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  • January 01, 2013 9:54 AM | Deleted user
    January Program: Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Noon
    Credit Card Reality Check
    
                      
    The convenience of accepting credit card payments at your business comes at a price. The threat of credit card fraud is very real. But not accepting credit card payments is not an option for many businesses today. 
    
    Do you know what you’re paying to process each transaction?  There are over 249 credit cards that can walk into your business, each of them carry a cost.... Interchange Cost. The costs range from .23 cents for debit transactions to 2.89% for American Express. Do you ever wonder why that is? 
    
    
                      
    Do you get frustrated every month when your statement comes and you don't understand it? Are you curious how new fees show up each month on your statement? Have you ever been asked to pay a PCI Compliance fee? Batch fee? Statement fee? Monthly fee? Annual fee?
    
    Daphne Larson from Heartland Payment Systems will be with us on Tuesday Jan. 8th to explain what we need to know when considering merchants processing systems. She will tell us what to look for - what to avoid. Spend a little time with AWBO and you will be sure to start your new year hitting the ground running!
    

    3 Minute Spotlights:

    Audrey Kitchel – Free Electrons LLC

    Karen Hatke – The Write Word

    Interested in sharing your business? Contact Tamara Cox to request your 3 minutes of fame.
     
     
     

    From the President...

    Happy New Year! 
    As the pulse of the new year begins lets reflect on your goals for 2013. As business professionals, you know how to complete a job on time and in budget. Sometimes the day-to-day business demands of cash flow, bonding, insurance and just plain leadership can be daunting for us all. Our AWBO Programs Committee will delight your thirst for knowledge in 2013. You will find advice from experts, keep up to date on what's happening in the business world, keep you focused on your business plan and most of all, AWBO is a Cheerleader for your Success. Each month is a new topic and you have the opportunity to be a 3-Minute Spot Light to showcase your business. I have the 2nd Tuesday of each month in my Outlook as an AWBO Reminder, I hope you do as well.

    My Business Tip for the New Year: Safety - If you're not safe, your business survival is in question. Review the safety trends that apply to your industry and train employees regarding company policies and safety issues... better to be proactive, than reactive.

    Wishing everyone a prosperous and successful new year. See you Tuesday, January 8th at MCL!

    Tammy Foley
    AWBO President
    Empowering Women in Business
     
     
    Welcome!
    New Member:
    • Stephanie Sweet, Brown Dog Designs 9
    Holiday Auction Guests:

    • Ashley Bigelow
    • Ben Rachwal, Custom Plus Pharmacy
    • Cheryl Lucas
    • Rebecca Humphrey, Tippecanoe Cty. Cary Home
    • Melissa Holley, Tippecanoe Cty. Cary Home
    • Julie Kitchel, Free Electons
    • Elaine Lawson, Leadership Lafayette
    • Margaret Lemon
    • Kathy Atwell, Tippecanoe Cty. Historical Assoc.
    • Sarah LaMar, Rubia Flower Market
    • Jennifer Johnson, Rubia Flower Market
    • Kitty Campbell, Leadership Lafayette
    • Linda Phillips, Tippecanoe Cty. Assessor

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    Upcoming Events

    Food Finders Mobile Pantry

    January 25th, AWBO is going to Pay it Forward!  Due to your generous donations, AWBO has raised $1,000 to host a Mobile Food Pantry with Food Finders. We are looking for 10-12 Volunteers to help January 25th at ECC Church. Orientation and set-up will begin at 10 am - doors at ECC will open at 11 am.  We will assist with families in need until the food runs out. We have raised enough money to offer 10,000 pounds of food to be distributed. If you have an hour to two to help out, please let contact Tammy Foley at tfoley@shook.com or at  765-479-1216. Thank you for supporting Tippecanoe County Outreach for families in need. AWBO members should be very PROUD!

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    From the Hospitality committee: 
    The Hospitality Committee is looking for members who would love to walk around and focus on greeting people as they come to our luncheons.  We are asking for a commitment of at least once a year.  Please email melonyramsey@yahoo.com to serve in this great way and become acquainted with other members.

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    Create Your 2013 Marketing Plan

    Nicole Gebhardt is partnering with the Hoosier Heartland ISBDC to offer a four-week workshop designed to help participants identify and attract their ideal clients.

    The "Breakthrough Workshop" will be held in Lafayette from Noon to 3 pm on Tuesdays from Jan. 22 - Feb. 12. For details, visit www.theremarkableway.com/breakthrough

    Ready to write your book? Join Nicole for the 3-month "Book It! Mastermind" starting Jan. 31 in Carmel, IN. Details: http://theremarkableway.com/book-it-mastermind

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    KidzArt offers classes, workshops, & parties for ALL ages

    Looking for a fun adult event? Host an Art Innovators Home Art party for ladies night, workshops, service organizations, birthdays, etc.  Contact Tamara Coxat tamara@kidzartin.com for more details.  

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    Greater Lafayette Commerce in January

    Register: greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

    • Eggs N Issues, Tuesday January 8th, 2013 at 7:30a at Hilton Garden Inn. Speaker: Morgan Burke, Director of Athletics for Purdue University
    • Small Business Matters, Thursday January 10, 2013 at 11:30 am at Sargent’ Preston’s. Topic TBD.
    • Industrial Luncheon, Friday January 18th at 11:30am at Sylvia’s Brick Oven. Speaker: Jaques Vanier with an update on Alcoa.
    • Business After Hours/Small Business of the Year, Wednesday January 16, 2013 from 5 - 7pm at the Holiday Inn City Center

    Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:
    • Dream Dinners, 5 Year Anniversary: January 10 at 10am
    • Message Envy, Tuesday January 15, 2013 at 2pm
      Something you'd like to see? Send GLC topic ideas to information@greaterlafayettecommerce.com

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      Hope to see you at the next meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you.
         
