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  • June 06, 2012 10:52 PM | Deleted user


    AWBO June 2012 Newsletter

    Summer Social: Celebrating 30 Years Together

    Since 1982, AWBO has been the place where women in business meet and this summer we're thrilled to be celebrating our 30th anniversary! Join us on Tuesday, June 12 for an evening celebration to kick up our heels and celebrate our history, our present, and our future. The dinner banquet and fashion show will be held in the Best Western BallroomCocktails begin at 5:30, dinner at 6:15 pm. Reservations are required. Guests are welcome.



    As we pull together the final details we're in need of the following:

    • Door prize donations (a great opportunity to highlight your business!)
    • Fashion Models of all sizes and ages to exhibit for CATO Fashions and Chico's
    • Photos from AWBO events in history
    • Photos of you and your business and any award recognition you'd like to share. Send in a picture of you, your building, working, receiving an award, whatever (be creative, this is a good opportunity to highlight what you do). We'd love at least one photo of every member so we can celebrate our members and their successes. 
    • Please email photos and recognition items to VP and Summer Social Chair: Tammy Foley (tfoley@shook.com)
    Ladies, grab your seat today! Tickets are $30 and can be purchased now on our website (www.awbo.org).

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    A Word from our President...

    Hello Everyone,

     

    May was a great meeting. Whether you are thinking about starting a business or have been in business for years, SCORE is available to help you with Free and Confidential Business Mentoring. They can help with questions about licensing, permits, business plans, marketing plans, financial forecasting, staffing questions, long term planning, or any other area of starting and running a business. According to Jerry Holsapple, SCORE is about How to Start, How to Maintain, and How to End a business. Running a business isn’t always an easy task. It is nice to know that you can call SCORE when you need some guidance.

     

    I don’t know about you, but I cannot believe it is June already and our 30th Anniversary Celebration is just around the corner. It is going to be an AMAZING evening.  Looking forward to seeing all of you there!


    Yours, 

    Julie Rubsam

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    May New Members

    We are excited to welcome the following women to our membership:
    • Tracey Wilson, Tastefully Simple
    • Holly Maliziola, Pooch at Play 

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    May Guests

    • Gabriela Sincich
    • Peggy Reese, Farm Bureau
    • Joanna Retherford, Red Poppy Studios

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    Your 2011-12 Board:

    President – Julie Rubsam, President Elect – Tammy FoleyTreasurer - Shirley Pence; Communication – Nicole Gebhardt; Co-Secretaries – Chris Meyer; Membership Vice Presidents – Angela Tamer and Melony RamseyHospitality Vice Presidents – Pam Rhode Thalls and Lucy Borga;Program Vice Presidents – Susan Benedict, Monica Doerr, and Jenna Isch.

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    Member Spotlight: Monica Doerr


    Monica Doerr started the Law Office of Monica Doerr to focus on legal matters dealing with death, illness, and disability. Her practice areas include estate planning, long term care planning, Medicaid planning, Medicaid applications and appeals, Veterans benefits, special needs estate planning, probate, and guardianship. Before going to law school, Monica graduated from the Purdue University School of Pharmacy and was a pharmacist in the Lafayette area. Monica is on the board several non-profits in the area that serve the needs of the elderly and disabled including Mid-Land Meals and the Arc of Tippecanoe County. She has a husband, a dog and two cats. Most Wednesdays you will find her dog, a yellow Lab named Daisy, at her office waiting to greet her clients.

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    NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:

    Open Position on the AWBO Board

    Woohoo, we're grateful to Lucy Borga for joining the AWBO Board as our new Co-Chair of Hospitality. Welcome Lucy! We still have an opening on our board for a Co-Secretary. If would like to volunteer or would like to know more, please contact Julie Rubsam at Julie@LafayettePC.com


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    AWBO hoping to sponsor Mobile Food Pantry Site
    We're still looking for AWBO members and guests willing to help sponsor a mobile food pantry location for Food Finders Food Bank. It takes only $500 to sponsor a site - that's just 25 women donating $20 each. We're already halfway to our goal! If you'd like to contribute, contact Pam Rhodes Thallat pamrhode@marykay.com

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    Cary Home Car Wash
    Give your car a sparkle and support our kids at Cary Home for Children on Saturday, June 16 from 9-1 at Cary Home or Children 1530 S. 18th St. Tickets are $5.00. 

