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  • 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. 

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    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. 

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    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





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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





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    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.

             
             
    • November 05, 2013 9:17 AM | Anonymous
      Next meeting topic for Tuesday, November 12th at Noon:
      Moneyball Panel 

      AWBO's book review panels have always been wonderful, yet challenging. Join us for an engaging conversation as we 'switch it up' and change from book to movie.

      Sports metaphors are often used in a business setting to emphasize a point.  For example, “Go for the gold”, “keep your eye on the ball” and  “knock it out of the park” are references we identify with striving for a successful outcome.

      What if the business scenario is less than desirable? What if your business needs to make a “game change” or “put in another player”?  Do you “come out swinging” or prefer to “sit on the bench”?  We will discuss these questions and deeper business related points highlighted in the movie Moneyball for AWBO Programs on November 12th.

      We hope to hit a 'grand slam' with November programming. There is 1 MAJOR message to pick up on.  Let’s see who will “take the ball and run with it”.

       

      3-minute spotlight

      • Kerri Wagner, Bark Avenue Day Spa
      • Cindy Metzger, Tre'vo

      From the President...

      I am thankful for women who are warriors-women who have paved the way for us to put the female demographic on a more level playing field.  Women who suffered personal pain to allow us to  live in a free country, women who have lowered the glass ceiling.

      Think about those women, brave enough to blindly follow their husbands to cross the ocean on a ship-there was no questioning the decision back then- it's what you did: you followed your husband.  There was no guarantee the ship would even make it to the new world!  The movie "Abraham Lincoln" quickly points out how absurd the idea was to men that Women and Blacks should ever to able to vote.

      Fast forward 200 years later.  The Suffragettes made it possible for us to be able to vote.  These women put their health, mental well-being and character on the line within society.  I think of Rosa Parks who bravely stood her ground by not relinquishing her bus seat, knowing a trip to the jailhouse was eminent. 

      When I started my career in the 8O's, talk of breaking the glass ceiling was all you heard about.  I'm thankful for those women who have selfishly became trailblazers to allow our paychecks to be more equal to men for the same level of work.  We still have a lot of work to do. 

      My thoughts turn to Mary Kay Ash founder of Mary Kay  Cosmetics was the first woman to own a Fortune 500 company.  I see Mary Kay as a burning example of women who knew how to get things done without making a person feel inferior.  One of her motto's was "always sandwich criticism in between two big slabs of love." 

      I'm thankful for the women who, 31 plus years ago felt it was vital that women business owners have a respite from doing day to day business.  Have you looked within our group of women trail blazers who could mentor you through this current or future rough patch?  

      For us older members - when is the last time you fought with technology?  Was it five minutes ago?  Have you considered partnering up with a younger member - I bet they can answer your question in 2 seconds!   We all have skills and lessons within this group that we never tap.  I'm thankful for women who put my heart at rest because of who you have become, someone I can lean on. What goldmine have you left untapped within AWBO?

      Susan Benedict
      AWBO President
      Empowering Women in Business

              Board Member Spotlight 
                     Susan Benedict

      Susan Benedict is AWBO's newest president and is the owner of Design Alternatives. Her company celebrated a 19 year anniversary in September and she has been in the Kitchen and Bath Industry nearly 30 years. That's a lot of industry experience. But what does that mean for you? 
      Susan helps clients maintain sanity within their living space especially when they can't see the light at the end of the tunnel.  
       
      *Susan was told by a new client recently that she was called in because she is known for "getting the most out of every inch of space". 
      *She is more than a kitchen and bath designer: laundry rooms, home offices, closets, commercial restaurants. If it involves space planning, she has done it. Her ultimate goal is not to sell products. Susan wants her customer's to have a good working functional floor plan that meets their needs before they ever start shopping for products. Many customers confuse they likes or tastes for what actual function they need. Form follows function still applies. 
       
       She often plays "marriage counselor" by listening to both parties before producing a compromise.
       
      *More and more of her customer's are hiring her to have the hard conversations with tradesmen and contractor's when there is a dispute. "Being a middle child stereotypes me as a mediator, but I guess it holds true here as well. Sometimes it just takes a third party to have an objective viewpoint when a project has stalled. Someone who understands both sides-Dreams vs. the Reality".





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      Are you interested in getting the most out of your "Golden Years"? BOOMERcation seminar's are now being held during daytime and evening hours at Homecare By Design's newest offices on the west side. Call #446-8080 for Seminar days and time during the month of November. 

