Press Releases

AWOB Press Release – October – Better Together Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… OVER 100 BUSINESS WOMEN IN WEST AND SOUTH PUGET SOUND HAVE DISCOVERED THEY ARE BETTER TOGETHER. Hosted by the Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB), the professional women of west and south Puget Sound will gather on  October 21st for a unique celebration –  after only three years, membership is now over 100. The “Better Together” gathering at Key Bank, Pt. Fosdick Branch, from 6pm-8pm is an annual event designed to celebrate the Alliance’s accomplishments, illuminate its many benefits and to encourage new members. Hosted by AWOB, there will be an opportunity to enjoy complimentary wine, small bites, fun and prizes. The big attraction, however, is the enriching opportunity attendees have to meet some of the most interesting, hard working women entrepreneurs in th...

September Power Series —Panel Discussion: Putting the Profit in Nonprofit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… PUTTING THE PROFIT IN NON-PROFIT There is tremendous satisfaction in helping others.  It also makes good business sense. Every community has service organizations that need more support and business leaders, who want to help, but are not sure which opportunity offers the best way to invest their limited time, talent and financial resources. It’s time they all had a forum to talk.  The Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB) will provide an informal opportunity to do just that on September 11 at 5:00 at the Inn at Gig Harbor.  Business and service organization leaders, who are interested in better serving the special needs in our community, are encouraged to attend. This event is free to AWOB members and first time guests. The fee is $25 for all others, payable at t...

August Power Series — Topic: “Becoming a Trusted Expert” with Rhonda Savage, DDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… Submitted by: Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB) Join us Wednesday, August 14th at 5:00 pm at The Inn at Gig Harbor for our monthly Power Series Meeting Topic:Becoming a Trusted Expert – Improve Your Business Through Value, Communication and Marketing… Clients really do expect more. The featured speaker for the AWOB August Power Series Meeting, Rhonda Savage, DDS., shares her expertise of delivering more than you promise to your clients.  She began her career in dentistry as an assistant in 1976 and went on to complete dental school before serving her country in the U.S. Navy during Desert Shield/Storm. If any of the following issues challenge your productivity and bottom-line, Dr. Savage will shine a bright light to help you when… You or your employees go hom...

June Power Series — Topic: “Get Out of the Elevator” with Lisa Markman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alliance of Women Owned Business The Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB) is excited to announce that on Wednesday, June 12, one of its founding members will be sharing expert business coaching tips at its monthly Power Series meeting. Lisa Markman, owner of Jigsaw Solutions – Coaching and Consulting, and will present “Get Out of the Elevator: Ditch the Pitch and Connect Authentically.” Held at the Inn at Gig Harbor, the event runs from 5 – 8pm and will be an exciting sneak peek at first time author, certified coach and business consultant Lisa Markman’s upcoming book and fall workshop about ditching the elevator pitch. Hear why the traditional elevator speech may not be serving you. Reconsider the 30 second rule. Let go of your fears of f...

May AWOB Tradeshow — “aMayZing Showcase” — Featuring a Mother and Daughter Who Own Businesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alliance of Women Owned Businesses LIKE MOTHER; LIKE DAUGHTER The a-MAY-Zing Showcase on May 8th at the Inn at Gig Harbor offers a first time opportunity for women business owners to collectively display their accomplishments. A special zing for Mother’s Day week will be provided by two entrepreneurs who just happen to be mother and daughter. The mother, Darlene Moscho, an independent representative for Seacret Minerals from the Dead Sea, and the daughter, Sheree Reed, owner of Organize It with Sheree, each have unique story to tell. For mothers, who are wondering how they might find more time to be at home, or to have more flexible work hours, or to be their own boss, Moscho and Reed offer excellent examples of ways to make it happen. Moscho has always been moved by ...

May AWOB Tradeshow — “aMayZing Showcase” — Put the Zing in Your Spring!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alliance of Women Owned Business awob100@gmail.com Put the Zing in Your Spring! May 8th will be an “a-May-Zing” day for a host of local businesses when the Alliance of Women Owned Businesses presents their first Annual Showcase of Businesses Owned by Women! Being held at the Inn at Gig Harbor, with free admission, the local entrepreneurs are looking forward to showcasing their businesses to the public. Merchandise will be available for sale. Service providers will promote and give more information on their businesses. The a-May-Zing Showcase will be open to the public from 5pm-8pm. Vendor space is already sold out and a full house is expected, as people from the community come to learn about the dynamic businesses being run by these local entrepreneurs. There will be ...