      Join Us:
      AWBO meets at Noon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the MCL Restaurant & Bakery in West Lafayette.

      Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member.

      Arrive around 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.

      NEW 2013 AWBO Board

      President: Tammy Foley
      President Elect: Ronda Schwab
      Treasurer: Shirley Pence
      Communications: Nicole Gebhardt
      Secretary: Jenna Isch
      Membership: Becky Risch
      Hospitality: Pam Rhode Thalls,Melony Ramsey & Lucy Borga
      Programs: Susan Benedict andDanielle Gaylord
      3-Minute Spotlights: 
      Tamara Cox


       Corporate Sponsors:
      Please join us in thanking and supporting the following companies and individuals for helping us bring high quality content and events to our members:

       
        Contact Us:
      AWBO on Facebook
      Share Program Ideas:

      3-Minute Spotlights: Make a reservation to showcase your business by contacting Tamara CoxLimit 2 per meeting.

      Membership and Renewal:

      Just a reminder that it is RENEWAL TIME!  Membership renewals are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org 
      or contact Becky Risch.

      The AWBO Newsletter is published by Nicole Gebhardt. All submissions are in paragraph form via email by the 25th of the month to: Nicole@theRemarkableWay.com
      You must include "AWBO" in the subject line.

             
             
    • December 01, 2012 9:17 PM | Deleted user

      October Program: Tuesday, Dec. 11 at Noon
      It's Our Annual Holiday Auction!

      Come help us celebrate the season December 11th at MCL as we enjoy our annual AWBO auction and raffle event to benefit Cary Home for Girls. Many of the girls come to Cary Home with nothing but what they are wearing. Cary Home is funded by Tippecanoe Co., but as we know, funds do run dry especially as the year ends. Therefore as an AWBO  member you have the ability to have tremendous impact on a young woman at such a pivotal and crucial time in her life.

      You will be able to shop for great gift ideas with the convenience of having everything together in one location. All the while enjoying some much needed time out of the office! Many local businesses have donated some great auction items: gift baskets, art work, one of a kind items, and even things for the kids. Bring your Christmas shopping list and and be prepared to buy American. Better yet, see something you'd like for your own stocking? We have items for that too!  And it all goes to benefit a great cause: Cary Home Home for Girls.

      Auction and shopping begins at Noon at MCL Restaurant & Bakery.
       
       
       
      Make a Donation
      Dear AWBO members,
      I really appreciate your help in pulling the auction together. As many of you know, I just recently returned to AWBO after being sick for a year and a half. Jumping in to being President Elect including organizing the auction, is a stretch for me at this time. Please invite your friends to the event, and if you know others, members or nonmembers who want to make a donation please connect with them. Please give me a call @ 426-7511 or email me @rondawalshschwab@gmail.com with any questions, or special needs.
      Thank you,
      Ronda Walsh Schwab, President Elect

      From the President...

      Wishing you the best this Holiday Season~
      Around the Holidays, we all love to reflect on the year and reminisce about our Business, Family, Friends, and the importance that each one touched in our life. While it's natural to focus our energy on big celebrations, I hope that each of you have something to be thankful for that has touched your heart.

      It is the outreach and dedication of all you AWBO Women that just amazes me. I am so thankful to have you in my life, your friendship and to witness the acts of kindness from each of you. This year, AWBO will Sponsor a Holiday Auction and Raffle that benefits Cary Home for Girls. Please join us December 11th. With you help, these funds will make a difference in these young girls lives. If you wish to donate an item, please contact Ronda Walsh-Schwaband she will be happy to arrange a drop off or pick up of your item before the day of our event.  I applaud your time and energy that each of you give to AWBO during the holidays!

      See you soon for lots of fun and fellowship at our Holiday Auction and Raffle!

      Happy and Safe Travels,
      Tammy Foley
      AWBO President
      Empowering Women in Business
       
      Board Spotlight: Danielle Gaylord

      Danielle Gaylord is co-owner of Signature Organizing Service S.O.S. She and her partners, Janet Yaninek &Rita Smeyak, began their service together as the leadership team of the YWCA Domestic Violence Program. Their primary responsibility was to assist women and children fleeing domestic abuse and help them secure safe housing. Survivors of abuse often leave everything behind. The survivor’s needs were often met by donations made by individuals overwhelmed with downsizing or the loss of a loved one, and wished for their possessions to be put to good use. Danielle, Janet and Rita recognized a need, and after many years of service, decided it was time to create S.O.S. 

      As Professional Organizers and Senior Move Managers, they do more than just help individuals get organized or move into more accommodating housing, they create a lasting experience and alleviate the stress associated with clutter, lack of systems or moving out of the home where children were raised. They love what they do and would like to share their knowledge and expertise with you or someone you know who may be struggling.  

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      Upcoming Events

      From the Hospitality committee: 
      The Hospitality Committee is looking for members who would love to walk around and focus on greeting people as they come to our luncheons.  We are asking for a commitment of at least once a year.  Please email melonyramsey@yahoo.com to serve in this great way and become acquainted with other members.

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      Marketing Roundtable

      2012 Year End Extravaganza! Join us at The Marketing Roundtable for 13 BIG ideas for your business in 2013. Stretch yourself, your ideas and your business around the Roundtable. Led by Nicole Gebhardt on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 11 am. Lunch is included. First time visitors pay $24.Registration requiredwww.theremarkableway.com 

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      KidzArt offers classes, workshops, & parties for ALL ages

      Kids from ages 6-12 can join us for our annual KidzArt Winter Wonderland Workshop on Saturday, December 8th from 9:30 – Noon at the Morton Center. Please register directly with Morton by calling  765-775-5120.  $30 to register + $10 supply fee. We will sculpt with clay & more!

      Looking for a fun adult event? Host an Art Innovators Home Art party for ladies night, workshops, service organizations, birthdays, etc.  Contact Tamara Coxat tamara@kidzartin.com for more details.  

