Women in Business Bites

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Want to get your networking on and don’t know where to start?

Come join us at a fun and casual networking event.

NAWBO is partnering with Asentiv to start a new series called Women in Business Bites. It will be fun and light, and you will get to enjoy some great wine and bites in the process. We will be jump-starting the evening with curated networking with Rebecca Maxwell, and then you can take it from there. Join our community and build relationships that will bring success to you and your business.

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NAWBO Referral Group

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“I attended the first NRG meeting and was impressed by the thought that went behind creating this group.  I believe that all who attend and commit to this group will see their business grow exponentially.  I’m looking forward to making new friends while growing my business.”

-Mercedes Hernandez-Lata

S&M Expediting

Member Expectations As members of NAWBO Referral Group, we abide by a code of ethics and certain explicit expectations in order to create a supportive and professional networking environment. If you are a current member or considering joining, please make yourself familiar with these expectations and ask for clarification as needed.

Membership Code of Ethics. Members shall comply with the following:

  1. Each Member will commit to punctual attendance at regularly scheduled meetings.
  2. Each Member will provide the quality of services at the prices he or she has quoted.
  3. Each Member will be truthful with the Members and their referrals.
  4. Each Member will build goodwill and trust among Members and their referrals.
  5. Each Member will take responsibility for following up with the referrals that he or she receives.
  6. Each Member will live up to the ethical standards of their profession.
  7. Each Member will display a positive and supportive attitude with the Members of the Group.
  8. Each Member agrees to abide by these guidelines and all applicable NAWBO by-laws, guidelines, rules and regulations.

Are you here to sell products to the group? If you answered yes, you are in the wrong place! It may be true that some members of NRG may be in need of your services. However, your target is more likely the people that we know- our friends, family, co-workers or clients.

How do you reach them? By getting to know members, having one-to-one’s, and growing those professional relationships. When you know someone better, they are more likely to be comfortable and confident putting their reputation in your hands by referring you to their network. Building trust and establishing credibility are critical factors for successful networking.

Do you want to join a supportive, successful, professional networking group in order to build your business as well as the other group members? Welcome—you found the right place!

Who We are We are an inclusive diverse-friendly group of professionals. We are NAWBO Referral Group. Our Goal is for our members to build trust and long-term relationships within our group to create business opportunities. We offer a forum for business owners and professionals to market themselves, get educated, and grow their businesses in a supportive, proactive peer-to-peer environment.

How Networking helps your business…

As business owners or sales professionals, we can always use more business.

Personal 1:1 networking is a proven way to increase your business and knowledge base. Through face-to-face business networking, we take the time to get to know the members of the group, and that in turn helps us grow our business from referrals. By creating and nurturing professional relationships, our network grows further and faster than most kinds of advertising would foster.

Equally, our business clients benefit from our membership in NRG because when they ask, “Do you know anyone who does or provides ______?” we can answer, “Yes, I do, and you MUST contact _____.”

Being able to provide business and professional referrals enhances our value to our clients and potential clients.

Be Our Guest Members are encouraged to invite their colleagues, clients and business associates to attend as guests. Guests may attend a maximum of two (2) meetings during any consecutive three hundred sixty-five (365) day period and do not need to be NAWBO members. Guest attendance is open to any business owner and/or entrepreneur engaged in a legitimate, lawful and ethical business profession. Guests may fully participate in meetings except they may not distribute marketing materials other than business cards.

Frequently Asked Questions We are a diverse and inclusive group; everyone is welcome.

When and how often do you meet? We meet every other week on Thursdays. We meet from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Where do you meet? We do not have a permanent location, and you will be notified when we have permanent location or if there is a change of our current location.

Do you practice “one seat per-profession/specialty”? Yes we do. We maintain an environment where members can freely give referrals. Having two members in the same “seat” interferes with that goal.

I travel a lot. How many absences are allowed? Members should have no more than two (2) unexcused absences per any 6-month period. If you know you need to miss a meeting in advance, you should arrange for a substitute.

Can I visit as a guest? Please do! You may visit as a guest a maximum of two (2) meetings in any 365-day period. Contact us at NAWBO.NRG to find out when our next meeting is taking place.

How much are dues? We also have a one-time $100 application fee when you join, which is refunded if you are not accepted into NRG.

Can I be a member of another networking group if I am a member of NRG? Yes. We do not have any restrictions on you participating in other networking groups as long as you are supporting the business growth and networks of our members.

