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  • May 31, 2013 11:10 AM | Deleted user
    AWBO Summer Social!
    Bring your friends and enjoy some wonderful companionship.  AWBO announces our annual Summer Social event to be held at The Red Poppy Art Gallery downtown Lafayette at 800 Main Street from 5:30 -7:30, Tuesday, June 11th. Tamara Cox from Kidz Art and our new incoming President elect Holly Thomashave planned a wonderful evening of food, drinks and art classes. Try your hand at several different art stations to find out where your talent lies, or just mingle with old friends and get acquainted with new ones.
    Either way, the more the merrier!

    Register at www.awbo.org. Attendance is $20/person - which includes supplies and appetizers. Advance reservations required. Cash bar.
     
    For more information contact AWBO VP Holly Thomas via email: Holly@Holly4houses.com

    Please note: our regular monthly meetings will resume in July.

     
     
     

    From the President...

    WOW, did you have a moment last month with Cory Vanderburgof Huntington Bank when he spoke about how to put yourself/business into a better position when working with borrowed money? What an a-ha moment which affects us personally along with risk to our business. Thank you Cory for making us aware of how credit card debit can be damaging to our business. 

    It's also a sad time as we mourn the unexpected loss of Brenda Combs, owner of Moondance Marketing (see below). It's a reminder to us all that life is precious and we must be sure we're living a complete and full life beyond work and business.

    That's why our AWBO Board is passionate about creating and building relationships as women in the business community. I hope you'll take the time to join us at the Summer Social this month. Bring a guest, socialize, find that creativity spark and enjoy the night.

    I look forward to seeing you there,

    Tammy Foley
    AWBO President
    Empowering Women in Business
     
     
    Welcome!
    New Member:
    • Linda Gloyeske, Wildtree

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    Board Member Profile: Tamara Cox
    Meet Tamara Cox - AWBO programs chair for scheduling 3-minute spotlights. Tamara owns KidzArt of West Central Indiana which is a local art franchise committed to increasing self-confidence and problem-solving skills for “kids” of all ages (including adults). She has 2 sons that were involved in KidzArt classes at their local elementary school and she saw them become more & more confident in themselves because they were learning a new skill. When the previous owner moved out of state, Tamara saw an opportunity to bring this program to many more students and families so she purchased the business in January 2009. Tamara graduated from Purdue with a Management and Finance Degree in 1991 before moving from Indianapolis to Benton County in 1997 to marry and raise a family. Her two sons are ages 13 & 11 and her oldest son, Mitchell, just won the “Artist of the Year” award at his school. Tamara is the Treasurer at her local church, is on the Benton County Relay for Life Committee, is Past President of the school PTO, and enjoys time outside with her family. Tamara's KidzArt business will be teaching at our AWBO summer social in June!

    News & Events

    In Memory: Brenda Combs
    We are saddened to announce the death of a friend, member and fellow-business woman Brenda Combs, owner of Moondance Marketing. Brenda died Tuesday after a 9 year battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband and twin children. The Board has sent a gift basket to the family on behalf of all AWBO members. Please keep Brenda's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

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    Ready to Write a Book?
    Nicole Gebhardt will be leading a book-writing mastermind/workshop series for business owners who'd like to publish a book related to their expertise. The mastermind starts June 20. For details visit: www.theremarableway.com/book-it-mastermind

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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!

     
    West Lafayette Elks Club
    Secret Agent Camp, June 17-20 (Mon-Thu), 12:30-3:30, Ages 6-12. $99 Your mission should you choose to accept it is to have fun at KidzArt camp creating secret agent themed art, a duct tape wallet, secret codes & more!
                            