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      Greater Lafayette Commerce in December

      Register: greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

      • Dickens of a Christmas, Saturday December 1st Downtown Lafayette Christmas Parade, Sunday December 2nd Downtown Lafayette
      • Tippy Connect After Hours, December 6th at HomeCare by Design
      • Small Business of the Month – Wednesday December 5th at Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building
      • Eggs N Issues, Tuesday December 11th at 7:30a at Hilton Garden Inn: IU Medical School in
        Greater Lafayette. Speaker: Dr. Craig Brater, Dean of the IU School of Medicine
      • Business After Hours, Wednesday December 19th 5pm at Henriott Group 250 Main Street, Ste.
        650
      Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:
      • The Farmers and Merchants Bank, December 4th at 2pm
      • Diagnostic Imaging and Open MRI of Lafayette, December 5th at 4pm
      • Mad Mushroom Pizza, December 6th at 10am
      • Message Envy, Tuesday December 11th at 2p
        Something you'd like to see? Send GLC topic ideas to information@greaterlafayettecommerce.com

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        Hope to see you at the next meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you.
           
        Join Us:
        AWBO meets at Noon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the MCL Restaurant & Bakery in West Lafayette.

        Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member.

        Arrive around 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.

        2013 AWBO Board

        President: Tammy Foley
        President Elect: Ronda Schwab
        Treasurer: Shirley Pence
        Communications: Nicole Gebhardt
        Secretary: Jenna Isch
        Membership: Becky Risch
        Hospitality: Pam Rhode Thalls,Melony Ramsey & Lucy Borga
        Programs: Susan Benedict andDanielle Gaylord
        3-Minute Spotlights: 
        Tamara Cox


         Corporate Sponsors:
        Please join us in thanking and supporting the following companies and individuals for helping us bring high quality content and events to our members:

         
          Contact Us:
        AWBO on Facebook
        Share Program Ideas:

        3-Minute Spotlights: Make a reservation to showcase your business by contacting Tamara CoxLimit 2 per meeting.

        Membership and Renewal:

        Just a reminder that it is RENEWAL TIME!  Membership renewals are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org 
        or contact Becky Risch.

        The AWBO Newsletter is published by Nicole Gebhardt. All submissions are in paragraph form via email by the 25th of the month to: Nicole@theRemarkableWay.com
        You must include "AWBO" in the subject line.

               
      • November 01, 2012 10:10 PM | Deleted user
        October Program: Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Noon
        Women in Pink
        Every woman has been touched by someone lost to cancer. Come learn about this deadly killer and prevention with our special guest - the YWCA. This month they'll share a funny yet serious skit regarding the repercussions surrounding postponing exams and mammograms as well as denial regarding the realities of Breast Cancer.
         
        Are you a cancer survivor?  If so, then we would like to honor you at our next meeting. If so please contact Susan Benedict or call 477-1251 before the November meeting if you will be in attendance. We want to honor your courage and your life!

        Support Breast Cancer Awareness. Join us and WEAR PINK to the meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

        3 Minute Spotlights:

        There are two openings still available for the November meeting! Contact Tamara Cox to request an opportunity to share your business this month right just in time for the holiday season.
         
         
         

        From the President...

        AWBO Ladies:
        The Election Season is in full swing and regardless of political affiliation, the discussion of more jobs and entrepreneurial spirit in American leads each conversation.  In October, our own AWBO Members shared their inspiring stories and journey to success.

        Jan Myers noted as a Free Advocate, shared her story that in 1970's a required  Dress Code for Professional Women in Business. Think about it, when did you last wear pantyhose for work? The past thirty-five years has brought many changes in business. Jan wants all of us to be, "Free, to be who we want to be... make your own Butterfly in life."

        Joann Webb (Founding Member of AWBO) a very proud of women in business. She stated that AWBO helped her with Growth and Personal Development when she began her career. Her goal was to provide supplemental income for her family.

        KJ Nutt (Founding Member of AWBO) described how times had changed.  How difficult it was for Women to apply for a Business Loan and expressed  she is "Thankful for Women in Business of today, to have a VOICE!"

        I found each story to be heart warming. I hope that American continues to embrace Entrepreneurial Business Ownership and Empowering Women for Success.

        PRETTY IN PINK ~ YOU BET!  Our November meeting will feature Cancer Awareness.  Each of us have been touched by someone who has been diagnosed with Cancer.  Cancer Survivors are courageous and their fortitude is amazing!   Come visit- bring a friend and WEAR SOMETHING PINK!

        I encourage all of you to have a voice, embrace your Personal Growth and be your own Butterfly!

        Look forward to seeing you in November,

        Tammy Foley
        AWBO President
        Empowering Women in Business
         
         
        We're Growing!
        October Guests

        • Robin Beaver, Staying with Style
        • Dana White, Silpada Designs

         
        Board Spotlight: Susan Benedict
        Susan Benedict is AWBO's Co-VP of Membership and Lafayette’s only Certified Kitchen Designer. What that means for her customers is that Design Alternatives has an extensive client fact finding process about how their clients want their space to work, look and feel. Aesthetics play a role but the room also has to be functional above all else. Some want the “Wow”; others just want their oven and dishwasher doors not to open up into the same space! Her company now looks at their projects through a different pair of glasses with Aging in Place work. “We are trying to get our clients to be pro-active about purchases they make today that may not fit their changing health needs in the future.”
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        Upcoming Events

        Food Finders Mobile Pantry

        AWBO has raised over $500 to sponsor a Mobile Food Pantry in December - when families typically need the most support. Now we need volunteers to work the Day of the Event and a Site to Host the Event. Details will be provided at the November meeting, or you can 
        Tammy Foley at tfoley@shook.com. 

