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July 31, 2012 by  
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We are always looking for new ways to support our members. As a result, it was decided to take networking a step further…

Garden City, NY (PRWEB) July 28, 2012

Members and guests of the NAPW Suffolk County Local Chapter joined members and guests of the NAPW Nassau County Local Chapter on June 21 for a joint professional networking meeting at Inside the Armoire, a boutique located at 21 The Plaza in Locust Valley. The two Chapters got together to network, mingle, and shop in one of the most exclusive shops on the Gold Coast of Long Island, owned by Nassau Local Chapter member Karen Papadopoulos.

The two NAPW Long Island Chapters decided to hold the joint networking meeting in an effort to further support its members with more extensive networking opportunities.

“We are always looking for new ways to support our members. As a result, it was decided to take networking a step further,” said Suffolk County Chapter President Jennifer Makaw.

Inside the Armoire was the perfect venue for a meeting that was casual and fun, yet informative and functional. Members mingled throughout the evening talking about businesses, families, and summer plans. Many business cards and ideas were exchanged among the attendees.

“Members and guests also spent time introducing themselves and talking about their businesses and goals,” said Jennifer.

During the evening, delicious wraps, salads, and white wine were served and enjoyed by all. Members and guests enjoyed a 20% discount on all purchases and much fun was had by those who tried on the many lovely items available at Inside the Armoire.

Owned by Nassau County Chapter member, Karen Papadopolous, Inside the Armoire is a fine lingerie shop that is dedicated to providing its customers with both exceptional products and customer service. The boutique’s product mix includes swimwear, lingerie, sleepwear, and loungewear, and also carries a post surgical line. It is the perfect first stop for brides.

Store Owner Karen Papadopoulos is selective in choosing the finest collections for Inside the Armoire, ensuring that all of her customers have the best merchandise to choose from. At Inside the Armoire, they believe outer beauty starts at the skin. Whether lingerie, swimwear, or any of their intimate apparel, what a woman puts next to her skin is the foundation for her outer beauty. According to Inside the Armoire, a woman’s inner beauty is only enhanced by the confidence this inspires.

In attendance at the joint networking meeting were:

Nassau County Chapter President Rosemary Serra, Suffolk County Chapter President Jennifer Makaw, Natalia Elson, Stacy Sciabetta, Cynthia Braun, Courtney Molloy, Nancy Davidson, Aimee DiBartomeo-Cody, Stephanie Ethe, Kathy Ruggerio, Karen Papadapolous, Nicole Catanzano, Ellen Meyerson, Sophia Romma, Tanya Phillip, Joanne Behal, Fran Greene, Michelle Lazarus, Debi Silber, Liz Faublas, Sophia O’Neill, and her husband. The Chapters were also happy to welcome the new members that attended.

NAPW Suffolk County Local Chapter’s next meeting was set for July 10 when members and guests will discuss NAPW’s Ideas for social media, charity, and mentorship.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is the largest and most recognized network of female professionals. NAPW provides a forum where women can interact, exchange ideas, educate, network, and empower. NAPW Local Chapters allow members to maximize their experience through meetings, networking opportunities, and professional events.

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Players relish new-look raucous Wimbledon

July 31, 2012 by  
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LONDON – - Players do not have to wear white kit, the traditional dark green colour scheme on court has been replaced by bright pink and purple, music blares from speakers around the grounds and the crowds are raucous.

Welcome to new-look Wimbledon, the British institution steeped in traditions the world’s top players were very familiar with – until the Olympics rolled into town.

“Wimbledon is so quiet. You don’t hear much talking. But here you do hear talking. It’s a really big crowd. It’s exciting,” said Serena Williams, returning to Centre Court less than a month after winning her fifth Wimbledon title on it.

Since the tournament ended, the All England club grounds have undergone a complete transformation. As well as the bright colours, Olympic rings now adorn the courts, even hanging from the nets.

“It’s just like being in Wimbledon but not being in Wimbledon,” mused Slovakia’s Daniela Hantuchova.

With spectators sporting their country flags, chatting, cheering and clapping at every pause of play, the atmosphere on court is very different from the usually sedate Wimbledon crowd and more like the U.S. Open in New York.

Not everyone is finding it easy to get used to, with crying babies being asked for “quiet please” by the umpire and spectators shushing the raised voices of international media commentating animatedly from the back of the stands.

“The Wimbledon crowd is (normally) very mellow and traditional but you go out today and everyone’s representing their country, shouting and screaming with flags all over the place,” said former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova who made her Olympic debut on Monday after missing the 2008 Games through injury.

“It’s a completely different atmosphere but it’s really magical.”

With tickets for Wimbledon – allocated through tennis clubs, a public ballot and a daily queue at the gate for the most hardcore fans – heavily oversubscribed every year, many spectators are visiting the club for the first time.

“It’s a slightly different crowd to Wimbledon,” said Britain’s Andy Murray who received a reception at his first-round match against Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka.

“It’s just weird – there are so many colours, there is a lot of noise with the music and stuff when you come out that you don’t get at Wimbledon, which is slightly different. The support was great.”

While not all have warmed to the changes, with Israel’s Shahar Peer lamenting the missing sense of tradition after going out in the first round to Russian Sharapova, most have enjoyed the experience.

“They have the Mexican wave going basically after one set, which is unusual. That took me an entire tournament and four sets against Murray in the finals to get the first Mexican wave,” said world number one Roger Federer, whose victory over Murray won him a record-equalling seventh Wimbledon title this month.

“Things are clearly a big change from a few weeks ago. I’m happy I’ve had a taste of it.” (Editing by Ed Osmond)