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women’s business ownership in Vermont.

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Upcoming WBON events

    • January 16, 2017
    • December 18, 2017
    • 12 sessions
    • Marketing Partners, 176 Battery Street, Burlington, VT 05401


    WBON’s Public Policy Committee
     meets on the third Monday of each month, at 4:00 PM in the offices of Marketing Partners, 176 Battery St., Burlington. 

    Please Note - For 2017, we changed to meeting on the third Mondays rather than the second Monday. 

    Contact co-chairs Pat Heffernan (802-864-6710) or Mary Claire Carroll for more information.


    • March 28, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • e2 (Excelerate Essex), 15 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, VT

    Networking Can Be Fun & Easy!

    Do you ever...

    • Avoid networking events because you’re not quite sure how to network effectively?
    • Go to an event only to find yourself talking with people you already know?
    • Stumble over your words when someone asks you “So, what do you do?”

    Networking events really can be fun, easy, and an effective use of your time when you have a few conversational ‘tools’ in your toolbox (or back pocket/purse).

    Coach Lisa Danforth will share a few "use-right-now” tips and strategies to nudge us out of our comfort zone and confidently into the conversation. 

    • April 05, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Williston Fire Station, 645 Talcott Road, Williston, VT 05495

    Maximizing Your WBON Membership

    We know WBON has a lot to offer to its members - from member-only perks to business education to peer mentoring and support! Existing and potential members, please join us as WBON Board members Jill Davies and Mary Claire Carroll lead a conversation about our organization and all the opportunities membership presents.

    Jill Davies, WBON Board President, is a teacher and a guide with an unusual combination of education and practical experience in business strategy and personal development. As an Avatar® Master Jill teaches people new skills to help them survive and flourish in today’s changing environment, leadership skills that work in life and the business world.   As an expert facilitator Jill guides companies and non-profit groups through meetings and strategic planning. 

    Mary Claire, a WBON Board Member, lives in Richmond, and has been running her portrait photography business, Carroll Photos for many years. Clients call her when they need to tell their business or organization’s story with photography that conveys the image they want the world to see. Combining years of photographic experience with keen communication and interpretive skill allows her to create images that truly reflect her clients’ mission, brand, and most sought-after business goals. 

    • April 19, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Main Street Landing, Performance Arts Center, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401

    Thriving Through Change

    Change. It is inevitable. Thriving through Change? Now that takes thoughtful action. As a business owner, you are constantly responding -- choosing the next steps to start, grow, sustain, and transition from your business. It can be hard to know what to do when.  

    The WBON Spring Conference will provide practical tools and inspiring tales to help you and your business flourish, no matter where you are on the business development path.  

    Keynote speaker Annette Rexroad of Road Crew Crunch will kick-off the day, sharing the story of her business evolution -- from small food startup through exponential growth and ultimately successful exit and entrepreneurial transition -- all while maintaining her values & vision. 

    Next, you select from a rich offering of workshops, tailored to the stage of your business, from start-up to maturity.  

    Finally, we wrap up with a powerful and inspiring message from professional speaker, author and leadership coach Laurie-Ann Murabito.  

    As always, throughout the day you will have the priceless opportunity to connect and network with other women business owners and industry experts. 
      
    Come for the day and leave with a renewed sense of confidence, practical information, and the support to help you and your business thrive through change.

    • April 19, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Main Street Landing, 60 Lake Street, Burlington, Vermont
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    Showcase Your Business as an Exhibitor at the WBON 2017 Spring Conference!

    Our annual spring conference brings women business owners from around the state together for a full day focused on education, networking, and business growth (with some fun thrown in too!). 

    Don't miss this chance to showcase your business or organization to the impressive community of women business leaders who will attend WBON’s Annual Spring Conference.

    Attendees will visit the exhibit areas first thing upon arriving at the conference and will return at several key points throughout the day.

    There are two exhibitor space options: Expo Booths (member and non-member pricing) and a special, free members only Expo. 

    Each Expo Booth comes with one 6 foot table and free wifi. Electric hookups are available on a first-come, first served basis. 

    Spots in the Members-Only Expo tables provide up to 4 square feet of display space, free for WBON members. 

    Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. 

    • April 25, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • e2 (Excelerate Essex), 15 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, VT

    WRC Ethic - How to Incorporate Work, Renewal & Creativity

    More details coming soon!

    • May 23, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • e2 (Excelerate Essex), 15 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, VT

    How to Self-Flourish so that Your Business Can Flourish

    More details coming soon!

    • November 08, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Save the Date!
    • 100

    Please hold this date for the WBON 2017 Fall Conference. 

    Date: November 8th, 2017

    More information to come.

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