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  • March 01, 2012 12:50 PM | Anonymous

    AWBO February 2012 Newsletter

    Join Us: Tuesday, February 14 from Noon to 1 p.m. at MCL Cafeteria
    in West Lafayette. Arrive around 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.


    THIS MONTH'S PROGRAM:


    Effective Networking by Nikki Lewellen
    Are you an effective networker? Can the person whom you have just given your elevator speech effectively repeat back to you what you do and who is a good referral for your business? Do you have a "follow-up" system in place to help them remember your company? Nikki Lewellen, Director of Development for Rainmakers International, and will help us understand the "do's" and "don'ts".  Girl yourself a break and learn how to make 2012 the best networking year ever! Nikki will show us the "how-to's" of effective - yes we mean "effective" networking! 
       



    3-Minute Spotlights:
    Tami Marshall - Buy the Book Coffeehouse
    Susan Landberg - Send Out Cards 
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    Have an idea for a future AWBO meeting?
    Share it with Susan Benedictsusan@mydesignalternatives.com,
    Monica Doerr
    monica@doerrlawoffice.com or Jenna Ischjisch@farmersagent.com

    Share your business with a 3-minute spotlight.
    Contact Monica Doerr at monica@doerrlawoffice.com to take the stage and tell your story.
    Limit 2 per meeting. Spaces are filled on a first-come basis.

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    January Guests: We're glad these ladies joined us...

    • Misty Evans - Chiropractic Solutions
    • Sarah Koci - Inspiration Driven Communications
    • Amanda Smith - Metamorphic Fitness
    • Cathie Preston
    • Deb Plue - Diet Free Life
    • Emily Maresh - March Of Dimes 

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    A Word from our President...

    Hello! If you joined us for our January meeting, you heard a great presentation by Stephen Murphy about dreaming for your business.  This month has just flown by but hopefully you have had some time to not only Dream for your business, but put some of those dreams down on paper with steps to achieving those dreams!

    I want to share one of the things that Stephen said that really spoke to me.  He stated, “ Make sure the dream you have is YOUR dream, not someone else’s dream.”  Since I own a business with my husband, I often talk about and think about ‘Our Dream’.  But, when he said that, it occurred to me that I needed to take ownership of MY DREAM.  I finally understood that MY DREAM + HIS DREAM = OUR DREAM, and that for OUR DREAM to be achieved, I needed to fulfill my half of the equation.  It is so easy for our dreams to be deterred or become muddled with input and desires of others, stay true to YOUR DREAM and I know amazing things will happen for you!

    Dream Big and Be Amazing!

    Julie Rubsam

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    Welcome Melony!

    The AWBO Board is excited to welcome Melony Ramsey (Owner at RamZs Emporium) as a Membership Vice President. We recently had an opening become available on our board and Melony graciously stepped forward to fill that position. Welcome Melony!

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    Your 2011-12 Board:

    President – Julie Rubsam, President Elect – Tammy Foley, Treasurer - Shirley Pence; Communication – Nicole Gebhardt; Co-Secretaries – Chris Meyer and Kristie Newbold; Membership Vice Presidents – Angela Tamer and Melony Ramsey; Hospitality Vice Presidents – Pam Rhode Thallsand Shelia Larson; Program Vice Presidents – Susan BenedictMonica Doerr, and Jenna Isch.

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    NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:


    April Meeting: Book Review
    Our next book review coming up in April will be “No. B.S. Price Strategy” by Dan Kennedy & Jason Marrs. This sounds like book on sales but it is so much more-something every business owner needs to embrace!  If you would like to be on our discussion panel please contact Jenna Isch at jisch@farmersagent.com.

    Member Spotlight - Angela Tamer

    We've added a member spotlight to the monthly newsletter! This unique opportunity to advertise is available first come, first serve...for the month of your choice. Simply send a request to nicole@theremarkableway.com along with a small profile picture and a few sentences about you and your business. All articles must be brief and ready for print.


      Angela Tamer is the owner and chief creator at Red Fox Flowers, a local florist specializing in wedding, event and corporate flowers. "We've been working with flowers for 13 years now. At Red Fox Flowers, WE CREATE EXQUISITE ATMOSPHERE." Angela is a Purdue Alumni with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering. She is also a former student athlete there in Women's Swimming and Diving. "Flower Arranging was the only fun class I took at Purdue, and I love it."
    Her goal is to double business earned in 2012. "I rely on word of mouth advertising and I am fortunate to have some great testimonials." Angela will be named the YWCA Salute to Women Woman of Innovation on 3/6/12. She is the current President of Tippy Connect, VP of Membership for AWBO and is a Read to Succeed Volunteer, as well as a volunteer for the GLC in several capacities. Find her online at www.redfox-flowers.com and LIKE her on Facebook.
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    Update your Info on the AWBO website

    If you haven't visited the AWBO.org website, you're missing out on a great tool to network and connect with other women business owners...and to advertise you and your business. Most importantly, many of you haven't updated your contact information and business profile. Please take a minute to do that now at www.AWBO.org



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    Crafts for a Cause to Support the Heartford House