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    "No More Random Acts of Marketing" - 2 Day workshop retreat

    You're invited to join a group of business owners who will create a crystal clear plan to attract ideal clients with greater focus and ease, implement Ideas with consistency, and build a profitable business that's enjoyable again. Nicole Gebhardt, in partnership with the Indiana Small Business Development Center is hosting the two day workshop on Monday & Tuesday, June 25 & 26 at the Lafayette Country Club. For details, visitwww.TheRemarkableWay.com 

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    FREE Presentation by Lafayette PC

    Lafayette PC will be giving a FREE Presentation on Small Office and Mobile Security on Wednesday, June 27 from 5:30 -7:00pm at Buy the Book Coffeehouse located at 1538 Main St.  Please RSVP to support@LafayettePC.com or 765-807-6334.  

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    June 2012 Greater Lafayette Commerce Activities

    Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

    • Annual Golf Outing, Monday June 4th, 11am at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex
    • Small Business of the Month, Wednesday June 6th 5:30pm at the Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building.
    • Historic Lafayette Farmers MarketWest Lafayette: every Wednesday 3pm to 6:30pm; Purdue University: every Thursday 11am to 3pm; Downtown: every Saturday 7:30am to 12:30pm
    • Tippy Connect After Hours, Thursday June 7th at Wolf Park
    • Business After Hours, Wednesday June 20th 5pm to 7pm at Guaranteed Transmission Service
    Additional Information: The monthly events including Eggs N Issues, Small Business Matters and Industrial Luncheon will begin again during September. Feel free to send suggestions for topics to information@greaterlafayettecommerce.com

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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 Ramseymelonyramsey@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: Chris Meyerandresjmeyer@juno.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 via email by the 25th of the month to: Nicole@theRemarkableWay.com
    Please be sure to include "AWBO" in the subject line.

  • June 06, 2012 10:52 PM | Deleted user

    AWBO May 2012 Newsletter

    Join Us: Tuesday, May 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 Your Business Questions Answered

    SCORE offers Free Support for Small Businesses.
    • Is your business ready to expand?
    • Should you make changes to your prices?
    • Do you need help with your business plan?
    • What about reaching your business goals?
    • What kind of funding is available for your business?
    From planning, to employment, to making your dreams come true, SCORE provides free and confidential small business advice to all types of businesses, in all stages of development. SCORE is a NATIONAL nonprofit association dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide. Join us as Jerry Holsapple explains how SCORE volunteers in Lafayette are ready and willing to help you and your business succeed.


    3-Minute Spotlights:
    • Patty Pavey - Today's The Day Coaching
    • Tami Marshall - Buy The Book Coffeehouse 
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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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    A Word from our President...

    I want to begin by thanking Isabel HogueTammy FoleyJennifer WeidaNicole GebhardtJan Nielsen, and Kerri Wagner for volunteering to be our panel of speakers for our April program.  If you haven’t had a chance to read the "No B.S. Price Strategy: The Ultimate No Holds Barred, Kick Butt, Take No Prisoners Guide to Profits, Power, and Prosperity", it is definitely worth a read.  I had several Ah Hah moments during the presentation and I want to share two:  1. That Price is not the top reason a customer will chose to do business with you and 2. That I should not set my prices based on what I would pay because I am not my customer. For those of you who joined us for this presentation, you can share your Ah Hah moments on the AWBO website message board (www.awbo.org) or on the  AWBO Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/AWBOLafayette).

     

    Just a reminder that next month we will celebrate 30 YEARS OF AWBO!  We hope to see all of our current and past members there, so start spreading the word!  Stay tuned for more information about our celebration from Tammy Foley, our President Elect. 

