Past Events

January 18, 2017

Monthly Luncheon Event                                                        
1:30 am - 1:30 pm
Turf Valley Resort - Terrace on the Green Room

2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Topic "How to Attract and Retain Top Talent to Grow your Business!"
 
Panel:  Linda Ostovtiz, Principal Attorney, Offit Kurman;  Lisa Shuster, Founder and President, Work More Human;  Nicki Sanders, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Packaged for Success



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December 14, 2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Turf Valley Resort - Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Theme: "The Impact of Giving"

Do you want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripple for creating good? Come celebrate the impact of giving time, money & energy to our BWN community! Hear success stories from past recipients of our scholarship program. We will have over 20 baskets to raffle off with benefits to this year's scholarship winners. Learn about our mentorship program for business women. Let's end the year with some powerful networking, relationship building and giving!    See the photos!

November 16, 2016
Monthly Luncheon Event     
11:30am- 1:30pm
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Guest Speaker: Beverly White-Seals, Community Foundation of Howard County
Topic: "Servant Leadership and Community Giving"
Through serving your community, you can build happier and more engaged employees with a better bottom line. This is an opportunity to learn how giving back to your community can enrich your life personally as well as strengthen your business relationships. Our speaker worked for The Rouse Company for 20 years and saw giving back as a core business value up close and personal.

Click here to see Beverly's presentation!

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November 9, 2016
Breakfast Networking Event
Morning Networking Event, sponsored by BWN Special Events
7:30am- 9:30am
la Madeline Cafe
Columbia Crossing
6211 Columbia Crossing Circle
Columbia, MD 21045


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October 19, 2016
Monthly Networking Event
11:30am-1:30pm
Martiel Traczyk Beatty, The Artcademy
"Video Marketing Made Easy"
Turf Valley Resort
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042


Learn how to use video to market your business. We’ll discuss: What is video marketing? Why do you need it? What do you need to get started? What is the financial investment? (Eeek! I know you are wondering!) How to use video to turn cold leads into paying customers? Bring your questions and get ready to learn how to take charge with video marketing.

Martiel Traczyk Beatty is the Founder and Chief MultiPotentialite of The Artcademy. Martiel is a leader in creative education. She began her company in early 2013 with the goal in mind to give students an outlet to pursue their creative passions in a safe, encouraging and fun environment that encourages exploration, discovery, trial, error, curiosity, fun and fearlessness.

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October 13, 2016
Evening Networking Event
5:30pm-7:30pm
Horse Spirit Art Gallery Networking Event (Robin Holliday)
Offit/Kurman Attorney at Law
8171 Maple Lawn Blvd Suite 200
Maple Lawn, MD 20759
Proceeds from this event will benefit Robin Holliday rebuilding fund.
Cost: $15/person

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September 21, 2016
11:30am-1:30pm
Monthly Networking Event
Turf Valley Resort
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Speaker: Debbi Reid, Organized Solutions by Debbie
organizedsolutionsbydebbi@gmail.com
Fees: Member: $35 early-bird, $50 at door; Non-Member: $50 early-bird, $60 at door
Please join us for the September kickoff meeting! The speaker will be Debbi Reid, from Organized Solutions by Debbi, who will talk about how getting organized can boost your business!

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July 20, 2016

11:30am - 1:30pm
Focus on Networking
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 20142

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June 15, 2016
11:30am - 1:30pm
Andrew Rose, Zest Social Media
Topic: How Successful Businesses Use Social Media to Generate Business
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 20142

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May 18, 2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD

Come celebrate the hard work and achievements of women who live, work or go to school in Howard County. We will be honoring present and past winners of the BWN Lifelong Learner Scholarship. We will also have great Pop-Up Mastermind sessions to help kick start ideas, help with a problem or simply re-energize you and your business.

Members: Early Bird $35, At Door-$50 Non-members: Early Bird-$50, At Door-$60

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April 20, 2016
11:30am - 1:30pm
Beth Woodring, Howard County Economic Development Authority
Topic: Getting Your Financial Seeds in Order: Preparing Yourself for a Business Loan
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 20142

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April 13, 2016
Networking Event
5:30pm-7:30pm
8895 McGaw Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
www.verticalconnection.com

Please join fellow members and guests, as Kathy Joss hosts an evening networking event at the office of Vertical Connection Carpet One on Wednesday, April 13th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. The Vertical Connection Carpet One is a dedicated, family –owned business that’s been serving customers since 1977. Good company, like-minded business contacts and refreshments…DON'T MISS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY!

Fee: $15 before noon on April 11, $20 after noon on April 11.

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March 16, 2016
11:30am - 1:30pm
Laura Strunk, The Laura Strunk Team of Keller Williams Realty Centre
Topic: Make the Most out of the Hours in Your Day
Kelsey's Restaurant
Ellicott City, MD 20142

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February 17, 2016
11:30am - 1:30pm
Kate Hetherington, Ed.D.
Topic: Classroom to the Boardroom, a Community College President's Journey
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 20142

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January 20, 2016
11:30am - 1:30pm
Maryellen May, Certified Executive Leadership Coach
Topic: Put Your Stories to Work
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 20142

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December 9, 2015
11:30am - 1:30pm
Holiday Extravaganza
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 20142
Join us for networking, light fare, shopping and giving back to the community, all with a festive flair. We will have vendors available for all your holiday shopping needs.

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November 18, 2015
11:30am - 1:30pm
Jennifer Kalita, The VESTA Group
"From Burnout to Bliss: Work-Life Balance that Actually Works"
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 20142

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November 10, 2015
The Vision Workshop
Fretz Showroom
9204 Berger Road, Suite H
Columbia, MD
Contribution: $30*
Join the Vision Workshop and discover three keys to accelerating your results. Discover your true dream or purpose. Eliminate fear, doubt and worry and move toward your goals with confidence. Sign up today!*Proceeds from the Vision Workshop benefit the BWN Lifelong Learner Scholarship Fund.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Evening Networking Event
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Marilyn Johnson Sewing Design Studio
154 Lafayette Avenue
Unit K (back side of complex)
Laurel, Maryland 20707
301-604-4139
$15 per person.
Please join us for our next Evening Networking Event at The Marilyn Johnson Sewing Design Studio. Marilyn will show us some of her custom clothing designs, vintage garments and her Costume Closet that rents to theaters and film productions…and are available for Halloween!! Marilyn will be offering a 10% discount on any Halloween Costume rentals arranged that evening!Enjoy getting to know fellow members and guests at this very unique event. Light fare will be served. There is ample free parking available; just remember that Marilyn’s Studio is on the back side of the complex not visible from the street.

