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  • September 03, 2014 9:00 PM | Anonymous

    Next meeting topic for Tuesday, September 9th at Noon:

    We All Have A Story To Tell

     

    We’ve entered the post-advertising age, and all the rules have suddenly changed. People have become more drawn to genuine stories rather than convincing arguments, and it’s time that businesses reached deep inside of themselves, discovered a story worth telling, and placed it into forefront of their communication. Garrett will share a few examples of stories worth telling from the clients he’s worked with, as well ways that you may discover your own.

     

    Garrett Curry of Raygun Workshop is a brand strategist who tells true stories with pixels, print and people. He lives in Carmel, Indiana with his wife Julia Curry (Eating Psychology Coach), two children and their dog, Spike Murphy.


    August's 3-minute Spotlight:


    Jan Nielsen  Jan Nielsen Allstate Agency


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    From the President...
    Thank you AWBO for taking this journey with me. You have all touched my heart and words alone cannot express enough of my appreciation. Over the past two years I applaud your dedication to Supporting Cary Home for Girls - Holiday Auction and Raffle, Food Finders Mobile Food Pantry, Chamber of Commerce Expo, the Summer Social Networking - Wines Around the World, and "Dream It! Plan It! Live It!" program.

    These events could not have happened without the love and dedication of our AWBO Board of Directors, Corporate Sponsorship's and the support and vision and YOU-our Membership! To each of you, THANK YOU for making the past two years a Success, for all of your Support, mostly your Friendship! It has been a pleasure to serve as President alongside the very gifted and talented women of AWBO.

    All the best,
    Tammy Foley
    AWBO, President
    Empowering Women in Business


    Nomination to the Board of Directors
    President - Jan French
    President Elect - Susan Benedict
    Secretary - Karen Hatke
    Treasurer - Shirley Pence
    Programs - Ashley Bigelow
    Membership - Amanda Snider, Linda Berryman
    Hospitality - Melony Ramsey, Rhonda Feuer
    Newsletter - Paid Secretary - Kim Ringler

    Several positions are still open and your talents are needed. Feel free to contact any board member 
    to share your interest.
    News & Events
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    THANK YOU!
    Over the past year a NEW paid position was created in AWBO. My many THANKS to Kim Ringler for creating our
    newsletter and working with the Board of Directors. Each month, Kim sends reminder deadlines, keeps us on track,
    gathers our reports and provides a professional newsletter to share with you. Thank you Kim for your tireless efforts,
    professionalism and outreach in AWBO. It has been a pleasure to work with you this past year!

    Tammy Foley
    AWBO President
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    *REMINDER*
    RENEWAL of MEMBERSHIP
    Dues are $75 for the Year - October begins fiscal year
    Payments are accepted through AWBO.org with Pay Pal.
    Make Checks Payable: AWBO P.O. Box 1073 Lafayette, IN 47901

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    Hi AWBO members and non-members!  
    I am on the hospitality committee and I take AWBO and my office very serious.  Let me tell you what makes it important.  Meeting with members monthly builds friendships.  I meet new women who have used  their imaginations to bring income to their households.  Many of them have helped me in various ways.

    Another wonderful thing about AWBO, are the speakers. One of them was Tenecia Waddell.  She was this years YWCA Woman of Innovation Honoree.  She is a police officer on the Purdue Police Department.  Although her talk was entitled "Safety in the work place", I learned some very helpful things about keeping safe while shopping, as well as in the parking lot.  "Whenever being confronted by an attacker, always look them in the face. Don't let them feel you fear."  Same goes for the work place...how to handle unwanted advances/harassment.  

    It is wonderful to see so many ladies visiting our luncheon meeting and becoming members, "Welcome to each of you!  See you soon?"  

    Melony Ramsey
    Hospitality Committe Member
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    Look! Your Message Goes Here
    AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) tokimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every month. You must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

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    Greater Lafayette Commerce in September


    • Small Business of the Month: Wednesday September 3 at 5pm at Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building: La Scala
    • Tippy Connect After HoursThursday September at 5pm at Wings Etc. on Veterans Memorial Parkway Lafayette
    • Eggs N IssuesTuesday September 9th at 7:30 at Hilton Garden Inn: Gerry Dick from “Inside Indiana Business” giving an annual update.
    • Small Business MattersThursday September 11th
      at 8:30am at Jane’s Gourmet Deli: TBD
    • 2014 Annual DinnerWednesday September 17th at 6p at the PU Memorial Union.
    • Industrial LuncheonFriday September 19th at 11:30a at TBD: Caterpillar Company Update
    • Gallery WalkFriday September 19th at 6pmDowntown Lafayette
    • Business After HoursWednesday September 24th at 5p at Abstract Technology Group
    • Farmers Markets: May through October
    -Downtown Saturdays 7a to Noon
    -Purdue Market on the Memorial Mall   Thursdays 11a to 3p
    -West Lafayette Markets Wednesdays, 
     May 7th 4-7pm

    2014 Annual Events Dates:
    Christmas Capitol of the Midwest December 6 & 7, 2014

     
     
    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. 
    (Excluding June)
    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.

     2013-14
    AWBO Board

    President

    President Elect                              Danielle Gaylord

    Treasurer

    Vice-President Communications                    Open Seat

    Secretary

    Membership

    Hospitality

                   Joanne Webb

    Special Events                                Jenna Isch

    Programs

                   Danielle Gaylord
                    Jan French

    Contact Us:  
    Share Program Ideas
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    3-Minute Spotlights Make a reservation to showcase your business by contacting Danielle Gaylord or Jan French.  Limit 2 per meeting

    -------------------Membership and Renewal

    Membership renewals for the 2014-2015 season are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org or contact Amanda Snider or Linda Berryman.

     

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

           
           



            


  • August 05, 2014 9:44 AM | Anonymous
    Next meeting topic for Tuesday, August 12th at Noon:

    Navigating Long-Term Senior Care


    Please join us on August 12th at 12pm as we welcome Kelley Sheridan of American Senior Communities as our Speaker.


    We all live our lives to the fullest and to the best of our abilities.  As we age, we start to see the changes in our lives such as retirement, loss of a spouse, illness and more.  With all the home and health services available, it can be overwhelming.  How do we plan  for the multitude of lifestyle choices that we need to start planning for now?  Come hear Kelley speak on "Navigating Long-Term Senior Care" to learn how we can make those important decisions.


    Kelley is the Admission and Marketing Director for ASC. She is a member of the Chamber of Commerce of Avon, IAHHC, Boone, Morgan and Hendricks County Council on Aging along with with being a wife, mother and grandmother.


    August's 3-minute Spotlight:


    Joanne Webb Shaklee


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    From the President...

    The Call to Serve!

    The past few years I have been blessed working alongside great women of AWBO. My life is richer, filled with lasting friendship and so much inspiration from wonderful Women Owned Businesses who embrace life and business.  As the end of our fiscal year approaches, the AWBO Board is planning another great year of programs to enrich you in business.

    AWBO is filled with leadership and camaraderie - thank you for your friendship, working as a team and being involved. If you have talents to share, the Hospitality and Programs Committee would love to have your involvement. Want more information?  Call me, Tammy Foley at 765-479-1216 or President Elect, Jan French. We look forward to hearing from you! 

    Tammy Foley
    AWBO, President
    Empowering Women in Business


    News & Events
    -------------------------------------------
    Hi AWBO members and non-members!  

