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  Maureen's Hope Foundation: Love, Laughs & Lager Tenth Year Celebration - Media Sponsored by Women TIES
  Women TIES Greater Binghamton Luncheon "The 5 Step Marketing Plan" Sponsored by the Women's Business Center of NYS and The Binghamton Reporter
  Women TIES Greater Saratoga/Albany Event: "Leadership Success Strategies" Co-sponsored by the Women's Business Center of NYS
  Women TIES Rochester Luncheon "Five Keys to Good Fortune" Co-Sponsored by Ulmer's Place
  7th Annual Celebrating Women in Business Conference & Trade Show - Media Sponsored by Women TIES
  You Can't Fail Conference - Media Sponsored by Women TIES
  Women TIES Greater Ithaca & Cortland Luncheon: "Using Podcasts to Find Your Tribe & Build Your Business" Co-sponsored by the Womens Business Center of NYS
  Women TIES Mohawk Valley Luncheon & Holiday Showcase "Helping Your Prospects Say Yes More Often" Co-Sponsored by the Women's Business Center of NYS
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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.


Maureen's Hope Foundation: Love, Laughs & Lager Tenth Year Celebration - Media Sponsored by Women TIES

Susan Bertrand Featuring:
Susan Bertrand
Maureen's Hope Foundation

Friday, October 24, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Anheuser-Busch Baldwinsville Brewery, 2885 Belgium Road, Baldwinsville, NY 13027

Reservations due:  October 10

$75.00  (Event admittance, festive beers and food, and music)

Women TIES is proud to be an advisory board member of Maureen's Hope Foundation and a media sponsor of Maureen's Hope Foundation 10th Year Celebration. Women entrepreneurs are invited to join us at this festiva celebration.

Because of your support over the past 10 years,
Maureens Hope Foundation has been able to offer assistance and hope to over 1,400 families facing the challenges of a cancer diagnosis or other life-altering disease.

The event includes a fabulous fall menu, full array of Anheuser-Busch products, as well as music, dancing, raffles and more!

Tickets are $75 per person. They are very limited so if you would like to attend you must make reservations online at www.maureenshope.org by 10/10/14.

Sponsorship opportunities are available online as well.

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, you may donate online or send a check to: Maureens Hope, 44 Oswego Street, Baldwinsville, NY 13027

About the Presenter

"We all go through experiences in life that leave us a changed person. I don't think I had ever truly understood how essential it is to live your life with hope until I watched my younger sister Maureen during her two year battle with cancer. Hope gave her the courage to face life's challenges and the belief that life holds wonderful possibilities. It kept her dreams alive and nourished her spirit. Maureen was blessed with hope and though it exists for all of us, sometimes it must be found." Susan Bertrand, Founder, Maureen's Hope Foundation.



Women TIES Greater Binghamton Luncheon "The 5 Step Marketing Plan" Sponsored by the Women's Business Center of NYS and The Binghamton Reporter

Lee Ann Capogrossi Featuring:
Lee Ann Capogrossi
Forte Marketing Solutions

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Traditions at the Glen, 4101 Watson Blvd. Johnson City, NY 13790

Reservations due:  October 25

$29.00  (Promotion, Sales List, Education, Lunch, Networking, Inspiration)

Attracting new prospects and maintaining relationships with existing customers are two very important functions that allow women entrepreneurs to grow their business. Keeping your brand in front of your target audience is the best way to generate interest and excitement, leading to increased sales and greater customer loyalty.

Everyone in business has an area of expertise. For many, marketing is not one of them  but it doesnt have to be a barrier to entry! Putting together a simple plan, with the right mix of activities to fit your budget, is an effective way to boost your brand presence and increase your sales without having to know everything there is to know about marketing.

At the Women TIES Greater Binghamton Luncheon: "The 5-Step Marketing Plan" sponsored by the Women's Business Center of New York State, Lee Ann Capogrossi, a marketing specialist from Ithaca, NY, will spend 30 minutes helping you build a successful marketing plan for the New Year! Shell also explain the key principles of marketing, why having a marketing plan is important, how to choose the right marketing activities for your audience, and even share some ideas with you on how to market your business without even spending any money!

Lee Ann is a long time member of Women TIES and has presented marketing programs at other events that our members have truly enjoyed. Don't miss this chance to eduate yourself on marketing and sales as you prepare for a new business year.

We will allow women to showcase a limited amount of products and services at this event. We will be in the smaller of the two rooms so be prepared to share limited tables. Thank you.

The event is co-sponsored by the Women's Business Center of New York State and the Binghamton Reporter.

Please learn more about the Women's Business Center at www.nywbc.org and The Binghamton Reporter at www.thereportergroup.org.

