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WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted)

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Florence, MA 01062 United States
https://wboa.org

Come join us for an evening of casual connecting at WBOA member Linda Tumbarello’s home in Florence.

Please bring an appetizer, salad, or dessert and/or a favorite beverage to share.

Open to members and their personally invited guests.

 

July 2017

Brain Trust at Breakfast

July 20, 2017 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States
$20 – $25

Our popular Education series Brain Trust is coming to Breakfast! Bring a challenge, question, problem or issue for your business and we will work together to brainstorm solutions. We all have unique perspectives that are helpful to our fellow women business owners. We will be in the Boylston Room at Keystone. Here are some helpful tips: Please reserve street parking in front of the door for those who need it for mobility reasons. You can park along the street, or…

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August 2017

CANCELLED After 5/Evening Social Combo

August 1, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States

We are so sorry we need to cancel this event. Please join us soon at our new home in Keystone Mill in Easthampton.

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Breakfast: Summer Conversations

August 17, 2017 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States
Free – $25

Come and enjoy a relaxing summer breakfast, during which some thought provoking questions will be asked to stimulate conversation. Spend time talking with other business women, sharing the joys, successes and challenges of running a business. Here are some helpful tips for events at WBOA Headquarters: Please reserve street parking in front of the door for those who need it for mobility reasons. You can park along the street, or in the lot across the street from the West entrance…

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Brain Trust

August 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
Free 15 spots left

According to Albert Einstein, Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid YOU might be a financial whiz ... but do not have a clue about Social Media ... OR you might be a Twitter ROCK STAR - but your receipts are all in a box (and you have no idea where that box is). Every small businesses owner has…

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September 2017

After 5: Grand Opening Reception

September 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States
Free

WBOA is officially opening our doors at Keystone Mill in Easthampton! Please join us for an evening of connecting and fun. Easthampton Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Karen Cadieux will preside over our official ribbon cutting. Enjoy complimentary appetizers, shopping, our famous 50/50 raffle and a cash bar. Interested in vending? Click here to get a table.

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Education: How to Craft a Presentation

September 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
$20 – $30

If Lehman Brothers had been Lehman Brothers and Sisters, we wouldn’t have gotten into the mess of 2008. (An unidentified woman CEO.) Okay, women, it’s time to step up to the plate—um, er, the podium—and start talking. Talking in board rooms, at town halls, PTO’s, and TEDx talks. It’s time to step up as experts, knowledge purveyors, and leaders in our chosen fields. It’s time to leverage our passions to influence, educate, and inspire. If you’re thinking, “I have nothing…

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October 2017

After 5: Identifying and Overcoming Fear

October 3, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
$15 – $25

Fear is a primal and primitive idea, something that makes us think about children crying out in the night because of the monsters under their beds, but really it is present everyday. Everyone has created coping mechanisms to deal with their fears, most often this manifests as a routine.  During this talk you will learn to identify your fears and take the first baby steps in learning how to overcome them. This is part lecture part interactive demonstration that will…

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WBOA Fall Leadership Retreat

October 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

Join Us to Help Make WBOA Even Better! Are you interested in being an active member in WBOA and not someone who just attends meetings? What makes WBOA great are the connections and support among members. That can't happen without volunteers, and it's truly a win-win for WBOA and your business. We have something for everyone, with some roles taking a couple hours of your time for the whole year and others may be up to 1 or 2 hours a…

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Education: Lean In to LinkedIn

October 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
$20 – $30

Nifty Networking Nuggets to Personalize Your Profile Speaker: Kelly Galanis LinkedIn – the “business” side of social media. Love it or hate it, LinkedIn is a happening place on the internet. Far greater than simply a showcase for one’s resume, LinkedIn is a source for professionals of nearly every genre to connect, learn, grow and explore.  This workshop examines best practices of managing LinkedIn as a professional and personal tool and information source, as well how to maintain a positive…

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November 2017

Board Meeting

November 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day First of the month, repeating until June 30, 2018

WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

WBOA's Board of Directors meets at 9am on the first Thursday of each month. Do you have an idea for WBOA you'd like to bring to the board? Email ceo@wboa.org

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After 5: What Animals Can Teach Us About Running A Business