    I am on the hospitality committee and I take AWBO and my office very serious.  Let me tell you what makes it important.  Meeting with members monthly builds friendships.  I meet new women who have used  their imaginations to bring income to their households.  Many of them have helped me in various ways.

    Another wonderful thing about AWBO, are the speakers. One of them was Tenecia Waddell.  She was this years YWCA Woman of Innovation Honoree.  She is a police officer on the Purdue Police Department.  Although her talk was entitled "Safety in the work place", I learned some very helpful things about keeping safe while shopping, as well as in the parking lot.  "Whenever being confronted by an attacker, always look them in the face. Don't let them feel you fear."  Same goes for the work place...how to handle unwanted advances/harassment.  

    It is wonderful to see so many ladies visiting our luncheon meeting and becoming members, "Welcome to each of you!  See you soon?"  

    Melony Ramsey
    Hospitality Committe Member
    -------------------------------------------
    Look! Your Message Goes Here
    AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) to kimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every month. You must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

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    Greater Lafayette Commerce in August

    • Small Business of the Month Award Reception– Wednesday August 6th at 5:30pm - Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building
    • Tippy Connect After Hours – Thursday August 7th at 5pm – Meals on Wheels: 635 N 36th St., Lafayette
    • Small Business Matters – Thursday August 14th at 8:30am – Jane’s Gourmet Deli featuring Sue Scott on "How to Market the Media"
    • Business After Hours - Wednesday August 20th at 5pm, Hosted by Twin City Dodge
    • Boiler Bridge Bash - Thursday August 21st from 8p to 10p on the John T Myers Pedestrian Bridge
    • Football Kickoff Luncheon - Friday August 22nd at 11:30am in the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms
    • Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival - Saturday August 23rd, 4p to Midnight Downtown Lafayette
    • Farmers Markets: May through October
      • Downtown Opening Day is Saturday May 3rd 7a- Noo
      • Purdue Market on the Memorial MallOpening Day is Thursday May 8th, 11a-3p
      • West Lafayette Market Opening Day is Wednesday, May 7th 4-7
        • Extended Hours June, July and August 4-8
    2014 Annual Events Dates: 
    -Annual Dinner September 17, 2014
    -Christmas Capitol of the Midwest December 6 & 7, 2014

     
     
    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. 
    (Excluding June)
    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.

     2013-14
    AWBO Board

    President

                  Tammy Foley

    President Elect                              Danielle Gaylord

    Treasurer        

                  Shirley Pence

    Vice-President Communications                    Open Seat

    Secretary    

                   Ashley Bigelow

    Membership

                   Amanda Snider
                   Linda Berryman

    Hospitality

                   Melony Ramsey
                Pam Rhode-Thalls
                   Joanne Webb

    Special Events                                Jenna Isch

    Programs

                   Danielle Gaylord
                    Jan French

    Contact Us:  
    Share Program Ideas
    ------------------
    3-Minute Spotlights Make a reservation to showcase your business by contacting Danielle Gaylord or Jan French.  
    Limit 2 per meeting

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    Membership and Renewal

    Membership renewals for the 2014-2015 season are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org or contact Amanda Snider or Linda Berryman.

     

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

           
           


       

        

  • July 01, 2014 10:37 PM | Anonymous
    Next meeting topic for Tuesday, July 8th at Noon:

    Guest Speak for July

    Tenecia Waddell 

    Join AWBO on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 12pm and hear Tenecia Waddell of the Purdue Police Department speak on

    “Safety in the Work Place”.


    Tenecia Waddell has been an officer with the Purdue Police Department since 2008, being the first Afro-American Woman on the force. Prior to Purdue, she was a corrections officer with the Tippecanoe County Sherriff's Department for seven years. Through her work in law enforcement and community service, she is an outstanding role model and mentor in the community. As an instructor of self-defense programs, she empowers and educates women and children to defend themselves and learn how to be safe.

    As a single mother of three boys, Tenecia balances family, work, education and volunteer activities. She received her Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice in May, 2014 with Cum Lade Academic Honors and Phi Theta Kappa Honors after putting her studies on hold to raise her sons. She loves instilling the importance of education and a balance of selflessness in her sons and also involves them in her volunteer efforts. She enjoys promoting healthy living and loves to bike!

     

    Her current volunteer activities include being Co-founder and Board Member of Delivering Smiles Tippecanoe (which raises money to assist local public safety employees in times of emergency need); Committee Member of the Ultimate Pink Party since 2012; Appointed Executive Board Member of the Purdue University Black Caucus of Faculty and Staff.

     

    Tenecia was named the YWCA's Woman of Innovation Honoree for 2014.

     

    Through her perseverance and dedication to her family, career and community, Tenecia has made a positive impact by being a role model of great ethics and integrity!


    July's 3-minute Spotlight:


    Amanda Snyder Metamorphic Fitness

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    From the President...

    Great Leaders are Students of Success

    What is your roll in business?  Whether your roll is to help others, create opportunity or make money, you need to have crystal clear purpose.  As a business owner you communicate, have a vision, are goal oriented.  You have created a strategic plan, have empathy, synergistic thinking and a time master.  Great leaders are students of success.  You understand that success is a verb and take action.
    As our marketplace evolves, your leadership and vision will create success!

    Wishing you all the best in your business ventures,
    Tammy Foley
    AWBO, President
    Empowering Women in Business


    News & Events
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    Summer Social follow up...
    On Tuesday, June 10th, 50 plus AWBO members and guests gathered at Adelino's for our Annual AWBO Summer Social. Our goal for the evening was to learn more about the women we see each month at our regular AWBO meetings as well as meet other professional women and promote the benefits of AWBO. I am happy to report, based on the feedback from those who attended, that we were successful in that mission. Finding time to develop meaningful professional relationships can be very difficult. A purposeful networking event is just the beginning and hopefully you have had opportunities to follow up with new contacts. 
    If you would like to see your Step & Repeat photo CLICK HERE

    -Danielle Gaylord

    Look! Your Message Goes Here
    AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) tokimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every month. You must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

    ------------------------------------------------------------

    Greater Lafayette Commerce in July

    • Small Business of the Month Award Reception – Wednesday, July 2nd at 5:30pm - Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building
    • Tippy Connect After Hours – Wednesday, July 2nd at 5pm – Meals on Wheels: 635 N 36th Street Lafayette
    • Business After Hours -Wednesday, July 16th at 5pm, Hosted by Huston Electric at The Outpost: 2501 Old. U.S. 231 Lafayette, IN 47909
    • Dancing in the Streets -Saturday, July 19, 2014 4pm to Midnight: Downtown Lafayette
    • Farmers Markets: May through October
      -Downtown Opening Day is Saturday May 3rd 7am to 12pm
      -Purdue Market on the Memorial Mall Opening Day is Thursday May 8th 11am to 3pm
      -West Lafayette Market Opening Day is Wednesday, May 7th 4-7pm
      -Extended Hours June, July August is 4-8pm
    2014 Annual Events Dates:
    Football Kickoff Luncheon August 22, 2014
    Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival August 23, 2014
    Annual Dinner September 17, 2014
    Christmas Capitol of the Midwest December 6 & 7, 2014


     

     
     
     
    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. (Excluding June)
    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.

