Spotlight Speaker

August 7

Alyson Cannady, Owner, Skinny JAX

Alyson CannadyAt Skinny Jax you will receive a customized weight loss program that includes personal counseling from a board-certified physician and extremely skilled staff who have your very best interest in mind. We monitor your progress and make on-going adjustments to achieve your short and long term goals.

Meet The Owner, Alyson Cannady
Owner, Alyson Cannady recently opened Skinny JAX, a medical weight loss spa located in south Jacksonville Beach, along with board-certified physician, Dr. Donald S. Freedman. The business is ultimately a plan that Cannady has been improving upon since she became interested in helping people lose those extra pounds over 25 years ago. “I grew up in a hair salon, so I feel comfortable in the beauty industry,” Cannady said. “I’ve always had a passion for being healthy. I grew up very active with dancing but after my pregnancy with my son, I became a Weight Watchers coach.” Cannady said that her active lifestyle came to an abrupt halt with a rough pregnancy.

She gained 65 pounds in six weeks and her hormones were out of control. Losing the post-pregnancy weight, which she refers to as “the battle of the bulge,” inspired her to help others do the same. After growing as a coach, she decided she wanted to build her own business. “I know it’s a pain counting calories and points,” Cannady said. “I don’t have time for that. For some people, it’s a great system, but I wanted to get to a place where food is your friend. It’s your fuel. I want to get you where you want to be, where you can go out to eat and have a life.” In addition, Cannady said she wants to treat all aspects of beautification and self-esteem. After pregnancy and weight loss, many people have loose skin or have cellulite they can’t get rid of. For this, the clinic offers non-invasive skin tightening and wrinkle reduction treatments, called Venus Freeze and Venus Viva. The treatments help reduce visible acne scarring, wrinkles, cellulite, and sagging. Cannady said these services don’t require downtime and are completely painless. She regularly uses the equipment herself as an alternative to injections.

Website: Skinny JAX

 

Interested in speaking? Contact Dr. April Murdaugh at Murdaugh_April@nlgroupmail.com.

Learn more about being a Spotlight Speaker here.

 Register Today!

$22 PWC members
$25 non-members

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT NOON ON TUESDAY PRIOR TO THE EVENT.
After 12:00 p.m., the price is $27 for members at the door.

Have a dietary restriction or preference? Let us know when you register. Please add a comment in the note section if you need a special meal like Gluten-free or Vegan/Vegetarian. We can only accommodate special meal requests for online ticket orders, not at the door.

Reservations are held until 11:45 a.m. Then we allow those on the wait list to use the empty seats. No refunds. If you are having problems with the payment process, please let us know in our contact form, or contact Denise Horton at Denise.horton@prudential.com.

Upcoming Spotlight Speakers

2019 Dates

  • August 7 – Dr. Lauren Cost, Revolution Chiropractic
  • August 21 – Alyson Cannady, Owner, Skinny JAX

  • September 4 – TBA
  • September 18 – TBA
  • October 2 –Kathryn Martin, Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Financial
  • October 16 – TBA
  • November 6 – TBA
  • November 20 – TBA
  • December 4 – Grants / Holiday Celebration

Previous Spotlight Speakers

  • August 7 – Dr. Lauren Cost, Revolution Chiropractic
  • July 17 – Julia McRae, Certified Nutritionist
  • June 19 – Caren Anders – JEA
  • May 15 – Nadia Policard – Social Channel Marketing
  • May 1 – Silent Auction- No Speaker
  • April 17 – Dr. April Murdaugh – Wealth Coach/Financial Planner
  • April 3 – Veronica Frazier, Visit Jacksonville
  • March 20 – Gretchen Kornutik, Suncoast Beach Vacations
  • March 6 – 2019 SBLY’s
  • February 20 – Christine McFaul, PS27 Ventures
  • February 6 – Danielle Borg – Body20
  • January 16 – Nicole Smith, Carmen’s on the Run
  • December 5 – Julie Peterson: Corporate Relations & Sponsorship Manager, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
  • October 17 – Kaci Honeycutt, Feeding Northeast FloridaSeptember 19 –Susan Willoughby, LulaRoe
  • September 5 – Dr. Elizabeth Winings & Dr. Theresa Burton – Founders of The Retreat at Ponte Vedra Beach
  • August 15 – Stephanie J. Dale. Franchise Owner & Travel Consultant, Cruise Planners
  • August 1 – Dean Porter, Development Director at Hunger Fight

 Register Today!

$20 PWC members | $25 non-members

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT NOON ON TUESDAY PRIOR TO THE EVENT.
After 12:00 p.m., the price is $27 for members at the door.

 

Have a dietary restriction or preference? Let us know when you register. Please add a comment in the note section if you need a special meal like Gluten-free or Vegan/Vegetarian. We can only accommodate special meal requests for online ticket orders, not at the door.

Reservations are held until 11:45 a.m. Then we allow those on the wait list to use the empty seats. No refunds. If you are having problems with the payment process, please let us know in our contact form, or contact Denise Horton at Denise.horton@prudential.com.

Being the spotlight speaker at the Professional Women’s Council luncheon was the best return on investment of any marketing dollars I have ever spent.

What a great opportunity to let over 70 women know more about my services. Getting your name out there and having people recognize you is such a big part of doing business in Jacksonville.

I had a great response from prospective clients and within two weeks had three new clients.

As a coach I recommend investing in the spotlight speaker spot to all my clients.

Marie Hope

Owner, Vision in Business

Spotlight Speaker Information

The Spotlight Speaker program gives PWC Members the opportunity to showcase their business to the PWC membership. All funds collected from this opportunity go directly to the PWC Grant Program.

Benefits

  • Five minutes to speak at the lunch meeting in front of 60-80 attendees
  • Recognition in the related email marketing newsletters
  • Recognition for a two-week period on the PWC website
  • Display table dedicated to your company material
  • Ability to exclusively place company material on all place settings at lunch tables

Cost

  • The cost of the Spotlight Speaker is $100, it is inclusive of lunch & 50-50 raffle tickets

Requirements

  • Click here to pay. Dates will be assigned once payment is received.
  • Once the date has been determined, please forward the following information to Rachel Rodriguez at Rachel.rodriguez@thecsicompanies.com:
    • Company Logo
    • A short bio of the person who will be the Spotlight Speaker
    • A brief informational paragraph, which will be used to introduce the speaker at the meeting
    • Company URL
    • Headshot of speaker

 

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If you’re looking to network and exchange business, the JAX Chamber’s Professional Women’s Council (PWC) is the council for you. PWC offers ample opportunities from networking and learning, to sharing ideas and exchanging business. Friendships and business relationships are at the heart of the membership.