LACC to Hold Women in Networking Series

The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce 2015 Women in Networking Series will kick off on Monday, March 30th with “History & High Heels” featuring Lynn Native and New York Shoe Designer Paula Koumoundouros at the Lynn Museum and Historical Society, 590 Washington Street, Lynn, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. R & L Associates, Inc. is the lead sponsor for this event.

Attendees will enjoy an incredible night of networking from 6:00pm – 7:00pm that includes a complementary glass of champagne, light appetizers, chocolates and chocolate fountain provided by The Chocolate Truffle, fruits and crudités’ and a cash bar of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. The formal program will be from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.

 Koumoundouros is currently working for The Global Brands Group- Jimlar;  as a private label designer for Macy’s in NYC. Jimlar Corporation, founded in 1956, has spent more than 50 years as a footwear industry leader. The company designs, sources, distributes and markets footwear and accessories under its own brand and also provides design and sourcing services for many clients under their own brand names like Calvin Klein and Coach.

Koumoundouros has also worked professionally as a footwear designer for Sam Edelman; as a color and material designer for Converse Inc. and worked as an assistant with Marc Jacobs on his runway collections. She attended Northeastern University for graphic design and graduated with a BFA, Fashion Design & Art History from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design.  She attended Lynn Public Schools, St Pius V Junior High and Bishop Fenwick High School.  In her teenage years she worked at her family’s business, Angelina’s Sub Shop.

“March is Women’s History Month and what better way to celebrate than in the Shoe City itself,” says LACC president/CEO Leslie Gould. “We’re expecting a great night of networking and excited to hear Paula’s story about how she broke into a challenging and competitive industry.”

The “WIN” committee is committed to hosting four events annually that focus on  networking and educational opportunities and inspiring stories from other professional women.  “WIN” will also host “Women and Wealth Management” in May, a “Beauty and Style Expo and Fashion Show” in October and a “Holid

Lynn Native and New York Shoe Designer Paula Koumoundouros.

Lynn Native and New York Shoe Designer Paula Koumoundouros.

ay Networking” event in December with a focus on a local charity.

The Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce represents the business communities of Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant and Swampscott. For a complete list of monthly events and programs go to  For a complete list of Celebrating Women’s History Month at the Lynn Museum and Historical Society go to

Lead sponsor for the LACC Women in Networking  series is Cabot Wealth Management. Silver sponsors include Ameriprise Financial Joanne Reilly CFP, Atlantic Hearing Care, Inc,  BHI Atlantic Referral Exchange, Eastern Bank, Infinity Fashion Boutique, Moniz & Mendes P.C. Attorney’s at Law and R & L Associates, Inc.

 RSVP is a must. The cost to attend $20pp. Advance payment or at the door only. No invoicing for this event. The LACC accepts cash, check, Visa, MC, Amex and Discover.

To RSVP or for more information please call the LACC office at 781-592-2900 or email [email protected].  Plenty of on street free parking.

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