About the Presenter

Lee Ann Capogrossi is a marketing specialist with over 20 years of sales and marketing experience. Five years ago, Lee Ann left a marketing management position with a Fortune 500 company to start her own marketing consulting business, and now helps local entrepreneurs and national businesses across the country become better marketers. She earned an MBA from the Binghamton University School of Management in 2003, taught Principles of Marketing and Customer Service courses at TC3 for several years and was an instructor with Empire State College for 9 years. Lee Ann has also been a Jazzercise instructor & franchisee in the Lansing & Cortland areas for the last 10 years and loves the freedom and flexibility of being an entrepreneur!



Women TIES Greater Saratoga/Albany Event: "Leadership Success Strategies" Co-sponsored by the Women's Business Center of NYS

Joanne Yepsend Featuring:
Joanne Yepsen

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Inn at Saratoga, Broadway Street, Saratoga Springs, New York

Reservations due:  October 25

$29.00  (sales tables, promotion, lunch, education, inspiration, sales contact list)

Women entrepreneurs must be strong leaders to create, maintain and succeed in business. Leadership comes from our internal make-up as well as our education and experiences. But sometimes the best leadership wisdom comes from women who have broken barriers and succeeded where few others have. Running a marathon, running for office or running a company all require strong internal leadership qualities.

At this special Women TIES Greater Saratoga Luncheon, Joanne Yepsen, the Mayor of Saratoga Springs, will share her personal leadership success strategies with other Greater Albany and Saratoga women business owners. Joanne will share her perspective on what has made her and other women shes witnessed successful. Some of her strategies include building a strong coalition of support , using concise messaging, and aiding others in their own leadership pursuits.

Dont miss this opportunity to travel to beautiful Saratoga to network, promote and market your company while being inspired at the same time by other women in the room including Mayor Joanne Yepsen.

There will be a limited number of promotional tables around the room so women can promote and market their goods and services. Space is limited for this event so make your reservations today!

This event is co-sponsored by the Women's Business Center of New York State. Learn more about their free services to help women entrepreneurs at www.nywbc.org.

We are looking for another co-sponsor of this program. If you are looking for some great marketing exposure over the next month, please contact our office at 315-708-4288.

About the Presenter

Joanne Dittes Yepsen is currently the Mayor of Saratoga Springs after being County Supervisor for Saratoga Springs successfully from 2007 - 2013.

Joanne became an entrepreneur in 2001 when she launched her own business, COLTIVARE, to assist non-profit organizations in the areas of capital and annual campaign planning, board development, internal and external assessment, strategic planning and event fund raising.

In 2011, Joanne merged forces with business partner Ruth Fein Wallens to create Critical Needs Now, best known for producing a state-wide annual International Womens Day in Albany on March 8 and completion of the Wakonda Lodge restoration at Wiawaka on Lake George, the oldest womens retreat center in the country.

Practicing what she preaches, Joanne has held extensive leadership volunteer positions in the community. She served as Vice President of Saratoga PLAN (Preserving Land and Nature), formerly the Open Space Project of Saratoga; on the Board of the Saratoga County Arts Council, where she served two years as President of the Board; the Presbyterian New England Congregational Church; and the Saratoga Care Foundation. She also served as President of the Womens Press Club of New York State and taught a curriculum that Joanne designed at the Adirondack Community College entitled Stimulating Growth for Non-Profit Organizations. She is a 1980 graduate of Hartwick College, and is a proud member of the 1993 graduating class of the Saratoga Leadership Program.



Women TIES Rochester Luncheon "Five Keys to Good Fortune" Co-Sponsored by Ulmer's Place

Penelope Pankow Featuring:
Penelope Pankow
F. Olivers Oils and Vinegars

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, 199 Woodcliff Drive, Fairport, New York 14450

Reservations due:  November 9

$29.00  (Promotion, Sales, Lunch, Education and Inspiration )

People are always looking for good fortune. It might be in the form of large amounts of financial wealth, positive fateful experiences or great luck. Women entrepreneurs in particular hope their entrepreneurial path sets them on a road to a prosperous destiny where their companies are highly recognized, successful and flourishing.

At our last Women TIES Rochester Event of 2014, come listen to Penelope Pankow, Proprietor of F. Olivers Oils and Vinegars, share the "Five Keys to Good Fortune" that helped her business grow to four locations across the state. Learn how creating a positive respectful business culture, a hospitality-centric customer service policy, a constant focus on what is next and two other keys to drive your company to good fortune too.

Dont miss this opportunity to hear from this very successful woman who produces an exceptional product line and excellent customer service to inspire you to higher levels of your own entrepreneurial success.