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October 21, 2015
11:30am - 1:30pm
Linda Schenk, The Brand Builder System
"Crafting Your Sweet and Simple Marketing Message"
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 20142

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Tuesday, October 13th
Member Orientation
8:30 -10:00am 
Fretz SubZero and Wolf Showroom
9204 Berger Road
Columbia, MD 21046
Cost: FREE

All BWN members are welcome! Open to new members, as well as any member interested in becoming more involved in BWN. Meet members of the board, and learn how to take full advantage of your membership. We will discuss volunteer opportunities, membership levels and how to use our BWN resources to your best advantage. There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP on the BWN Site by Sunday, October 11th for a head count. Water and snacks will be provided.

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September 29, 2015
Evening Networking Event
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Pinot's Palette
Turf Valley Towne Square
11105 Resort Road, Suite 105
Ellicott City, Maryland 20142
Phone: 443-420-8378

Please join fellow members and guests, at Pinot's Palette. Light fare will be served. Pinot's Palette - Ellicott City opened in November 2014 and has quickly become Howard County's Best Night Out! Join us for an evening of fun, friends and art while sipping on your favorite beverage and creating a masterpiece! There is ample free parking.

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September 16, 2015
Monthly Networking Event
Susan Katz, of Susan Katz Advantage
"Business Breakthrough Strategies"
11:30am-1:30pm
Turf Valley Resort
Tiffany Room
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 20142
410-465-1500
Cost: $35 member, $50 nonmember; after Monday 9/14 at 12:00pm EST, $50 member, $60 nonmember

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Evening Networking Meeting
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Please join us for a Professional Wardrobe Event!

  • Enjoy getting to know fellow members and guests, at the home studio of Diane Sikorski.
  • Light fare will be served.
  • Learn how to stretch your wardrobe and always look your best.
  • Enjoy a scarf-tying demo and a chance to win a door prize.

 

The Carlisle Collection/The Decorative Choice
4637 Willowgrove Drive 
Ellicott City, MD 21042 
Phone: 410-730-1667
There is ample parking in long driveway.
(Dorsey Hall neighborhood – just off Columbia Road)

$15 by July 25, $20 July 26 and after and at the door.

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July 15, 2015
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
11:30am-1:30pm
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Focus on Networking!
BWN invites you to join us in closing out our program year on a casual note! Let's get to know each other... isn't that really what it's all about? Our Committee chairs will be there to share some fun ways to get involved, meet fellow members and make BWN work for you! Register by July 10 for the Early Bird Discount!

Member Fee: $35 early-bird, $50 at door
Non-Member Fee: $50 early-bird, $60 at door

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June 17, 2015
11:30am-1:30pm
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Our June meeting will feature: Mark Luterman
CEO, Small Business Secret Weapon Companies
Topic: 20 Commandments to Unlimited Prosperity
Mark is devoted to helping small business owners around the country prosper and achieve their desired goals. He is a speaker, author, motivator, teacher and coach. He steadfastly believes that anyone, with the right techniques and mindset, can create unlimited success. Mark has been hailed as the true "Small Business Secret Weapon" by business owners, partners, and associations around the country.

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Monday, June 8, 2015
Mark your calendars now for this year's Power of the Purse event!
Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom by Fretz
9204 Berger Rd.
Columbia, MD 21046
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Find out more here

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Thursday, June 4, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
Keller Williams Realty Centre
6250 Old Dobbin Lane, Suite 140 
Columbia, MD 21045

Please join us for a fun networking event at the beautiful new office space of Lois Leahy and Keller Williams Realty Centre! Enjoy getting to know fellow members one-to-one. Deepen your relationships and receive more referrals! Light fare and wine will be served. A wine tasting expert will be there to share some of his favorite wines.

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May 20, 2015
11:30-1:30pm
Turf Valley Resort
Wedgewood Ballroom
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Cost: $50 before 5/7, $60 5/7 and after

Join us for our annual special event, honoring BWN’s 2015 Woman of Distinction & Scholarship Winners. The honoree inspires, supports, and elevates the development of women in business. She is a leader among businesswomen and in her community. Click here to download the event invitation flyer.

This year, we honor Wendy Letow as our WOD.

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April 30, 2015
Evening Networking Meeting
5:30pm-7:30pm Please join fellow members and guests, at the offices of Berman, Goldman & Ribakow CPAs.
Light fare will be served.

In business since 1939, bgr CPAs is a full-service accounting and financial advisory firm, whose specialized professionals support you and your organization in achieving your goals. bgr Partner, Steve Wolf will join us for this event. There is ample free parking in our lot. Please see our address below. 

(we are located in the Columbia Gateway complex)
6811 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Suite 250
Columbia, MD 21046
Phone: 410-418-4400
$15 by 4/27, $20 after 4/27

April 15, 2015
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
11:30am-1:30pm
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Speakers: Leigh Roberts, L A R Physical Therapy; Christy Edwards, Aurora Fitness;Monique Washington-Jones, WKD Karate 4 Girls
Topic: "Boost Your Attitude, Activity, and Productivity at Work"
A collaborative presentation about the importance of ergonomics, fitness, and safety in the workplace.
Fee: $35 members pre-registered by 4/10; $50 members at the door; $50 non-members pre-registered by 4/10; $ 60 at the door

April's Member Showcase: 

YOU'RE UNIQUE! Your Nutrition should be too! 
Most people know they should be taking some vitamins and supplements, but aren't really sure what to take. Our customized nutrition is exactly what your body needs, based on a free HIPAA compliant health assessment and all the latest medical and scientific research. 

Linda Gasch
IDLife, Founding Partner
www.idlife.com/bebetter
443-812-0751

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March 25, 2015
Evening Networking Meeting
5:30pm-7:30pm
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
13554 Triadelphia Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410-782-5677
Please join us for a fun Networking Event! 