November 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
$15 – $25

We can learn much about ourselves from the animals in our lives, including insights about our relationships and running our businesses. Discover how understanding the ways we interact with our animals can enhance our business relationships with colleagues and clients. Learn what your dog can teach you about Facebook. Our pets can teach us about listening, love, smiling, and gratitude, and these important lessons can enhance our businesses and relationships. Unlock the mystery of what animals are trying to tell…

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Breakfast: Meet Your Evil Mind Meanie: How the Voice of Unhelpful Judgment is Getting in Your Way

November 16, 2017 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
$15 – $25

An Interactive Talk Experience with Pam Victor, Head of Happiness of Happier Valley Comedy Professional improviser Pam Victor would like to introduce you to the internal voice that is stopping you from realizing your dreams. In this insightful, interactive talk experience, Pam uses humorous stories and improv experiences to provide game-changing tools to help reframe challenges, redefine failure, reduce fear and self-judgment, and refrain from allowing your critical self to get your way. It’s time to give yourself permission to…

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Women’s Night of Comedy Committee Kickoff

November 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

Join us to help plan our biggest FUNdraiser of the year - Women's Night of Comedy! This is the 25th Annual Women's Night of Comedy and we are going to make it SPECIAL. The committee will have a kickoff meeting over dinner & wine (provided by WBOA). There is a role for everyone! Big jobs, small jobs, done in advance and at the night of the event. Questions? Email WNOC Director Shelley Hines at wnoc@wboa.org

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Education: Year-End Tax Saving Strategies for Small Businesses

November 29, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
$20 – $30

Hands-On Small Business Tax & Financial Training Workshop  "It's the most wonderful time of the year!" Said no over-worked and unprepared business owner ... Although it may be crunch-time your small business doesn't have to "bah humbug" its way through your end of year tax strategy. Presenter: Freda Brown EA, CDFA A Master Tax Advisor with over 35 years of individual and business tax preparation. RSVP Below Cost: WBOA Members: $20 before 11/22 at noon, $25 after Guests: $25 before…

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December 2017

After 5: Holiday Shopping Fair with WBOA Vendors

December 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
Free

Your holiday shopping just got a whole lot more FUN! Check off everyone on your list at WBOA's Holiday Shopping Fair. Enjoy complimentary appetizers, shopping, our famous 50/50 raffle and a cash bar. This event is open to the public. Interested in vending? Click here to get a table. (Members must be logged in to purchase) RSVP below so we can best plan our catering

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Breakfast: Holiday Gift Exchange and WINGS Graduation

December 21, 2017 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
$15 – $25

Join us for a fun holiday gift swap. Please bring a wrapped gift, either something from your business or a re-gift that isn’t quite your style but another woman might love. The rule is don’t spend any money! WINGS Mentor Program This semester we continued our WINGS Mentor Program, working with students at Springfield Technical Community College. We will be honoring our graduates with a short certificate presentation at the breakfast meeting. RSVP below Members: $15 by December 14th at noon, $20 after…

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Education: Vision Board Worskhop

December 27, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
$25 – $35

Do you know exactly what you want in your life and business? Do you want new experiences in the next few months or achieve certain goals a year from now? Or, are you not yet sure about exactly what you want to have in your future? If you have answered yes to any of these questions…you need a Vision Board. Pre-work: Feel free to bring photos or pictures in advance of anything you may not find in the magazines we…

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January 2018

Mid-Year Leadership Retreat

January 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

Join us as we plan future programs for WBOA! At our mid-year retreat we will be imagining new possibilities for WBOA Headquarters, including: Shared workspace Mastermind groups Deep-dive workshop series on topics like building a referral network, creating online programs, and more Partnering with area organizations to offer WBOA programs or host their programs What are YOUR ideas? Leadership retreats are open to all WBOA members. If you are interested in attending, please email Director of Retreats Freda Brown at…

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After 5: 5 Roadblocks to Pricing Your Products & Services

January 4, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

If you want to make money in business, your products and services need to have the right price. Gretchen will share the biggest roadblocks you'll encounter when setting prices, and what to do to get around them. Be prepared to think about the bottom line: Do you know how much it actually costs you to produce and deliver your products and services? Do you know how much money you need to pay yourself to cover your bills and lifestyle? Do…

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Member Social – Post-Holiday Pampering with Megan Joy