    February 2nd  3:00 – 7:00pm at 60 Sunrise Dr. Lafayette, IN - Crafts for a Cause is an opportunity to purchase arts, crafts, and other handmade treasures from several local artists. This is the perfect opportunity to pick up gifts for Valentine's Day. A portion of proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Hartford House in Lafayette, IN. (www.heartford.netFor more information, please call 608-469-0039 or email: abeadforchangejewelry.com

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    Network Luncheon with Guest Speaker Jos Holman

    February 15th 11:30 -1:00pm at the YWCA - "To Lend or Not to Lend: Finding a Way to Perpetuate Public Libraries". As digital formats and customer convenience factor into library services, public libraries of the future will need to "change and roll with the times." Learn more about the role of public libraries in our communities.  Cost is $12.00 For more information, please call 765-742-0075 or register online at ywca.org/Lafayette Luncheon Sponsors: Sally Watlington, Mary Reece, Jan Nielsen-Allstate Insurance Company. Series Sponsor: Soller-Baker Funeral Homes



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    Lafayette PC Free Series "Quick Computer Tips for Business"

    February 22nd 5:30 - 7:00pm at Buy the Book Coffeehouse - Join Julie Rubsam of Lafayette PC for a free presentation on topics such as security, backup solutions, cloud computing and more. Come find out how you can make some adjustments to your computers that will get your business off to a great start in 2012.

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    Greater Lafayette Commerce - February

    • Small Business of the Month Reception - Wednesday February 1 - All Fired Up!
    • Small Business Matters - Thursday February 9
    • Eggs N Issues - Tuesday February 14 - Tim Berry, CFO for Indiana
    • Business After Hours - Wednesday February 15
    • Industrial Luncheon - Friday January 20
    • Tippy Connect Executive Roundtable - Tuesday February 21 Speakers will include: Tony Albrecht, Lafayette Bank & Trust- President & CEO; Al Parker, Harrison College- President; Sharon Wood, Area IV Executive Director; Patricia (Trish) Hauber, Caterpillar -Human Resources Manager
    Greater Lafayette Commerce is your resource for professional networking, economic expansion, business assistance, downtown revitalization, and community development. We are always interested in things our members find value in.  GLC tries to provide a variety of topics for our monthly events (Eggs N Issues, Small Business Matters and Industrial Luncheon) but these events are only successful if the topics are interesting to our members.  Please share any ideas for topics, speakers or presentations to information@greaterlafayettecommerce.com or Resa Hodnettat rhodnett@greaterlafayettecommerce.com 

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    THANKS ...

    A hearty THANK YOU to Michael Dick of ISPhotographic for donating his services to photograph member profiles and donating the proceeds towww.kiva.org.  Thanks again Michael for your contribution that raised $250 for such a great cause.

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    LITTLE DETAILS:

    Membership and Renewal:  Know a woman business owner (or two) that would benefit from AWBO? Is your own membership current? Membership info is available online at www.AWBO.org or you can contact Membership VPs Angela Tamerangela@redfox-flowers.com or Melony Ramsey, melonyramsey@yahoo.com.

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    Newsletter Advertising is available to members and nonmembers alike. Banner ads are $50 and must be 600x200 pixels. Content ads are $25 and must be business card size (approx 300x175). Submit your artwork in the proper format to: Kristie Newboldnewlar@live.com at by the 20th of every month to appear in the next issue.

    The AWBO Newsletter is published by Nicole Gebhardt.
    All submissions are due by the 25th of the month to: Nicole@theRemarkableWay.com
    Please be sure to include "AWBO" in the subject line.

  • January 02, 2012 11:13 AM | Anonymous
     

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    AWBO January 2012 Newsletter

    Join Us: Tuesday, January 10 from Noon to 1 p.m. at MCL Cafeteria
    in West Lafayette. Arrive around 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.


    THIS MONTH'S PROGRAM:
    Dream for your Business! by Stephen Murphy
    Does the day in day out chore of running the business eat up all your mental energy? Are you too busy to DREAM? Have you shelved the dreams and visions you had for your business when you first opened your doors? Stephen Muphy Executive Director at Business Advisory Management Group LLC, will be talking to us about "DREAMING for our Businesses". But Stephen says the more important thing is what we do with those dreams that counts! In keeping with our January "health" theme-start your year off right with great "Mental Health"!
    About Stephen Murphy: Stephen is one of the founding members of the John Maxwell certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker Team. He has exemplified himself as change agent and business igniter for over twenty years. He has been consistently known as a strong leader known for success achieved through performance and motivations through positive reinforcement throughout his extinguished career. He is recognized for his persistent focus on driving bottom-line results and improving performance while integrating organizational missions. Visit his website at www.TheAmazingGold.com
       



    3 Minute Spotlights:
    Kayla Feuer
    - Usborne Books & More
    Jenna Isch
    - Isch Insurance Services
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    Have an idea for a future AWBO meeting?
    Share it with Susan Benedict, susan@mydesignalternatives.com,
    Monica Doerr
    , monica@doerrlawoffice.com or Jenna Isch, jisch@farmersagent.com

    Share your business with a 3-minute spotlight.
    Contact Monica Doerr at monica@doerrlawoffice.com to take the stage and tell your story.
    Limit 2 per meeting. Spaces are filled on a first-come basis.


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    A Word from our President...

