Women In Business Luncheon-a fabulous success!
Attendees Enjoyed an elegant meal, networked with other career-focused women and heard from an inspiring speaker on creating a vision of leadership in your business. Executive business coach and experienced speaker, Kari Granger, CEO of The Granger Network, presented on what it takes to be a transformative leader who produces unprecedented results in your business and for your community. She encouraged us to be an Ambassador of Possibility for our circle of influence.
New this year we had our inaugural Mountain Area Women in Business Hall of Fame nominations and inductions.
Scroll down to see our nominees and inductees.
We Are Proud To Announce Our 2018 Hall Of Fame Inductees:
Congratulations To ALL Of Our 2018 Nominees!
GAIL RILEY - 2018 Inductee
Highland Haven Creekside Inn
“Starting a new business is scary, challenging and not always a good idea. Now we are well aware from studies that the emotional and mental elements of women’s work can be daunting. There needs to be support from the ones they love, attention to the balancing act, the gumption and the challenges.”
KRISTIN WITT- 2018 Inductee
“Know what you’re good at and what you’re not good at and proudly embrace them both. Put your time into doing what you can do better than anyone else, and surround yourself with brilliant, committed people who can fill in the gaps. Do what you do well with confidence, but never be afraid to be the least capable person in the room. If you have the right people around you, your energy can be spent expanding your vision and building the future.
PEGGY EGGERS - 2018 Inductee
Center For The Arts Evergreen & Leadership Evergreen
“Ask yourself what you care about most, and pursue that with everything you have. Get educated. Work hard. Create. Collaborate. Keep growing. View work as an expression of who you are rather than a means to an end, and enjoy each day.”
Tallgrass Aveda Spa & Salon
“Stay strong, surround yourself with great business and personal partners, remain open to other's ideas and focus on win/win solutions.”
“Be involved! There are so many opportunities in our community to give back and doing these sorts of things help you develop relationships. The Chamber is an excellent way to be involved. Too many times, people join an organization and expect the organization to work for them. However, if you don't get involved, that will not happen.”
Conifer Chamber of Commerce
“Align yourself with other women who can walk alongside you and share their experiences. I have found the best way to meet these women is to volunteer. Never be afraid to ask for help, women love helping other women succeed. This is an amazing community in which we live, a great place to raise your children, start a business and get involved.”
“A quote from the movie Godfather always comes to mind when I’m asked this question. “It’s not personal, it’s business.” I still repeat that phase often to myself when there’s conflict or I receive rejection. The other piece of advice I give is to always go with your gut – it’s usually right.”
Felde CPA Group, LLC
“First and foremost, you need a plan. The plan is only a plan, if you find yourself following the plan and it seems to be leading you in the wrong direction it is okay to change course. Pay attention to the details. Stay True to integrity. Work Hard. Understand how to read your financial statements. Delegate, but expect to wear a lot of hats. Plan for the future along the way, your legacy. Be fair to everyone, including yourself."
S C Robert CPA, PC
“Use the community resources such as the Evergreen Chamber of Commerce, Rotary or the many other great organizations available to you. Don’t ever assume business will just come to you, you must go out and get it.
Most of all, enjoy it!”
Bears Inn Bed & Breakfast
“Be passionate about your goals, anticipate mistakes to be your best learning tool and keep a supply of Kleenex handy.”
Speaker Sponsored By:
Mountain Hearth & Patio
Thank You To Our Featured Speaker: Kari Granger
The Granger Network
"An executive leadership coach, leadership development educator, and organizational alignment consultant. As a combat veteran herself, Ms. Granger has worked in close coordination with numerous branches of the U.S. armed forces and governmental agencies to achieve breakthrough mission performance, from leading logistical operations for hurricane evacuation missions and strategic planning initiatives for Defense Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) activities, to solving airlift logistical challenges and leading U.S. troops under enemy fire during combat duty in Iraq.
In addition to her military work, Ms. Granger currently serves clients worldwide in a variety of industry to include healthcare, government and higher education. Most recently, Ms. Granger has developed a special interest and capacity for creating cultural alignment and human integration post-mergers and acquisitions. Her unique approach can transform fear, resentment, distrust and disjointedness into an aligned culture with trust, collaboration, accountability and personal ownership.
Kari studied at the Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications, St Petersburg, Russia, is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Behavioral Sciences, holds an M.A. in Education Leadership from the University of New Mexico, and is an ICF Professional Certified Coach."
“I work with leaders who want to powerfully leverage the platform they have created in their life to make a bold impact in the world. My clients are people who are authentically driven towards their own evolution in service of making great things happen in their lifetime.” – Kari Granger
Thank You 2018 Sponsors
S C Robert CPA, PC
Smart Marketing LLC
Lynn Westfall / REMAX Alliance
Evergreen Spine and Sports Medicine
Photos from our 2018 Women in Business Luncheon! Thank you to all who attended.
Here's what guests had to say about the 2017 luncheon last year:
One year ago I saw someone putting up a flyer for "Women in Business Luncheon". I was wallowing in isolating self pity. A vision came of me tackling this woman begging to be connected to other businesses owners who have shared my trials. The luncheon was full of welcoming and encouraging women. I thought the Chamber was a effective once you open, but i was wrong. Being a member for one year and just opening recently; I know the encouragement, connections and support have been a huge reason I pushed through. The workshops, the socials, all of it has been priceless!
"I already sent in my money! I'm excited about the event. Went last year, was a blast. Thank you for having another one!!"
"I am looking forward to it. It was a great event last year."