Please join us for a fun Networking Event! Enjoy getting to know fellow members and guests at Robin Holliday's HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, at Westwood Unique. Light fare & festive beverages will be served. 

Directions: HorseSpirit Arts Gallery is located in western Ellicott City, on the edge of Glenelg, near Bistro Blanc Restaurant & Ten Oaks Tavern, and is easily accessible from Routes 32 and I-70. The Gallery is located inside a much larger store called Westwood Unique (two historic churches joined by a breeze way). There is ample free parking. All of Westwood Unique will be open for your shopping pleasure. 

Fee: $15 pre-registered by 3/22; $20 after 3/22 or at the door

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March 18, 2015
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
11:30am-1:30pm
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Speaker: Whitney Harmel, Intero Advisory
Topic: Maximize Results on LinkedIn
Whitney Harmel works with individuals and organizations to navigate LinkedIn for branding, business development and recruiting. What sets Whitney and Intero apart? She and her team are not only social media experts; they are experienced in business development, marketing and recruiting.
Fee: $35 members pre-registered by 3/13; $50 members at the door; $50 non-members pre-registered by 3/13; $ 60 at the door

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Tuesday February 24, 2015
BWN Foundation Fundraiser
Pinot’s Palette- Ellicott City, MD
$50 per person (includes the painting and one drink)
Evening Glow
6:30-8:30PM
We believe R. Tagore said it best: "Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher in storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." Let the rich gold and twilight amber inspire you to paint your very own Evening Glow. Fundraiser supporting the BWN of Howard County Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Price includes one drink ticket too! 
More information

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February 18, 2015
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
11:30am-1:30pm
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Speaker: Deborah Stallings, President and CEO, HR Anew
Topic: Attracting and Retaining Skilled Staff
Since founding HR Anew in 1999, Ms. Stallings has grown the company into a multi-million dollar business with more than 40 employees and contractors. She is skilled in aligning the full talent and potential of the workforce in order to help organizations achieve their missions. For more than 25 years, this leader in human resources management has worked with governments, corporations, and non-profits to help them hire, manage and retain high performing employees.
Fee: $35 members pre-registered by 2/13; $50 members at the door; $50 non-members pre-registered by 2/13; $ 60 at the door

Vendor Showcase- February Meeting


Welcome to HorseSpirit Arts! Robin Holliday is an artist and the gallery owner. HorseSpirit Arts Gallery is an eclectic, up-lifting collection that presents the original creations of 23 local artists. Our creations include paintings (fine oil, acrylic, pastel & mixed media), pottery, hand-turned wooden bowls, vases and pens, photography, fused glass, digitized fabric, pen and pencil art, and hand-painted silk scarves. As an artist, Robin creates jewelry from natural gemstones, crystal sun catchers, mobiles, chandeliers, and more. 

Robin named her business HorseSpirit Arts because she believes in the healing power of connection with animals, and horses in particular. And like a horse's spirit, her creativity runs wild.

HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
13554 Triadelphia Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410-782-5677

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Sunday, February 1, 2015
Brunch Networking Event
11:30am - 1:30pm 
Bra-la-la
8180 Maple Lawn Blvd.
Fulton, MD 20759
301-776-6007
Bra-La-La is a fitting boutique that does the work for you. With 126 sizes and over 40 manufacturers, they bring the latest styles and fashions to Maple Lawn, and provide the expertise and tools to assist you in finding the right bra that is truly your perfect fit. Treat yourself to a Valentine's gift!

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January 21, 2015
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
11:30am-1:30pm
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Speaker: Jodi Hume, CEO, In the Business of Life
Topic: Time Strategy Essentials for Business & Life

We face a tsunami of choices and opportunities every single day. If some days it feels like you're swimming upstream and traditional "time management" techniques have failed, you are not alone. Jodi will cover emerging trends of essential skills, which entrepreneurs need to have the life and business they desire. With degrees from Loyola, Johns Hopkins, and The Coaches Training Institute, Jodi works with Fortune 150 companies, non-profits and everything in between. Whether leading a strategic planning session, a corporate retreat, or working one-on-one with an entrepreneur or senior executive, Jodi guides leaders and their teams through the important conversations that shape lives and businesses.

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Join us for another great Power Hour!
Gain leadership skills, connect with Howard County leaders, cultivate opportunities for leadership roles within BWN, and learn from influential leaders who have affected change!

Speaker: Dick Story
Senior Vice President, Director of Community Relations and Government Affairs, and Senior Business Development LiaisonHoward Bank, Ellicott City

Dick has had an almost 50-year career in economic development and radio, and has been active on several boards, advisory committees and commissions, throughout Howard County and the Baltimore/Washington area.

Dick will give us pointers on leadership and how to be a networking expert!

January 8, 2015
12:00-1:30pm
Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom by Fretz
9204 Berger Rd.
Columbia, MD 21046

Bring your lunch, and we will provide beverage and dessert!
$15 per person before 1/5; $20 per person 1/5 and after
Jolles Insurance & Financial is sponsoring the beverage and dessert

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2014 Events

December 10, 2014
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
11:30am-1:30pm
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Nothing but Networking
Spotlight on our Non-profit, The Little Things for Cancer
BWN invites you to join us for some light networking and holiday cheer! It's a few hours of getting to know each other. . . isn't that really what it's all about? In honor of the giving season, please consider supporting our Non-profit Spotlight, The Little Things for Cancer, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caregivers. Representatives from The Little Things will be at the meeting accepting donations to support their holiday meal program. Monetary donations as well as gift cards from any of the local grocery stores are greatly appreciated.<br.
 Registration Fee: $35 members early, $50 members at the door and nonmembers early, $60 nonmembers at the door

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November 19, 2014
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
11:30am-1:30pm
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042


Featuring at our November Meeting:
Jennifer Ransaw Smith, CEO and Chief Brand Strategist, Brand id

Jennifer Ransaw Smith is a nationally sought-after Personal Elevation strategist, leadership development mentor and personal branding consultant. She works with entrepreneurs and executives from coast-to-coast, helping them leverage their expertise to become game changers within their industry. Jennifer is on a mission to empower her clients and audiences by providing them with effective strategies that can be implemented immediately to make significant changes in how they are currently being perceived. Jennifer will draw upon her years of marketing and branding expertise as she shares how each of us can "Make a Name for Yourself."