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        Edward Jones Coffee Club 

        Edward Jones financial advisor Ronda Walsh Schwab will be hosting a coffee club at 9 am Friday, November 3 at 211 E. State Street in West Lafayette. "The coffee club offers us an opportunity to learn from one another and receive market updates," Walsh Schwab said. "I look forward to keeping individual investors informed about the current market and economy, as well as have fun and get to know some of my neighbors." Seating may be limited. To reserve a seat, call Jane MacEachron at 743-6484.

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        Getting Your "Stuff" in Order:
        Financial & Assets

        Signature Organizing and Todd Financial are joining forces this month to offer a workshop on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Morton Center. The two business will help you develop a plan for your physical and financial “stuff” providing worksheets and resources while breaking it down into manageable steps. They will also discuss Aging in Place & Safety Audits. The event is $30. Register by calling (765) 775-5110 or contact S.O.S. at 765-427-2785 or help@organizinglafayette.com

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        Marketing Roundtable

        Let's face it, it's not your customer's job to remember you. In fact, "forgetting" is the number one reason a business loses customers. Join us at The Marketing Roundtable this month to learn how to lock in your customer relationships. Roundtable is led by Nicole Gebhardt and will meet Tuesday, November 20, at 11 am. Lunch is included. First time visitors pay $24. Registration requiredwww.theremarkableway.com 

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        KidzArt offers classes, workshops, & parties for ALL ages

        Kids from ages 6-12 can join us for our annual KidzArt Winter Wonderland Workshop on Saturday, December 8th from 9:30 – Noon at the Morton Center. Please register directly with Morton by calling  765-775-5120.  $30 to register + $10 supply fee. We will sculpt with clay & more!

        Looking for a fun adult event? Host an Art Innovators Home Art party for ladies night, workshops, service organizations, birthdays, etc.  Contact Tamara Coxat tamara@kidzartin.com for more details.  

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        Benefit Concert

        If you attended the AWBO Social back in 2010, you heardKerri Wagner, Bark Avenue Day Spa, father sing for the event. Steve Rodman is having a concert to benefit prostate cancer on December 2, 2012 in Danville, IL. The concert will have several artist from around the US and will be a tribute to John Denver and Dan Fogelberg. Kerri is heading up a bus for anyone wanted to ride over that Sunday. You can purchase tickets and get more info at www.steverodmanmusic.com and contact Kerri for bus info at kerri@kerriwagner.com.

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        Greater Lafayette Commerce in November

        Register: greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

        • Tippy Connect After Hours, November 1st Hanna Community Center
        • Boiler Bridge Walks- Fridays: November 2nd and 23rd at 5:30p on the Pedestrian Bridge
        • Small Business of the Month – Wednesday November 7th at Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building
        • Tippy Connect Workshop, November 8th 11:30 am at “Social Media Etiquette”
        • Eggs N Issues, Tuesday November 13th at 7:30 am at Hilton Garden Inn: Employee Benefit Solutions “Health Care Reform”
        • Industrial Luncheon, Friday November 16th at 11:30am at Sylvia’s Brick Oven: Purdue's Supplier Diversity Program, (NOTE: must register through Purdue for this event) 
        • Business After Hours, Wednesday November 21st at KJG Architechture
        Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:
        • Bickford Cottage, November 15 at 2pm
        • Riggs Community Health Center, Nov. 29 at 9am

         
         
        Hope to see you at the next meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you.
         
        Join Us:
        AWBO meets at Noon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the MCL Restaurant & Bakery in West Lafayette.

        Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member.

        Arrive around 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.

        NEW 2013 AWBO Board

        President: Tammy Foley
        President Elect: Ronda Schwab
        Treasurer: Shirley Pence
        Communications: Nicole Gebhardt
        Secretary: Jenna Isch
        Membership: Becky Risch
        Hospitality: Pam Rhode Thalls,Melony Ramsey & Lucy Borga
        Programs: Susan Benedict andDanielle Gaylord
        3-Minute Spotlights: 
        Tamara Cox


         Corporate Sponsors:
        Please join us in thanking and supporting the following companies and individuals for helping us bring high quality content and events to our members:

         
          Contact Us:
        AWBO on Facebook
        Share Program Ideas:

        3-Minute Spotlights: Make a reservation to showcase your business by contacting Tamara CoxLimit 2 per meeting.

        Membership and Renewal:

        Just a reminder that it is RENEWAL TIME!  Membership renewals are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org 
        or contact Becky Risch.

        The AWBO Newsletter is published by Nicole Gebhardt. All submissions are in paragraph form via email by the 25th of the month to: Nicole@theRemarkableWay.com
        You must include "AWBO" in the subject line.

        Copyright © 2012 {Organization_Name}. All rights reserved.
        Contact email: {Organization_Contact_Email}
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      • October 02, 2012 11:07 PM | Deleted user
        October Program: Tuesday, Oct 9 at Noon
        Panel: AWBO's Beginnings

        Think being a woman business owner takes tremendous energy and effort in today's world? Take a step back in time for a few minutes, come have lunch with us and learn what it was like for the women who pioneered what AWBO is today. We will have a guest panel of founding members as well as long time members share with us what it was like 30 years ago to be a woman in business. Since this is the start of our new year, also please plan to share what AWBO means for you and what it has done for your business.

        3 Minute Spotlights:

        • Ronda Wash Schwab, Edward Jones
        • Amanda Snider, Metamorphic Fitness
         
         
         

        From the NEW President...

        When you are running your business, squeezing a few minutes into each day just to catch up, the world around you can be daunting. It's no wonder that invitations to spend a few hours out of the office can be easily pushed aside.

        Don't let the daily grind rob you of the many opportunities to learn something new - and perhaps more important, meet someone new. October begins our NEW year for AWBO - a NEW Board of Directors, NEW Advertising Opportunities, NEW Social Events and the reNEWal of your Membership.

        Meetings represent the opportunity to gain information with the wide variety of topics presented by the Programs Committee. And you can let AWBO know who YOU are by signing up for a Three Minute Spotlight.

