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  "Wear Your Energy! Scarf Party" A Women TIES Sponsored Networking Event Produced by Crystal Clear Consulting and Infinite Light Center of Yoga and Wellness
  Women TIES “Women’s History Month Luncheon & Scholarship Presentation” In Partnership with NYS Women Inc Susquehanna Chapter and Tioga Women Lead
  NOTICE EVENT MOVED - Women TIES Business Event - Greater Albany & Saratoga Luncheon "Grabbing Headlines in 2017" Co-Sponsored by NYWBC
  Donate to 261Fearless.org and Help Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham Run in the Boston Marathon
  Women's Athletic Network Event - 2nd Annual 19K Right to Run Race
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Women TIES Rochester “Women History Month Luncheon "Become More Fearless, Engaged, Transparent and Persistent” Sponsored by Lori's Natural Foods, Crystal Clear Consulting, RWN and Lisa Powers, Esq.

Rachel Barnhart Featuring:
Rachel Barnhart
Mayoral Candidate
City of Rochester


Thursday, March 2, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location:
Midvale Country Club, Penfield, New York

Reservations due:  February 28

$30.00  (Member Rate: Lunch, Sales List, Networking, Education)
$35.00  (Non-Member Rate: Lunch, Sales List, Networking, Education)


Women TIES kicks-off Women's History Month in Rochester with a special program featuring former television anchor turned Mayoral candidate Rachel Barnhart who will inspire women to be fearless, engaged, transparent and persistent in both business and personal endeavors.

Rochester is home to Susan B. Anthony, pioneer leader for women's rights who lived at 17 Madison Street in Rochester, NY, from 1866 until her death in 1906. During Women's History Month, Women TIES is bringing the spirit of this fore mother and other brave women like Rachel Barnhart to this event.

Women TIES will also officially announce Women TIES new "Women's Equality Division" which was inspired after the Women's March on Washington DC where Women TIES Founder Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham traveled with 110 women. We hope women leaving this program are inspired to be persistent in their efforts to make money, help other women in all aspects of life and change the world for women today and the generation of women to follow us. You don't want to miss this special program.

This event is sponsored in part by:

Lori's Natural Foods is a full size natural food grocer, located in Rochester. We offer a variety of sustainable high quality products and foods. Local products are important and valued at Lori's. we provide our customers with 100% organic produce as well as vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, raw, and gluten free products that meet a variety of needs for our customers. "Be good to the earth, be good to yourself" is our motto and has been for over 35 years. We involve ourselves in local businesses and organizations that are in alignment with our beliefs and values. Learn more at www.lorisnatural.com.

The Rochester Women's Network is our media sponsor and collaborative sister business organization. They offer membership and events for women in business.Learn more at www.rwn.org.

Lisa Powers, Esq., Partner with Boylan Code LLP, a law firm dedicated to serving entrepreneurs. Learn more about Lisa and the firm at www.boylancode.com.

Crystal Clear Consulting is to shares 30+ years of business experience with entrepreneurs who need to tap into the proven marketing skills,extensive knowledge, research know-how, and creative acumen.
Whether you are just getting your idea off the ground, or are poised to grow your
business, lacking access to expert advice and being unclear about how to proceed
will cost you time and money. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/GetClear.GetCreative

About the Presenter

Rachel Barnhart lives in the Beechwood neighborhood with her 137-pound Neapolitan Mastiff, Pixie. She is the Chief Development Officer for a local nonprofit that serves individuals in poverty.

Rachel grew up in the Maplewood neighborhood and attended Rochester City School District schools, graduating from John Marshall High School as valedictorian in 1994. Her parents are retired RCSD educators who believe in a strong public education system. Rachel went on to earn her Bachelor's degree from Cornell University.

Rachel's passion for social justice led her to a career in journalism, eager to use her skills to fiercely advocate for citizens in her hometown.

As a strong investigative and public interest journalist for Time Warner Cable, 13WHAM News and WROC-TV, Rachel earned a reputation not only for her integrity and fairness, but as an ardent truth-seeker. She never stopped asking tough questions, holding the powerful accountable and giving a voice to the voiceless.