January 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
Free

Time is our most expensive commodity and we owe it to ourselves to use some of that time for ourselves. Agreed How often do you find yourself putting yourself last? We as women are handing out OUR precious gift of time to everyone else…it’s time to reclaim some time for YOU! I would love to pass the gift of time & pampering plus time well spent with girlfriends on to my WBOA Sisters… What would this entail? A complimentary skin…

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Education: Direct Sales Panel

January 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
$20 – $30

What does it take to Start & Operate a Successful MLM Company? We have put together an all-star panel of multi level / direct sales & business experts. Multi Level Marketing is the only form of business I've found that offers a level playing field. In other words, anyone can become successful in this industry. And the best part is that others have already blazed the trail to success, so you just have to look at what they've done and…

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February 2018

After 5: Brain Trust

February 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States
$15 – $25

Our popular Education series Brain Trust is coming to After 5! Bring a challenge, question, problem or issue for your business and we will work together to brainstorm solutions. We all have unique perspectives that are helpful to our fellow women business owners. We LOVE to Shop! Showcase your products and services with a Vendor Table 6′ tables are $25 for WBOA members and $50 for non-members. Click here to reserve yours. WBOA Fun Stuff: Beer, wine and a delicious array of…

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Morning Power Hours: C-Suite Training for Women Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

February 15, 2018 @ 7:45 am - 9:45 am
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
$15 – $25

WBOA's mission is to help YOU grow your business. As small business owners, we often wear ALL the C-Suite hats, so WBOA's Education team created Power Hours just for you. This February, you can join us at our Morning or Evening Power Hours (or both!) to learn more about these essential business areas: CEO - Leadership and mindset CFO - Finances and technology COO - Operations and time management CMO - Marketing and communications We'll start with a light meal…

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Essential Oils 101 Workshop – FREE

February 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

Have you wondered what all the hype is about Essential Oils? What kind to buy? How to use them? There are different ways to get the benefits of Essential Oils. Are they safe? Learn the basics of Essential Oils and how they can help you achieve health and wellness with use. Every attendee will receive a handout of a reference guide (Vita Flex Feet Chart) of where to apply oils to benefit different parts of your body and be entered…

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Evening Power Hours: C-Suite Training for Women Business Owners & Entrepreneurs

February 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
$20

WBOA's mission is to help YOU grow your business. As small business owners, we often wear ALL the C-Suite hats, so WBOA's Education team created Power Hours just for you. This February, you can join us at our Morning or Evening Power Hours (or both!) to learn more about these essential business areas: CEO - Leadership and mindset CFO - Finances and technology COO - Operations and time management CMO - Marketing and communications We'll start with a light meal…

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March 2018

After 5: The Team You Need to Keep Your Aging Family and Your Business Going

March 8, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States
$20

When we hit a certain age, we may find we’re faced with juggling the care of our elderly parents (and perhaps children as well) with keeping our business running. Relying on the support of experts like business attorneys, accountants, insurance agents, mentors and referral partners is key to running a successful business. These people become our trusted team, and we depend on them to answer questions that inevitably come up in the course of our work. Managing the care of…

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Breakfast: Fear Not Networking—You’ve Been Doing it All Along!

March 15, 2018 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
$20

In business, we’re told we need to network, network, network. Some of us go straight to our social media and make “friends.” Some of us bite our nails and show up at events hoping to meet strangers we can give our elevator pitches to. Some of us do both. But that’s not the complete story of networking. Networking is something you’ve been good at all your life—something you already instinctually do. It’s about meeting new people you come to know…

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(Member-Hosted) Ethical, Profitable Pricing Workshop

March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
$75

  a live workshop for women who want to charge the full value of your offerings. ethical, profitable pricing is a live, in-person workshop. The workshop uses pricing strategies that work for you and your business – no cookie-cutter templates, no vanity pricing, no psychological tricks. The session is led by Gretchen Duhaime, with engaging real-world group and individual work. Every exercise directly applies to the each student’s business – no theoretical learning exercises. During the workshop, each student will…

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Education: #instagood Instagram for Business

March 28, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
$25

This Hands on Instagram workshop will show you the ins and outs of Instagram. Instagram is a social media application that allows you to connect with your clients and build visibility and trust. Learn how to use images to reach your audience and build trust with your clients. Get tips and tricks from a professional photographer on how to take beautiful images to keep your audience coming back for more. Bonus: Hashtags demystified and a bonus content challenge. Jacki Jacobs…