     

    Yours, 

    Julie Rubsam

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    April New Members

    WooHoo! AWBO welcomes these ladies as new members:

    • Deb Plue, Diet Free Life
    • Tamara Cox, KidzArt
    • Alejandra Malo, The Pink Team
    • Joy Page, EnJoy Studio of Hair Design
    • Amanda Snider, Metamorphic Fitness

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    April Guests

    We're so glad these ladies visited with us last month:

    • Sarah Lamar, Rubia Flower Market
    • Holly Maliziola, Pooch at Play
    • Erica Anthony, Indiana Innovation
    • Joy Page, Enjoy Studio of Hair Design
    • Elizabeth Beeson, Quite Clever Jewelry
    • Dr. DeAnna McMillan, Ayalifescape

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    Your 2011-12 Board:

    President – Julie Rubsam, President Elect – Tammy FoleyTreasurer - Shirley Pence; Communication – Nicole Gebhardt; Co-Secretaries – Chris Meyer; Membership Vice Presidents – Angela Tamer and Melony RamseyHospitality Vice Presidents – Pam Rhode ThallsProgram Vice Presidents – Susan Benedict, Monica Doerr, and Jenna Isch.

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    Member Spotlight: Melony Ramsey

    In 1988, Melony and Randy Ramsey "gave birth" to Ram-Z Exchange, moving to Farabee Drive in 2007 and becoming RamZs Emporium, "A place where you'll find things you didn't know you needed but now you desperately want."  They do jewelry repairs and sell jewelry, antiques, collectibles, coins, firearms, music instruments and electronics. All three of their children work with them along with 10 other employees and next year will be 25 years in business. Melony loves to sing and has collections of thimbles, spoons, handkerchiefs, Longaberger baskets and pottery. Her four precious grandchildren are special in her life. After receiving the "Small Business of the Month" award in 2007, Melony became involved in community committees and boards and finds it rewarding to get to know more about Lafayette and meeting others. She has loved being on the AWBO board, currently co-chairman of membership. 

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    NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:

    Summer Social: Celebrating 30 Years Together

    Since 1982, AWBO has been the place where women in business meet and this summer we're thrilled to be celebrating our 30th anniversary! Join us on Tuesday, June 12 for an evening celebration to kick up our heels and celebrate our history, our present, and our future. The dinner banquet and fashion show will be held in the Best Western Ballroom. Cocktails begin at 5:30, dinner at 6:15 pm. Reservations are required. Guests are welcome.



    As we pull together the final details we're in need of the following:

    • Door prize donations (a great opportunity to highlight your business!)
    • Fashion Models of all sizes and ages to exhibit for CATO Fashions and Chico's
    • Photos from AWBO events in history
    • Photos of you and your business and any award recognition you'd like to share. Send in a picture of you, your building, working, receiving an award, whatever (be creative, this is a good opportunity to highlight what you do). We'd love at least one photo of every member so we can celebrate our members and their successes. 
    • Please email photos and recognition items to VP and Summer Social Chair: Tammy Foley (tfoley@shook.com)
    Ladies, grab your seat today! Tickets are $30 and can be purchased now on our website (www.awbo.org) or at the May meeting.

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    Open Positions on the AWBO Board

    Due to a conflict with their schedules, Shelia Larson and Kristie Newbold have stepped down from their positions on the AWBO Board.  We thank them for their time on the AWBO Board and  truly appreciate the work they did for our organization.  We now have openings on our board for a Hospitality Vice President and a Membership Vice President.  If would like to volunteer or would like to know more about these positions, please contact Julie Rubsamat Julie@LafayettePC.com. 


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    KidzArt Saturday Workshop – Sculpt & paint!

    Kids ages 6-12 are invited to the KidzArt Saturday Workshop on Saturday, May 5 at the West Lafayette Public Library from Noon to 3 pm. Registration is normally $50, but you can get in for only $25 this week or until full. Register online at www.kidzartin.com, email: tamara@kidzartin.com or call Tamara Cox at 317-625-2973.

