Fearless & Focused Women in Business Luncheons

For years, the Palm Coast Business Assistance Center hosted Fearless & Focused Women in Business luncheons bringing dynamic speakers to Flagler County to educate, inspire and enlighten audiences. As the event’s new host, the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce continued that tradition by bringing two impressive keynote speakers to Flagler County in 2016, Pegine Echevarria and Mary Anne Jacobs. Stay tuned for information about our dates and speakers for 2017. 

May 10 luncheon:

Pegine (Peg-een) Echevarria headlined the “Fearless & Focused” luncheon May 10. Ms. Echevarria, a motivational, leadership and business speaker, consultant, personal coach and author, is a “Feisty, Fearless, Focused and Fun” speaker who tells it like it is and provides insights that can increase employee engagement, inspire leaders and increase profits. She is CEO of Team Pegine, a think tank, training and consulting, event management firm specializing in leadership, team building, inclusion engagement and situational training. Her company is the third fastest growing privately owned company in North Florida, serving diverse clients all over the world, including the Fortune 100 global corporations, Global 100 direct sales corporations, federal government and the military.

September 13 luncheon: 

Mary Anne Jacobs, CEO of the Jacksonville, Florida-based Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, joined the Chamber for its luncheon on September 13. A lifelong advocate for children and women, Ms. Jacobs joined the Girl Scouts in 2013 and works to ensure every “girl,” throughout the sixteen county footprint she oversees, has the opportunity to be a Go-getter, Innovator, Risk taker and Leader – all skills acquired through the Girl Scout program. A former telecommunications executive and member of the Governor’s Advisory Council of the Children’s Trust of South Carolina, Ms. Jacobs also served as a board member with Parents Against Child Abuse, Parents Anonymous, Youth Corps and the South Carolina Area Council Boys and Girls Clubs.

According to Chamber President Rebecca DeLorenzo, becoming the host of the Fearless & Focused series fits with the Chamber’s mission of engaging, promoting and sustaining a thriving business climate in Flagler County.

“We’ve sponsored, attended and helped promote ‘Fearless & Focused’ events for a few years, and are delighted to take our involvement to the next level,” she said. “It’s our goal to continue the Business Assistance Center’s tradition of securing subject matter experts who can readily discuss relevant and thought-provoking topics. We’re delighted to have Pegine and Mary Anne as our first keynote speakers and believe our audience benefitted from the messages they shared.”

The 2016 luncheon series was sponsored by the Daytona Beach News-Journal and Florida Hospital Flagler. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Tiffany Edwards at 386-206-0955.


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Our Mission: Engaging, promoting and sustaining a thriving business climate in Flagler County.

The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce is a community-based not-for-profit organization serving
and supporting the business community of Flagler County, Florida since 1962.

Flagler County Chamber of Commerce

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Palm Coast, FL 32164
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