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

April 2017 WIN Meeting

WIN Meeting
Thursday, April 13, 2017 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meeting Speaker: Bill Olson, JCC Faculty
Meeting Topic: Creating Video for Marketing and Social Media

Bill Olson teaches studio production courses for the Communications Dept. at JCC. He will be showing us how to create simple, effective videos with minimal expense using your smartphone or tablet. Please join us for an informative (and fun!) presentation.

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.

October 2016 WIN Meeting

WIN Meeting
Thursday, October 13, 2016 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Meeting Location: Biodome Project & Gialy’s
Meeting Topic: Young Entrepreneurs

Please join us as we visit The Biodome Project, an art gallery located in Downtown Jamestown. We will learn how some young entrepreneurs used passion, creativity and cooperation in their business model. After the tour we will go across the street to Gialy’s to continue our meeting and enjoy a delicious lunch.

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!

June 2016 WIN Meeting

WIN Meeting

Thursday, June 9, 2016   11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Meeting Speaker:  Tracie Vollertsen, Verizon
Meeting Topic: 
  Tech Tools

Tracie Vollertsen, Solutions Manager-Lead Mentor for Verizon’s Jamestown location, will be our guest speaker. She will be presenting a show and tell of new tech tools that can help us in our business. Also she will share some tips on how to make the best use of our existing tools (iphone, ipad, etc.)

Please join us for this interesting and helpful program.


May 2016 WIN Meeting


WIN is celebrating our 10-year Anniversary!

WIN Meeting

Thursday,  May 12, 2016      11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Meeting Speaker: Kate Moody
Meeting Topic: Ten Years: Looking Back and Planning Ahead

May is a very special month for our WIN group -it’s our 10 year Anniversary!  To celebrate this milestone, we will be taking a look back at where we each were 10 years ago, where we are now and where we want to be 10 years from now as women in business.

Kate Moody, Business Advisor and Social Media Project Manager at the SBDC will guide us through a fun goal setting activity to start our next 10 years with some rock solid goals – for our businesses and for our WIN group.  Then Kate will share 10 Time-Saving Tools every small business owner needs in their marketing arsenal. It isn’t enough to “do more with less” – we need to do the right things with less.  Kate will share free online tools to help you do the right things to grow your business and hit those 10-year goals.

Don’t miss this special time of networking, marketing tips, business inspiration and cake!


April 2016 WIN Meeting

Meeting Speaker: Ann Anderson, Job Corps Center Director
Meeting Topic: JobCorp History and Opportunities


Job Corps provides “Career Training That Works!”. Ann Anderson, Center Director will give us some background and history on Job Corps and will speak about students as possible candidates for interns and/or employees. She will also be bringing Cynthia Schnelzer, the Work Based Learning Coordinator. Cindy will be able to explain the process for developing work base learning sites, and report to the group the sites which are active in the Jamestown area at present. Please join us as we learn more about this successful and worthwhile program.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Email: nataliepeterson@mail.sunyjcc.edu