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April 2018

(Member-Hosted) Branding Bootcamp

April 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

Jacki Jacobs, teaches this high intensity branding workshop that will take you from the idea of a brand to a fully formed branding board and branding profile for your business. She will also teach you how to leverage that brand for use on your website, social media, blog/vlog, printed materials and promotions. You will receive a workbook with worksheets to help you brainstorm your brand, tutorials on a variety of apps to make this process go smoothly, a planning guide,…

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Breakfast: The Professional Dreamer

April 19, 2018 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
$20

If you think dreamers are just idealists who lack practical skills, ask Larry Page, cofounder of Google. As Page tells it, the idea for Google came to him in a nighttime vision. Dreams have famously inspired inventions and discoveries throughout history from the electric sewing machine to the periodic table. Yet most people write their dreams off as meaningless, and make no effort to remember, let alone understand them. In her talk, The Professional Dreamer, dream expert and author Tzivia…

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Education: What Stands In Your Way?

April 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
$30

What stands in the way of growing your business and taking it further than where it currently is right now…? If you’re like most everyone else, the obstacles sound something like this: procrastination, overwhelm, disorganization, confusion, and…just a touch of fear. (Fear of failure, fear of success. Fear of change. Fear of needing to perceive ourselves in new ways. Fear of how our relationships may alter if we succeed. Fear of fill in the blank. The list goes on.) So…

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April Leadership Mini-Retreat

April 26, 2018
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

WBOA's Board of Directors and Leadership will be meeting on April 26th to plan our programming and other details for our 2018-2019 year. If you're interested in learning more about how we create our programs, have ideas for ways to make WBOA better, or have thought about taking on a volunteer role at WBOA, please join us! All WBOA members are welcome.

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May 2018

After 5: Spring Fling Pop-Up Boutique

May 3, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
Free

We've got a cure for your Spring Fever - SHOPPING! WBOA member vendors are breaking out their best products and services for our Spring Fling Pop-Up Boutique - and it's FREE for you to attend! Enjoy complimentary appetizers, our 50/50 raffle, fabulous raffle prizes and special demos from our vendors. PLUS if you RSVP by May 1st you'll be entered to win a special door prize! Confirmed vendors include: Mary Kay - Megan Joy Zesta Style Orange Scarf Heartfelt Gifts…

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Breakfast: Valuable Lessons from WBOA Members

May 17, 2018 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
$20

Our May breakfast will be set up differently than our regular single speaker format. WBOA will be hosting a roundtable event, featuring our resident experts, who will be offering several short and informative sessions on topics important to small business owners. This meeting format will allow us to move about the room and interact with the speakers – a refreshing change of pace! RSVP Below Members: $15 by May 10, $20 after Non-Members: $20 by May 10, $25 after

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Education: Social Media Posting Made Easy

May 23, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
$25

If you're like most small business owners, you know that you should be posting regularly on social media. But who has the time? And enough ideas to fill a week, a month, a year? Lisa Ducharme has the answer - her "Catalog, Create and Post" system will help you find engaging images, keep them organized at your fingertips so you can easily and quickly create posts that will get your prospects and customers excited about your brand. Lisa is the…

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June 2018

(Member-Hosted) Instagram for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

June 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

Jacki Jacobs TEDx speaker and Personal Brand Photographer presents this workshop designed to help small businesses and entrepreneurs navigate the often confusing sea that is Instagram. This is the course for you if you: --Know that Instagram could be amazing for your business but don't know how to use it --Are struggling to know what and when to post --Think that you don't have the time to commit to posting on yet another social media platform (psst, if you have…

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Education: Summer Vacation – Time to Work ON Your Business while You’re not Working IN It

June 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
$30

Summers in New England are fleeting - and we all want to make the most of the great weather. Yet, we also know that every moment spent savoring the sun could be spent building our business. We're going to help you enjoy your summer with loved ones without your business lagging as a result. So grab your sunblock, drop the guilt and join us for business "Summer Vacation" where Susan Allen and Maxine Bernstein will share five "vacation activities" to…

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July 2018

WBOA Morning Meeting: You are Beautiful – Confidence in Business

July 19, 2018 @ 7:45 am - 9:45 am
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
Free