April Power Series — Topic: “Polish Your Business Etiquette” with Stephanie Rowland

For Immediate Release: AWOB PRESENTS Power Series Program: Speaker Topic — Business Etiquette “Polish Your Business Etiquette” With Stephanie Rowland of Top Dog Etiquette Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Inn at Gig Harbor, 3211 56th St. NW. Gig Harbor, WA 98335 Do you find yourself trembling at the thought of stepping into a business event all alone? Perhaps tongue-tied when introducing yourself to new people or guests from out of town? Successful businesses are built on relationships, and that not only means schmoozing with ease at events, receptions and dinners, but understanding what your professional presence means to your business – and your bottom line. The all-important first impression is about snap judgments and, in business etiquette, you may never know ...

March Power Series — Panel Discussion on “Why Authors Write”

For Immediate Release: Program: Author’s Panel Discussion Subject: Book as Business Strategy WHY AUTHORS WRITE With rare insight, four authors at the Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB) March 13th meeting will share some of the soul searching and thought process involved in their decision to write a book.  At an exciting new format for the AWOB Power Series, a panel of local authors Jeannine McCurrie, Joy Peterson, Dennis Bauer, and Gloria Gilbère will 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 benefits and challenges on the road to authorship, the panel will also share various methods of publishing and the benefits/disadvantages of each in our current b...

February Power Series — Rotating Roundtable Discussions on “Need to Know Business Topics”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… It’s a new year and the Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB) announces 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 Wednesday, February 13th at The Inn at Gig Harbor and promptly begins at 5:pm. Because of the unique format, you are encouraged to arrive early to pick the discussion group of your choice: What is News? Conducting Better Meetings Surviving Taxes Beyond Facebook Effective Networking Clients You Shouldn’t Have  The Objective: Provide you with necessary tools for an informed approach to your business success.The Approach:  Participants rota...

January Power Series — “How to Stay Globally Connected” with James Hansen

FOR MMEDIATE RELEASE… It is with great pride that the Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB) announces its January keynote speaker for their monthly meeting. It’s seldom that Gig Harbor is honored with a local-born native of such distinguished professional accomplishments that include Vice-Consul for the American Consulate General in Italy, Aide to Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (U.S. Department of State), and Foreign Correspondent for The Daily Telegraph in London. James Hansen, born in Tacoma, has spent most of his adult life in Europe. He is the CEO of Hansen Worldwide, a Milan-based consulting firm specializing in assisting companies in Italy and worldwide with planning and execution of international communications projects. In addition, Mr. Hansen represents the ...

November Speaker Series — Topic: “Change Your Behavior; Change Your Brain” with Dan Johnson

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… The November meeting of the Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB) will be at The Inn at Gig Harbor, Wednesday, November 14th at 5:00 PM. Our keynote speaker will be Dan Johnson, owner of Cities Unite, a marketing company. He has written and ghostwritten several books and articles on changing behavior and re-wiring the brain and has spoken over 700 times. Dan believes that most of our goals fail to materialize for one basic reason: We overestimate what we can do in the short-term and underestimate what we can do over the long-term. We have learned more about the human brain in the last 15 years than in previous history. Our monthly meetings feature a guest speaker on topics of interest to female entrepreneurs. You will meet other women business owners, shar...

October Speaker Series — Topic: “The One Page Business Plan” with Bill Branson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… Building a successful business requires understanding the principles of a strong foundation – the keynote speaker for the October 10th monthly meeting of the Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB) will help you do just that. Bill Branson, Founder of Strategic Business Architects in Gig Harbor, will give you the business “tools” for a foundation on which you can then begin building strategies to reach your potential and seek the results you are capable of achieving. Branson will demonstrate how to: Get the MOST from YOUR TIME, TALENT & TECHNOLOGY Make the MOST of…YOURSELF, YOUR ORGANIZATION & RELATIONSHIPS Join us at the Inn at Gig Harbor at 5:pm, October 10th and help your business build a stronger foundation for the new year and beyond. In the current eco...