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. Speaker of the Month:
Joe Olliges - Trainer Joe's
Joe Olliges is married, has three children, two grandchildren, and lives in the Lexington area. He graduated from UK where he ran track. He started Trainer Joe’s Health and Weight loss in 2011. Joe is a Certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Counselor, and Lifestyle Weight Management Coach. His passion is transforming people's bodies by transforming their minds. His 21 Day Transformation program has helped businesses, churches, and individuals discover behavioral change resulting in maintainable weight loss. His clients include Lexmark, Jockey Club, many local real estate companies, and Southland Christian church to name a few.
Bonnie Peterson - Personal Journey Wellness
Bonnie Peterson is a Certified Health Coach. She attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she learned over 100 dietary theories,practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods from some of the world’s top health and wellness experts.This equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventative health. Drawing on these skills she works with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.
#BabesRock into Fitness
About the Presentation: Physical fitness is important to be able to keep up with the demands that owning a business entails. We will learn how to keep our bodies fit through physical exercise and proper nutrition.
. 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:
- Upcoming meeting topics
- Updates from committees
- New Member Coffee - March 30th - Must pre-register
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: Dr. Peter Hackbert -
Berea College's Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (EPG)
Dr. Hackbert will be able to discuss the details of the new Business Babes Society's scholarship program with Berea College. We are excited about this joint venture and to learn more about the EPG program.
Peter H. Hackbert is currently the William and Kay Moore Chair of Entrepreneurship and Management, endowed in 1999 to Berea College by a gift from William T. Moore Jr., Berea Alumnus from the class of 1945, to provide leadership for the Entrepreneurship for the Public Good Program. Formerly Dr. Hackbert was a visiting scholar within The Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, and previously to that the Harold Walter Siebens Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship at Sierra Nevada College from 2001to 2006. Prior to the appointment at Sierra Nevada College, Hackbert was a tenured professor at California State University Monterey Bay teaching marketing,
e-commerce and entrepreneurship from 1996 to 2001.
As a teacher, scholar, public speaker, social and civic entrepreneur and consultant, Dr. Hackbert is a nationally recognized expert in entrepreneurship education. Building upon his research and teaching interests in career pathways, emerging growth companies in high-technology and digital information economy and new product/service he contributes to the infusion of the entrepreneurial mindset for students and entrepreneurs who may have little or no business or management education background.
Known as an innovative teacher, Professor Hackbert has been a pioneer in encouraging students and institutional involvement in service-learning collaboration, creating a faculty culture supportive of experiential learning outcomes, and strengthening partnerships to foster community-based learning.
Dr. Hackbert has been a frequent speaker at numerous academic and industry conferences on creativity, opportunity recognition, value added marketing, guerrilla marketing, principle of special events marketing, online e-learning and “live case” study procedures and entrepreneurial practices.