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  • May 01, 2015 10:54 AM | Anonymous

    Next meeting topic for Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    MAKING IT HAPPEN
    AWBO is pleased to welcome Nadine Morgan as our next guest speaker.  Nadine is the associate head basketball coach for the Boilermaker's women's team.  Her primary duties include serving as recruiting coordinator, scouting and game preparation and guard development.  Not only does Nadine have an impressive athletic vita, but she also excelled in the classroom.  In 2003, she was named first team CoSIDA/Verizon Academic All-District III and to the CAA All-Academic Team.  Morgan was a finalist for the 2002-03 James Madison University Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.  She graduated in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in health sciences.  The Stone Mountain, Ga., native is active in the Greater Lafayette community and her volunteer activities include participating as a big sister in the Big Brother/Big Sister program.  Please join us on Tuesday, May 12, as we listen and learn from Nadine Morgan.

    3-minute Speakers:

    Amanda Snider - Metamorphic Fitness

    Danielle Greenback - Mary Kay
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    A Note from Your President...
    I know we have all had this thought, "How am I going to get through this?".  What motivate us to get through these problems?  All you need to do is fill in the blank of what your problem may be.  Is it financial, employee problems, communication mix ups, kids, health?  You name it, we've all been there.

    So I thought, I'm going to look up some really awesome motivational quotes and say something profound to motivate us.  There are some great quotes out there, but none of them quite hit what  I was looking for.  Most of them were about hard work, being good, working as a team...all great but still not it.  I then found it. "With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." -Eleanor Roosevelt

    Bingo!  It's our inner strength and thoughts that motivate us the most!  I am blessed to be a part of such a great group of strong women.  It takes a lot of new thoughts and strength to be a business owner with things ever evolving and growing.  It makes it better to know that we are not alone in our journey's..

    So in ending, grow and bloom like the awesome women that you are.

    Jan French
    AWBO President
    Empowering Women in Business
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    News and Events

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    AWBO's Annual Summer Social
    Have you read any good business books lately?  Come join us June 9th for the AWBO Summer Social to exchange one of your treasured business books with another business owner.  There will be a chef-prepared, gourmet meal, sponsored by Lee Supply and hosted by Design Alternatives.  Where else can you shop for a good business book, engage in stimulating conversation, see some old friends, meet new business contacts, all while consuming gourmet food? We look forward to seeing you there!

    Click here to register
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    WOMEN &INVESTING
    While women have made great strides in today’s economy, you still face unique retirement challenges.  You live longer, typically earn less than men and are often less prepared for retirement.  In fact, according to a recent retirement security study, women aged 65 and older were twice as likely to struggle financially in retirement. and discover tips that can help you overcome these challenges.  Join Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Sarah Schwarz CFP Tuesday, June 2nd from 5:30-8:00 at Judi's Catering and learn 5 Strategies That Can Help You Take Control of Your Financial Future.

    Call Now and Reserve Your Space Today!
    RSVP to April or Kelbe by June 19th at 765-429-5289
    Judi's Catering
    101 Plaza Lane Lafayette, IN
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    WELCOME TO AWBO

    We would like to extend a BIG welcome to our newest members that joined in the month of April.            

    Susan Lopez Lafayette Hearing Center 
    Janice Houston Smith Family Farm
    Vicky Ayres CommonSense QuickBooks
    Anna Kennedy Mary Kay Independent Consultant
    Sarah LaMar Rubia Flower Market
    Kristi Snyder Apollos Water
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    Look! Your Message Goes Here

    AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) to kimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every monthYou must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

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    Greater Lafayette Commerce in May

    Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calen

    • Small Business of the Month Award Reception – Wednesday May 6 at 5m - Old National Bank Mortgage Center: 22 N 2nd St. Lafayette IN 47901, Winner: Starr & Associates Inc.
    • Tippy Connect After Hours – Thursday May 7 at 5pm – IS Photographic 505 Main St. Lafayette, IN
    • Farmers Markets, annually May - October -West Lafayette Market Opening  Day: Wednesday  May 6, 2015 -4:00pm to 7:00 pm; Thursdays May, Sept, Oct 
      -4:00pm to 8:00 pm; Thursdays June, July, August
      -Purdue Market  in Centennial Mall Opening  Day:Thursday May 7, 2015
      -11:00am to 2:00 pm Thursdays 
      -Downtown Lafayette Market Opening Day: Saturday May 9, 2015 -7:00am to 12:30pm Saturdays
    • Tippy Connect Kickball Classic – Saturday May 9 at Lyboult Sports Park 
    • Eggs N Issues – Tuesday May 12th at 7:30am – Hilton Garden Inn West Lafayette – “2015 General Assembly Wrap-Up Panel”
    • Industrial Luncheon – Friday May 15 at 11:30am – Walt’s Other Pub – 
    • Lemonade Day May 16, 2015 – 11am to 2pm Community Wide
      -After Part at 4p at Arni’s in Marketsquare
    • Business After Hours – Wednesday May 20th at 5pm – Dream Dinners

    2015 Annual Events Dates:
    Golf Outing June 8, 2015
    Dancing in the Streets July 18, 2015
    Football Kickoff Luncheon August 21, 2015
    Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival August 22, 2015
    Annual Dinner September 16, 2015
    Christmas Capitol of the Midwest December 5 & 6, 2015

     
     
    Hope to see you at the next meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you.
       
    Join Us:                  
    AWBO meets at Noon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the MCL Restaurant 
    & Bakery in
    West Lafayette. 
    (Excluding June)
    Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member.

    Arrive at 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.

     2014-15
    AWBO Board

    President  
    Jan French
    President Elect 
    Susan Benedict
    Treasurer
    Shirley Pence
    Vice-President Communications 
    Open Seat
    Secretary
    Open Seat
    Membership
    Amanda Snider
    Linda Berryman
    Hospitality
    Melony Ramsey
    Rhonda Feuer
    Special Events
    Holiday Auction
    Jan French
    Summer Social
    Susan Benedict

    Programs
                     Ashley Bigelow


    Contact Us: 
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    Share Program Ideas
    Contact:
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    3-Minute Spotlights 
    Make a reservation to showcase your business by contacting 
    Limit 2 per meeting
    ------------------- Membership and Renewal

    Membership renewals for the 2014-2015 season are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org or contact Amanda Snider or Linda Berryman.

     

    The AWBO Newsletter is published monthly. All submissions are in paragraph form via email by the 25th of the month to: kimberlyringler@gmail.com 
    You must include "AWBO" in the subject line.

           
           


  • April 03, 2015 7:21 AM | Anonymous
    Next meeting topic for Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    TAKING LEADERSHIP
    Kris Taylor’s passion for developing leaders is evident in her coaching, speaking, teaching, writing and consulting work. Her 30 years work experience are rich in variety – from Fortune 200 (15 years) to non-profit (10 years) to her current success in leading K. Taylor & Associates for the past 7 years. Over that time, Kris has been blessed to work in a multitude of roles, including organizational change and development, leadership, learning, and human resources, and operations. There has been one consistent outcome, no matter the role: her ability to promote, lead and implement positive change.

    Her most recent endeavor, Evergreen Leadership, is the culmination of her personal experiences and thorough leadership in transformational change. It is based on her strong belief that the world is in desperate need of leaders at all levels who are effective in times of uncertainty and unrelenting change. The combination of her focus on results and depth in adult learning and change enables her leadership development work, in any form, to be high impact, sustainable and focused on results that matter.
     Please join us at the next AWBO to welcome Kris Taylor is our guest speaker!

