Category Archives: Past Speakers

January 2014-Courtney Kirschbaum

(Notes from the talk have been added below)

We are kicking off the year with Courtney Kirschbaum, a nationally recognized speaker. For 15 years Courtney has held senior positions in global Fortune 500 consulting firms KPMG, Deloitte and Bearing Point. She helps professionals make fearless, inspired decisions, enabling them to go for and get what they want.

In this presentation she will be focusing on the New Year and the magic of new beginning and a “fresh start.” She will be sharing tips and tactics on getting – and staying – inspired and motivated throughout the year, helping you to improve your results, your bottom line and raise your esteem and confidence.

You will walk away with:

  • The importance Identifying core genius
  • The “Rule of 5” for success
  • Acceleration through Mastermind
  • Mindset tactics improve your results

Where: Buffalo Mtn Rm, County Commons Building, Frisco, CO

When: Thursday January 16, 2014.

Time: Check in begins at 11:45; Lunch is from 12 – 1.

*Luncheon is $10 for First Time Guests (mention at check in), $20 for Repeat Guests and $15 for Affiliate Members.  Luncheon is free for Business or Individual Members!

Please RSVP so we can let Food Hedz know how many to cater for 🙂

NOTES from Courtney’s presentation:

Luncheon Topic:  “The Magic of a New Beginning and a Fresh Start”

Courtney Kirschbaum, CEO & Founder at CK Consulting LLC

 

Women are limited by the paradigms we work and think in, the assumptions about who we are and what we do, and the environment we live in.  We seldom ask “What am I doing for me?  What am I getting out of my work?  What drives my life”?

People tend to give up what they believe in and go towards security and safety.

 

“State of Grace” = when you have a great talent and you intersect it with what you do.  This cannot be counterfeited.

 

Three questions you should be asking:

1)  Are you surrounded by people who believe in you?

2)  Are you where you want to be?

3)  Are you doing what you love?

 

Four Ways to Change:

1)  Find your “Core Genius”.  Your “core genius” is something you do better than just about everyone else you know.  It is the “first cousin” to the “State of Grace”.  Most people don’t appreciate what they bring to the table.

 

2)  Practice the “Rule of 5”.  Identify a primary goal, and do 5 thinks every day that will get you closer to your goal (“massive action gives you massive results”).  Keller Williams developed the following plan of action, which proved to be very effective for them.  Every week a salesperson would do:

a)  5 in-person meetings

b)  10 calls

c)  15 thank yous

d)  5 property reviews

 

3)  Participate in “Mastermind” groups.  There are Four “States” of action:

a)  Waiting (resignation, procrastination, indecision).

b)  Striving (a lot of trying but not a lot of getting).

c)  Wanting (discontent and possible desperation).

d)  Having (state of relaxation, belief that everything is “going to turn out ok”).

A “mastermind group” is a group of 5 or 6 people working together to “have each other’s back”.  The basic philosophy is that more can be achieved in less time when people work together.  Group topics can be personal or professional, but each member must be comfortable with telling the truth and being honest.

4)  Create a “Mindset”.  There is a belief in our culture that “success leads to happiness”.  A Harvard study showed that happiness actually ends when you accomplish a goal.  The “mindset” needs to be that happiness comes first.  Those who are in a “happy state” are more “successful”.  They have the “happiness advantage”, which leads to positive social support, an effective ability to deal with stress, and an overall positive outlook.

 

“No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind”

-Napolean Hill

 

 

 

“Do the Work

Our enemy is not lack of preparation; it’s not the difficulty of the project, or the state of the marketplace or the emptiness of our bank account.

The enemy is resistance.

The enemy is our chattering brain, which, if we give it so much as a nanosecond, will start producing excuses, alibis, transparent self-justifications and a million reasons why he can’t/shouldn’t/won’t do what we know we need to do.

Start before you’re ready”

-Stephen Presfield

 

November 2013 – Kelly Frechette

Please join us for this month’s luncheon. Yoga instructor, Kelly Frechette will be our facilitator. In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, Kelly will describe the concept of thankfulness in yoga. Having a gratitude practice in your daily life can improve your business and daily life, making you more present, calm and centered. Sharing some thoughts, movements and simple breathing techniques, we will learn some tools to help us recognize that abundance is our true nature. With an attitude of gratitude, our careers and our lives thrive.

Kelly has been teaching yoga in Summit County with an open and grateful heart for nearly 10 years. She shares knowledge from more than 1,000 hours of training with highly dedicated, certified teachers, and what she has learned from her own personal practices and life experience. While studying in India in 2007, Kelly realized that yoga is not just about the asana (the yoga postures). Yoga is more about being grateful for your abundance every day.  Kelly shares her dedication to enhancing her students’ lives through an attitude of gratitude.

September 2013 – Jen Schenk

Recycling is a no-brainer to most of us at home, but did you know it can be profitable for your business as well?

Please join us for lunch as Jen Schenk, the Executive Director of the High Country Conservation Center (HC3), explains how HC3 and Summit County towns have partnered to ensure the long-term success of local businesses. HC3’s presentation will highlight their sustainable business program’s challenges and successes, including specific examples of how businesses are protecting the environment while saving money. HC3’s three business programs include Frisco Clean Tracks, Silverthorne Energy Smart and Sustainable Breckenridge Business program. Find out how businesses can receive free sustainability and energy audits, along with marketing recognition. Learn about which utilities and towns offer rebates, and which projects qualify.

August 2013-Jolina Karen

Breakfast Hike to Sapphire point plus “how to sell yourself easily” discussion.

This month’s meeting is coming up quickly – it’s next week! Instead of a lunch we will be enjoying a breakfast outside at Sapphire Point. It’ll be a fun opportunity to get to know each other better as we explore how to “sell yourself easily”, facilitated by Jolina Karen.

If you love what you do but hate trying to sell yourself, this is definitely a meeting to come to. You will hear three ideas that take the ickiness out of being salesy, and will make you much more comfortable and confident when talking to prospective clients.

If you already love sales, please come to the breakfast and contribute your insights on how to make selling more fun. Mastering the art of selling is vital to all business owners and entrepreneurs. This breakfast is intended to contribute to that skill in all WOTS.

Please RSPV to this invitation so we can cater appropriately.

Location and Time: Please meet at the parking area at Sapphire Point at 7:45 am to sign in. At 8 am we will take a short, easy walk down the trail to the picnic tables overlooking the lake.

July 2013-Joy Fuestel

Get Social with Social Media Specifics with Joyce

Joyce Feustel, your social media concierge and founder of Boomers’ Social Media Tutor, provides personalized social media tutoring and social media training to people new, or relatively new, to such social media websites as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and others.

Got groups?