$35 Members Early Bird | $50 Members at the Door and Non Members | $60 Non-Members at the Door
Non-Profit Spotlight: The Little Things for Cancer. Donations will be accepted at the November and December meetings. Read more here.

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Join us for another great Power Hour! 
Gain leadership skills, connect with Howard County leaders, cultivate opportunities for leadership roles within BWN, and learn from influential leaders who have affected change!

JP Bolduc is Chairman and CEO of JPB Partners, LLC, 
a Columbia, Maryland - based private investment holding company, founded in 1995, with a major focus on private equity. 
Come out and learn about his leadership style and and how he rose to the top of his industry.

November 6, 2014, 12:00-1:30pm
Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom by Fretz
9204 Berger Rd.
Columbia, MD 21046

Bring your lunch, and we will provide beverage and dessert!
$15 per person

Register Here!

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Evening Networking Event of the year!
Enjoy getting to know fellow members and guests, at the offices of Linda Ostovitz. Light fare will be served.

You may also make an appointment to have a professional head shot taken by photographer Mark Gregory, at a significant discount! Please see the attached flier (click here), and contact Mark directly to make your appointment for that evening. Photo sessions will begin at 4:30pm. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014,
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
(head shots begin at 4:30pm, by appointment)
Silverstein & Ostovitz, LLC
8355 Court Avenue
Ellicott City, MD 21043

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October 15, 2014
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
11:30am-1:30pm
Turf Valley Resort
Wedgewood Room
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Speaker: Chris DeJonghe, Toastmasters International District 18
Chris DeJonghe will address the elephant in the room -- fear of public speaking-- and how to make it work for us! Chris received her MBA from Northwestern University, and has held management positions throughout her career. In 2011, Chris joined Toastmasters International, where she refined her leadership and presentation skills. She serves in a top leadership position in afive-state Toastmasters district, and is a marketing and branding consultant. She will share tips and tricks that make public speaking easier and more effective.

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BWN's First Power Hour!
Gain leadership skills, connect with Howard County leaders, cultivate opportunities for leadership roles within BWN, and learn from influential leaders who have affected change!

Calvin Ball, Howard County Council Member, 2nd District, will discuss leadership in Howard County.

September 25, 12:00 - 1:30pm
Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom by Fretz
9204 Berger Rd.
Columbia, MD 21046

Bring your lunch, and we will provide beverage and dessert!
$15 per person

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September 17, 2014
Monthly Meeting
11:30am-1:30pm
Speaker: Stacie Hunt, President and CEO , Leadership Howard County
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Member Showcase: AFP Interiors

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Let's Meet Up!
Come on out for a fun, relaxed evening at a local establishment and enjoy drinks on your own and the restaurant's complimentary buffet! 

$1 off all 16 oz. drafts, house wine, and rail drinks.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
5 - 7 pm

Bare Bones Grill and Brewery
9150-22 Baltimore Natl. Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042

All are welcome, bring friends!
See you there!

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Member Orientation
Wed., Aug. 13, 9:30-11am
Fretz SubZero and Wolf Showroom
9204 Berger Road
Columbia, MD 21046

Open to new members, as well as any member interested in becoming more involved in BWN. Meet members of the board and learn how to take full advantage of your membership. We will discuss volunteer opportunities, membership levels and how to use our BWN resources to your best advantage. 

Water and snacks graciously provided by Wendy Elover, Academy Mortgage

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July 16, 2014
Networking Luncheon
11:30am-1:30pm
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Cost: $35 members, $50 non-members and members at the door, $60 non-members at the door 

BWN invites you to join us in closing out our programyear on a casual note! Let's get to know each other…isn't that really what it'sall about? We're serving up a menu of American cookout classics! Get comfortable in your capris and sandals, restock your supply of business cards, and enjoy some casual networking. 

June 18, 2014
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
11:30 – 1:30 pm
Turf Valley Terrace Room
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410-465-1500

Featured Speaker: Dr. Kay Hoskey, MD, Urogynecologist, Women's Center for Pelvic Health, Anne Arundel Medical Center 

Topic: Staying healthy is key to a full life and a big factor in our day to day business success!

Dr. Kay Hoskey, a board-certified urogynecologist and one of the first women in the nation to be certified in this NEW subspecialty of women's health. Presenting on the importance of women's health and wellness. Powerful conversation - you'll learn about your body, your health and quite a few things your mother never told you! 

Cost: $35 members before 6/13, $50 members after 6/13; $50 nonmembers before 6/13, $60 nonmembers after 6/13

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Power of the Purse
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Fretz Kitchen
9204 Berger Road
Columbia, MD 21046

Join BWN & Her Mind Magazine for an annual fundraiser: SILENT PURSE AUCTION & SALE. All proceeds benefit Blossoms of Hope in support of the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital and Business Women's Network of Howard County Scholarship Foundation, Inc. 

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May 21, 2014
Woman of Distinction Event

11:30am-1:30pm
Turf Valley Resort
Ellicott City, MD

Download Invitation

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April 22, 2014
Evening Networking Event
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Fretz Kitchen
9204 Berger Road
Columbia, MD 21046
Cost: $15/person

Join us for an evening of networking, appetizers and wine while getting to mingle with other business professionals! Bring a friend for free!

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April 16, 2014
Workshop Meeting

11 am - 2pm
Homewood Suites
8320 Benson Drive,
Columbia, MD 21045
$50 members or nonmembers

Three Presentations – Each attendee will choose 2 workshops, each workshop is approximately 40 minutes with a lunch in the middle.

