June 2017 WIN Meeting

Gretchen Lindell, EdM, is an educator who has focused on website development, social media management, and public relations for small businesses in western New York and Pennsylvania. Currently, she is building online courses to assist moms who want to start their own businesses. #MomBoss #MomBusiness #LivingTheLife. She will share her expertise in “How To Select the Right Social Platform(s) for Your Business”

Thursday, June 8, 2017
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Roger Tory Peterson Institute
311 Curtis St., Jamestown, NY

March 2017 WIN Meeting

WIN Meeting
Thursday, March 9, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Meeting Speaker: Honey Stempka, MS Founder & CEO, Undo Undone
Meeting Topic: Paradigm Shift: 84 Days is the New Year

Have you ever found yourself on the 31st of December, wondering “where did the time go?” Traditionally, goal setting has focused on setting one, three, and five year goals. Given that we now live in a world where everything is competing for our attention, the goals that we set for ourselves often end up being the last thing to which we actually pay attention. This inattention is detrimental to our personal and professional relationships, our health, and our business. This new paradigm shortens the goal setting and achievement cycle, keeping our goals at the top of mind and allowing us to actually achieve the things we need to in order to keep ourselves, our relationships, and our business healthy.
Session Objectives:
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:
1). Identify the basic components of the new goal setting paradigm
2). Understand why the new paradigm is so effective for setting and achieving goals
3). Execute on initial steps of new system

February 2017 WIN Meeting

WIN Meeting
Thursday, February 9, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meeting Speaker: Deborah Kathman, Women2Women
Meeting Topic: W2W Program

Women2Women (W2W) is an adult mentoring program developed by a task force of the Coalition of Chautauqua County Women and Girls. W2W seeks to match women in a supportive relationship.

The Women2Women project teams participants with 2 mentors who work on individual needs and help to build skills and connect participants with appropriate resources within the community.

This program is sure to leave us feeling optimistic about the direction of our community and proud of the contributions being made Women2Women. It will also be an opportunity to refer participants or to volunteer to become a mentor. Please join us.

September 2016 WIN Meeting

WIN Meeting 
Thursday, September 8, 2016 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Meeting Topic:   Lessons From The Field

Our WIN members have a wealth of valuable business experience to share.  Feedback comments indicate that we should devote more time to member networking.  Therefore, our meeting this month will be in a different format.

Lessons From the Field is a format where business related questions are posed and group members share their insights and advice. 

Several questions to be discussed: 
What do you wish you had known when starting your business?
How does business location makes a difference in your business?
How can a “non-businessy” person excel or succeed in business?

August 2016 WIN Meeting

WIN Meeting 
Thursday,  August 11, 2016 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Meeting Speaker:  Tina Newell, Little Sweet Pea
Meeting Topic:   Business Profile

We are on the road again! We will be traveling to downtown Jamestown to visit Little Sweet Pea.  Tina will share her story about the start of the floral shop and now her new location in this historic building.  Our lunch will be provided by Studio D – another small business located in the downtown area.  Please join us!

May 2014 WIN Meeting

Thursday, May 8th 11:30 am WIN Meeting 

Meeting Locations:  Jamestown Gazette and Infinity Performing Arts

We will meet at 11:30 at the Jamestown Gazette at 215 Spring Street.  Stacy Hannon, owner and publisher, will give us a short tour.  At 11:50 we will move to the Infinity Performing Arts located at 115 E. Third St.  The director, Shane Calkins will share information about their programs.  Our lunch will be catered by Mariner’s Pier Express.  Cost will be $15.00 payable by check or cash.

Please join us for this fun road trip and a glimpse of several area businesses.

March 2014 WIN Meeting

Thursday, March 13th 11:30 am WIN Meeting 

Meeting Speaker:   Michele Alexander, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch michele_alexander

Meeting Agenda:   WIN Profile Presentation: How I Became a Financial Advisor.   Michele will share her career story – the challenges and the successes.  Please join us as we learn more about one of our WIN members!

February 2014 WIN Meeting

Thursday, February 13th 11:30 am WIN Meeting 

Meeting Topic:  Marketing Options: A Panel Presentation

Meeting Agenda:  Three guest panelists will be offering their expertise in different avenues of marketing for small business.

  • Cheryl Akin, Senior Media Consultant, Media One Group
  • Daryl Wadsworth, Local Sales Manager, Time Warner Cable
  • Cheryl Zellefrow, Senior Field Specialist, U.S. Postal Service

Strategies for business owners to reach their target market will be presented. Presenters will have a maximum time limit of 7 minutes and will furnish handouts.  There will also be time allocated for Q&A.

Upcoming WIN Guest Speaker


Lisa Pustelak
Certified Life Success Consultant

Build Your Business By Building YOU!

These days everyone is looking for ideas on how they can increase their sales, improve their mo-rale, and do more with less. People are looking for a magic answer. YOU already have the answer! The answer is within YOU! By increasing your confidence, your belief in yourself, and under-standing how your thinking creates your results, you can take your business anywhere you want it to go!

A sneak peak at what you will learn:

  • 3 parts of your personality that determine everything you attract into your life, the good and the bad.
  • YOU have a choice! No longer will other people and circumstances control the success of your business.
  • 2 questions that you can ask yourself at any given moment that will shift your thoughts from focusing on what you DON”T want to what you DO want.

Don’t miss this dynamic presentation at Jamestown WIN
Location: Sheldon House
Thursday, April 11th, 2013
Meeting begins at 11:30 am

Presented by:
Lisa Pustelak
Certified Life Success Consultant
Phone: 814-683-1034
E-mail: lisa@lisapustelak.com




Meet Your Lenders


Business lenders from the community will be gathering on Wednesday, September 19th to discuss the services they offer to existing, as well as prospective business owners. The reception will be held in the Sarita Weeks Room on the Jamestown Campus of Jamestown Community College from 10:00 am until noon. There is no cost to attend, however pre-registration is required. Please call the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at JCC (716-338-1024) to register or to get more information about this opportunity.

Lenders representing local banks and area loan funds will be on hand to introduce themselves and their programs. Approximately fifteen different banks and organizations are expected to participate. This forum will allow anyone interested in getting a business loan a great chance to meet area lenders in an informal session and get valuable information on the next best steps to obtaining financing.

If you expect to need financing for your business within the next year, this session is a unique opportunity. Discover what is available, what it takes to secure business financing, and meet the local people who can help you get it.

Banks and organizations that are already planning to participate include: Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency, Chautauqua Opportunities, Community Bank, Five-Star Bank, Jamestown Savings Bank, Jamestown Local Development Corporation, Key Bank, Lakeshore Savings, M & T Bank, New York State Business Development Corporation, New York State Small Business Development Center at JCC, Small Business Administration, and Southern Tier Enterprise Development Organization.