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March 14th, 2019
Highlights from March's Meeting!
Our annual trade show was a great success! Thanks to all exhibitors, speakers, and a special thanks to Highland Park for providing this facility for our March meeting. The food scored a 3.7 record high this year and all three speakers scored between 4.3-4.5. Our facilitators scored a 4.2/5. Well done!
Upcoming Spotlight March 20

Wednesday March 20, 2019 - Dr. Sarah Wild,
Chiropractor & Acupuncture Provider

Location: 250 Sherbrooke St. Unit 6 Peterborough
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00 pm     Host: Dr. Sarah Wild

We are excited to open our doors and welcome you to Thrive Health Ptbo! Our team of health professionals want to share our greater vision with you during an evening of delicious, healthy appetizers, wine (for the health benefits of course!), and opportunities to win a chance to experience our services. Parking is free in the plaza lot and our clinic is fully accessible to people of all abilities. Ever wondered how chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage therapy could change the quality of your life?
Join us for an evening and find out if we can help you toward better living.

Have a look at this short promotional video for the Awards Dinner! It's coming up SOON!!!
Just click HERE to watch it.
You can purchase a table of eight for $520, which means that each spot would receive the member discount price of $65, AND not everyone at your table has to be a member! You can have a mix of members and non-members, and this is just one more great reason to get a table!
Feature Article:
“Sitting is the New Smoking”     By Susan Sharp, Brant Basics
Research shows that sitting for as little as two continuous hours increases risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, neck & back pain and other orthopedic problems. Sitting will shorten your life, just like smoking
Many studies show the effects of long- term sitting are NOT reversible through exercise & good habits, which means that if you eat well and work out for an hour a day, but sit for most your other waking hours, that sitting will chip away the benefits of your exercise.  You are still considered sedentary.
The typical office worker has more Musculoskeletal injuries than any other industry including construction, transportation workers and the metal industry.
How do we make sense of this and fix it? Our bodies are built for movement and it keeps our bodies healthy. 
  1. We are not moving enough
  2. We are not moving well
  3. We are not performing basic maintenance on our bodies
You can read the rest of the article on our blog at
Nadine James will be entering a WBN Dragon boat in the Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival this year and will be the Team Captain. We are looking for interested Team Members. Here are the details:
  • The event is Saturday, June 8th at Del Crary Park in Peterborough
  • The purpose of the event is to increase awareness and raise funds for Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatments at Peterborough Regional Health Center
  • It costs $800/team or $40/person to join the team.
  • We have not registered the WBN team yet as we need to gauge interest and ensure we will have a full boat
  • There will be one meeting/practice at Del Crary Park before race day. The date and time has not been announced yet and I will only find out once we have registered a full team.
  • It will be a fun day filled with exercise and laughs.
If you are interested in joining the team, please let me know by email to
Member News
From Emily Martin of Showplace
Did you know that Showplace rents its spaces for a wide range of events? Meetings, product launches, small trade shows; conferences and concerts; receptions, weddings, and celebrations; we can host groups from 60 to 600. Join our own Kait Dueck on a tour of the Showplace spaces and consider having your next memorable event staged at Showplace!

From Michelle Kadwell-Chalmers of The Original Flame
Looking for retro style kitchen appliances? The Original Flame carries the Elmira brand of fridges, stoves, range hoods and microwaves in 1950's styling with tons of fun colours! Robins egg blue, buttercup yellow, mint green or custom colours. 705-742-9452

From Catherine Hanrahan of Century 21
Team vanRahan is hosting a First Time Home Buyer’s Seminar 7PM, March 27th at the Century 21 Offices. Our experienced Real Estate Agents, Mortgage Broker and Home Inspector will explain every aspect of buying a home from securing financing, the realtor/client relationship, what to watch for when viewing properties and what kind of closing expenses to expect. Sign up at

From Sam Lamont of Lamont Lifestyle Interiors
Join Sam for Style Essentials Creativity 1 on Saturday, April 6th from 1-4 pm in her converted barn south of Peterborough. Sam will cover basic design principles, and you will create a lifestyle vision board. Cost is $75 and there are only 3 spots left, so email for more information or to reserve your spot.

From Rachel Northey of Pinchin

Looking for a social way to connect with other women in the business community? Rachel is hosting a Women in Business Board Game Social at the Boardwalk Cafe on George St in Peterborough. Come play games with some great local women March 27 at 7pm! Check it out on facebook at or email for more details.

From Cora Whittington of Golden Pathways
Create the Life You Want. Start by transforming a 2-dimensional vision board into a mind movie using affirmations, inspiring images and motivating music. Then learn several different ways to program your mind for success. Be delighted with the synchronicities and positive results that come your way. 6-week workshop series
You can find the WBN Member Profiles HERE
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!

Contact our Director at Large, Josee Kiss to let her know you are interested!
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, March 25 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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