    This year's Holiday Auction was so much fun and very successful. I want to say, "Thank You" to Tammy Foley for putting together such a great event. I also want to thank all of you who joined us in raising money for such a great cause, The Cary Home for Girls.

    As business owners, this is the time of year we reflect on the last year and ask ourselves, "Did I reach my goals?, What worked in my business and what didn't?" We are setting our goals, budgets, and plans for our business for the upcoming year. I am excited to say there are some great programs lined up to get our year off to a great start.

    Wishing you all a great 2012!
    - Julie Rubsam

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    About the Holiday Auction...

    The Holiday Auction and Raffle was held at the MCL Cafeteria on December 13th, 2011. Once again, the business owners of our community and our very own AWBO ladies contributed with wonderful generosity and support! The gifts for the auction were amazing - from Jewelry, Birthday Party Certificates, Flower Arrangements and Dinner Gift Certificates, just to name a few. Attendance this year brought many guests that were welcomed to share our festivities. It is my pleasure pleasure to share the news that approximately $2,500 was raised for Cary Home for Girls! I wish to thank Julie Rubsam, Susan Benedict, Chris Myers and Melany Ramsey for your dedication in helping me with the event and being my "Go To People! HATS OFF to all of the AWBO ladies for supporting our event - donating, bringing guests and spending your money! The love I have for AWBO have been validated with great women who give from the heart wanting nothing in return. Hope your holiday was safe and full of fun and laughter!

    - Tammy Foley, Auction Chair and President Elect

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    Your 2011-12 Board:

    President – Julie Rubsam, President Elect – Tammy Foley, Treasurer - Shirley Pence; Communication – Nicole Gebhardt; Co-Secretaries – Chris Meyer and Kristie Newbold; Membership Vice Presidents – Angela Tamer and Melissa Barrett; Hospitality Vice Presidents – Pam Rhode Thalls and Shelia Larson; Program Vice Presidents – Susan Benedict, Monica Doerr, and Jenna Isch.


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    NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:

    Member Spotlight - Julie Rubsam

    We've added a member spotlight to the monthly newsletter! This unique opportunity to advertise is available first come, first serve...for the month of your choice. Simply send a request to nicole@theremarkableway.com along with a small profile picture and 3-5 sentences about you and your business. All articles must be ready for print.


      Julie Rubsam (AWBO President) moved to Lafayette in 1994 to study Horticulture and Forestry at Purdue University. As a Purdue Ag Grad, she is still very active in her area of study as the Business Manager for the Indiana Arborist Association. She is the Business Manager and co-founder of Lafayette PC - a computer consulting and support company focused on providing small business and home users great computer support at an affordable price. "We really see our company as your 'family doctor' of computers. We want to be your first phone call for any problems you are having with your computer or computer related technology. If it isn't something we can help you with, we can usually put you in touch with the people who can," says Julie. Lafayette PC sends out a monthly newsletter which includes great tips on topics such as computer backup systems, computer efficiency tips, computer security, free monthly seminars and more. To be added to their mailing list, email Julie Rubsam at Julie@LafayettePC.com and follow their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/LafayettePC.


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    Update your Info on the AWBO website

    If you haven't visited the AWBO.org website, you're missing out on a great tool to network and connect with other women business owners...and to advertise you and your business. Most importantly, many of you haven't updated your contact information and business profile. Please take a minute to do that now at www.AWBO.org

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    Greater Lafayette Facebook Conference

    Lafayettech is hosting a Facebook Conference on January 26 at 4 pm. The conference is focused on allowing local online specialists and local business representatives to share their thoughts on Facebook opportunities, its benefits for the local businesses and trends of development for 2012, as well as present their success stories related to online activity generating any kind of ROI. For more information and tickets, visit Lafayettech at glfc12.eventbrite.com

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    Build a Business You LOVE Again

    Dreaming of more control in your business? Join local business owners in a small group mastermind series and understand how just a little bit of marketing planning can attract better clients, increase your profits, and build a business you LOVE again. Six 2-hour workshops are held on Monday or Wednesday afternoons from 12-2 pm. For details, and special discount offers, visit www.TheRemarkableWay.com/marketing-mastermind or call Nicole Gebhardt at 765-427-2130. Act now, we start January 9!

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    Greater Lafayette Commerce January Activities

    • Small Business Matters: Wednesday, January 9, 2012 from 11:30 to 1pm
    • Eggs N Issues: Tuesday January 5, 2012 from 7:30 to 9am
    • Tippy Connect Annual Gala: Friday January 10, 2012 from 6 to 11pm
    • Small Business of the Year/January Business After Hours: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 5-7
    • Industrial Luncheon: Google Ads, Friday January 20, 2012 from 11:30 to 1pm
    • State of the Real Estate: Tuesday January 31, 2012 from 5 to 7pm
    Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

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    CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER...

    • Edwards Jones Financial Advisor Sarah Schwarz attended the Annual Barron's Winner's Circle Top Women Advisor's Summit. The exclusive conference, hosted by Barron's magazine, is designed to recognize and enhance the professional development of those who work with individual investors.
    • Nicole Gebhardt, marketing coach/consultant, was awarded second place in the "Marketer of the Year" competition held by the Indianapolis Chapter of Glazer-Kennedy Insider's Circle. GKIC is a global marketing organization with chapters in several U.S. cities. Eight finalists were chosen to compete in the Indianapolis event.