    3-minute Speakers:

    Ashley Bigelow - Links Resident Property Mgt, LLC

    Shirley Pence - Stanley Steemer
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    A Note from Your President...
    It’s Spring! It hasn't quite felt that way, but the signs are there.  I've heard the birds chirping a bit more.  My tulips are starting to sprout.  I've even been able to open the doors a couple times to let the sunshine in.

    Spring is always a great time for cleaning. What are you cleaning?  Are you getting the winter’s dirt off your windows?  How about going through the closets and donating those things you haven’t used or worn in over a year or three or ten?  We all have it....the “I’ll get to it later” syndrome.

    Are you “Spring Cleaning” your business too?  Do you have that proverbial stack of business cards on your desk? Have you made contact with that person in a year or less?
    Why not? I’ll get to it later?  We all do it.  So think, why do I have that card? Did I ask them to give it to me or were they just handing out their cards? If I ask for it, I write a note on the back of it with the date, event and a couple of memory pushers. I try (note the "try"...no one’s perfect) to get a note of thanks for meeting, networking, etc., and start to
    build that relationship.

    My point?  We all start out in our businesses like newly planted seeds needing to be nurtured. As we grow and blossom, there will be elements that we need to storm and
    persevere through.  Are you weeding out the elements that are building up in your businesses or are you nurturing to grow and blossom your business?  Take leadership of your business!  Keep on track, ask for help, ask for opinions, educate and be learning always.  AWBO has many years of experience within our membership, are you taking advantage of that knowledge?

    Happy Spring and Happy Easter to all!

    Best Regards,
    Jan French
    AWBO President
    Empowering Women in Business
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    News and Events

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    GLC Business Expo
    Thursday, April 9, 2015
    10am to 4pm
    Four Points by Sheraton
    1600 Cumberland Ave. West Lafayette

    We are excited to be a part of the 2015 Business Expo! We have a great spot for our AWBO booth.  As part of your membership in AWBO, we showcase that you are a member of AWBO by placing our business card holders on
    our information table. Please be sure that we have your business cards.

    We are still in need of volunteers to take 60 to 90 minute time slots.  Please consider one of the times below and let Jan French know by e-mailing her atjan@cfactorpromotional.com by 4-6-15.

    9am to 10am - Jan French Set up

    10am to 11am - Jan French

    10:30am to 12pm - Shirley Pence and Sharon Shug

    12pm to 1pm - ______________ and _______________

    1pm to 2:30pm - ______________ and ______________

    2:30pm to 4pm - Jan French and ___________________

    Come early or stay late so you can visit the other businesses that day.

    Thank you!

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    Look! Your Message Goes Here
    AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) to kimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every monthYou must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

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    Greater Lafayette Commerce in April

    Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calen

    • Business Expo – Wednesday April 9th 11am to 4pm at Four Points by Sheraton
    • Tippy Connect After Hours – Thursday April 9th at 5pm – Four Points by Sheraton, following the Business Expo
    • Eggs N Issues – Tuesday April 14th at 7:30am – Hilton Garden Inn West Lafayette – “Amtrak’s Hoosier State Line Update”
    • Career Technical Awards - Thursday April 14th at 7pm at Ivy Tech Community College
    • Business After Hours – Wednesday April 15th at 5pm – Creative Inc
    • Industrial Luncheon – Friday April 17th at 11:30am – Walt’s Other Pub 3001 S 9th St Lafayette IN 47909 – “Tom Easterday, Plant Manager at SIA, Company Update.” 
    • Golden Apple Awards - April 21st at 6pmBestwestern Lafayette Executive Center

    • Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking: -Ribbon Cutting in honor of the Schamber Group, Grand Opening New Location:3526 Ozborne Ln Ste B Lafayette 47905
    2015 Annual Events Dates:
    Lemonade Day May 16, 2015
    Golf Outing June 8, 2015
    Dancing in the Streets July 18, 2015
    Football Kickoff Luncheon August 21, 2015
    Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival August 22, 2015
    Annual Dinner September 16, 2015
    Christmas Capitol of the Midwest December 5 & 6, 2015

     
     
    Hope to see you at the next meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you.
       
    Join Us:                  
    AWBO meets at Noon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the MCL Restaurant 
    & Bakery in
    West Lafayette. 
    (Excluding June)
    Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member.

    Arrive at 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.

     2014-15
    AWBO Board

    President  
    Jan French
    President Elect 
    Susan Benedict
    Treasurer
    Shirley Pence
    Vice-President Communications 
    Open Seat
    Secretary
    Open Seat
    Membership
    Amanda Snider
    Linda Berryman
    Hospitality
    Melony Ramsey
    Rhonda Feuer
    Special Events
    Holiday Auction
    Jan French
    Summer Social
    Susan Benedict

    Programs
                     Ashley Bigelow


    Contact Us:  
    -------------------
    Share Program Ideas
    Contact:
    ------------------
    3-Minute Spotlights 
    Make a reservation to showcase your business by contacting 
    Limit 2 per meeting
    -------------------Membership and Renewal

    Membership renewals for the 2014-2015 season are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org or contact Amanda Snider or Linda Berryman.

     

    The AWBO Newsletter is published monthly. All submissions are in paragraph form via email by the 25th of the month to:kimberlyringler@gmail.com 
    You must include "AWBO" in the subject line.


  • March 03, 2015 8:49 AM | Anonymous

    Next meeting topic for Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
    INTERTWINING SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

    Resa Hodnett of the Lafayette–West Lafayette Chamber of Commerce (GLC) will be one of our guest panelists at this month's AWBO meeting. GLC has stood as the united voice for business in the Greater Lafayette community since 1927. In that time, the commercial prosperity and quality of life on both sides of the Wabash River have continually improved because of the dedication and hard work of hundreds of volunteers and Chamber members who share a belief . . . . . . a belief that a community is only as strong as the alliance it maintains between its business leaders, local government officials and the people who enjoy living and working here.
     
    Susan B. Davis of Indiana Small Business Development as well as the Regional Director of the Hoosier Heartland ISBDC, will be one of our guest panelists at this month's AWBO meeting. Having held this position since 1991, the program provides counseling and assistance for existing and start-up businesses. It also provides training programs for the small business community and a referral resource network consisting of area professionals to assist businesses. Susan coordinated the Greater Lafayette Venture Club for Greater Lafayette Commerce. Susan also served as the Vice President of Greater Lafayette Progress, Inc., in promoting workforce development and support for existing business and industry. She has owned and operated two businesses.
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    A Note from Your President...
    “In like a lion, out like a lamb.” That’s what March always says to me.  We know there’s going to be those last few snow storms before we even see the likes of spring.  That’s ok.  It makes us appreciate getting out without shoveling, scraping windows, heavy coats, etc.  

    What does getting ready for spring mean to you?  Is it getting the house cleaned?  Planning a trip?  Hiking?  How about thinking about your Community?  Lafayette is a great community to raise a family, to get a great education, to work, to grow!

    So let’s take that a step up to what do you know about your Business Community?  Do you know we have one of the best Chamber of Commerce’s in the area?  They are active in supporting both big and small businesses that shape this community.  Do you know we have not only the Chamber of Commerce but also the Hoosier Heartland Indiana Small Business Development Center for us to utilize?  Join me next Tuesday, the 10th to learn
    more about both!

    I look forward to growing my company this year and through my involvement in the Chamber, our Community and good old hard work, I plan to do just that! How about you?  What are your growth plans within your Community for 2015? Work growth, volunteer opportunities, networking opportunities?

    So, to close this letter, I leave with these words that I live by, “You are Never too Old to Learn Something New”.

    Happy Spring!