  1. "Organizing your Marketing and Sales Efforts on Linkedin and Social Media - Maximize Your Results." - Colleen McKenna, Principal, Intero Advisory
    Social Media has become one of the most powerful tools for brand awareness and client development. Learn how to get the most out of these tools  - share tips and techniques to achieve your personal and professional goals.
  2. Organizing Your Space – Looking Beyond the Surface - Claire Ramirez, Founder and CEO, Made Easy and Concierge and Organizing, LLC
    Organizing your space is more than surface. Learn how to allow space in your life for a more productive, time saving, economical change that will give you the much deserved and desired..."ME Time"
  3. Organizing Your Financial Business - Challenges and Opportunities to Consider - PNC Bank

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March 19, 2014
Monthly Luncheon Event

11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Turf Valley
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 20142
410-465-1500

Featured Speaker: Mary Ann Scully, Howard Bank
Topic: Financial Independence for Women - The Blue Sweater to Lean In
Mary Ann will discuss challenges and opportunities for women as we cover ground between The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World, by Jacqueline Novogratz to Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, by Sheryl Sandberg.

Cost: $35 members before 3/14, $50 members after 3/14; $50 nonmembers before 3/14, $60 nonmembers after 3/14

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Monthly Networking Event
Featured Speaker: Elaine Rogers – USO Metro (see bio)
11:30am-1:30pm
Turf Valley Terrace Room
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 20142
410-465-1500
Cost: $35.00 members and $50.00 non-members registered and paid by COB February 14th, $50.00 members and $60.00 non-members after February 14th

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Monthly Networking Event
11:30am-1:30pm
Turf Valley Terrace Room
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 20142
410-465-1500
Cost: $35.00 members and $50.00 non-members registered and paid by COB January 10th, $50.00 members and $60.00 non-members after January 10th

BWN - 35 Years of Empowering Women!
Join us in celebrating 35 years of promoting and supporting professional women in their careers as executives, business owners and leaders. Our celebration will include a few of BWN's founding members. These accomplished women will share their stories of BWN's beginning with us. 

Featured Speaker: Tassey Russo
Business Strategist and Coach
Understanding the Power of Networking
Tassey Russo is a business strategist and coach, with over 30 years' experience as a corporate technology executive and small business owner. As the owner of Level Up Solutions, she focuses on helping high-achieving entrepreneurs who experience the euphoria of great business ideas, and then the daunting realization of just what it takes to execute those ideas! Tassey will share the process of successfully building or growing your business in a way that allows you to make better use of your time and energy, resulting in you making more money with less effort. Learn and identify the steps needed to bring your visions into reality.

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January 9, 2014
Brown Bag Lunch
12:00pm-2:00pm
Fretz Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom
9204 Berger Road
Columbia, MD
(please access Berger road from Oakland Mills Road)
Lisa Stearns will lead us in a hands-on workshop, entitled Successful Goal Setting: The Key Ingredient Most Women are Missing. In this power packed, hands-on Brown Bag 
Lunch event you will:

  • Leverage the concept of a vision board to create a functional goal inspiration!
  • Learn how to correctly frame your goals to guarantee success.
  • Explore and harness your underlying motivations to ignite your passion, driving you to success.

Lisa Stearns provides programs that giving women a voice. She specializes in providing real world techniques, in a safe, supportive environment, allowing her clients to move past the fear of speaking up to the empowered place of being heard!


Cost: $15 members; $25 non-members

 

2013 Events

December 18, 2013
Monthly Networking Event
11:30am-1:30pm
Turf Valley Terrace Room
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 20142
410-465-1500
Cost: $35.00 members and $50.00 non-members registered and paid by COB December 15th, $50.00 members and $60.00 non-members after December 15th

Catch BWN’s Holiday Spirit!
Join us for networking, light fare, shopping, and giving back to the community*, all with a festive flair! This meeting will spotlight several of our members, each offering unique and affordable holiday gifts. Take advantage of this time to get it all done, while relaxing and having fun too!

Download Wish List (pdf)*

* BWN's nonprofit spotlight of the year, National Family Resiliency Center, will be collecting gift cards from area retailers to support families in need. In particular, gift cards from these retailers are requested: Walmart, Target, Trader Joe's, Giant and Safeway.

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November 20, 2013
Monthly Networking Event
11:30am-1:30pm
Turf Valley Terrace Room
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 20142
410-465-1500
Speaker: Mine Veral-Burke, Cookie Lee Fine Fashion Jewelry, National Sales Director

Attitude is Everything!
Turkish born Mine Veral-Burk joined the sales force of Cookie Lee Fine Fashion Jewelry ten years ago as an Independent Consultant. She set out to bring a little fun into her life while at home, raising her two children. Ten years, and a lot of home parties later, Mine crossed the $1 million dollar mark as one of only three in the company’s entire history. Her energy and contagious, positive outlook on life and its possibilities will inspire you to make the most of yours.

Before joining Cookie Lee, she earned a BS in International Business & Music and an MBA in Organizational Mgt. Mine now leads a team of 700+ consultants for Cookie Lee, many of them also top performers. She continues to rank #1 in regional and national sales for Cookie Lee year after year. Come out and learn the secrets to her success!

Meeting Sponsor:
Lisa Jolles
Jolles Insurance
www.jollesfinancial.com

Cost: $35.00 members and $50.00 non-members registered and paid by COB November 15th, $50.00 members and $60.00 non-members after November 15th

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Friday, November 15, 2013
New Member Breakfast
Time: 8 – 9:30AM
Place: Homewood Suites
8320 Benson Drive, Columbia, MD 21045
*Breakfast available for $6.50 until 9AM
Event is free

BWN of Howard County is offering its first ever New Member Breakfast on November 15, 2013 at Homewood Suites, Columbia. Learn how to take full advantage of your membership. This informative breakfast is a new event hosted for you! Learn about volunteer opportunities, networking and speaking opportunities, membership Levels, and various ways to get the most out of your membership and networking time at each meeting you attend. 

Don’t worry, if you can’t attend, we will be offering a few more times this year as well! 

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November 7, 2013
Brown Bag Lunch
12:00-2:00pm
Lynn Schwartz, Dipl. Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist, Life Coach
A hands on workshop designed to empower and encourage a new way of being and acting - supporting growth and creating abundance. You will experience an ease of making choices, heightened clarity and confidence. 
Location:
Fretz Kitchen
9204 Berger Road, Suite H
(Access this section of Berger Road from Oakland Mills Road)
Columbia, MD 21046
866-987-2123
Cost: $15 members; $25 non-members

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October 22, 2013
Evening Networking Event
5:30-7:30pm
Union Jack's
10400 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044
Join BWN for a relaxing evening of casual networking, wine, and light fare!
Cost: $25

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October 16, 2013
Monthly Networking Event
11:30am-1:30pm
Turf Valley Terrace Room
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 20142
410-465-1500
Speaker: Julie Lenzer Kirk, Director, Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship

If "entrepreneurial energy" had a place in the dictionary, Julie Lenzer Kirk's picture would be the illustration. Having been self-diagnosed as a terminal entrepreneur, others have called her an innovator, visionary and activator who specializes in GSD or getting shtuff done. She leverages her experiences as a serial entrepreneur to provide inspiration and practical guidance to others. For several years, Julie has co-chaired Startup Maryland, a regional initiative of the Startup America Partnership.