During her 17-year career, Rachel focused on city issues. She studied every annual budget document, every Request for Proposals, every environmental impact statement on big projects and every piece of council legislation. Rachel dived into the finances and feasibility of projects including Renaissance Square, the fast ferry, Midtown Plaza and the Inner Loop. Rachel's coverage of city issues extended to the RCSD, where she repeatedly exposed administrative bloat, excessive spending on travel, sweetheart deals for cabinet members and union tensions with a series of superintendents.

Rachel also covered issues related to public safety. She reported on countless homicides and spent time with numerous grieving families. She obtained a murder confession that resulted in a judge ordering a retrial of the man imprisoned for the crime. After a series of crimes committed by individuals on parole, Rachel exposed the local parole office had been crippled by funding cuts. Rachel reported on incidents involving alleged police use of force and resulting lawsuits. Rachel also covered the 2015 trial of the man accused of killing Officer Daryl Pierson.

Rachel's desire to make a difference in our community prompted her decision to leave journalism in 2016 and run for New York State Assembly. Her campaign brought attention to progressive issues such as improved transit, corporate giveaways, marijuana legalization, fiber internet access, excessive standardized testing, and ethics reform.

A Democrat since she was 18 years old, Rachel is deeply committed to social and economic equality. She will never give up on making Rochester a place where everyone can find opportunity.

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Women TIES "Women's History Month, International Women's Day & 12th Anniversary Celebration: From Past to Present - Women Changing the World"

Reverand Leah Ntuala Featuring:
Reverend Leah Ntuala
Pastor
First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017
2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location:
Maplewood Suites Extended Stay, 7th North Street, Syracuse, New York

Reservations due:  March 7

$30.00  (Member Rate: Includes Marketing Tables, Food, Drink and Program)
$35.00  (Non Member Rate: Includes Marketing Tables, Food, Drink and Inspiration )


In honor of International Women's Day, Women's History Month and Women TIES 12th Anniversary, you are invited to a very special afternoon celebration to honor women in our past and current day who are changing the world for women.

Historical Note: On Saturday, July 21, 1923, at a gathering of several hundred delegates of the National Woman's Party in the Presbyterian Church in Seneca Falls, Alice Stokes Paul, a major leader in the women's rights movement in the 20th century, fulfilled the woman's suffrage struggle that began with the July 1848 woman's rights convention in Seneca Falls promoted by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony for several decades. Paul delivered a momentous speech to offer rationale for the Equal Rights Amendment saying, "If we keep on this way they will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the 1848 Convention without being much further advanced in equal rights than we are." She then formally proposed that the U.S. Constitution be newly amended with these words: "Men and women shall have equal rights throughout the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction."

Our special guest speaker for this Women TIES event is currently the female pastor at the same historic church in Seneca Falls. Reverend Leah Ntuala will inspire women with more insight into foremother Alice Paul, discuss how women through this historic church are educating and bringing more women to the table by being involved in essential community work like knitting sleeping bags for homeless individuals and educating women on how microlending can change whole communities.

We felt Rev. Leah could also share some International perspectives since she served in the Peace Corps as a volunteer. She continues to work with women today to encourage them to improve their own communities by partnering together.

Rev. Leah is an amazing and inspirational speaker. Please join us for this special salute to women today, yesterday and tomorrow and leave inspired to do your own unique work in the world.

Women TIES also invites you to celebrate your own business and work you are doing at this 12th Anniversary celebration so marketing tables will be around the room for business women to display their work and share what they are doing to change the world for the better too. Women TIES believes strongly in the buying and selling power of women.

We have a couple sponsorship opportunities open for this event. Please call our office ASAP at 315-708-4288 or email us at info@womenties.com for information.

About the Presenter

Reverend Leah Ntuala resides at the First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls, the historic church founded in 1807 which played a role in the history of this community and country, as the site where Alice Paul proposed the First Equal Rights Amendment in 1923. Leah is proud both First Presbyterian Church still being a trailblazer today. Reverend Leah was a leader for the Women's March in Seneca Falls on January 21, 2017.