    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.
    Around The World: June 11,12,13,  9:30 - noon

    Pirate Adventure: July 16,17, 18,  9:30 - noon

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    Greater Lafayette Commerce in June

    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
    • Annual Golf Outing – Birck Boilermaker Golf Course, Purdue – Monday, June 3 at 11:00 am
    • Small Business of the Month Reception – NO JUNE RECEPTION
    • Eggs N Issues, Special Meeting – Hilton Garden Inn – Tuesday June 11. Topic to be Announced.
    • Small Business Matters/Industrial Luncheon – DOES NOT MEET June, July OR August.
    • Community Reception for Purdue President Daniels – Imagination Station- Monday, June 17
    • Business After Hours – Wabash Center – Wednesday June 19th – 5 pm to 7 pm.
    Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:
    • Volestapine: Monday June 10 at 3pm in honor of their new manufacturing lines.
      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 Thalls,Melony Ramsey & Lucy Borga
      Programs: Susan Benedict andDanielle Gaylord
      3-Minute Spotlights: 
      Tamara Cox


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

       
        Contact Us:
      AWBO on Facebook
      Share Program Ideas:

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

      Membership and Renewal:

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

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

             
             

    • May 01, 2013 12:41 AM | Deleted user
      Next Program: Tuesday, May 14 at Noon
      Pit-falls of Credit-Point Counterpoint
      In January we heard about the best way to make sure you are getting the lowest rates on your business credit cards. We had great feedback about how this one presentation was changing the face of businesses for many of our members. 
      There is a flip side. Cory VanDenBerg, branch manager of the downtown Huntington Branch will be with us Tuesday, May 14th to make us aware of the "Pit-falls of Credit." Come learn firsthand the grave financial mistakes that he sees businesses making with personal credit, to benefit the business because it's instant credit yet has long-term hazardous results. "Sole-proprietors are often the worst offenders, because it's the path of least resistance." If your business is suffering from high credit card debt, come take a break and absorb the information your business needs to get out of debt and start thriving. If you've been there and can mentor a newer member through the process be prepared to add to the discussion. See you on the 14th!

      3 Minute Spotlights:

      • Susannah Hall-Justice, Hall-Justice Law Firm
      • Joanne Webb, Shaklee

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

      From the President...

      "How's Business?"

      A Special "Thank You," to Mayor John Dennis and Mayor Tony Roswarski for speaking in April. Our AWBO Members and guests filled the room to hear the insight of job creation, growth and economic outlook for Tippecanoe County. Wow, feeling blessed to have great leadership in our community with vision for the future!

      So, have you run into an old acquaintance, friend or co-worker and the first thing asked, "How's Business?" The past five years answers may have been of frustration, hope and 2013 turned into fantastic. I hope your business has a noticeable difference in making you a better business owner... I'm absolutely stoked about the future!

      Tammy Foley
      AWBO President
      Empowering Women in Business
       
       
      Welcome!
      April Guests:
      • Sana Booker, 4-Books Services
      • Jacquia Wright, IFCU
      • Karen Hosterman-Sabel
      • Linda Kampe, Law Office of L.L. Kampe
      • Ashlie Adsit, American Family
      • Tina Angelo, Angelo & Angelo Accounting
      • Dyane Roesel
      • Janet Hooker, Family & Friends Funeral Home
      • Linda Gloyeske, Wildtree
      • Linda Berryman, BBCS Payroll

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      Board Member Profile: Holly Thomas
      Holly Thomas, Associate Broker at F.C. Tucker/Lafayette Realtors has been a member of our community for 30 years.  A native of Evansville, she moved to Lafayette when she married her husband, Kevin. When not selling houses she remains active in the community which includes serving as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of Friendship Gardens in Mulberry; a Read to Succeed volunteer this year at Glen Acres Elementary and helps support animal rescue causes and Food Finders. She credits AWBO for not only helping her career with new insights and knowledge, but the organization has been a wonderful way to meet other professional women in the community that are like minded. Kevin and Holly plan to travel to France in the fall to help celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary!

      News & Events

      AWBO Summer Social!
      Join us for the Summer Social and spend a fun evening with your AWBO friends. We'll gather on Tuesday, June 11 at Red Poppy (800 Main Street in Lafayette) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Appetizers and a cash bar will be provided. Members and guests are welcome. It's a great way to learn more about AWBO!
       
