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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.


Poolside Business Networking & Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton

Women TIES Featuring:
Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham
Founder & President

Thursday, August 4, 2016
10 a.m. - Noon
Home of Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham, Baldwinsville, New York

Reservations due:  August 2

$50.00  (Networking, Beverages, Light Food, Marketing Opportunity)

Poolside and Pool House business networking event for New York State women entrepreneurs who want to talk about their businesses, belief in women and support for Hillary Clinton for President.

The attire is casual. It is a women only event intended for members and associates of Women TIES, the Women's Athletic Network and Five Star Events.
Beverages and light food will be provided.

Women TIES believes in the buying and selling power of women as well as the support of women in all leadership roles including politics.

This will be a positive and uplifting conversation. Please bring your business cards or any marketing materials. In case of inclement weather, an alternative venue will be selected and attendees notified.

To attend the event, you must make a $50 donation and register at https://www.hillaryclinton.com/events/view/WE2GEH7RAS3IWZOP/. Attendance is limited to the first 12 women who register based on room size.

About the Presenter

Tracy Higginbotham is the Founder and President of Women TIES (Women Together Inspiring Entrepreneurial Success) a company specializing in promoting, publicizing and uniting women entrepreneurs and their companies online and in person in order to cultivate strong economic relationships to advance their companies and eradicate pay inequality.Tracy believes strongly in the buying and selling power of women.

In 1995, Tracy created her first company – Five Star Events – an events management company which she ran for 15 years. In 2005, Tracy embraced her passion for supporting other women entrepreneurs and created her second company, Women TIES, LLC, in order to create a larger and stronger geographic buying network for women business owners across New York.

In 2011, Tracy created a division of Women TIES called the "Women's Athletic Network" which promotes athletic events for women entrepreneurs to participate in, train for or support as spectators.

Higginbotham is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and post graduate studies in Business Management.

Tracy's dedication to supporting women entrepreneurship was recognized by the Small Business Administration twice – once in 2005 and again in 2011 when she received the Region II "Women Owned Business Champion Award." The Women Business Champion award is given to someone for their significant contributions as an outstanding small business person and for dedicated support of small business.

Higginbotham has received numerous awards including: the 2015 WCNY "Women Who Make America Award," 2013 Zonta Crystal Ball Award, Women in Business Award, 25 Women in Leadership Award, the Girl Scouts "The 100" who Inspire Girls to Achieve and Lead, 40 Under 40 Award, and the SUNY Oswego Alumni Association Community Service Award.

Higginbotham is an Advisory Board Member of the State University of New York at Oswego School of Business; Board Member of the Upstate Women's Business Center in Utica; Advisory Board Member of Maureen's Hope Foundation; Chair of the Women's Group for Franciscan Northside Ministries and Past Board President of Khoros Performing Arts for Children.

She was the columnist of the Syracuse Post Standard's "Ask the Entrepreneur" column for 11 years from 2001-2012. She is also the Past Chairwoman of the 40 Below Emerging Entrepreneurs Program; and Past Public Relations Co-Chair of the Women's Fund of New York.

Higginbotham is also a published writer whose inspirational short stories and articles appear in several national publications and books, including the 2009 "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms."



8th Annual "Inspiring Success: The Women TIES Retreat"

Inspiring Success: The Women TIES Retreat

Complete retreat information available here.

Pat Mussieux
Founder & President
Business Gets Better When You Get Better

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Lodge at Welch Allyn, Skaneateles, New York

Reservations due:  September 10

$99.00  (8 speakers, breakfast, lunch, networking, inspiration, education )
$129.00  (Price after September 3, 2016)

Women TIES proudly presents its 8th Annual "Inspiring Success: The Women TIES Retreat scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the beautiful, relaxing Lodge at Welch Allyn in the quaint village of Skaneateles, New York. Please mark your calendar and join us for this truly inspiring, educational and economic networking event.

This Retreat gets 100% approval for its location, food and venue followed closely by high ratings for our special guest speakers and topics. It is unique conference created by Founder Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham, a 21 year woman entrepreneur, who understands completely what women business owners are looking for in a one day "retreat."