Today, Julie can be found at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship in Columbia, Maryland, where as the Executive Director she is leveraging her extensive experience as an entrepreneur to turn dreamers into doers and working to ignite an entrepreneurial culture across the region.

$35.00 members and $50.00 non-members registered and paid by COB October 11th
$50.00 members and $60.00 non-members after October 11th
Women supporting women in business since 1979 

Meeting Sponsor:

Flora Betro
Target Marketing Group
www.tmgroup.com

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September 18, 2013
Monthly Networking Event
11:30am-1:30pm
Turf Valley Terrace Room
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 20142
410-465-1500
$35.00 members and $50.00 non-members registered and paid by COB September 13th
$50.00 members and $60.00 non-members after September 13th
Women supporting women in business since 1979 

Laura Neuman, Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman, CEO of a Multi-Million dollar technology firm, Matrics to Anne Arundel County Executive shares her story with BWN. Ms. Neuman, a Loyola University and Stanford Business School Graduate, earned her degrees with relentless drive and determination and without ever receiving her high school diploma. 

Her most notable achievement was building a very successful technology start-up company, Matrics, eventually selling it and moving into public work. It was here that she served as CEO of the Howard County Economic Development Authority, the Anne Arundel County Council and now as the AA County Executive.

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July 17, 2013
Summer Networking Event
11:30am-1:30pm
Union Jack's 
10400 Little Patuxent Pkwy.
Columbia, MD
$35.00 members and $50.00 non-members registered and paid by COB July 12th
$50.00 members and $60.00 non-members after July 12th
Women supporting women in business since 1979 

Join us at Union Jack's on Wednesday, July 17th for BWN's Annual Summer Networking Event

  • Meet the BWN 2013 – 2014 Board of Directors
  • Make great business connections
  • Hear new ideas and success stories
  • and much, much more!

 

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June 19, 2013
Monthly Networking Lunch
11:30am-1:30pm
Stanford Grill
8900 Stanford Boulevard
Columbia, MD 21045
Cost: $35 members by 6/14; $50 non-members by 6/14 and members after 6/14; $60 nonmembers at the door
Letting Go of "Perfect", the Key to Success
Panel: Karen Pitsley, Transforming Architecture, Stanette Robinson, RHM Partners and Jeanne Sherwood, WellAdvantage 
Facilitator: Allison Moran, AHM Solutions

Do you ever feel like everything has to be perfect before you can take action? Or, if you want it done right, you have to do it yourself? Many business owners feel this way. During BWN's panel discussion in June, you'll hear from three dynamic businesswomen how "letting go of perfect" allowed them to move forward and achieve great success in their businesses.

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June 12, 2013
Power of the Purse Event
4:30pm-7:30pm
Fretz Kitchen Showroom
9204 Berger Road, Suite H
Columbia, MD 21046
Cost:FREE
Featuring new, gently used, vintage and designer handbags filled with goodies for silent auction and sale. Wine, beer, appetizers and more! 
Proceeds benefit BWN's Lifelong Learner Scholarship Fund and Claudia Mayer Blossoms of Hope.
Download flyer

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May 15, 2013
Woman of Distinction Event
11:30am to 1:30pm
Turf Valley
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Cost: $50 until 5/3, $65 after 5/3
Join BWN on Wednesday, May 15th as we present Kim Musser of State Farm Insurance with the 2013 Woman of Distinction Award. This year's event will be held at the beautiful Turf Valley Resort & Spa. Enjoy a delicious seated lunch while networking with the movers and shakers of the Howard County business community! 

BWN's Scholarship Committee will award two scholarships during the luncheon thanks to your generous support of the Lifelong Learner Scholarship Fund and the ongoing support of Scholarship Sponsors Being There Senior Care, Capitol College and Her Mind Magazine.

 

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May 2, 2013
Brown Bag Business Lunch
12:00 - 2:00pm
Homewood Suites in Columbia
8320 Benson Drive
Columbia, MD 21045
Cost: $15 members; $25 non-members

David Beares, owner of 39 Minute Workout, is the featured speaker for BWN's May 2nd Brown Bag Business Lunch. David will discuss the role that health and nutrition play in overall productivity and how daily activities can impact business productivity. Learn how to make simple changes in your fitness routine that fit into your busy schedule. You'll leave with simple to follow steps that you can put into practice right away!

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April 17, 2013
Strategic Business Workshops
8:30am - 11:30am
Homewood Suites in Columbia
8320 Benson Drive
Columbia, MD 21045
Cost: $50 members, $75 non-members & guests 
Choose TWO of these exciting workshops!
What are Your Money Blocks Costing You and Your Business?How to Speak Your Client's Language: The Secrets of Advanced Verbal Rapport, Proven Techniques for Building Trust and Strengthening RelationshipsThe Secrets to Unlocking You

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March 20, 2013
Monthly Networking Lunch
11:30am - 1:30pm
Stanford Grill
8900 Stanford Boulevard
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 312-0445
Cost: $35 members early bird, $50 at door; $50 nonmembers early bird, $60 at door
Seated lunch served; bring plenty of business cards 
Presenter: Karen Walsh, kvwhr Solutions, LLC
"Bringing Out the Best in People: Techniques and Tools for Improved Business Results"

Who doesn't want to bring out the best in people around them? Whether it's in our personal or business relationships, our ability to tap individuals for what they do best creates better results for everyone. Karen works with people to create desired results in their business through relationships. Learn how you can improve your skills and knowledge in this important area.