When you discover your beauty, your confidence soars, helping you achieve your professional goals. Come join Anita Eliason and Jennifer Roberge, WBOA’s 2018 Business Women of the Year, in an inspiring, and insightful interactive exercise designed to reveal the beauty that is seen in you from other women’s viewpoints. You’ll be amazed once you know your beauty, how it can be translated into more business success through a more confident you. Light breakfast provided. Please RSVP below so we know…

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(Member-Hosted) Ethical, Profitable Pricing Workshop

July 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

ethical, profitable pricing is a live workshop to help you charge the full value of your offerings The workshop uses pricing strategies that work for you and your business – no cookie-cutter templates, no vanity pricing, no psychological tricks. The session is led by Gretchen Duhaime, with engaging real-world group and individual work. Every exercise directly applies to the each student’s business – no theoretical learning exercises. During the workshop, each student will price out a product or service from…

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(Member-Hosted) Professional Head Shot Mini Sessions

July 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

No Muss No Fuss Professional Head Shots You Know You Need a Great Head Shot for Your Business! A Head Shot is the first impression most people have of you and your company, but for one reason or another you just haven't gotten around to it yet. Raise your Hand if this is You... ...Your Business Head Shot is Out of Date (It's 20 years old, 2 hair styles ago, 20 lbs ago, etc) ...Your Head Shot is a Selfie…

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(Member-Hosted) Essential Oils 101 Workshop – FREE

July 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

Have you ever wonder what all the hype is with Essential Oils? Do you want to know how to use them, which ones to use and what are the health and wellness benefits to you? This workshop will teach you all of that. The class is FREE to attend and you will walk away with your questions answered. The workshop will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, July 23rd at 122 Pleasant Street, #107, Easthampton MA.

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WBOA Evening Workshop – Brain Trust Strategy

July 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
Free

Letting go of what you know Join us for the fast paced, interactive BrainTrust Strategy program. In the process of Letting go of what you know, you will be introduced to new ways of approaching the challenges in your business. Described as "enlightening," "thought provoking," and "unbelievably helpful," this program guides you through simple, straightforward and repeatable steps that analyze challenges and remove obstacles to success. Think of this program as gathering a dynamic group of advisors to build your…

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August 2018

WBOA Morning Meeting: Business Book Reports

August 16, 2018 @ 7:45 am - 9:45 am
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
Free

3 business books / 3 book reports / 3 discussions When asked the secret of his success, billionaire investor Warren Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will.” As the summer draws to a close - maybe you didn’t read those books on your list, or maybe you…

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WBOA Painting Party

August 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

WBOA Painting Party A Paint 'n Sip party where the canvas is WBOA HQ! Please join us to finish painting our space and tackling a few small projects to help our space look finished. Wear clothes you don't mind getting paint on. Materials, food, water and celebratory wine provided. Questions? Contact Liz Provo at facilities@wboa.org.

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September 2018

1st Anniversary “Self-Care” Celebration!

September 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
Free

We're celebrating our first anniversary at Keystone Mill with an evening of self-care! Our space will transform to a tranquil spa for the evening, with gentle lighting, relaxing music, nourishing treats and delicious specialty mocktails. Come relax with mini-sessions of acupuncture, bodywork, yoga and more. Learn more about self-care products like essential oils. Admission is $10 ($5 for WBOA Members), payable at the door. Please RSVP below to reserve your spot - this event is limited to 50 people. At…

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[Member-Hosted] Personal Brand Photography Info Session and Panel

September 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

This is an info session for business owners and entrepreneurs to find out more about personal brand photography. Three clients of Jacki Jacobs Photography as well as Jacki herself will be there to answer your questions. There will be literature and a short presentation to show how personal brand photography differs from traditional studio photography. After the presentation attendees will be given a sneak peek at upcoming schedule for events for Jacki Jacobs Photography from now until the end of…

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WBOA Morning Meeting: Pivoting

September 20, 2018 @ 7:45 am - 9:45 am
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
Free

All businesses need to pivot with the times. Those that don’t, fall by the wayside-or even perish. Pivoting in business is a necessity. It shows great resilience, and takes great courage, imagination, and energy. But it's the only way to succeed. Pat Banas of Latka Printing and Marketing knows first hand what it means to pivot. Her family business was started years ago, long before the internet. Now, it’s just as easy to go online to get one’s printing needs…