The entire program, speaker bios and logistics will be up by mid-July, but we are proud to announce our keynote speaker Pat Mussieux, 4 time Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award winner who will inspire you to make your business better immediately by learning a powerful technique to build confidence, discovering the 5-W approach to creating clarity in your messaging to grow your business and save money, and identifying your ideal client for more referrals, testimonials and money. The theme of this year's Retreat will be "Evolve."

So mark your calendar right now and plan on attending. We strongly encourage ALL OUR STATE WIDE MEMBERS to travel to this "membership conference" to open up your marketplace and meet other women you haven't met yet. This is the year to make a commitment to be with us.

Interested in sponsorship information and extensive marketing exposure? Contact the Women TIES office for details and packets.

We can't wait to see you on September 14th!

About the Presenter

Pat Mussieux is an author, television personality, internationally acclaimed speaker and award-winning business coach, located in London, Canada. Her newest book, 'Business Gets Better When YOU Get Better!" will be released in the fall of 2016.

Pat won the 2012, 2013 and 2015 STEVIE Awards – Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Canada, the 2014 STEVIE Award for Women in Business – Female Executive of the Year in Canada. Pat has been named as one of the "Top 100 Women Entrepreneur Experts to follow on Twitter".

Having transformed her life at age 57 from trash bag to travel in a private plane around the world, as well as taking her business from zero to close to a million dollars in less than 7 years are a direct result of her expertise in the area of mindset, marketing and money. She works with entrepreneurs around the world, including a mentoring project in both Johannesburg and Zimbabwe.



Women TIES Greater Watertown & North Country Event: “Success Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs in Money, Profitability and Growth”

Amy McEathron Featuring:
Amy McEathron and Laurie Podvin
Business women and Entrepreneurs
I.M.E.C. and Bowers & Associates CPAs

Thursday, October 6, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Fairfield Inns & Suites, 250 Commerce Park Drive, Watertown, NY 13601

Reservations due:  October 3

$30.00  (Member Rate: )
$35.00  (Non Member Rate )

Women become entrepreneurs for many reasons but a main reason is to make money and grow their businesses. They dream big dreams complete with big financial rewards and growth Every woman's entrepreneurial path is different but fact remains constant; they arrive at the crossroads after starting their company needing to make more money to be more profitable and grow.

Women TIES is excited to be back in Watertown with a program featuring four business women lending wisdom on this important topic. At the Women TIES Greater Watertown and North Country Event "Success Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs in Monday, Profitability and Growth," Amy McEathron, President of I.M.E.C., LLC, Laurie Podvin, CPA of Bowers & Associates CPAs, LLC, Christine Hoffman of The Spicy Wench and Tracy Higginbotham, President of Women TIES, LLC will share insights on the topic of money, profitability and growth to inspire and educate any woman business owner or female sales associate no matter what you sell or how long you have been in business.

The program schedule includes:

9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Registration/Networking/Tables for Display

10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Tracy Welcome and Attendee Introductions

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – First Speaker Amy McEarthon, I.M.E.C.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Second Speaker Christine Hoffman, The Spicy Wench

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Third Speaker Laurie Podvin, Bowers & Company, CPAs

12 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Networking and table displays

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Lunch with Questions/Answers Period

1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Sponsor Words and Wrap Up

The event is sponsored by the Women's Business Center of New York State which provides business support to women entrepreneurs in New York State. Thank you to Sarah O'Connell at the Small Business Development Center at Jefferson Community College for promoting this event.

About the Presenter

Amy McEathron started her business in 2006 now celebrating her 10 year anniversary. Amy has over 25 years of experience in the IME industry. She started her business with a box of paper and now has 12 employees 8 full time and 4 part time. IMEC performs independent medical evaluations for all aspects of cases such as Workers' Compensation, No Fault, Liability, social security and federal workers' compensation. There are many others, these are to just name a few. Amy will show her trials and tribulations she had to grow her business. From accountants, to lawyers and purchasing her IMEC building.

Originally from Watertown, New York, Laurie Podvin graduated from Nazareth College with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. Laurie received her CPA designation in 1990 and has been in public practice for over twenty-eight years, specializing in Not-for-Profit and Governmental auditing, specifically School Districts. Laurie resides in Watertown with her family. Laurie joined the Bowers Group on January 1, 2014 as a result of a merger of her prior firm, Poulsen & Podvin, CPAs, PC.




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