakfast offers women in our community the opportunity to gather and connect before work, to engage and connect with and support one another.  In lieu of a featured speaker in August, each woman present had the opportunity to speak about who they are, what their organization does that people may not know about, and how everyone in the community – especially the other women seated at the table – can support them. 

The Women’s Networking Breakfast is just one of the ways the Chamber of Commerce is swinging back into action following the lull of COVID.  “We have such momentum in our chamber right now of our leaders wanting to connect with each other and support each other,” said McKinney.  “We thought it was a great time to launch the Women’s Networking Breakfast.  All of our events – Business After Hours, Coffee Connections, Ribbon Cuttings – they’re all coming back.  We’re booked through December!”

“We were really excited looking at the RSVPS,” continued McKinney.  “We have members, we have guests.  We know it’s what people are ready for.  They’re ready for that engagement again.  They want to get off zoom and back in person.”  The plan moving forward is to hold a Women’s Networking Breakfast every month at Cadence.  

Cadence Senior Living is equally excited to get back to hosting the Chamber of Commerce.  “We’re always looking for opportunities to get folks from Mint Hill together and talk about what we’re doing for the community,” said Community Relations Director Elizabeth Lundgren.

There’s a lot coming up at the Chamber of Commerce in the month of September!

  • The Classroom Supply Drive in partnership with Servant’s Heart continues through 9/1.
  • Nominations for the Tina Ross Business Leadership Award will be accepted beginning 9/1.
  • The next Coffee Connections will be 9/2 at Superior Insurance.
  • The Chamber’s 10th Annual Golf Classic will take place on 9/14 at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation.
  • The next Monthly Member Luncheon will take place on 9/20 at Olde Sycamore.
  • The “Best of Mint Hill” Photo Contest will begins in September.
  • Business After Hours will take place 9/29 at H&S Therapeutic Services in Matthews.

For more information about the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce and all upcoming events, visit minthillchamberofcommerce.com.

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Mary Beth Foster
Mary Beth Foster works part time as an essay specialist at Charlotte Latin School and full time as a mom to her eight-year-old daughter Hannah and her six-year-old son Henry. Prior to having children, she worked as a high school English teacher for nine years. Most recently, she chaired the English department at Queen's Grant High School. She and her husband have lived in Mint Hill with their children and their cats since 2011. Email: marybeth@minthilltimes.com