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AWOB event will discuss building teamwork for success

Published: Kitsap Peninsula Buisiness Journal June 21, 2016 The Alliance of Women Owned Businesses will host its next Women Owned Nights gathering on June 28 in Port Orchard. Pat Jones and Lynn Jabs will be facilitators for the evening’s discussion of the topic “One Team, One Goal.” The gathering will discuss ideas for how to create a high-functioning team, facilitate great teamwork and make it all work for success. The event takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. at Puerto Vallarta Restaurant, 1599 SE Lund Ave. in Port Orchard. Admission is free for members and first-time guests; for returning guests it’s $15. RSVP on EventBrite. Women Owned Nights is a regular meet-up occurring on the last Tuesday of every month at locations around the South and West Sound. W.O.N is open to all AWOB members ...

AWOB event showcases member businesses

Published: Kitsap Business Journal May 2, 2013 The Alliance of Women Owned Businesses will presents the group’s first aMayZing Showcase of Businesses Owned by Women on May 8 at the Inn at Gig Harbor. Local entrepreneurs will get an opportunity to showcase their businesses to the public. Merchandise will be available for sale, and service providers will promote and give information on their businesses. The free event will be open to the public from 5-8 p.m., and vendor space is sold out. There will be appetizers, a no-host bar, door prizes, swag bags and networking, so the public can get to know these AWOB local businesses. “We have been looking for a way to showcase our businesses to each other as well as to the public for quite some time; so we are very excited for the public to join us i...

Women-Owned Businesses Will be Featured at May 8 Showcase

Published: Charlee Glock-Jackson, for Gig Harbor Life May 2, 2013 Since it was founded in Gig Harbor three years ago, the Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB) has grown its membership to include nearly 90 businesses owned by women in Pierce, Kitsap and Mason counties.On May 8, AWOB will host a trade show to highlight the work of many of its members. Dubbed the aMayZing Showcase of Businesses Owned by Women, the free public event will take place at the Inn at Gig Harbor.“More than half of our members will be exhibiting at the showcase,” said AWOB President Lisa Markman, owner of Jigsaw Solutions Coaching and Consulting in Gig Harbor. There will be “a good variety of businesses represented,” she said — from brick-and-mortar stores to service providers to direct sales businesses. Partici...

Alliance of Women Owned Businesses to hold first trade show

Published: Will Livesley-O’Neill; of the Gateway 05/01/13 Alliance of Women Owned Businesses, the Gig Harbor nonprofit dedicated to networking and support between female entrepreneurs, will hold its first trade show from 5 to 8 p.m. May 8 at the Inn at Gig Harbor. aMayZing Showcase of Businesses Owned by Women will be an opportunity for more than half of AWOB’s members to showcase their businesses, said Lisa Markman, the organization’s president. Markman said the inaugural trade show will fulfill many of AWOB’s goals for its members, including increased publicity and sales training. “Not only is it going to be important for our members to get this exposure, but they’ll also get the education that comes with it,” she said. aMayZing will take up three rooms at the Inn at Gig Harbor, on...

Business Etiquette Presentation Featured at AWOB Meeting

Published: Kitsap Business Journal April 5, 2013 The Alliance of Women Owned Businesses will host a session on business etiquette at its next Power Series meeting on April 10. The presentation by Stephanie Rowland of Top Dog Etiquette will be from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Inn at Gig Harbor restaurant. The meeting is open to all, and the normal second-visit fee for nonmembers is waived for this AWOB event. New members can sign up at the meeting. AWOB’s Power Series meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Inn at Gig Harbor. They feature guest speakers, roundtables or panels on topics of particular interest to female entrepreneurs. The meetings offer opportunities to meet with other women business owners. A special feature of the Power Series meeting is the AWOB Meet Me After Ho...

Authors will discuss why they write at AWOB meeting

Published: Kitsap Business Journal March 8, 2013 @ 1:05am Four authors will share some of the soul-searching and thought process involved in their decision to write a book, at the Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB) March 13 meeting. The new format for AWOB Power Series will have a panel of local authors Jeannine McCurrie, Joy Peterson, Dennis Bauer and Gloria Gilbère describe how they became published authors, some of the pitfalls they’ve experienced, and how being an author can help grow a business. In addition to hearing about the road to authorship, the panel will also share various methods of publishing and the benefits/disadvantages of each in the current business climate. The discussion intends to answer the question: Could writing a book be good strategy for your business? Mo...

