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Women TIES creates, hosts, sponsors and supports a variety of local, regional and state-wide entrepreneurial events. The website is updated frequently with important strategic networking and educational programs. You'll find event details, speaker profiles and registration information. Bookmark this page, so you can visit it easily to learn more about valuable entrepreneurial events to help you grow your business. Women TIES believes attending our strategic sales, networking and educational events is a valuable investment in your business.


Women's Athletic Network Event "Doing Business on the Golf Course" - Free Golf Clinic and Networking Hour

Wendy Stark Featuring:
Wendy Stark
PGA Professional
The Links at Erie Village

Thursday, April 24, 2014
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The Links at Erie Village, East Syracuse, New York

Reservations due:  April 23

$5.00  (One hour golf clinic and one drink at the networking event afterwards)

One of our Women TIES members Wendy Stark, a PGA Golf Professional at The Links at Erie Village, is offering a free golf clinic to all Women TIES members as we launch the new Women's Athletic Network.

Men have been doing business on the golf course for years! It's about time women entrepreneurs get in the 'game' so we can share our own business tips and develop stronger economic connections out on the golf course. If you have ever wanted to learn something about golf, join us at a free golf clinic being conducted by one of our members Wendy Stark, a PGA professional with a 14 year teaching background.

Take advantage of this free 60 minute golf clinic exclusively for Women TIES members! The clinic will be offered on Thursday night, April 24th from 6 - 7 pm (pending the opening of their range). There is no cost for the golf clinic but we will charge $5 for a drink during the networking hour.

Why not "swing" your way into a more professional business year with this second event of the Women TIES Women's Athletic Network? We promise it will be fun, educational and beneficial for your business.

About the Presenter

Wendy Stark is a Class A Member of the PGA. She has been teaching golf for 14 years to adults and juniors. She participated as a pro in the Duramed Tour. She also likes learning about the game, Callaway golf equipment, good golf books, and golf technology.



Crystal Awards Tea

Gwen Webber-McLeod and Randi Bregman Featuring:
Gwen Webber-McLeod and Randi Bregman

Sunday, April 27, 2014
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Traditions at the Links, 5900 N. Burdick Street, East Syracuse, New York

Reservations due:  April 21

$280.00  (Table of 8)

The Crystal Awards Tea luncheon is an uplifting & inspirational Sunday afternoon event! After mimosas & mingling, fine English teas will be brewed and delicate finger sandwiches, scones, quiche, fruit and signature desserts by 83 & Company will be enjoyed. Bring your favorite tea cup and saucer - so many of them have stories!

Meet the women and girls who are the recipients of 2014 Zonta scholarships;hear about service projects happening locally;and celebrate the 2014 Crystal Award honorees: and CNY women voted to be influential in improving the status of women and girls in our county.

This year the award goes to Randi Bregman Executive Director of Vera House and Gwen Webber-McLeod, Leadership trainer and sought after speaker.

Plus, there are wonderful raffle baskets and a PURSE POWER corner where you can take home nice handbags & briefcases for only $10 each!!! Coach bags, Calvin Klein, etc will be silent auctioned. Proceeds go to next year's scholarships!

Tables of 8 are available. $35 tickets must be purchased in advance! Patron listings & ad space are also available. Get yours at this website: www.ZontaDistrict2.org/Syracuse.

About the Presenter

This year's honorees are Gwen Webber-McLeod of Gwen, Inc. and Randi Bergman of Vera House.

Gwen Webber-Mcleod, president/CEO of Gwen, Inc., has more than 30 years experience in leadership development, facilitation, strategic planning and the development of effective coalitions/collaborations. Her You Cant Fail conference, in its 5th year, is designed to educate, inspire and connect women of color. She is famous for her advice to women, be confident, competent, courageous, and calm.

Randi Bregman has served Vera House, Inc., a not-for-profit human service agency for those affected by domestic and sexual violence, since 1990. While responsible for administration and financial management, supervision of staff, fund development, community education and program development; she still manages to keep a hands-on connection by counseling victims of rape and answering Vera Houses 24-hour domestic violence/sexual assault hotline.



Women TIES Rochester Luncheon "How to Boost Your Business With Cost-Effective Publicity" Sponsored by the Rochester Women's Network

Sandy Sloane Featuring:
Sandy Sloane
Solutions by Sloane

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Champion Hills Country Club, 675 Championship Drive, Victor, NY

Reservations due:  April 28

$29.00  (Promotion, marketing, lunch, sales list, speaker and promotional display tables)

Publicity can be a lifesaver for women who run small businesses that don't have a lot of money to spend on marketing. The effectiveness of just one great article, blog post or TV appearance can capture priceless marketing that can launch the company into the public eye forever. Many women entrepreneurs do not know how to use publicity effectively or how to continue to use the promotion they receive to further boost their business.