Joyce will show us how to effectively use Facebook and Linked In to promote our companies. She will demonstrate ways to use the groups and events features of Facebook to attract more customers and engage more with current customers.

And, using examples from the audience, she will show us how to gather helpful information via the groups feature of LinkedIn. Plus she will demonstrate ways to connect strategically with people in your industry and pick up nuggets of wisdom from them.

Please bring your phone or laptop to the lunch.

Joyce is a consultant for the NW Colorado Small Business Development Center.

June Luncheon: Summit County’s Health Assessment and you

Please join us as Summit County’s Director of Public Health, Amy Wineland, presents an overview of the community-wide Summit County Health Assessment, and strategic plan moving forward.

Businesses and community groups are taking on the promotion and implementation of the strategic plan.  Please join us for lunch and learn about opportunities for your business, your families, yourselves, and how you can benefit and participate.

Amy has worked in public health in Summit County for 14 years. She enjoys Summit County’s healthy lifestyle with her husband and two children, while promoting health and wellness for our community.

Location: Mount Royal Rm, County Commons, Frisco, CO

Date: June 20, 2013

Time: Check in is at 11:45 with lunch being from 12 – 1pm

Catered by: Food Hedz World Cafe

 

*Luncheon is $10 for First Time Guests (mention at check in), $20 for Repeat Guests and $15 for Affiliate Members.  Luncheon is free for Business or Individual Members!

Please join us for our Business Meeting Mixer on May 16, 2013 from 4pm to 6pm at Tuscato Ristorante Italiano on Main Street Frisco…

This Mixer style meeting will be a fun opportunity to meet and mingle with the dynamic business women of Summit County over appetizers and cocktails!  During the meeting, the Board Members, led by our new President Jolina Karen, will also provide a brief status report regarding what our organization has accomplished this year and what lies ahead.  See our Speaker’s Page for more details about the event.

WOTS May 16, 2013 Mixer at Tuscato Ristorante Italiano

Please join us for our Business Meeting Mixer on May 16, 2013 from 4pm to 6pm at Tuscato Ristorante Italiano on Main Street Frisco!

This Mixer style meeting will be a fun opportunity to meet and mingle with the dynamic business women of Summit County over appetizers and cocktails!  During the meeting, the Board Members, led by our new President Jolina Karen, will also provide a brief status report regarding what our organization has accomplished this year and what lies ahead. 

Bring your friends and colleagues who may be interested in mingling with our members and learning more about Women of the Summit…Only $10 for first time guest!

Price of admission provides you with unlimited appetizers and a beverage!

Location: Tuscato Ristorante Italiano, 311 E. Main Street, Frisco, CO

Date: May 16, 2013

Time: 4pm to 6pm
Catered by: Tuscato Ristorante Italiano

* $10 for First Time Guests (mention at check in), $20 for Repeat Guests and $15 for Affiliate Members. Free for Business or Individual Members!

WOTS April 18, 2013 Luncehon

***Please note the location of this event below***

Please join us for our monthly luncheon on April 18, 2013 where we will be electing a new Vice President!

After the conclusion of the Election, our Scholarship Committee will update us on The Summit High School Scholarship Night and read the essays of our four scholarship winners.  This was an extraordinary night…you simply will not believe how much money our small community awarded in Scholarships…it is remarkable!  Our Scholarship Committee read through over 50 applications and selected four young women to receive our scholarships…we think you will be quite moved by the stories of these four remarkable young women…our Scholarship Committee certainly was.

As always, please feel free to bring guests!

Location: Hoosier Room at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, Frisco, CO

Date: April 18, 2013

Time: Check in is at 11:30 with lunch beginning at 11:45

Catered by: Food Hedz World Cafe

 *Luncheon is $10 for First Time Guests (mention at check in), $20 for Repeat Guests and $15 for Affiliate Members.  Luncheon is free for Business or Individual Members!

 

 

WOTS March 21, 2013 Luncehon

Please join us for our monthly luncheon on March 21, 2013 when County Commissioner Dan Gibbs will present An Overview of Transportation Projects and Impacts for the 2013 Construction Season. County Commissioner Gibbs will provide us with an introduction to the upcoming summer transportation projects.  While these projects are aimed at providing significant improvements for our roads and trails, this summer will be like no other, in terms of careful planning, navigating and communicating to avoid being caught in traffic stoppages due to construction.  Get the inside scoop on what to expect, and how to plan your life, your business, your travel and communication to clients, friends and family to best enjoy this summer!

County Commissioner Dan Gibbs is the Chair of the Colorado Counties Transportation Steering Committee, the I-70 Coalition and the Summit Stage Board. He represents Summit County on the Intermountain Transportation Committee. Dan is a long time leader in state-wide transportation issues.  As our state Senator and Representative he sponsored a number of successful transportation bills that have improved our state road infrastructure investments and safety with a focus on decreasing congestion on I-70. Dan sponsored a number of transportation bills that became law like the Trucker Chain Up bill and FASTER. Dan travels by bicycle, bus and vehicle around Summit County. He also travels by foot and has received awards for his moonwalking steps in Summit County. 

As always, please feel free to bring guests!

Location: Hoosier Room at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, Frisco, CO

Date: March 21, 2013

Time: Check in is at 11:30 with lunch beginning at 11:45

Catered by: Food Hedz World Cafe

 *Luncheon is $10 for First Time Guests (mention at check in), $20 for Repeat Guests and $15 for Affiliate Members.  Luncheon is free for Business or Individual Members!

 

 

 

WOTS February 21, 2013 Luncheon

Please join us for our monthly luncheon on February 21, 2013 where Keo Fraizer of Keos Marketing, LLC will be speaking on why social media marketing is important for your business and how to implement it effectively to engage with your audiences and ultimately build brand awareness and generate business leads.  For more information on Keo prior to our meeting, check out her website at http://keosmarketing.com.

 ***Please note location of event below***

 As always, please feel free to bring guests!

 Location: Hoosier Room at the Summit County Community and Senior Center, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Time: Check in is at 11:45am with lunch beginning at 12:00pm
Catered by: Food Hedz World Cafe

 *Luncheon is $10 for First Time Guests (mention at check in), $20 for Repeat Guests and $15 for Affiliate Members.  Luncheon is free for Business or Individual Members!

 

 

WOTS January 17, 2013 Luncheon

Please join us for our monthly luncheon on January 17, 2013.  As last year’s Goal Setting Discussion and Workshop was so popular, we are kicking the year off with another fun and interactive workshop luncheon next week. Our own Jolina Karen has graciously offered to facilitate this mini-workshop on the three core ingredients for achieving the goals you’ve set for 2013. Please come ready to share at least one grand goal and let’s see what we can do as group to help you reach it!