      Tamara Cox, owner of KidzArt, will be offer attendees two mini art classes. Learn to draw in one segment, and/or experiment with paint and create your own mini work of art in the other session. Supplies will be provided and you'll leave with fond memories, a smile on your face and your own art masterpiece to remind you that you really can do ANYTHING!
       
      If you haven't visited Red Poppy yet, you're in for a treat. It's a very cool art studio and coffee shop.  Just the right "hip" atmosphere for our gathering. Register at www.awbo.org. Attendance is $20/person - which includes supplies and appetizers. Advance reservations required. Cash bar.
       
      For more information contact AWBO VP Holly Thomas via email: Holly@Holly4houses.com

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      From our Hospitality Chair: Melony Ramsey
      It has been a pleasure to see so many visitors and new members. I want to welcome all of you. AWBO has become an a wonderful and important part of my life as I am seeing other business and find some that have become a huge help to me. Susan Benedict, Alternative Design,
      helped me remodel a bathroom. Isabel Hogue has been a mentor and I have learned so much from her by watching and listening. Tammy Foley is so organized...as isDiane DaimecoTressa Heath has become my accountant. She introduced my to Debbie Elsner who is my Human Resource advisor and assistant as well as great friend and AWBO speaker. I could go on and on but you can find out for yourself. Just remember when you attend, "It's not all about yourself". Find out what you can learn, who you can meet, what you can do and how you can help. That's what AWBO is all about.
      Melony Ramsey

      RamZ's Emporium on TV!
      Melony Ramsey and her husband are hosting a new TV series called "RamZs Hoosier Pawn". Catch it Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on TV 18 (WLFI) through the middle of August!

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      Ribbon Cutting/Open House
      Nicole Gebhardt and her partner business owners will host a ribbon cutting and open house for their new co-working space: BrainQube, "The marketplace for creative minds." BrainQube is a collaboration of six creative businesses: The Remarkable Way, Bolder Design, JP Video Productions, Kaldahl Fine Art, Grant Thompson Photography and Excel Group. The GLC Ribbon Cutting will be at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23rd followed by an open house from 4 to 6 pm. Come see what all the buzz is about! 210 Meijer Dr, Suite C in Lafayette.

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      KidzArt Summer Camps

      AWBO Discount:  Save $10 until May 15, 2013. Use code: "AWBO" Cannot be combined with any other offer.
      Register: www.kidzartin.com Email: tamara@kidzartin.com for more infomation. Art Show on the last day of each Camp!

       
      West Lafayette Elks Club
      Secret Agent Camp, June 17-20 (Mon-Thu), 12:30-3:30, Ages 6-12. $99 Your mission should you choose to accept it is to have fun at KidzArt camp creating secret agent themed art, a duct tape wallet, secret codes & more!
                              
      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.
      Around The World: June 11,12,13,  9:30 - noon

      Pirate Adventure: July 16,17, 18,  9:30 - noon

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      Greater Lafayette Commerce in May

      Register: greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

      • Greater Lafayette Career Fair – Army Reserve Armory – Wednesday, May 1st at 10:00 am
      • Small Business of the Month Reception – Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building; Wednesday, May 1st at 5:00 pm
      • 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
      • Tippy Connect Family Baseball Day – Purdue University – Saturday May 4th at 6 pm
      • Small Business Matters – Jane’s Deli – Thursday, May 9th at 11:30 am – TBD
      • Eggs N Issues – Hilton Garden Inn – Wednesday, May 14th at 7:30 am – Third House Wrap Up
      • Industrial Luncheon – Sylvia’s Brick Oven – Friday May 17th at 11:30 am - Wabash National
        Company Overview
      • Lemonade Day – Community Wide – Saturday May 18th at 10 am
      Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:
      • Harbor Freight Tools, Wednesday May 15th at 11:30am, Grand Opening
      • CustomPlus Pharmacy, Tuesday May 21st at 11 am,
        1 Year Anniversary
      • Lafayette Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, Wednesday May 22nd at 3:30 pm, Grand Opening Reception
      • BrainQube, Thursday, May 23rd at 3:30, 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.