Do I have to join NAWBO NYC to be a member of NRG?

Yes. All NRG members must also be members in good standing with NAWBO NYC. Join NAWBO NYC at this website: www.nawbonyc.org. Separate fees for a NAWBO NYC membership apply. 

How long before I might see business from being a member? Every business is different. The faster and more thoroughly you engage with members of our group, the more likely you will generate referrals. And of course, like any networking group, we cannot guarantee referral business.

BEING A GUEST: Please prepare a 60-second commercial about you and your business. Include who is a good referral for you and how your business is making a difference. Bring 30 business cards to hand out.

Please use this link to join the meeting: https://zoom.us/j/693437044

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An Evening Social

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Join New York Women in Business in the Chelsea gallery district for an exclusive networking

event that’s stimulating and fun.

Mix and mingle at this event led by SCORE and sponsored by Alix

Experience and VeroVino Craft Wines. Meet professional women and

entrepreneurs across a wide range of industries.

  • Find out how the art business works as Kathy Markel, founder and owner of Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, talks about her gallery, how she got into the business and what she learned along the way.
  • Make new connections, broaden your network, participate in a fun ice-breaker activity.
  • Taste delicious artisanal wines from Italy.

What’s not to like?

REMEMBER TO BRING LOTS OF BUSINESS CARDS.

Don’t wait. Space is limited, and we expect this to sell out.

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August New Member Orientation Call

The Member Orientation is a part of the New Member 30-day Challenge.

What is that you might ask?   

The New Member Orientation is a monthly Zoom call that’s mandatory for all new members.  The call takes place on the 1st Thursday of every month at 11:00 am.  

It is a 60-minute call each new member is required to attend.  On the call, you will receive information about NAWBO and all its benefits and what is required for you as a new member.   

Please be available to give a one- minute spotlight about yourself and your company.  

It is important that you RSVP for this call and that you dial-in on time.

If you are a new member that has fallen through that cracks, please contact me at Noreen@Noreensumptercoach.com in advance with your information so that you can be added to the call.   

Looking forward to meeting you all.

NAWBO Referral Group

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“I attended the first NRG meeting and was impressed by the thought that went behind creating this group.  I believe that all who attend and commit to this group will see their business grow exponentially.  I’m looking forward to making new friends while growing my business.”

-Mercedes Hernandez-Lata

S&M Expediting

Member Expectations As members of NAWBO Referral Group, we abide by a code of ethics and certain explicit expectations in order to create a supportive and professional networking environment. If you are a current member or considering joining, please make yourself familiar with these expectations and ask for clarification as needed.

Membership Code of Ethics. Members shall comply with the following:

  1. Each Member will commit to punctual attendance at regularly scheduled meetings.
  2. Each Member will provide the quality of services at the prices he or she has quoted.
  3. Each Member will be truthful with the Members and their referrals.
  4. Each Member will build goodwill and trust among Members and their referrals.
  5. Each Member will take responsibility for following up with the referrals that he or she receives.
  6. Each Member will live up to the ethical standards of their profession.
  7. Each Member will display a positive and supportive attitude with the Members of the Group.
  8. Each Member agrees to abide by these guidelines and all applicable NAWBO by-laws, guidelines, rules and regulations.

Are you here to sell products to the group? If you answered yes, you are in the wrong place! It may be true that some members of NRG may be in need of your services. However, your target is more likely the people that we know- our friends, family, co-workers or clients.

How do you reach them? By getting to know members, having one-to-one’s, and growing those professional relationships. When you know someone better, they are more likely to be comfortable and confident putting their reputation in your hands by referring you to their network. Building trust and establishing credibility are critical factors for successful networking.

Do you want to join a supportive, successful, professional networking group in order to build your business as well as the other group members? Welcome—you found the right place!

Who We are We are an inclusive diverse-friendly group of professionals. We are NAWBO Referral Group. Our Goal is for our members to build trust and long-term relationships within our group to create business opportunities. We offer a forum for business owners and professionals to market themselves, get educated, and grow their businesses in a supportive, proactive peer-to-peer environment.

How Networking helps your business…

As business owners or sales professionals, we can always use more business.

Personal 1:1 networking is a proven way to increase your business and knowledge base. Through face-to-face business networking, we take the time to get to know the members of the group, and that in turn helps us grow our business from referrals. By creating and nurturing professional relationships, our network grows further and faster than most kinds of advertising would foster.