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    LITTLE DETAILS:

    Membership and Renewal:  Know a woman business owner (or two) that would benefit from AWBO? Is your own membership current? Membership info is available online at www.AWBO.org or you can contact Membership VPs Angela Tamer, angela@redfox-flowers.com or Melissa Barrett, pmbarrett@pmbarrett.com.

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    Newsletter Advertising is available to members and nonmembers alike. Banner ads are $50 and must be 600x200 pixels. Content ads are $25 and must be business card size (approx 300x175). Submit your artwork in the proper format to: Kristie Newbold, newlar@live.com at by the 20th of every month to appear in the next issue.


    The AWBO Newsletter is published by Nicole Gebhardt. All submissions are due by the 25th of the month to: admin@NicoleGebhardt.com

  • November 30, 2011 10:15 PM | Anonymous
    AWBO December 2011 Newsletter


    Join Us: Tuesday, December 13 from Noon to 1 p.m. at MCL Cafeteria
    in West Lafayette. Arrive around 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.


    THIS MONTH'S PROGRAM:

    December is Party Time! Join us for a little charity auction fun!

    All are invited to participate in the fun and festivities for the annual AWBO Holiday auction. This event raises funds for our charity, Cary Home for Girls!  What a great way to help the community and get a little holiday shopping done at the same time. Raffle Tickets will cost $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. We will also have a silent auction. Let’s fill the room. Bring a guest and enjoy the fellowship of the holidays, while helping our community and the Cary Home for Girls.

    To donate an item, contact Tammy Foley at 765-479-1216 or tfoley@shook.com. You can deliver your donations to Tammy at the Shook office or bring them to the November Meeting. Lets fill the room and enjoy the fellowship of the holidays...while helping our community and the girls in need!!!

    November Guests:
    Elizabeth Rose & Denise Pearson, Wolf Park; Michelle Miller, A Writer's Guide; Michael Dick, IS Photographic; Becky Isfailt, ProAxis Inc & Isfait Farms, Inc -- Glad to have you join us!
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    Have an idea for a future AWBO meeting?
    Share it with Susan Benedict, susan@mydesignalternatives.com,
    Monica Doerr
    , monica@doerrlawoffice.com or Jenna Isch, jisch@farmersagent.com

    Share your business with a 3-minute spotlight.
    Contact Monica Doerr at monica@doerrlawoffice.com to take the stage and tell your story.
    Limit 2 per meeting. Spaces are filled on a first-come basis.


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    A Word from our President...

    Hello Everyone! We had a great November meeting! For those of you who could not attend, I invite you to check out our new website at www.AWBO.org. It looks great! A big thank you to Kerri Wagner, Isabel Hogue, and Nicole Gebhardt for all their hard work moving the information from our previous website. If you are a member and have not received information on how to log in to the Members Only Section, please contact our Vice Presidents of Membership: Angela Tamer, angela@redfox-flowers.com, or Melissa Barrett, pmbarrett@prepaidlegal.com


    I want to thank Michael Dick from IS Photographic for coming to our November meeting to take headshots.  All of the money collected from this will go to support a woman business owner through Kiva.org.  We raised $250.00! If you had a headshot done and would like to nominate a business owner, please visit Kiva.org and send your nominations to me at julie@LafayettePC.com.


    The holiday season is definitely upon us and I am looking forward to our December meeting!  At our December meeting, The Association of Women Business Owners will host an auction and raffle to support The Cary Home for Girls. This event is always fun and I hope to see everyone on the 13th!

    - Julie Rubsam

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    Your 2011-12 Board:

    President – Julie Rubsam, President Elect – Tammy Foley, Treasurer - Shirley Pence; Communication – Nicole Gebhardt; Co-Secretaries – Chris Meyer and Kristie Newbold; Membership Vice Presidents – Angela Tamer and Melissa Barrett; Hospitality Vice Presidents – Pam Rhode Thalls and Shelia Larson; Program Vice Presidents – Susan Benedict, Monica Doerr, and Jenna Isch.


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    NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:

    National Association of Women Business Owners - Indy Event

    The Annual Awards Luncheon for NAWBO event is Dec 15th in Indy at the JW Marriot. Wouldn't it be great to have a strong showing from Lafayette? It will be largest event NAWBO has ever had - and it's right next door! 1200 attendees are expected. You can purchase an exhibit table or a single seat or a full table and your group can all sit together. Register online at www.NAWBO.org

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    New Member Orientation

    Time to get the inside scoop on your new AWBO membership and all the related perks. New members are invited to join Angela Tamer and Melissa Barrett for a New Member Orientation meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 6 pm in the Old National Bank Community Room on 350 South (near Walmart).

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    AWBO Girls' Night Out

    Mark your calendar now for a little fun with your fellow AWBO members and prospective members. Girls' Nights Out are scheduled for: February 9, May 9, August 17, and November 8. Details will be released closer to each date.