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[Member Hosted] Essential Oils 101 Workshop – FREE

September 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

Have you ever wonder what all the hype is with Essential Oils? Do you want to know how to use them, which ones to use and what are the health and wellness benefits to you? Do you want to create an atmosphere in your home, workplace or event that creates peace, calming and wellness? This workshop will teach you all of that. The class is FREE to attend and you will walk away with your questions answered. The workshop will…

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October 2018

[Member-Hosted] Your ABC Website Plan

October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 20, 2018

WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

Your ABC Website Plan We make planning your business website as easy as ABC. You know you need a website. Cue the hamster on the wheel…”OMG Where do I start? Where do I start? WHERE DO I START?!” We go back to the beginning with ABC. A stands for Action. Checklist satisfaction. B stands for Branding. Customer understanding. C stands for Content. How you represent. These are the keys to bring your mind ease… Okay, we’re done rhyming now. But…

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WBOA Morning Meeting: Let’s Talk About Wellness

October 18, 2018 @ 7:45 am - 9:45 am
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
Free

WBOA will be set up differently than our regular single speaker format. We will be hosting a roundtable discussion featuring some of our resident wellness experts. Running any kind of business can cause a certain level of stress ... toss in the holidays & it is a recipe for burnout. We’d like to help you discover certain ways to release pressure and relax. Our experts will offer several short and informative sessions on topics that will help you better deal…

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[Member-Hosted] Professional Head Shot Mini Sessions

October 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

No Muss No Fuss Professional Head Shots You Know You Need a Great Head Shot for Your Business! A Head Shot is the first impression most people have of you and your company, but for one reason or another you just haven't gotten around to it yet. Raise your Hand if this is You... ...Your Business Head Shot is Out of Date (It's 20 years old, 2 hair styles ago, 20 lbs ago, etc) ...Your Head Shot is a Selfie…

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[Member-Hosted] Instagood Instagram for Business Owners

October 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

Jacki Jacobs Personal Brand Photographer presents this workshop designed to help small businesses and entrepreneurs navigate the often confusing sea that is Instagram. This is the course for you if you: --Know that Instagram could be amazing for your business but don't know how to use it --Are struggling to know what and when to post --Think that you don't have the time to commit to posting on yet another social media platform (psst, if you have 3 hours a…

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WBOA Evening Workshop: Get Found on Google

October 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
Free

There are billions of local searches happening on Google every day. At our next WBOA Evening Workshop we will have Western Massachusetts SCORE Counselor & Google Expert Len Gendron share tips & best practices for using Google My Business features, like posts and reviews. Explore Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses, who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating or updating your listing. In this session we’ll show you how…

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November 2018

[Member-Hosted] Holiday Portrait Mini Sessions

November 10, 2018
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until November 11, 2018

WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

Give the Gift of Memories this Holiday Season Whether you are a business owner and you simply want ot let your clients know that they are one of the family with a personalized holiday card, or you want to give your family and friends the gift of a beautiful holiday memory this year we have got you covered! We have three simple but classic holiday backdrops to choose from. Book a 30 minute sitting for $50 for a group of…

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WBOA Morning Meeting: A Taste of WBOA

November 15, 2018 @ 7:45 am - 9:45 am
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States
Free

FREE Event! Come enjoy a Taste of WBOA! Find out more about the premier organization for women business owners in the Pioneer Valley, and how we can help you grow your business. Learn how to craft a compelling "Power Introduction" and practice giving it in front of a room full of supportive fellow women business owners. Light breakfast provided. Please RSVP below.

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WBOA Evening Workshop: Get Found on Google

November 29, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
Free

There are billions of local searches happening on Google every day. At our next WBOA Evening Workshop we will have Western Massachusetts SCORE Counselor & Google Expert Len Gendron share tips & best practices for using Google My Business features, like posts and reviews. Explore Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses, who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating or updating your listing. In this session we’ll show you how…

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December 2018

[Member-Hosted] Professional Holiday Portraits Mini Session (Last Chance)

December 8, 2018
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until December 9, 2018

WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

Give the Gift of Memories this Holiday Season Whether you are a business owner and you simply want ot let your clients know that they are one of the family with a personalized holiday card, or you want to give your family and friends the gift of a beautiful holiday memory this year we have got you covered! We have three simple but classic holiday backdrops to choose from. Book a 30 minute sitting for $50 for a group of…

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Art Walk at WBOA

December 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

WBOA is excited for our first Art Walk! We will be showcasing works by women artists. Step in out of the cold and enjoy the warmth of our gallery walls in the only space in the Pioneer Valley devoted to supporting women business owners.

