“We are very excited about launching the Little Black Dress Club in New Lenox, says local Director Rosanne Harris. “Women in our area now have an opportunity to connect with other women in a fun, friendly and sophisticated way.”
Co-founders Christine Zellers and Jenny Holzer first came up with the idea in 2006 when discussing ways to meet new friends. They decided to create their own fun by starting a women’s social networking group in Washington, DC. According to the founders, a group like this is a must-have in women’s lives, just like the little black dress is a staple in every woman’s wardrobe. “It can be difficult to find like-minded friends if you are looking for an adventure,” says Zellers. “The LBDC is the perfect solution to this conundrum.”
The club keeps things interesting by appealing to the many interests of its members. For example, Holzer and Zellers like to sail and enjoy skiing and diving vacations, while other members like to keep it low key and relaxed with wine tastings and happy hours. In New Lenox, Director Harris plans to sponsor a variety of events for local members.
Zellers and Holzer envision the club branching out to other countries, but their current priority is training directors in club management. “This is a great opportunity for women to gain experience in networking, marketing and event planning,” says Zellers. “We are creating career development opportunities for our Directors as we broaden our reach.”
Local merchants gain exposure by offering discounts for their products and services to members, such as free movie tickets, discounts at spas and beauty stores, and exclusive, unique events such as wine tastings and happy hours.
For information about the club and to join, visit www.lbdclub.com. If you are a merchant interested in advertising or offering discounts, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Local New Lenox Chapter of the Little Black Dress Club for the first event:
When: January 22, 2011 3 to 5 PM
Where: Paradise Smoothie and Coffee
Details: Join us for our first meet and greet!
About The Little Black Dress Club
The Little Black Dress Club is a community of interesting and adventurous women who enjoy a variety of activities. Our members host events from casual happy hours and gourmet dinners to rock climbing and SCUBA diving. Our mission is to create a worldwide community so that as women move or travel, there will always be a friend to share an occasion. We are currently supporting 14 clubs including the metro areas of Baltimore, Birmingham, Nashville, Naples, Phoenix and our home base, Washington, DC. Visit the website at www.lbdclub.com.
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The Little Black Dress Club is a community of engaged, adventurous women. Our members host events like casual happy hours, gourmet dinners, rock climbing and SCUBA diving. Learn more at www.lbdclub.com.