        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 Thalls,Melony Ramsey & Lucy Borga
        Programs: Susan Benedict andDanielle Gaylord
        3-Minute Spotlights: 
        Tamara Cox


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

         
          Contact Us:
        AWBO on Facebook
        Share Program Ideas:

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

        Membership and Renewal:

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

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

               
               

      • April 01, 2013 3:11 PM | Deleted user
        February Program: Tuesday, April 9 at Noon
        Mayors to Speak at AWBO
        
                          
        
        
                          

        If you have ever wondered how decisions made by our local government leaders may impact your business, you won’t want to miss the discussion on April 9th. We are honored to have West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis and LafayetteMayor Tony Roswarski as they address local government and their support for small business as well as how we, as business owners, can work with the city to help the growth and recognition of locally owned businesses.

         

        Please email your questions for the Mayors in advance to help@organizinglafayette.com.
           
        Join us Tuesday, April 9th at Noon at MCL.

        3 Minute Spotlights:

        • Tawnya Ismail – Insphere Insurance Solutions
        • Shirley Pence –  Stanley  Steamer

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

        From the President...

        Spring is Here!

        Hope this will energize you by taking in the flowers/trees in bloom, birds chirping, and the clarity of your day by walking around the park.

        April will be busy so mark your calendars to attend theClara Barton Luncheon, April 3rd hosted by the Red Cross at the Holiday Inn Downtown at 11:30 am. AWBO will be a Table Sponsor at this event. The Chamber of Commerce Expo will be held on April 4th from 11 am to 5 pm. AWBO will feature a booth to recruit Women Business Owners. If you would like to work the booth, please contact Tammy Foley at 765-479-1216 or tfoley@shook.com

        Business Tip for April: Thinking of your business...Are you Successful? In your Heart of Hearts, you know what it needs to get the job done. Believe in your talent. Believe
        you will succeed!

        May April be your Best of Success,

        Tammy Foley
        AWBO President
        Empowering Women in Business
         
         
        Welcome!
        March Guests:
        • Stephanie Richeson
        • Linda Kampe
        • Linda Berryman
        • Angela Tamer

        March New Members:

        • Sandy Martindale, Shaklee
        • Amanda Johnson, Hey Taxi!
        • Melissa Kirsch, Western-Southern Insurance

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        Board Member Profile: Pam Thalls
        Meet Pam Rhode-Thalls, Sr. Cadillac Sales Director with Mary Kay! Pam also helps chair our AWBO Hospitality.  She is a Purdue graduate and a former Cooperative Extension Agent and High School teacher. As Pam finished her management training with Mary Kay, she was privileged to be trained by Mary Kay herself. What an honor. Pam holds the same philosophy Mary Kay had: God first, family second and business third and running your business by the Golden Rule. Pam loves what she does!! When she’s not holding private facials or parties, she is mentoring and coaching approximately 100 women across the USA ….helping them to reach their dreams and create the life they want. Her dream is to build a strong team of women leaders to the NSD position in Mary Kay. Pam is an ovarian cancer survivor and married to Steve Thalls. Pam has one daughter Kier Crites and a step-son Nick Thalls. 

        News & Events

        March of Dimes Seeks Board Members

        The Sagamore Division of the March of Dimes is looking for volunteers to serve on its board.  The March of Dimes is committed to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The March of Dimes carries out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested please contact Jenna Isch, jisch@farmersagent.com or 765-838-2781.

        Two Marketing Workshops
        Nicole Gebhardt will host the following workshops in April:

        How to Automate Your Marketing Thursday, April 11, 1:00 to 2:30 pm Learn how to automate a follow-up campaign for new prospects. Details: www.remarkablesystems.eventbrite.com

        The Breakthrough Workshop: 4-Week course on Thursdays, April 25, May 2, 9, and 16 from Noon to 3 pm. This is a small group workshop/mastermind where you'll be led step-by-step to create your personal marketing plan. We'll focus heavily on identifing who you really want to work with and how to attract them in an authentic and manageable way. Details: www.theremarkableway.com/breakthrough

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        Lafayette Hearing Center News

        Dr. Mary Caccavo and Dr. Susan Lopez of the Lafayette Hearing Center attended the premium hearing technology launch for the AGX hearing aids in Orlando, Florida. This technology introduces the first YouMatic manager letting the patient become more engaged in their hearing aid fitting.

