Our Vision Statement

ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter is dedicated to empowering local business women to build strong personal and professional relationships in a safe and supportive environment.

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February 23 Meeting Sponsor

Leslie Thomas

Meeting Sponsorship

For $75 you will receive: dinner, an opportunity to speak to attendees for five minutes from the podium, have your business listed on our website and in our email announcements for the month of sponsorship, and receive recognition in our quarterly newsletter!  Higher sponsorship levels and benefits are also available.  Please contact our Treasurer at abwaoceanside@gmail.com to reserve your meeting sponsorship date.

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 $33.00 for ABWA Members and $40.00 for Guests

Eau Gallie Yacht Club, 100 Datura Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, FL

Please take a look at our Membership Brochure "One Membership, a Lifetime of Value" 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

February 23, 2021

Rochelle Hood

Tailoring Your Customer Experience

Have you read a review on Trip Advisor or seen a comment on Next Door from a customer raving about a product or service and thought “I wish that was my business they were talking about?”  Exceptional customer experiences can create customer enthusiasts willing to share their unsolicited admiration in a way that not even the priciest marketing campaign can deliver.  Paying attention to little details and learning from data you have already captured about your customers can unlock the means to tailor an experience that will be front of mind with your customers.  Best of all this can be accomplished without a large investment in technology, marketing campaigns or branding.

To help paint the picture of how to design an experience that stands out, Rochelle will include direct examples from multiple types of businesses/organizations including: e-Commerce, non-profit, professional services and physical storefront.

Rochelle Hood is the President and Managing Director of PINK Consulting, a project management, process intelligence and customer experience consulting firm.  Rochelle is an experienced program manager, operations leader, and process optimization professional with specialization in Shared Services, Contact Center Operations, Procure to Pay Service Delivery and IT Project Management. In addition, Rochelle is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.  She holds a BS in Accounting and a Master in Business Administration (MBA). Rochelle currently serves on the Advisory Board for Global Business Academy headquartered in Amsterdam, and is a volunteer leader on the Digital Events team of the Project Management Institute United Kingdom chapter.


Mixed greens salad, Mandarin orange, dried cranberries, toasted pecans, red onion, tomato and white balsamic vinaigrette

Choice of:

Pan seared chicken breast


Pan seared salmon


Eggplant Fritters

All entrees served with Mediterranean cauliflower rice pilaf, olives, sundried tomato, feta cheese, roast tomato wine sauce, grilled asparagus

Meal includes rolls and butter, coffee or tea

Glass of Wine - $9.00



The Yacht Club has COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place as recommended by CDC guidelines. Measures will be taken to keep our members and guests socially distanced.

ABWA National recommends that all Members and Guests sign the ABWA COVID Waiver provided at the meeting.



Dinner Meeting Registration & Payment

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 Online Excel Training Series 4
"Financial Functions, Data Tables, and Amortization Schedules"

Join us as we explore the power of Microsoft Excel! In each quarterly session, the Oceanside Charter Chapter will provide insightful and useful Excel topics.  We encourage even the experienced user to join us as we share "tips and tricks" to leverage the power of Excel.

Objectives include:

  • Format a consolidated worksheet
  • Fill using a linear series
  • Use date, time and rounding functions
  • Apply a cutom format code
  • Create a new cell style
  • Copy a worksheet
  • Drill to add data to multiple worksheets at the same time
  • Select and deselect sheet combinations
  • Enter formulas that use 3-D cell references
  • Use the Paste gallery
  • Format a 3-D pie chart with an explodedslice and lead lines
  • Save individual worksheets as separate workbook files
  • View and hide multiple workbooks
  • Consolidate data by linking separate workbooks

All topics are taught in the order of the modules in the optional textbook, Microsoft Office 365 & Excel 2016: Comprehensive,(Shelly Cashman) ISBN:9781305870710.  Textbook can be purchased from various online retailers.


Maximum:  95 registrants per training session

Location:  Zoom

When:  Saturday, April 24, 2021, 1:00-3:00 PM EST

Instructors:  Cindy Schmitt and Andrea Ellis


  • Non-ABWA Member:  $40/session
  • ABWA Member:  $25/session

Payments are non-refundable.  Each 2-hour workshop session includes email and phone support for 30 days. 

Fees for the training workshop will be waived for ABWA members (limited to 2 per ABWA league) who have been financially impacted by the pandemic due to job loss or reduction of wages/business earnings, illness from the virus or out of work to provide care for a family member or friend.   To request a waiver, email abwaoceanside@gmail.com. Please include your name, league and a brief description of impact. 

Online Excel Training Registration & Payment

(All proceeds benefit the Oceanside Charter Chapter Professional Development and Education programs.)



Our Chapter is working to help women in our community. You can help too by purchasing these delicious nuts, snacks, and chocolates. Every purchase will bring us one step closer to helping women grow personally and professionally. Please help us with a purchase today!

A portion of every product sold on this fundraising website benefits ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter!

Terri Lynn Fundraising

Happy New Year Oceanside Charter Chapter! Here we are almost a year into the pandemic, and our Chapter continues to thrive due to our wonderful membership! We have been fortunate that we have been able to resume our monthly meetings “in person” and that we continue to attract several guests and new members at each meeting. At our January meeting we had an overwhelming response from our members to support the Chapter as a Meeting Sponsor at monthly meetings. We even had guests eager for the chance to be able to promote their business in this unique way. Meeting sponsorship is a wonderful...Read more

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