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Ladies who lunch, learn and laugh

By Karen Bate | March 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Ladies who lunch, learn and laugh

Big thanks to Joe’s Place Pizza & Pasta for hosting the March AWE meeting, our first ever lunch meeting! Speaker was Ellen Grealish of Flex Professionals, who gave a terrific presentation on the Do’s and Don’ts of hiring part-time employees. Ellen and her partners have built Flex Professionals into a hugely successful part-time staffing company, recognized…

AWE Galentines at SER

By Karen Bate | February 13, 2017 | Comments Off on AWE Galentines at SER

AWE celebrated Galentines Day at SER in Ballston, generously sponsored by the Ballston BID. Huge thanks to Tina Leone and her team, including Allie Kraft and Samantha Baker, who gave us a great update on the new development of the Ballston Corridor, and their desire to include small businesses in mix. SER, owner by AWE…

Wheels Up for the New Year

By Karen Bate | January 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Wheels Up for the New Year

AWE kicked off 2017 at the new Cycle Bar on Columbia Pike — big thanks to Manager Marina Alfaro-Ryan for hosting us! We heard from CPRO Executive Director Cecilia Cassidy about their plans and vision for the Pike in the next 10 years, and learned about the many women-owned businesses already there that we can…

3rd Annual AWE Holiday Shopping Fair 2016

By Evelyn Powers | November 12, 2016 | Comments Off on 3rd Annual AWE Holiday Shopping Fair 2016

THANK YOU to our AWEsome vendors and all who came to the AWE Holiday Fair at the Dominion Hills Community House—great venue, sellers & wares! Thanks so much to designer Kelly Pitcairn Holland for sponsoring us at Dominion Hills and for helping set up with her son Luke. Thanks also to Lori Lee Stultz and…

How to REALLY Succeed in Business

By Karen Bate | October 18, 2016 | Comments Off on How to REALLY Succeed in Business

Huge thanks to Arlington Magazine Publisher Greg Hamilton for his awesome talk on crafting a 7-step, sure-to-succeed business plan — just as he did when founding his thriving local publication six years ago. For a copy of these key tips (with extremely useful advice for both new and current business owners), visit the AWE private Facebook page…

AWE’s Fall Kick Off @The Arlington Arts Center

By Evelyn Powers | September 29, 2016 | Comments Off on AWE’s Fall Kick Off @The Arlington Arts Center

The wonderful women of AWE were thrilled to reconnect at our September meeting, generously hosted by Holly Koons McCullough, executive director of the Arlington Arts Center. The energy and positivity of this group of women truly could light up DC!  Our speaker, Alex Held, director of member engagement for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, spoke about the…

Welcome Back AWEsome Women

By Evelyn Powers | September 6, 2016 | Comments Off on Welcome Back AWEsome Women

Welcome back AWEsome women entrepreneurs! We hope you had a great summer and took time to relax, refresh and renew. Big thanks to Holly Koons McCullough and the Arlington Arts Center for hosting!  Our speaker Alex Held, member engagement manager for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, also heads up the Chamber’s wonderful YEA! (Young Entrepreneurs…

AWE! summer kick off at Clarendon Ballroom Meetup

By Evelyn Powers | July 27, 2016 | Comments Off on AWE! summer kick off at Clarendon Ballroom Meetup

Another great meeting of AWE Wednesday evening, June 8, with many thanks to Sandra Hoehne and Clarendon Ballroom for the fabulous rooftop venue — such a beautiful night! Thanks to our speaker Rebecca Geller of the all-women The Geller Law Group for the useful legal tips and advice for business owners, and to Evelyn Powers of Design Powers, inc. for the wonderful photos!  This is our last…

Seeking Awesome Angels!

By Evelyn Powers | May 31, 2016 | Comments Off on Seeking Awesome Angels!

Longtime AWE supporter John Murphy of Washington Workplace generously hosted the May meeting with a delicious spread of sushi paired with great wines. John also shared three $50 gift cards as raffle prizes, as well as a beautiful, ergonomic office chair that was won by lucky Maura Fredericks! Charlie Sibbald, professor of business strategy and…

AWE Members Talk Small Business with County Ombudsman Shannon Flanagan-Watson

By Evelyn Powers | May 13, 2016 | Comments Off on AWE Members Talk Small Business with County Ombudsman Shannon Flanagan-Watson

April’s AWE meeting took place at Eagle Bank in Ballston for the second time. Many thanks to Eagle VP Leigh Hurley for being such a steadfast supporter of AWE — and of small business owners in general. Arlington County Business Ombudsman Shannon Flanagan-Watson previewed the first Arlington Small Business Summit that was held a week later…