Participants will leave this engaging discussion with a list of their most critical relationships and concrete actions for maximizing each one. After 20 years in Corporate HR, Karen decided to take her skills to the world of small and medium-sized businesses as an outsourced HR Manager. Karen helps business owners focus on what they do best while being able to get the most from and for their teams.

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March 7, 2013
Girls' Night Out
5:00-8:00pm
The Mall in Columbia
Columbia, MD 21044
Center Court, lower level near Lord & Taylor
Cost: $20/person
You and your girlfriends are invited to an evening of shopping, entertainment, and more! Evening highlights include: exclusive discounts, spring fashion trends, food and product sampling, and giveaways. Bring or buy clothing and/or accessories the night of the event to donate to Success in Style and receive a chance to win fabulous prizes! (One raffle ticket per item donated). All proceeeds benefit BWN's Lifelong Learner's Scholarship Program and Success in Style. 

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February 26, 2013
Evening Networking Meeting
5:30pm-7:30pm
Vertical Connection
8895 McGaw Rd.
Columbia, MD 21045
410-730-7423
Cost: $25/person
Light Fare. Wines Sponsored by Linganore Winery

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February 20, 2013
Monthly Networking Lunch
11:30am - 1:30pm
Stanford Grill
8900 Stanford Boulevard
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 312-0445
Cost: $35 members early bird, $50 at door; $50 nonmembers early bird, $60 at door
Seated lunch served; bring plenty of business cards

Presenter: Amy Schule, Mary Kay Inc.
"Achieve Results and Reduce Stress with Effective Systems"

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January 16, 2013
Monthly Networking Lunch
11:30am-2:00pm
Union Jack's
Columbia, MD
Cost: $35 members, $50 nonmembers
Presenter: Kim Musser, State Farm Insurance
Topic: Creating a Vision for Your Business that Becomes Reality

January 10, 2013
Brown Bag Business Lunch

12:00 - 2:00pm
Howard County Library - Savage Branch
9525 Durness Ln
Laurel, MD 20723
(410) 880-5975
Cost: $15 members; $25 non-members 
Attendees provide own lunch, BWN provides drinks and dessert
Presenter: Kim Grimm, E&J Marketing Solutions 
"Building Customer Loyalty Through Content Marketing"

2012 Events

December 12, 2012
Monthly Luncheon Event
11:30am - 1:30pm
Union Jack's
10400 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 740-5225
Holiday Networking and Vendor Showcase
Cost: $35 members early bird, $50 at door; $50 nonmembers early bird, $60 at door

November 14, 2012
Monthly Luncheon Event
11:30am - 1:30pm
Union Jack's
10400 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044
Allison H. Moran, AHM Solutions
Sales Doesn't Have to be One of Those Four Letter Words
Cost: $35 members early bird, $50 at door; $50 nonmembers early bird, $60 at door

November 8, 2012
Business Brown Bag Luncheon
12:00 to 2:00pm
Savage Branch of the Howard County Library
9525 Durness Ln.
Laurel, MD 20723
Cost: $15 for members and $25 for guests
Shari's Promise, Ending Childhood Sexual Abuse

October 23, 2012
Networking Event
5:30pm-7:30pm
Cafe de Paris
8808 Centre Park Drive
Columbia, MD
It's All That and a Little Jazz!
Cost: $25 per person

October 17, 2012
Monthly Luncheon Event
11:30am - 1:30pm
Union Jack's
10400 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 740-5225
Anne Goldman Baker, Distinguished Toastmaster
Delivering Focused Presentations for an Audience of 1 to 100 Cost: $35 members early bird, $50 at door; $50 nonmembers early bird, $60 at door

September 19, 2012
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
11:30am - 1:30pm
Arnie Thomas of A. Thomas Group LLC
Building and Maintaining Business Relationships
Successful Networking
Union Jack's
10400 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044
Cost: $35 members early bird, $50 at door; $50 nonmembers early bird, $60 at door

August 23, 2012
Networking Event
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Stanford Grill Restaurant
8900 Stanford Boulevard
Columbia, MD 21045
Cost: $25.00

July 18, 2012
Networking Lunch Meeting
11:30am-1:30pm
Union Jack's
10400 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 740-5225
Cost: $35 members early bird, $50 at door; $50 nonmembers early bird, $60 at door

June 20, 2012
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
11:30am-1:30pm
"Take Action: Just Do it!"
Historic Oakland Mansion
5430 Vantage Point Rd
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 730-4801 (for directions only)
Cost: $35 members early bird, $50 at door; $50 nonmembers early bird, $60 at door

May 16, 2012
Woman of Distinction Annual Awards & Luncheon
May 16, 2012
11:30-1:30 p.m.
Cattail Creek Country Club
3600 Cattail Creek Dr.
Glenwood, MD 21738

April 26, 2012
BWN & WBA (Women's Bar Association) Networking Event
BWN and the Women's Bar Association of Howard County are getting together for networking event. 
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Aida Bistro
6741 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
$20 per person

April 18, 2012
8:30-11:30am
BWN April Workshop Series
Homewood Suites
8320 Benson Road
Columbia, MD
410-872-9200
Cost: $50 members $75 nonmembers
Workshops: "Creating a Brand Strategy for Success" by Angie Goodwin Johnson, Mary Kay; "PR is Power" by Julie Nelson, JT Nelson Communications, LLC; "A BWN TweetUp" by Shara Darden, Firefly Marketing & PR, Inc.