  • June 02, 2014 9:26 PM | Anonymous
    Next meeting topic for Tuesday, June 10th at Noon:

    Summer Social

    Have you registered for this month's AWBO meeting...the Summer Social?  It's not too late!! Please take some time right now to click on the link and register.  We are going to have an amazing time with appetizers, drinks, networking and be prepared to "Step and Repeat" as your photos are taken!! Finally, forward the invite to your counterparts. 


    Click HERE to Register


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    From the President Elect...

    When invited to a "networking event", we do one of 2 things: 1) We meet the opportunity with full enthusiasm or 2) We schedule that root canal thinking that a visit to the dentist may be less painful than milling around a room full of confident business owners.  Truth is...and you have to admit it....we all fall somewhere in between. One reason networking can result in feelings of anxiety is because past experience informs us that 1) Overly aggressive characters really love to talk about themselves and we struggle to leave an impression and 2) We throw ourselves into the snake pit and there are no rules to follow - it's "Survival of the fittest".  

    On Tuesday, June 10th we will challenge that paradigm and hopefully establish a new standard for networking.  We promise not to tape anything to your backside for you to guess what cartoon character you are.  We will, however, create a platform that will foster quality conversations and relationship building, which is what we all want.  We will also enjoy fabulous wine, tapas and a few other treats will be planned for the evening (of course non-alcohol beverages will be available). 

    So, postpone that root canal, register for the AWBO Summer Social and share the invite with your counterparts.  As I always say..."You just never know how that new connection could impact your life and your business."

    Danielle Gaylord,
    AWBO President Elect Empowering Women in Business

    P.S.   June 3rd-June10th, AWBO will be collecting food for Food Finders Food Bank.  The barrel will be placed inside the doors at Adelino's entrance.  You and your coworkers  can drop nonperishable food items off all week.

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    Board Member Spotlight
    Linda Berryman

    Linda likes balancing stuff, down to the penny.  She takes this personally, because BBCS Payroll is her business. She started it in 1997 and through hard work, determination and investment in software, equipment and staff, BBCS has seen a 100-fold increase in payroll volume. But Linda is quick to share credit with her employees. “It’s really a team effort.”

    The origins of BBCS’s success go back over 30 years ago, when Linda began working in the accounting department of a local law firm.  Since 1997, Linda has put in years of long hours and has built her business from the ground up, “I had done payroll before, but it had gotten, and continues to get, more and more complex.” To prepare for the challenges, Linda became a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP).

    “I enjoy this forever-changing industry. The challenge is to keep ahead and become more efficient. We’ve invested a lot of energy and resources to develop procedures, people and get good technology – and it’s paid off.”

    Linda’s primary role at BBCS is handling tax compliance. She ensures the timely and accurate submission of all necessary reports and tax deposits for her clients. She also takes care of resolving any issues that come up. “I like making my clients lives easier, and removing these tax compliance headaches from them, is a great way to do it.”

    In 2007, BBCS moved into their current location on Veteran Memorial Parkway in the south end of Lafayette, IN.

    Linda is a member of the National American Payroll Association and the Lafayette APA chapter, where she has served as president and vice president. She is a member of Greater Lafayette Commerce, Better Business Bureau, AWBO and to the Lafayette Daybreak Rotary where she serves on their annual Toast to Mental Health fund raising committee. 

    News & Events
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    Hospitality News...
    A warm "thank you" to our guests who attended in May:

     Rhonda Feuer  Pampered Chef
     Alisa Morehouse  Wea Valley Masonry


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    Look! Your Message Goes Here
    AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) tokimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every month. You must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

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

    • Small Business of the Month Award Reception – Wednesday June 4th at 5:30pm - Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building.
    • Tippy Connect After Hours – Thursday June 5th at 5pm – Lafayette Bank & Trust, Community Room inside the Downtown Location: 250 Main Street inside the Renaissance Building.
    • Annual Golf Outing - Monday June 9th _ Birch Boilermaker Golf Complex.
    • Eggs N Issues Special Session – Tuesday June 10th at 7:30am - Hilton Garden Inn: “State Street Master Plan” presented by Eric Lucas and Beverly Shaw from MKSK as well as John Collier.
    • Small Business Matters - Thursday June 12th at 8am - Jane's Gourmet Deli: Speaker TBD.
    • Tippy Connect Top 10 Under 40 Awards Luncheon - Thursday June 12th at 11:30am - Lafayette Country Club.
    • Business After Hours Wednesday June 18th at 5pm - St. Mary Healthcare Center 2201 Cason Street.
    • Farmers Markets: May through October.
      •  Downtown Opening Day is Saturday May 3rd 7am to 12pm
      •  Purdue Market on the Memorial Mall Opening Day is Thursday May 8th 11am to 3pm
      • West Lafayette Market Opening Day is Wednesday, May 7th 4 to 7pm
        • Extended Hours June, July August is 4 to 8pm
    2014 Annual Events Dates:
    -Dancing in the Streets July 19, 2014
    -Football Kickoff Luncheon August 22, 2014
    -Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival August 23, 2014
    -Annual Dinner September 17, 2014
    -Christmas Capitol of the Midwest December 6 & 7, 2014

     

     
     
     
    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. (Excluding June)
    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.

       2013-14 AWBO Board

    President
       
               Tammy Foley

    President Elect                              Danielle Gaylord

    Treasurer        
                 
     Shirley Pence

    Vice-President Communications                            Open Seat

    Secretary    
                   Ashley Bigelow

    Membership
                   Amanda Snider
                   Linda Berryman

    Hospitality
                   
    Melony Ramsey
                Pam Rhode-Thalls
                   Joanne Webb

    Special Events                                Jenna Isch

    Programs
                   Danielle Gaylord
                    Jan French

    Contact Us:  
    Share Program Ideas:

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

    Membership and Renewal:

    Membership renewals for the 2014-2015 season are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org or contact Amanda Snider or Linda Berryman.

     

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

  • May 01, 2014 9:58 PM | Anonymous
    Next meeting topic for Tuesday, May 13th at Noon:

    The Feminine Roadmap for 

    Sustainable Success: 

    Nourishing your life while making a living

     

    Do punishing exercises and torturous diets result in frustration and despair? Has your relationship with food and your body been an emotional irritation, undermining your efforts to thrive? Julia Curry, Eating Psychology Coach, will explain how to integrate mind, emotions, body and spirit into your life in order to achieve balance and fulfillment. Julia will discuss strategies and nutrition principles that challenge your way of eating and weight and health management while factoring in relationships, family, work and sexuality.

     

    Julia Curry is an Eating Psychology Coach, Wellness Advocate and Speaker guiding women (and a few men) toward transforming their relationship with food, making peace with their bodies and discovering a more confident and joyful life.

     

    Julia graduated with a BA in Communications and went on to work with women in various ministry settings over the next 15 years. Along the way she studied nutrition and spiritual formation in pursuit of her own healing. Julia received formal training at The Institute or the Psychology of Eating, finding that her own struggles with emotional eating, anxiety and poor body image have been her best teachers.



    3 minute speaker:

    Tera Butz The Style Studio

    From the President...
    WHY are you in Business???

    The Spring Rush is in full gear... flowers blooming, grass to cut, family gatherings, sporting events, phone calls, emails, endless meetings and daily demands.  The balancing act of business and family can bring anxiety.  Remember WHY you are in business. 