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        Greater Lafayette Commerce in April

        Register: greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

        • Small Business of the Month Reception – Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building – Wednesday,
          April 3rd – 5:00pm
        • Business Expo – Four Points by Sheraton – Thursday, April 4th – 11:00am
        • Business Expo Education Lunch – Four Points by Sheraton – Thursday, April 4th – Noon: Dr. Chris
          Kowal “What you didn't say....Could be Killing your Charisma”
        • Eggs N Issues – Hilton Garden Inn – Tuesday, April 9th – 7:30am: Old National Bank “Security for
          Your Business”
        • Diversity Roundtable Summit VI –- Ivy Tech Community College, Lily Rooms – Thursday April
          11th 11am: “Greater Lafayette is a Great Place for All People”
        • Small Business Matters – Jane’s Gourmet Deli – Thursday April 11th at 11:30am – Tressa Heath
          with Heath CPA
        • Career Technical Awards Ceremony – Ivy Tech Community College Auditorium – Tuesday April 16 at 5pm
        • Industrial Luncheon – Sylvia’s Brick Oven – Friday April 19th 11:30am: Gary Cushman - Rolls Royce
        • Golden Apple Awards Banquet – Best Western Lafayette – Wednesday April 25th at 5pm
        Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:
        • High Expectations, Wednesday April 10th at 11am, Open House New Location
        • Automated Payroll Service, Thursday April 25th at 3:30pm, 20 Year Anniversary
          Something you'd like to see? Send GLC topic ideas to information@greaterlafayettecommerce.com

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

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

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

          NEW 2013 AWBO Board

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


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

           
            Contact Us:
          AWBO on Facebook
          Share Program Ideas:

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

          Membership and Renewal:

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

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

                 
                 

        • April 01, 2013 3:09 PM | Deleted user
          Tech Tips
          
                    
          
          
                    

          Join us to discuss hot tips for social media, expo marketing and managing your business.  
          
                  

          3 Minute Spotlights:

          Pam Rhodes Thalls – Mary Kay Cosmetics

          Becky Risch – Shook Agency

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

          From the President...

          Welcome Holly Thomas, President Elect

          Hello and happy March! Finally, Spring is just around the corner. I'm sure you agree it will be nice to have warm sunshine and green grass again.

          First and foremost I wanted to share my sincere sadness over the loss of our long-term "sister" in AWBO, Linda Erwin. Linda lost her fight to cancer this month. You can read more about her below. It's a reminder to us all how precious life is. Remember to savor life, take care of yourself and make the time to enjoy family and friends.

          We also want to update members on a change on the board for this year. Ronda Walsh-Schwab (Edward Jones) decided to step down as President Elect of AWBO so she can focus her energy toward her growing business. We're grateful for Ronda's participation on the board over the past several months and thank her for her contribution. We're also pleased to announce thatHolly Thomas (FC Tucker) has agreed to take that torch and join the board as President Elect. Holly is a personal friend, colleague, and former neighbor and I'm so excited she's agreed to join us in this capacity. Holly has been involved in AWBO since 1992. Over the years, she has served on the AWBO Board of Directors and was the Vice President of Programs. Holly's passion for our community and organization will bring inspiration to our current Board of Directors.

          Thank you Ronda and Holly. We hope the decision is a good one for both of you!


          Tammy Foley
          AWBO President
          Empowering Women in Business
           
           
          Welcome!
          February Guests:

          • Michelle Schwindler
          • Jan French
          • Janet Broyles

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          The Loss of a Friend

          Our hearts are saddened by recent loss of Linda Ewin, owner of Mullen Towing and Recover. Linda passed away February 22, 2013 after a short battle with cancer. Linda was loyal toAWBO, a past Board Member and a friend to all. She will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, AWBO will honor Linda's Memory with a contribution to Trinity United Methodist Church in her name. Services will be held Saturday, March 2nd at Trinity United Methodist Church. Peace be with you and your family Linda Erwin!
          Upcoming Events

          Planning a Booth at the Expo?