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    Art Soirees for Adults

    Book a home party for your friends or ladies group (or alternate location-restaurant, book store, frame shop, etc)! Our expert instructors will guide you through a drawing or painting project to prove that we can teach anyone to draw. You provide the wine and snacks, we’ll provide the supplies, art and tons of fun! $30 per person, minimum 6. Contact Tamara Cox at KidzArt / Art Innovators tamara@kidzartin.com, 317-625-2973


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    Marketing Mastermind Series will Ignite Your Marketing

    Finally put an end to costly "random acts of marketing". Join local business owners in a small group mastermind series and learn how to ignite your marketing to attract better clients, increase your profits, and build a business you LOVE again. Class Schedule:

    • December All Day Fast Track – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm; December 15 & 16
    • Jan/Feb Mondays – 12:00 – 2:00 pm; January 9, 23, 30 and February 13, 20, and 27
    • Jan/Feb Wednesdays – 12:00 – 2:00 pm; January 11, 25 and February 1, 15, 22, and 29

    Register before Dec. 10 and save $100!  www.TheRemarkableWay.com/marketing-mastermind or call Nicole Gebhardt at 765-427-2130. (Be sure to check out the on-line testimonies of AWBO members Susan Benedict, Jan French and Tamara Cox.)

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    Free Quickbooks Training

    Join Tressa Heath, a CPA and QuickBooks ProAdvisor, in a seminar to brush up on your QuickBooks knowledge. This is a free event for current QuickBooks users that want to improve their skills. The only "cost" is that you must submit at least one QB question by December 12th so we can customize the class to fit your needs! Register by emailing Tressa at tressa.heath@hotmail.com.
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    Greater Lafayette Commerce December Activities

    • Dickens of a Christmas – downtown Lafayette - Saturday, December 3 – 10am
    • Christmas Parade – downtown Lafayette – Sunday, December 4 – 2pm
    • Small Business of the Month – Lafayette Savings Bank Annex – Wednesday, December 7 – 5pm
    • Small Business Matters – Sgt. Preston’s – Thursday, December 8 – 11:30am
    • Eggs N Issues – Hilton Garden Inn – Tuesday, December 13 – 7:30am
    • Industrial Luncheon – Lafayette Country Club – Friday December
    Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

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    CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER...

    • AWBO member, Anni Miller, as her alter ego "Flossie Hossenfeffer", is competing in the Seniors Got Talent competition hosted by www.SeniorsGuideOnline.com. She needs our votes/views/comments to win! If you have a You Tube account, click "Like" on the You Tube page to vote for her!

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    LITTLE DETAILS:

    Membership and Renewal:  Know a woman business owner (or two) that would benefit from AWBO? Is your own membership current? Membership info is available online at www.AWBO.org or you can contact Membership VPs Angela Tamer, angela@redfox-flowers.com or Melissa Barrett, pmbarrett@pmbarrett.com.

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    Newsletter Advertising is available to members and nonmembers alike. Banner ads are $50 and must be 600x200 pixels. Content ads are $25 and must be business card size (approx 300x175). Submit your artwork in the proper format to: Kristie Newbold, newlar@live.com at by the 20th of every month to appear in the next issue.


    The AWBO Newsletter is published by Nicole Gebhardt.
    All submissions are due by the 25th of the month to: admin@NicoleGebhardt.com

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  • November 01, 2011 9:29 PM | Anonymous
    AWBO November 2011 Newsletter

    Join Us: Tuesday, November 8 from Noon to 1 p.m. at MCL Cafeteria
    in West Lafayette. Arrive around 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.




    THIS MONTH'S PROGRAM:

    Get MORE out of your AWBO membership!

    This month AWBO is celebrating big news - the release of our much-anticipated new membership system and updated website. On top of the PERKS list is the ability for each member edit their own contact information ANYTIME - no more lag time! Join us for our November meeting and learn more about the newest benefits of being an AWBO member. Immediate Past President Kerri Wagner and Membership VP's Melissa Barrett and Angela Tamer will walk us through the new website and give us hand's on training to that we can start using it immediately.

    BONUS: Need a new photo of you? Michael Dick from IS Photographic will be joining us to take headshots for any interested members. Read Julie's letter below for details...


    Three Minute Spotlights:

    • Anni Miller – TLC Massage
    • Kristie Newbold & Sheila Larson - Newlar Cleaning
    October Guests:

    Laurie Webster, Kelly Rice, Danielle Gaylord
    &
    Janet Yaninek. Glad to have you join us!
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    Have an idea for a future AWBO meeting?
    Share it with Susan Benedict, susan@mydesignalternatives.com,
    Monica Doerr
    , monica@doerrlawoffice.com or Jenna Isch, jisch@farmersagent.com


    Share your business with a 3-minute spotlight.
    Contact Monica Doerr at monica@doerrlawoffice.com to take the stage and tell your story.
    Limit 3 per meeting. Spaces are filled on a first-come basis.


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    A Word from our President...

    Hello! November is going to be an amazing month! Our program this month will unveil our NEW Association of Women Business Owner’s website.


    In addition to our NEW Website, Michael Dick from IS Photographic (www.ISphotographic.com) will be joining us to take head shots. The cost is just $25 and at Michael’s suggestion we are collecting the money to support a Women Business Owner through Kiva.org!  Kiva is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.  We will be voting as a group to decide the recipient of the loan. Feel free to look online at Kiva.org to see if there is a women you would like to nominate for the loan.  Send your nominations to me at julie@LafayettePC.com.


