We will be meeting at the Central Bank, 350 West Main Street, Richmond, KY for our meetings (Jan-Nov). The meeting starts at 7:00pm, but you are welcome to come at 6:30pm to network beforehand.
The Chick Chat Agenda
1. Introduction of Guests & Members: All in attendance will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their businesses to the group. This is a great way to 'break the ice' to initiate an evening of successful networking.
2. Speakers of the Month:
Connie Hale is a CPA and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Big Ass Solutions (formerly Big Ass Fans) in Lexington, Kentucky. She is also the owner of CFO to Go Consulting, LLC. Connie's experience in accounting has taken her through several industries including medical, financial services and Kentucky's thoroughbred auction and racing industry. Connie grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan and attended Albion College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Economics and Management. She then moved to North Carolina to begin her career with Ernst and Young. She moved to Kentucky in 2010 when she was recruited by Unified Trust Company. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family back in North Carolina, fishing the Kentucky River and Green River Lake, working in her garden and playing with her 6-month old German Shepherd, "Hank". She has two daughters, two grandsons (4-years old and 2-months old), one granddaughter (2-years old) and as of this writing, another grandson due any day.
Elizabeth Chatterton is a Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company. Whether a client is starting a family, owns their own business or is navigating retirement, Elizabeth’s practice focuses on developing enduring relationships with clients by providing expert guidance that focuses on creating a lifetime of financial security. Elizabeth grew up in the Lexington area, attended Western Kentucky University and completed her MBA and MA at the University of Kentucky. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, exploring Kentucky outdoors, and working out with a local group of moms and babies through the Lexington Fit4Mom program. She has a 3 year old son, a 14 year old step-son and a 17 year old step-daughter who keep the family busy between dance competitions and soccer games on the weekend.
About the Presentation: Financial fitness is a very important part of operations for any business owner. With tax season quickly approaching, we will have two speakers that will help to address questions, as well as provide us with lots of tips. United Way, our February non-profit organization feature, will inform us of services that they can provide for the upcoming tax season, as well as, other information about their organization.3. Organization Updates: Updates and News from the President, Vice President, the Secretary and the Treasurer.
4. Other News: Announcements and updates.
The President, Melanie Traicoff will introduce and welcome any new members. Other topics:
- New texting app
- Committee revision and organization
- Update for Make S'more Friends event in April.
- Dine & Unwind - Bonnie Peterson's
5. NETWORKING AFTER THE MEETING: Stay after to meeting and get to know the other Business Babes. Its a great way to network with other business owners, pass out your cards, fliers and/or promotions to the members & visitors.
Non-Profit of the Month: United Way
Angela Crow, Donor Relations Manager
Angela Crow, Donor Relations Manager, will be hosting the table and specifically talking about the United Way program for FREE tax preparation that many home and small businesses qualify for, Women of Bluegrass Summit and other services provided by United Way.United Way of the Bluegrass wants to help empower everyone in Central Kentucky to live their best lives.
United Way of the Bluegrass is a leader and motivator of change for long-term solutions for Central Kentucky communities. We have a Big Bold Goal that 10,000 more families in the Bluegrass will be self-sufficient by 2020. This is a community goal and one that we can accomplish together. United Way has committed to four key drivers for community and economic success:
- Basic Needs
- School Readiness
- Student Success
- Financial Stability
We have developed systems to evaluate the quality and success of the programs and partners that our investors help fund, so you can be assured that your dollars will have maximum impact on your community.
Meeting snacks will be provided by our Babe, Jonell Hinton
with Liberty Tax Service.