        As Women Business Owners we are self driven, financially astute and good risk assessors. You are invaluable to your business and to AWBO.

        I encourage you to learn something new and make contact with someone wonderful that makes your day! See you, October 9th at MCL Restaurant & Bakery.

        It is a pleasure to serve this year as your President.

         

        Here’s to hoping we see a lot more AWBO businesses in the news soon!

        Yours,

        Tammy Foley

         
        and a Farewell from our 2012 Pres...


        Hello Everyone, 

        WOW, this year has gone by in a flash. I cannot truly express how honored I feel to have served as your President. Being on the AWBO Board these last three years has had such an impact on my personal development as a business owner. The knowledge I gained from working with so many amazing women on the board is invaluable.  And, for that, I am so thankful to the women who shared this journey with me.  I have such a great respect for all of you.  Being a business owner is no easy task and I am grateful to have such a wonderful community of business owners I can go to for guidance and support.

         

        I know that great things are in store for AWBO under the guidance of the new board.

         

        Best wishes,

        Julie Rubsam

         
        We're Growing!
        September Guests

        • Kristi Risse – Attorney
        • Nancy Sauer – Shook
        • Angela Meek – Community Freedom Ministries
        • Mary Ann Smerdel – Salin Bank
        • Kelly Brewer – Creative Inc.
        • Amanda Johnson – Hey Taxi

        Member News:

        Greater Lafayette Commerce recognizes...

        Congratulations to the following AWBO members who were recognized at the Annual GLC Dinner in September:

        • Top 10 Under 40
          Monica Doerr and Julie Rubsam

        • 2012 Small Businesses of the Month
          Lafayette PC, KJ Nutt, Creative Inc., 
          and Blackbird Clinical

        • Celebrating Their GLC Anniversary this Year
          KJ Nutt, 35 years

        In Memory of...

        It with great sadness that we announce that our own long-time member Sharon Schug lost her husband in September.  Peter (Pete) Schug died on September 13. They were married for 49 years. On behalf of all members, we sent Sharon a beautiful grief gift basket from Sunset Gifts. 

         
        Board Spotlight: Lucy Borga
        For more then 13 yearsLucy Borga has been a hands on owner at Creative Inc. Creative Inc is the visual branding company that offers over twenty years of industry expertise in creating interior, exterior and mobile brand exposure solutions that fit your brand, budget and goals all while providing personalized consultation, project management and fulfillment. What is visual branding, you ask? Creative Inc. helps promote a client's brand through visual means such as vehicle wraps, trade show displays, window and floor graphics, full color banners, wall graphics, and so much more. 

        Lucy has faced many challenges over the past few years. However, in true Lucy fashion, she came through the other side of these trials stronger and more dedicated than ever. Lucy is a dedicated mother of 4, a business owner, and a survivor of a memory robbing and life changing stroke. She now faces the task of relearning her business and life as a result of the complete memory loss. And of course, she is doing this at an amazingly fast pace and discovering her once hidden talents. Lucy, and her team at Creative Inc., look forward to helping you create your personalized visual brand solution. She can be reached at 765-447-3500 or you can visit www.creativeincgraphics.com for more information.
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        Upcoming Events

        Food Finders Mobile Pantry

        AWBO has raised over $500 to sponsor a Mobile Food Pantry in December - when families typically need the most support. Now we need volunteers to work the Day of the Event and a Site to Host the Event. Details will be provided at the October meeting, or you can 
        Tammy Foley at tfoley@shook.com. 

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        Social Media Marketing Roundtable

        Create your social traffic plan and join us at The Marketing Roundtable this month to learn how to integrate Social Media Marketing into your marketing. Roundtable is led by Nicole Gebhardt and will meet Tuesday, October 16, at 11 am. Lunch is included. First time visitors pay $24.Registration requiredwww.theremarkableway.com 

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        FREE Presentation by Lafayette PC

        Julie Rubsam of Lafayette PC will be giving a free presentation on Constant Contact on Wednesday, October 24th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at the Morton Center, Rm. 108. RSVP at 765-807-6334 or support@LafayettePC.com 

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        Greater Lafayette Commerce in October
        Register: greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

        • Historic Lafayette Farmers Markets:
          - West Lafayette: Wednesdays 3pm to 6:30pm
          - Purdue University: Thursdays 11am to 3pm
          - Downtown: Saturdays 7:30am to 12:30pm
        • Small Business of the Month – October 3rd at Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building
        • Boiler Bridge Walks, Fridays: October 5th and 12th at 5:30p on the Pedestrian Bridge
        • Tippy Connect After Hours, Thursday October 6th, location TBD
        • Eggs N Issues, Tuesday October 9th 7:30 am at Hilton Garden Inn: Dr. Will and “Wellness”
        • Small Business Matters, Wednesday October 11th at 11:30am at Sgt. Preston's - John Purdue Room: Topic, TBD
        • Tippy Connect Social Event, Saturday October 13th at 5pm Exploration Acres
        • Business After Hours, Wednesday October 17th, host TBD
        • Tippy Connect Workshop, Thursday October 18th 11:30 am at “Dinning Etiquette”
        • Industrial Luncheon, Friday September 21st at 11:30 am at Sylvia’s Brick Oven: Roger Feldhouse and Craig Lamb “Advancing Manufacturing”
        • Operation Trick or Treat and Zombaid, Friday October 26th 5 pm Main Street Downtown Lafayette 
        Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:
        • Westminster Village, Wednesday October 10, 2pm
        • Diving Den, Friday October 19th at 3pm
        • Inspired Fire, Friday October 26th at 2pm
        • Riggs Community Health Center, TBD
          Additional Information:
          Send topic ideas to information@greaterlafayettecommerce.com

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          Hope to see you at the next meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you.
             
