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The Gift of Financial & Nutritional Wellness Blooms

By Evelyn Powers | March 22, 2016 | Comments Off on The Gift of Financial & Nutritional Wellness Blooms

AWE members got two for one at the March meeting, when husband-wife team Scott Greenberg and Kait Fortunato Greenberg shared their expertise on financial and nutritional wellness: Scott is a private wealth management advisor who shared some great do’s and don’ts for small business owners; Kait is a nutritionist who discussed rebelling against dieting and…

If You Don’t Have Your Health (Insurance)…

By Evelyn Powers | March 8, 2016 | Comments Off on If You Don’t Have Your Health (Insurance)…

Health insurance is a challenge for small business owners, but what better place to discuss it than over delicious Mediterranean specialities at the Lebanese Taverna Pentagon Row? Big thanks to owner and AWE member Grace Shea for hosting. Speaker Lisa Humes of Health Markets guided us through the ever-changing rules and regulations of health insurance,…

A Foxy New Year

By Evelyn Powers | January 17, 2016 | Comments Off on A Foxy New Year

To be seen in your community speaking is the fastest way to grow a small business.” With 30 years of television experience (locally on WUSA-9) and four Emmy awards, Jan Fox (www.foxtalks.com) knows public speaking and how to engage your audience. She shared helpful tips and demonstrated many of her entertaining techniques at the first…

Holiday Shopping at Clare & Don’s Beach Shack

By Evelyn Powers | November 16, 2015 | Comments Off on Holiday Shopping at Clare & Don’s Beach Shack

20 AWEsome exhibitors displayed their wares at the 2nd annual AWE Holiday Fair on Nov. 11 — a great opportunity for folks to beat the Black Friday rush while shopping local and supporting women business owners. Many thanks to Susan Anderson and Clare & Don’s Beach Shack for hosting!  No AWE meeting in December: Have a wonderful…

Our Abounding Spirit

By Evelyn Powers | October 11, 2015 | Comments Off on Our Abounding Spirit

Members of AWE were truly inspired — “Best speaker so far!” we heard from more than one attendee — by Abounding Spirits founder Andrea Haynes, who spoke to us about the power of our own intuition — in both business and personal decision making. In her warm, funny and engaging talk, Haynes cited research studies and anecdotal evidence that…

The Wonderful Women of AWE

By Evelyn Powers | September 16, 2015 | Comments Off on The Wonderful Women of AWE

The wonderful women of AWE were thrilled to reconnect at our September meeting, hosted by Amy Brecount White in her beautiful home. The energy and positivity of this group of women truly could light up New York! Our speaker, Jennefer Witter, CEO of the Boreland Group and author of The Little Book of Big PR: 100+…

Raising Awareness and Empowering Survivors

By Evelyn Powers | June 23, 2015 | Comments Off on Raising Awareness and Empowering Survivors

AWE kicked off summer at host Vicki Price’s beautiful home, where we heard the gripping and inspiring story of Angela Rose, founder of PAVE (Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment). Angela recently stepped down as CEO of Keller William’s Arlington office to devote herself more fully to shattering the silence about sexual violence. She outlined how AWE…

AWE! Roots for Global Trade

By Evelyn Powers | May 20, 2015 | Comments Off on AWE! Roots for Global Trade

Our May meeting at Trade Roots Fair Trade Shop in Westover had a decidedly exotic feel, surrounded by owner Lisa Ostroff’s amazing array of products from around the world and delicious snacks provided by Grace Shea of Lebanese Taverna.  Speaker Ted Bilich, Founder and CEO of Risk Alternatives, gave us all much to think about…

AWE Goes Nuts!

By Evelyn Powers | May 11, 2015 | Comments Off on AWE Goes Nuts!

It was a truly awesome presentation by Don Larson, CEO of the Sunshine Nut Company at the April AWE meeting on 4/23. Don’s visionary business model – giving 90% of his profits back to orphans, farmers and to create new factories in rural areas – is transforming lives in Mozambique. Additionally, his fresh, delicious healthful cashews are also transformational in the…

14 Months of Growth and Awesomeness!

By Evelyn Powers | April 12, 2015 | Comments Off on 14 Months of Growth and Awesomeness!

AWE came full circle in March with its meeting at the home of founder Karen Bate – 14 months after the first AWE meeting in January 2014. Karen recounted her reasons for starting AWE: As a small business owner herself, she was regularly impressed by all of the amazing women she knew who were running their…