    Your passion, dedication and job skills set you apart to be the best in the industry.  Take a moment for you to refresh, energize and engage life.  Would love to share a motivational book to keep you focused and your life in balance?  Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek.  Both books are highly recommend by another friend/business woman who shares her passion and "Why," in business.

    "To be truly successful, hire people who believe what you believe." by Simon Sinek.

    Be passionate about your WHY!
    Tammy Foley
    AWBO, President
    Empowering Women in Business




    Board Member Spotlight
    Jan French
    Jan French is owner of C factor Promotional Products & Gourmet Gift Baskets of Lafayette, IN. Jan has been in the industry since 2009, becoming owner in 2011 after 30 years in the Medical Industry. Jan has been married to her husband, Dave, for 32 years. They have two grown daughters and a grandson.  

    What is C factor? The "C" in C factor stands for your appreciated, happy and loyal client or customer. Since "it's not your customer's job to remember you", we make it easy for you to remember them!

    Catch your Customer's Eye! We help your company in a striking professional manner that will leave a lasting impression on those who do business with you.  Capture your Client's Attention! Our attractive arrangements and distinctive contents are certain to delight your recipient and make your name memorable and appreciated!  Consult with a Capable Expert! Whether it is an elegant, custom designed gift basket or a logo'd item that fits your company perfectly, we are there to assist you. Discover all that C factor can do to make your name memorable.

    We offer free consultations, personal service and lasting relationships.  Visit us at www.cfactorpromotional.com or on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and Pinterest.  Call us at 

    News & Events
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    Hospitality News...
    A warm "thank you" to our guests who attended in April:

     Becky Risch  Coldwell Bank Shook
     Susan Lopez  Lafayette Hearing Center
     Rhea Nowling  BeautiControl
     Amisha Shah  Bricks 4 Kidz
     Yvone Renz  Telegraphics Inc.
     Dorrie Henderson  Cartridge World
     Paige Beamer  Body By Vi
     Beth Plantenga  Tippecanoe Memorial Garden


    A BIG welcome to our newest members:


     Julia Curry
     Eating Psychology Coach & Wellness Consulting LLC
     Deb Plue         Consolidated Insurance Service Inc.


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    Summer Social

    Thank you for taking the time to complete the Survey Monkey this January.  We greatly appreciate your input and are happy to respond to the overwhelming request for a Networking Event. 

    We have an exciting evening planned for you and are wrapping up the final details now. In the meantime, mark your calendar, put your "sharing shoes" on and look forward to learning more about your fellow AWBO members. 


    Event Details:

    Networking Event 

    When:           Tuesday, June 10- 5:30- 7:30

    Price:            $25.00 per person

    Where:         Adelino’s Ballroom & Banquet

                         12 N 3rd Street, Lafayette, IN 47901

                         Ballroom & Banquet – 2nd floor

                         (Parking available on Columbia & 2nd)


    Register Online Click Here

    Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Finders Food Bank


    STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS COMING TO YOU SOON!!


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    Look! Your Message Goes Here
    AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) tokimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every month. You must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

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    Greater Lafayette Commerce in May

    Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

    • Tippy Connect After Hours -- Thursday May 1 at 5pm – Ivy Tech Community College, Downtown Location: 250 Main Street inside the Renaissance Building
    • Small Business of the Month Award Reception -- Wednesday May 7th at 5:30pm - Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building
    • Lemonade Day -- Saturday May 17th 11am to 3pm, Community Wide
    • Lemonade Day’s After Party -- Saturday May 17th 3pm to 6pm at Arni’s in Market Square
    • Small Business Matters  -- Thursday May 8th at 8am at Jane's Gourmet Deli: Speaker TBD
    • Business After Hours Wednesday -- May 21st at 5pm, Holiday Inn Express
    • Industrial Luncheon -- Friday May 16th at 11:30am, Sylvia’s Brick Oven: Learn about new resources available to help accelerate business growth with Scott Hutcheson, PhD Assistant Director, Purdue Center for Regional Development
    • Farmers Markets: May through October
      -Downtown Opening Day is Saturday May 3rd 7am to Noon
      -Purdue Market on the Memorial Mall Opening Day is Thursday May 8th 11am to 3pm
      -West Lafayette Market -- Opening Day is Wednesday, May 7th 4 to 7pm
      -Extended Hours -- June, July & August is 4 to 8pm
    2014 Annual Events Dates:
    Golf Outing June 9, 2014
    Dancing in the Streets July 19, 2014
    Football Kickoff Luncheon August 22, 2014
    Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival August 23, 2014
    Annual Dinner September 17, 2014
    Christmas Capitol of the Midwest December 6 & 7, 2014

     

     
     
     
    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. (Excluding June)
    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.

       2013-14 AWBO Board

    President
       
               Tammy Foley

    President Elect                              Danielle Gaylord

    Treasurer        
                 
     Shirley Pence

    Vice-President Communications                            Open Seat

    Secretary    
                   Ashley Bigelow

    Membership
                   Amanda Snider
                   Linda Berryman

    Hospitality
                   
    Melony Ramsey
                Pam Rhode-Thalls
                   Joanne Webb

    Special Events                                Jenna Isch

    Programs
                   Danielle Gaylord
                    Jan French

    Contact Us:  
    Share Program Ideas:

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

    Membership and Renewal:

    Membership renewals for the 2014-2015 season are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org or contact Amanda Snider or Linda Berryman.

     

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

  • April 01, 2014 8:24 PM | Anonymous
    Next meeting topic for Tuesday, April 8th at Noon:

    Social Media: 

    How to use it for your business

    Confused by all the latest in Social Media? Which is best? Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, Pinterest, just to name a few? Join AWBO on Tuesday, April 8th as we welcome Marci Morin as she explains how social media is a good thing to use as a tool for marketing, connecting and more for your business. We look forward to seeing you at MCL Cafeteria at 11:30am for lunch and networking with our program starting at 12pm.


    Marci Morin, Account Executive at Olsten Staffing Services, began her interest with social media on Twitter. She’s been involved with numerous social media campaigns including GLC’s Dancing in the Streets, Olsten Staffing, and Stylish Organization by RachelMae. She’s also implemented Social Media Marketing for many organizations. She understands the power of social media and how it can help impact a business or organization. With Marci’s love of helping people and her community, we are pleased to haveher share her knowledge of social media!


    3 minute speaker:

    Susan Benedict  Design Alternatives



    From the President...
    Come and have some FUN!

    You are invited to attend the Chamber Business Expo on April 3rd at the Four Points by Sheraton. Take advantage of networking events such as Coffee Connect and the Business After Hours. Our AWBO Booth at the Expo will distribute Invites for the Summer Social to our many prospective members. Come by the AWBO booth and say "Hello" and feel free to join us in the fun!

    All the best,
    Tammy Foley
    AWBO, President

    Empowering Women in Business






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    Board Member Spotlight
    Ashley Bigelow

    "Your home is a major investment. All of its nuances, quirks, and things that go "thump" in the night give your home its unique character. Links Residential Property Management, LLC (Links RPM)  studies your home and gives it the individualized attention it-and you-deserve."

    Ashley came up with this idea as she saw her own parents aging and needing assistance with the care of their home.  "I know they are not unique, and that there are lots of folks out there in a similar situation. Additionally, my mother-in-law lives in South Carolina, and my husband, her only child, worries about her ability to care for her house - he wishes there was someone in her area he could communicate with and be assured that her house is safe and well maintained."