Please note that this luncheon will be held in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the Summit County Commons.

 As always, please feel free to bring guests!

Location: Buffalo Mt. Room at the Summit County Commons, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Time: Check in is at 11:30 with lunch beginning at 11:45
Catered by: Food Hedz World Cafe

 *Luncheon is $10 for First Time Guests (mention at check in), $20 for Repeat Guests and $15 for Affiliate Members.  Luncheon is free for Business or Individual Members!

 

Thank you to everyone who attended our annual Holiday Party and “Recycled Treasures” Sale and Silent Auction! We had a great evening, sharing the Holiday Spirit, catching up with members and guests, and supporting our Scholarship Fund for Summit high school girls.

Thank you to everyone who attended our annual Holiday Party and “Recycled Treasures” Sale and Silent Auction!  We had a great evening, sharing the Holiday Spirit, catching up with members and guests, and supporting our Scholarship Fund for Summit high school girls. 

We had some great donations, so we also want to say thank you to everyone who spent time going through their accessories and donating to our cause!  Since we received many quality items, we wanted to give everyone who donated an opportunity to pick-up anything that did not sell or was not auctioned. 

For the next week, we’ll hold the items at the United Professional Management office (at 524 Galena Street, located on the SW corner of Galena Street and Sixth Avenue in Frisco – directly behind the Snowshoe Motel).  Their office hours are 10:00 to 5:00 Tuesday through Friday.  Please call 970-668-8400 prior to dropping by. 

Any items not picked up by Wednesday, December 12th will be donated to FIRC.

Thanks again for all your support and have a great Holiday Season!

Holiday Party and “Recycled Treasures” Sale and Silent Auction

Please join us for our Holiday Party and “Recycled Treasures” Sale and Silent Auction on December 4th from 4pm to 6pm at Food Hedz World Café in Frisco!

This is a great opportunity to mingle and catch up with everyone over light appetizers and a complimentary drink (beer, wine or non- alcoholic).  

It is also a great opportunity to organize your closet and give to a good cause so please dig into your closets and donate gently used accessories (such  as purses, scarves, hats, jewelry, belts, etc.).  All proceeds will go to our Scholarship Fund so please consider donating and purchasing to support this important cause. The Sale and Auction will close at 5pm so don’t be late!

Donations can be made by bringing your “recycled” items to the United Professional Management office from 10 am to 5pm Tuesday to Friday.  Please drop your items off no later than November 28th and note your thoughts regarding value of your donation.  Please also note that the Board will ultimately decide the price or starting bid and any items not sold will be donated to FIRC.

United Professional Management Office is located at 524 Galena Street, in Frisco, one block north of Main, on the north east corner of 6th Avenue and Galena, directly behind the Snowshoe Motel (970- 668-8400). 

If you have any further questions, please call Chriss Cowan at (585) 281-2002 (email: chrisscowan@me.com).

We will look forward to seeing you on the on the 4th to celebrate the Holiday Season and raise money for the Scholarship Fund!

WOTS November 15, 2012 Luncheon

Please join us for our monthly luncheon on Thursday November 15, 2012 when Kalyn Johnson will discuss the concepts and steps on how to organize a handful of aspects of your life—allowing more time and enjoyment for the more important things in life.  

How can you improve several aspects of your life with one concept? Get ORGANIZED! Your closet, your pantry, your kitchen, your car, your LIFE. It’s proven that organization can quickly and effectively lead to a less-stressful lifestyle. There is a system and Kalyn will give you the secrets.

 Kalyn Johnson, originally from Wisconsin, moved to Summit County in September 2011 after receiving her Public Relations degree from the University of WI-Eau Claire. Upon her arrival, Kalyn transitioned into a position with More Space Place and ifurnish in Frisco as a furniture coordinator & design consultant.  Her abilities stemmed into writing weekly articles for the Summit Daily’s Summit Homes and Properties section as she sheds light on space saving, interior decorating and how to effective organize our limited spaces here in the high country. Along with her knack for event planning, interior improvement and public relations, Kalyn recently presented a social media seminar for the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. When not hard at work, Kalyn appreciates spending time with her close knit group of friends, going hiking, snowboarding and traveling.  

Please join us, and as always, please feel free to bring guests!

*Luncheon is free for Business or Individual Members, $15 for Affiliate Members, $20 for guests and $10 for first time guests (cash or check)!

Location: Mt. Royal Room at the County Commons, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Time: Check in is at 11:30 am with lunch beginning at 11:45 am.
Catered by: Food Hedz World Cafe

Please also let Sara Evanczyk (saevanczyk@comcast.net)  know ahead of time if you have any special announcements that you would like to share with the group!

WOTS October 18, 2012 Monthly Luncheon

 NOTE: Earlier start time of 11:30 AM

Please join us for our monthly luncheon on Thursday October 18th when Lindsey Shorthouse will be presenting  Get The Know! Marketing and Sales Tools in the High Country ~ Just in time the Holiday Selling Season.”  Lindsey will take us through a brief overview of co-marketing and educational opportunities through the SBDC and affiliate groups like Summit Independent Business Alliance, Summit Chamber of Commerce, Summit Rotary Club, and Colorado Community College. Bring your calendar and if you have other opportunities to share during the holiday season we can all benefit from co-marketing our services.  

Lindsey Shorthouse’s entrepreneurial spirit has guided many small-mid size companies and not for profit organizations to not only realize their goals but surpass expectations on many levels. Lindsey has a wide-reaching vision for developing and delivering organizational messages and projects that her boundless energy and innovative ideas makes her a valuable member of any team looking to expand their reach or generate sales.

Her graduate studies work in conservation led her into politics, as Campaign Manager for the Mayor of Salt Lake City (2002).  Following the successful campaign, Lindsey trained with the USSA freestyle aerial ski team out of Park City while developing marketing and business strategies for an IT services company that quickly expanded and then sold in 2005.  Since moving to Colorado, Lindsey has led marketing and fundraising efforts for several nonprofits while receiving her Realtors license to focus on affordable and green developments. She is known to sell in a depressed market at an amazing rate due to her personal touch and attention to detail.

Lindsey’s vision is to connect the many State, Federal,  Local and Private partners looking to promoting Small Business Owners to create more jobs and more capitol in our community.  Through these partnerships, Lindsey hopes to elevate the course of business structure by working “hand in hand” with these organizations to improve their Social, Economic, and Environmental performance and impact… 

Lindsey recently took on the role as “our” North-West Small Business Development Leader through a partnership of the State of Colorado and Colorado Mountain College.  In 2012 she  received the Summit Independent Business Alliance Leadership Award, chairs the Organizational Advancement Committee for Continental Divide Land Trust, Co-chair the Urban Land Institute’s Speaker Series and recently accepted the Treasure Position for the Woman of the Summit. 