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      Holiday Auction 2013

      Believe it or not, the Holidays are just around the corner and that means it’s time for the AWBO Holiday Auction and Drawing. Each year for the December meeting we hold our holiday fundraiser to help support the Cary Home for Girls. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Cary Home. This year we need your help to make a difference in the lives of these girls. Please consider donating to this year’s auction and drawing. There are many ways to help, including monetary donations, gift certificates, and/or product packages. With your donation your company name will be recognized in our program book and will be on display next to the auction item at our event. 
      This year’s Holiday Auction will be held at 11:30 a.m. at MCL Cafeteria Banquet Room on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Please contact Jenna Isch if you wo
      uld like to donate or volunteer to help out with this wonderful event. 765-838-2781 orjisch@farmersagent.com 

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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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      Has Identity Theft Happened to You?
      Isabel Hogue, Independent Insurance Agent, is co-author of Beat Identity Theft: Reduce Your Risk and Fight Back!
      The book is available on Amazon.com and Kindle.
      Beat Identity Theft is for people who want to cut through the hype about identity theft and find a better way to manage the risk. Read more on the blog BeatIdentityTheftBook.com
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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 monthYou 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 November

      Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

         o    Boiler Bridge Walk – John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge 
                    Friday,  November 1st  – 5:00pm

         o    Small Business of the Month Reception -                              Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building  
                     Wednesday, November 6th  – 5:00pm

         o    Boiler Bridge Walk – John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge 
                     Friday,  November 8th  – 5:00pm

         o    Eggs N Issues – Hilton Garden Inn 
                     Tuesday, November 12th  – 7:30am

         o    Small Business Matters  Jane’s Deli 
                     Thursday, November 14th  – 11:30am

         o    Industrial Luncheon – Purdue Memorial Union  
                     Friday, November 15th  – 11:30am

         o    Business After Hours – Midwest Rentals 
                     Wednesday, November 20th – 5:00pm

         o    Boiler Bridge Walk – John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge 
                     Friday,  November 22nd  – 5:00pm

       Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking


         o   
       Camera Outfitters (Grand Opening)                                     Thursday, November 7th at 1:00pm 

         o    Homecare By Design (New Location)                                    Friday, November 22nd at 1:00pm

             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 
                   
        Melanie 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.

               
               

      • October 01, 2013 2:26 PM | Anonymous
        Next meeting topic for Tuesday, October 8th at Noon:
        Women's Health 

        When "women's healthcare" is the topic of conversation, our minds pull in many different directions. We think of the trials experienced by our mothers, our daughters and our close friends. Our own fears of heart disease, breast cancer and other female related disease surface when we make our annual visits and wait for the results. Dr. Knutson will provide essential health and wellness information on a variety of women's health issues. Bring a close friend or loved one to this important discussion that affects us all.

        Dr. Renee Knutson, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Premier Healthcare for Women, will be speaking to us on Tuesday, October 8th about 'Women's Health' issues.

        3-minute spotlight

        • Melissa Kirsch, Western Southern
        • Isabel Hogue, Health and Retirement Insurance
         
         
         

        From the President...

        Do you take time to dream? Is there a special place in your home or office that allows you to download and de-stress from the worries of your day?

        If not, I encourage you to allow yourself 5 minutes a week to schedule time into your calendar to engage the right side of your brain... 5 minutes to take time for you.

        As we start another year in AWBO this month I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to engage within this unique organization.  Do you find AWBO holds value for you as an organization?  How about personally?  Do you come for the networking, the education or just as a respite from doing the day to day business?

        Someone within your organization has to be able to see 5 years into the future.  Who is the dreamer-the visionary?  I have a hunch it's you.  Who within AWBO can help you make that dream a reality rather than something you just think about on a periodic basis?

        The Journal and Courier newspaper called a couple weeks ago and asked me some questions about "Man Caves".  I was able to refer them to 5 male friends I know who go there to de-stress.  This got me thinking-why don't we women have a designated room or area with a societal label? I'm dreaming that AWBO comes up with a new title for where we women go to "de-stress and  dream".

        If you were unable to attend AWBO's first workshop last month you missed some valuable insights into getting started--often the biggest hurdle. Seek out a member who did attend and ask them what stood out to them the most. If you were an attendee- what have you done with what you learned? Is the workbook already on the shelf collecting dust or is your plan already in action?