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    Fi(gh)t for The Cure Event
    Help knockout breast cancer and get fitted for a bra through the Wacoal/Macy's Fi(gh)t for the Cure event at Macy's on Thursday, May 17 from 10 to 5 pm. Receive a complimentary fitting in a Wacoal or b.tempt'd bra and for every fitting, Wacoal will donate $2 to the Komen for the Cure. Wacoal will donate an additional $2 for every purchase. You'll also get a great little tote with an $80 purchase. Reserve your appointment today at 447-2141, ext. 3858.

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    Much Appreciated Gift
    ...speaking of bras, one of our AWBO members (she wishes to remain anonymous) recently took the girls from Cary Home to Macy's to be fitted for bras last month. This generous member allowed each girl to pick two new bras. Of course, this was a BIG deal to the girls and they really enjoyed the entire excursion. Thanks to this thoughtful member and others who continue to support Cary Home for Girls - our designated AWBO charity.

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    The Giving Continues for Mobile Food Pantry Site
    At the April Meeting, Pam Rhodes Thalls offered to take up a collection for AWBO members and guests willing to help sponsor a mobile food pantry location for Food Finders Food Bank. It takes only $500 to sponsor a site - that's just 25 women donating $20 each. We're already almost halfway to our goal! If you'd like to contribute, bring a check or cash to the May meeting and see Nicole Gebhardt.  Food Finders would also love your empty drinking water bottles to recycle for laundry soap containers. You can drop off bottles at Food Finders anytime. They even have an after-hours drop box.

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    WBAA Public Radio Celebration

    WBAA is celebrating 90 years in public radio this year and you're invited to join the celebration:

    • May 17th - 90th Anniversary Gala Dinner – with special guest and Keynote Speaker, Diane Rehm.
    • May 18th - Women’s leadership breakfast. The presenting sponsor is Susan Bulkeley Butler. Both Susan and Diane will be speaking at the breakfast. 

    More information and tickets are available at: www.conf.purdue.edu/wbaagala and www.conf.purdue.edu/wbaabreakfast

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    FREE Presentation by Lafayette PC

    Lafayette PC will be giving a FREE presentation on Wednesday, May 23. The topic is still TBD.  Join Julie & Jason Rubsam from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Buy the Book Coffeehouse, 1538 Main St. RSVP at 765-807-6334 or support@LafayettePC.com

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    May 2012 Greater Lafayette Commerce Activities

    Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

    • Annual Job Fair, Tuesday May 1st 10am to 1pm for Veterans, 1pm to 3pm for all job seekers at Tippecanoe County Fair Grounds.
    • Small Business of the Month, Wednesday May 2nd at 5:30pm at the Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building.
    • Historic Lafayette Farmers Market:
    Opening date is May 2nd in West Lafayette and will be every Wednesday 3pm to 6:30pm
    Opening date is May 3rd at Purdue University and will be every Thursday 11am to 3pm
    Opening date is May 5th in Downtown and will be every Saturday 7:30am to 12:30pm
    • Tippy Connect After Hours, Thursday May 3rd at The Henriott Group
    • Eggs N Issues, Tuesday May 8th at 7:30am at Hilton Garden Inn: Jason Rubsam of Lafayette PC: Great, Your Business is Going Mobile! Boo, Is Your Business Still Protected?
    • Small Business Matters, Thursday May 10th at 11:30am at Srg Preston’s Purdue Room: Kyle Burke of Eight38 Sign Co, “Branding Done Right.”
    • Tippy Connect Kickball Classic, Saturday May 12th Noon at Lyboult Sports Park Lafayette Business After Hours, Wednesday May 16th 5pm to 7pm at Comfort Keepers
    • Industrial Luncheon, Friday May 18th at 11:30am at Lafayette Country Club: David Kummer of Nanshan American: Update on Nanshan of America’s 1st US Location, Lafayette IN.
    • Lemonade Day, Saturday May 19th all day, community wide.
    • Annual Golf Outing, Monday June 4th at 11am at Birck Boilermaker Golf Course
    Note: The GLC Office will be closing at Noon on Friday, May 27 and will reopen Tuesday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day weekend.