          Booth marketing isn't simply about "getting your name out there", it's about turning your investment into new business. Join Nicole Gebhardt for a 3-hour marketing mastermind to help plan your booth to get the maximum return from your time investment. Thursday, March 7 from 12-3. Space is limited to 5. 

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          Something unusual you'd like to share?

          RamZs Emporium (Melony Ramsey) invites you to bring something unusual, rare, unique, collectible to the store on March 11 from 7-9 pm at 205 Farabee Drive North in Lafayette. They are looking for items we can buy, trade, give a loan or an appraisal on. Their goal is to showcase treasures that are here in the Lafayette area on a 30 minute show that should air Saturday, April 13 on TV 18 at 7:30 pm. It will also be on Comcast Video on Demand about the same time. Help support our great Lafayette area!

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          Financial Coffee Club

          Ronda Walsh Schwab, Financial Advisor for Edward Jones, invites you her monthly "Coffee Club" on Friday March 22nd form 9-10:00am. 211 E State St. in WL.
          Topic "Current Economics and Investments". Please RSVP to Jane at 743-6484.

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          Save this Date!

          AWBO will host a Girls' Night Out on March 15th at 6:00 pm at Nine Irish Brothers on the West Side. Join us for a little social time as wonderful women in business.

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          Greater Lafayette Commerce in March

          Register: greaterlafayettecommerce. com/calendar

          • Small Business of the Month Reception – Lafayette Savings Bank Annex Building; ednesday, March 6th at 5:00pm
          • Tippy Connect After Hours – TBD; Thursday March 7th at 5pm
          • Third House – Best Western; Saturday, March 9th at 7:30am
          • Small Business Matters – Sargent Preston’s – Thursday March 14th at 11:30am; Topic: Small Business Marketing by Nicole Gebhardt
          • Industrial Luncheon – Sylvia’s Brick Oven; Friday March 15th at11:30am - Dave Kummer, Nanshan Updates
          • Eggs N Issues ***NOTE SPECIAL MARCH DATE*** - Hilton Garden Inn; Wednesday, March 20th at 7:30am – Purdue Football Head Coach, Darrell Hazel
          • Business After Hours – Spurlock’s; Wednesday March 20th at 5pm
          • Third House – Best Western; Saturday, March 23rd at 7:30am
          Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:
          • Anytime Fitness, Friday March 22nd at 3:30pm, Grand Opening
          • Hilton Garden Inn, Wednesday March 27th at 3:30pm, 10 Year Anniversary
            Something you'd like to see? Send GLC topic ideas to information@greaterlafayettecommerce.com

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

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

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

            NEW 2013 AWBOBoard

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


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

             
              Contact Us:
            AWBO on Facebook
            Share Program Ideas:

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

            Membership and Renewal:

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

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

                    

          • February 01, 2013 9:55 AM | Deleted user
            February Program: Tuesday, February 12 at Noon
            Speak with Confidence
            
                      
            As professionals, we often find ourselves in situations -planned or impromptu- where we must address a group of individuals or a large audience. Whether we are asked to give a presentation or speak off the cuff, such situations can elicit panic and anxiety. How often have you heard someone assert that they LOVE to speak in front of a group? It’s rare.

            Join us on Tuesday, February 5th to hear Clyde Hughesfrom Toastmasters discuss the advantages of improving your public speaking skills. Clyde will provide tips on better public speaking and presentation skills, "tricks of the trade" and "speaking off the cuff" as it pertains to professional settings, elevator speeches and table topic discussions. He plans to incorporate a few volunteers into his
            presentation while emphasizing how “fun” public speaking can be. This presentation will not be an ‘intro to public speaking’, but tailored to professionals who have experience standing before a group. Please come with questions.

            Clyde Hughes is a Freelance Writer for newspapers, magazines and websites writing on topics ranging from sports, politics, urban affairs and minority issues. He produces weekly columns on the NCAA Division III football and currently works in the Marketing & Media Office at Purdue University.