Rev. Leah Mason Ntuala shares she is a daughter of a Social Worker (mom) and a Pastor (dad. She is a sister, wife, pastor, mother and friend with several life experiences, all molding me into who she is today. As a child of divorced parents and being a middle child of 5 sibling, she played the role of peacemaker and bridge builder. One of my gifts is my natural ability to empathize, which has been strengthened the obstacles and blessings of her life story.

Being in the shoes of another, attempting to understand their story has always been important for Leah. It made her into a lifelong advocate. She says, "Advocacy doesn't always have immediate results; progress can be slow, but it is important."

Leah says she is a work in progress; a student of life. Some moments she is brilliant and others she stumbles and falls, but the value is in getting back up and learning how to do it better. The value is in remembering we are both teachers and students. The value is in being present.

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"Wear Your Energy! Scarf Party" A Women TIES Sponsored Networking Event Produced by Crystal Clear Consulting and Infinite Light Center of Yoga and Wellness

Jill Bates Featuring:
Jill Bates & Mary Riposo
Founders
Crystal Clear Consulting & Infinite Light Center of Yoga and Wellness


Reservations due:  March 14

$10.00  (Enjoy Refreshments, Inspiration on Energy Jewels and Scarf Making )


I am blessed to have two women entrepreneurs producing an event to share their expertise with you and raise funds for the Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham's April 17th 261Fearless.org Boston Marathon run.

Women are amazing and these two women - Mary Riposo of Infinite Light Center for Yoga and Wellness and Jill Bates of Crystal Clear Consulting are especially wonderful as they produce this event to showcase both of their businesses, help you create the perfect energy scarf for 2017 and raise funds for Women TIES President Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham's Boston Marathon run.

The event will be held at the beautiful Infinite Light Center for Yoga & Wellness in Jamesville. Jill Bates, the owner of Crystal Clear Consulting seamstress who sells uniquely designed scarves that are adorned with crystals to help enhance the mind, body & spirit will be helping you make your own energy scarf. Keep your gemstones & crystals close to channel your personal positive energy, while making a fashion statement at the same time!

Part of the proceeds from the scarves will be donated to Tracy's fundraising goal of $7,261. Tracy will be there to talk to you about what your biggest business or personal goal is for 2017 and to carry that goal with her as she runs the streets of Boston in April. She has alot to think about in 26.2 miles and she wants your goals to be in her mind.

We hope you mark your calendar now to join us on the Ides of March for business networking, scarf making and more. Bring your business cards with you and make sure to reserve your spot!

Thank you! Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham Women TIES.

About the Presenter

Crystal Clear Consulting helps passionate business owners open up their doors and creatively market their product or service. Becoming clear about how to market your business allows you to be productive, find solutions to problems, and make more money. Crystal Clear Consulting provides one on one consultations for small business owners and is designed to inspire individuals to think more clearly and more creatively about how to market their product or service.Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/GetClear.GetCreative/

Infinite Light Center of Yoga & Wellness is a full service wellness center, offering daily Yoga, Pilates & Barre classes, a Yoga Teacher Training Program, Reiki sessions, shares & certification classes, Massage & Far Infrared Sauna sessions. Learn more at http://www.infinitelightcenter.com/

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Women TIES “Women’s History Month Luncheon & Scholarship Presentation” In Partnership with NYS Women Inc Susquehanna Chapter and Tioga Women Lead

Women TIES Celebration Featuring:
Tracy Higginbotham, Martha Sauerbrey, Pam Pringle

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location:
Pheasant Hill Country Club, Owego, New York

Reservations due:  March 20

$25.00  (Member Rate for Women TIES, NYS Women Inc. and Tioga Women Lead)
$30.00  (Non Member Rate for Women TIES, NYS Women Inc. and Tioga Women Lead)


A brighter America is in the hands of women who stand together in collaborative spirit, mindset and heart. The female spirit is stronger now than it has ever been as evident by the historic Women's March on Washington on January 21st. Thousands of women showed up in Washington DC and in 7 continents in peace and solidarity to show the world that women cannot be forgotten or ignored moving forward. We are a powerful entity that is on the rise.

