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Connect Groups Ring in the New Year January 19

The Dallas Connect Group, led by Tracey Mitchell, welcomes inspirational speaker Linda Fields. Linda is the founder of 7M-Pact, a marketplace organization that deliver training, coaching, and events based on the teachings of Jesus. 7M-Pact helps clients grow businesses, develop their vision and enhance their leadership to serve their clients well. She also hosts a weekly podcast on Charisma called On Fire with Linda Fields. Her books and writings include Prayer Plan Your Life, Find Your Why Forward, and IMPACT Your Sphere of INFLUENCE. Linda also survived a life-threatening fire as a teenager, but that near-death experience set her on a course to help others overcome their own trials and to live life ON FIRE with passion and purpose. The Dallas Connect gathers at 11:30 a.m. on January 19th at the Park City Club, 5956 Sherry Lane, Suite 1700. The deadline to register is Tuesday, January 17th by 5:00 p.m

Recording artist Kezia Alford will be the New Year kickoff speaker at the Atlanta Connect event, led by Destiny Yarbrough. Kezia recently released two new singles, “Here with Us,” and “Source of All My Joy.” She has shared the stage with many gospel greats and is currently working on more music releases. Kezia is a television host for TBN’s community show, Joy In Our Town, seen in Metro Atlanta with over 46-million viewers. She has also appeared on numerous other television shows, including WATC TV 57, TBN Salsa, and radio shows. Kezia’s mission is to heal and equip women to become servants in God’s kingdom while incorporating the virtues of the Proverbs 31 woman.The Atlanta Professional Enrichment Speaker is Audrey Galex. Galex is the Community Engagement Director for the AIB Television Network, a network that develops and distributes original content designed to educate the mind, strengthen the body and inspire the spirit. AIB programming is available in Northern Georgia on Comcast Cable and AT & T Uverse as well as worldwide through live streaming, through their YouTube Channel and Facebook page. The Atlanta, Georgia Connect Group will meet at the NE Atlanta AIB Television Network from Noon-2:00 p.m. at 42 12th Street NW in Atlanta.


The Nashville Connect Group, led by Lisa Hooks, will feature musical artist and speaker Shelly Massey. The Nashville Connect meets from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Red Lobster, 5259 Hickory Hollow Pkwy in Antioch, Tennessee.







Kandi Rose, leads the Hot Springs Connect. The Hot Springs Connect will feature Speakers Veronica Ayers, General Manager of KJBN, 1050 A.M. Ayers is also the Wonder Lowe Talk Show Host. The other speaker is Author and Playwright, Rosemary Green. The Hot Springs group meets at Hibachi Buffet, located at 4334 Central Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas, 71913.



Tammy Cooper leads the Hollywood Connect Event. Guest Speaker will be Kelry Kirschenmann, Program Director of the Hollywood Prayer Network. The Hollywood group meets 6:30 p.m. at 110 East Santa Fe Avenue in Fullerton,California.



“We are looking forward to an inspiring and engaging new year of CWIMA Connect Meetings,” said Tracey Mitchell, Senior Vice-President of National Connections. “We hope everyone will dedicate their Third Thursday’s to CWIMA in 2023.”

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