            3 Minute Spotlights:

            Joy Page – Enjoy Studio of Hair Design

            Jan Blau – Classy Canine Clips

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

            From the President...

            MAKING A DIFFERENCE...So much to be thankful for!
            On January 25th, AWBO sponsored the Food Finders Mobile Food Pantry at Evangelical Christian Church. Items distributed included frozen meat, baked goods, beverages, vegetables, snacks, fruit, cereal and personal hygiene products. AWBO was able to make a difference to 204 families representing 656 individuals! Our sincere gratitude to ECC for providing a wonderful warm indoor facility, tables and chairs for our event...and to Food Finders for coordinating such an well-run operation.

            Your efforts of saving water bottles were seen in action... filled with laundry soap for families and a HOT item to many. What a humbling experience - there are no words to describe my feeling and the out pouring of comments by the many volunteers who worked the Food Finders Mobile Food Pantry. There were over 25 Volunteers who came out to help. THANK YOU, to ALL that volunteered your time, your dedication and contribution of funds to make this event happen. AWBO, you ladies have A Heart of Gold!

            Tammy Foley
            AWBO President
            Empowering Women in Business
             
             
            Welcome!
            January Guests:

            • Julie Kitchel
            • Patty Pavey
            • Karen Hosterman
            • Misty Evans
            • Diane Clark
            • Taunya Ismail

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            Board Member Profile: Becky Risch

            Meet Becky Risch, Realtor for Coldwell Banker Shook and AWBO's membership chair. As a local member of the community, graduate of McCutcheon High School and Purdue, Becky has been involved in different aspects of the community her entire life. She's currently involved with the Tippecanoe County Fair Queen Committee, Greater Lafayette Chamber and the Miss Purdue Scholarship pageant (which is the preliminary to the Miss Indiana America pageant). Becky's also served as the steering committee chair for Homeward Bound 5K, and actively involved in Tippy Connect's leadership, including the Tippy Connect 5K. 

            Upcoming Events

            Speed Networking

            Speed Networking with LINC (Lafayette Indiana Networking Connection)

            Join Jenna Isch and Julie Rubsam for an evening of making connections. They will be hosting a Speed Networking Event on February 4th from 5:45 to 8:15 pm in Room 106 at the Morton Center. For more information and to register for the event, please visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LINC03.

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            Save this Date!

            AWBO will host a Girls Night Out on March 15th at 6:00 pm at Nine Irish Brothers on the West Side. Join us for a little social time as wonderful women in business.

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            Greater Lafayette Commerce in January

            Register: greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

            • Small Business of the Month Reception – Wednesday, February 6th – 5:00pm
            • Tippy Connect After Hours – TBD, Thursday February 7th – 5pm
            • Third House – Best Western; Saturday, February 9th – 7:30am
            • Eggs N Issues – Hilton Garden Inn – Tuesday, February 12th, 7:30am; Doug Gutridge, Kirby Risk will be giving an update on the Quality of Life initiative
            • Small Business Matters – Sargent Preston’s – Thursday February 14th; 11:30am - TBD Topic
            • Industrial Luncheon – Sylvia’s Brick Oven – Friday February 15th – 11:30am; Dave McKinnis - Purdue TAP
            • Tippy Connect Executive Roundtable – Sylvia’s Brick Oven – Tuesday February 19th – 5:30pm
            • Business After Hours – Henry Poor Lumber – Wednesday February 20th – 5pm
            • Third House – Best Western – Saturday, February 23rd – 7:30am
            • Building an Effective China Strategy Workshop - Kurz Purdue Technology Center – Monday, February 25th – 9:30am
            Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:
            • Serendipity Eatery, Wednesday February 6th at 10:30am, Grand Opening
            • Dream Dinners, Thursday February 7th at 4pm, 5 Year Anniversary
            • Matrix Pregnancy Resource Center, Wednesday February 13th at 11am, New Services Opening
            • Lighting Printing, Friday February 15th at 3:30pm, Grand Opening
            • Allegiance Wealth Mangement Group, Friday Februay 22nd at 3:30pm, 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.

