Monthly Events

July Power Series ~ Dealing With Difficult People

  July Power Series ~ Dealing With Difficult People: The Yin and Yang of It Featuring Kristal Baker of Express Employment Solutions & Tom West, Sr. Mortgage Specialist with Directors Mortgage Join us as Kristal and Tom discuss: Strategies for identifying a client who needs to be fired Managing the firing process so you don’t permanently damage the relationship with the client Managing the impact of letting a client go with internal and external customers. When: Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 Where: The INN at Gig Harbor | 3211 56th Street NW | Gig Harbor WA 98335 Time: 5:00 p.m. – mingle and enjoy some light appetizers at our WTW Woman To Woman networking 5:30 p.m. – Program Starts 7:00 p.m. – Meeting ends. You’re welcome to stick around and continue netw...

June Women Owned Nights ~ Buy-Sell Agreements

Join us for the June Women Owned Nights Program:  Buy-Sell Agreements, Why You Just Might Need One! Facilitated by our own Barb Williams of Barb Williams & Associates LLC Time:  5:30  p.m. Where:  Port Orchard Puerta Vallarta restaurant at 1599 SE Lund Ave, Port Orchard WA 98366 Ends:  7 p.m. Enjoy a no-host dinner and lively conversation on this important topic for many business owners. Women Owned Nights is our second of two main monthly events, held on the last Tuesday of the month at rotating restaurant locations.  Free to Members and first time guests, $15 for all others.  See you there! ~ Eventbrite tickets

May Women Owned Nights – Tech Turmoil: Solutions & Simplifications

    May Women Owned Nights (W.O.N) Join us for our monthly social with a discussion and no-host dinner to dive deeper into a recent Power Series topic – The Technology Turmoil: Solutions and Simplifications Facilitated by Alice Stevenson and Wally Gator Where: El Pueblito 3226 Harborview Drive | Gig Harbor WA 98335 Time: 5:30 p.m. Ends: 7:00 p.m. No host dinner available Free to members and first time guests; $15 to returning guests. Eventbrite tickets

AWOB May Power Series – Building Your Brand While Taming Technology

  Welcome to the May Power Series: Building Your Brand While Taming Technology – featuring Jamie Taylor, Marketing Director at Like Media When it comes to marketing in the digital age, the most important question a business should be asking is: What is my story and am I effectively conveying that through my digital marketing campaigns? Join us as Jamie discusses branding in the digital age and how you can help make your business stand out with free tools! We will examine the various social media platforms to identify the audience, tools available to help you build exposure, and sites that can help simplify and tame the overwhelming world of the digital age. When ~ Wednesday May 10th, 2017 Where ~ The INN at Gig Harbor Time ~ 5:00 p.m. for check-in and our WTW – Woman to Wo...

April Women Owned Nights – Branding Yourself

Join us for our monthly Women Owned Nights event – April discussion facilitated by two local experts Jill Neumeister and Trina Jones Topic ~ How to Brand Yourself Women Owned Nights is our social dinner event held on the last Tuesday of the month at rotating locations. No cost to attend for members and 2 time visitors; $15 for anyone joining us for the 3rd time. No-host dinner available. 5:30 p.m. ~ Meeting start Where ~ Grassi’s Ristorante | 2811 Bridgeport Way West | University Place WA 98466 (private banquet room) Open to all

April Power Series – Expert Roundtables

  Join us for our monthly Power Series – this month featuring 5 local business owners/experts in their fields facilitating our Rotating Roundtables discussion Choose from a list of topics including: Asking For a Referral – Dos and Don’ts Building Your Brand Client Appreciation Building Your Power Circle A Case for Case Studies When:              Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Location:          The INN at Gig Harbor Time:               5:00 p.m.  WTW – Women To Women networking with sponsored appetizers and a no-host bar Program:         5:30 p.m. Program begins Ends:               7:00 p.m. End of meeting – you’re welcome to stick around and continue networking Power Series is FREE for members and first time guests/visitors – $25 for all others.  ...

March Women Owned Nights – Better Together Membership Mixer

It’s here again – our seasonal BETTER TOGETHER Business & Membership MIXER! What’s better than an evening out getting to know other successful business owners? Perhaps the beautiful new location to this month’s after hours, courtesy of our neighbors Pat and Tina of The Hub in Gig Harbor (at the airport). Possibly the appetizers, door prizes and GAMES (because there’s so much room for activities!!) to help us engage and get to know one another. DEFINITELY the fact that one lucky winner will receive a paid ONE YEAR Membership to our Alliance of Women Owned Businesses family. JOIN US! ~ When:    Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 Where:  The Hub at Gig Harbor | 1208 26th Ave NW | Gig Harbor WA 98335 Time:     5:30 p.m. Cost:      None Light appetizers will be provided...

March Power Series – Get Involved with Mayor Jill Guernsey

Join us for our monthly Power Series as the evening features Gig Harbor’s very own Mayor Jill Guernsey Building Your Business – Get Involved! Whether you are new to building a business or an experienced owner, reaching for the next level of success comes with the territory. It takes an expanding horizon to get there, and what better place to start than your own community? Get out and get involved! Gig Harbor Mayor Jill Guernsey will provide some solid examples that you won’t want to miss. 5:00 p.m.        WTW:  Our Women-To-Women Networking social time with sponsored appetizers and a No-host bar 5:30 p.m.        Program begins 7:00 p.m.        Meeting concludes – you’re welcome to stay and continue to mingle

February W.O.N. – Letting Go – How to Make the Break with Control!

Join us for our February Women Owned Nights (W.O.N) Event Letting Go – How to Make the Break with Control! Facilitated by Kristal Baker of Express Employment Professionals and Julie Thomson of Family First – Adult Family Homes. Bring your stories and questions. Our discussion will be a great follow-up to Kristal’s Power Series presentation this month, “Outsource or Hire?” – full of concrete ideas on building your business success by finding what works for you. Women Owned Nights is our monthly social event held on the last Tuesday of the month at various restaurant locations around Pierce County. It is a no-host dinner event. When: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 Time: 5:30 p.m. Where: Puerta Vallarta Port Orchard FREE to members and first and SECOND time v...

February Power Series: Outsource or Hire?

Outsource or Hire? Delegating Relieves the Stress of Growing Your Success Our February Power Series features a local expert Kristal Baker of Express Employment Professionals, one of the top staffing companies in North America. Chances are that you got into your own business because you loved doing what you do, not to do all of the things that you now have to do as a business owner. Am I right? So how do you get back to doing what you love? The answer is proper delegation and outsourcing. In this short course you will get some great ideas on how to get back to what you love by utilizing the people and resources around you. 5:00 p.m. ~ Our W2W, Woman to Woman happy hour and complimentary hors’ d’oeuvres 5:30 p.m. ~ Program starts 7:00 p.m. ~ End of meeting, you’re welcome t...

January Women Owned Nights ~ Financial Success: Putting the Plan into Action

January Women Owned Nights – W.O.N.  coming up next week! Our “social” no-host dinner event is held on the LAST Tuesday of the month. For January, we’re continuing the conversation on starting the new year off with some key financial decisions – from the importance of making sure you choose the right business entity, to the advantages of hiring a great accountant, knowing the requirements of items necessary for your business loan, to understanding how a comprehensive financial plan can make the difference in reaching those business and personal goals. We want to hear YOUR struggles and successes as you chart the course for 2017 – discussion will be moderated by Klaudia Conradt, Vice President – Wealth Management with UBS Financial Services, Inc. Jo...