Babes on the Move – July 2014
Through our Babes on the Move initiative (#BabesontheMove) this year, we applaud the exciting efforts each of our Babes are accomplishing for their businesses and our community! The Babes work hard, individually and collectively to make a difference in our community in Madison County, KY. Here’s how:
"The Boutique at Merle Norman is celebrating 20 years in business this month. On July 19th at our 20th Anniversary Champagne Celebration, we had sales, specials, giveaway and champagne for our attendees. Thanks to our staff and loyal customers for your support over the years." - Linda West, The Boutique at Merle Norman.
"I have rejoined as a Richmond Chamber Ambassador in July, and have become an ambassador for Habitat for Humanity Madison Clark Counties." - Kay McCarty, Journey Auto Sales
"We collect used cell phones for 'Cell Phones for Soldiers'. For each phone collected, a soldier overseas will receive a 60-70 minute phone card." - Jonell Hinton, Liberty Tax Service
"At Greenback Tax, all teens and young workers are only charged $25. Also we give senior discounts and free business consultations." - Lynda Williams, Green Back Tax Service
"I'm doing free workshops at the Big Hill Nutrition Center to educate and inform attendees on healthy eating and living." - Bonnie Peterson, Personal Journey Wellness
"I became a Business Owners Advisory Board facilitator for Commerce Lexington in June. These groups allow member small business owners to share similar challenges, strategies, and best practices in a confidential, non-competitive environment. Through my weekly blog StartupMyWebsite.com, I provide free advice and support to small business owners to manage, market and grow their business in their community." - Nicole Mueller, Startup Production
“I am one of the presenters and speakers for a two-day retreat in Portland, Maine in September 2014, entitled: Be Your Best: Women's Retreat & Celebration." - Carla Walter of Leading Edge Focus
Joyce Green, president of Business Babes Society, is involved with and actively supporting the Economic Development Committee and the Urban Renewal Development Committee at the Richmond Chamber. "Our Chapter hopes to set the groundwork for other statewide and national Chapters to focus on the growth and development of their local community," says Joyce Green.
"My Avon District 4909 has the following rankings in 2014: We are #11 in Personal Sales, #4 in Recruiting, #3 in Sales Increase over prior year, and #1 Representative in Richmond. I am also the Chair of the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, where my personal goal is educating small business owners about networking and branding themselves." - Avon Independent Representative, Heather Arvin
Three of our Business Babes have been approved for the 2014-2015 Leadership Madison County program. Leadership Madison County is a program designed to develop the leadership potential existing in our community. It brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences, who have demonstrated talent and commitment for leadership. Congratulations to Terri Stein, Carla Walter and Kay McCarty!
At our June Junk Jamboree & Crab Feast at Jordan Hill Farm on June 29, 2014, Business Babes raised over $1400.00 for their 2015 Scholarship Fund. We want to thank Reverend Kent Gilbert for making the auction so much fun and brought our goal even higher than expected. Thanks to our Babes for donating so many really wonderful items to bid on!
July BBS Meeting
You’re Invited! Our next meeting is on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 7:00pm (Come at 6:30pm to network) at the First Southern Bank in Richmond. Our guest speaker will be Lori Sliwa, Executive Director of New Opportunity School for Women who will speak on the subject “Opportunities for Women in Appalachia”.
The New Opportunity School for Women's (NOSW) mission is to improve the financial, educational, and personal circumstances of low-income, middle-aged women in the Appalachian region.