         

        My dream is that AWBO becomes such a recognized entity for empowering women within our community starts that it's members become the "go-see AWBO" organization when you want to get something done. 

        You know the saying- You want something done-ask a busy person!".

        Susan Benedict
        AWBO President
        Empowering Women in Business
         
         
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        A BIG Thank you to our Dream it! Plan it! Live it! Sponsors:
        $500
        The Right Word-Karen Hatke
        Miracles Fitness-Dan Ritchie
        RamZ's Exchange & Emporium-Melony Ramsey
        Stanley Steamer-Shirley Pence
        Lafayette Hearing Company-Mary Caccavo

        $125
        Regions Bank-Angela Tamer
        Mary Kay-Pam Rhode-Thalls
        Esmeralda Farms-Terri Robertson
        Allstate-Jan Nielsen Agency
        Coldwell Banker Shook-Tammy Foley
        Isch Insurance Services-Jenna Isch
        Geb*Art Strategic Communications-Nicole Gebhardt
        Lafayette PC-Julie Rubsam

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        Special Event Thank You...
        Hi to all our AWBO readers!  I just want you to know that if you attended the Dream it! Plan it! Live it! event, we were delighted you were there.  And if you didn't attend, you really missed it. We had a room full of attenders (even a couple of gentlemen). I learned so much about myself and having dreams (I mix this with my goals) and how to see them through.  I actually wrote them down and verbalized them for the first time.  It made me think and realize that I CAN "LIVE IT!" 
            Our board wants you to know that there will be more great speakers in the future so be sure to get involved in our monthly meetings the second Tuesday of every month at MCL Cafeteria in West Lafayette, where there is always a wonderful variety of delicious food choices. 
            Hope to see you Tuesday, October 8 at 11:30 for lunch  with the meeting at 12 noon

        Melony Ramsey
        Hospitality Committee

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        Has Identity Theft Happened to You?
        Isabel Hogue, Independent Insurance Agent, is co-author of Beat Identity Theft: Reduce Your Risk and Fight Back!
        The book is available on Amazon.com and Kindle.
        Beat Identity Theft is for people who want to cut through the hype about identity theft and find a better way to manage the risk. Read more on the blog BeatIdentityTheftBook.com
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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 monthYou 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 October

        Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

        • Small Business of the Month Reception - Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building – Wednesday, October 3rd  – 5:00pm
        • Eggs N Issues – Hilton Garden Inn – Tuesday, October 8th  – 7:30am
        • Small Business Matters – Jane’s Deli – Thursday, October 10th  – 11:30am
        • Boiler Bridge Walk – John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge – Friday,  October 11th  – 5:00pm
        • Business After Hours – Miracles Fitness – Wednesday, October 16th – 5:00pm
        • Industrial Luncheon – Sylvia’s Brick Oven – Friday, October 18th  – 11:30am
        • Operation Trick or Treat – Downtown Lafayette (Main St.) – Friday, October 25th – 5:00pm
        • Economic Forecast Luncheon – Holiday Inn City Centre – Thursday, October 31st – 11:30am
        • Famers Market – Purdue University –Every Thursday from May - October – 11:00am to 3pm
        • Farmer’s Market – Downtown Lafayette –Every Saturday form May - October  – 7:30am until Noon

        Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:

        • Camilles Sidewalk CaféWednesday, October 9th at 3:30pm, Grand Opening
        • Lafayette Community BankTuesday, October 15th at 3:00pm, Grand Opening

          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.

          Newly Elected
          2013-14 AWBO Board

          President: 
                          Susan Benedict

          President Elect: 
                                Open Seat
          Special Events: 
                                 Jenna Isch
          Treasurer: 
                             Shirley Pence
          Communications: 
                                 Open Seat Secretary: 
                                 Open Seat Membership: 
                          Amanda Snider
                          Linda Berryman
          Hospitality: 
                      Pam Rhode Thalls 
                         Melony Ramsey
                             Joanne Webb
          Programs:                Danielle Gaylord
                                 Jan French
                               Tamara Cox 

          3-Minute Spotlights
                               Tamara Cox


           Corporate Sponsors:
          Please join us in thanking and supporting the following companies and individuals for helping us bring high quality content and events to our members:
          Armstrong Law Offices
          Creative Inc.
          Isch Insurance Services
          Lafayette Hearing Center
          Lafayette PC
          RamZ Emporium
          Ronda Walsh Schwab, Edward Jones
          Stanley Steemer
          Tammy Foley, Coldwell Banker Shook

             
              Contact Us:
            AWBO on Facebook
            Share Program Ideas:

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

                   
                   
            Copyright © 2013 {Organization_Name}. All rights reserved.
            Contact email: {Organization_Contact_Email}
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            Remember: No Tuesday Meeting this Month.
            Special Workshop Thursday, Sept. 12:
            Dream it! Plan it! Live it!
            Grab your gear. AWBO, in partnership with YWCA Greater Lafayette are hosting a special Goal Mastery Workshop on Thursday, September 12 led by special guest speaker, author and dreampreneur Traci Bogan(www.tracibogan.com).

