October 2017 WIN Meeting

Jenny Burroughs, Technology Training Coordinator for Continuing Education, will be our guest speaker for this month’s meeting. She will be sharing her expertise in her presentation: “Expanding Your Online Presence”.

No matter how much we know – there is always more to learn. Fall credit-free course offerings are also available and cover a wide array of topics. Please join us as we increase our knowledge together!

Thursday, October 12, 2017
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Roger Tory Peterson Institute
311 Curtis St., Jamestown, NY

September 2017 WIN Meeting

Catherine Johnner, owner of Escape Rooms Jamestown will be our host for this month’s meeting. We will be meeting at the business (located above Quick Solutions & Crown Street Coffee Roasting).

An Escape Room is a live action, adult team based game where players discover clues, solve puzzles and perform tasks in order to accomplish a specific goal in a limited amount of time. After members enjoy lunch we will be participating in “Escaping from Consequences”.

For more information go to Escape Rooms Jamestown (and yes you will be able to leave and return to work!)

Thursday, September 14, 2017
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Escape Rooms Jamestown
20 W. Third St. 2nd Floor Suite 9
Jamestown, NY

August 2017 WIN Meeting

August 10, 2017
Chautauqua Mall
Lakewood, NY

Cynde Johnson, Managing Director at Chautauqua Mall will be our host for this month’s meeting.  We will be meeting in the Sakura Buffet party room. (behind the hostess station off of the exterior main entrance of the restaurant or from inside the mall, it is located all the way at the front of the restaurant)

Cynde will share new and exciting developments at the mall.  After the member meeting we will be going to the Christopher and Banks store. They will provide water and cookies as the staff presents a business overview  and discussion of marketing techniques.  Also we will have a live demonstration of “Casual To Career – Fall Fashion Preview” including a dozen ways on how to tie a fashion scarf.  

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!