    Jan French
    AWBO President
    Empowering Women in Business
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    News and Events

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    GLC Business Expo
    The Greater Lafayette Commerce’s 2015 Business Expo is on Thursday, April 9th.  We are signed up once again for the Business Expo. Last year we had a great response
    to our booth and were well received. We will be asking for your help in the form of 90 minute shifts the day of the event. This is a great networking event and a chance for you to see who is new in the area, a chance to connect with those you haven’t seen in a while and so much more. Mark your calendars.
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    New and Improved!
    We Are 
    Making Lemonade!

    The New Design Alternatives showroom is open and ready for business!  We are moved in and putting on the finishing touches.  There are lots of interesting changes and upgrades that were brought to the table to show our clients how they can optimize their kitchen and bathroom spaces. Schedule an appointment, or just stop by. Either way we will help you find how fun making “Lemonade” can be!

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    Look! Your Message Goes Here
    AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) to kimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every monthYou must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

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    Greater Lafayette Commerce in March

    Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

    • Small Business of the Month Award Reception – Wednesday March 4th at 5m - Lafayette Old National Bank Mortgage Center: 22 N 2nd St Lafayette IN 47901
    • Tippy Connect After Hours – Thursday March 5th at 5pm – Mackey Arena
    • Eggs N Issues – Tuesday March 10th at 7:30am – Hilton Garden Inn West Lafayette – “Stan Lambert of Wabash River Enhancement Corporation (WREC), Update on progress of the riverfront.”
    • Business After Hours – Wednesday March 18th at 5pm – Gutwein Law 250 Main St. Ste. 590 Lafayette IN 474901
    • Industrial Luncheon – Friday March 20th at 11:30am – Walt’s Other Pub 3001 S 9th St Lafayette IN 47909 – “Tom Easterday, Plant Manager at SIA, Company Update.”
    Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:
    • Monday March 2 at 1pm in honor of Genius Phone Repair: Grand Opening, 2049 Veteran’s Memorial Parkway Ste. #12 Lafayette IN 47909
    • Thursday March 5 at 5pm in honor of Lafayette Transitional Housing Center: 25th Anniversary Celebration, Holiday Inn City Centre 515 South Street Lafayette IN 47901, The event is set from 4p to 6p with the remarks for the anniversary by GLC promptly at 5pm.
    • Friday March 6 at 10am in honor of Security Federal Savings Bank: Grand Opening New Branch, 3920 McCarty Ln Ste. A Lafayette IN 47909
    • Monday March 9 at 3:30pm in honor of Tri-N-Run: Grand Opening New Location, 350 E State St. Ste. B West Lafayette IN 47906
    • Wednesday March 11 at 3:30pm in honor of Advantage Title: 20th Anniversary 250 Main St. Ste. 550 Lafayette IN 47901
    2015 Annual Events Dates:
    Business Expo April 9, 2015
    Career Technical Awards April 14, 2015
    Golden Apple Awards April 21, 2015
    Lemonade Day May 16, 2015
    Golf Outing June 8, 2015
    Dancing in the Streets July 18, 2015
    Football Kickoff Luncheon August 21, 2015
    Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival August 22, 2015
    Annual Dinner September 16, 2015
    Christmas Capitol of the Midwest December 5 & 6, 2015

     
     
    Hope to see you at the next meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you.
       
    Join Us:                  
    AWBO meets at Noon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the MCL Restaurant 
    & Bakery in
    West Lafayette. 
    (Excluding June)
    Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member.

    Arrive at 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.

     2014-15
    AWBO Board

    President  
    Jan French
    President Elect 
    Susan Benedict
    Treasurer
    Shirley Pence
    Vice-President Communications 
    Open Seat
    Secretary
    Open Seat
    Membership
    Amanda Snider
    Linda Berryman
    Hospitality
    Melony Ramsey
    Rhonda Feuer
    Special Events
    Holiday Auction
    Jan French
    Summer Social
    Susan Benedict

    Programs
                     Ashley Bigelow


    Contact Us: 
    -------------------
    Share Program Ideas
    Contact:
    ------------------
    3-Minute Spotlights 
    Make a reservation to showcase your business by contacting 
    Limit 2 per meeting
    ------------------- Membership and Renewal

    Membership renewals for the 2014-2015 season are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org or contact Amanda Snider or Linda Berryman.

     

    The AWBO Newsletter is published monthly. All submissions are in paragraph form via email by the 25th of the month to: kimberlyringler@gmail.com 
    You must include "AWBO" in the subject line.


  • February 02, 2015 9:10 AM | Anonymous
    The Association of Women Business Owners - Where Women in Business Meet.

    Next meeting topic for Tuesday, Februrary 10th, 2015
    TAKING THE TIME TO LAUGH

    AWBO is pleased to welcome Sally Coffman as our guest speaker.  Sara Jane "Sally" Coffman, SWF, asks the Big
    Questions, like, "If we can put a man on the moon, why can't I find a comfortable bra?" and "Is my new boyfriend's ex-wife really going to kill me, or is she just bluffing?"
     
    Sally can dish the dirt or fry it up on a pan, she can turn the simple purchase of a new writing chair into an entire room renovation, and she can tolerate almost any flaw in a man if he has tenure and benefits. Mostly, though, Sally can make you laugh.
     

    Please join us on Tuesday, February 10th for a fun time!
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    A Note from Your President...
    It must be fun to be February.  You provide us a shortened month to work.  You provide us the celebration of Valentine’s Day.  You also have the fun of throwing in an extra day every 4 years and calling it Leap Year.  So with that being said, February’s AWBO theme will be FUN!

    There are many things that we each consider fun.  My fun may not be what you would consider fun, but that’s what makes us each unique.  I have a friend who is a mountain
    climber.  Very cool, but not for me.  I love hiking and the mountains, but climbing, that is certainly something I have no desire to do.  I like my feet on the ground.

    One thing I do love to do is read.  I always say that reading a book is like a movie in your mind.  You imagine all the characters.  You get enthralled in the plot, you cry, you laugh, you try to figure out who did it.  With that being said, we are so happy to have Sara Jane Coffman as our guest speaker this month. She is going to discuss her book “There is No Such Thing as a Comfortable Bra”.  How fun is that?!

    Ladies, remember to take time to laugh.  Take time to enjoy the fellowship of other women who understand that it’s not always easy being a business owner.  Take time for
    you.  We are no good if we aren't taking care of ourselves. So share the fun, share your passions, but most of all, know that you are awesome!

    Respectfully,
    Jan French
    AWBO President
    Empowering Women in Business

    PS: I am so sorry to be missing this fun meeting, but I will be on vacation with my husband and will also be visiting my Dad.  I’ll enjoy my fun, while you enjoy fun with Sara Jane!
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    Meet our Board Member 
    Rhonda Feuer
    The Pampered Chef gives me the ability to help hosts, guests and consultants get the right tools for an efficient even fun kitchen.  I help with time saving tips and preparations for meals with budget friendly recipes. Making life easier and fun in the kitchen is a priority.  It's such a great way to bring families & friends together.  This year will be my 23rd Anniversary.  I still love it and love helping others get free tools or even a commission check!

    I started with AWBO back in 2001 and was an active member & past president. I left the group about four years ago because of children and availability.  Times have changed again and I am back.  I truly enjoy this group of hard working ladies that share their time and talents!  This
    group offers a unique opportunity to grow personally, as well as professionally.  Hospitality/Greeter is my position. Since I love to talk & meet new people it is a great fit.