We will have display tables around the perimeter of the room to allow for limited promotion and sales of women owned businesses products. Come prepared to learn, sell and be inspired.

This event is being co-sponsored by Ulmer's Place, a Boutique Travel Agency that specializes in the Clients needs and desires related to travel. They work with individuals who require business travel as well as individuals that des ire recreational travel. They also cater to couples, families and business groups to coordinate their travel plans for recreation or Retreats. If you are looking to get to that next Business meeting, to take that long awaited Tour, celebrate that Special Occasion, take care of those travel items on your Bucket List or just get-away for a quick retreat, Ulmers Place will coordinate and plan all the details so you can travel without the associated stressors.Ulmers Place will be your gateway to travel. Visit www.ulmersplace.com for more information.

We are looking for another co-sponsor for this program. If you are interested in exceptional marketing, please contact our office at 315-708-4288.

About the Presenter

F. Oliver's is the culmination of proprietor Penelope Pankow's lifelong love of good food, the company of friends and family, and the desire to run her own business.

After a long career in corporate America, Penelope returned to school in 2006 and graduated with a master's degree in hospitality management from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration. She has opened F. Oliver's stores in Ithaca, Canandaigua, Rochester and Skaneateles, New York.

Penelope is excited to share the flavorful and interactive atmosphere of F. Oliver's with new and old friends.



7th Annual Celebrating Women in Business Conference & Trade Show - Media Sponsored by Women TIES

Nancy Roberts Featuring:
Nancy Roberts

Thursday, November 13, 2014
8:00 a.m.
The Owego Treadway, Owego, New York

$75.00  (Day worth of programs and speakers, lunch, trade show and 2 grand prize drawings )

Women TIES is proud to media sponsor an excellent event in the Southern Tier to continue our support of women entrepreneurship all over New York State.

Please join Ginny Robert for her biggest and best event ever - the 7th Annual Celebrating Women in Business Conference & Trade Show. Their 75-vendor trade show is sold out and promises to be very exciting, with lots of diversified new vendors.

They have alot of exciting new features this year including Women TIES Rochester Member Nancy Roberts of Income180 as the keynote speaker talking about "How To Get Comfortable Asking for What You Want," 2 grand door prizes, a fashion
show during lunch, numerous educational programs and the very popular Dr. Francis Battisti as the kick-off speaker. Two other Women TIES members are also speaking Michelle Arbore of Savvy Social Media 4U and Joleene Moody of JoleeneSpeaks!

To purchase tickets or for more information, go to www.celebrating-women-in-business.com.

About the Presenter

Nancy Roberts is the co-owner of Income180, a company that provides marketing and mindset solutions to women business owners and entrepreneurs.

As a Certified Behavioral Analyst, Nancy utilizes a breakthrough business model to assist clients with their message, their market and generating multiple streams of income. Nancy is also co-creator of Income180TM, a proprietary system that helps women business owners turn around their income in just 90 days.



You Can't Fail Conference - Media Sponsored by Women TIES

Gwen Webber-McLeod Featuring:
Gwen Webber-McLeod
Gwen, Inc.

Friday, November 14, 2014
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Doubletree at Hilton Hotel, East Syacuse, New York

Reservations due:  November 11

$75.00  (workshops, educational presentations, inspiring words)

Women TIES is proud to be a media sponsor of the 7th Annual You Can't Fail Conference produced by our friend Gwen Webber-McLeod of Gwen, Inc.

You Cant Fail is an unforgettable, one of a kind, strategically designed multicultural leadership learning environment for professional women of color and those who support them. Each conference educates, inspires, and connects
woman who are interested in improving their leadership by focusing on the competencies of confidence, competence, courage and calm.

In its 6th year, the 2014 You Can't Fail Conference theme is: Celebrating the Unexpected Leader: Skills to Help You Excel in Leadership

The event features workshops, educational presentations, inspiring words
from regional women, vendors live musical performances and a panel discussion led by Gwen Webber McLeod, focusing on the joys and challenges of being the "Unexpected Leader."

Go to www.gweninc.com for more information or to this webpage to officially register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/you-cant-fail-conference-2014-tickets-13091012571

About the Presenter

Gwen, Inc. is a premier leadership development corporation which exists for
the sole purpose of helping leaders become confident, competent, courageous, and calm.

Gwen, Inc.s hallmark division, The Leadership Connection®: A Resource Centered on Great Leadership provides leadership education, professional consulting and facilitation, mentoring/coaching, and technical assistance
in organizations, businesses, and public venues. Gwen, Inc. also produces You Cant Fail, a conference for professional women of color. Gwen Webber-McLeod is frequently sought after to deliver lectures and conference keynote addresses based on her perspectives about the development of emerging and established leaders.