            This special 3 hour interactive workshop provides you with opportunities and tools to sharpen your old skill sets, and build new techniques and tools. You will be challenged to stretch your vision, overcome your fears, and step out of your comfort zone and into massive focus, action, and accountability. You will leave fully armed with a Goal Planning System (G.P.S.) and a Massive Accountability Plan (M.A.P) to help you stay on track. The work you do in this workshop could change the rest of your life.

            A special thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible: 
            • Lafayette Hearing Center
            • Miracles Fitness
            • RamZs Emporium
            • Stanley Steamer 
            • The Right Word
            Space is limited. Tickets are $15 for AWBO members and $25 for non-members & guests. Reserve your seat today.

             
             
             

            From the President...

            What an opportunity to be President during the 30th Anniversary of AWBO! You have all touched my heart and words alone cannot express enough my appreciation. AWBO has been busy: supporting Cary Home for Girls, the Holiday Auction and Raffle, Food Finders Mobile Food Pantry, 
            Chamber of Commerce Expo, the Summer Social, and upcoming Work Shop, "Dream It! Plan It! Live it!"

            These events could not have happened without the love and dedication of our AWBO Board of Directors, Corporate Sponsorships and the Support and Vision of our Membership. To each of you, THANK YOU for making this year a success, for your support and mostly your friendship! It has been a 
            pleasure to serve as president along side the talented and gifted women of AWBO.

            Tammy Foley
            AWBO President
            Empowering Women in Business
             
             
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            Nominations for the 2013-14 Board 
            President- Susan Benedict
            President Elect - Open Seat
            President Elect Co-Chair (for events only) Jenna Isch 
            Programs - Danielle Gaylord, Tamara Cox, and Jan French
            Hospitality - Melony Ramsey, Pam Rhode-Thalls and Joanne Webb
            Secretary - Open Seat
            Treasurer - Shirley Pence
            Membership - Amanda Snider and Linda Berryman
            Communications - Open Seat


            Membership Renewals This Month

            Dues are $75 a year from October 2013 to October 2014.

            Payments accepted AWBO.org with PayPal or check payable to: AWBO P.O. Box 1073 Lafayette, IN 47901

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            Congrats - Bark Avenue Day Spa
            Kerri Wagner and Alyson Lindsay from Bark Avenue Day Spa attended the All American Grooming Show in Chicago and went through three days of classes.  The most interesting thing they learned was about shaving long haired breeds and new therapies for dogs with skin issues.  If you’re interested about learning more they can be found at www.barkavenuedayspa.com or 765-413-0968.

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            Congrats - KJ Nutt and Friends
            KJ Nutt and Friends announce their newest designer Whitney Bell.
            She is a 2005 graduate from McCutcheon High School and 2007 graduate of Lafayette Beauty Academy. Since then Whitney has been practicing her trade in West Lafayette. Now she is just across the river, at KJ Nutt and Friends, still living and breathing her trade. Whitney's trade is being an artist of hair, makeup & nails. She will continue to increase her education. Working with some gifted stylist is giving her an outlet for her creative side.
            Please give Whitney a call at 765-742-1522 to book your next appointment. 

