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President’s Letter

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Chair’s Corner: WN Mixology

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We are off to a “spirited” year with Women’s Network. As with all businesses, you have to “mix” things up to respond to the changing environment. The Chamber and Women’s Network are no different. You can’t become “Old Fashioned.” For the last three years, the Chamber Board of Directors has been working on the recently …

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How Often Do You Say: “I’m So Lucky”?

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I feel very lucky to be involved with Women’s Network. I feel lucky to have met so many amazing people. I feel lucky to have learned so much from them. I also feel lucky to be the recipient of a scholarship to Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge, which brings me something I learned last month in …

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Over and Out

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On May 20, I stayed up late to watch David Letterman’s sign off. I was moved by his humility and gratitude towards the hundreds of individuals who assisted him and worked on the show for over 33 years. He stated that he gets all the credit but it was truly those individuals that made him. …

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President’s Letter: Learning to Lead

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The past year has proven to be an amazing learning experience for me. I’ve taken on leadership roles in Women’s Network and the Chamber of Commerce, been involved in a high profile merger at the office, become a parent of a teen driver and the director of brand new volleyball club. All of these have …

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President’s Letter: Be Inspired

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“We all need someone to inspire us to do better than we know how.” This quote resonates with me. I have been inspired by many and some of them have become a mentor to me. With the Annual ATHENA International Awards Banquet coming up on Thursday, I’m super excited to make the following announcement. Women’s …

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What’s your Elevator Speech?

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With the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase now in the rearview mirror, I know that most professionals have been fine tuning their elevator speeches recently. For some, the speech is short and sweet. For others whose business does a myriad of things, it is difficult to articulate what it is that you do for …

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Different is Okay!

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Wow, hard to believe that I’m halfway through my year as president. I have been truly blessed to serve in this role and have learned so much from the individuals who serve on Women’s Network leadership. I truly appreciate everything they bring to the table. Over the past 6 months, I have received some positive …

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Write That Down!

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Many years ago I attended a luncheon where the guest speaker was Dr. Tom Hill the author of Living at the Summit: A Novel Approach to an Exceptional Life.  He spoke on setting goals and writing them down.  At that time in my life, I didn’t believe in this process but I went along with …

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Your Life is Now

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As I sit here writing this article at the very last minute, of one of my favorite John Mellencamp songs is playing on my media player, “Your Life Is Now.”  I got to see John sing this song when he was at Riverport in the late nineties. It moved me then and it still does. …

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Just for Fun

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As we mark the start of another school year and all the paperwork that goes along with it. I thought it would be fun to complete a “Getting to Know You” questionnaire about me so you all can get to know me better (and I didn’t feel like writing a motivational/inspirational article this month). Name: Heather Stewart …

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