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S.W.A.T. Networking!  Successful Women Aligning Together

SWAT Sister News!
Successful Women Aligning Together Newsletter 

2018  November

From CEO, Dr. Robyn,

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. This week was one of tragedy and heartbreak with a madman shooting and killing 12 people that were worshiping in a synagogue in Pittsburgh. This was not a political action, this was just pure hatred. Not necessarily an act against Jews, in my opinion, but an act of hated. It could have been against Black, Latino, gay, Asian, transgender, Jewish, Muslim, poor, elderly, homeless, mentally ill and every other person marginalized and hated for being who they are. It just sickens me. Please say a prayer for peace! 

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To all my SWAT Sisters, you are loved and appreciated.


News of the day...  Please note the following Holiday Schedule for SWAT meetings:


No Venice SWAT meeting


LWR SWAT will be held at Tandoor  Indian Cuisine, 8453 Cooper Creek Blvd. We will not be having an actual meeting, but will be gathering for a holiday time meal together as sisters. $15.00 pp includes, buffet meal, drink, tax and tip. RSVP on the "event" on Facebook. Payment will be made directly to the restaurant. 

No Venice SWAT meeting

No AMI SWAT Meeting


No Bradenton SWAT Meeting


Did you vote for your favorite charity? This is the non-profit that will receive all of the brag dollars that have been collected all year long. Do you want your favorite charity to get the funds? Vote today... Click here to vote: www.swatnetworking.com/Sys/Poll/3798 (Remember you must be logged in to vote). 

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The SWAT Celebration! Sunday, January 20th at Hidden Acres Barn in Palmetto. Boots and Bling is back! It will be a BBQ dinner dance. Wear your favorite dress or skirt and boots. All the info is here: www.swatnetworking,com/celebration

* Tickets are now on sale!! $45 pp *


Sponsor the Annual Celebration and get your ad here as well as on the SWAT website, on the materials at the event and so much more! Contact Dr. Robyn for info. Sponsorship packages start at $175

Our current Sponsors are: 

Ruby Sponsor -


Sapphire Sponsors - 


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Now  is a great time to book your cabin on the SWAT Sister Cruise that is coming up in March. You can get a single cabin, bring a girlfriend or we can help you get a cabin mate! It is really an amazing experience to join us on this trip. 
All the info is here: www.swatnetworking.com/cruise 


SWAT sisters are here for you. Just reach out and let us know that you need some extra support. That is what makes us special, we are a sisterhood.  If you need a referral or recommendation, if you need prays or a hug, if you need support, we are here for you. If you need more business, try promoting on our private FB group and make sure you schedule a sit-down with ME!

And a perk of membership!! We now have a "Featured SWAT Member" on the home page of the SWAT Networking website. If you do not have a photo on your profile and you are selected as the featured member, it will not show your photo. Please go to www.swatnetworking.com, log in and then update your profile. Make sure your photo, logo, description, etc is updated! Call me if you need help. 

Posting in our SWAT Fb groups is always a good idea. Here's a tip-  Decided the best place for your post-- please choose one group only. It is for the entire organization? Post in the SWAT Networking group. Just for one area? Post in the area group such as LWR SWAT. No need to post in multiple groups. 

Will you give SWAT a review?

Look at this list of new and renewing members! 

New and Renewing Members!

Christina Barrett with Skyway Title Services
Cheri Christiansen with Four Pillars Wellness Spa
Linda Pelletier with Green Cooling Solutions
Monique Taylor with Sarasota Fishing Fleet
Monique Taylor with The Solutions Girls
Shelly Steiner with Steiner Law Offices
Stephanie Dluznesky with Optavia
Caryn Patterson with Juice Plus
Gayle Fortin with Cruise Planners
Jacquelyn Burk with Paychex
Mary Roberts with The Haven
Carmela Crifo-Wright with Berkoot International Protection Agency/Berkoot Training Center
Christine Santora with Paw Walkers 
Amanda Chandler with Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium
Michele Kamp with Regions Mortgage
Susanne Stacy with Suzanne's JAP Services

Please help me welcome our newest SWAT team members,

Bree Carotti with Carotti Engineering as our Parrish SWAT Sister and
Chris Tollette with Always Home as our Parrish VP

Thank you ladies!

