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

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

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

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

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

     

    3-minute spotlight

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

    From the President...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Susan Benedict
    AWBO President
    Empowering Women in Business

            Board Member Spotlight 
                   Susan Benedict

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





    Becky

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    News & Events

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

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    Holiday Auction 2013

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

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    Is Your Photo Posted on the Website? 

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

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

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    Has Identity Theft Happened to You?
    Isabel Hogue, Independent Insurance Agent, is co-author of Beat Identity Theft: Reduce Your Risk and Fight Back!
    The book is available on Amazon.com and Kindle.
    Beat Identity Theft is for people who want to cut through the hype about identity theft and find a better way to manage the risk. Read more on the blog BeatIdentityTheftBook.com
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    Look! Your Message Goes Here
    AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) tokimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every monthYou must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

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

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

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    Greater Lafayette Commerce in November

    Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking


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

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

           Something you'd like to see? Send GLC topic ideas to information@greaterlafayettecommerce.com

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      Hope to see you at the next meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you.
         
      Join Us:
      AWBO meets at Noon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the MCL Restaurant & Bakery in West Lafayette. (Excluding June) 
      Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member.

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

         2013-14 AWBO Board

      President 
         
                Susan Benedict

      President Elect                                Open Seat

      Treasurer         
                    Shirley Pence

      Vice-President Communications                            Open Seat

      Secretary     
                  Ashley Bigelow

      Membership 
                 Amanda Snider 
               Linda Berryman

      Hospitality 
                 
      Melanie Ramsey 
              Pam Rhode-Thalls 
                     Joanne Webb

      Special Events                                 Jenna Isch

      Programs 
             
                Tamara Cox 
                Danielle Gaylord 
                         Jan French

      Contact Us:  
      Share Program Ideas:

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

      Membership and Renewal:

      Just a reminder that it is RENEWAL TIME!  Membership renewals are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org  
      or contact Amanda Snider, or Linda Berryman.
       
       

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

             
             

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

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

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

      3-minute spotlight

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

      From the President...

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

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

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

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

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

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

       

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

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

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

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

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

      Melony Ramsey
      Hospitality Committee

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      Has Identity Theft Happened to You?
      Isabel Hogue, Independent Insurance Agent, is co-author of Beat Identity Theft: Reduce Your Risk and Fight Back!
      The book is available on Amazon.com and Kindle.
      Beat Identity Theft is for people who want to cut through the hype about identity theft and find a better way to manage the risk. Read more on the blog BeatIdentityTheftBook.com
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      Look! Your Message Goes Here.
      AWBO Members are always welcome to post news about their business' special events, workshops, Open Houses, new certifications, or achievements in this newsletter. Submissions are due in finished form (a/k/a written concisely) tokimberlyringler@gmail.com by the 25th of every monthYou must include the words "AWBO" in the subject line.

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

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

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      Greater Lafayette Commerce in October

      Register at www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

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

      Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:

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

        Something you'd like to see? Send GLC topic ideas to information@greaterlafayettecommerce.com

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        Hope to see you at the next meeting. Put it on your calendar today...and invite a deserving friend to join you.
           
        Join Us:
        AWBO meets at Noon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the MCL Restaurant & Bakery in West Lafayette. (Excluding June)
        Visitors are always welcome. No registration is necessary and visitors may attend twice at no charge before becoming a member.

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

        Newly Elected
        2013-14 AWBO Board

        President: 
                        Susan Benedict

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

        3-Minute Spotlights
                             Tamara Cox


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

           
            Contact Us:
          AWBO on Facebook
          Share Program Ideas:

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

          Membership and Renewal:

          Just a reminder that it is RENEWAL TIME!  Membership renewals are due October 1st.  You can renew online at www.AWBO.org 
          or contact Amanda Snider, or Linda Berryman.

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

                 
                 
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        • September 01, 2013 11:03 AM | Deleted user
          Remember: No Tuesday Meeting this Month.
          Special Workshop Thursday, Sept. 12:
          Dream it! Plan it! Live it!
          Grab your gear. AWBO, in partnership with YWCA Greater Lafayette are hosting a special Goal Mastery Workshop on Thursday, September 12 led by special guest speaker, author and dreampreneur Traci Bogan(www.tracibogan.com).

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

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

           
           
           

          From the President...

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

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

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


          Membership Renewals This Month

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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          Greater Lafayette Commerce in September

          Register: greaterlafayettecommerce.com/calendar

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

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

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

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


            2013 AWBO Board

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


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


               
                Contact Us:
              AWBO on Facebook
              Share Program Ideas:

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

              Membership and Renewal:

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

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

                     
            • August 23, 2013 9:43 AM | Deleted user
               Next meeting topic for Tuesday, August 13 at Noon:
              Mastering Your Memory

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

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

               
               
               

              From the President...

              This past few years I have been blessed working alongside great women of AWBO. My life is richer, filled with lasting friendship and so much inspiration from wonderful Women Business Owners who embraces life and business. The AWBO Board is filled with leadership, camaraderie and dedication to AWBO. Do you enjoy working with women as a team? Enjoy outreach? If you answered YES, you would be a great contribution to the new Board of Directors. For more information, call me Tammy Foley 765-479-1216 or President Elect Holly Thomas.

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

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

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

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              News & Events

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

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              Did you Miss AWBO Girls' Night Out?

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

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

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

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

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

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              Greater Lafayette Commerce in August

              Register: greaterlafayettecommerce. com/calendar

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

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

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

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


                2013 AWBO Board

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


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

                   
                    Contact Us:
                  AWBO on Facebook
                  Share Program Ideas:

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

                  Membership and Renewal:

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

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

                         
                         

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

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

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

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

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

                  From the President...

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

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

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

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

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

                  Congratulations Jen Weida!

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

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                  KidzArt Summer Camps

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                  Greater Lafayette Commerce in July

                  Register: greaterlafayettecommerce. com/calendar

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

                  Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breaking:
                  • Window World of Lafayette: Thursday, July 11th in honor of their new location.
                    Something you'd like to see? Send GLC topic ideas to information@greaterlafayettecommerce.com

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

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

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


                    2013 AWBO Board

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


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

                       
                        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 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.

                                 
                                 

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                          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.

                                   
                                   

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                            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.

                                        

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