Upcoming events

    • 11 Jan 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Dutch's Daughter, 581 Himes Avenue, Frederick, MD 21703

    Join WBN members at the first meeting of the new year.

    Convert Your Resolutions into Realities – Tips and Tools for Creating a Simpler Lifestyle

    January is the perfect time for a fresh start, but too often our New Year’s resolutions fail to create the changes we desire. This presentation will provide you with invaluable and easy-to-implement strategies for managing your time and possessions. You will learn ways to establish a supportive and simpler lifestyle that brings alignment to home, work and life.

    Facilitator: Donna Dettling is a simplicity consultant and coach, professional organizer, speaker, and artist. In 2010, she left an accounting career that spanned over thirty years to start her business, Simpler Life Solutions. Open and down-to-earth, she brings compassion and calm to her clients. She combines her intuitive, creative, and practical skills to create warm, uncluttered spaces, functional systems, and sensible storage. She guides clients toward a simpler, supportive lifestyle by teaching them to eliminate excess, implement routines, and reframe detrimental thoughts and emotions. Together they establish a solid framework that provides the space, time, and mindset needed to focus on essentials and live with joy and ease.

    Donna is an active member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO). She has been featured in the Washingtonian Magazine and on radio and television interview shows. She is a sought-after speaker and a respected leader in church, community, and professional organizations. Learn more at www.SimplerLifeSolutions.com

    • 08 Feb 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Dutch's Daughter, 581 Himes Avenue, Frederick, MD 21703
    Registration is closed

    Preparing for a Life Event: Are You and Your Documents Ready?

    Do you know what documents are important to have if something unexpected happens to you or a loved one? Are those documents accessible, updated, and adequate to help those affected by the event? Would your loved ones know what to do, who to contact or where to look for this information if something happens to you? Karen Smith of Money Mentor Group, LLC will share her first-hand knowledge on the importance of being prepared for a Life Event, which includes having the right documents in place, reviewing them to make sure they are adequate, and having them organized and accessible to loved ones, which can help make an emotional situation a little easier to get through.

    Facilitator: Karen Smith is a certified Life Coach and co-owner of Money Mentor Group, LLC. Her husband’s sudden and unexpected death before the age of 50 made her realize that even though they were knowledgeable about finances, they were not prepared for this unexpected Life Event. That experience led her to author her book, “I Didn’t See That Coming!” which includes worksheets and an easy 4-step process to organize, record, review and store the important legal, financial and insurance documents that have a significant impact on the after-effects of a Life Event.

    Karen has spoken at various venues in the DC metro area, including Maryland Women’s Conference and Maryland Society of Accountants. She is a member of Women’s Business Network and the 2014 class of Frederick County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Frederick County. She can be reached at karen@moneymentorgroup.com.

    • 08 Mar 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Dutch's Daughter, 581 Himes Avenue, Frederick, MD 21703
    Registration is closed

    The Top Ten Employee Management Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

    Employees are a company’s greatest expense and their greatest resource. As a small business owner or supervisor, you know that managing employees can be a complicated and time consuming process. However, many small businesses don’t have the luxury of an in-house HR department, so these tasks fall to the organization’s leadership team. Some studies show that small business owners spend at least 30% of their time on people management issues.

    In this fast-paced presentation, you will learn how to easily avoid the top ten employee management mistakes. We will discuss proactive steps you can take to avoid unnecessary liability. You’ll also learn best practices to implement in your own organizations, including proven and effective HR strategies.

    Facilitator: Amanda Haddaway is the managing director and lead consultant and trainer for HR Answerbox, a boutique consultancy focused on solving the people problems that business owners, executives, and managers face on a daily basis. Amanda has more 35,000 hours of experience in corporate HR services, which allows her to effectively partner with organizations to help them solve their human resources and employee challenges.

    She holds the two highest professional certifications in human resources, SPHR and SHRM-SCP, as well as a Master’s degree from George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Jurisprudence degree in Labor and Employment Law at Tulane University Law School.

    Amanda is a national speaker and a published author of two books and numerous articles. She serves as the deputy director for the Maryland SHRM State Council and the chairperson for the Frederick County Workforce Development Board. She is an adjunct instructor at Montgomery College and a trainer for the Society for Human Resource Management.

Past events

09 Nov 2017 LinkedIn - Making it Work for YOU
27 Oct 2017 10th Annual Steps to Success 2017
27 Oct 2017 10th Annual Steps to Success Sponsorship
14 Sep 2017 Bringing Your Visions to Life
10 Aug 2017 Speed Networking
13 Jul 2017 Child Anxiety: How to Minimize Risk and Optimize Health
08 Jun 2017 Creating a Successful Business Plan
11 May 2017 2017 Women's Business Showcase
11 May 2017 May 2017 Showcase Table Reservation
13 Apr 2017 Adding Events to your Marketing Arsenal
09 Mar 2017 Speed Networking
09 Feb 2017 Social Media Panel
12 Jan 2017 New Year - New You
08 Dec 2016 December Fun Event
10 Nov 2016 Small Business Resources for Women Owned Businesses
14 Oct 2016 9th Annual Steps to Success 2016
14 Oct 2016 9th Annual Steps to Success Sponsorship
08 Sep 2016 Fearless Creativity: 5 Steps to Achieving Your #1 Dream
14 Jul 2016 Speed Networking
09 Jun 2016 The Positive Money Mentality
12 May 2016 Women's Business Showcase
12 May 2016 May Showcase Table Reservation
14 Apr 2016 A Checklist - Protecting the Financial Future of your Business
10 Mar 2016 Diversity in the Marketplace: The ABC's of the XYZ's
11 Feb 2016 The Ease and Importance of Being a "Super Packer"
11 Feb 2016 Daniel Pink at the Weinberg
14 Jan 2016 Your Future Self Will Thank You
13 Nov 2015 Top 5 First Impressions to Build Revenue
09 Oct 2015 8th Annual Steps to Success Sponsorship
09 Oct 2015 8th Annual Steps to Success 2015
11 Sep 2015 Take Control: Financial Strategies for Women
10 Jul 2015 July Networking Extravaganza
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