During Women' History Month, Women TIES is honored to collaborate in the spirit of sisterhood with New York State Women, Inc. and Tioga Women Lead to present a special luncheon and scholarship program entitled "Women Supporting Women: Today and Tomorrow." At this special event Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham, 22 year supporter, promoter and advocate for women entrepreneurs will deliver remarks on her participation at the Women's March on Washington. Martha Sauerbrey, District 2 Legislator & Legislative Chair and co-founder of Tioga Women Lead will inspire the audience about their own civic involvement. Pamela Pringle, VP New York State Women Inc. Susquehanna Chapter, will distribute grants to three deserving women.

This event will be an uplifting program filled with women's empowerment and the belief that women must support women not only today but tomorrow. Please join us to celebrate Women's History Month in the spirit of sisterhood.

NOTE:

Calling all women who want to continue or further your education and need help with funding. The NYS Women, Inc. Susquehanna Chapter is offering an essay competition to promising scholars 18 and older who are furthering their education, re-entering the workforce or recertifying/certifying for a profession.

In order to participate the essay must be written on a Historical Women from Tioga county who has inspired you and or your community.

All entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm est February 27, 2017.

First place $1,000.00
Second place $ 500.00
Third place $ 250.00

Scholarships will be awarded Wednesday March 22, 2017 at the Women TIES luncheon at Pheasant Hill country club, Owego NY.

To Participate, visit http://www.NYSWISC.com

About the Presenter

A proclaimed feminist and pro-female advocate, Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham is also a 22 year woman entrepreneur and advocate, supporter and promoter of women business owners across New York State. Tracy believes strongly in the buying and selling power of women and lives a personal mission of helping women entrepreneurs increase their marketing and revenue potential.

Higginbotham is also dedicated to supporting female athletes and started the Women's Athletic Network four years ago as a division to Women TIES. Recently she added a new "Equality Division" to Women TIES, LLC to bring women together who want to advocate, support and work on women's rights issues as a collective unit.

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NOTICE EVENT MOVED - Women TIES Business Event - Greater Albany & Saratoga Luncheon "Grabbing Headlines in 2017" Co-Sponsored by NYWBC

Mary Frances Millett Featuring:
Mary Frances Millett
Artist


Wednesday, March 29, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location:
The Vista at Van Patten Golf Club, 924 Main Street, Clifton Park, NY 12065

Reservations due:  March 24

$33.00  (Member Rate: Networking, Promotional Tables, Lunch, Sales Contact List)
$37.00  (Non-Member Rate: Networking, Promotional Tables, Lunch, Sales Contact List )


The February 23rd event has been moved to March 29th so we can obtain a larger crowd for our speaker, sponsor and guests. We also added a $750 PR Package for one lucky winner. Join us on March 29th!

Event Description: Right now the news headlines are keeping everyone riveted to television, radio, social media and the Internet. The news topics drive the media to find sources for stories to share 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. When the news isn't filled with major national or international news, the newspapers, radio and online media are looking for interesting entrepreneurs and community members with interesting stories to feature. You could be one of them in 2017 gaining valuable airtime for yourself, company or product.

At the Women TIES Greater Albany & Saratoga Luncheon "Grabbing the Headlines in 2017" listen to recent examples of how two women entrepreneurs secured major press coverage by simply reaching out to the media and promoting their activities through communication methods and press releases. Mary Frances Millet, local Albany artist, will share how her new creative coloring book project landed her extensive local media attention which increased exposure and sales. Tracy Higginbotham, Founder of Women TIES, will discuss how being involved with the Woman's March on Washington landed her an interview on ESPNW, three Syracuse television stations and four publications. Walk away from this program empowered to share your own personal creative stories with the media in 2017 to gain your own headlines.

This event is being co-sponsored by the Women's Business Center of New York State (www.nywbc.org). Learn about their extensive services and programs on their website or at our event.