    Michael is going to try to accommodate everyone who would like a head shot taken. He will be available from 11:00 -12:00pm and 1:00-2:00pm.  This means he has enough openings for around 12 people.  If you would like to reserve your spot, please send me and email with your preference for 11-12pm or 2-1pm. Space is limited, RSVP today at julie@LafayettePC.com.

    I look forward to seeing everyone on November 8!

    - Julie Rubsam

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    Your 2011-12 Board:

    President – Julie Rubsam, President Elect – Tammy Foley, Treasurer - Shirley Pence; Communication – Nicole Gebhardt; Co-Secretaries – Chris Meyer and Kristie Newbold; Membership Vice Presidents – Angela Tamer and Melissa Barrett; Hospitality Vice Presidents – Pam Rhode Thalls and Shelia Larson; Program Vice Presidents – Susan Benedict, Monica Doerr, and Jenna Isch.


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    NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:

    AWBO Auction

    Once again, the women of AWBO are thrilled to be hosting the annual AWBO Auction to raise funds for Cary Home for Girls at our December Holiday meeting (Tuesday, December 13). Enjoy a festive luncheon filled with Holiday Shopping Fun...and by all means, bring a few guests! At this time, we're looking for businesses and individuals to donate gifts, services and/or baskets of goodies to auction and/or raffle off. 

    To donate an item, contact Tammy Foley at 765-479-1216 or tfoley@shook.com. You can deliver your donations to Tammy at the Shook office or bring them to the November Meeting. Lets fill the room and enjoy the fellowship of the holidays...while helping our community and the girls in need!!!


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    Art Winter Workshop

    KidzArt is offering a Winter Wonderland Workshop for ages 6-12. Create a project with the “sparkle” of winter and make a gift for the gift giving season! All supplies provided – no art experience necessary – if you can dream, you can draw! Morton Community Center, December 10 from 9 – 11:30 am. Register by calling the Morton Community Center at 765-775-5120.


    KidzArt has "Lafayette’s New Artist of the Year"

    Looking for a great art instructor? KidzArt / Art Innovators has the best instructors! One of our KidzArt instructors, Tammy Murakami-Baxter, displayed her artwork during the month of October at the West Lafayette Public Library. An article in the Journal & Courier is quoted as saying, “Murakami-Baxter could already be considered Lafayette’s new artist of the year." For class details visit: www.kidzartin.com  


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    Adult Guardianship Seminar

    Monica Doerr, from the Law Office of Monica Doerr and Richard Richardson from Family Services, Inc. will be presenting a seminar on guardianship on Nov. 5, 2011 from 9am-noon at Family Services, Inc., 615 N. 18th St., Suite 201. Some of the topics covered will be: Duties and Responsibilities of the Guardian of the Estate and Person; General, Limited, and Temporary Guardianships; Guardianships for the Developmentally Delayed; Procedures for Qualifying and Filing for Guardianship; and Court Contact Info and Court Rules in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties. The fee is $99 which includes a Guardianship Handbook (value $45). To register call 765-423-5361.


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    More Charity Auction Opportunities

    Charity auctions are a fun place to network, and to donate your business products or services for greater exposure and a good cause! Here are two more you should consider:

    • YWCA Bingo & Silent Auction - Thursday, November 3rd. $40 at the door. Details here.
    • Tri Kappa Philanthropic Sorority Auction - Sunday, Nov. 13. Tickets $20. Visit: www.TriKappaLafayette.org

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    Scrapbooking Fun

    AWBO Member Chris Meyer is hosting a Creative Memories Open House and Free Crop at Covenant Church in W. Lafayette (Retreat Center behind the church) on Friday, Nov. 4 from  6-10 and Saturday, Nov. 5, 9-1. There will be new products, specials, and good snacks.
     
    Christmas shopping for the perfect gift? Let Chris Meyer help you design a personalized gift for someone on your gift list. Why not make treasured memories your gift to those on your Christmas list? Chris is also designing Christmas cards. All products are through Creative Memories, but the Christmas gifts and cards will be one of a kind. No one else will have the exact same item. You can come to her open house or call/e-mail her to set a time and place to work together on something special. Chris Meyer, andresjmeyer@juno.com or  447-3806.


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    Cary Home Wish List

    The girls at Cary Home are always needing help with supplies and clothing for teen girls in need. Check your closets or throw an extra item in your cart and join AWBO in supporting Cary Home for Girls. You may bring items to our monthly meeting and we will get them to the home. Questions? Contact Julie Rubsam.

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    Greater Lafayette Commerce November Activities

    • Small Business Of the Month - Lafayette Savings Bank Annex – Wednesday, November, 2 at 5pm
    • Project 3/50 – Outpost Banquet Facility – Wednesday, November 2 at 6pm
    • Eggs ‘N Issues - Hilton Garden Inn – Tuesday, November 8 at 7:30am
    • Small Business Matters – Location TBD – Thursday, November 10 at 11:30am
    • Merchant Holiday Open House - Downtown Lafayette-West Lafayette – November 11 and 12
    • Farmers Mini Market – Historic Downtown Lafayette – November 11
    • Economic Forecast Luncheon – Holiday Inn City Center - Wednesday November 16 at 11:30am
    • Business After Hours – Midwest Party Rentals West Lafayette – Wednesday November 16 at 5pm
    • Boiler Bridge Walk – Friday before all home PU Football games – John T Myers Pedestrian Bridge – 5:30pm
    Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

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    CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER...