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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: Chris Meyerandresjmeyer@juno.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 via email by the 25th of the month to: Nicole@theRemarkableWay.com
    Please be sure to include "AWBO" in the subject line.

  • April 01, 2012 9:31 PM | Deleted user
     
    AWBO February 2012 Newsletter

    Join Us: Tuesday, April 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: "Take Control of Your Profits"

    Want to know the secret to setting prices for the greatest gain? Join a panel of AWBO members as we review No B.S. Price Strategy: The Ultimate No Holds Barred, Kick Butt, Take No Prisoners Guide to Profits, Power, and Prosperity written by millionaire-maker Dan S. Kennedy and marketing strategist Jason Marrs. This book reveals:
    • The trick behind discounting without devaluing
    • The million-dollar secret behind “FREE”
    • Why price cutting isn’t the cure for the recession
    • How to WIN price wars with competitors 
    • And SO much more
    Read the book in advance and participate in what is expected to be a lively discussion, or sit back and enjoy the “cliffs notes” version of a business book that’s sure to make you re-examine your beliefs about pricing. Be sure to send your No B.S. Price Strategyquestions to programs co-chair, Jenna Ischjisch@farmersagent.com.



    3-Minute Spotlights:
    • Nancy Branyan - Tastefully Simple
    • Jana Shoaf - Mary Kay   
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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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    A Word from our President...

    Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of Spring!


    As I mention at our meetings each month, I really, REALLY enjoy hearing who is celebrating a Business Anniversary. This past month, we had three members celebrating 20 or more years in business. That is WONDERFUL and very inspiring!


    WOW, we had a very informative presentation from Dan Ridenour in March. His explanation of how your FICO score is determined was very eye opening for me and for many others in the audience. He had a lot of great tips on how to increase your FICO score in a short period of time. Good information to know should you be thinking of applying for a business loan anytime soon. If you happened to not be at our meeting, or if you were and did not have a chance to pick up one of Dan’s books, these items can be purchased on his website.  http://cbfcoach.com/products.aspx

     

    Best Wishes, 

    Julie Rubsam

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    March Guests

    We're so glad these ladies visited with us last month:

    • Amanda Snider: Metamorphic Fitness
    • Erin Munn: Blackbird Clinical Services
    • Cheryl Johnson: Bright Star
    • Deb Plue: Diet Free Life
    • Abri Carmody: LAMMCO
    • Tammy Ungaro: Dream Dinners
    • Judy Bower: Ink$mart 

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    Your 2011-12 Board:

    President – Julie Rubsam, President Elect – Tammy FoleyTreasurer - Shirley Pence; Communication – Nicole Gebhardt; Co-Secretaries – Chris Meyer and Kristie Newbold; Membership Vice Presidents – Angela Tamer and Melony RamseyHospitality Vice Presidents – Pam Rhode Thalls and Shelia LarsonProgram Vice Presidents – Susan Benedict, Monica Doerr, and Jenna Isch.




    Member Spotlight: Tammy Foley

    Meet Tammy Foley, AWBO President Elect. Tammy is a Realtor for Coldwell Banker Shook. When it comes to real estate, few Realtors understand all the aspects of construction better than Tammy. She and her husband are the owners of a number of local business in Lafayette all related to the housing industry. It began in 1981 with Foley Masonry and then evolved in 1994 with custom home construction as Foley Homes. When their three sons graduated from Purdue they formed Foley Foundations and then further expanded their expertise into land development and rental income properties. 


    A wife, mom to three boys, and grandmother to four grand-daughters and four grandsons, life is full of excitement. Tammy says her greatest enjoyment is when the family gathers each month for dinner and then to cheer the grandchildren's success at baseball, soccer and football. They also enjoy using their business to sponsor youth sports teams and support youth for 'a better tomorrow'.

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    NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:

     
    AWBO is Helping Women Business Owners Around the World!
    At the end of last year, we were fortunate enough to have Michael Dick of IS Photographic donate his time to take head shots of members for a small donation. A donation that would be used to support a woman business owner through KIVA.org. We are honored to introduce you toEmily Adema from Nakuru, Kenya. Emily is 39 years old and married with two children. She operates a detergents and soap-making business. She sells her detergents and soaps to neighboring customers and traders in the market. She plans to use our loan to buy more chemicals for soap making. In the future, Emily plans to grow her business and become one of the leading business people in her region. 