 

Please join us, and as always, please feel free to bring guests!

*Luncheon is free for Business or Individual Members, $15 for Affiliate Members, $20 for guests and $10 for first time guests (cash or check)!

Location: Mt. Royal Room at the County Commons, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, October 18th, 2012
Time: Check in is at 11:30 am with lunch beginning at 11:45 am.
Catered by: Black Diamond Gourmet Catering, LLC

Please also let Sara Evanczyk (saevanczyk@comcast.net)  know ahead of time if you have any special announcements that you would like to share with the group!

September 20th 2012 WOTS Meeting

Please join us for our monthly luncheon on Thursday September 20th when Tanya Lelo will be presenting “Women in Transition:  Understanding the Chaos and Regaining Control.”  If you are experiencing any kind of change in your life right now — career, family, personal, relationship — and it’s causing you stress, this is for you.  Understanding what change really is, identifying your own personal triggers of stress, and learning how you can control your response will empower you to embrace change now and in the future.

Tanya Lelo, (CPC, ELI-MP, Certified Professional Life Coach with River of Opportunities, LLC,) is an ICF-accredited Certified Life Coach. She partners with clients who are looking to achieve more balance, happiness and success in their personal and professional lives. Tanya specializes in coaching women who are undergoing transitions in their personal lives, careers or relationships.  She is also an extremely experienced workshop facilitator, conducting well over 600 training workshops for a variety of audiences since 1985.  Tanya is also the Co-Coordinator for the Colorado Coaching Community.

Please join us, and as always, please feel free to bring guests!

*Luncheon is free for Business or Individual Members, $15 for Affiliate Members, $20 for guests and $10 for first time guests (cash or check)!
Please let Sara Evanczyk (saevanczyk@comcast.net)  know ahead of time if you have any special announcements that you would like to share with the group!

Location: Hoosier Room at the Community & Senior Center, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012
Time: Check in is at 11:45 am with lunch beginning at Noon
Catered by: Food Hedz World Cafe

August 16th Women of the Summit Meeting

Please join us for our monthly meeting on August 16th to learn how to “Simplify and Beautify your Garden through all Weather and Seasons.

*PLEASE NOTE LOCATION AND TIME FOR THIS MEETING DETAILED BELOW*

Enjoy breakfast in the lovely creek side garden setting at Maxine and Darrell Thomas’ home.  Sherie Sobke, WOTS member and owner of Alpine Gardens, will present some easy options to Xeriscape, and go native. Enjoy your garden more, while appreciating other gardens and our native wildflowers. Sherie will share some of her vast knowledge including decades of planting and caring for Summit County gardens.

At 7:45 am, the temps will likely still be cool, so be sure to include a jacket.

As always, please feel free to bring guests!

Location: Thomas’ home and garden at 405 Creekside, Frisco, Colorado.

From Main St., Frisco, Turn north on 3rd Ave. Travel one full block, and park on 3rd near Galena St. or the end of 3rd. Ave. Walk to the end of 3rd Ave. and cross Ten Mile Creek on the footbridge to the bike path, which is also the Thomas’ driveway.  (Google maps will NOT get you there!)

Date: Thursday, August 16, 2012
Time: Check in is at 7:45 am
Catered by: Food Hedz World Cafe

*Meeting is $10 for First Time Guests (mention at check-in), $20 for Repeat Guests and $15 for Affiliate Members.  Luncheon is free for Business Members.

July 19, 2012 Women of the Summit Luncheon

Please join us for our monthly luncheon on July 19th when Joel Cochran, our Summit County Emergency Manager with vast experience responding to local, state and nationwide disasters, and Steve Lipsher, journalist and public information officer for Lake Dillon Fire Authority and Red White and Blue Fire District, will be presenting “Is your business and home prepared for wildfire or other emergency evacuation?  What can you expect in a Summit County Emergency?”  This is a great opportunity to learn from two top Summit County experts so please join us!

Please note that this luncheon will be held in the Mt. Royal Room at the County Commons.

As always, please feel free to bring guests!

Location: Mt. Royal Room at the County Commons, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, July 19, 2012
Time: Check in is at 11:45 am with lunch beginning at Noon
Catered by: Food Hedz World Cafe

*Luncheon is $10 for First Time Guests (mention at check-in), $20 for Repeat Guests and $15 for Affiliate Members.  Luncheon is free for Business and Individual Members!

June 21, 2012 WOTS Luncheon with the National Repertory Orchestra

Please join us for our monthly luncheon on June 21st where members of the National Repertory Orchestra will be performing for us.  Their performance will be followed up by a Q&A session to learn more about their unique musical backgrounds. 

Please also note that this luncheon will be held at the beautiful Frisco Day Lodge on the Frisco Peninsula.

As always, please feel free to bring guests!

Location: Frisco Day Lodge on the Frisco Peninsula
Date: Thursday, Jun 21, 2012
Time: Check in is at 11:45 am with lunch beginning at Noon
Catered by: Food Hedz World Cafe

*Luncheon is free for Business or Individual Members, $15 for Affiliate Members, $20 for guests and $10 for first time guest (cash or check)!

REMINDER:  Please let Sara Evanczyk (saevanczyk@comcast.net) know ahead of time if you have any special announcements that you would like to share with the group!

April 19, 2012 Luncheon

Please join us for our monthly luncheon on April 19th when Yvonne Bryant will present an overview of “How to Polish Your Public Speaking.”

Feeling a little nervous before speaking is natural and can be beneficial.  Being too nervous can be debilitating.  Yvonne will share the keys to controlling your butterflies and giving better presentations. 

As a member of Toastmasters International, Yvonne has served as both President and Vice-President of Education for our local Summit Toastmasters.  She is currently the F1 Area Governor assisting seven clubs in their membership, leadership and communication goals.

Yvonne has been a Registered Interior Designer since 2001 and a Registered Architect since 2009 specializing in planning and project management.  She has successfully presented projects to magazines, public authorities and groups of up to 200 people.

 

Please let Sara  Evanczyk (saevanczyk@comcast.net)

  know ahead of time if you have any special announcements that you would like to share with the group!

 

Please also note the location and slight change in time below, and as always, please feel free to invite guests to join us.

 Location: Mt. Royal Room at the County Commons, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Time: Check in is at 11:45 am with lunch beginning at Noon
Catered by: Food Hedz World Cafe

*Luncheon is free for Business or Individual Members, $15 for Affiliate Members, $20 for guests and $10 for first time guest (cash or check)!

March 15, 2012 Luncheon

Please join us for our monthly luncheon on March 15, 2012, when Karyn Blanco will speaking on How Hormones, Stress, Food Allergies and Nutrition Affect Your Skin and opening the door to a more healthy, beautiful You! 