At the Women TIES Greater Rochester Event "How to Boost Your Business With Cost-Effective Publicity," Sandy Sloane, President of Solutions By Sloane, will share cost-effective ways to get publicity without spending a fortune, how to approach media, publicity mistakes to avoid, and how to boost the publicity you do receive for even more results. This is the perfect April program to help you spring your business forward with valuable publicity with little monetary investment.

We had to find a new place for our event due to Biaggi's losing their private banquet room to the Mall. Please join me at Champion Hills Country Club. They promise to have tables around the room to allow attendees to showcase their spring products or services to gain exposure and sales.

We are proud to have the Rochester Women's Network (RWN) as a media sponsor of this event. RWN is hosting a special event on May 8th called "Convert the Room" featuring Women TIES member Joleene Moody of JoleeneSpeaks! Please visit www.rwn.org for more information.

We are looking for one more co-sponsor for this program. If you are interested in great publicity and marketing for the next month, contact our office at 315-708-4288 or info@womenties.com.

About the Presenter

Sandy Sloane has had a bountiful life, living all over the nation and working at several different careers from white water river rafting guide to marketing director, from journalist to occupational therapist, from mommy to business owner of Solutions by Sloane, Sandy's special events and public relations consulting firm where she helps companies grow their businesses utilizing comprehensive communications programs. Recently relocated to the frozen tundra of Rochester from Fort Lauderdale with her new husband, Sandy is mom to two college aged kids, "bonus mom" to two high school kids and is owned by an adorable Sheltie-Golden Retriever mutt named Mischa who loves chasing squirrels and eating bologna.

Along the way, Sandy has been a journalist writing for dozens of multi-media platforms such as The Miami Herald, The Sun-Sentinel, Family Circle Magazine, and locally, The Democrat and Chronicle and HER Rochester, to name a few. She has also been responsible for generating publicity and public relations for a variety of clients including Macys New York and the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, Maxwell House Coffees 100 Houses in 100 Days campaign for Habitat for Humanity, and Walt Disney Worlds grand opening of Blizzard Beach Waterpark and Cinderellas Castle Cake Tour as well as numerous television and radio stations events and programming announcements.

Throughout her career, she has successfully achieved over 500 media placements and has had more than 100 articles published. During this time, she has learned the ins and outs of successfully pitching stories even when there was no real story to be told. Join Sandy as she shares easy-to-implement best practices for generating cost-effective publicity that can increase exposure, heighten awareness, and boost sales for your business without spending a fortune.



Positively Pink Packages' Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration and Fundraiser

Jennifer Tom Featuring:
Jennifer Tom
Positively Pink Packages

Saturday, May 3, 2014
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The BAR in Armory Square, Corner of Walton & Clinton, Syracuse, New York

Reservations due:  April 26

$50.00  (Advance Tickets)
$75.00  (At the Door Tickets)

Women TIES is proud to be a media sponsor of this event for one of our non-for-profit organization and mambers Jennifer Tom of Positively Pink Packages.

This annual Kentucky Derby fundraiser event is filled with all the things you would find at the Kentucky Derby! Come prepared for the Derby Hat Contest, drink Mint Julpes, Wine, Beer and great food. Register for the event at www.positively pinkpackages.org.

Positively Pink Packages has been providing free care packages to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and their families for the past three years ensuring no one faces breast cancer alone. It is a wonderful cause to support.

About the Presenter

One of the greatest challenges facing newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients is feeling overwhelmed and unprepared for the many physical and emotional challenges that lie ahead.

Positively Pink Packages is a local, non-profit organization that provides vital resources to breast cancer patients free of charge. Established by a breast cancer survivor, Positively Pink takes the best information, coping tools and comfort aids and puts them all in one place.

Positively Pink supplies Diagnosis Care Packages and Chemotherapy Care Packages to breast cancer patients across Central New York. These packages contain items such as cotton head turbans, satin pillowcases, DVDs, inspirational and educational books, and publications that help patients understand breast cancer, the choices they face and the resources available to help them and their families.

Supporting the physical, emotional and educational needs of local breast cancer patients by Positively Pink is made possible through the generosity of people. Learn more about how you can become part of Positively Pinks mission of ensuring that no one faces breast cancer alone.



Women TIES Syracuse Event "Lessons From A Stalled Business and a National Television Appearance" Sponsored by Cooperative Federal and The Jewish Observer

Bonni Phelps Featuring:
Bonni Stacconi Phelps
Baked Euphoria Cakes & Pastries

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Maplewood Inn, 7th North Street, Liverpool, NY

Reservations due:  May 4

$29.00  (promotional table display, sales, networking, lunch, educational program, and sales contact list)

Women TIES is proud to bring this popular Binghamton women entrepreneur who landed help for her stalled business from the national television show "The Bakery Boss" to Syracuse to inspire women entrepreneurs in CNY.

Women entrepreneurs are so involved with their companies it's hard to see where changes can or should be made to become more successful. By obtaining a 360 degree view of your business from someone else's perspective especially if that person is an expert in your industry can provide valuable business lessons and improvements to your enterprise.

