Our Vision Statement

ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter is dedicated to enhancing the lives of local women. Strong professional relationships between Chapter members and the safe environment provided for members to grow and develop are our cornerstones. The focus on leadership, learning and community involvement, establish our Chapter as the premier women’s business organization in Brevard County.

ABWA Mission Statement

The mission of the American Business Women's Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.

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Meeting Information

Fourth Tuesday of Every Month
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Registration is $30.00 for ABWA Members and $35.00 for Guests
Eau Gallie Yacht Club
100 Datura Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, FL

Please take a look at our Membership Recruitment Brochure and discover all the benefits of a membership in our organization!

Contact Information

ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter
P.O. Box 360151
Melbourne, FL 32936
Anita Carbone
Membership Chair

Welcome to The ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter

January 24, 2017

Your Personal Brand

A business's or organization’s brand isn’t just its logo. It represents its products and services, mission and vision, and most importantly, how it is viewed and embraced by its clients and stakeholders.

"Your Personal Brand" is a way of looking at yourself as a business with your own distinct brand; the embodiment of your personality, character and reputation. Your brand reflects how you’re perceived by your “audiences” and is developed through your actions over time.

Geo A. Ropert is president of Ropert and Partners, a public relations and integrated marketing communications firm that utilizes a collaborative partnership approach to provide focused services to each client. A nationally-accredited, award-winning public relations and marketing professional, Geo has a diverse background of experience in both the public and private sectors.  A Michigan native and longtime Florida resident, Geo has owned several businesses and held senior management and executive level positions in public relations, sales and marketing. 

From his first business at the age of 21, he has had the opportunity to learn from extraordinary corporate and community leaders. Geo utilizes the knowledge and skills he’s acquired to help businesses and organizations develop and execute exemplary communication plans that have launched unique brands, built and expanded client and stakeholder bases, and raised awareness and resources for important initiatives and causes.

Geo has held executive positions with the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, LEAD Brevard and the Brevard Family Partnership. Engaged in governmental affairs for many years, Geo has been active in local, state and national advocacy for both businesses and communities.

Please join us on Tuesday, January 24 to learn more from Geo about "Your Personal Brand"!

Dinner Menu Selections

Soup du Jour

Meat:  Sirloin Caesar Salad 

Seafood:  Pan Seared Wahoo Fillet with blood oranges, salsify, calico rice

Vegetarian:  Steamed Vegetable Platter

Heath Bar Cruch Pie

 Meal includes rolls and butter, coffee or tea 
Cost:  $30 for ABWA Members and $35 for Guests
Glass of Wine $9



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Opening General Session speaker, Dr. Tererai Trent both inspired us and made us cry. Her devotion to community and education makes her one of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite guests, and now one of my favorite speakers....Read more

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