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[Member-Hosted] Vision Board Workshop

December 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

Join us for an evening of vision casting with fellow entrepreneurs. Facilitators: Maryann Cruz and Kisha Zullo Registration includes: Materials to create a vision board: Boards; Magazines; Scissors; Glue Sticks; and Stickers Dress Code: Casual What to bring: Business cards to share. Anything you would like to personalize your vision board.

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Morning Meeting: Holiday Gift Exchange

December 20, 2018 @ 7:45 am - 9:45 am
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
Free

Join us for a fun holiday gift swap. Please bring a wrapped gift, either something from your business or a re-gift that isn’t quite your style but another woman might love. The rule is don’t spend any money! Enjoy ample time for connecting with women business owners with a structured networking exercise. We'll be drawing the winner of our Dream Vacation Raffle, too! Breakfast provided Cost: Free for WBOA Monthly subscribers ($20/mo autopayments) $25 at the door for everyone else

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WBOA Dream Vacation Raffle

December 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

One lucky winner is going on a Dream Vacation! WBOA is hosting a raffle to raise funds to support our mission of educating women business owners to help them grow their business. From now through December 20, you can purchase as many tickets are you like for just $25 each - each ticket gives you a chance to win your choice of four amazing vacations! Only 500 tickets are being sold for this really special opportunity. Get yours by paying…

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WBOA Evening Workshop: Reality Check – Does Your Business Convey Your Marketing Message?

December 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
Free

Does Your Business Convey Your Marketing Message? Come join Anita Eliason and Jennifer Roberge, WBOA’s 2018 Business Women of the Year, as they facilitate an insightful, interactive exercise designed to reveal the impactfulness of your unique marketing message. In the cone of confidence your fellow WBOA business owners will serve as your marketing focus group. You will come away knowing how successful your message is in reflecting your business brand. Is your message crystal clear or are you missing customers?…

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January 2019

Mid-Year Retreat

January 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
Free

Join us as we plan WBOA's future! Retreats are open to all WBOA members. If you are interested in attending, please email Director of Retreats Freda Brown at retreats@wboa.org Lunch will be provided.

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Morning Meeting: Great Goals for 2019

January 17 @ 7:45 am - 9:45 am
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
Free

A goal properly set is halfway reached.” —Zig Ziglar “Study the past to define the future.” Confucius In order to properly set our 2019 goals, we have to study 2018, so in that spirit January is...report card time! As Confucius said "Study the past to define the future". We will perform an objective evaluation of our 2018 business performance. We will acknowledge, analyze and begin to strategize based on successes and areas for improvement. Subjects to be graded: finance, operations,…

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Evening Workshop: WINGS Mastermind

January 31 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
Free

Join us at our January Evening Workshop for a taste of WBOA's WINGS Mastermind program. In the WINGS Mastermind program, participants work toward a 6-month goal, with weekly check-ins for accountability, support and problem-solving. At January Evening Workshop, we'll take a deep dive into setting a 6-month goal you can work toward on your own or part of the WINGS Mastermind. If you attend Morning Meeting, you'll use your Report Card to guide your goal setting, but attending Morning Meeting…

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February 2019

[Member-Hosted] Professional Head Shot Mini Sessions

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

No Muss No Fuss Professional Head Shots You Know You Need a Great Head Shot for Your Business! A Head Shot is the first impression most people have of you and your company, but for one reason or another you just haven't gotten around to it yet. Raise your Hand if this is You... ...Your Business Head Shot is Out of Date (It's 20 years old, 2 hair styles ago, 20 lbs ago, etc) ...Your Head Shot is a Selfie…

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WinterFest Pop-Up Shops at WBOA

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

Just down the hall from the Craft & Vendor Fair, WBOA is hosting Pop-Up Shops at WinterFest! Stop in to support women-owned businesses. Free to attend. WBOA members may purchase a booth for $50, click here for more info.