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    Creating Connections: Creating an Asset-Building Community Summit

    The Indiana NonProfit Resournce Network is hosting "Creating Connections ; Creating an Asset Building Community Summit" on Wednesday, April 4th from 8 to 4:00 pm at Faith Community Center. www.ourkidstippecanoe.org

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    Marketing Workshops Sponsored by ISBDC

    The Indiana Small Business Development Center is partnering with Nicole Gebhardt to host a free workshop and ensuing 5-week Marketing Mastermind in Lafayette and Kokomo. Session one, "How to Design Your Marketing to Create the Business You Want" on Monday, April 16 is free and open to local business owners. To register for the free workshop and/or Mastermind Series, go to: www.TheRemarkableWay.com 

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    YWCA Luncheon

    The YWCA will host the network luncheon “A Woman Who Served; Dorothy C. Stratton” on Wednesday, April 18 from 11:30-1:00 pm at the YWCA. www.ywca.org/lafayette.

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    YWCA Clay Bowl Event 

    Local potters make hundreds of clay bowls and donate them to the YWCA for this annual event. As with every individual affected by domestic violence, each handmade or hand-decorated bowl is different and unique. Those who buy a lunch or dinner are able to select and take home a clay bowl that will serve as an everyday reminder of the many victims and survivors of domestic violence in our community. Proceeds benefit the YWCA, for domestic violence intervention and prevention in Tippecanoe County and five other local counties. Thursday, April 19 from 11:00 – 1:00 pm or 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the YWCA. www.ywca.org/lafayette.

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    FREE Presentation: 'Blogging for Business' by Lafayette PC

    Lafayette PC will be giving a FREE presentation on 'Blogging for Business' on Wednesday, April 28.  Join Julie & Jason Rubsam  with guest speaker Sarah Koci Sheilz from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Buy the Book Coffeehouse, 1538 Main St. RSVP at 765-807-6334 orsupport@LafayettePC.com

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    April 2012 Greater Lafayette Commerce Activities

    Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

    • Small Business of the Month, Wednesday, April 4th 5:30pm at the Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building.
    • Business Expo, Thursday, April 5th 11am to 5pm at Four Points by Sheraton
    • Tippy Connect After Hours, Thursday, April 5th at The Tailgate inside Four Points by Sheraton
    • Easter Mini Farmers Market, Saturday, April 7th 8am to Noon on 5th Street between Main and Columbia Streets
    • Eggs N Issues, Tuesday, April 10th 7:30am at Hilton Garden Inn: Third House Wrap up
    • Small Business Matters, Thursday, April 12th 11:30am at Srg Preston’s Purdue Room: Kyle Burke of Eight38 Sign Co, “Branding Done Right.”
    • Golden Apple Awards Dinner, Monday, April 16th 6:30pm at the Best Western
    • Business After Hours, Wednesday, April 18th 5pm to 7pm at Dream Dinners
    • Industrial Luncheon, Friday, April 20th at 11:30am at Lafayette Country Club: Lindsey Payne: Clear Blue Green Business Certification Program.
    • Career Technical Awards Reception, Thursday April 26th 7pm at Ivy Tech, Lily Hall

    Note: The Commerce Office will be closed Friday, April 5th in observance of the Easter Holiday Season.

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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 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: Nicole@theRemarkableWay.com
    Please be sure to include "AWBO" in the subject line.

  • March 01, 2012 1:59 PM | Deleted user

    AWBO March 2012 Newsletter

    Join Us: Tuesday, March 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: Building & Protecting Good Credit, Dan Ridenour

    Do you stew over decisions such as:
    - Closing out Credit Cards accounts for your business?
    Consolidating your bills?
    Consider purchases made with 90 days same as cash?
    Investigate re-financing old loans?
    Pay Cash and not use Credit?
     