There are two valuable event marketing sponsorship opportunities available for this event. If you are interested in marketing your company before and at the event, contact Women TIES 315-708-4288.

About the Presenter

Born and raised in Schenectady, Mary Frances Millet has been an artist since as far back as she can remember. Her parents placed her in art lessons from the age of 8 to 16. She credits their support and encouragement in fostering her creativity. They allowed her to paint murals within the house and garage.

"Given such artistic license makes a huge impact on one. It instilled in me a fearlessness to try new mediums and subjects. I've tried a lot of different things but when I was in art school I was introduced to watercolor and it was love at first sight. I went on to train under Karen Rosasco and a few other artists.

From there I ventured into silk painting and met with great success." Her silk scarves and paintings are in the gallery of the Northumbrian Cottage in Burnt Hills. She designed the History of Schenectady coloring book in 2016 and has sold over 250 copies.

Millet graduated from UAlbany with a degree in Sociology, Maria College with a degree in occupational therapy and the Professional Institute of Commercial Art in Maryland. She has taught at many places in the Capital District and continues to teach silk painting at Arlene's Artist Materials with classes coming up in 2017 at Create studio in Schenectady and the Saratoga Arts Center. maryfrancesmillet.com

The second speaker is Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham, Founder of Women TIES, LLC, a 22 year woman entrepreneur who has developed exceptional media and marketing expertise to promote her company and women business owners associated with it.

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Donate to 261Fearless.org and Help Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham Run in the Boston Marathon

Tracy Higginbotham and Kathrine Switzer Featuring:
Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham
Founder & President
Women TIES, LLC and Women's Athletic Network


Monday, April 17, 2017
8 a.m.
Location:
Boston, Massachuttes

Reservations due:  January 15

$100.00  (Donation amounts vary from $26.10 upwards)


In this special time of giving, we hope you consider donating to Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham's 2017 Boston Marathon dream on the 261Fearless.org team. $7,261 need to be raised for Tracy to run at Boston and run with women entrepreneurs and friends who donate to her cause.

If you are looking for a charitable tax deduction before the end of 2016 and want PR for yourself and your company from when you donate to April 30, 2017, go to this link to donate https://www.crowdrise.com/261FearlessBoston2017/fundraiser/tracychamberlainhigginbotham. Please copy the url and put it in your browser.

Your name will appear on the 261Fearless page until after the race and again in Women TIES PR. If you are interested in seeing the benefits for donations about $150, go to this link: http://womenties.com/admin/ww_form.cfm?mode=Modify&WWID=501.

If you have any questions, please call the Women TIES Office at 315-708-4288. Thank you for your generosity.

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Women's Athletic Network Event - 2nd Annual 19K Right to Run Race

Kathrine Switzer Featuring:
Kathrine Switzer
Founder
261Fearless.org


Saturday, May 13, 2017
8:30 a.m.
Location:
Seneca Falls, New York

Reservations due:  May 12

$27.00  (5K race entry fee prior to 4/1/17)
$50.00  (19K race entry fee prior to 4/1/17)


Women TIES and its division the Women's Athletic Network proudly supports the 2nd Annual 19K Right to Run Race.

The Women's Right to Run is an event featuring
both a 19K and a 5K running race in historic Seneca Falls, NY on Saturday May 13, 2017– the Saturday of Mother's Day Weekend. The event is open to all, it is NOT a women only event.

Seneca Falls was the site of the first Women's Rights Convention in 1848 and is known as the Birthplace of Women's Rights.

The course is picturesque and relatively flat. Both distances run through the New York Chiropractic College, by the Elizabeth Cady Stanton house, and by the Vendor Village – which is located on a major street in town. It will end at the future home of The National Women's Hall of Fame, the Seneca Knitting Mill. The event is a fundraiser for the renovation and will become The Center for Great Women.

About the Presenter

Long distance running legend, activist and author Kathrine Switzer is the national spokesperson for the run. In 1967 Switzer became the first women to officially run and finish the then all-male Boston Marathon, and won the New York City Marathon in 1974.

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