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CANCELLED! WBOA Morning Meeting: Help Is On the Way!

February 21 @ 7:45 am - 9:45 am
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
Free

DUE TO WEATHER MORNING MEETING IS CANCELLED. Please join us at Evening Workshop next Thursday. Could you use help, but hesitate to ask? Are you open to feedback from others? Can you remove the emotion from making business decisions? We will explore the topics of help, open-mindedness, and their impact on success. We will do a breakout session to dig deeper and end with a review of business services in the valley brought to you by Kelly Tiedemann, Common Capital's…

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WBOA Evening Workshop: Help Is on the Way

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
Free

Join us at our February Evening Workshop where we will dig deeper into the topic “Help is on the way.” Our Evening Workshops are facilitated by special guests and members of our WBOA Education team. They are designed to provide interactive exercises and brainstorming that can help you strategize the growth of your business. While the program is designed as a deeper dive into the theme presented at that month's Morning Meeting, there is plenty to learn even if you…

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March 2019

Morning Meeting: Juggle Your Life Without Dropping a Ball

March 21 @ 7:45 am - 9:45 am
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

Tips, Strategies, & Tools to help you juggle your life, without dropping a ball! Linda Tumbarello knows a fair bit about helping people live their best life. Licensed Mental Health professional, published author, and self-care guru, Linda will help you replace anxiety and stress with focus and calm...sounds good to me! 'They say a cat has nine lives, so does the woman business owner, except we live them all at once! Come and learn ways to keep yourself together in…

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Evening Workshop: Juggle Your Life Without Dropping a Ball

March 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

Join us at our March Evening Workshop where we will continue the conversation "Tips, Strategies, & Tools to help you juggle your life, without dropping a ball” Our evening workshops are designed to provide additional interactive exercises and opportunities for brainstorming to work further with this topic. Linda Tumbarello will lead the conversation along with several of our WBOA education & leadership team. While the program is designed as a deeper dive into the theme presented at that month’s Morning…

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April 2019

[Member-Hosted] Did you miss the Homeopathy Film Festival?

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Please note it's the same film so choose one location!
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map
Free

If you missed the recent Homeopathy Film Festival, you'll be happy to know that one of the documentaries - Just One Drop - is being scheduled throughout the month of April at public libraries ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY in celebration of the founder of homeopathy Samuel Hahnemann's birthday. Our member Abby Beale, nationally certified classical homeopath, has scheduled the following public libraries to screen the documentary AND personally host a Q&A afterwards: • Wednesday April 10 - East Longmeadow Public…

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WBOA Morning Meeting: Spring Business Book Report

April 18 @ 7:45 am - 9:45 am
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

Our Book Selection: Friend of a Friend . . . Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career, by David Burkus What if the best way to grow your network isn’t by introducing yourself to strangers at cocktail parties, handing out business cards, or signing up for the latest online tool, but by developing a better understanding of the existing network that’s already around you? “Our Own” Julia Mines, TEDx Speaker Coach, Executive Coach & Workshop…

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WBOA Evening Workshop: Spring Business Book Report

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

Join us at our April Evening Workshop where we will continue the conversation - Friend of a Friend . . . Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career, by David Burkus. Our evening workshops are designed to provide additional interactive exercises and opportunities for brainstorming to work further with this topic. Our WBOA education & leadership team will lead the conversation. While the program is designed as a deeper dive into the theme presented at…

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May 2019

WBOA Morning Meeting: Tales from Sales

May 16 @ 7:45 am - 9:45 am
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted) Florence, MA 01062 United States + Google Map

Join us for our May Morning Meeting to learn from Jennifer Roberge of Girlfriend in Your Closet. Jen's extensive sales background has taught her many effective techniques. You will leave understanding the different types of potential clients and how to speak differently to each type. Plus how to effectively overcome their objections to produce a sale and have a new client. If you are interested in increasing your bottom line and achieving your goals you don't want to miss Tales…

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WBOA Semi-Annual Retreat

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
WBOA Evening Social (member-hosted), Florence, MA 01062 United States

  Bring your ideas and help us chart the course for our 2019-20 season.  We meet at WBOA Headquarters for a day of planning. Stay for the day or come and go as your schedule permits.

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