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            Self-Publish Your Book Yet This Year!
            Join a small group of aspiring authors to be led step-by-step in planning, writing, designing, self-publishing and marketing your own book. It’s all the accountability and support you need to get your book published! Three sessions over three months, just $99 each. We start this month. Contact Nicole Gebhardt for dates and times at nicole@theremarkableway.com

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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 monthYou 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

            Register: greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

            • Small Business of the Month Reception - Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building – Wednesday, September 7th – 5:00 pm
            • Boiler Bridge Walk – John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge – Friday, September 6th – 5:00 pm
            • Eggs N Issues – Hilton Garden Inn – Tuesday, September 10th – 7:30 am
            • Small Business Matters – Jane’s Deli – Thursday, September 12th – 11:30 am
            • Boiler Bridge Walk – John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge – Friday, September 13th – 5:00 pm
            • Annual Dinner – Purdue Memorial Union – Wednesday, September 18th – 6:00 pm
            • Industrial Luncheon – Sylvia’s Brick Oven – Friday, September 20th – 11:30 am
            • Business After Hours – GreenTree Assisted Living – Wednesday, September 25th – 5:00 pm
            • Famers Market – Purdue University – Every Thursday from May - October – 11:00 am to 3 pm
            • Farmer’s Market – Downtown Lafayette – Every Saturday form May - October – 7:30 am until Noon
            Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:
            • Keller Williams: Thursday, September 12st at 4pm; grand opening.
              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 AWBO Board

              President: Tammy Foley
              President Elect: Holly Thomas
              Treasurer: Shirley Pence
              Communications: Nicole Gebhardt
              Secretary: Jenna Isch
              Membership: Becky Risch
              Hospitality: Pam Rhode ThallsMelony Ramsey & Lucy Borga
              Programs: Susan Benedict and Danielle Gaylord
              3-Minute Spotlights: 
              Tamara Cox


               Corporate Sponsors:
              Please join us in thanking and supporting the following companies and individuals for helping us bring high quality content and events to our members:
              Armstrong Law Offices
              Creative Inc.
              Isch Insurance Services
              Lafayette Hearing Center
              Lafayette PC
              RamZ Emporium
              Ronda Walsh Schwab, Edward Jones
              Stanley Steemer
              Tammy Foley, Coldwell Banker Shook


                 
                  Contact Us:
                AWBO on Facebook
                Share Program Ideas:

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

                Membership and Renewal:

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

                The AWBO Newsletter is published 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 23, 2013 9:43 AM | Deleted user
                 Next meeting topic for Tuesday, August 13 at Noon:
                Mastering Your Memory

                Did you know that your memory can directly impact your business’ bottom-line? We’ve come to rely on our gadgets while we ponder the disastrous consequence should we ever lose our iPhone. 

                Join us on Tuesday, August 13th for “Mastering Your Memory”. Phil Marino will teach you valuable skills that will improve your ability to recall information, which will ultimately benefit you professionally and personally.   You will gain an appreciation for a “trained memory” as it may lend to “increased sales, develop more confidence, and give a competitive advantage”… among other benefits.  This is a fun and interactive presentation that you will not want to miss.

                 
                 
                 

                From the President...

                This 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 Business Owners who embraces life and business. The AWBO Board is filled with leadership, camaraderie and dedication to AWBO. Do you enjoy working with women as a team? Enjoy outreach? If you answered YES, you would be a great contribution to the new Board of Directors. For more information, call me Tammy Foley 765-479-1216 or President Elect Holly Thomas.

                Tammy Foley
                AWBO President
                Empowering Women in Business
                 
                 
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                Special Workshop Coming Sept. 12:
                Dream it! Plan it! Live it!
                Grab your gear. AWBO, in partnership with YWCA Greater Lafayette are hosting a special Goal Mastery Workshop on Thursday, September 12 led by special guest speaker, author and dreampreneur Traci Bogan(www.tracibogan.com).

                This special 3 hour interactive workshop provides you with opportunities and tools to sharpen your old skill sets, and build new techniques and tools. You will be challenged to stretch your vision, overcome your fears, and step out of your comfort zone and into massive focus, action, and accountability. You will leave fully armed with a Goal Planning System (G.P.S.) and a Massive Accountability Plan (M.A.P) to help you stay on track. The work you do in this workshop could change the rest of your life.

                A special thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible: 
                • Lafayette Hearing Center
                • Miracles Fitness
                • RamZs Emporium
                • Stanley Steamer 
                • The Right Word
                Space is limited. Tickets are $15 for AWBO members and $25 for non-members & guests. Reserve your seat today.

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                News & Events

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                Join the AWBO Board
                It's a new year!  Not for everyone, but the AWBO Board of Directors is moving that direction. Our new term for officers and committee chairs begins in September. So now is your opportunity to get more involved. You will make new friends, learn new skills and maybe make some great new business contacts. Please contact Holly Thomas if you would like to learn what positions still need to be filled.  Help make AWBO grow into an even better organization!  Your energy, fresh ideas and commitment are wanted and needed!

