Strategic Teams

The PURPOSE of our 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.

Please note that guests are not allowed. Because we are sharing real problems, you must be an SWN Member to participate. Click here to join now!

For more information, contact Gina Bordeaux at

SWN 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.

SWN Connect, Collaborate & GROW – Norfolk
Coaster Coffee, 8418 Tidewater Dr, Norfolk, VA 23518
Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
6:30 to 8 PM
Facilitated by Gina Bordeaux and Meghan Manning

SWN Connect, Collaborate & GROW – Chesapeake Square
Olive Garden, Chesapeake Square Mall
Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
12 to 1 PM
Facilitated by Barbara Sobczak and Stacie Szwydek

SWN Strategic Team – Virginia Beach (Needs a Facilitator)

SWN Connect, Collaborate & GROW – Chesapeake
Buffalo Wild Wings
1308 Greenbrier Parkway
, Chesapeake, VA 23320
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month