    Rhonda Feuer, 
    Independent Senior Sales Director for
    The Pampered Chef
    Consultant #5890
    chefrhonda@gmail.com
    www.pamperedchef.biz/rhondafeuer

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    News and Events

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    GLC Business Expo
    The Greater Lafayette Commerce’s 2015 Business Expo is on Thursday, April 9th.  We are signed up once again for the Business Expo. Last year we had a great response
    to our booth and were well received. We will be asking for your help in the form of 90 minute shifts the day of the event. This is a great networking event and a chance for you to see who is new in the area, a chance to connect with those you haven’t seen in a while and so much more. Mark your calendars.
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    Membership to AWBO
    There was a rumor going around that AWBO is for Tippecanoe County only.  This is just a rumor. Membership is open to all Women Owned Business Owners in all counties!  The best invitation is a personal invitation.  As a reminder, we’re attached the eligibility
    reminder.

    Eligibility
    Any woman who is an owner or legal partner of a business and who is active in the day-to-day operation of that business is eligible for membership. Women who work on commission and submit a Schedule C to the IRS also qualify.  When you apply for membership, it is pending until your business status is confirmed.

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    Look! Your Message Goes Here
    AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) to kimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every monthYou must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

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    Greater Lafayette Commerce in February

    Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

    • Small Business of the Month Award Reception – Wednesday February 4th at 5pm - Lafayette Sgt Preston’s Purdue Room
    • Tippy Connect After Hours – Thursday February 5th at 5pm –
    • Eggs N Issues – Tuesday February 10th at 7:30am – Hilton Garden Inn West Lafayette – “Scott Walker, New CEO/President for GLC.”
    • Business After Hours – Wednesday February 18th at 5pm – Lafayette Regional Rehabilitation Hospital,
    • Industrial Luncheon – Friday February 20th at 11:30am – The Outpost – “State of the cities and county,” Mayors John Dennis & Tony Roswarski along with County Tom Murtaugh.
    • Free Webinar Offering - Monday February 28th at 12:30pm EST: “A one-hour webinar to learn about Gravie — a whole new way for you and your employees to manage health insurance. Gravie offers an alternative to traditional group insurance by exploring the individual market. Gravie often lowers health insurance costs by 20-40% and serves as your employees’ personal health insurance concierge throughout the year. 
    Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:
    • February 3 at 10am in honor of Big Brothers Big Sisters: New Executive Director and New Location, 100 Saw Mill Rd Ste 2000 Lafayette IN 47905
    • February 5 at 4:30pm in honor of Fairfield Inn & Suites: Grand Re-Opening from Renovations, 4000 South St Lafayette IN 47905
    • February 11 at 10:30am in honor of Arni’s: 50th Anniversary, 2200 Elmwood Ave Lafayette IN 47904

    2015 Annual Events Dates:
    Washington DC Business Delegation Trip February 25th to 28th
    Business Expo April 9, 2015
    Career Technical Awards April 14, 2015
    Golden Apple Awards April 21, 2015
    Lemonade Day May 16, 2015
    Golf Outing June 8, 2015
    Dancing in the Streets July 18, 2015
    Football Kickoff Luncheon August 21, 2015
    Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival August 22, 2015
    Annual Dinner September 16, 2015
    Christmas Capitol of the Midwest December 5 & 6, 2015

     
     
    Hope to see you at the next meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you.
       
    Join Us:                  
    AWBO meets at Noon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the MCL Restaurant 
    & Bakery in
    West Lafayette. 
    (Excluding June)
    Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member.

    Arrive at 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.

     2014-15
    AWBO Board

    President  
    Jan French
    President Elect 
    Susan Benedict
    Treasurer
    Shirley Pence
    Vice-President Communications 
    Open Seat
    Secretary
    Open Seat
    Membership
    Amanda Snider
    Linda Berryman
    Hospitality
    Melony Ramsey
    Rhonda Feuer
    Special Events
    Holiday Auction
    Jan French
    Summer Social
    Susan Benedict

    Programs
                     Ashley Bigelow


    Contact Us: 
    -------------------
    Share Program Ideas
    Contact:
    ------------------
    3-Minute Spotlights 
    Make a reservation to showcase your business by contacting 
    Limit 2 per meeting
    ------------------- Membership and Renewal

    Membership renewals for the 2014-2015 season are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org or contact Amanda Snider or Linda Berryman.

     

    The AWBO Newsletter is published monthly. All submissions are in paragraph form via email by the 25th of the month to: kimberlyringler@gmail.com 
    You must include "AWBO" in the subject line.

           
           


  • January 06, 2015 8:16 PM | Anonymous


    Next meeting topic for Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
    MOTIVATION FOR 2015

    AWBO is pleased to welcome Michele Luck of Unlimited Luck, LLC as our guest speaker. Michele Luck is an author, motivational coach, and speaker who brings her contagious enthusiasm to her workshops and events. With extensive training and experience in differentiated instruction and engagement, her inspiration motivates participants to reclaim their desire to learn and build upon their natural talents and strengths.

    Please join us for lunch and networking from 11:30am until the meeting begins at 12pm. Meeting ends by 1pm



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    A Note from Your President...
    January, 2015. Can you believe it? Where did 2014 go? Did you reach the goals you set for 2014? Did your business grow, did you get new employees, did you have your ups and downs. etc? Now, on top of that, did you get your personal bills in order, get a new house or remodel, have a health change, send a child to college, say good-bye to a loved one, welcomed a new baby, etc? When you look back, it’s amazing what we go through in a year.

    This past year I increased my social media, gave more responsibility to my assistant, made a couple of quoting mistakes (always learning) and became President of AWBO.  My husband and I celebrated our 33rd Anniversary. We went out east to celebrate my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday. I lost a couple family members and a couple friends.

    How do we keep going? What motivates you to get up every morning? It’s different for all of us. No two of us are alike, so we need to find our personal motivation. I had
    to make changes to my diet and to start exercising this past year, something that I did because I had to, not because I wanted to. But I must admit, I am feeling better than I have in years. I have energy and an appreciation for feeling good for the first time in 4 years. I like feeling good and having energy and I don’t want to lose that. That’s part
    of my motivation! I also have goals for my business and with the help of my assistant Jordan, we have agreed to keep each other accountable. That’s motivation!

    So where are you going with this you ask? Everyone has a story. Everyone has been motivated or will be motivated by something or someone in their lives. Maybe it has already happened to you. Maybe this is the year. Let us motivate each other to be the best we can be for 2015!

    Happy New Year!

    Jan French
    AWBO, President
    Empowering Women in Business
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    News and Events
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    THANK YOU!!
    Thank you to all who attended and donated to our Annual Holiday Auction and Raffle!  What a wonderful event full of networking, silent auctions gifts, raffle gifts and, with much generosity, donations for two great causes.

    We were able to provide a $295 memorial to Dan Webb in honor of Joanne‘s Leadership and Friendship in AWBO.  If you would still like to submit a note for the book we will be sending to Dan, you may still do that via e-mail to Jan French or at our meeting next week.

    We will report on the monetary donation to Cary Home for Girls after our monthly board meeting. The Cary Home Reps, Julie Pressler and Maddie Riordan, left with armfuls
    of donated gifts for the girls. Cary Home is a great place to teach a skill like painting, writing, exercise, etc., just give them a call. Again we thank you for your caring for our
    community!
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    3 MINUTE SPOTLIGHT
    Calling all those who love to talk about their businesses! Would you like to give a three minute talk about your company? Are you not comfortable with that, but wouldn't mind a 3 minute interview? No problem, we've got you covered. Contact Ashley Bigelow to get your spot reserved.
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    Look! Your Message Goes Here
    AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) to kimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every monthYou must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Greater Lafayette Commerce in January

     
     
    Hope to see you at the next meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you.  
    Join Us:                  
    AWBO meets at Noon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the MCL Restaurant 
    & Bakery in
    West Lafayette. 
    (Excluding June)
    Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member.

    Arrive at 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.

