Upcoming events

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

    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.

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

    Women & Sales 101

    You will learn how to get beyond the cold call and build relationships and trust with your prospects and clients so you can build your business and get referrals. Learn key prospecting techniques, networking tips, how to follow-up and pointers for closing the deal.

    Facilitator: Jean Wright has been in sales and marketing jobs for all of her career. Her past experience includes group sales director at a racetrack, sales representative for a personnel agency, marketing representative for a non-profit, sales director for a home-based business, and general sales manager for a global company. Jean currently works as an account executive at Frederick Magazine. Her years of sales experience in various types of businesses has provided her with a good understanding of what it takes to be a successful and respected sales professional.

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

    Accessing Your Inner Leader

    Description coming soon!

    Facilitator: Ginny Roberts 

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

    Reclaim Your Serenity

    In this lecture Judy will explore holistic techniques to help women reclaim peace and balance. You will learn how chronic stress affects the body, mind and spirit and about holistic techniques available to promote healing and balance.

    Facilitator: Judy Buchanan is a Medical Reiki Master and Reiki Teacher. Her passion is to empower women to safely release trauma, anxiety, grief and pain so they can feel better and thrive. She has been a student of holistic therapies for more than a decade and believes education is a fundamental means to empowering others. The first 20 years of her career Judy spent in service as an Army Medical Service Corps Officer.  She holds bachelors in Social Work and a Masters in Business Administration. Illness and pain in her thirties lead her to explore many holistic healing practices but Reiki changed her life. Judy provides Reiki treatments, training and lectures throughout the community.

Past events

08 Feb 2018 Preparing for a Life Event: Are You and Your Documents Ready?
11 Jan 2018 Creating Simpler Life Solutions
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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