Karyn Blanco is a seasoned, Licensed Esthetician, Certified MakeUp Artist, and owner of A Perfect Touch Skincare in Frisco, Colorado. She specializes in health and beauty from a wholistic perspective which offers a unique approach to reaching the goal of beautiful skin. Her background in Chemistry, Biology, Human Physiology, Psychology and Nutrition combined with her passion to problem-solve, educate clients and offer healing, therapeutic treatments sets her apart from the rest. The skin is a mirror image of our health and even slight changes in just one part of our bodies can have drastic effects on how our skin ages, looks, and feels. For more information on Karyn prior to Thursday, check out her website at www.aperfecttouchskincare.com.

Please note the location and slight change in time below, and as always, please feel free to invite guests to join us.

Location: Hoosier Room at the Senior Center, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Time: Check in is at 11:30 with lunch beginning at 11:45
Catered by: Food Hedz World Cafe

*Luncheon is free for Business or Individual Members, $15 for Affiliate Members, $20 for guests (cash or check) and $10 for first time attendees!

February 16, 2012 Luncheon

Please join us for our monthly Luncheon on February 16, 2012, when Judi LaPoint will be presenting an overview of “Facebook Marketing for Small Businesses!”

Judi is the president of North Star Online Marketing and started building marketing strategies in a world before the internet. She has a proven track record as a practitioner and as a consultant.  She has spent the last six years coaching people in all aspects of business growth including developing business plans, marketing strategies, sales plans, customer acquisition and retention strategies, and overall business growth plans.  For more information on Judi prior to the February 16, 2012, check out her website at www.NorthStarOnlineMarketing.com.

 

Please note the location and slight change in time below, and as always, please feel free to invite guests to join us.  Also remember you can bring a “first- timer” to introduce to our fun group for only $10!
 

 

Location: Hoosier Room at the Senior Center, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Time: Check in is at 11:15 with lunch beginning at 11:30.
Catered by: Food Hedz World Cafe

*Luncheon is free for Business or Individual Members, $15 for Affiliate Members and $20 for guests (cash or check).

January 19, 2012 Luncheon

Please join us for our monthly luncheon on January 19, 2012.  We will be kicking off 2012 with a Goal Setting Discussion and Workshop for personal and business goals.  During our luncheon we will focus on, exploring strategies for setting realistic goals to ensure your success.  Check out this article from Martha Beck to prepare for this interactive discussion!

Martha Beck’s Article for WOTS Jan 2012 Luncheon 

Please note the new location and slight change in time below, and as always, please feel free to invite guests to join us.

Location: Hoosier Room at the Senior Center, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2011
Time: Check in is at 11:30 with lunch beginning at 11:45
Catered by: Food Hedz World Cafe

 

*Luncheon is free for Business or Individual Members, $15 for Affiliate Members and $20 for guests (cash or check).

October 20, 2011 Luncheon

Please join us for our monthly luncheon on Octboer 20th where our own Chriss Cowen from the Qi Gong Institute of Summit County will be speaking.
Chriss is a Qi Gong (energy cultivation) instructor and therapist and recently had the opportunity to study Qi Gong in its land of origin, China. The theme of the study group was “Harmony in Chaos”.  Often our lives, and the world, seem to be in total chaos, with none of us having any control.  Love, compassion, intention, and knowing you are an integral part of the universe can help to ease your way in this time of “dis”ness.  From the sanctity and confines of the Traditional Medicine and Qi Gong Institute in Beijing, to the thousands of steps and people at Buddhist and Daoist mountain temples, the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Silk Brocade Factory and a Panda Reserve, Chriss will share anecdotes of her fascinating journey.
As always, please feel free to invite guests to join us.

Location: Buffalo Mountain Room at County Commons, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011
Time: Check in is at 11:45 with lunch beginning at 12:00
Catered by: Bamboo Garden

*Luncheon is free for Business or Individual Members, $15 for Affiliate Members and $20 for guests (cash or check).

September 15, 2011 Luncheon

Join us on September 15, 2011 when Janine Walldan will be presenting “Turning Your Harvest into Medicine!”  Janine will be speaking about what we can easily grow in Summit and how to tailor it to personal needs – stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, cancer and everyday health maintenance.  

As always, please feel free to invite guests to join us.

Location: Hotel Frisco Conference Room, 308 Main Street, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, SeptemBer 22, 2011
Time: Check in is at 11:45 with lunch beginning at 12:00
Catered by: Food Hedz World Cafe, Frisco, CO

*Luncheon is free for Business or Individual Members, $15 for Affiliate Members and $20 for guests (cash or check).

July 21, 2011 Breakfast Hike

Join us at 7:30 am for an easy hike at Sapphire Point Hiking Loop (parking area the top of Swan Mountain Road) and breakfast overlooking Lake Dillon on July 21, 2011.  A great way to spend time together and start our days! 

Breakfast will be catered by Foodhedz World Cafe!

June 16, 2011 Luncheon

For our June Luncheon, Mary Dean from Kick Skirt Marketing will be speaking to us about maketing trends from a women’s perspective.  For more information on Mary Dean and Kick Skirt Marketing, please visit her website at www.kickskirt.com.

As always, please feel free to invite guests to join us.

Location: Buffalo Mountain Room at County Commons, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, June 16 21, 2011
Time: Check in is at 11:15 with lunch beginning at 11:30
Catered by: Food Hedz World Cafe, Frisco, CO

*Luncheon is free for Business or Individual Members, $15 for Affiliate Members and $20 for guests (cash or check).

April 21, 2011 Luncheon

For our April Luncheon, Dr. Nearpass is back by popular demand to speak about women’s health issues.  For more information on Dr. Nearpass and her practice prior to the our Luncheon, please visit the Mountain River Naturopathic Clinic website at www.mountainriverclinic.com.

As always, please feel free to invite guests to join us.

Location: Buffalo Mountain Room at County Commons, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011
Time: Check in is at 11:45 with lunch beginning at 12:00
Catered by: Food Hedz World Cafe, Frisco, CO

*Luncheon is free for Business or Individual Members, $15 for Affiliate Members and $20 for guests (cash or check).

WOTS March 17, 2011 Networking Event

Please join us for Speed Networking Happy Hour from 4pm to 6 pm at Food Hedz World Café on March 17th. 

As some of you may recall, our last attempt at Speed Networking was challenging because we were trying to mix this activity with lunch over full entrees.  We are hopeful that the set up at Food Hedz and the happy hour time frame will be more conducive to Speed Networking so put together your best two minute pitch about your business and bring any marketing materials you would like to share.  We will plan to start the Speed Networking portion of the event at 4:30pm.