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

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

              NEW 2013 AWBO Board

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


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

               
                Contact Us:
              AWBO on Facebook
              Share Program Ideas:

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

              Membership and Renewal:

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

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

                      

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

              3 Minute Spotlights:

              Audrey Kitchel – Free Electrons LLC

              Karen Hatke – The Write Word

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

              From the President...

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

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

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

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

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

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              Upcoming Events

              Food Finders Mobile Pantry

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

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

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              Create Your 2013 Marketing Plan

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

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

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

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              KidzArt offers classes, workshops, & parties for ALL ages

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

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              Greater Lafayette Commerce in January

              Register: greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

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

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

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

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

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

                NEW 2013 AWBO Board

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


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

                 
                  Contact Us:
                AWBO on Facebook
                Share Program Ideas:

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

                Membership and Renewal:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                From the President...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                Upcoming Events

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

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                Marketing Roundtable

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

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                KidzArt offers classes, workshops, & parties for ALL ages

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

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

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                Greater Lafayette Commerce in December

                Register: greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

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

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

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

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

                  2013 AWBO Board

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


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

                   
                    Contact Us:
                  AWBO on Facebook
                  Share Program Ideas:

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

                  Membership and Renewal:

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

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

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

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

                  3 Minute Spotlights:

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

                  From the President...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                  Look forward to seeing you in November,

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

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

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

                  Food Finders Mobile Pantry

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

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                  Edward Jones Coffee Club 

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

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                  Getting Your "Stuff" in Order:
                  Financial & Assets

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

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                  Marketing Roundtable

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

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                  KidzArt offers classes, workshops, & parties for ALL ages

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

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

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                  Benefit Concert

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

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                  Greater Lafayette Commerce in November

                  Register: greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

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

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

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

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

                  NEW 2013 AWBO Board

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


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

                   
                    Contact Us:
                  AWBO on Facebook
                  Share Program Ideas:

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

                  Membership and Renewal:

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

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

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                • October 02, 2012 11:07 PM | Deleted user
                  October Program: Tuesday, Oct 9 at Noon
                  Panel: AWBO's Beginnings

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

                  3 Minute Spotlights:

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

                  From the NEW President...

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

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

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

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

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

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

                   

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

                  Yours,

                  Tammy Foley

                   
                  and a Farewell from our 2012 Pres...


                  Hello Everyone, 

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

                   

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

                   

                  Best wishes,

                  Julie Rubsam

                   
                  We're Growing!
                  September Guests

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

                  Member News:

                  Greater Lafayette Commerce recognizes...

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

                  • Top 10 Under 40
                    Monica Doerr and Julie Rubsam

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

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

                  In Memory of...

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

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

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

                  Food Finders Mobile Pantry

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

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                  Social Media Marketing Roundtable

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

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                  FREE Presentation by Lafayette PC

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

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

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

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

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

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

                    NEW 2013 AWBO Board

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


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

                     
                      Contact Us:
                    AWBO on Facebook
                    Share Program Ideas:

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

                    Membership and Renewal:

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

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

                           
                           
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                  • September 01, 2012 11:36 AM | Deleted user
                    September Program: Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Noon
                    Panel: Legally Speaking

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

                     

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

                     

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

                    3 Minute Spotlights:

                    Tamara Cox - Kidz Art
                    Kayla Feuer - Usborne Books 

                     
                     
                     

                    A Word from Our President

                    Hello!

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


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

                     

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

                    Yours,

                    Julie Rubsam

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

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

                    August Guests

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

                    New AWBO Sponsorships:

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


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


                    AWBO Sponsorship is just $100 for the year.  

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

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

                    Marketing Roundtable

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

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                    FREE Presentation by Lafayette PC

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

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

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

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                      Contact Us:
                      AWBO on Facebook

                      Share Program Ideas:
                      Susan BenedictMonica Doerr or Jenna Isch

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

                      contacting Monica Doerr. Limit 2 per meeting.


                      Membership and Renewal:

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

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

                       
                       
                      Hope to see you at the next meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you.
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