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                Did you Miss AWBO Girls' Night Out?

                What a beautiful evening for Girls Night Out in July. We meet at Red Seven for drinks and dinner while sitting on the patio. The laughter was contagious. Downtown Lafayette was buzzing with the preparations of the Citizens Band performance later that evening. Thanks to those of you who were able to join us! Watch for another GNO this fall.

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                Congrats
                Janelle Fassnacht and Nichelle Wilkinson, of KJ Nutt and Friends Salon and Spa, went to a continuing education class at Paul Mitchell the school in Indianapolis. Education was on curly hair color, cutting and creative styling. Along with product knowledge about Paul Mitchell's new curl line.

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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) tonicole@theremarkableway.com by the 25th of every monthYou 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

                Register: greaterlafayettecommerce. com/calendar

                • Farmer’s Markets:
                Downtown Lafayette – Saturday, May 4th, 11th 18th 25th at 7:30 am
                Purdue Farmer’s Market – Centennial Mall – Thursday, May 9th 16th, 23rd 30th at 11:00 am
                Small Business of the Month Reception - Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building – Wednesday, August 7th– 5:00pm
                CRANE Workshop – Greater Lafayette Commerce – Wednesday, August 14th – 9:30am
                Business After Hours – Purdue University Spurgeon Club – Wednesday, August 14th – 5:00pm
                Purdue Football Kick-Off Luncheon – Purdue University – Friday, August 16th – 11:30am
                Amtrak Summit – Faith Community Ministries – Wednesday, August 21st – 8:00am
                Uptown Jazz & Blues – Downtown Lafayette – Saturday, August 24th – 5:00pm
                Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:
                • Abstract Technology: Thursday, August 1st at 3:30pm; five year anniversary.
                • Regions Bank: Friday, August 9th at 2:00pm; ground breaking.
                • IU Health Arnett: Monday, August 12th at 3:00pm; new facility.
                  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 AWBO Board

                  President: Tammy Foley
                  President Elect: Holly Thomas
                  Treasurer: Shirley Pence
                  Communications: Nicole Gebhardt
                  Secretary: Jenna Isch
                  Membership: Becky Risch
                  Hospitality: Pam Rhode ThallsMelony Ramsey & Lucy Borga
                  Programs: Susan Benedict and Danielle Gaylord
                  3-Minute Spotlights: 
                  Tamara Cox


                   Corporate Sponsors:
                  Please join us in thanking and supporting the following companies and individuals for helping us bring high quality content and events to our members:
                  Armstrong Law Offices
                  Creative Inc.
                  Isch Insurance Services
                  Lafayette Hearing Center
                  Lafayette PC
                  RamZ Emporium
                  Ronda Walsh Schwab, Edward Jones
                  Stanley Steemer
                  Tammy Foley, Coldwell Banker Shook

                     
                      Contact Us:
                    AWBO on Facebook
                    Share Program Ideas:

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

                    Membership and Renewal:

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

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

                           
                           

                  • August 23, 2013 9:42 AM | Deleted user
                     Next meeting topic for Tuesday, July 9 at Noon:
                    Healthcare: 
                    What do employers have to do next?

                    With the landscape of employer-provided health care potentially changing over the next few years, employers should consider their future plans related to their role in employee health care. Employers may have to make some big decisions about whether to continue providing coverage to their employees. The “pay or play” penalties provide some incentive for employers to continue coverage, since they will be at risk for significant penalties if they do not. However, employers may decide that paying the penalty is more cost-effective than continuing to pay the ever-increasing costs of health care for employees and their families. 

                    On the other hand, uncertainty among employees about the quality and cost of individual health coverage continues to make employer-provided health coverage an attractive recruiting and retention tool.

                    Healthcare Reform is here. 
                    How does it fit into your business plan?
                    Join us Tuesday, July 9th for lunch, a short business meeting and a program packed full of the tools you may need in the near future to assess how healthcare reform will be impacting your business on many levels.

                    Mindy Anderson-Wallis of Employee Benefit Solutions will breakdown the highlights and provide valuable insight into the key components that need to be scrutinized once the ground rules are established. You can't afford to miss this one!
                     
                     
                     

                    From the President...

                    A big SHOUT OUT of THANKS to Holly Thomas for coordinating a very enjoyable Summer Social last month. It was a HOOT to find that creativity we lost from our school days and the friendships we made while giggling at our own creations. Thank you Tamara Coxand your KidzArt educators for the inspiration, fun and encouragement.
                    We had a great time!