    My goal is to team up with homeowners so that they can live in their own lives as long a possible without the hassle of actually maintaining the home.  I oversee the care of the home, allowing homeowners the freedom to relax and spend time doing what they enjoy: living life.  "Peace of mind is what our company is all about."
    News & Events
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    Hospitality News...
    A warm "thank you" to our guests who attended in March:

                Michelle Andrew       JF and Company

                Amisha Shah              Bricks 4 Kidz

                Yvone Renz                Teragraphics, Inc.

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    Summer Social

    Thank you for taking the time to complete the Survey Monkey this January.  We greatly appreciate your input and are happy to respond to the overwhelming request for a Networking Event. 

    We have an exciting evening planned for you and are wrapping up the final details now. In the meantime, mark your calendar, put your "sharing shoes" on and look forward to learning more about your fellow AWBO members. 


    Event Details:

    Networking Event 

    When:           Tuesday, June 10- 5:30- 7:30

    Price:      $25.00 per person

    Where:          Adelino’s Ballroom & Banquet

                          112 N 3rd Street, Lafayette, IN 47901

                          Ballroom & Banquet – 2nd floor

                          (Parking available on Columbia & 2nd)


    Register Online Click Here

    Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Finders Food Bank


    STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS COMING TO YOU SOON!! 

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    A Follow-Up from Susan Hychka, Purdue University, CCO
    Susan Hychka from Purdue University, Center for Career Opportunities (CCO) spoke to AWBO members in March about "Connecting with CCO and Finding Student Employees and Interns". Susan asked that we share the following information with you given the discussion surrounding paid or free internships. 

    Indiana INTERNnet has partnered with Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) to better match students and employers to maximize each student's academic success and career achievement and to assist employers in finding the perfect fit for their team. EARN Indiana will provide matching funds up to 50% to eligible Indiana employers for hiring and compensating qualifying interns.


    Learn more about EARN here: http://indianaintern.net/earn_info 

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    Chamber Business Expo - April 3rd
    The Chamber Business Expo will be hosted by Four Points by Sheraton from 10:00am to 4:00pm on April 3rd. AWBO will feature a booth in the Expo this year to recruit NEW membership and provide you with networking opportunities. There are several networking opportunities you may consider attending: 
    • Coffee Connect from 8:30 to 9:30 - This is a Vendor to Vendor Networking event held in the atrium of the Sheraton hotel.
    • Business After Hours from 5pm to 7pm - Join Tippy Connect Young Professionals for their monthly networking after hours and Tailgate lounge inside of Four Point by Sheraton.
    There will be free WiFi Service provided by Wintek the day of the event for those who are working our booth. Guest shuttle service is open to the public from 10am to 5pm provided by Express Air Coach. See you there!
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    Missing You!
    Pam Rhode-Thalls, we are all thinking of you  as you are going through this hard time.  We are sending you all the best as you recover from surgery and can't wait to see your beautiful face back at AWBO!!!
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    Look! Your Message Goes Here
    AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) tokimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every month. You must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    Greater Lafayette Commerce in April


    • Small Business of the Month Award Reception – Wednesday April 2nd at 5:30pm - Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building
    • Business Expo – Thursday April 3rd at 10am to 4pm - Four Points by Sheraton
    • Tippy Connect After Hours – Thursday April 3 at 4pm – At the Expo, Four Points by Sheraton
    • Eggs N Issues - Tuesday, April 8th at 7:30am - Hilton Garden Inn West Lafayette: “Legislative Wrap-Up by the State Elected Officials.”
    • Small Business Matters - Thursday April 10 at 8am - Jane's Gourmet Deli: “Beth Carroll, founder of SmallShopper.com and Entrepreneurship and Innovation Instructor at Purdue University, will present how to increase your online presence.”
    • Career Technical Awards – Tuesday April 15th at 6pm - Ivy Tech Community College.
    • Business After Hours - Wednesday April 16th at 5pm - The Fountain Trust Company Ferry Street.
    • Industrial Luncheon – Friday April 18th at 11:30am - Sylvia’s Brick Oven: “Speaker TBD”
    • Matchbox Grand Opening Press Conference – Friday April 18th at 10am
    • Golden Apple Banquet – Tuesday April 29th at 6pm - Best Western
    Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:
    • Align Life, Friday April 4th at 3:30pm
    • Crossroad Motorsports LLC, Thursday April 17th at 10am

    2014 Annual Events Dates:
    Lemonade Day May 17, 2014
    Golf Outing June 9, 2014
    Dancing in the Streets July 19, 2014
    Football Kickoff Luncheon August 22, 2014
    Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival August 23, 2014
    Annual Dinner September 17, 2014
    Christmas Capitol of the Midwest December 6 & 7, 2014

     

     
     
     
    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. (Excluding June)
    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.

       2013-14 AWBO Board

    President
       
               Tammy Foley

    President Elect                              Danielle Gaylord

    Treasurer        
                 
     Shirley Pence

    Vice-President Communications                            Open Seat

    Secretary    
                   Ashley Bigelow

    Membership
                   Amanda Snider
                   Linda Berryman

    Hospitality
                   
    Melony Ramsey
                Pam Rhode-Thalls
                   Joanne Webb

    Special Events                                Jenna Isch

    Programs
                   Danielle Gaylord
                    Jan French

    Contact Us:  
    Share Program Ideas:

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

    Membership and Renewal:

    Membership renewals for the 2014-2015 season are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org or contact Amanda Snider or Linda Berryman.

     

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

  • March 05, 2014 9:06 PM | Anonymous
    Next meeting topic for Tuesday, March 11th at Noon:

    Need a Staff or Intern? 

    Find out what CCO has to offer

     

    This year we have learned about “generational differences” and how to “connect the dots” within the workplace. Now it is time to move forward with what we have learned and connect with one of the greatest resources available to us as local women business owners - Purdue University.

     

    There are thousands of young, educated, eager to work individuals pouring into the workforce every year.  Student interns and newly graduated from Purdue University are ready to share their skills and experience in a professional environment. Why toss a ‘help wanted’ out into the ether when you can target your search to a specific group of qualified individuals? Their fresh perspective and understanding of technology may speak directly to a need you may have.

     

    Susan Hychka, Associate Director of the Center for Career Opportunities (CCO), Purdue University, will share with AWBO members the many ways in which the CCO can assist employers with their recruitment and hiring needs. Who knows…this link may be where your next best intern or staff person is found.


    3 minute speakers:

    Susan Benedict           Design Alternatives


    Linda Gloyeske           Wildtree


    From the President...
    AWBO OPPORTUNITIES

    AWBO is here to empower Women in Business. Our AWBO Board of Directors published a booklet that includes: Your Contact Information, Calendar of Events and How to Distribute Information, about YOU!  Take advantage of the opportunity to shine. Sign up for a 3- Minute Spotlight, participate in Business Card Sharing, be our next Newsletter Spotlight. Your booklet will be available at our Membership Meeting on Tuesday at MCL Cafeteria. 

    March Madness is here... How will you make it your "Best of the Best", and not be left behind???  Your passion, your energy, sets you apart from your competition.   Believe and YOU will succeed!