Yes, this is St. Patrick’s Day too so make sure you have your green on or you might get pinched!

As always, please feel free to pass this invitation on to your friends!

Ticket prices below include appetizers and a glass of wine or other beverage.

Location: Foodhedz World Cafe, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011
Time: 4pm to 6pm

*Event is free for Business or Individual Members, $15 for Affiliate Members and $20 for guests (cash or check).

January 20, 2011 Luncheon

Erin Seabold, President & CEO of The Seed, will be speaking about “Connecting on Purpose”. The discussion will be focused on the intersecting of ideas, capital and resources on purpose in 2011. 

The Seed is an on-line organization to connect women and resources around the world.  The Seed is an advocate and educator for women, serving as a one-stop resource for small business owners.  Through its partners, The Seed offers the opportunity for business owners to find free and low cost resources to help build, sustain or grow their businesses, find or post a job, sell books or educational materials, find a non-profit to support, connect through social media, sign up for training or attend a networking event, educational seminar or fund raiser.

In 2010, The Seed announced its new Alliance Partners: American Business Women’s Association-Downtown Denver (ABWA), Denver Tech Center Colorado Business Women (DTC-CBW), The Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, MidChix, Living with Moxie, Hip Housewives, the SBDC office of Colorado and all of its chapters, The Colorado Association of Librarians (BizInfo Program), and The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado (The Green Job Pipeline for Women) to serve as a one-stop resource to disseminate their training, education and information to its members.  The Seed will assist its Alliance Partners in communicating opportunities through The Seed’s press coverage, newsletters, blogs, posts and feeds in order to reach a larger constituency with greater impact, drive usage of alliance partner tools and resources, and increase attendance at local events.

 

This year, The Seed is in the process of collaborating with many other local organizations to create an even larger network of women and resources to assist corporations, small businesses, resources, non-profits and the public in finding and connecting with their consumers, resources, financial opportunities and mentors.

For more information on Erin and The Seed prior to our meeting on January 20, 2011, please visit www.theseedconnection.com.

Location: Buffalo Mountain Room at County Commons, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011
Time: Check in is at 11:45 with lunch beginning at 12:00
Catered by: Foodhedz

*Luncheon is free for Business or Individual Members, $15 for Affiliate Members and $20 for guests (cash or check).

November 18, 2010 Luncheon

SOS Outreach Director, Theresa Panpandrea, will be speaking about this SOS Outreach’s work with under served youth and efforts to promote healthy decision making in youth.  SOS Outreach serves between 350-400 youth a season and another 50-100 in the summer/all year round.

 

Description of SOS

SOS Outreach was founded in 1993 in Colorado’s Vail Valley. As a nonprofit organization, our programs build character and self-esteem in youth through outdoor activities and the SOS curriculum. SOS will serve 5,500 youth across the nation this season.
SOS Outreach began as the “Snowboard Outreach Society,” before expanding to include skiing. This past winter, we began snowshoeing and telemark skiing programs as well. In January 2009, we merged with Meet the Wilderness, which has served a similar demographic with outdoor sports since 1974. The merger has allowed SOS to have year-round programming. So in addition to snow sports SOS now includes activities like rock climbing, teams courses, hiking, mountain biking, sailing and camping.

 

Each SOS program integrates the five core values of out organization: Courage, Discipline, Integrity, Wisdom and Compassion.


Our curriculum includes consistent adult mentors, community service opportunities, and the adult mentor relationships that are central to our programs. The youth also participate in life skills workshops and plan a leadership panel.

 

Bio for Theresa Papandrea, Program Director – Summit County

Theresa started with SOS in October of 2005. Her commitment to providing positive role models for youth attracted Theresa to SOS. Prior and during her work with SOS, Theresa applied her passion for children as a Day Camp employee for the Summit County School District and was an aide for the Kindergarten Enrichment program at Dillon Valley Elementary. Theresa has also worked many years as a youth leader in the county and took a group of high school youth to Guatemala to build stoves and plant trees in June of 2009. Theresa was recognized as Summit County‘s Asset Builder of the Month in February of 2005 for her multiple community projects.

 

Vision

Spread the love.

 

Mission

Inspiring youth to make positive decisions for successful lives.

 

Statement of Need

Research demonstrates that youth with risk factors in their lives are more likely to use drugs and alcohol, are more prone to suicide or teen pregnancy, and are more likely to drop out of school or resort to violence. By building positive decision-making, SOS greatly reduces the likelihood of identified youth engaging in these harmful behaviors. SOS programs build self-confidence so participants are able to live more productive lives. The population SOS serves includes youth in low-income households, with single -parent families who demonstrate poor academic achievement. All participants are aged 8 to 18. SOS partners with schools and youth agencies to register youth who will benefit the most from the structure and consistency of the SOS course.

SOS saw the following demographic breakdown of participants in 2009/2010:

64% minority

70% had a household income less than $40,000 per year 26% have one or less adults in their household

30% had no health insurance coverage.

 

October 21, 2010 Luncheon

This month’s meeting will be a Networking Fiesta held at Carlos Miguel’s in Frisco.  In order to give some structure to this networking meeting, we are planning to conduct the meeting Speed Networking style where everyone will get two minutes with every other attendee to exchange information regarding themselves and their profession/business.  It should be a lot of fun and a good opportunity to find out more about each other.  Make sure to bring your business cards and any other promotional materials you would like to share!

Please RSVP to this email address to confirm that you will be able to join us on Thursday October 21st!

If your plans change for any reason after your RSVP, please kindly let us know so that we can plan accordingly and not waste any food or WOTS resources:)

 

As always, please feel free to invite guests to join us.

Location: Carlos Miguel’s, Frisco, CO

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010  

Time: Check in is at 11:45 with lunch beginning promptly at 12:00

Catered by:  Carlos Miguel’s  

*Luncheon is free for Business or Individual Members, $15 for Affiliate Members and $20 for guests (cash or check).

 

September 16th Luncheon Speakers

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This month The Mountain Majesty Chorus will be performing for us. The Mountain Majesty Chorus is a 12 member non profit a cappella chorus group whose repertoire includes songs from the era of the 1920’s up to present day.   The Mountain Majesty Chorus is a group of women singers committed to enhancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony.  Barbershop singing is an exhilarating and glorious experience — inspiring to the singers and to the listeners.  Emotionally satisfying, barbershop singing is a uniquely American musical art form as it is not bound by the printed page. The Mountain Majesty Chorus hopes that the Women of the Summit will find their musical selection satisfying to their heart and to their mind.  Words or points to absorb and reflect upon would be not limited to, but would most certainly include compassion, courage, commitment, and a compelling desire to reach new echelons of musical excellence.Location: Buffalo Mountain Room at County Commons, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, September 16th, 2010
Time: Check in is at 11:45 with lunch beginning at 12:00
Catered by: Foodhedz
Sponsor: TBA

July 15, 2010 Luncheon

This month Sarah Vaine, a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Executive Director/CEO of Summit Community Care Clinic, will be speaking to us about the services and eligibility criteria at Summit Community Care Clinic with specific focus on their progressive, medical home approach to health care.  Sarah will also briefly address health care reform and how it relates to Summit County and Summit Community Care Clinic.  Sarah has a background in mental health and was previously the Executive Director of Advocates for Victims of Assault.  She has lived in Summit County for 18 years and she and her husband are raising 2 daughters who attend Dillon Valley Elementary.

