In the Summer of 2021, as a fairly new business owner of interior styling, Jessica sheepishly reached out to her local mom's Facebook group in search of support and camaraderie. Jessica has always loved gathering friends and family together so she naturally inquired about an in-person get together. At the risk of push back in the midst of the Covid pandemic, a group of 12 women gathered in Jessica's backyard. Something incredible happened that night. There were giggles and tears, celebration and inspiration, community and networking. It was apparent that the time had come that humans were ready to be with one another.
With no intention of continuing beyond that one gathering, Jessica shared pictures of the event on that same mom's page and immediately got countless inquiries about joining and requests to do another event. With nerves and reluctance, Jessica hosted another event in her home a couple months later...with even more women, more "vibe" and more obvious need for a stable and supportive community.
As the year progressed and it became apparent there was a strong need for this growing community to continue, Jessica, along with a few other amazingly strong women (a special thank you to Agnes Szuberla, Christie Thompson, Danyele Peters, Ashley Dreager and Sarah Eno), built the group into what affectionately became Business Ladies of Snohomish (BLOS). A group that started with just 12 people in a backyard, grew to 600 ladies in just one short year. With its rapid success, Jessica decided it was time to expand BLOS to a whole new level, with the intention of generating chapters across Washington with memberships.
In December of 2022, a year and a half later, the real BLOS was born, except it became Business Ladies of Society to demonstrate the growing community (not limited to Snohomish County) and the magic that comes when a group of women come together to build one another up.
Jessica Chavez is the founder and owner of Business Ladies of Society, aka BLOS. As one of the largest women's networking groups in Washington State, big things are coming for the BLOS community and for YOU! GET READY!
Jessica is highly driven by community involvement and individual authenticity. Those two things really make up the vibe and energy you will feel when you step into a BLOS event. Founded on the principles of community and collaboration over competition, taking care of the woman as a whole (both personal and business development), providing opportunities and a platform for women to network and showcase their business, and a strong emphasis on building women up and nurturing their self worth and confidence, BLOS is really the one-stop-shop for women entrepreneurs!
Because Jessica loves to give back to the community and truly embraces her surroundings, she currently serves on the leadership team for her BNI chapter, has served in various leadership roles through her church, local athletics (cheerleading), serves on the committee for the InspireHer program through the Boys and Girls Club, Snohomish, and many other volunteer-based positions. Jessica graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Communication Studies and minored in Sociology. She has experience in legal assistance, particularly PI cases, assisted living home for teens, jewelry sales, just to name a few.
As a California native, Jessica loves sunshine, the coast, and Disneyland. Jessica lives with her husband and four children in Lake Stevens, WA. When Jessica is not working hard for her BLOS ladies, she is obsessed with true crime documentaries, reading, traveling, and home decor shopping.