Strategic Teams

The PURPOSE of our “Connect, Collaborate & GROW” strategic teams are to:

  • Provide a mastermind setting for members to share their professional ups and downs
  • Use the team as a sounding board for new ideas and challenges
  • To benefit from the talents of other members, and
  • To provide a “safe” place to take their masks off and speak candidly with fellow colleagues.

SWN Members are encouraged to RSVP. There is no attendance requirement and meetings are not industry locked.

Your first meeting is free, but we do ask that you join to attend future meetings because we are sharing real problems and ideas that may need to be kept private. Click here to join now!

For more information, contact Gina Bordeaux at

Connect, Collaborate & GROW – Downtown Suffolk
General Public Restaurant, 206 E Washington, Suffolk, VA
Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
5:30 PM to 7 PM
Facilitated by Karen Hurd and Elaine Lankford.

Connect, Collaborate & GROW – Norfolk
Coaster Coffee, 8418 Tidewater Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518
Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month
6:30 to 8 PM
Facilitated by Gina Bordeaux and Meghan Manning

Connect, Collaborate & GROW – Western Branch
Branches Tasting Room
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month
1 to 2 PM
Facilitated by Barbara Sobczak and Gina Bordeaux

Connect, Collaborate & GROW  – Virginia Beach 
Reginella’s Italian Restaurant
Meets the 4th Tuesday of the month
12 noon to 1 pm
Facilitated by 
Gina Bordeaux

Connect, Collaborate & GROW – Chesapeake
Buffalo Wild Wings
1308 Greenbrier Parkway
, Chesapeake, VA 23320
Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Facilitated by Gina Bordeaux and Vanessa Torres

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