 

Location: Buffalo Mountain Room at County Commons, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2010
Time: Check in is at 11:45 with lunch beginning at 12:00
Catered by: Foodhedz
Sponsor: TBA

May 20, 2010 Luncheon

Katie Roberts from Summit Independent Business Alliance (SIBA) will be speaking to us about the alliance, a non-profit organization that strives to support and sustain quality of life within Summit County, Colorado by preventing the displacement of locally owned, independent businesses, ensuring ongoing opportunities for entrepreneurs, and advancing citizen engagement in directing the development of their mountain community. SIBA is a unique, non-profit organization that’s based on a proven business model, and consists of both citizen members and local, “indie-biz” owners. 

Katie will also be providing us with additional information about the upcoming Sustainabiz conference on June 2, 2010, which SIBA is co- sponsoring.  SustainaBiz 2010 will include presentations by over a dozen local and regional experts, geared toward community leaders, business owners, and employees — especially, those who care about improving the economic vitality of Summit County through a more holistic, sustainable approach.  This highly affordable, daylong event will feature a prestigious lineup of local and regional experts, two panel discussions with sustainable-business case studies, roll-up-your-sleeves breakout sessions, networking opportunities and more- all focused on the subject of sustainable business.   For more information about SIBA and SustainaBiz 2010 prior to our meeting, please visit www.summitindependentbusiness.com.

Kim Divine from Mountain Comfort Furnishings will also be speaking to us about new fundraising ideas!

Location: Buffalo Mountain Room at County Commons, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2010
Time: Check in is at 11:45 with lunch beginning at 12:00
Catered by: TBA
Sponsor: TBA

April 15, 2010 Luncheon

“YOUR MEETING” Thursday, April 15. County Commons Buffalo Room,
11:45 – 1:00
Our April meeting will be our official yearly business meeting. We will go over a
quick review of WOTS covering where we stand now with membership and
finances. Some of the other things we’ll cover are: Election of officers and
Bylaws updates and acceptance, Frisco BBQ, Scholarships. Other topics to
brainstorm and discuss are: Where do we want our focus to be? Fundraising
opportunities? Volunteer opportunities? Social and networking opportunities?
Speakers you’d love to hear? The board is open to all of your great ideas. So
let’s get together and have a wonderful lunch and design what’s next and who we
want to be.
Lunch will be catered by Food Hedz. ($15 for affiliates and guests) Instead of
having a sponsor we’ll be doing a 50/50 drawing – don’t forget, this money goes
toward our scholarship fund. As always, guests are welcome and will be
included in discussions but will not be able to vote for officers or bylaws.
Please RSVP to Chriss at chrissqigong@gmail.com

March 18, 2010 Luncheon

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Jack Taylor, Director of Small Business Development Center
My wife Ann Marie and I have lived in Heeney for 21 years.  The first eight years I was the Vice President – Finance at The Keystone Center.  I left the Center to form a non-profit organization called The Rocky Mountain Resource Center, providing community mediation services throughout Summit County.  We also provided group process facilitation services primarily for other non-profits and local governments.  In 2003 I started Taylored Solutions LLC providing strategic planning and conflict management consulting services for small businesses, primarily in Colorado.
 
In May 2009, CMC hired me to start up the Small Business Development Center – Northwest Region providing free business counseling and low-cost workshops and seminars for small business owners in a 1,200 square mile territory.

Location: Buffalo Mountain Room at County Commons, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2010~ Time: check in is at 11:45 with lunch beginning at 12:00
Catered by: Food Hedz
Sponsor: Maryann Gaug will be providing three books for our raffle
Hiking Colorado 2nd edition
Hiking Colorado’s Summit County Area
Best Hikes near Denver and Boulder

Please RSVP to chrissqigong@gmail.com if you would like to join us!

(*Members FREE, Affiliate Members and Non-Members $15)

February 18, 2010 Luncheon

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Jolina owns Awakenings in Colorado, and is the co-founder of the Quantum Loving Institute. She has conducted workshops in the US, England and South Africa to share her understanding of psycho-spiritual development and healing gleaned from 25 years of study in the fields of psychology, sociology, somatic therapies and holistic healing practices. In her private practice she consults with an international clientele on personal and professional development, relationship management and health issues.

Jolina holds degrees and certificates in Psychology, Sociology, Behavioral Kinesiology, The Demartini Method, Cranio-Sacral Therapy and various somatic therapies.

TALK DESCRIPTION:

The Surprising Wisdom of Dolphins – 3 things we can learn from dolphins to improve our health, wealth and happiness
1. How to function on half a brain. Perhaps you think this is how you’re operating already. Well, guess what? It is! Well, almost. Half a mind, is more accurate. Find out how this is happening, how to locate the other half of your mind, and what gifts it holds for you as you awaken to its power.

2. What your breath can tell you about your relationships. No, I’m not talking halitosis. Although that will certainly affect your tête-à-tête’s, it will not inform you about which of the three types of relationships you are engaging in at any given moment…and how to shift them.

3. Sometimes a little tail slapping is just the thing to get you back in your flow….
“To the dolphin alone, beyond all other, nature has granted what the best philosophers seek: friendship for no advantage”. Plutarch

Location: Buffalo Mountain Room at County Commons, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2010~ Time: check in is at 11:45 with lunch beginning at 12:00
Catered by: Food Hedz
Sponsor: World Homeopathy – An Acute Care Consultation – Value $75
Discover new ways to promote recovery from injuries, surgeries or recurring illnesses.
Visit www.Worldhomeopathy.com or call for more information.
Upcoming workshops listed on www.alpineearthcenter.com events calendar.
WARNING: May cause renewed energy, restored vitality and reinvigorated mental capacity.

Please RSVP to laceyn@summitclinic.org if you would like to join us!