          Join Us:
          AWBO meets at Noon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the MCL Restaurant & Bakery in West Lafayette.

          Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member. 

          Arrive around 11:30 to enjoy lunch and networking time.

          NEW 2013 AWBO Board

          President: Tammy Foley
          President Elect: Ronda Schwab
          Treasurer: Shirley Pence
          Communications: Nicole Gebhardt
          Secretary: Jenna Isch
          Membership: Becky Risch
          Hospitality: Pam Rhode Thalls,Melony Ramsey & Lucy Borga
          Programs: Susan Benedict, andDanielle Gaylord


           Corporate Sponsors:
          Please join us in thanking and supporting the following companies and individuals for helping us bring high quality content and events to our members:

           
            Contact Us:
          AWBO on Facebook
          Share Program Ideas:

          3-Minute Spotlights: Make a reservation to showcase your business by contacting Danielle Gaylord. Limit 2 per meeting.

          Membership and Renewal:

          Just a reminder that it is RENEWAL TIME!  Membership renewals are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org 
          or contact Becky Risch.

          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 include "AWBO" in the subject line.

                 
                 
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          September Program: Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Noon
          Panel: Legally Speaking

          Do you have questions about succession planning? Might you be considering taking on a Business Partner? Do you have questions about adding a new section to your employee handbook?  Do you recognize that Indiana is an “At-will” state and what that means for protection for both you and your employees?

           

          Come take a respite from doing business and have lunch with us on Tuesday, September 11th, as our legal panel takes on challenging topics and questions from you the audience.

           

          Have a random question for the panel you would like addressed anonymously? Send your questions to Susan Benedict at Susan@MyDesignAlternatives.com before Tuesday, September 8th.

          3 Minute Spotlights:

          Tamara Cox - Kidz Art
          Kayla Feuer - Usborne Books 

           
           
           

          A Word from Our President

          Hello!

          I hope you made the time to join us at the August meeting.Liz Nichols did a fantastic job of informing us about how to better position our business to get news coverage. I especially appreciated her taking the time to present to our group so soon after having her baby!


          Liz helped us understand how the process of choosing a story happens at the station and how better to position our business to be covered in the news and as the "Go To" business for our industry. Hopefully, you were able to join us for her presentation, but if not here are a few of the things we learned. As someone who often worries that I am sending TOO many emails about events, I was happy to hear that sending 3-4 emails is not too many. Things that could help get your story covered are; stories that affect a large number of people, stories dealing with public safety, and stories that will get people talking. And, if you want to be that "Go To" business, you need to be ready and willing to go on camera on short notice. So, always be CAMERA READY!

           

          Here’s to hoping we see a lot more AWBO businesses in the news soon!

          Yours,

          Julie Rubsam

           
          2012-2013 Board Openings
          Are you looking for a great way to get to know the members of AWBO better? We are looking for NEW BOARD members. There are only a few positions still open. If you are interested in knowing more about the available positions and about how you can get involved, please contact President Elect Tammy Foleyat tfoley@shook.com. 
           
          We're Growing!
          New Members

          • Angela Phillips Diaz: Angela Phillips Diaz LLC
          • Ronda Walsh Schwab: Edward Jones

          August Guests

          • Ruth Ann Weiderhaft: Global Policy Purdue Research Institute
          • Loretta Carter: Transrisk, Inc.
          • Allison Thomas: Personal Pet Care Assistant
          • Regina Vaughn: Your Nutrition Matters
          • Kier Crites: Food Finders Food Bank
          • Kati Davis: Scentsy, Tippecanoe Mortgage, & Loving Heart Animal Shelter
          • Angela Phillips Diaz: Angela Phillips Diaz LLC

          New AWBO Sponsorships:

          Big news! We've improved the exposure opportunity for business owners who want to connect their business with AWBO. 


          Once a year in September (that's now), we'll accept applications to be an official AWBO sponsor for the coming year. (Yes, this offer is made only once a year.) As a Sponsor you'll receive multiple advertising opportunities including: Your Logo on the AWBO Banner posted at all meetings, events and the GLC Expo, recognition in AWBO newsletter, listing on the AWBO business card, and recognition at AWBO meetings and events.  


          AWBO Sponsorship is just $100 for the year.  

          Payment and your logo must be submitted no later than October 1st to be included. For information on format and dimensions for submission of logo, please contact Lucy Borga at Lucy@CreativeIncGraphics.com.

           
          Member Spotlight: Shirley Pence
          When Shirley Pence became a Stanley Steemer franchise owner 35 years ago, virtually all home floors were carpeted. Flooring and upholstery options have certainly changed over the years. Being willing to embrace new technology, equipment systems, and customer busy lifestyles while developing honest, hard-working, customer service-oriented employees is the key to the business' success. Quality people, quality equipment and quality service has long been the Stanley Steemer mantra. Shirley also enjoys being involved in her church, business groups, and community volunteer opportunities, especially those related to education. Her hobbies include decorating, entertaining, and landscaping. Her 3 adult children and their spouses are the joy of her life along with her grandson and newly announced grandchild coming in early March!
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          Upcoming Events

          Marketing Roundtable

          Looking for ideas to improve your business? The Marketing Roundtable is a monthly think tank led by Nicole Gebhardtand sponsored by the Hoosier Heartland ISBDC. Each meeting is packed with ideas, tools and information applicable to any business. September's topic is "Fun@Work - Strategies to earn more by creating better client experiences". The Roundtable meets Tuesday, September 18 at 11 am at the Lafayette Country Club. Lunch is included. First time visitors pay $24. Registration required: www.theremarkableway.com 

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          FREE Presentation by Lafayette PC

          Lafayette PC will be giving a FREE presentation,QuickBooks 101, on Wednesday, September 26. Join Julie & Jason Rubsam from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. RSVP at 765-807-6334 or support@LafayettePC.com location TBA. 