                    As the 4th of July approaches may you enjoy your family, friendship and be safe in your travels.

                    Tammy Foley
                    AWBO President
                    Empowering Women in Business
                     
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                    Sponsor our Goal Setting Workshop

                    On Tuesday, September 12 we're hosting perhaps one of the most important special events we've ever coordinated
                     - a Dreams and Goals planning workshop. We've invited a very special guest and published author from Wisconsin, Traci Bogan, (www.tracibogan.com) to lead us in a 3-hour workshop on living a more meaningful life. 
                    In order to make this workshop possible, we need SPONSORS.  This could be an amazing opportunity to associate your brand with the most inspiring evening these women may experience all year...particularly if your brand is related to some of the many common dreams & goals women have - like better health, weight loss, business growth, added income, travel, renewed relationships, etc. That's because these women will be staking a claim on their goals that very evening!

                    If you'd like to become a sponsor at a $125 or $500 level, please contact Program VPs Susan Benedict (426-4375) or Danielle Gaylord (427-2785)Sponsorships are due Friday, July 5th.
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                    News & Events

                    Congratulations Jen Weida!

                    A hearty congratulations to AWBO member Jen Weida 
                    owner of Chiropractic Solutions. Jennifer earned one of the coveted awards in the Tippy Connect "Top 10 Under 40"!
                    Jennifer holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine from National University of Health Science. She is also a manager of Universal Fitness and Training, Visalus Sciences regional director, board member of Beacon Academy and volunteers with the Almost Home Humane Society, American Red Cross and Junior Achievement. 

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                    KidzArt Summer Camps

                    Register: www.kidzartin.com Email: tamara@kidzartin.com for more infomation. Art Show on the last day of each Camp!

                                       
                    Red Poppy Gallery Downtown 
                    Around the World with KidzArt, July 8-12 (Mon-Fri), 9-Noon, Ages 6-12. $150 Create your KidzArt passport & visit a new country each day!  Sculpt, paint, draw & more.
                     
                    Morton Community Center
                    (register direct with Morton Center by calling 775-5120)
                    Mini-Camps, ages 6-12. $50 + $20 supply fee/camp.
                    Pirate Adventure: July 16,17, 18,  9:30 - noon

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                    Build the Business You Really Want
                    Ready to take a good look at your business, your ideal clients, and your marketing plan? Join Nicole Gebhardt in August for a 4-week workshop series to be led step-by-step to create the plan to attract the clients you really enjoy to build the business you really want. For details visit: www.theremarkableway.com/breakthrough

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                    Hey! 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) tonicole@theremarkableway.com by the 25th of every monthYou 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 July

                    Register: greaterlafayettecommerce. com/calendar

                    • Farmer’s Markets:
                    Downtown Lafayette – Saturday, May 4th, 11th 18th 25th at 7:30 am
                    Purdue Farmer’s Market – Centennial Mall – Thursday, May 9th 16th, 23rd 30th at 11:00 am
                    • Small Business of the Month Reception - Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building
                    • Dancing In The Streets Press Conference - John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge – Tuesday, July 16th at Noon
                    • Business After Hours – Speedpro Imaging, Wednesday, July 17 at 5 pm.
                    • Dancing In The Streets – Downtown Lafayette and West Lafayette; Saturday, July 20 starting at 4 pm

                    Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:
                    • Window World of Lafayette: Thursday, July 11th in honor of their new location.
                      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 AWBO Board

                      President: Tammy Foley
                      President Elect: Holly Thomas
                      Treasurer: Shirley Pence
                      Communications: Nicole Gebhardt
                      Secretary: Jenna Isch
                      Membership: Becky Risch
                      Hospitality: Pam Rhode ThallsMelony Ramsey & Lucy Borga
                      Programs: Susan Benedict and Danielle Gaylord
                      3-Minute Spotlights: 
                      Tamara Cox


                       Corporate Sponsors:
                      Please join us in thanking and supporting the following companies and individuals for helping us bring high quality content and events to our members:
                      Armstrong Law Offices
                      Creative Inc.
                      Isch Insurance Services
                      Lafayette Hearing Center
                      Lafayette PC
                      RamZ Emporium
                      Ronda Walsh Schwab, Edward Jones
                      Stanley Steemer
                      Tammy Foley, Coldwell Banker Shook

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

                        Membership and Renewal:

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

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