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

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




    THIS MONTH'S PROGRAM:

    Get MORE out of your AWBO membership!

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

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


    Three Minute Spotlights:

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

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


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


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    A Word from our President...

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


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


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

    I look forward to seeing everyone on November 8!

    - Julie Rubsam

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    Your 2011-12 Board:

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


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    NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:

    AWBO Auction

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

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


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    Art Winter Workshop

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


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

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


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    Adult Guardianship Seminar

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


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    More Charity Auction Opportunities

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

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

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    Scrapbooking Fun

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


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    Cary Home Wish List

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

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    Greater Lafayette Commerce November Activities

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

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    CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER...

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

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    LITTLE DETAILS:

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

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


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

  • October 09, 2009 11:00 PM | Deleted user

    AWBO October 2011 Newsletter

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




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    THIS MONTH'S PROGRAM...

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


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

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


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


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

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    Welcome to our New 2011-12 Board!

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


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

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    A Word from our New President...


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


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


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


    Yours truly, Julie Rubsam


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    NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS:


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

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     Tis the Season for the AWBO Holiday Auction

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

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

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

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

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     Emails, Newsletters and Auto-Responders Workshop

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

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     FREE presentations from Lafayette PC.

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

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

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


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    Tri Kappa Philanthropic Sorority Auction

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

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

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

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     Cary Home Wish List

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

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


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    CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER...



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

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

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


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    LITTLE DETAILS:

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

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


    The AWBO Newsletter is published by Nicole Gebhardt.

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

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