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Clean Out Your Closets and Change the Odds

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Doing a little spring cleaning in your closet? If there are clothes you don’t wear anymore, they are just taking up space in your closet. Why not donate it to Upscale Resale? The Women’s Network Changing the Odds Spring Seminar is on May 21 and each of the attendees will receive a voucher to Upscale …

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Q & A With Athena Finalists

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Excellence, creativity, initiative, service, a role model. These words made up the criteria for the 2016 ATHENA Leadership & ATHENA Young Professional Award. For the 2016 ATHENA Leadership award finalists, there’s a lot more to it than that. The six finalists – an inspiration to women in our community – embody leadership in everything they …

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Must Read: How to Win Friends and Influence People

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Although originally composed in the earlier half of the last century, Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People is perfectly suited for today’s business environment. Now more than ever, your ability to relate to people is paramount to your success. Carnegie demonstrates that regardless of the skills you possess, if you cannot relate …

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One of the Best Business Resolutions for 2016

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One of the best New Year’s resolutions you could make is to attend the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase. Reserve your booth today and join us March 1st at the Holiday Inn Executive Center for the best business building opportunity you could have all year. Gain exposure for your business with thousands of current …

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ATHENA Nominations Deadline is this Friday

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This week is your last chance to nominate a deserving mentor, co-worker, or friend for the 2016 ATHENA International and ATHENA Young Professional Awards. Make sure you find time to recognize a deserving individual for this prestigious honor before the deadline on Friday. Women’s Network has had the honor and pleasure of distributing ATHENA International …

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Committee Spotlight: Membership Committee

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Is community outreach in your job description? If yes, join the Membership Committee where the goal is communication and OUTREACH! On the 2nd Thursday of the month at noon at the Chamber the Membership Committee meeting comes to order. We always start with introductions and getting to know each other. The next step is to …

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Chair’s Corner: New Year’s Resolutions

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The New Year brings new beginnings, new ideas and resolutions. So what’s your Women’s Network resolution? I have a few suggestions: I resolve to read the newsletter every month! I resolve to attend one committee meeting before the end of February. I resolve to complete the XWN program/li> I resolve to get 5 business cards …

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Ron Marley Scholarship Available

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Each year Women’s Network awards a scholarship to the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Columbia program in the name of Ron Marley. Ron was a Shelter Insurance agent who was active in the community of Columbia and the Chamber. He understood the power of networking, and once he discovered what Women’s Network had to offer, he …

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2015 Debin Benish Recipient: Nancy Fay

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Congratulations to the 2015 Debin Benish Outstanding Businesswoman Award winner, Nancy Fay, Mary Kay Cosmetics! Nancy received the 11th annual award at the Chamber’s Annual Membership Dinner on June 18. The award is jointly presented by Women’s Network, Delta Systems Group and Dave Benish. This award is presented each year in memory of Debin, who …

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Help Shape Next Year’s Business Leaders Forum

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Come join us on Wednesday, June 24th to help plan for the 2015-2016 year of Business Leaders Forum! Business Leaders Forum is an open-forum discussion group open to any Women’s Network member. We discuss business-related topics as a group each month – topics that range from time management to employee engagement, board involvement, and much …

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