Chocolates and Conversation: Firm’s Focus on Women Group Holds Summer Social

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Focus on Women Group hosts Summer SocialOn Thursday, June 10, the firm’s Focus on Women Group held a Summer Social. During the event, attendees experienced a chocolate tasting led by a chocolate expert from Vosges Haut-Chocolat, a super-premium chocolate experience focused on innovative global flavors.

The group was guided through the Five Steps to Tasting a Truffle, learning to heighten their senses and hone their awareness. During various exercises, they experimented with touch, smell and sight before their palates worked to discern different ingredients in chocolate.  

“In addition to fostering mentorship, collaboration and professional development, one of the goals of Shutts & Bowen’s Focus on Women group is to build collegial internal relationships and opportunities to network within the firm,” said Patti Leonard, a partner in the firm’s West Palm Beach office who moderated the event. “This program was a great opportunity for Shutts’ women attorneys to socialize, and also to learn more about artisan chocolate. Many thanks to Katrina Markoff and Maddy Behrens at Vosges for leading this event, and to Christina Lago for all of her hard work in putting this together.”

About Vosges Haut-Chocolat

Vosges Haut-Chocolat was founded by Katrina Markoff, a leading innovator and pioneer of exotic and artesian chocolates for more than 20 years. At Vosges Haut-Chocolat, they harness the power of storytelling to open minds, spirits and palates through chocolate, inspiring us all to interact with the world in a more loving way. They seek to create harmony, creativity and inspiration through the exploration of the alchemic balance between the soul that seeks happiness and the spirit that wants to rule the world. Vosges is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise and a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, and has been named by National Geographic as one of the top 10 chocolatiers in the world.

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Shutts & Bowen, established in 1910, is a full-service business law firm with approximately 270 lawyers located in eight offices across Florida.

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