(*Members FREE, Affiliate Members and Non-Members $15)

November 19, 2009 Luncheon

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Join us for lunch on November 19, 2009 when our own Heidi Worth presents “photoaging and what you can do to look as good as you feel!”
Photoaging and what you can do to Look as good as you Feel! As we all age, our skin begins to show the signs of time and sun exposure: age spots, broken capillaries, fine lines and wrinkles. I will talk about what we can do here in the dry, thin air of the Rocky Mountains to avoid and correct some of the signs of photoaging.

Heidi Worth (nee Dickstein) is an Internal Medicine specialist by training. She practiced for 15 years in the Washington DC area as an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland before moving to Summit County with her family in 1998. She now has a full-time Aesthetics practice (Allure Medical Aesthetics and Laser Center) with offices in both Frisco and Breckenridge, and volunteers her Internal Medicine skills in the Summit Community Care Clinic. Aesthetics is the practice of improving appearance and skin health using various modalities to include topical preparations (sunscreens, antioxidants, retinols, etc), laser treatments, injectables such as Botox and dermal fillers, etc. Heidi and her husband, Ross Dickstein, love living in the rarified air of Summit County where they enjoy all the usual activities, especially hiking, snowshoeing, and gardening.

Location: Buffalo Mountain Room at County Commons, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009 ~ Time: check in is at 11:45 with lunch beginning at 12:00
Catered by: Food Hedz
Sponsor: Hedi Worth

Please RSVP to laceyn@summitclinic.org if you would like to join us!

(*Members FREE, Affiliate Members and Non-Members $15)

September 17, 2009

10 Common Remedies to consider in First Aid” presented by our own Caroline Falkenburg Ph.D. (Hom).

Caroline who is a professional homeopath began her studies with Master Homeopathy Vega Rozenberg at the Evolution of Self School of Homeopathy (ESSH) in Flagstaff, Arizona and later in Tel Aviv, Israel. She was awarded a doctorate for her studies related to Homeopathy in 2000, and received her Homeopathic license in Alabama. In 2002, she became a founding member of the World Homeopathy Association, an organization with which she continues to work today. She is following in the footsteps of several generations of Homeopaths in her family including her great-great uncle, Theodore H.Winans, a Hahnemannian Homeopathic Physician in Colorado Springs during the late 1800’s.

 

As part of her presentation, Caroline education us on the basic principles governing Homeopathy, provide us with a few homeopathic remedies for acute first aid situations and explained why Homeopathic remedies are specific to each individual case.

 

For more information about Caroline and her business check out her website: www.WorldHomeopathy.com

 

 

Laurie Jones, Financial Advisor (July 16, 2009)

Laurie Ganong Jones – Laurie Ganong Jones is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones in Summit County. Ms. Jones has over 20 years of corporate, entrepreneurial, and consulting experience in finance and technology related fields. After co-founding a CRM business that was sold to Sykes Enterprises in 1992, she worked for Sykes through 2000 where she was instrumental in growing sales from $1M to over $200M in 5 years which led to the company’s IPO.**

Location: Buffalo Mountain Room at County Commons, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009 ~ Time: check in is at 11:45 with lunch beginning at 12:00
Catered by: Food Hedz
Sponsor: TBA

**Ms. Jones was named a finalist in the 2005 and 2004 American Business Awards Stevie Lifetime Achievement category for Women Entrepreneurs and served as a national judge. In 1994, Governor Romer named her an Outstanding Colorado Citizen.

She is Chair of the Colorado Venture Capital Authority, member of the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Colorado, and Chair Friends of the National Repertory Orchestra. She holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California – Davis, and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Edward Jones office: (970) 453-6914
Email: laurie.jones@edwardjones.com
A session designed for women of all ages to learn how to take control of their financial life by examining their values and setting specific, realistic, and measurable goals.what you can do now to prepare for retirement, your options to pay for a child’s or grandchild’s education, Developing a strategy to help achieve your financial goalshow does this apply to my existing portfolio/401K/IRA?

Roger and Teresa Moen- “Dancing in Summit County” (August 20, 2009)

Grab your dancing shoes and come join us for our August meeting where Roger and Teresa Moen will talk about Dancing in Summit County!  Roger and Teresa will share information regarding what dancing opportunities are available in Summit County and ideas for expanding these opportuniteis for locals and vistors.  Roger and Teresa will also discuss their experiences with dance and stress relief.  Finally, the Moens will speak about the upcoming “Dancing with the Mountain Stars” event this October and share their experience and footage from last year’s event.  For more information about the Moens and dancing in Summit County check out the Moen’s websites at www.dancingintherockies.com and www.themoens.com.

Location: Buffalo Mountain Room at County Commons, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2009 ~ Time: check in is at 11:45 with lunch beginning promptly at 12:00
Catered by: Food Hedz
Sponsor:US Bank

Dr. Diane Spindler (June 18, 2009)

Dr. Diane Spindler, Mountain Holistic Health, in Indian Hills, Colorado will present a slide show revealing many of the mysteries reflected in the iris. She will hand out an Iridology Chart and Pen Light to the each attendees for his/her own exploration at home. Dr. Spindler will guide you in analyzing the iris for health strength and weaknesses and the ability to read the patterns in the iris for yourself, your friends and family. **

Location: Buffalo Mountain Room at County Commons, Frisco, CO
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2009 ~ Time: check in is at 11:45 with lunch beginning at 12:00
Catered by: Food Hedz
Sponsor: Chriss Cowan, chrissqigong@gmail.com

Dr. Spindler has 20 years of experience in Microbiology and Biochemical research. Her continued education in related fields combined with a passion for healing inspired her to open her practice “Mountain Holistic Health”. She is a Licensed and Certified Traditional Naturopath with a PhD in Nutrition. Her specialties are Blood Chemistry, Hormone, Neurotransmitter and Allergy Testing, Kinesiology, Iridology, Acupuncture, CranioSacral, and Rife Bio-frequency. The client’s system is balanced, strengthened and cleansed through orthomolecular therapy, suggested dietary and lifestyle modifications and detoxification therapies.

The eyes have been proclaimed throughout the ages as the window of the soul, and we now acknowledge them as the mirror of the body. There are over 30,000 nerve endings represented in the iris that stem from every gland, tissue and organ. These nerves travel up the spine and through the optic nerve to leave an imprint at a specific point on the irides or colored part of the eye.

The iris of the eye is the most complex tissue of the body meeting the outside world. It is connected through the brain and nervous system – Nature’s own miniature television screen producing a daily newscast of the most remote regions of the body. We are discovering that the eye works in two ways: not only does it enable us to bring images of the outside world within, it also shows images of what is within to the outside. Incredible! The iris reveals an individual’s strengths and weaknesses and specific health issues that need attention.
For more information you can
contact Diane: 303-697-1736
diane@mountainholistic.com“>diane@mountainholistic.com
www.mountainholistic.com