     2014-15
    AWBO Board

    President  
    Jan French
    President Elect 
    Susan Benedict
    Treasurer
    Shirley Pence
    Vice-President Communications 
    Open Seat
    Secretary
    Open Seat
    Membership
    Amanda Snider
    Linda Berryman
    Hospitality
    Melony Ramsey
    Rhonda Feuer
    Special Events
    Holiday Auction
    Jan French
    Summer Social
    Susan Benedict

    Programs
                     Ashley Bigelow


    Contact Us:  
    -------------------
    Share Program Ideas
    Contact:
    ------------------
    3-Minute Spotlights 
    Make a reservation to showcase your business by contacting 
    Limit 2 per meeting
    -------------------Membership and Renewal

    Membership renewals for the 2014-2015 season are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org or contact Amanda Snider or Linda Berryman.

     

    The AWBO Newsletter is published monthly. All submissions are in paragraph form via email by the 25th of the month to:kimberlyringler@gmail.com 
    You must include "AWBO" in the subject line.

            


  • December 03, 2014 2:11 PM | Anonymous

    Next meeting topic for Tuesday, December 9th at Noon:



    AWBO Holiday Auction and Raffle 2014
    Tuesday, December 9, 2014
    11:30am – 1pm

    Let’s fill the room, bring a guest and enjoy the fellowship of the holidays while helping our community....
    Cary Home for Girls!!!

    Luncheon– Raffle – Silent Auction

    Come enjoy lunch, on your own, with your guests and fellow AWBO members.

    Raffle Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and will be available the day of the event.

    Silent Auction with Gifts and Services for Bidding.

    Get your Holiday Shopping list checked off while supporting Cary Home for Girls.  
    100% of the proceeds will be donated

    *If your business is unable to donate, that’s ok, we want you there with your guests to support Cary Home for Girls!  If you have an item to donate to the auction/raffle, you may contact Jan French at 
    765-446-1814 or via e-mail at jan@cfactorpromotional.com.


    --------------------------------------------
    A Note from Your President...
    Thanksgiving is over and now it’s time for the Holiday Season. You know what that means? Parties, Shopping, Cooking, Family Visits, End of year business stuff...the list is endless. What can you do to keep the stress to a minimum? Take time for yourself. Smile.  Don’t worry about the small stuff. Reflect on your faith and the reasons you celebrate the holiday season.

    "How can we do that", you ask? There aren't enough hours in the day.  Is it worth stressing out over 10 relatives coming over for dinner or do you just go with the flow? Something may have been missed getting on the dinner table, is that the end of the world?  No. It’s life.  Does Uncle Harry tell the same 3 stories every time you see him? Take a bet to see how long it takes for him to get going. Got someone the wrong size last year? Grab a friend, have dinner then go to the store for gift cards. Shopping is done and you got to visit with a friend.

    Another idea is to reach out to other women who own a business and share how they deal with the holidays. Are there AWBO members that can assist you with your holiday needs?  What a better place to do that than at the AWBO Holiday Auction and Raffle on Tuesday, December 9th. Come and enjoy visiting, shopping and supporting a great cause, Carey Home for Girls.

    Happy Holidays!


    Jan French
     
    AWBO, President
    Empowering Women in Business
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    News and Events
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    In Loving Memory...
    In Memory of Joanne Webb, Charter Member, Former President and Friend, we will have a Memorial Donation "Non Auction Item" from AWBO that will include a book for notes and thoughts that will be brought to Dan to share with their family.  You will missed missed Joanne!
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    Look! Your Message Goes Here
    AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) to kimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every monthYou must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Greater Lafayette Commerce in December

    For Greater Lafayette Commerce Calendar events:

     
     
    Hope to see you at the next meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you.
       
    Join Us:                  
    AWBO meets at Noon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the MCL Restaurant 
    & Bakery in
    West Lafayette. 
    (Excluding June)
    Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member.

    Arrive at 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.

     2014-15
    AWBO Board

    President  
    Jan French
    President Elect 
    Susan Benedict
    Treasurer
    Shirley Pence
    Vice-President Communications 
    Open Seat
    Secretary
    Karen Hatke
    Membership
    Amanda Snider
    Linda Berryman
    Hospitality
    Melony Ramsey
    Rhonda Feuer
    Special Events
    Holiday Auction
    Jan French
    Summer Social
    Susan Benedict

    Programs
                     Ashley Bigelow


    Contact Us: 
    -------------------
    Share Program Ideas
    Contact:
    ------------------
    3-Minute Spotlights 
    Make a reservation to showcase your business by contacting 
    Limit 2 per meeting
    ------------------- Membership and Renewal

    Membership renewals for the 2014-2015 season are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org or contact Amanda Snider or Linda Berryman.

     

    The AWBO Newsletter is published monthly. All submissions are in paragraph form via email by the 25th of the month to: kimberlyringler@gmail.com 
    You must include "AWBO" in the subject line.

           
           

  • November 03, 2014 9:21 PM | Anonymous
    Next meeting topic for Tuesday, November 11th at Noon:

    Obama Care & Tax Implications

    For Your Business In 2015

    AWBO is pleased to welcome Kimberley Morisette, CPA at Huth Thompson, LLC as our guest speaker. Kimberley will be presenting “Tax Implications of Obama Care for 2015 for Small Business Owners”. No matter what your business is, it is always smart to stay on top of tax changes and implications. No easy task for most of us in small businesses. What can we expect? How will it affect our businesses? Are there penalties? These questions and more will be discussed.

    Kimberley Morisette joined Huth Thompson LLP, in 1998 after working as an internal auditor in Maryland for a large not-for-profit organization and became partner in 2010. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the State University of New York in 1997. While Kimberley specializes in not-for-profit clients, she provides accounting, management, and tax services to many types of clients. Her years of experience provide expansive knowledge in auditing, accounting, reporting, tax, and operational issues affecting individuals and businesses. Kimberley is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Indiana CPA Society.  She was awarded the Indiana CPA Society, “Five Under 35 Emerging Leaders in the CPA Profession” Award.  She enjoys contributing to the community and in prior years she has served as treasurer for Food Finders, Inc. in Lafayette.  She currently serves as the treasurer for the Lafayette Symphony Foundation, Inc. and this October she started serving as a board member for the Lafayette Art Museum.

    We are also happy to announce that AWBO’s November Meeting and Lunch is being Sponsored by 1st Source Bank. Being invested in the Community and supporting Women in Business is important to 1st Source and we thank them for this opportunity for Education and Lunch.

    In order to keep an accurate account for lunch, we ask that you and your guest sign in first at the Welcome Table. You will be given a blue ticket to bring with you to give to the cashier.


    Please join us for lunch and networking from 11:30am until the meeting begins at 12pm. Meeting ends by 1pm. (If you are late, no worries, you still get a lunch ticket).

    --------------------------------------------
    A Note from Your President...
    It’s November.  The leaves are falling, the patio furniture is put away, the winter sweaters are coming out of storage, the heat is turned on and we are ready for the winter, holidays, busy schedules and coming to the end of 2014.

    What are you doing in your business to prep for your winterizing?  How about joining us on Tuesday, November 11th as we welcome Kimberley Morisette, CPA of Huth Thompson, speak on “Tax Implications of Obama Care for 2015 for Small Business Owners”.  We are also happy to have Source1 Bank sponsoring our lunch and speaker. Thanks to both!

    How can we start the new year in our businesses?

    Education: Keeping up with the laws, rules and regulations.
    Motivation: We are all women business owners, it’s not always easy, we can help motivate each other.
    Community: Know that there are so many ways, we as women business owners can reach out into our community and make a difference.
    Fun: Laughter is the best medicine. Enjoy life, laugh at yourself, laugh with each other, take a break.

    Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.

    Jan French
     
    AWBO, President
    Empowering Women in Business



    3 Minute Speakers:
    • Annie Marie of Ross-Marie 
    • Rhonda Feuer of Pampered Chef 
    News & Events
    -------------------------------------------


    AWBO Holiday Auction and Raffle 2014
    Tuesday, December 9, 2014
    11:30am – 1pm

    Let’s fill the room, bring a guest and enjoy the fellowship of the holidays while helping our community....
    Cary Home for Girls!!!

    Luncheon– Raffle – Silent Auction

    Come enjoy lunch, on your own, with your guests and fellow AWBO members.

    Raffle Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and will be available the day of the event.

    Silent Auction with Gifts and Services for Bidding.

    Get your Holiday Shopping list checked off while supporting Cary Home for Girls.  
    100% of the proceeds will be donated

    *If your business is unable to donate, that’s ok, we want you there with your guests to support Cary Home for Girls!  If you have an item to donate to the auction/raffle, you may contact Jan French at 


    -------------------------------------------
    Inivitation to AWBO
    Hello,
    I am on the Ivy Women In Leadership committee. The committee is very excited to announce that we are hosting “Taking Care of Ourselves: A Panel Discussion On Work-Life Balance Issues For Women In The Workplace” to be heldMonday, November 17, Noon to 1:30 pm In Ivy Hall Lilly Rooms 1106–1120.  Bring your brown bag lunch, dessert will be provided.  We would be honored to have the members of the Association of Women Business Owners attend.

    Panel being Moderated by Susan Elsey. Panelists include: Lisa Decker, Dr. Mary Ostrye, Ashley Scott and Nancy Sells.

    Debbie Toth
    Coordinator, Secondary Initiatives
    Ivy Tech Community College
    Changing Lives. Making Indiana Great.
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    Look! Your Message Goes Here
    AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) to kimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every monthYou must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Greater Lafayette Commerce in November

    • Small Business of the Month: Wednesday November 5th at 5pm Sargent Preston’s Purdue Room: High Expectations
    • Tippy Connect After Hours: Thursday November 6th 5pm at Krannert School of Management
    • Eggs N Issues: Tuesday November 11th at 7:30a at Hilton Garden Inn: Greater Lafayette
      Information and Technology Society to present “Top IT Facts for Business”
    • Ecnomoic Forecast Luncheon: Thursday November 13 at 11:30a at Holiday Inn City Centre, featuring 3 Local Economists overviewing Tippecanoe County
    • Business After Hours: Wednesday November 19at 5p at Thomas Duncan Hall
    • Industrial Luncheon: Friday November 20th at Purdue University. Each November we partner with the Office of Supplier Diversity for the Relationship to Partnership Conference
    • TedEx Lafayette: Saturday November 22 at 1p at Lafayette Civic Theatre. Nine Lafayette-based speakers will bring their diverse perspectives to challenge our assumptions and expand our understanding in engaging 12-18 minute presentations.  In keeping with the theme, speakers will focus on stimulating creative and innovative thinking
    2014 Annual Events Dates:
    Christmas Capitol of the Midwest December 6 & 7, 2014


    Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

     
     
    Hope to see you at the next meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you.
       
    Join Us:                  
    AWBO meets at Noon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the MCL Restaurant 
    & Bakery in
    West Lafayette. 
    (Excluding June)
    Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member.

    Arrive at 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.

     2014-15
    AWBO Board

    President  
    Jan French
    President Elect 
    Susan Benedict
    Treasurer
    Shirley Pence
    Vice-President Communications 
    Open Seat
    Secretary
    Karen Hatke
    Membership
    Amanda Snider
    Linda Berryman
    Hospitality
    Melony Ramsey
    Rhonda Feuer
    Special Events
    Holiday Auction
    Jan French
    Summer Social
    Susan Benedict

    Programs
                     Ashley Bigelow


    Contact Us:  
    -------------------
    Share Program Ideas
    Contact:
    ------------------
    3-Minute Spotlights 
    Make a reservation to showcase your business by contacting 
    Limit 2 per meeting
    -------------------Membership and Renewal

    Membership renewals for the 2014-2015 season are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org or contact Amanda Snider or Linda Berryman.

     

    The AWBO Newsletter is published monthly. All submissions are in paragraph form via email by the 25th of the month to:kimberlyringler@gmail.com 
    You must include "AWBO" in the subject line.

           
  • October 01, 2014 11:22 AM | Anonymous
    Next meeting topic for Tuesday, October 14th at Noon:

    My Journey

     

    Community Cancer Network has a vision: that all cancer patients and families in Mid-North Indiana have consistent and professional support during treatment and recovery. Support to ease the burden of care and concern, so patients can focus on rest, recovery, and their families. Information they can use to better plan their care and support. Supplies to reduce the financial and emotional struggle cancer often is. 

    Join us on Tuesday, October 14th at 12pm as Lori shares her Journey and how the support of a “network” can help.

    Lunch and networking begins at 11:30am, meeting 12pm to 1pm.
    --------------------------------------------
    From the President...
    It is my honor to write my first newsletter as your AWBO President for 2014-2015. First of all, I wish to thank Tammy Foley on behalf of all the AWBO members for her two years as our President. Your confidence in me, as well as the board, to become our next President was very humbling and I appreciate your guidance and support. 

    I want to share with you my vision for this next year.  I became a woman business owner in 2011 after being in the industry for only three years. I worked 30 years in the medical industry prior to that. I took a leap of faith to turn a very well run side business into a fulltime business. I was taught so much in three years, but needed other women that could help me without feeling threatened.

    I visited AWBO before the 2008 downfall and upon joining in 2013, I found that the numbers had gone down for many obvious reasons and some for not so obvious reasons. In the last couple of years, I have met a great group of very dedicated women who can answer my questions, calm my insecurities and laugh at our lives. It was our job as program committee members to bring more substance and awareness to who AWBO is and what we represent, to bring programs that related to the changing times and views of business/media, to provide time to network and to start building or to continue relationships.  My goal is  to continue to grow, educate, communicate and build relationships.

    My e-mail is jan@cfactorpromotional.com, office phone is 765-446-1814 and my cell phone is 765-414-1035 (you may also text). Please feel free to contact me.

    Thank you,

    Jan French 
    AWBO, President
    Empowering Women in Business


    Nomination to the Board of Directors
    President - Jan French
    President Elect - Susan Benedict
    Secretary - Karen Hatke
    Treasurer - Shirley Pence
    Programs - Ashley Bigelow
    Membership - Amanda Snider, Linda Berryman
    Hospitality - Melony Ramsey, Rhonda Feuer
    Newsletter - Paid Secretary - Kim Ringler

    Several positions are still open and your talents are needed. Feel free to contact any board member 
    to share your interest.

    News & Events
    -------------------------------------------
    WHAT'S FOR DINNER?
    Have you ever wondered what's for dinner? Let Rhonda Feurer of The Pampered Chef make that easy for you! Have at least 7 dinners waiting in your freezer when you join Rhonda for her Freezer Meal Workshops. Take the stress out with easy freezer meals and you'll know what's for your next dinner! Call 765-474-2341 for more info.
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    *REMINDER*
    RENEWAL of MEMBERSHIP
    Dues are $75 for the Year - October begins the fiscal year.
    Payments are accepted through AWBO.org with Pay Pal.
    Make Checks Payable: AWBO P.O. Box 1073 Lafayette, IN 47901

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    CONGRATULATIONS!  
    Congratulations to Design Alternatives on their 20 Year Anniversary this month. Job well done Susan Benedict!
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    DOES YOUR DOG HAVE "SPOOKY HAIR"?
    Come see us at Bark Avenue during the month of October for half off our Shed-less Treatment. Normally $10.00, but to get the spook out, we are offering it at $5.00! Make an appointment today with Kerri Wagner by calling 
    765-413-0968 or send us an email at info@barkavenuedayspa.com.

