In March 2020, a virus that was a world apart, became a chilling reality in the United States.
Predictions of the demise of many businesses and industries have multiplied. The travel industry has been one of the hardest hit; an industry that Brianne Bloom became part of the previous month.
She felt uncomfortable at first, but soon discovered that Fox World Travel had no intention of succumbing to this pandemic. The agency had survived the fallout from 9/11, the 2008/2009 recession and even a tornado that tore the roof off its headquarters in 2001.
Bloom will share the creative and innovative measures Fox World Travel has implemented to not only survive the pandemic, but to thrive afterward, demonstrating to the traveling public the value of a travel professional.
She will do so on Thursday, April 21 at Roadhouse Pizza, 102 Watson St., as part of the monthly Ripon/Green Lake Chapter of Professional Women’s Connection program.
Bloom joined Fox World Travel as Director of Vacation Travel in February 2022, just weeks before the COVID 19 virus put an end to travel and tourism.
She attended the University of Wisconsin in Green Bay and brings more than 10 years of experience in sales, customer service, retail management and associate leadership to Fox. She has always loved to travel, but moved to Fox World Travel because of “Fox culture”.
In college, Bloom majored in Spanish and looks forward to using her language skills to help with translation and communication as Fox becomes a global player in the travel world.
She loves trips to all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, where she can eat great food on her own terms. Bloom also loves trips that involve adventure or history.
This event will take place in the upstairs banquet area of Roadhouse Pizza. Registration and networking will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and a presentation at 6 p.m.
Reservations must be made by Tuesday, April 19 at noon by registering online at https://pwcwi.clubexpress.com.
Dinner will consist of an assorted pizza and pasta buffet with green salad and a cash bar.
Any dietary inquiries should be sent to [email protected]
The member price is $15, while the non-member price is $20. Payment can be made online or upon arrival.
Any reservations made but not honored will be charged the cost of the dinner selection.
Professional Women’s Connection is a networking group that provides educational opportunities for local business and professional women, focusing on professional growth, personal development and improved leadership skills.
It is not a fundraising organization. Money for the annual scholarship comes from membership dues, allowing current members to give back to the next generation of professional women.
Those interested in joining Professional Women’s Connection can attend as guests before joining the organization. Applications to join Professional Women’s Connection are available through Membership Chair Cassie Bornick at [email protected] and will also be available at the meeting.