Equally, our business clients benefit from our membership in NRG because when they ask, “Do you know anyone who does or provides ______?” we can answer, “Yes, I do, and you MUST contact _____.”

Being able to provide business and professional referrals enhances our value to our clients and potential clients.

Be Our Guest Members are encouraged to invite their colleagues, clients and business associates to attend as guests. Guests may attend a maximum of two (2) meetings during any consecutive three hundred sixty-five (365) day period and do not need to be NAWBO members. Guest attendance is open to any business owner and/or entrepreneur engaged in a legitimate, lawful and ethical business profession. Guests may fully participate in meetings except they may not distribute marketing materials other than business cards.

Frequently Asked Questions We are a diverse and inclusive group; everyone is welcome.

When and how often do you meet? We meet every other week on Thursdays. We meet from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Where do you meet? We do not have a permanent location, and you will be notified when we have permanent location or if there is a change of our current location.

Do you practice “one seat per-profession/specialty”? Yes we do. We maintain an environment where members can freely give referrals. Having two members in the same “seat” interferes with that goal.

I travel a lot. How many absences are allowed? Members should have no more than two (2) unexcused absences per any 6-month period. If you know you need to miss a meeting in advance, you should arrange for a substitute.

Can I visit as a guest? Please do! You may visit as a guest a maximum of two (2) meetings in any 365-day period. Contact us at NAWBO.NRG to find out when our next meeting is taking place.

How much are dues? We also have a one-time $100 application fee when you join, which is refunded if you are not accepted into NRG.

Can I be a member of another networking group if I am a member of NRG? Yes. We do not have any restrictions on you participating in other networking groups as long as you are supporting the business growth and networks of our members.

Do I have to join NAWBO NYC to be a member of NRG?

Yes. All NRG members must also be members in good standing with NAWBO NYC. Join NAWBO NYC at this website: www.nawbonyc.org. Separate fees for a NAWBO NYC membership apply. 

How long before I might see business from being a member? Every business is different. The faster and more thoroughly you engage with members of our group, the more likely you will generate referrals. And of course, like any networking group, we cannot guarantee referral business.

BEING A GUEST: Please prepare a 60-second commercial about you and your business. Include who is a good referral for you and how your business is making a difference. Bring 30 business cards to hand out.

Please use this link to join the meeting: https://zoom.us/j/693437044

Register now

Women in Business Bites

Register now

Want to get your networking on and don’t know where to start?

Come join us at a fun and casual networking event.

NAWBO is partnering with Asentiv to start a new series called Women in Business Bites. It will be fun and light, and you will get to enjoy some great wine and bites in the process. We will be jump-starting the evening with curated networking with Rebecca Maxwell, and then you can take it from there. Join our community and build relationships that will bring success to you and your business.

Register now

Virtual Connect & Learn: Video Marketing- Raising Brand Awareness

We all know that video marketing is crucial to every business these days. Whether you have a product or a service, your client and customer is more likely to watch a video rather than read a long pdf. But tackling the world of video can appear to be a big task. Should I hire a professional spend a lot of dollars and hope to see returns or should I make it myself. If so, where should I begin? How can I use video to tell my brand story more effectively? 

All these are valid questions and we have the answers, and more!

At the end of this session, you will

1) be equipped to produce a brand video

2) know how to create your brand’s visual story

3) develop a new way of employing video into your marketing strategy

 

Presented by: Sania Jhankar

 Sania Jhankar is the Co-Founder & Head of Production at an all-female production company, Luminoustudios.

Sania Jhankar has been working in the Film & Commercial Industry in New York City for the last 10 years, in the capacity of a Producer & Director. As the head of production at Luminoustudios, she has produced over 150 videos & commercials over the years. You can check out some of the work here:https://luminoustudios.com/videos/

At Luminoustudios, the clientele includes Google Maps, Polaroid, Kodak, Fiverr, Storycorps, Splacer, StartApp, & UCI, amongst others. Sania has developed concepts & produced a variety of content ranging from TV commercials, lifestyle videos, social media ads as well as crowdfunding campaign videos. So far, Luminoustudios has had a 100% success rate with all my crowdfunding videos in that they all have surpassed their goals.

In 2018, Luminoustudios was selected for Maria Sharapova’s Spectacular Seven Entrepreneur Program amongst thous&s of applications from all over the US. As a top finalist across the nation, the team at Luminoustudios works with Sugarpova & NAWBO to build a stronger business.

