WELCOME TO BAM GREATER PENINSULA, VA
If you are wondering what the heck is BAM, it’s just our affectionate acronym for Business Among Moms – BAM! It’s fitting because the women we attract are full of awesomeness.
We host events that support and showcase mom entrepreneurs and help them build their network. We’d love to meet you and learn about your business.
WHERE AND WHEN ARE EVENTS?
WHAT TO EXPECT
You will find a welcoming group of women (most are moms, a few are not) that are here to get educated, share resources, encouragement and network. We encourage building relationships first, because people do business (and refer business) to those they know, like and trust. We don’t just sell to each other; we celebrate each other.
Our events are 1 ½ hours in length. The first 30 minutes are for open networking – grab a cup of coffee and a snack and come upstairs and meet and mingle.
Small group discussion is followed by either a business speaker or our business showcases.
We know you’ll come away with a few great new connections!
While any woman in business is welcome to attend our events, members receive money-saving and business building benefits:
- Free/Discounted Event Attendance
- Private Facebook Group Membership to keep the networking going online
- Listing in our Business Directory
- Opportunity to showcase your business at a BAM event
- Feature of your business on our website (annual, lifetime membership)
Greater Peninsula, VA Chapter Leader: Marisa Colon
Embracing Purposeful Hustle as a Momprenuer
Hello, my name is Marisa, and I “was” a workaholic.
I can say that honestly now, because I know that being a workaholic was my reality for many years, and it took a step of faith to bring me into a new reality.
With over 10 years of corporate leadership experience, I decided to walk away from my 6-figure salary to find a new balance in my life that was absolutely necessary as a mother of five. After meeting my husband in 2011, my life quickly evolved from being an extremely career driven, single woman, no children having, power house… to a stressed out, unbalanced, out of touch with reality, mess. While I was on my third maternity leave in three years, I looked at my family, and my husband’s growing business, and decided it was time to take charge of my life and learn how to change my version of reality into a “Purposeful Hustle.”
After much debate, praying, and budgeting, I made one of the hardest decisions in my life. I left the career and team that had been such a major part of my life for over a decade, and joined forces to grow a family business that we could build to leave a legacy for our children, and generations to come.
This journey that began as the scariest moment in my life, has evolved into my life’s greatest blessing. Being able to redefine the hustle that I was used to, and transition to a “Purposeful Hustle” on my own terms, has been exhilarating, to say the least. I have been more present for my children than ever before, I have renewed my faith and relationship with God, and while I am nowhere near perfect… I have a greater understanding and acceptance of balance than I ever thought I would.
The knowledge that I have gained, the connections that I have made, and the belief that anything is possible, have refueled my passion to empower and uplift other women to dream big, crush goals and defy odds! Purposeful Hustle is my reminder to define my own success, be authentic to who I am and where I am at in life, and let nothing hold me back from my purpose.
I am looking forward to never-ending growth, learning, and empowerment as I get to know all of you better!