March 29, 2012
Brown Bag Business Lunch
12:00-2:00pm
Topic: "Financial Planning"
Featured Speakers: Lyn Dippel, Financial Advisor and Vice-President Financial Advantage, Columbia, Maryland and Alison Canning, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley|Smith Barney, Baltimore, Maryland
The Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship
(formerly the Small Business Development Center)
9250 Bendix Rd.
Columbia, MD

March 21, 2012
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
11:30am-1:30pm
"Adding Value to Your Business Through Technology"
Historic Oakland Mansion
5430 Vantage Point Rd
Columbia, MD 21044

February 28, 2012
Networking Event
A Night of Networking, Music & Wine
5:30-7:30pm
Location: Apple Ford, 8800 Stanford Blvd., Columbia, MD

February 15, 2012
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
11:30am-1:30pm
"Realizing Your Dreams- Reaching for a Bigger Goal"
Historic Oakland Mansion
5430 Vantage Point Rd
Columbia, MD 21044

January 18, 2012
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
11:30am-1:30pm
"Your Value is Not Negotiable"
Historic Oakland Mansion
5430 Vantage Point Rd
Columbia, MD 21044

January 12, 2012
Brown Bag Business Lunch
12:00pm-2:00pm
Small Business Development Center
9250 Bendix Road
Columbia, MD 21045
Speaker: Lisa Carmichael of Baltimore Business Journal

2011 Events

December 14, 2011
Networking Holiday Luncheon
Historic Oakland Mansion
5430 Vantage Point Rd
Columbia, MD 21044

November 16, 2011
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
11:30am-1:30pm
"Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone: Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway!" with Marvin "Coach" Powell
Historic Oakland Mansion in Columbia, MD

November 10, 2011
Brown Bag Business Lunch
Small Business Development Center in Columbia, MD

November 2, 2011
Networking Evening Meeting- Home for the Holidays
The Vertical Connection in Columbia, MD

October 19, 2011
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
"Setting Your Sights on Big Goals and Dreams" with Melanie Wood
Historic Oakland Mansion in Columbia, MD

October 11, 2011
Networking Evening Meeting
Stella Notte in Ellicott City, MD

September 21, 2011
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
"Dancing As Fast As You Can? How to Get Out of Overwhelm...?" with Liz Fletcher Brown
Historic Oakland Mansion in Columbia, MD

September 7, 2011
The Power Conference: Women Doing Business
Bethesda Marriott Conference Center, Bethesda, MD

August 9, 2011
Evening Networking Meeting
Union Jack's Pub in Columbia, MD

July 20, 2011
Monthly Luncheon Event

June 15, 2011
Monthly Luncheon Event
Building a Sales Team that has Passion & Motivation
Speaker: Scott Turnbaugh, President and founder of Eagle View Consulting

June 2, 2011
Brown Bag Business Lunch
5 Things to Get Future Clients to Say "Yes" - Right Now
Speaker: Allison Moran

May 18, 2011
Woman of Distinction Event
Honoring Linda Cromwell, Being There Senior Care
AIDA Bistro and Wine Bar in Columbia, MD

April 27, 2011
Breakfast Workshops at Homewood Suites
"You know what is holding you back, now what?" by Allison Moran, The Growth Coach; "Creating a Strategic Marketing Plan" by Angie Goodwin Johnson, Mary Cay Cosmetics; "Taming the Tornado of Overwhelm" by David Utts, Executive Skill Works

April 7, 2011
Evening Networking Event - Union Jack's Pub

March 31, 2011
Brown Bag Business Lunch - "Mediate, don't Litigate" by Linda Ostovitz

March 16, 2011
Monthly Luncheon Meeting - "Task Management Turbo-Charge: 3 Steps to Starting a Sensational Task List" by Leslie Shreve

March 2, 2011
All day fundraising event

February 22, 2011
Evening Networking Event

February 17, 2011
Multi-Chamber Business Mixer and Showcase

February 16, 2011
Monthly Luncheon Meeting -"The Latest Trends in Marketing and Public Relations- Tips and Tools to Help Grow Your Business" by Shara Darden

January 19, 2011
Monthly Luncheon Meeting - "Achieving Goals by Turning Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones" by Michele Chastain

2010 Events

Thursday, January 13, 2011
Brown Bag Business Lunch - Small Business Human Resources and Employment Law Issues

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Monthly Luncheon Meeting - Holiday Vendor Event

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monthly Luncheon Meeting - "Building the Business of Your Dreams" by Allison Moran

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Scholarship Fundraiser at Union Jack's Pub

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monthly Luncheon Meeting - "Achieving Personal Success" by Sheela Murthy

Thursday, October 7, 2010
Brown Bag Business Lunch - "Healthcare Reform" by Lisa and Brian Jolles of Jolles Insurance

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Evening Networking Event at Stella Notte

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
"Power and Passion of Creative Leadership" by David Utts, Executive Skillworks

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Monthly Luncheon
Annual Summer Networking Lunch at Union Jack's Pub

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Monthly Luncheon
Tools: Targeted ways to improve your business. Finding the solutions that fit your specific needs.

Thursday, June 3, 2010 Brown Bag Lunch
Simple Steps You Can Take Today to Improve Your Health...and Your Business! 
presented by: Christy Edwards, Aurora Fitness

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Annual Woman of Distinction Event
Honoring Doralee Billings, Small Office Solutions

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Networking Event
Evening Event at Uncle Jack's Pub

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Workshops
"Using a Contact Management System" and "Reporting Made Easy"

Thursday, March 25, 2010 Lunch
The Networking event is over, now what?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Lunch
Contact Management and Tracking: Making Your Contacts Work for You!

Friday, March 5, 2010 - Girl's Night Out EventDinner, champagne, games, raffles, and vendors

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Networking Event
Networking Event at Donna's Restaurant

Thursday, February 17, 2010 Lunch
Accounting Software Reports - More than doing your taxes

Thursday, January 28, 2010 Brown Bag Lunch
Baltimore Business Journal: What Can it Offer Women in Business? 

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 Lunch
Don't Just Tell It- Sell It. Learning ways to give prospective clients/customers what's in it for them.

 

 

2009 Events

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 Lunch
Networking and Referrals - Practice in Action. Tips and Tools for making the most of your Networking efforts.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Lunch
What is Your Website Doing for Your Business?

Thursday, November 12, 2009 Lunch
Publish and Prosper: Today's options for publishing your book, and how to choose what's right for you

Thursday, October 29, 2009 Workshop
Evening event geared towards prospective members

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 Lunch
Social Media Marketing: Turning Your Knowledge into Practice

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Lunch
You Wouldn't Wait to Let the Dog Out, Would You?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Evening
Woman of Distinction Event

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 Breakfast
Your Business Advisory Team: Human Resources

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Lunch
Business Development for Brave (and not so brave) Hearts

Friday, March 06, 2009 Evening
Girls' Night Out... Redefined!

Thursday, February 26, 2009 Evening
Networking Event

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Lunch
Uncovering the Black Box of Financing

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Lunch
Your Business Advisory Team: Bookkeeper








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