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    TREVO OCTOBER SPECIAL
    Purchase one 32oz. Trevo at $59.99 and receive a 2oz. Trevo2Go free ($6. value). Purchase two 32 oz. Trevo and receive 3 Trevo2Go free ($18. Value).  Contact Cindy Metzger at 765-447-7109 to order your Trevo today.
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    HOLIDAY STRESS? NAH!
    October Special from C factor Promotional Products and Gourmet Gift Baskets. Order your Holiday Gift Baskets by October 31st and receive 10% off your order.  Order one or order 100, we take the stress out of your holiday giving. We can also wrap your gifts, just give us a call at 765-446-1814. Check us out on Facebook.
    Look! Your Message Goes Here
    AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) tokimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every monthYou must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Greater Lafayette Commerce in October

    • Small Business of the Month: Wednesday October 1st at 5pm Holiday Inn City Centre: Speedpro Imaging
    • Tippy Connect After Hours: Thursday October 2nd 5pm at Krannert School of Management
    • Eggs N Issues: Tuesday October 14th at 7:30a at Hilton Garden Inn: Panel regarding Community Commitment to Education
    • Small Business Matters: Thursday October 9th at 8:30am at Jane’s Gourmet Deli: American Redcross presenting Citizen’s CPR Techniques
    • Special Presentation: “Improving Medical Risk Factors & Financial Medical Spend” Monday October 13th at 8am at WH Daniel Turfgrass Research and Diagnostic Center
    • Business After Hours: Wednesday October 15th at 5p at Regions Bank, Stadium Square
    • Industrial Luncheon: Friday October 17th at 11:30a at Walt’s Other Pub: Company update for Oscar Winski Co Inc
    • Tippy Connect Executive Roundtable: Wedensday October 22nd at 5:30pm at MatchBOX: Each year, leaders in our community come together for one night to offer advice, answer questions, and network with our organization and community.
    • Farmers Markets: May through October
      -Downtown Saturdays 7a to Noon
      -Purdue Market on the Memorial Mall Thursdays
       11a to 3p
      -West Lafayette Market Wednesdays, May 7th
       4-7pm
    • Economic Forecast Luncheon: Thursday November 13th at 11:3am at Holiday Inn City Centre
    2014 Annual Events Dates:
    Christmas Capitol of the Midwest December 6 & 7, 2014


    Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

     
     
    Hope to see you at the next meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you.
       
    Join Us:                  
    AWBO meets at Noon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the MCL Restaurant 
    & Bakery in
    West Lafayette. 
    (Excluding June)
    Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member.

    Arrive at 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.

     2014-15
    AWBO Board

    President  
    Jan French
    President Elect 
    Susan Benedict
    Treasurer
    Shirley Pence
    Vice-President Communications 
    Open Seat
    Secretary
    Karen Hatke
    Membership
    Amanda Snider
    Linda Berryman
    Hospitality
    Melony Ramsey
    Rhonda Feuer
    Special Events
    Holiday Auction
    Jan French
    Summer Social
    Susan Benedict

    Programs
                     Ashley Bigelow


    Contact Us:  
    -------------------
    Share Program Ideas
    Contact:
    ------------------
    3-Minute Spotlights 
    Make a reservation to showcase your business by contacting 
    Limit 2 per meeting
    -------------------Membership and Renewal

    Membership renewals for the 2014-2015 season are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org or contact Amanda Snider or Linda Berryman.

     

    The AWBO Newsletter is published monthly. All submissions are in paragraph form via email by the 25th of the month to:kimberlyringler@gmail.com 
    You must include "AWBO" in the subject line.

           
           


  • September 03, 2014 9:00 PM | Anonymous

    Next meeting topic for Tuesday, September 9th at Noon:

    We All Have A Story To Tell

     

    We’ve entered the post-advertising age, and all the rules have suddenly changed. People have become more drawn to genuine stories rather than convincing arguments, and it’s time that businesses reached deep inside of themselves, discovered a story worth telling, and placed it into forefront of their communication. Garrett will share a few examples of stories worth telling from the clients he’s worked with, as well ways that you may discover your own.

     

    Garrett Curry of Raygun Workshop is a brand strategist who tells true stories with pixels, print and people. He lives in Carmel, Indiana with his wife Julia Curry (Eating Psychology Coach), two children and their dog, Spike Murphy.


    August's 3-minute Spotlight:


    Jan Nielsen  Jan Nielsen Allstate Agency


    --------------------------------------------
    From the President...
    Thank you AWBO for taking this journey with me. You have all touched my heart and words alone cannot express enough of my appreciation. Over the past two years I applaud your dedication to Supporting Cary Home for Girls - Holiday Auction and Raffle, Food Finders Mobile Food Pantry, Chamber of Commerce Expo, the Summer Social Networking - Wines Around the World, and "Dream It! Plan It! Live It!" program.

    These events could not have happened without the love and dedication of our AWBO Board of Directors, Corporate Sponsorship's and the support and vision and YOU-our Membership! To each of you, THANK YOU for making the past two years a Success, for all of your Support, mostly your Friendship! It has been a pleasure to serve as President alongside the very gifted and talented women of AWBO.

    All the best,
    Tammy Foley
    AWBO, President
    Empowering Women in Business


    Nomination to the Board of Directors
    President - Jan French
    President Elect - Susan Benedict
    Secretary - Karen Hatke
    Treasurer - Shirley Pence
    Programs - Ashley Bigelow
    Membership - Amanda Snider, Linda Berryman
    Hospitality - Melony Ramsey, Rhonda Feuer
    Newsletter - Paid Secretary - Kim Ringler

    Several positions are still open and your talents are needed. Feel free to contact any board member 
    to share your interest.
    News & Events
    -------------------------------------------
    THANK YOU!
    Over the past year a NEW paid position was created in AWBO. My many THANKS to Kim Ringler for creating our
    newsletter and working with the Board of Directors. Each month, Kim sends reminder deadlines, keeps us on track,
    gathers our reports and provides a professional newsletter to share with you. Thank you Kim for your tireless efforts,
    professionalism and outreach in AWBO. It has been a pleasure to work with you this past year!

    Tammy Foley
    AWBO President
    -------------------------------------------
    *REMINDER*
    RENEWAL of MEMBERSHIP
    Dues are $75 for the Year - October begins fiscal year
    Payments are accepted through AWBO.org with Pay Pal.
    Make Checks Payable: AWBO P.O. Box 1073 Lafayette, IN 47901

    -------------------------------------------
    Hi AWBO members and non-members!  
    I am on the hospitality committee and I take AWBO and my office very serious.  Let me tell you what makes it important.  Meeting with members monthly builds friendships.  I meet new women who have used  their imaginations to bring income to their households.  Many of them have helped me in various ways.

    Another wonderful thing about AWBO, are the speakers. One of them was Tenecia Waddell.  She was this years YWCA Woman of Innovation Honoree.  She is a police officer on the Purdue Police Department.  Although her talk was entitled "Safety in the work place", I learned some very helpful things about keeping safe while shopping, as well as in the parking lot.  "Whenever being confronted by an attacker, always look them in the face. Don't let them feel you fear."  Same goes for the work place...how to handle unwanted advances/harassment.  

    It is wonderful to see so many ladies visiting our luncheon meeting and becoming members, "Welcome to each of you!  See you soon?"  

