|Next meeting topic for Tuesday, November 11th at Noon:
Obama Care & Tax Implications
For Your Business In 2015
AWBO is pleased to welcome Kimberley Morisette, CPA at Huth Thompson, LLC as our guest speaker. Kimberley will be presenting “Tax Implications of Obama Care for 2015 for Small Business Owners”. No matter what your business is, it is always smart to stay on top of tax changes and implications. No easy task for most of us in small businesses. What can we expect? How will it affect our businesses? Are there penalties? These questions and more will be discussed.
Kimberley Morisette joined Huth Thompson LLP, in 1998 after working as an internal auditor in Maryland for a large not-for-profit organization and became partner in 2010. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the State University of New York in 1997. While Kimberley specializes in not-for-profit clients, she provides accounting, management, and tax services to many types of clients. Her years of experience provide expansive knowledge in auditing, accounting, reporting, tax, and operational issues affecting individuals and businesses. Kimberley is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Indiana CPA Society. She was awarded the Indiana CPA Society, “Five Under 35 Emerging Leaders in the CPA Profession” Award. She enjoys contributing to the community and in prior years she has served as treasurer for Food Finders, Inc. in Lafayette. She currently serves as the treasurer for the Lafayette Symphony Foundation, Inc. and this October she started serving as a board member for the Lafayette Art Museum.
We are also happy to announce that AWBO’s November Meeting and Lunch is being Sponsored by 1st Source Bank. Being invested in the Community and supporting Women in Business is important to 1st Source and we thank them for this opportunity for Education and Lunch.
In order to keep an accurate account for lunch, we ask that you and your guest sign in first at the Welcome Table. You will be given a blue ticket to bring with you to give to the cashier.
Please join us for lunch and networking from 11:30am until the meeting begins at 12pm. Meeting ends by 1pm. (If you are late, no worries, you still get a lunch ticket).
|A Note from Your President...
It’s November. The leaves are falling, the patio furniture is put away, the winter sweaters are coming out of storage, the heat is turned on and we are ready for the winter, holidays, busy schedules and coming to the end of 2014.
What are you doing in your business to prep for your winterizing? How about joining us on Tuesday, November 11th as we welcome Kimberley Morisette, CPA of Huth Thompson, speak on “Tax Implications of Obama Care for 2015 for Small Business Owners”. We are also happy to have Source1 Bank sponsoring our lunch and speaker. Thanks to both!
How can we start the new year in our businesses?
Education: Keeping up with the laws, rules and regulations.
Motivation: We are all women business owners, it’s not always easy, we can help motivate each other.
Community: Know that there are so many ways, we as women business owners can reach out into our community and make a difference.
Fun: Laughter is the best medicine. Enjoy life, laugh at yourself, laugh with each other, take a break.
Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Empowering Women in Business
3 Minute Speakers:
- Annie Marie of Ross-Marie
- Rhonda Feuer of Pampered Chef
News & Events
AWBO Holiday Auction and Raffle 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
11:30am – 1pm
Let’s fill the room, bring a guest and enjoy the fellowship of the holidays while helping our community....
Cary Home for Girls!!!
Luncheon– Raffle – Silent Auction
Come enjoy lunch, on your own, with your guests and fellow AWBO members.
Raffle Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and will be available the day of the event.
Silent Auction with Gifts and Services for Bidding.
Get your Holiday Shopping list checked off while supporting Cary Home for Girls.
100% of the proceeds will be donated
*If your business is unable to donate, that’s ok, we want you there with your guests to support Cary Home for Girls! If you have an item to donate to the auction/raffle, you may contact Jan French at
Inivitation to AWBO
I am on the Ivy Women In Leadership committee. The committee is very excited to announce that we are hosting “Taking Care of Ourselves: A Panel Discussion On Work-Life Balance Issues For Women In The Workplace” to be heldMonday, November 17, Noon to 1:30 pm In Ivy Hall Lilly Rooms 1106–1120. Bring your brown bag lunch, dessert will be provided. We would be honored to have the members of the Association of Women Business Owners attend.
Panel being Moderated by Susan Elsey. Panelists include: Lisa Decker, Dr. Mary Ostrye, Ashley Scott and Nancy Sells.
Coordinator, Secondary Initiatives
Ivy Tech Community College
Changing Lives. Making Indiana Great.
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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Greater Lafayette Commerce in November
2014 Annual Events Dates:
- Small Business of the Month: Wednesday November 5th at 5pm Sargent Preston’s Purdue Room: High Expectations
- Tippy Connect After Hours: Thursday November 6th 5pm at Krannert School of Management
- Eggs N Issues: Tuesday November 11th at 7:30a at Hilton Garden Inn: Greater Lafayette
Information and Technology Society to present “Top IT Facts for Business”
- Ecnomoic Forecast Luncheon: Thursday November 13 at 11:30a at Holiday Inn City Centre, featuring 3 Local Economists overviewing Tippecanoe County
- Business After Hours: Wednesday November 19at 5p at Thomas Duncan Hall
- Industrial Luncheon: Friday November 20th at Purdue University. Each November we partner with the Office of Supplier Diversity for the Relationship to Partnership Conference
- TedEx Lafayette: Saturday November 22 at 1p at Lafayette Civic Theatre. Nine Lafayette-based speakers will bring their diverse perspectives to challenge our assumptions and expand our understanding in engaging 12-18 minute presentations. In keeping with the theme, speakers will focus on stimulating creative and innovative thinking
Christmas Capitol of the Midwest December 6 & 7, 2014
Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar
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