    All the best,
    Tammy Foley
    AWBO, President
    Empowering Women in Business






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    Board Member Spotlight
    Joanne Webb

    When Joanne Webb graduated from University of Maine, she left with a strong desire to follow Jesus Christ. It's been quite a trip! Cancer Research in Boston. Airline Stewardess. Getting teacher credentials for Biology from University of Washington. Living in Missouri to work with the Navigators Christian Ministry.  Marrying Dan. Having 3 creative children. Working at Purdue. Business Woman for 35 years. Being a part of Reformed Presbyterian Church family. Keeping in shape. Being artsy.  Loving to be involved in changing lives. 

    Joanne Webb is passionate about being a part of helping others accomplish what God has given them to be. She uses her Shaklee business to help men and women gain their max from their body and life. She has been helping her Shaklee customers for 35 years to gain more vibrancy and  energy, to slim their size of girth naturally, to stay younger longer, to have healthier babies, to build stronger physiques, to have healthier homes and to  empower families to be all that they want to be. 

    For 57 years, Shaklee continues to make good on their promise of Always Safe, Always Works, Always Green.  And never a recall: Shaklee is known for the safest nutritional products on the market which has led 116 Shaklee Athletes to win an Olympic metal. Shaklee has over 100 peer review published studies. Shaklee research gives us tomorrow's products today.   
    What Shaklee is About: www.BeYoungNOW.biz 
    For losing the Jiggly stuff: www.tangogirl.myshaklee180.com

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    News & Events
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    Hospitality News...

    WELCOME to to our meetings!!

    We are the HOSPITALITY LADIES…Melony Ramsey of RamZs Emporium, Pam Rhode-Thalls, Senior Sales Director with Mary Kay, and Joanne Webb, Taking Inches Away with Shaklee Nutrition. 

    Each month we greet you wholeheartedly, have you sign in and seat you with a friend! We keep track of our GUESTS by giving them a follow-up call once they visit. We keep a record of who are the new members (we want them to get their AWBO name tag). We love our responsibility because it gives us an opportunity to become familiar with all the women who come to learn from other women business owners. 

    Our newest member is: 
    Karen Bemier            Follow the Child Montessori

    "Thank you" to our visitor:
    Linde Binford            Builders Association of Greater                                                                Lafayette

    Thank you to all who braved the weather in February!!

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    "Thank you" from Pam Rhode-Thalls...
    I wanted to let all you girls know how blessed I am to be a part of the AWBO family.  After we found out that my cancer has returned, I have received text's, gotten card's and my inbox has been flooded with emails of encouragement.  This past month has been hard and trying, but I know that there is going to be a better outcome that will come of this.  My God is bigger than this cancer and I will beat it!

    Please keep me in your prayers...I will take them all!  
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    Look! Your Message Goes Here
    AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) tokimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every month. You must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    Greater Lafayette Commerce in March

    • Small Business of the Month Award Reception – Wednesday, March 5th at 5:30pm - Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building
    • Tippy Connect After Hours – Thursday, March 6th at 5pm - Purdue Federal Credit Union 1551 Win Hentschel Blvd West Lafayette
    • Eggs N Issues – Tuesday, March 11th at 7:30am – Hilton Garden Inn West Lafayette – “Next Steps and Scary Facts: A Look at the Future of Human Capital Management  in 2015” with Karl Ahlrichs, SPHR
    • Business After Hours – Wednesday, March 19th at 5pm – The Long Center for the Preforming Arts, 111 N. 6th Street Lafayette
    • Industrial Luncheon – Friday, March 21st at 11:30am – Sylvia’s Brick Oven – Company updated on Swift Fuels with Chris D’Acosta
    Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:
    • Studio B Dance and Fitness – Thursday, March 13th at 3:30pm, 736 N 9th St. Lafayette, Grand Opening Celebration

    2014 Annual Events Dates
    Business Expo April 3, 2014
    Career Technical Awards April 15, 2014
    Golden Apple Awards April 29, 20114
    Lemonade Day May 17, 2014
    Golf Outing June 9, 2014
    Dancing in the Streets July 19, 2014
    Football Kickoff Luncheon August 22, 2014
    Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival August 23, 2014
    Annual Dinner September 17, 2014
    Christmas Capitol of the Midwest December 6 & 7, 2014

     

     
     
     
    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. (Excluding June)
    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.

       2013-14 AWBO Board

    President
       
               Tammy Foley

    President Elect                              Danielle Gaylord

    Treasurer        
                 
     Shirley Pence

    Vice-President Communications                            Open Seat

    Secretary    
                   Ashley Bigelow

    Membership
                   Amanda Snider
                   Linda Berryman

    Hospitality
                   
    Melony Ramsey
                Pam Rhode-Thalls
                   Joanne Webb

    Special Events                                Jenna Isch

    Programs
                   Danielle Gaylord
                    Jan French

    Contact Us:  
    Share Program Ideas:

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

    Membership and Renewal:

    Membership renewals for the 2014-2015 season are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org or contact Amanda Snider or Linda Berryman.

     

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

           
     
  • February 01, 2014 7:40 AM | Anonymous
    Next meeting topic for Tuesday, February 11th at Noon:
    Connecting The Dots At Work
    Now that we have learned about the “Generations at Work” how do we put it all together, or connect those dots, at the work place? 

    We are happy to have Sana Booker as our February guest
    speaker.  Sana works as a Life Coach and Human Resource Management Consultant with experience in “Connecting the Dots” for both internal and external customers.  Sana will be discussing “Connecting the Dots” of differences, strengths and weaknesses that assist to promote collaboration and business partnerships.

    As a former Director of a non-profit organization and a Chamber of Commerce Director, Sana is comfortable working with small business leaders, women in business and a diverse workforce. She holds a BA in Political Science and a MS in Human Resource Management and has over 25 years of experience in building strong work relationships. She currently consults with small businesses of 50 or less employees in the areas of Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Leadership Training, Reward Programs, Retention and Staff Change. Bridging the talents of different age groups allows opportunity for mutual personal and professional growth.

    3 minute speakers:

    Julia Curry       Eating Psychology Coach & Wellness                                               Consultant

    Jan French      C factor Promotional Products &                                             Gourmet Gift Baskets


    From the President...
    Invite a Friend

    Thank you for your dedication in AWBO. Our Programs Committee has exciting speakers each month to make you/your business more successful.  Your membership in AWBO is important, as our organization works on the mission to Empower Women Business Owners for today and tomorrow.  Your outreach, to invite other Women Business Owners to visit our membership meeting, is vital in the growth of our organization.  Please feel free to invite guests to join us at MCL Cafeteria the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

    Winter has brought many challenges this past month to our businesses, family and friends.  Take advantage of the down time to follow up on leads, update your contact list and update your business plan for 2014.  Organization and procedures today will make you more productive in the busy months to come.

    Best wishes,
    Tammy Foley
    AWBO, President
    Empowering Women in Business






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    Board Member Spotlight
    Amanda Snider

    Amanda Snider is AWBO’s Co-Vice President of Membership, this year. She is a NASM certified personal trainer and the owner of Metamorphic Fitness. Amanda is originally from the small town of Three Oaks, Michigan and came to the Lafayette area to attend Purdue University.She 
    graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and completed her master’s degree in 2006 in Health and Kinesiology, specializing in Sport and Exercise Psychology. She started Metamorphic Fitness, an all-women’s personal training studio, in 2009.

