Well, we are mid-way into August, and it's time to update you on our upcoming WIN meeting and recap July's meeting. I want to thank everyone who attended the July meeting and let you know that our membership has increased from 10 to 15!
The August meeting will be held again at the Bonfire Restaurant on Thursday, August 31st from 11:15 am to 1:30 pm. Please RSVP via email or phone to confirm your attendance. (Please note that if you have confirmed your attendance but cannot attend, please let me know no later than the day before so that I can inform the restaurant otherwise I will be billed for your meal and will unfortunately have to forward that cost onto you). I am still researching other venues for our lunch meetings. If you have any suggestions please let me know. As our membership grows we can also start looking into having our meetings catered.
Our speaker for the August meeting will be Karen Bambrough of Weekenders. The new Fall line of Weekenders clothing has arrived and Karen will be putting on a small fashion show to "show-off" the great styles and colours of this new collection. You don't want to miss it!
REMINDER 1: Don't forget to pack a small door prize to bring with you as this gives you another opportunity to introduce yourself to the group and pass along a token of you and your business (remember to attached a business card)!
REMINDER 2: If you are a member and are interested in speaking at one of our upcoming meetings, please let me know. Also, if you are interested in a vendor table for the August meeting the cost is $10.00 which gives you a table to "show and tell" and a 5 minute opportunity to talk about you and your business.
REMINDER 3: I am hoping to confirm our September guest speaker, Leslie Traill - Astrologer, Business Coach, Meditation Coach, Speaker and Mentor. Please let me know by the end of this month if you will be attending the September meeting, please invite a friend or co-worker to join us! You can visit Leslie's website at http://www.leslietraill.com.
THE BIGGEST REMINDER: Our first member directory and newsletter will be printed for the September meeting. Send me your business card artwork, a bio of you and your business, an upcoming event... this is free advertising for all WIN members! If you are unsure what to send talk to me at the next meeting. The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 8th.
Welcome to Sue Sutcliffe of AWebThat Works.com. Sue and her team provides a full line of website services including website development, search engine intelligence and ranking, domain names, hosting, Internet training, coaching and seminars. Sue and I have been working together since early this year and we have built a wonderful working relationship and friendship as a result. Sue and I will be working closely over the months of August and September to bring about the WiN website. www.awebthatworks.com
Welcome to Maria Buragina of Basketworks. Maria provides creative gift ideas for individuals and corporate clients. www.basketworks.ca
Welcome to Gayle Jones of the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce. The Lindsay Chamber of Commerce represents more than 500 businesses and associations in the southern half of the City of Kawartha Lakes and Gayle represents the marketing end of this great organization. Her roll is to help you market your business using the vast resources the Lindsay Chamber of Commerce has to offer. www.lindsaychamber.com
Welcome to Janet O'Mara of Gregory & Associates. Janet was literally "born" into her career of bookeeping. If your bookeeping skills are weak or lacking that level of expertise then take advantage of Janet's years of experience to keep you and your business on track.
Welcome to Joanne Jehu of Faithlife Financial. Joanne can help you to determine your family's financial needs and custom design an insurance and investment program that's just right for you - ensuring a secure future for your loved ones. www.faithlifefinancial.ca/about/district_reps/show_rep.cgi/jjehu
A special "thank you" to Gloria Broad of Mary Kay cosmetics for a wonderful talk about "Attitude and Marketing your Business". We sometimes take for granted the power of positive thinking, so let's think positive, believe in ourselves and use the strength and knowledge of the members of WIN to help achieve our successes!