LAUNCH Seminar To Feature Corporate Etiquette And Style Experts

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Robin Fisher
Robin Fisher

LAUNCH announces the next installment of its Professional Development Seminar series. The “Style, Image & Etiquette: Why They Matter in Business” event will be held next Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at 535 Chestnut Street, Suite 103. This seminar is open to all entrepreneurs, business owners and those interested in starting a business.

The seminar will be led by aQQolade speakers Robin Fisher and Caroline Avinger, who work with students, individuals, teams, and companies to polish image, hone presentation, manage with style, and bring courtesy and respect to work interactions. Learn about the importance of these skills, the message each of these areas sends about you, and how you can change that message to your advantage.

"The Professional Development Seminars were implemented as a way to continue to support and educate LAUNCH graduate entrepreneurs, and is also open to other Chattanooga business owners who may want or need to brush up on certain skills," LAUNCH staff said.  "This creates a great networking opportunity among the Chattanooga business community."

aQQolade, Inc, through a partnership with LAUNCH, is providing the speakers for the event.
“We are delighted to have two of our exceptional instructors, Caroline Avinger and Robin Fisher, present at the LAUNCH event.” said Robert Dragone, president of aQQolade. “aQQolade is committed to giving back to the local community.”

Caroline Avinger is a certified corporate etiquette and international protocol consultant who
specializes in working with professionals and corporations. She earned a Master's degree in education, and received her training and certification from The Protocol School of Washington, the only accredited protocol and business etiquette school in the nation. Ms. Avinger is the president of The Buckley School of Public Speaking.

Robin Fisher is a certified image consultant with over 15 years in the fashion industry and a
Master’s degree in international business. She works with a wide variety of clients including senior executives, diplomats, judges, authors, news anchors, and more, helping enhance their image and boost confidence so they look, feel and present at peak performance. Ms. Fisher serves as the creative director and managing editor of Eco-Beautiful Weddings Magazine.

The cost of the seminar is $25 at the door, or $20 when you pre-register by calling 423-523-
9307. This seminar is free to all LAUNCH Alumni Alliance members.

Caroline Avinger
Caroline Avinger

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