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Officer Spotlight

January 16, 2017 7:13 AM | Anonymous
Officer Spotlight

Isabel Hogue
Health and Retirement Insurance

When I moved to Lafayette and began my business in 2006, I found AWBO by searching online for networking groups. Two important AWBO things happened.

First, the first one-to-one networking experience I ever had was with another business owner who invited me to meet for coffee. I can't overstate the value of learning to reach out to other business owners for one-to-one meetings.

Second, she said the best way to get to know other AWBO members is by serving on the board. So I volunteered to serve on membership and later on hospitality. Both opportunities provided a vehicle for me to meet and learn from great women.

I am an independent insurance agent who works by referral, specializing in Medicare plans. I also offer health insurance, final expense insurance, and legal expense plans. The thing I love most in my business is meeting new people and hearing their stories. I help everyone who is referred to me, whether or not a sale is made.

Before I started my business, I home-schooled four children and took care of my mother in my home (so I'm a problem-solver). I've learned to focus not on who you are (or who you think you should be), but on who you are becoming.
Member Testimony
By Flo Nydegger, New Life featuring (Melaleuca)
As a private business owner, I heard about AWBO from a friend, and decided to check it out two years ago. I enjoy the professional atmosphere at the meetings, and the opportunity to build relationships with other business women from the community.

The monthly meetings have been a great venue to assist me in networking with others. Each month I make an effort to reach out to guests and new members and build friendships with current members. If you are wondering how AWBO can improve your life, come check it out! We welcome visits from other women and hope you find this is a great connection for you.

Flo Nydegger- New Life featuring (Melaleuca)

What's Happening In Your Business?

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 20th 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. 

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

Melony Ramsey
President Elect 
Deb Plue
Vice-Presidents Programs 
Joanna Retherford
Lisa Lambert-Snodgrass
Vice-Presidents Membership
Linda Berryman
Isabel Hogue
Vice-Presidents Hospitality 
Anna Kennedy
Debbie McGregor
Kathy Selvey
Shirley Pence
Amanda Snider
Jenna Isch
Special Events
Holiday Auction
Melony Ramsey
Summer Social
Deb Plue

Contact Us:  
Share Program Ideas or volunteer for a 
3-Minute Spotlight to showcase your business 
*Limit 2 per meeting*
Joanna Retherford
Lisa Lambert-Snodgrass 
-------------------Membership and Renewal
Membership renewals for the 2016-2017 season are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org or contact Linda Berryman or Isabel Hogue.
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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