The same year Sania was selected by Procter & Gamble as one of the top 10 women directors to produce exclusive content for their brand, Gillette Venus. The topic of the video was “a woman’s choice,” and Sania was featured in it. On the same lines, Sania has been active in the female empowerment movement in NYC & a part of groups such as Nawbo, Quilt, Film Fatales & FilmmakeHers.

Sania has several years of experience as a director, writer, producer & editor of features, short-form content & commercials. She is highly experienced in creative development, dramatic filming & working with actors. She has written over 5 original feature film scripts & dozens of short-form content. As a director & creative producer, her films have received national & international recognition & awards at prestigious film festivals. She has a BFA from NYU in Film/TV.

 

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Virtual Connect & Learn: When Generations Collide – Better Communication Strategies

Sometimes we find ourselves generalizing the behaviors and attitudes of a whole generation.  We overlook the many individual characteristics of a person such as personality, values, intelligence, talents, skills and more.  And generation is one of those influences on an individual.  We all have some bias and perceptions of people from the generation(s) before and after us.  Where there are differences, there can be the potential for conflict. 

To preempt and to resolve conflict, we first need to understand the differences and then “lean in” to learn how to best work with those who are different.  Only then can we learn to appreciate what other people can bring to the situation and become productive together. 

In this session, we will participate in an activity to understand the various generations – the world they grew up in, their home life, and their work environment.  We will draw conclusions that help us to understand people from the various generations better and use that information to communicate better and work together.

Presented by Caryn Lee

 

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Virtual Connect & Learn: Transform Your Thinking to Positively Impact Business Results

“Neuroscience has revealed that when we make decisions, we’re not always in charge… and that listening to your gut is critical to the collaboration between emotion and reason in the brain” (Harvard Business Review, Special Issue, January 2019). However, as women entrepreneurs, oftentimes we are told how to express and present ourselves, often ignoring the wisdom we carry within us. Furthermore, powerful cultural messages reinforce some of our negative self-talk while we struggle to balance what we know to be instinctively true with acceptable social behaviors. 

In this interactive webinar, you will:

  • Explore ten dimensions that women consistently take into account while making business decisions.
  • Review the principles of a unique, empowering model called WISDOM™: Women Influencing Self-Directed Outward Motion. 
  • Evaluate the impact that your thinking has on your business. 
  • Come up with at least two concrete actions to transform your business results. 

As a leader, you want to utilize all available tools to successfully grow your company. Sometimes the most simple changes have the greatest impact! Raising your awareness of your internal dialogue and working on how you express these thoughts become the first steps toward creating a more profitable business. 

 

Presented by Eugenia Lunden, 
Founder and CEO of Lunden International LLC – a certified woman and minority-owned business

Eugenia is award-winning innovator who has been positively impacting the performance and culture of many organizations through creating and transforming workplace programs. She has a Masters of Counseling degree and has held numerous executivepositions prior to becoming a small business owner. Her professional skills, leadership, and career advancement programs have been internationally recognized as Best-of-Class. She supports her clients through providing customized solutions and her own unique creations, such as WISDOM™coaching and workshops and the Technology 101 for New Business Owners program. Eugenia is honored to serve on the Board of NAWBO Silicon Valley as Director of Marketing and Social Media.

 

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Virtual Connect & Learn: How To Use Facebook & LinkedIn to Generate More Sales

Tami Wloch 

Director of Social/Digital Marketing, Strategic & Creative Marketing Inc.

847-271-4066

Tami@SCmarketinginc.com

www.scmarketinginc.com

Tami Wloch’s career includes 20 years of corporate sales and marketing experience in retail, tourism, and telecommunications, plus entrepreneurial experience gained by starting and managing multiple retail businesses. 

Tami is highly-skilled in Paid Social Ad Campaigns and runs customer campaigns that can obtain 50,000+ views in a month and have engagement rates 200%+ higher than average. Due to her successful ad campaigns, she has a rep assigned from Facebook that keeps Tami up-to-date with the latest changes on that Platform plus Tami serves on:

  • 3 Facebook Advisory Panels to analyze features and provide feedback to Facebook Corporate and
  • 1 Adobe Spark Panel advising Adobe designers regarding features in their custom graphic & video program and
  • 1 LinkedIn Advisor Panel providing feedback for many tools used by LinkedIn

Tami teaches classes in Social Media to help business owners understand the complex world of gaining customers thru Social Platforms thru hands-on techniques they can implement for immediate results. In addition, she is certified in both SEO and Google Analytics. 

 

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