    • Congrats to Julie Rubsam, Lafayette PC for being awarded "Lafayette Small Business of the Month" by Greater Lafayette Commerce! The celebration will be held at the Lafayette Savings Bank Annex on Wednesday, November, 2 at 5 pm.
    • A great review! Congratulations to Doctor Mary Caccavo (Lafayette Hearing Center) for being recognized by The Hearing Review as one of the best hearing care professionals of 2011!

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    LITTLE DETAILS:

    Membership and Renewal:  Know a woman business owner (or two) that would benefit from AWBO? Is your own membership current? Membership info is available online at www.AWBO.org or you can contact Membership VPs Angela Tamer, angela@redfox-flowers.com or Melissa Barrett, pmbarrett@pmbarrett.com.

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    Newsletter Advertising is available to members and nonmembers alike. Banner ads are $50 and must be 600x200 pixels. Content ads are $25 and must be business card size (approx 300x175). Submit your artwork in the proper format to: Kristie Newbold, newlar@live.com at by the 20th of every month to appear in the next issue.


    The AWBO Newsletter is published by Nicole Gebhardt.
    All submissions are due by the 25th of the month to: admin@NicoleGebhardt.com

  • October 09, 2009 11:00 PM | Anonymous

    AWBO October 2011 Newsletter

    Join Us: Tuesday, October 11 from Noon to 1 p.m. at MCL Cafeteria
    in West Lafayette. Arrive around 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.




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    THIS MONTH'S PROGRAM...

     3-Minute Spotlights:
    Melissa Barrett – LegalShield   |   Julie Rubsam – Lafayette PC


    ******* Guest Speaker: Laura Carson, United Way  *******

    Live United. Laura Carson, Finance & Community Impact Director for United Way will be joining us for a deeper look at the needs and issues in our community and how volunteers and financial support are making a big difference when and where they are needed.


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    Have an idea for a future AWBO meeting?
    Share it with Susan Benedict, susan@mydesignalternatives.com,
    Monica Doerr, monica@doerrlawoffice.com or Jenna Isch, jisch@farmersagent.com


    Share your business with a 3-minute spotlight.
    Contact Monica Doerr at monica@doerrlawoffice.com to take the stage and tell your story.
    Limit 3 per meeting. Spaces are filled on a first-come basis.

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    Welcome to our New 2011-12 Board!

    President – Julie Rubsam of Lafayette PC; President Elect – Tammy Foley of Foley Homes, Inc. and Coldwell Banker Shook; Treasurer – Shirley Pence of Stanley Steemer; Communication – Nicole Gebhardt of Geb*Art Strategic Communications; Co-Secretaries – Chris Meyer of Creative Memories and Kristie Newbold of Newlar Cleaning; Membership Vice Presidents – Angela Tamer of Red Fox Flowers and Melissa Barrett of Legal Shield; Hospitality Vice Presidents – Pam Rhode Thalls of Mary Kay and Shelia Larson of Newlar Cleaning; Program Vice Presidents – Susan Benedict of Design Alternatives, Monica Doerr of the Law Office of Monica Doerr, and Jenna Isch of Isch Insurance Services.


    ...and a heartfelt thanks to everyone who served on the 2009-10. You inspire us!

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    A Word from our New President...


    As I enter my third year of serving on the Association of Women Business Owners board, I reflect on the journey that has brought me here.  Four years ago, I would not have conceived that I would be stepping into the roll as the President of AWBO. Though I am still at the beginning of my journey as a business owner, I feel privileged to have met, learned, and continue to learn from so many who have taken this journey before me. Joining the AWBO board in 2009, although I did not know it at the time, was a decision that has greatly shaped the business owner I have become.


    I still remember my first AWBO meeting. At the time, several of you had already met and gotten to know my husband. In fact, it was through his contact with Bev Larson and Linda Irwin that I decided to attend the Association of Women Business Owners. The moment I walked into the room, Bev Larson sought me out and made me feel so welcomed, and for that I thank you!  While there were many other women that day that I met and spoke to, it is the kindness and excitement that Bev showed me that really made me want to be a member of this organization. It is my hope that each and every one of our members experiences the same kindness and excitement that Bev showed me that first day.


    I feel honored to be able to follow in the footsteps of so many amazing women. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to serve all of you as the President of the Association of Women Business Owners. Another year in my journey has begun and I look forward to the lessons it will teach and the people it will bring into my life.


    Yours truly, Julie Rubsam


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    NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:


    ** Don't miss a beat: Member Renewal Forms and Dues need to be turned in this month. **

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     Tis the Season for the AWBO Holiday Auction

    Our Holiday Auction will be taking place on Tuesday, December 13th
    Start thinking about your donation and guest list!

    Are you outgoing? Do you want to meet our members one on one? Would you like a chance to speak to business owners within our community? Are you great at organizing? Is Christmas your favorite holiday? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Tammy Foley could use your help!  Tammy is currently looking for volunteers to form an auction committee.  The auction committee will be responsible for contacting members and businesses for donations, planning the event, and setup/tear down the day of the event. Contact Tammy at tfoley@shook.com.

