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A Note From Your President

April 10, 2017 7:30 AM | Anonymous
Next meeting is April 11th, 2017

A Note From Your President...

Recently there was a report on television and an article in the Journal and Courier about women business owners in Indiana. It also caught the attention of editors in Indianapolis and they printed the J & C article in the Indianapolis Star! Pretty important, huh?

The author of the article said that a census taken recently showed that 162,000 businesses were owned by women. That includes every AWBO member. That number astounded me because it meant just under 30% of Indiana’s privately owned companies were woman owned. Elaine Bedel, President of Indiana Economic Development Corporation, expressed there are many things available in our state to help women get a business started and keep it running. Some owners attested to that in the article, having received help to assist them.

I know every woman who owns her own business had to work very hard to get everything put together to start their business, and keep it running and many factors come in to that equation. On top of all the hours on the job are more hours of hard work running a household! Feeding babies, changing diapers, keeping laundry going, fixing meals, and being chauffeur to every activity your teenager has decided they want to be involved in! I APPLAUD YOU! I remember those days when it was just my husband and I at the business, creating a space for our daughter to play in and later to do homework beside my desk. Those were tough years! And now all three children are grown and work with us, managing different areas of the business. So keep up the good work, it’s worth it!

The Association of Women Business Owners (AWBO), has speakers from many different avenues and themes. If you want to learn more, come to MCL the second Tuesday of every month. Don’t miss an AWBO meeting because each one is action packed and educational.

I’m really looking forward to hearing Gary Higgins on
Tuesday, April 11 because he was instrumental in getting our business on its feet many years ago, with the state of the art quality television commercials. He will show attenders how to create a promotional video for social media using our cell phones. Things have really changed in the past 27 years since we opened our business.

Invite a woman business owner, or someone thinking about starting one, to join us at MCL Restaurant & Bakery, West Lafayette, April 11 from 12-1p.m. See you there!

Best regards,
Melony Ramsey
AWBO President
Empowering Women

Thank You...
Thank you to Kathy Selvey, Plexus Worldwide for donating a gift to our April speaker, Gary Higgins.
March New Member:
Carol Bloom          Bloom Ink Editorial

March Guests:
Amy Prater - Shaklee Health & Wellness
Stacy Gaines - Essentially His Wisdom
Jennifer Fee - Metropolitan Title
Jessica Ritter - Jessica Kate Photography
Kathy Good - Edible Arrangements
Dana Miller - Dana Miller Design
Rozlyn Hernandez - Ivy Tech
Tenecia Waddell - TR Safety Solutions LLC
Julie Blacker - Keller Williams
Rachel Galati - Younique
Heather Halsema - Golden Spartam Trucking
Sarah Howard - Home Engineer:)
Denise Pearson - LTHC Homeless Services
Lynn Wood - Wolf Mattress
Kim Motuliak - Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
Marci Spitznagle - Community Action Program
Amber Holle - Old National
Leslie Scott - Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

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. 

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

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 20th of the month to: kimberlyringler@gmail.com 
You must include "AWBO" in the subject line.

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