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          Greater Lafayette Commerce in September
          Register: greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

          • Historic Lafayette Farmers Markets:
            - West Lafayette: Wednesdays 3pm to 6:30pm
            - Purdue University: Thursdays 11am to 3pm
            - Downtown: Saturdays 7:30am to 12:30pm
          • Small Business of the Month – Wednesday September 5th at Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building
          • Tippy Connect After Hours - Thursday September 6th at Heath CPA
          • Eggs N Issues - Tuesday September 11th 7:30am at Hilton Garden Inn
          • Small Business Matters - Thursday September 13th at 11:30am at Sgt. Preston's - John Purdue Room
          • Diversity Roundtable Conversation Circles - Saturday September 15th 10am at Tippecanoe County Public Library
          • Business After Hours - Wednesday September 19th, hosted by Comcast Business Class
          • Industrial Luncheon - Friday September 21st at 11:30am at Sylvia’s Brick Oven
            Additional Information:
            Send topic ideas to information@greaterlafayettecommerce.com

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            Contact Us:
            AWBO on Facebook

            Share Program Ideas:
            Susan BenedictMonica Doerr or Jenna Isch

            3-Minute Spotlights: Make a reservation to showcase your business by 

            contacting Monica Doerr. Limit 2 per meeting.


            Membership and Renewal:

            Just a reminder that it is RENEWAL TIME!  Membership renewals are due October 1stYou can renew online at www.AWBO.org 
            or contact Angela Tamer or Melony Ramsey

            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 include "AWBO" in the subject line.

             
             
            Hope to see you at the next meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you.
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            This month's issue sponsored by:


            August Program:
            Get Your Business in the Headlines

            Ever wonder why some local events and businesses get media coverage while others don’t? Learn the secret to making local news headlines straight from the source.

            Join us with special guest, WLFI morning news anchor, Liz Nichols, as we delve into how to get your business covered by the local media. Liz will teach us how and when to make contact with the media, as well as tricks of the trade on how to package and present your business for the best chance for coverage.

            This is a small business presentation you can’t afford to miss.

            3 Minute Spotlights:
            Jan Nielsen - Allstate
            Patty Pavey - Today's the Day Coaching 

             
             
             

            A Word from Our President

            Hello Everyone,
            What an eye opening presentation by our guest speaker Debbie Elsner. Debbie shared with us her presentation: HR 101, The Top 10 Things You Should Know. As business owners, we must be aware of many laws and regulations. The one thing Debbie repeated over and over was that once you have rules established within your business, you always need to follow your own rules!  Other great takeaways from the presentation are; Document Everything and Have an Employee Manual.  I truly appreciated Debbie’s presentation, it was one that shouldn't have been missed.

            Yours,

            Julie Rubsam

             
            A 30th Anniversary Thank You 
            Thank you to all that attended the Summer Social to enjoy food, fashion, friends and a lot of FUN! If you missed it, the AWBO 30th Anniversary Celebration was held at the Best Western Convention Center. Cocktail hour began our evening as the "OLD," and the "NEW," faces of AWBO caught up on fellowship.

            The Carved Roast Beef Dinner and White Fish entrees were shared with laughter, networking, photo's of the past and present successes of our AWBO Members.

            When the dessert was served, the FUN began. Our own AWBO Members entertained us with fashion, style and a lot of attitude to create, a lot of fun! Our evening led off with fashions from Chico's.Deb Poelstra of Chico's did the commentary by educating us with style and the do's and don'ts of fashion.. . How to wear a scarf, Why to use a belt, and embellishments with jewelry for a great style and fit ensemble. AWBO has hidden talent as our members took the run way to show these wonderful fashions. Our own, LeAnn Lehr from Cato's took the podium. Models strutted their stuff to entertain us on the what is new and fun in Fashion at Cato's.

            In honor of 30th Anniversary Celebration, a slide presentation displayed the history of AWBO. Past Presidents of AWBO were asked to stand and be recognized. Julie Rubsam made presentations to the Founding Members of AWBO with flowers and engraved vases celebrating our 30th Anniversary. 

            A special thanks to Julie Rubsam, the Board Members of AWBO, Best Western Convention Center, Michael Dick Photography, Chico's, Cato's, our Model; Kayla Feuer, Rhonda Feuer, Holly Maliziola, Jan Nielsen, Angela Tamer, Susan Benedict, Joanne Webb and Pam Rhode-Thalls along the many wonderful Members who donated Door Prizes; Bark Avenue Day Spa, Creative Memories, USBorne Books, Pampered Chef, Ramz Emporium, Longaberger Company, Stanley Steamer, Dream Dinners, Geb*Art Strategic Communications, Lafayette PC, Mary Kay, Design Alternatives, Coldwell Banker Shook, Lafayette Hearing Center and Jane Kenny. With your generosity of time and talent, we will refer to this event with years to come.

            To view photos from the event. Check out our Facebook Page.
            Tammy Foley, Event Chair and President Elect
             
            We're Growing!
            New Members
            • Lee Anne Lehr, CATO Fashions, Associate Member
            • Becky Risch, Coldwell Banker Shook
            July Guests

            • Susan Brutus
            • Linda Gloyeske, Wildtree
            • Kim Burke, Eight38 Sign Co.
            • Stephanie Guinn, Sunset Gifts
            • Linda Uerkwitz and Angela Gibson, Industrial Plating Inc.
            • Marianne Fleming, Lafayette Rehab
            • Judy Bower, Ink$mart
            • Tammy Ungaro, Dream Dinners

             
            Member Spotlight: Jenna Isch
            Jenna Isch is the owner of Isch Insurance Services with Farmers Insurance. This month she celebrates three years in business (congrats!). Jenna and her team are committed to offering top quality insurance and financial products, and client focused service at a competitive price. Jenna's passion is to help families protect what matters most to them. Her business philosophy is to go the extra mile, building a trusting relationship, so her clients can rest assured that Isch Insurance Services will take care of all the details of their insurance needs. Jenna lives in West Lafayette with her husband, Andy and their 6 year old pug Layla. In her free time Jenna is an avid reader, loves to cook, and go to concerts with her husband.
             