    Last year’s auction was a HUGE success!  With your help,
    we can make it even more successful this year.

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    Olivia Sarault – “O” Goes Blue:
    “It is with mixed emotions that I share with you that O-LIV Design will be closing. My decision was prompted by a great job offer from Blue Marketing in Crawfordsville, IN, where I have accepted the lead designer position. This position allows me to again focus on design within a collaborative environment, while also giving me flexibility to meet my family’s needs. I want to thank you for your business over the years. If not for your loyalty, O-LIV Design would not have experienced the success it has enjoyed.” - Olivia Sarault, Art Director, Blue Marketing -
    olivia@thinkbluemarketing.com

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     Emails, Newsletters and Auto-Responders Workshop

    Learn how to write, build, and profit from emails, newsletters and auto-responders. Discover the secrets to go from “In-Box Pest to Welcome Guest” during this NO-FLUFF 3-hour workshop. You’ll learn how to build a list of interested readers (legally), get your emails sent, opened, read and acted on. Have a little fun, learn a lot and leave with a plan. Thursday, Oct. 6 from 10 to 1 pm. $24, lunch included. Visit www.NicoleGebhardt.com/NoPests to register.

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     FREE presentations from Lafayette PC.

    Every 4th Wednesday of the month, Lafayette PC gives a free instructional seminar at Buy the Book Coffeehouse. Join us October 26th from 5:30 – 7:00pm for a presentation on Facebook for Business. Reservations are required and space is limited: Julie@LafayettePC.com or 765-807-6334.

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     Yoga Retreat in Belize, April 28 - May 5th 2012,

    Need some rejuvenating? Jacqueline Allen is offering a Harmonious Warrior Yoga Retreat. Discover a deeper sense of self as you laugh, practice, challenge yourself, find healing within your spirit and mind, and develop a deep strength that surpasses the physical. $2595 includes room and board, meals, airfare, daily yoga, 2 snorkeling trips, and eco tours. FREE Info Sessions and Yoga Classes to demonstrate yoga that will be done on retreat will be held locally:
    -Sunday October 9th at Community Yoga in West Lafayette, 12:00 pm
    -Monday October 10th at International Sports Clubs in Lafayette, 6:45 pm
    Visit:
    www.harmoniouswarrior.weebly.com and www.belizeyoga.com


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    Tri Kappa Philanthropic Sorority Auction

    Available for a fun and festive lunch? The Tri Kappa Annual Auction is coming up Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011. This annual fundraising event has become a holiday shopping tradition for many women in our community. Where else can you conquer your gift-giving list and select unique items for yourself – all while knowing that 100% of your shopping dollars will go right into supporting charity, education, and arts in our community?

    For more details, visit: www.TriKappaLafayette.org Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through Julie Rubsam and Nicole Gebhardt or inquire online.

    Donate an item or service voucher and enjoy a great opportunity to create awareness for your business. Please contact Crystal Still, Auction Chair, trikappacstill@gmail.com

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     Cary Home Wish List

    The girls at Cary Home are always needing help with supplies. Check your closets or throw an extra item in your cart and join AWBO in supporting Cary Home for Girls. You may bring items to our monthly meeting and we will get them to the home. Questions? Contact Julie Rubsam.

    -Ankle socks - 3 packs or 18 pairs in women's sizes
    -Bras - 2 each of the following sizes: 34B, 34C, 34D, 36 B, C, D
    -Face towels - 12 pink and 12 brown
    -Pajama sets - 5 each of small, medium and large
    - Color markers - 5 packs
    -Poster boards - three packs
    -Gym shoes - size 8, 9, or 10 (1 pair of each)
    -T-shirts - any color - 5 each small, medium and large


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    CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER...



    Let's give a WOOT WOOT for the following awesome AWBO women who received an award at the Greater Lafayette Commerce Annual Banquet. We’re JAZZED to have you representing the power of Women Business Owners on stage!

    Jan Nielsen, Neilsen Agency for Allstate - Ambassador of the Year Award
    Diane Damico,
    Clearly Organized - Clear Blue Green Sustainability Award
    Jenna Isch,
    Isch Insurance Services/ Farmers Insurance – Top 10 Under 40

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     Boiler Up! with Susan Benedict, Design Alternatives, for her winning kitchen design contribution to the Purdue Solar Decathlon home now showing in Washington D.C. At the time of this publication, the home was in leading place!


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    LITTLE DETAILS:

    Membership and Renewal:  Know a woman business owner (or two) that would benefit from AWBO? Is your own membership current? Please contact Angela Tamer, angela@redfox-flowers.com or Melissa Barrett, pmbarrett@pmbarrett.com . A printable membership form is available at www.AWBO.org

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     Newsletter Advertising is available to members and nonmembers alike. Banner ads are $50 and must be 600x200 pixels. Content ads are $25 and must be business card size. Submit your artwork in the proper format to: Chris Meyer at andresjmeyer@juno.com


    The AWBO Newsletter is published by Nicole Gebhardt.

    All submissions are due to nicole@theremarkableway by the 25th of each month.

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