At this special Women TIES Syracuse Luncheon, Bonni Stacconi Phelps of Baked Euphoria whose bakery was featured on the nationally syndicated show "Bakery Boss" will share lessons she learned about improving her business, customer service, products and relationships with customers and staff in order to become more successful.

Bonni learned some universal lessons every woman entrepreneur can think about and implement in their own companies to make improvements. This is a special event filled with inspiration, wisdom and practical advice to gain a 360 degree view of your business and make the improvements you need to make to be more successful.

We will once again allow women to display a limited amount of their products or services at this special winter showcase.

This event is sponsored by Cooperative Federal, a non-profit, community-owned credit union in Syracuse. Since 1982, they have provided loans, accounts, and advising to small businesses as part of our mission to build a strong, fair local economy. By providing smaller loans and credit lines, we help emerging and expanding businesses scale up -- the affordable way. Think outside the bank! Visit their website at www.coopfed.org.

The event is media sponsored The Jewish Observer a bi-weekly paid subscription newspaper and is the long standing source for local, national and international news of Jewish interest for the community of Central New York.

About the Presenter

Bonni has been in the food industry since 2003 when she opened her first Bakery/Cafe in Vestal, NY. She accomplished many things during her food career including working with a local publisher as a Recipe Tester for a series of regional cookbooks that are currently being used throughout the United States in Middle Schools and also at Barnes & Nobles stores. She also published a family cookbook. For four years Bonni was a Culinary Arts Instructor at The Art School in Vestal and Endwell, NY where she taught private cooking classes and conducted several cooking demonstrations at Barnes & Nobles.

Bonni has been decorating cakes and wedding cakes on a part-time basis since 1986. In 2009, while attending a bridal show with her daughter, she made the decision to go back into the food service business part-time while continuing to work a full time job to open Baked Euphoria Cakes & Pastries in Endwell. Within 3 months, Bonni had to leave her full-time position and went into the bakery business full-time. She has been fortunate enough to grow quickly and has taken the area by storm.

In 2013 after struggling with business operations, Bonni reached out to the hit show Bakery Boss to gain expert advice. In January 2014, Baked Euphoria Cakes & Pastries were featured in a Bakery Boss show. Since the show's airing, business has increased by 1000%.



Women TIES Greater Albany Event "Reach Your Ideal Customers with Dynamic Content Creation"

Danielle Klahr Featuring:
Danielle Klahr
Klahr Writing

Thursday, May 8, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Century House, Route 9, Latham, NY

Reservations due:  May 5

$29.00  (Sales, Marketing, Promotion, Lunch, Speaker, Sales Contact LIst)

As small business owners, we are always looking for the most effective and affordable methods to market our business. Dynamic content creation in your marketing efforts is an inexpensive way to generate interest in your company and establish yourself as a leader in your industry. It requires a targeted approach and outstanding writing to be successful.

At the May Women TIES Greater Albany and Saratoga Luncheon, Danielle Klahr of Klahr Writing will help you plan your content strategy and walk you through the process of content creation. Through an Interactive presentation, she will demonstrate how to determine your audience, select items to share with your followers, and write valuable content to connect you with ideal customers. You will leave with actionable items to take back to your business and use immediately in your internet marketing efforts.

Remember effective writing is vital in your blog, e-newsletters, social media, webinars and other marketing materials. Come learn how to improve your content creation to help attract the right customers to your business.

As always, we will allow women to display a small portion of their products or services at this event on display tables around the room. Jumpstart your May sales by attending our event and showcasing your business.

We are looking for one sponsor or two co-sponsors for this program, please contact our office at 315-708-4288 if you are interested in extensive PR the next six weeks.

About the Presenter

Danielle Klahr is the owner of Klahr Writing and author of Connect and Grow: Build Your Business with Content Creation. After years of working as an editor for a large publishing company, Danielle left her corporate job to follow her dream of starting her own business. Continuing to freelance as a writer and editor for her former company, she also tried to discover the right "fit" for her in small business ownership. After salon ownership, life coaching, and network marketing, she discovered the common thread that she enjoyed most in every business she tried - content creation.

Danielle loved writing blog posts, creating newsletters, and posting to social media for her businesses. She spent countless hours researching and learning about content marketing techniques and best practices. Late in 2013, Danielle decided to return to her roots and founded Klahr Writing. Offering content creation to her network of small business owners, the business grew rapidly. Within two short months, she tripled the income she had earned from her past businesses.

Danielle holds a BA in English from University at Albany and an MA in Human Behavior from National University, where she studied leadership, marketing, and social psychology. With an excellent command of the written word and a keen instinct for creating valuable content for consumers, she works with business owners to create content marketing strategies that will build their business.Danielle's writing has been featured by Project Eve, an online community for women entrepreneurs. Her book, Connect and Grow: Build Your Business with Content Creation, will be available for Amazon Kindle in April 2014.




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