            Upcoming Events

            Learn the Truth about what is in Your Pet's Food
            Kerri Wagner's Bark Avenue Day Spa is hosting a free seminar on Pet Food Safety. Susan Thixton - pet food safety advocate - will share the secrets of the multi-billion dollar a year pet food industry. Those clever television commercials and beautiful pet food packages can be hiding some hideous truths. Monday, August 6 at 6:30 pm at the Courtyard Marriott of Lafayette. Contact with your name and email address to info@barkavenuedayspa.com or call 765-413-0968. Registration required. 

            Join the Marketing Roundtable
            NEW! Looking for ideas to improve your business? The Marketing Roundtable is a monthly think tank led by Nicole Gebhardt and sponsored by the HHISBDC. Each meeting is packed with ideas, tools and information applicable to any business. August's topic is "Referral Strategies". The Roundtable meets Tuesday, August 21 at 11 am at the Lafayette Country Club. Lunch is included. First time visitors pay $24. Registration required: www.theremarkableway.com 


            FREE Presentation by Lafayette PC
            Lafayette PC will be giving a FREE presentation on Wednesday, August 29. The topic is Microsoft Outlook 101. Join Julie & Jason Rubsam from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. RSVP at 765-807-6334 or support@LafayettePC.com The location will be announced soon.


            Career Opportunity
            Manpower Group is looking for a B2B sales professional to serve as the Selling Branch Manager for the Lafayette territory. This is a full-time corporate position with a base salary of $55K plus bonuses. For details, click here.


            Greater Lafayette Commerce in August
            Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce. com/calendar

            • Historic Lafayette Farmers Markets:
              - West Lafayette: Wednesdays 3pm to 6:30pm
              - Purdue University: Thursdays 11am to 3pm
              - Downtown: Saturdays 7:30am to 12:30pm
              • Small Business of the Month – Wednesday August 1st at Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building
              • Tippy Connect After Hours, Thursday August 2nd at Lafayette Bank & Trust Main Branch
              • Business After Hours, Wednesday August 15th, hosted by Purdue University – RSVP required via the link on the GLC Calendar.
              • Football Kickoff Luncheon – Friday August 17th 11am at the Purdue Memorial Union
              • Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival – Saturday August 25th 4pm to Midnight
              Additional Information:
              The monthly events including Eggs N Issues, Small Business Matters and Industrial Luncheon will begin again during September. Send topic ideas to information@greaterlafayettecommerce.com

               
               
               
               
              Hope to see you at the August 14 meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you. 
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              AWBO July 2012 Newsletter

              Join Us: Tuesday, July 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: Your "STAY OUT OF JAIL" Card

              All business owners need to be aware of the laws that govern employment in our businesses. This month, Debbie Elsner of Personnel Matters will teach us the Top 10 most important things we need to know "to stay out of jail." Find out what laws effect you and your employees and how to keep your business safe from very common fines.

              We are all held to the same standard when it comes to employment laws. And small businesses can't absorb the fines as easily as the major corporations. Come, take a break from your routine and join us for an informative lunch and learn.


              3-Minute Spotlights:
              • Cindy Metzger - Trevo
              • Alejandra Malo - PInk Team Cleaning. 
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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!

              The Association of Women Business Owner’s 30th Anniversary Celebration was amazing! Thank you Tammy Foley for organizing such a wonderful event. I greatly enjoyed meeting so many of our past members, especially our founding members  Thirty years ago, 60 women came together to create an organization to support, educate, and encourage women business owners. And, over the years, AWBO has touched the lives of hundreds of women. I am honored to be a part of such a great group of truly amazing women and I look forward to seeing where this organization is in 30 more years. 

               

              Yours, 

              Julie Rubsam

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              New Member

              AWBO welcomes Kathy Cowan of Cowans Accounting & Bookkeeping as our newest member. Welcome Kathy!

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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: Nicole Gebhardt 

              For more than 20 years, Nicole Gebhardt has been helping business leaders create 
              compelling and effective messages in her signature authentic and inspiring way. She has developed corporate communication strategies for six Caterpillar Inc. vice presidents and plant managers (in Lafayette and Peoria) and designed marketing campaigns for small businesses and not-for-profits. A Lafayette native, Purdue graduate and active community volunteer, Nicole is also a wife and mother of two young girls, one dog, a cat and two spoiled hamsters. Nicole is best known for her Marketing Workshops where she equips business leaders to manage their own marketing and build their business "in a remarkable way."

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              NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:

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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. If you'd like to contribute, bring a check or cash to the AWBO meeting and see Pam Rhodes Thalls 

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              FREE Presentation by Lafayette PC

              Lafayette PC will be giving a FREE presentation on Wednesday, July 25. 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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              July 2012 Greater Lafayette Commerce Activities

              Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

              • Historic Lafayette Farmers Markets:
              • - West Lafayette: every Wednesday 3pm to 6:30pm
              • Purdue University: every Thursday 11am to 3pm
              • - Downtown: every Saturday 7:30am to 12:30pm
              • Small Business of the Month – Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building – Wednesday, July 11 at 5pm (Changed date for the month of July)
              • Tippy Connect After Hours, Thursday July 12th at Bison Financial
              • Business After Hours, Wednesday July 18th 5pm to 7pm at WBAA
              • New Member Luncheon, Thursday July 19th 11:30a to 12:30pm at Foxfire at Valley Lakes.
              • Dancing in the Streets, Saturday July 21st 4pm to Midnight Downtown Lafayette-West Lafayette.
              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
              Note: The GLC Office will be closed on July 4.

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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.

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              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.

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              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.

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              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.

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