Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm
Reporter – News Analyst
October 6, 2021
At the October 5, 2021 Regular Meeting of the Fernandina Beach City Commission (FBCC), Mayor Mike Lednovich expressed the City’s appreciation to the American Business Women’s Association Eight Flags Charter Chapter for their infinite contributions to the betterment of working women and women business owners within Fernandina Beach and Nassau County. ABWA President Lillie Rogers accepted the Proclamation.
In 1969, the American Business Women’s Association Eight Flags Charter Chapter was founded in Fernandina Beach to serve all of Nassau County, Florida. Since its inception Eight Flags has served local working women and women-owned businesses by bringing together business women of diverse occupations and by providing opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, as well as local and national recognition.
ABWA is an equal opportunity organization which provides formal continuing education opportunities and credits in business management, public speaking and marketing. Local chapters of ABWA sponsor area educational scholarships annually through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF).
In accepting the Proclamation, ABWA President Rogers thanked the City. She said, “We are so proud of our Chapter. We are expanding the idea that we can mentor our own Chapter members, and we are expanding to the west side of the County.” She invited both women and men to visit the Chapter and its new website: https://www.abwaeightflags.org