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May Newsletter

May 01, 2015 10:54 AM | Anonymous

Next meeting topic for Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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
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

News and Events

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
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

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
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 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.

AWBO Board

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

                 Ashley Bigelow

Contact Us: 
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3-Minute Spotlights 
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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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