    All these may sound like good "business savvy" ways to properly handle your money and finances. Think again. Are you aware of the effects that dropping your credit score even a few points can increase your insurance rates?

    Dan Ridenour of CBF Institute, will be with us March 13th, educating us on business and even consumer credit. Dan has 28 years of credit experience and is the past president of NACM Great Lakes Region (National Association of Credit Management which has over 17,000 members).

    Come take a respite from the daily grind and gain some valuable information you can put to good use! 



    3-Minute Spotlights:
    • Joanne Webb - Shaklee
    • Danielle GaylordJanet Yaninek, and Rita Smeyak - Signature Organizing and Concierge Services  
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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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    A Word from our President...

    Hello Everyone,

    We had another great Business-Focused presentation last month. A big Thank You to our Program Committee who has brought in some great speakers this year!


    I hope you joined us to hear Nikki Lewellen speak about the importance of being focused and specific when networking. Let's be honest, when networking for our business, it is often hard to know where to start and how to spend our time wisely. Nikki presented some great ideas on how to be focused in networking so we can create a word of mouth marketing machine. Are putting her work sheets to good use?


    We are heading into the final month of the first quarter of 2012. We've had several strong AWBO presentations aimed at helping you get this year off to a strong start. I look forward to hearing what the Program Committee has in store for us and I hope you are too.


    Julie Rubsam

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    New Members

    Please join us in welcoming the following ladies to AWBO. Even better, invite them to join you for lunch sometime or make an effort to support their businesses.

    Jen Weida - Chiropractic Solutions
    Danielle Gaylord - Signature Organizing and Concierge Services
    Rita Smeyak - Signature Organizing and Concierge Services
    Janet Yaninek - Signature Organizing and Concierge Services
    Susan Landberg - Send Out Cards 


    New Member Orientation:

    The next AWBO new member orientation will be scheduled for Wednesday, March 14th from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Old National Bank Community Room on Veterans Memorial Parkway (in front of Walmart).  The address is 3553 Promenade Pkwy Lafayette, IN 47920

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    February Guests: 

    We're so glad these ladies visited with us last month:


    Lori Bauerle - 6th Man Solutions

    Wendy Starr - Starr Associates

    Kezia Galbraith - MCL

    Tressa Heath - Heath CPA & Associates

    Keely Lane - Believer Midwifery

    Julie Pope - Eternity Ward Consulting, BONZ Barb BQ

    Emily Maresh - March of Dimes

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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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    CONGRATULATIONS:

    A huge congratulations to our very own Angela Tamer, Co-VP of Membership for AWBO. Angela is being recognized as a "Woman of Innovation" at the YWCA Salute to Women Banquet on Tuesday, March 6 from 5:50-8:30 pm. Click here for more details about Angela and the banquet.

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    NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:


    April AWBO 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.
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    AWBO Girls' Night Out
    OK ladies, if we're going to go big, we've got to stick together!  Join us for Girls Night Out on Thursday, March 8th starting at 5:30 pm. We'll be gathering for food, fun and girl-talk at the Bluefin on their patio. Members and guests are welcome.

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    Marketing for Christian Business Owners

    It's not too late to join a group of Christian Business Owners who will re-ignite their marketing to attract better clients, increase profits and build a business they love again. Thursday mornings, March 8, 15 and 22 with a session one make-up scheduled for early next week. Contact Nicole Gebhardt, 427-2130 for details and/or visit the website at www.TheRemarkableWay.com 

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    Support the Lafayette FOP Arman Lodge 49

    Eat at BW3 and donate 15% to the FOP. Wednesday, March 7 from 10:00 am – 11:30 pm.

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    FREE Evernote II Presentation by Lafayette PC

    Already using Evernote? Come learn all the tricks and widgets you can use to make Evernote really work for you.  Join Julie & Jason Rubsam of Lafayette PC on Wednesday, March 28, 5:30 – 7:00 pm at Buy the Book Coffeehouse, 1538 Main St.

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    Update your AWBO Website Profile
    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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    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.

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    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.

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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

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    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 | Deleted user
    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 | Deleted user

    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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