Thank you to our entire SWAT Team. Without you, we would never be where we are.
And thank you to our wonderful Directors, 

Our Executive Director, Deb Gerard (First Impressions)   

Bradenton - Alice Rothbauer (Mary Kay)
Venice - Sylvia Jones (
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Manasota - Christy Jeffries (
European Wax Center)
LWR  -Shawna Hicks Cranston (
PostNet of LWR)
Sun City -Chel Cartmill (Divorce Wellness Coach)
AMI- Janice Teeter (JMTeeter & Associates)
Parrish - Melissa Sinkler (Detweiller's Gas/ Mobile Air)

To learn more about a chapter, go to www.swatnetworking.com 


Bring your daughter, niece, granddaughter, to any SWAT meeting. Members bringing young ladies, 16 and under, may pay at the member rate of $14.00. We loving having young ladies at the meeting. We are ready to help the next generation! So bring your  future SWATTERS

Congratulations to: 

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Rev. Elizabeth Turk with RomanticVows.com and Forever In Your Hearts Eulogies for being selected as "Woman of the Year" from the Gulf Coast Women in Networking.

Laura Lynch with Edward Jones was featured in Sarasota/Manatee Realtor Magazine

Tarnisha Cliatt with the Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce was recognized at the Women of Light event.

Karen Medford with Sirius Day Spa was featured in the latest issue of Scene magazine.

Poonam Maini was featured in the Observer Magazine!


Mary Fragapane made the pages of Architectural Digest in an Airbnb article. https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/art-gallery-airbnbs

Kait and Sharon Yonski from Vogue Society Boutique has a ribbon cutting and it made the Manatee Chamber Magazine

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Shawna Hicks-Cranston and her husband, Brad  with PostNet of LWR, won the title of "North America Franchisees of The Year" award. 

SWAT Networking is proud to be a member of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance, the Anna Maria Island Chamber, The Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce, The Gulf Coast Latin Chamber and the Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce!

There are many wonderful events coming up. Our SWAT Sisters are involved in fundraisers, networking events, open houses and more! 

Check out our member events page on the website!!

Our lunch meetings: 

First Tuesday
Desota Mall

Lakewood Ranch
Second Tuesday
Even Hotel
Lakewood Ranch 

Third Tuesday
Primo! Ristorante

Fourth Tuesday
Ramada Hotel Venezia

First Thursday
Popi's Place IV  

Second Thursday
United Methodist Church
Sun City Center 

Anna Maria Island
Third Thursday
Bridge Street Bistro 
Bradenton Beach

Please try to join us for a meeting this month!! And don't forget to RSVP. Cancellations made within 48 hours of a meeting will be invoiced/charged, as guarantees are made to the venue. All member "walk- ins" will be charged at the visiting SWAT Sister rate of $17.00. Payment in advance is expected and appreciated. If you are paying by credit card or  PayPal, fees will apply.


Are you a new member?
Join us!

The New Member Mentoring Mixer is held once a month on the 1st Monday of each month. It is a great way to fast track your connections, build bonds with other like minded SWAT Sisters and learn some valuable and proven networking tips specific to SWAT. For more information, contact Welcome Ambassador, Shana Rosenthal at newmembermixer@gmail.com

If you are not yet a member and want more info, go to

Use your membership wisely!  

1) Send in announcements about fundraisers, open houses and events! 

2) Post reminders, specials, etc. on a SWAT facebook group page.

3) Make appointments with other SWAT Sisters for one to one time.

4) Support and attend other SWAT Sister's events.

5) Go to a New Member Mentoring Mixer and get acquainted with new-comers.

6) Come to meetings!!

7) Invite a few sisters to come to your place of business

8) Host a SWAT sister open house

7) Let us know if you need prayers or help!

How about Sponsoring a SWAT Meeting? 

It is a great way to spotlight your business and allows your S.W.A.T. sisters to get to know a little bit more about who you are and what you do.  With just a little planning and prep work, you can jump-start your networking opportunities and friendships.  5 minute ($50) or 10 minute ($100) spots available. Contact the Director of the Chapter for more info...

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