Freshconnections is a networking group exclusively for professional businesswomen. That’s right, no boys allowed. Founded in 2010 in Mystic, CT, freshconnections has expanded to eight chapters, with the Wakefield chapter convening in 2010. “There has long been a need for a women’s only networking group, and I am so glad to be a part of it,” says Michelle Girasole of Fresh LLC. Michelle is one of sixteen members. Also involved is Joan Dwyer of All That Matters, Ann Gallagher of Providence Media, Janet Goulart of Athena Legacy Solutions, Anne Heffron of Applied Enviro-Tech, Carrie Humphreys of Cabi, Mary Lou Lamontagne of Destiny Africa Children’s Choir, Susan Lataille of DiscoverYou Events, Kim McNeice of Blessed Beginnings, Jennifer Neuguth of Festival Fete, Tuni Renaud Schartner of Deep Blue Technologies, Jamie Sharp of JS Designs, Joyce Wadbrook of Capital City Financial, Cathy White of Webworks, Jessica Wood of William Raveis Real Estate, and Lisa Zuchowski of Arbonne International.
The women meet every other week to support each other, network, and develop areas of business. Feeling as though an authentic sense of community has been formed, the women now have great trust in one another and a strong desire to work together. They emphasize that freshconnections is a group of real women with real businesses who have real relationships with one another. They want to make a difference in each other’s lives, and for these sixteen entrepreneurs at heart, freshconnections has become a business-oriented platform to do so.