Women TIES Greater Ithaca & Cortland Luncheon: "Using Podcasts to Find Your Tribe & Build Your Business" Co-sponsored by the Womens Business Center of NYS

Erica Haray-Butcher Featuring:
Erica Haray-Butcher
Founder & Health Coach
Catch Good Health

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Meeting Room at Joe's Restaurant, 602 West Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

Reservations due:  November 15

$29.00  (Educational Program, Lunch, Sales Contact List, Promotional Table Displays, Inspiration)

Over the past few years more women entrepreneurs are using podcasts to market their companies and educate consumers. Many of the women we know using them acknowledge podcasts are helping them find their tribe and build their companies. The technology in having and hosting a podcast is not expensive or complicated therefore making it an affordable marketing service more women business owners should be using.

At the Women TIES Greater Ithaca & Finger Lakes Luncheon: Using Podcasts to Find Your Tribe and Build Your Business, Erica Haray-Butcher, a Health Educator, Life Coach, & Certified Health Education Specialist and producer of Catch Good Health Radio, will inspire and educate women entrepreneurs on creating their own corporate podcasts. Erica will share how to start one, the promotional benefits of having a show, the immeasurable connections the podcasts provide and the vital partnerships that are developed from producing podcasts. Youll witness the show in person and the how to portion of the blog talk radio during a demonstration.

Women entrepreneurs must always be learning new technologies, marketing strategies and success techniques from other women. This special Ithaca event will showcase a new marketing technique you might want to add to your business in the New Year!

The event is being co-sponsored by the Women's Business Center of New York State. Find out more about their FREE services for women entrepreneurs at www.nywbc.org.

We are looking for another co-sponsor if your company is looking for extensive marketing leading up to and at the event. Contact the Women TIES office at 315-708-4288 for information.

About the Presenter

Erica Haray-Butcher is the Founder of Catch Good Health. She received a Masters of Science Degree in Community Health at SUNY Cortland, a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from Elizabethtown College, Martha Beck Life Coach Training Program, MBI Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition, eCornell and The T. Colin Campbell Foundation.

In addition, she has taught health education at the university level, worked for non-profits, including a health education center, and volunteers extensively. Erica also learned a tremendous amount about resiliency, adaptability, and perspective through my experiences of being a military spouse for 15+ years with the love of my life.

Erica also hosts The Catch Good Health Radio, a fun and casual 45-minute radio show with informative and lighthearted conversations about all things health-related. The show talks about all the dimensions of health and wellness- physical, social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, occupational, and environmental.



Women TIES Mohawk Valley Luncheon & Holiday Showcase "Helping Your Prospects Say Yes More Often" Co-Sponsored by the Women's Business Center of NYS

Joleene Moody Featuring:
Joleene Moody

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Chesterfield's Restaurant, 1714 Bleeker Street, Utica, NY

Reservations due:  December 6

$29.00  (Promotion, Sales, Lunch, Education and Inspiration )

Women entrepreneurs can have the best consultations and conversations with prospective clients and yet not land the sale. Customers seem excited about what you are offering and are in high need of your product or service but when its time to commit to a contract, they say they cant afford it. Women are left wondering what can they do to shift the prospects thinking.

At this special Women TIES Mohawk Valley Luncheon and Holiday Showcase, Joleene Moody of JoleeneSpeaks!, will share with women why prospects say no, how to ask the right questions to find out what is causing their negative response and then help move them to a place where they say yes! This will be a highly engaging presentation that will help you learn why your prospects hit the terror barrier and what you can do to pull them out and get them to buy from you. This is a perfect sales program as women entrepreneurs prepare their sales plans and perspective for the new business year.

It is holiday time so we will have tables set up around the room for holiday promotion and marketing. We love when women buy from each other and make money. Come ready to sell and buy.

We are looking for another co-sponsor of this program. Contact the Women TIES office for more information at 315-708-4288.

About the Presenter

Joleene is a client closing expert, a down-to-earth business coach, and a really remarkable speaker. She is a certified strategic interventionist, trained by the Robbins-Madanes Institute out of California. Despite her past sales experience selling satellite dishes and mortgages, Joleene credits her authentic ability to close a sale from her days as a television reporter and anchor. Ask her about it. It's a really great story.

With over twenty years experience on the stage and behind the camera, setting up shop in front of hundreds of people is second nature to this stellar speaker. With her no-nonsense comedic approach, Joleene not only captures audiences immediately, but she's able to teach her clients how to do the same. Fear of the stage? Joleene can guide one to abolish it -- and show up strong and confident.




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