By: Leslie Barrows
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Dinner with the Mayor, supporting GRACE of Grapevine
Dinner plans with the mayor were made in March at the Women Empowered luncheon when Leslie Barrows and MaryLee Alford were the high auction bidders on the Dinner with Southlake Mayor, Laura Hill. With the support of Southlake area corporate sponsors, a portion of the proceeds was donated to the Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange (GRACE).
The Women Empowered (WE) annual luncheon is hosted by the Southlake Chamber of Commerce to bring women together from all over North Texas to network, learn, support one another, become more involved and to give back to the community. The Spring 2018 WE luncheon theme was “Luncheon at Tiffany’s” and was held at the Hilton Southlake Town Square on the evening of March 2. Over 300 of the finest women in business in North Texas were in attendance. Guests enjoyed keynote speaker, Betsy Allen-Manning talk about helping managers and employees in developing leadership skills.
Among the fundraising opportunities at the 3rd annual WE luncheon was a private dinner with Southlake Mayor, Laura Hill.
Southlake Mayor Laura Hill and her husband Joe graciously hosted an elegant private dinner with Leslie Barrows, MaryLee Alford and their husbands Jeff Sanford and Carl Alford. Leslie and MaryLee were the high bidders on “Dinner with the Mayor,” raising money at the WE luncheon to support a client of GRACE.
Dinner by Brio Tuscan Grille’s executive chef, Jarad Bissell was well received. In a stunning 5-course meal with appetizers and fine wine, this group enjoyed one another’s company and celebrated the hard work and philanthropic efforts of so many who support the WE luncheons and their fundraising success.
While the mission of the Southlake Area Chamber is to serve the needs of business, members of this active chamber understand that business only thrives when members of the community are at their best. There is a special feeling when business owners get together and raise money to donate to such important and compelling causes.
Gallery of Pictures at Dinner with the Mayor. Images by Luce Photography, LLC.