September 15 – River City Express Network 20th Anniversary Celebration

River City Express Network 20th Anniversary Celebration

WHEN: Wednesday, September 15, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

MEETING LOCATION: Park Lane Tavern, 2251 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen

Join us on September 15 as we observe River City Express Network’s 20th anniversary!


We will celebrate in-person at Park Lane Tavern in Short Pump OR via Zoom to your choice of device. The festivities begin with networking – if you’re joining us at the Park Lane Tavern, there will be appetizers and a cash bar. If joining by Zoom, BYOB while networking online! Door prizes and anniversary keepsakes will be part of the fun of the evening for both our virtual and in-person guests.

Our program will remember some of our 20 years of changing women’s lives. Sylvia Buffington-Lester will lead an informal discussion on the benefits and values of membership in the American Business Women’s Association. In addition, Sylvia and several of our members will comment on how ABWA and RCEN membership has enriched their personal and professional development.

Sylvia, a native of Richmond, Virginia, is a retired Forensic Scientist Section Supervisor. She was employed at the Central Laboratory of the Virginia Department of Forensic Science in Richmond, VA for more than 30 years in the discipline of friction skin analysis. Prior to tenure of 16.5 years as a fingerprint examiner for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, DC, where she received her initial training, she majored in vocal education at Virginia State College (now University) in Petersburg, VA.

HERE’S HOW OUR HYBRID EVENT WILL WORK: Those who chose the Zoom link will come into the Zoom Room and will be given the opportunity to network in breakout rooms, while the in-person group is networking in the live event. They will be able to move around freely to different breakout rooms of their choosing and at any time can return to the main room to watch what is happening in the live event on camera. 

Networking will take place from 5:30-6pm, then the breakout rooms will be closed and everyone will return to the main room to participate in the business meeting and see the speaker happening live at the Park Lane Tavern. 

At 6:30 the breakout rooms will reopen for additional networking in the Zoom Room and the live networking will continue until 7pm

Register today and be a part of the fun. Bring a guest (or two…) and share the spirit and friendship of River City Express Network! The Zoom link to the event will be emailed to all registrants before the meeting.

NOTE At the in-person location, we will have available: facemasks, sanitizers, and social distancing bracelets.

Registration deadline: September 13


Members $10

Guests $15