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August Newsletter

August 03, 2015 12:04 PM | Anonymous

Next meeting topic for Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The 4 Disciplines of Execution Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals
by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey and Jim Huling

Join us as we discuss the book, The 4 Disciplines of Execution.  Do you remember the last major initiative you watched die in your organization.  Did it go down with a loud crash?  Or was it slowly and quietly suffocated by other competing priorities?  By the time it finally disappeared, it's likely no one even noticed.  What happened?  The "whirlwind" of urgent activity required to keep things running day-to-day devoured all the time and energy you needed to invest in executing your strategy for tomorrow! The 4 Disciplines of Execution can change all of that forever.

The 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX) is a simple, repeatable, and proven formula for executing on your most important strategic priorities in the midst of the whirlwind.  By following the 4 Disciplines –– focusing on the wildly important,acting on lead measures, keeping a compelling scoreboard, and creating a cadence of accountability –– leaders can produce breakthrough results.

4DX is not theory. It is a proven set of practices that have been tested and refined by hundreds of organizations and thousands of teams over many years.  When a company or an individual adheres to these disciplines, they achieve superb results –– regardless of the goal. 4DX represents a new way of thinking and working that is essential to thriving in today's competitive climate.

If you haven’t had time to read the book, here’s a link to a 17 minute summary:

See you for lunch and networking from 11:30am to 12pm with meeting from 12pm to 1pm.

3-minute speaker:

 Cindy Pratt  Premier Designs Jewelry
 Susannah Hall-Justice  Hall Justice Law Firm

A Note from Your President...

Dear AWBO Members,

It is with a sad heart that I inform you that I respectfully submitted my resignation from AWBO.  

I have made the decision to close my business, thus, no longer qualifying me for membership. Please be assured nothing bad happened, it's a matter of being at a point in my business where a lot needed to be invested vs it's best to close on a high note. I chose the high note.

I am blessed to say from the time I joined AWBO and over the last 4 ½ years, I have made wonderful friendships, learned a lot about business and thoroughly enjoyed being educated by both our speakers and our members!

Words can not express how awesome a group AWBO is and I will miss seeing all of you on a monthly basis. I will be unable to attend this month’s meeting, but wiil be there in September to thank all of you for your support this year.

I am happy to say that President Elect Susan Benedict has graciously accepted to step in the role of President two months early. Thank you Susan!

I would also like to thank all my board members Susan Benedict, Linda Berryman, Amanda Snider, Shirley Pence, Melony Ramsey, Ashley Bigelow and Rhonda Feurer for making my job as President so easy.

Again I thank you and wish all of you many blessings!

Jan French

News and Events
It’s that time of year! 
Time to consider being on the AWBO Board for the 2015-2016

What’s involved? The board meets on the first Tuesday of the month from 11:30am to 1pm.

What do I need to do to be considered? Just let one of the current board members know which position of the board you’d like to be considered for.

What if I know the perfect person for a position? Please ask that person if they would like to be considered first, then, let a board member know.

What are the positions available and what do they do? 
Secretary: Monthly Board Meeting Minutes
Treasurer: Shirley Pence
Membership (2-3 members): Membership Log, New Member Information/Recruiting, Follow up with Guests
Hospitality (2-3 members): Meeting Set up, Welcome table including Name Tags, Business Cards, AWBO table cover and banner
Programs (2-3 members): Monthly Programs, 3 Minute Spotlight Schedule
Communications: Assist with Website/Facebook

All board members assist with the Holiday and Summer Social Event with committees for each event.  Thank you for your consideration!
Summer Social "Thank You"
Design Alternatives would like to extend a special thank you to the women who helped to make our summer social a "really special" event.   Jan French, Rhonda Feuer, Melony Ramsey, Kim Ringler and Pam Michael! All your extra efforts were really appreciated.  And an extra Thank You goes to Pam Michael fir bringing her box full of extra business books for us to exchange.   It's women like you who keep this organization thriving!!

Susan Benedict
Design Alternatives

A HUGE thank you to Shirley Pence of Stanley Steemers. A client of mine needed a room steam-cleaned right away, and the scheduler was super nice and managed to work my client into their already super busy day. Thank you!!

An older client of mine, downsizing his home, took several of his belongings to Ramzey's Emporium in Lafayette. Cory, the owner's son, was very gracious and respectful with my client in sorting through his belongings. Thank you!!

Ashley Bigelow
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 August

Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

  • Small Business of the Month Award Reception – Wednesday August 5, 2015 at 5pm, Old National Mortgage Center
  • Tippy Connect After Hours – Thursday August 6th at 5pm – Lafayette Bank & Trust, Renaissance Center 
  • Farmers Markets, annually May - October
    West Lafayette Market Wednesdays
    -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
    -11:00am to 2:00 pm Thursdays
    Downtown Lafayette Market
    -7:00am to 12:30pm Saturdays
  • Business After Hours – Wednesday August 19th at 5pm – Purdue Federal Credit Union, Northwestern Branch
  • Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival Saturday August 22 5pm to Midnight on 5th Street, Downtown Lafayette
  • Boiler Bridge Bash Thursday August 20th from 7:30pm to 10pm downtown Lafayette on Main Street between 6th Street and 9th Street
  • Purdue Football Kickoff Luncheon – Friday August 21st at 11:30am at the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms.

Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:

  • Thursday August 6th at 4pm for Serenity Hospice, Grand Opening new Location: Navajo Dr. West Lafayette, IN 47906 (next to the BMV).
  • Thursday August 13 at 4pm for Wolf Park, Ground Breaking in honor of their new education building that includes a surgery suite: 4004 E 800 N, Battle Ground, IN 47920
  • Tuesday August 25th at 3pm for Another Broken Egg Cafe, Grand Opening: 516 Northwestern Avenue, Suite 1500, West Lafayette, IN 47906
  • Thursday August 27th at 11am for Purdue Federal Credit, Grand Re-Opening of the newly renovated Union Street Branch: 1520 Union St., Lafayette, IN 47905

2015 Annual Events Dates:
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

Susan Benedict
President Elect 
Open Seat
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: 
Share Program Ideas
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.


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