    Below are some common questions that Amanda has been asked regarding her fitness business:

    Q: What makes Metamorphic Fitness different from other gyms/ fitness centers?

    A: Metamorphic is an all-women’s facility with female certified personal trainers only. It is an inviting place where women need not feel self-conscious as they might at a large fitness facility.
    Metamorphic is about more than just working out though. I want every woman who comes in to be able to translate what she has learned into a lifestyle change where her whole family can benefit.

    Q: Where are all the fitness machines?

    A: I don’t need them! When I was working in a crowded gym, I would take my client over to a small corner with nothing but a pair of dumbbells and give her an amazing workout. This is where I first discovered the benefits of functional and bodyweight training. All of my training focuses on engaging the core in order to perform the movement, which produces good results because you are always working the core. It is also inexpensive, and I can teach my client a workout she can do anywhere.

    Q: Who is your typical client?

    A: Women who want more accountability and do not want the typical gym environment. I offer two types of services: personal training and small group training. My small group training is
    increasingly popular with the 20s to early 30s age group, while my personal training is more popular with women in their 50s and older.

    Q: What do you love about being a personal trainer?

    A: I typically meet my clients when they have reached one of the lowest points in their lives.  Sometimes my services are a last resort for these women after they have tried everything else
    without success. They are often unhappy with their weight, insecure, and ready for change. I love when I can help empower this woman to feel strong and confident through the physical and
    mental transformation of a healthy lifestyle. I can almost see her light up from the inside when she realizes that anything is possible.

    If you would like to know more about Metamorphic Fitness, please visit metamorphicfitness.com or contact Amanda Snider at 
    765-543-1259.
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    News & Events
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    A BIG Welcome and News for New Members!

    AWBO would like to extend a welcome to our new members:

                   Diana Isbell        Diana Isbell & Co.

                   Tera Butz           The Style Studio


    There will be a New Member Orientation at 11:30am, before the February 11th meeting.  This is a good time to know what we do here at AWBO, and helps us to get acquainted with you and your business.

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    Our Best Wishes to SUSAN BENEDICT
    As many of you know, Susan Benedict resigned from the President's seat in December 2013, due to the catastrophic loss of her home and business. 

    We look forward to seeing your NEW home and OFFICE when it is built, Susan! AWBO wishes you all the best in your journey of rebuilding, and "Thank You" for your years served on the Board of Directors to make AWBO a great place!
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    Survey Reminder
    Thank you, to those who participated in the membership survey. The feedback has been very helpful!  If it slipped your mind, please take an opportunity now. Thank you in advance. 
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    Cary Home for Girls

    Hats off to our Chairman, Jenna Isch and her committee for a successful Holiday Raffle and Auction held this past December. The 100% of the proceeds from the Holiday Action and Raffle benefit the Cary Home for Girls. It is with great pleasure that the AWBO Board of Directors will present $3,500 to the girls this year.

    THANK YOU AWBO FOR OPENING YOUR HEARTS TO BENEFIT OTHERS!

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    Look! Your Message Goes Here
    AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) tokimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every month. You must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

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    Greater Lafayette Commerce in February

    Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar
    • Small Business of the Month Award Reception – Wednesday February 5th at 5:30pm - Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building
    • Tippy Connect After Hours – Thursday February 6th at 5pm - Tri-N-Run 13 N. Earl Ave - Marjean Village, Lafayette.
    • Eggs N Issues – Tuesday February 11th at 7:30am – Hilton Garden Inn West Lafayette – “Business and Personal Property Taxes” A Panel discussion led by PU Professor Larry DeBore from the School of Agriculture.
    • Business After Hours – Wednesday February 19th at 5pm -Keller Williams Realty 3928 McCarty Ln., Suite A Lafayette (Cascada Business Park).
    • Industrial Luncheon – Friday February 21st at 11:30am – Sylvia’s Brick Oven – “State of the cities and county,” Mayors John Dennis & Tony Roswarski along with County Commissioner John Knochel.
    Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:
    • Saint Anthony Health Care – February 19 at 2pm, 25th Anniversary and 10K Clients Served Celebration
    2014 Annual Events Dates:
    Washington DC Business Delegation Trip February 26th to 28th
    Business Expo April 3, 2014
    Career Techincal Awards April 15, 2014
    Golden Apple Awards April 29, 20114
    Lemonade Day May 17, 2014
    Golf Outing June 9, 2014
    Dancing in the Streets July 19, 2014
    Football Kickoff Luncheon August 22, 2014
    Uptown Jazz and Blues Festival August 23, 2014
    Annual Dinner September 17, 2014
    Christmas Capitol of the Midwest December 6 & 7, 2014

     

     
     
     
    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. (Excluding June)
    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.

       2013-14 AWBO Board

    President
       
               Tammy Foley

    President Elect                              Danielle Gaylord

    Treasurer        
                 
     Shirley Pence

    Vice-President Communications                            Open Seat

    Secretary    
                   Ashley Bigelow

    Membership
                   Amanda Snider
                   Linda Berryman

    Hospitality
                   
    Melony Ramsey
                Pam Rhode-Thalls
                   Joanne Webb

    Special Events                                Jenna Isch

    Programs
                   Danielle Gaylord
                    Jan French

    Contact Us:  
    Share Program Ideas:

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

    Membership and Renewal:

    Membership renewals for the 2014-2015 season are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org or contact Amanda Snider or Linda Berryman.

     

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

     
     

     

  • January 08, 2014 1:39 PM | Anonymous
    Next meeting topic for Tuesday, January 14th at Noon:
    Generational Differences
     
    Do you find it hard to work with younger employees? Do you get tired of the old guys telling what you “should” be doing? How do you handle the generations in the work place? To find out the answers to these questions and more, come hear our January guest speaker, Robby Slaughter, as he enlightens us on this topic.  Lunch on your own starts at 11:30am with the meeting starting at 12pm to give our guest plenty of time to share his insights and answer our questions.

    Robby Slaughter is a workflow and
    productivity expert. He is a nationally known speaker on topics related to personal productivity, corporate efficiency and employee engagement. Robby is the founder of AccelaWork, a company which provides speakers and consultants to a wide variety of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, regional non-profits, small businesses and individual entrepreneurs.

    Robby has written numerous articles for national magazines and has over one hundred published articles. Robby is also the author of several books, including Failure: The Secret to Success. He has also been interviewed by international news outlets including the Wall Street Journal. Robby’s newest book is The How-To Guide for Generations at Work.


    From the President...
    My Fellow Board Members,
     
    It is with a heavy, heavy heart and many tears that I need to resign as President.  The events of November 17th's tornado taking my home and office have pushed we well past overload.
     
    I had such a pile of dreams this year that I need to shelve, at least for now.  Can't thank you enough for being there for me personally and professionally even before the storm, let alone how you stepped up to the plate immediately after the storm!  Words will never be able to describe my gratitude.
     
    AWBO needs a leader who is there mentally and physically and I just can't be that right now. Thank you for understanding. 
     
    Thanks to each and everyone of you for stepping up to the plate in the name of AWBO.

    Susan Benedict
    Empowering Women in Business





    Becky

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    News & Events
    Special Thanks...

