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Chair’s Corner

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Chair’s Corner: Winning Well

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Welcome to Spring, Even with the weather not cooperating, spring is in the air as we celebrate lots of activities with both the Chamber of Commerce and Women’s Network.  Banquets, Showcase and naming of the Small Business and ATHENA Young Professional finalists are now complete, and I realize as we work our way through budget …

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Chair’s Corner: Reach out to those you admire

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Greetings Women’s Network Members: Plenty of opportunities continue to evolve in Women’s Network with applications recently closing for ATHENA and ATHENA Young Professional, and now being accepted for the Carrie D. Francke Memorial Scholarship, the Debin Benish Outstanding Businesswoman Award, as well as the 2018-2019 Leadership Roles for Committee Co-Chairs, Steering and Officers. All of …

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Chair’s Corner: No mistakes, only opportunities

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Dear Women’s Network Members: Have you ever decided to take a chance and things did not go as smoothly as you imagined?  Change comes at a different pace and comfort level for everyone.  My own personal philosophy when things go wrong is to survey the real damage and then try to move forward with teachable …

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Chair’s Corner: Choose Your Words

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Greetings Women’s Network Members.  As I sit down to write this month’s letter I’m wondering, what are your plans for 2018?  Do you have specific resolutions or goals in mind? Hopefully by the time this letter is published I will have the Christmas decorations neatly tucked away, the New Year rang in and a few …

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Chair’s Corner: The Present

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Happy Holidays, What a joyous and magical season that can quickly become overwhelming as we try to fit even more into our already packed schedules. I have been completely guilty of expending so much time and energy on holiday preparations that by the time the day rolls around I am suffering from mindless fatigue and …

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Chair’s Corner: Recipe for Leadership

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Greetings Women’s Network Members, November for me is a time for family gatherings where we share special recipes and thankfulness around the table.   So, for November I wanted to pass on a wonderful recipe that I have learned through my involvement with Women’s Network and more specifically from the recipients of the ATHENA and Young …

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Chair’s Corner: As the Seasons Change

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Welcome to October, my favorite month.  As I sit down to write this month’s message and think about what lies ahead one GOLDEN milestone in my life is at the forefront, which is by the end of the month I will have reached my 5th decade.  Part of me questions where did the time go?  …

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Chair’s Corner: Shining Your Light on Women’s Network

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Happy August! Usually when I think of this month what comes to mind is summer vacations wrapping up, school supplies and the last wave of Missouri heat, but this year August in Columbia has a special attraction. Yes, the Solar Eclipse is fast approaching and not just any Solar Eclipse but one where we will …

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Chair’s Corner: Sit at the Table

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It’s hard to believe I’m sitting at my table typing out my first article as Chair of Women’s Network.  My main objective this year is to make YOUR year count in Women’s Network.  So I want to hear from you.  If you want to get more involved but just aren’t sure how to take that …

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