AWOB changes format for monthly business discussions

Published: Kitsap Business Journal January 30, 2013 @ 11:50am It’s a new year and the Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB) has announced a new format for this month’s meeting presentation — Rotating Roundtable Discussions. This informative and interactive experience provides attendees a variety of topics with one cohesive theme, Need to Know Business Topics. This special event takes place on Feb. 13 at The Inn at Gig Harbor and begins at 5 p.m. Because of the unique format, attendees are encouraged to arrive early to pick the discussion group of their choice: What is News? Conducting Better Meetings Surviving Taxes Beyond Facebook Effective Networking Clients You Shouldn’t Have The objective is to provide participants with necessary tools for an informed approach to business success. ...

AWOB to hear from entrepreneur with international business experience

Published: Kitsap Business Journal January 3, 2013 @ 1:22pm An international entrepreneur with local roots will be the keynote speaker at the January meeting of the Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB). Tacoma native James Hansen has spent most of his adult life in Europe, where his career has included serving as vice-consul for the American Consulate General in Italy, aide to the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (U.S. Department of State), and foreign correspondent for The Daily Telegraph newspaper in London. He is the CEO of Hansen Worldwide, a Milan, Italy-based consulting firm specializing in assisting companies in Italy and worldwide with planning and execution of international communications projects. In addition, Hansen represents the Wall Street Journal in Ita...

AWOB holiday gala’s theme is Fascinating Women

Published: Kitsap Business Journal December 4, 2012 Fascinating Women is the theme for the annual Holiday Gala hosted by the Alliance of Women Owned Businesses in Gig Harbor. This event, which replaces the December meeting for AWOB, celebrates dedicated, passionate women entrepreneurs that connect, engage and enrich each other. The complimentary event is open to all women entrepreneurs, their business partners, colleagues and those that support women business owners. It will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 at the estate of Jim and Marlyn Jensen, 6409 Rosedale St NW in Gig Harbor. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, sparkling cider and sweets will be served. In keeping with this year’s theme, members and guests are encouraged to wear Fascinators — vintage-inspired, newly in vogue hair adornments made...

AWOB recognizes ‘stars’

Published: Business Examiner May 23, 2012 The Alliance of Women Owned Businesses has recognized two entrepreneurs for their business acumen and community leadership. Lisa Chissus was presented the Crystal Star award and Terese Garrett-Miller received the Rising Star award. Chissus is the owner of CFM Consolidated in Fife, which is the umbrella company of Cascades Plastics, Flex-a-lite and MarsSource. The Crystal Star award recognizes an inspiring, successful entrepreneur who has been in business more than five years and has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments. Garrett-Miller owns Bella Kitchen and Home, a kitchen boutique and culinary school in Gig Harbor. The Rising Star award was created to acknowledge and reinforce the achievements of women who have owned their own business less th...

AWOB seeks top women business leaders

Published: Business Examiner Jan 18, 2012 Women owned businesses are playing an ever larger role in our community. The Alliance of Women Owned Businesses wants to recognize the tremendous difference these leaders can make. The organization is accepting nomination applications for its 2012 Crystal Star awards. The alliance intends to recognize Kitsap, Pierce and Mason county women business owners who inspire, open doors, and make a difference today and tomorrow. AWOB will award a Rising Star Award to a woman entrepreneur, who has owned her business for less than five years, but is already showing the passion and leadership to make a difference in her community. The Crystal Star Award will acknowledge the outstanding role a woman has played over the years in enhancing the status of all women...

AWOB to hold educational event on February 9

Published: Kitsap Business Journal February 1, 2011 The Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB) will hold an educational event at Best Western Wesley Inn on Feb. 9, at 4 p.m. featuring Attorney Ralph Flick. He will be speaking about the “10 Legal Myths Relating to Small Business Owners.” This topic is essential to anyone in business for themselves. Become empowered with vital information that will help protect your business and personal assets. Flick is originally from Southern California where he earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from the California State University at Long Beach in 1991 and his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles in 1994. He spent most of his legal career as an in-house corporate attorney for several public companies located in the Los Angeles a...

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