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September 13th, 2018
We started the season being inspired by three amazing members: Heather Doughty, Tracey Ormond, and Monika Carmichael!
What a great way to start the new WBN season!
Because you, our members, have said that you want to hear more from other members, we were delighted to invite our President and Member of the year, Tracey Ormond, to speak, along with two other inspirational members, Heather Doughty and Monika Carmichael. We are so thankful for these three women and their willingness to share with us! I know we all felt a greater connection to them after hearing their stories.

We were also pleased to learn that Grace Reynolds is our new Vice President! Not only will she serve alongside Tracey Ormond and the board in this new role, she will also be our President for the 2019/2020 season. Congratulations Grace!
September Spotlight
Camp Kawartha
Wednesday September 19, 2018 - Camp Kawartha Environment Centre
Location: 2505 Pioneer Road, Peterborough
NOTE: This is the location near Trent University. Click the link above to see it on a google map.
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00 pm   Host: Karen Copson
Looking for an inspirational venue to host your next business meeting, workshop or special event? Did you know that Camp Kawartha has two facilities available to rent from September to June – our overnight facility north of Lakefield, and our day-use facility in Peterborough near Trent University. Join us for our spotlight at the Camp Kawartha Environment Centre in Peterborough while you learn about the building's innovative sustainable features, explore our outdoor amphitheatre and pavilion, play in our outdoor playscapes area, take part in a scavenger hunt (there will be prizes!), and enjoy some delicious refreshments. Dress comfortably and casually as some activities will be outdoors, weather permitting. Learn more about what Camp Kawartha has to offer, and how proceeds from our facility rentals help support our outdoor and environmental programming for children and youth.

The Camp Kawartha Environment Centre is our day-use facility, located just minutes from downtown Peterborough, on Pioneer Road, just east of the Peterborough Rowing Club and opposite Gzowoski college. There’s ample free parking in our parking lot, although we encourage carpooling for the sake of the environment.
You can find the WBN Member Profiles HERE
Mentorship Program
Upcoming Information Sessions
If you are interested in being part of this exciting new program, either as a mentor, mentee, or even both, please attend ONE of the following information sessions:

Monday, September 24th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Wednesday, September 26th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Both sessions will be held at Highland Park Funeral Centre at 2510 Bensfort Road. We are very thankful for Mary McGee's hospitality in hosting our meetings.

RSVP required
Please let us know by end of day Thursday, September 20th if you plan to attend, and WHICH session you plan to attend so that we can prepare refreshments. Just email Diane or Colleen to tell us which session you are planning to attend. We look forward to seeing you!
And just in case you missed the information last month, here is the basic info about the program:

Are you feeling a bit stale or overwhelmed in your business? Stuck trying to take your business to the next level? Have no fear: Help is on the way!
Your WBN Board of Directors is delighted to present to you our brand-new business mentoring program!
If you could benefit from the wisdom and expertise of a successful member, we can match you with someone who can help you overcome hurdles and move forward.
If you are an experienced business person who would like to give back to your WBN community and perhaps even experience renewed energy and enthusiasm for your own business, we are looking for you!
We will also provide training for mentors! Who are we? We are Colleen and Diane, two board members and corporate trainers with more than 50 years of experience between us! (We stopped counting at 50, so don’t ask).
Enrolment will be limited by numbers of potential mentors and mentees who come forward, so we cannot guarantee that everyone who applies will be matched, but we will do our best.
We hope you will consider being part of this incredible benefit for WBN members!
Colleen and Diane
Exhibitor Tables

Did you know????
It only costs $20 to host an exhibitor table? There are a limited number, however, so if you want to take advantage of this great membership benefit, contact Josee right away!

Thinking about hosting a Spotlight in 2018-2019?
Another great membership benefit! You could host a spotlight! Josee will help you make sure your event is a success!

Contact our Director at Large, Josee Kiss to let her know you are interested!
Member News
From your President Tracey Ormond of That's a Wrap Catering and Classic Cooking Company
Hello Friends, I am looking for 6-8 people to join me in donating blood on Sept 20th. I have appointment times available between 4:30 and 6. It will be a fun way to do something great for our community as a group.P.S... There will be really good food :)  #bettertogether 
Please email me at: if you would like to participate and I can give you more info.

From Megan Boyles of Three Sisters Natural Landscapes
Help your garden thrive! Book your Fall Garden Care with Three Sisters Natural Landscapes today: We specialize in the design and building of butterfly, pollinator and scented gardens using native, perennial, drought-resistant plants and shrubs. We're creating manageable, resilient spaces throughout our region and are thrilled to be New Members of the WBN!

Michele Kadwell-Chalmers of The Original Flame invites you to our 11th Anniversary Sale Sept 8th to Sept 15th. Save up to $900 off fireplaces, stoves and inserts. A portion of every sale will go to support Hospice Peterborough, so everybody wins! 982 Hwy 7 East Unit #2 Otonabee (2 kms east of Television Rd)

From Gwyneth James of Cody & James
Cody & James CPAs are pleased to announce that they have joined Porter Hétu International, a Canadian-based organization of accounting firms. Suzanne and Gwyneth are excited about the firm’s new direction to provide assurance engagements (reviews and audits) and will continue to offer accounting services in their personable, approachable manner and in a language, clients can easily understand.

From Susan Dunkley of Peterborough Humane Society
Who knew you could shop and support Animals! Buy your tickets NOW for Behind Closed Doors. All proceeds from our sales stay within the shelter $5 each!

From Joanna Illaqua of Mamasoup
I"Member News" *JUST LAUNCHED!* Introducing "Fearless Caesarean" an online course for moms! Created by Joanne Ilaqua, founder and CEO of Mamasoup (also a nurse, doula and Lamze educator). This course features 4 modules of information and activities with ongoing peer support on the Mamasoup app & website (free and anonymous- on Google & Apple) For more info, visit and get 20% off!

From Shelley Barker of BDO Canada Ltd.
Mental and physical wellness programs are integral components of an employer’s EAP, but what about financial wellness? Did you know that financial stress adversely affects job productivity? Contact us to facilitate free workshops that provide employees with tools and resources to improve financial literacy, customized to each organization based on your needs.
Are you a long-time WBN member? Maybe you have been with us for 5, 10, 15 years, or even longer?  We'd love to celebrate you, so please email Tracey to let her know!
You can post a 60-word message for free in our newsletter. To submit your Member News and Community Events for next month's Newsletter, please click here to submit. 
Deadline for the next newsletter is Monday, September 24 at 5 p.m.
Questions? Email Diane Wolf, Member Communications Director.

WBN Mission

To promote and support women in business through
personal and professional growth opportunities

WBN Vision
To strengthen our community by supporting, empowering
and inspiring women in business

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