    Thank you to all who were a part of the 2013 AWBO Holiday Auction and Drawing.  Through your hard work, donations, ticket purchases and bidding, we were able to raise more than $2600 for the Cary Home.  This donation will go a long way to help purchase supplies, clothing and other needs for the kids that the Cary Home helps.  Thank you for making this event such a great success. 

    Jenna Isch 
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    Is Your Photo Posted on the Website? 
    Many times guests would like to connect with someone they met at our AWBO monthly meeting. But by the time they get back to the office the name may be "gone".  Is your photo posted on the website? Please use this tool to your advantage. We recently found at least two members who had downloaded their photo, but a setting was not allowing it to post.

    Please contact Becky Risch if you are having problems getting your photo to post correctly.  Or, if you don't have a current photo, please let us know as well-might be time to have Michael Dick (photographer) return.
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    Look! Your Message Goes Here
    AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) tokimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every month. You must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

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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. (Excluding June)
    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.

       2013-14 AWBO Board

    President
       
                Open Seat

    President Elect                                Open Seat

    Treasurer        
                 
     Shirley Pence

    Vice-President Communications                            Open Seat

    Secretary    
                Ashley Bigelow

    Membership
               Amanda Snider
             Linda Berryman

    Hospitality
               
    Melony Ramsey
            Pam Rhode-Thalls
                   Joanne Webb

    Special Events                                 Jenna Isch

    Programs
           
              Tamara Cox
              Danielle Gaylord
                       Jan French

    Contact Us:  
    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 Amanda Snider, or Linda Berryman.

     

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

  • December 04, 2013 6:42 AM | Anonymous


    Next meeting topic for Tuesday, December 10th at Noon:
    AWBO Holiday 
    Auction & Drawing
     
    The Holiday Auction and Drawing is coming up fast!!  It's the holiday season and that means time for the annual AWBO Holiday Auction and Drawing.  Please join us on Tuesday December 10th from 11:30 to 1:00 at the MCL Restaurant and Bakery in West Lafayette.  Invite your friends, family, employees and clients to celebrate the holiday season.  All proceeds from the Holiday Auction and Drawing benefit the Cary Home. 
     
    Also if you still want to donate or help with the event please contact Jenna Isch at jisch@farmersagent.com

    From the President...
    It's almost time for AWBO's annual benefit auction for Cary Girls Home located on 18th Street in Lafayette.  Our president, Susan Benedict, asked me to tell you a little bit about it.  Our goal, through this auction, is to present the home with a nice amount that will supply the needs of the young girls who might find themselves uprooted from their homes very abruptly.  There are currently 3 girls there but that number can change daily.    

    The workers love to have people go in and work with the girls making crafts (which I love to do) and other skills to encourage them.  I know the money that will be raised, will go for paper, markers, paint, glue and other art/crafting supplies.  But many times the home runs low, or completely out on vital items such as clothes, winter coats, shoes, toiletries and backpacks.  Let's set them up with what they need, and some want's, for the girls at Cary Girls Home!! 

    Please mark it on your calendar, bring a purse full of money or your checkbook and don't miss this action packed event full of exciting things. 

    Melony Ramsey
    AWBO Hospitality Vice President
    Empowering Women in Business





    Becky

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    News & Events
    Committee News...
    This is Melony Ramsey reporting for the AWBO Hospitality Committee which includes Pam Rhode-Thalls and Joanne Webb.

    We want to thank Zandra Barker, Kim Ringler and Julia Curry for being our guests at the November meeting.  We invite you to return to our spectacular December Charity event to earn money for Cary Girls Home.  

    Women Business owners can visit AWBO luncheons 2 times but we hope you will want to become members after that so you can enjoy the benefits of listening to inspirational, informative speakers, communicating with other business owners and gleaning tips that will help you with your business. 

    We also had 6 more members renew at the meeting.  Don't forget to pay your dues so you don't miss out on upcoming events.
     --From the Hospitality Committee

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    Keeping off the inches during the Holidays of interest?? 
    Shaklee 180 takes your shape in a whole new direction.  Keep your muscle. Lose only the jiggly stuff. See WWW.TANGOGIRL.SHAKLEE180.COM . Tating events every Tuesday at 6:15pm in Joanne Webb's home. RSVP: 765-474-5429.

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    Is Your Photo Posted on the Website? 
    Many times guests would like to connect with someone they met at our AWBO monthly meeting. But by the time they get back to the office the name may be "gone".  Is your photo posted on the website? Please use this tool to your advantage. We recently found at least two members who had downloaded their photo, but a setting was not allowing it to post.

    Please contact Becky Risch or Susan Benedict if you are having problems getting your photo to post correctly.  Or, if you don't have a current photo, please let us know as well-might be time to have Michael Dick (photographer) return.

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    Programs Information...
    In January, we are delighted to bring Robby Slaughter from AccelaWork located in  Indianapolis  to speak. Robby is author of “The How-To Guide for Generations at Work”.  Individuals of all ages can be productive through a new perspective on age and experience. Robby will discuss just how we can do that.
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    Look! Your Message Goes Here
    AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) tokimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every month. You must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

    Want to advertise a general product special or news item of your choice? AWBO members are welcome to distribute tabletop fliers at our monthly meetings and/or register for an upcoming 3-minute spotlight. 

    Please note: We reserve the right to edit or limit any form of marketing in keeping with the integrity of our membership and our meetings. AWBO does not share, or allow the use of its email distribution list for non-AWBO sponsored events. 

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    Greater Lafayette Commerce in December
    Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar 
    • Small Business of the Month Reception - Lafayette Savings Bank MAIN BRANCH Location – Wednesday, December 4th – 5:00pm
    • Dickens of a Christmas/Christmas Parade – Downtown Lafayette – Saturday December 7th 10a to 6pm and Sunday December 8th at 2pm 
    • Eggs N Issues – Hilton Garden Inn – Tuesday, December 10th – 7:30am - National Guard as they speak about their Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Office (ESGR) and the Hero2Hired Program.
    • Small Business Matters – Jane’s Deli – Thursday, December 12th – 11:30am – Topic TBD
    • Business After Hours – Hot Box Pizza – Wednesday, December 18th – 5:00pm
    Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:
    • Excel Center/Goodwill Education Initiatives: Thursday, December 5th at 4:00pm, grand opening
    Other Information:
    The GLC office will be closed the following dates for the December Holidays:
    • Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th
    • Tuesday, December 31st and Wednesday, January 1, 2014
    Special Message from Joe Seaman CEO/President of GLC:“Wishing all ABWO Members a safe and happy holiday season!! This community deserves celebration after a record breaking 2013 with over 1 Billion Dollars of Capital Investments. How blessed we are! Thank you for running businesses that help take this community from Good to GREAT!”

           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. (Excluding June) 
      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.

         2013-14 AWBO Board

      President 
         
                Susan Benedict

      President Elect                                Open Seat

      Treasurer         
                   
       Shirley Pence

      Vice-President Communications                            Open Seat

      Secretary     
                  Ashley Bigelow

      Membership 
                 Amanda Snider 
               Linda Berryman

      Hospitality 
                 
      Melony Ramsey 
              Pam Rhode-Thalls 
                     Joanne Webb

      Special Events                                 Jenna Isch

      Programs 
             
                Tamara Cox 
                Danielle Gaylord 
                         Jan French

      Contact Us:  
      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 Amanda Snider, or Linda Berryman.
       
       

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

             
             
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