December 2017 WIN Meeting

Please join us this month for a panel discussion –
“Why Volunteering is Good For Your Business”.
WIN members on the panel will be Bobbie Thompson, Melissa Uber and Michelle Jones. Each will share a short spotlight of their volunteering contributions and how that has proved to be beneficial to their business. There will be time for additional discussion and Q&A.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Roger Tory Peterson Institute
311 Curtis St., Jamestown, NY

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

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?