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February 26, 2019 Monthly Meeting

Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail North

5:15 pm – 5:55 pm Meet & Greet in lobby

6:00 to 7:45 Meeting Program

Come join us for a great presentation

How to Manage Business and Personal Credit and make Credit Work For You

Presented by Julie Schmelzle,Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Julie’s presentation will focus on Women and Financial Wellness. What you need to know to pursue your dreams in both business and your personal life. A conversation about managing, proactively your relationship with your banking partner to pursue your business objectives from financial reporting to obtaining credit and how a bank will view you and your business. On the personal front, what is important to financial wellness for women and how these priorities are interrelated in building your future.

Julie A. Schmelzle is currently a Senior Vice President and Senior Client Manager with responsibility for corporate client relationships within the middle market sector serving primarily South Florida. She works with a diversified client base in the general industries segment of middle market banking. Areas of expertise include: Agribusiness, Retail, Healthcare, Financial Intermediaries.

She joined Bank of America in 1989 and has resided in Southwest Florida since 1990. Throughout her career at Bank of America, she has served commercial client segments in a variety of roles from credit analyst, relationship manager, team leader and senior client manager and Suburban Market Integration Champion for the Southwest Area. In additional to her position on the senior leadership team she is a founding leader of the Ft. Myers/Naples Chapter of LEAD for Women. She has received multiple awards to include: 2017 Liz Lardi Spirit Award, 2017 Delivering One Company (#3 nationwide), 2015 Commercial Banking APEX Award, (3) Award of Excellence in Commercial Banking, Award of Excellence in Partnerships, Most Innovative Solution and multiple Leadership Forums.

She is  Chairman of The Partnership of Collier’s Future Economy, a subsidiary of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and an Officer of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Board. Leadership roles throughout her community placed her on the Top 54 Power Players by “Gulfshore Business” in 2011. She is a recipient of AUWA recognition; Gulfshore Business 40 under 40 and Opportunity Naples Volunteer of the Year. She participated in the Cornerstone XXXVI 2017-18 Leadership Florida program. Her leadership qualities were highlighted in 2017 as a Bowling Green State University Distinguished Alumni and 2017 Naples Illustrated Leading Ladies.

She earned her Bachelors Degree from Bowling Green State University with a major in Public Relations and dual minors in Economics and Political Science.

Our featured  Business of the Month members are Jeri Goetz and Enita Kushi

Check out their information at http://abwaneapolitan.org/member-business-of-the-month/


Salad (GF):  Caesar Salad Romaine lettuce, toasted crostini, shaved Parmesan cheese, Caesar dressing

Entrée: GRILLED CHICKEN DINNER Honey and Chili grilled chicken breast, roasted Brussels sprouts, baby carrots (Gluten Free)

Dessert:  NY Cheese Cake (Plain)


Salad (GF) Caesar Salad Romaine lettuce, toasted crostini, shaved Parmesan cheese, Caesar dressing

Entrée: HEIRLOOM TOMATO RISOTTO Heirloom Tomato Risotto, roasted cremini mushrooms, grilled asparagus, romesco sauce (VEGETARIAN, GLUTEN FREE)

 Dessert: Fresh Sliced Fruit

ABWA Member  $36 Reserve through our automated system.

ABWA Guest $39  Reserve through our automated system.

Reservation Deadline Friday, February 22 , 2019 at NOON.  The reservation system on Eventbrite will close at noon.   A $5 SURCHARGE for late reservations will be charged and no guarantee space will be available.  RESERVE NOW PLEASE

If you run into any problems with the reservation system or have questions, please contact Sam Black at 314-517-0447 </span  “>sam [at] samblack [dot] com .