    Melony Ramsey
    Hospitality Committe Member
    -------------------------------------------
    Look! Your Message Goes Here
    AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) tokimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every month. You must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Greater Lafayette Commerce in September


    • Small Business of the Month: Wednesday September 3 at 5pm at Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building: La Scala
    • Tippy Connect After HoursThursday September at 5pm at Wings Etc. on Veterans Memorial Parkway Lafayette
    • Eggs N IssuesTuesday September 9th at 7:30 at Hilton Garden Inn: Gerry Dick from “Inside Indiana Business” giving an annual update.
    • Small Business MattersThursday September 11th
      at 8:30am at Jane’s Gourmet Deli: TBD
    • 2014 Annual DinnerWednesday September 17th at 6p at the PU Memorial Union.
    • Industrial LuncheonFriday September 19th at 11:30a at TBD: Caterpillar Company Update
    • Gallery WalkFriday September 19th at 6pmDowntown Lafayette
    • Business After HoursWednesday September 24th at 5p at Abstract Technology Group
    • Farmers Markets: May through October
    -Downtown Saturdays 7a to Noon
    -Purdue Market on the Memorial Mall   Thursdays 11a to 3p
    -West Lafayette Markets Wednesdays, 
     May 7th 4-7pm

    2014 Annual Events Dates:
    Christmas Capitol of the Midwest December 6 & 7, 2014

     
     
    Hope to see you at the next meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you.
       
    Join Us:                  
    AWBO meets at Noon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the MCL Restaurant 
    & Bakery in
    West Lafayette. 
    (Excluding June)
    Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member.

    Arrive around 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.

     2013-14
    AWBO Board

    President

    President Elect                              Danielle Gaylord

    Treasurer

    Vice-President Communications                    Open Seat

    Secretary

    Membership

    Hospitality

                   Joanne Webb

    Special Events                                Jenna Isch

    Programs

                   Danielle Gaylord
                    Jan French

    Contact Us:  
    Share Program Ideas
    ------------------
    3-Minute Spotlights Make a reservation to showcase your business by contacting Danielle Gaylord or Jan French.  Limit 2 per meeting

    -------------------Membership and Renewal

    Membership renewals for the 2014-2015 season are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org or contact Amanda Snider or Linda Berryman.

     

    The AWBO Newsletter is published monthly. All submissions are in paragraph form via email by the 25th of the month to:kimberlyringler@gmail.com 
    You must include "AWBO" in the subject line.

           
           



            


  • August 05, 2014 9:44 AM | Anonymous
    Next meeting topic for Tuesday, August 12th at Noon:

    Navigating Long-Term Senior Care


    Please join us on August 12th at 12pm as we welcome Kelley Sheridan of American Senior Communities as our Speaker.


    We all live our lives to the fullest and to the best of our abilities.  As we age, we start to see the changes in our lives such as retirement, loss of a spouse, illness and more.  With all the home and health services available, it can be overwhelming.  How do we plan  for the multitude of lifestyle choices that we need to start planning for now?  Come hear Kelley speak on "Navigating Long-Term Senior Care" to learn how we can make those important decisions.


    Kelley is the Admission and Marketing Director for ASC. She is a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Avon, IAHHC, Boone, Morgan and Hendricks County Council on Aging along with with being a wife, mother and grandmother.


    August's 3-minute Spotlight:


    Joanne Webb Shaklee


    --------------------------------------------
    From the President...

    The Call to Serve!

    The past few years I have been blessed working alongside great women of AWBO. My life is richer, filled with lasting friendship and so much inspiration from wonderful Women Owned Businesses who embrace life and business.  As the end of our fiscal year approaches, the AWBO Board is planning another great year of programs to enrich you in business.

    AWBO is filled with leadership and camaraderie - thank you for your friendship, working as a team and being involved. If you have talents to share, the Hospitality and Programs Committee would love to have your involvement. Want more information?  Call me, Tammy Foley at 765-479-1216 or President Elect, Jan French. We look forward to hearing from you! 

    Tammy Foley
    AWBO, President
    Empowering Women in Business


    News & Events
    -------------------------------------------
    Hi AWBO members and non-members!  

    I am on the hospitality committee and I take AWBO and my office very serious.  Let me tell you what makes it important.  Meeting with members monthly builds friendships.  I meet new women who have used  their imaginations to bring income to their households.  Many of them have helped me in various ways.

    Another wonderful thing about AWBO, are the speakers. One of them was Tenecia Waddell.  She was this years YWCA Woman of Innovation Honoree.  She is a police officer on the Purdue Police Department.  Although her talk was entitled "Safety in the work place", I learned some very helpful things about keeping safe while shopping, as well as in the parking lot.  "Whenever being confronted by an attacker, always look them in the face. Don't let them feel you fear."  Same goes for the work place...how to handle unwanted advances/harassment.  

    It is wonderful to see so many ladies visiting our luncheon meeting and becoming members, "Welcome to each of you!  See you soon?"  

    Melony Ramsey
    Hospitality Committe Member
    -------------------------------------------
    Look! Your Message Goes Here
    AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) to kimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every month. You must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

    ------------------------------------------------------------
    Greater Lafayette Commerce in August

    • Small Business of the Month Award Reception– Wednesday August 6th at 5:30pm - Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building
    • Tippy Connect After Hours – Thursday August 7th at 5pm – Meals on Wheels: 635 N 36th St., Lafayette
    • Small Business Matters – Thursday August 14th at 8:30am – Jane’s Gourmet Deli featuring Sue Scott on "How to Market the Media"
    • Business After Hours - Wednesday August 20th at 5pm, Hosted by Twin City Dodge
    • Boiler Bridge Bash - Thursday August 21st from 8p to 10p on the John T Myers Pedestrian Bridge
    • Football Kickoff Luncheon - Friday August 22nd at 11:30am in the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms
    • Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival - Saturday August 23rd, 4p to Midnight Downtown Lafayette
    • Farmers Markets: May through October
      • Downtown Opening Day is Saturday May 3rd 7a- Noo
      • Purdue Market on the Memorial MallOpening Day is Thursday May 8th, 11a-3p
      • West Lafayette Market Opening Day is Wednesday, May 7th 4-7
        • Extended Hours June, July and August 4-8
    2014 Annual Events Dates: 
    -Annual Dinner September 17, 2014
    -Christmas Capitol of the Midwest December 6 & 7, 2014

     
     
    Hope to see you at the next meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you.
       
    Join Us:                  
    AWBO meets at Noon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the MCL Restaurant 
    & Bakery in
    West Lafayette. 
    (Excluding June)
    Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member.

    Arrive around 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.

     2013-14
    AWBO Board

    President

                  Tammy Foley

    President Elect                              Danielle Gaylord

    Treasurer        

                  Shirley Pence

    Vice-President Communications                    Open Seat

    Secretary    

                   Ashley Bigelow

    Membership

                   Amanda Snider
                   Linda Berryman

    Hospitality

                   Melony Ramsey
                Pam Rhode-Thalls
                   Joanne Webb

    Special Events                                Jenna Isch

    Programs

                   Danielle Gaylord
                    Jan French

    Contact Us:  
    Share Program Ideas
    ------------------
    3-Minute Spotlights Make a reservation to showcase your business by contacting Danielle Gaylord or Jan French.  
    Limit 2 per meeting

    -------------------

    Membership and Renewal

    Membership renewals for the 2014-2015 season are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org or contact Amanda Snider or Linda Berryman.

     

    The AWBO Newsletter is published monthly. All submissions are in paragraph form via email by the 25th of the month to:kimberlyringler@gmail.com 
    You must include "AWBO" in the subject line.

           
           


       

        

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