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October 25th, 2018
Upcoming Meeting

November 7 2018 - Power Your Performance: 

Cutting-Edge Hacks to
Energize Your Best You
with Parmees Yazdanyar

Do you often feel drained, foggy and depleted? Do you feel like there aren’t enough hours to get everything done in a day? Do you lack the mental stamina to be alert and focused? 
In this talk, Parmees will be exploring some of the most cutting-edge, evidence-based strategies to bio-hack your way to greater energy, boosted focus and an improved state of well-being. Parmees is a certified functional medicine practitioner, peak performance coach and author of “The Peak Advantage: 8 Principles that Fuel Personal & Professional Success”. 
To read more about this upcoming program and Parmees, click HERE

October Spotlight Report: Style Boutique
What fun we had!
Owner Diana Carter gave us a lovely evening in her beautiful shop in Bridgenorth. Diana gave us some great tips on accessorizing, and Melinda Masters of Melinda's Custom Sewing facilitated a fun activity, and you can see the team who won the creativity award wearing crowns in the left photo below, and the team who won the speed award wearing gold medals in the photo on the right.
Thank you so much to Diana and Melinda!
Thank you for providing Feedback for our meetings in September and October!
This is what you said:
Because we are asking for feedback so often, we decided as a board, to share a summary of the feedback each month in the newsletter.  So, our first meeting in September started off with a bang! Monika led the pack and was closely followed up by Heather and Tracey – thanks to all three women for their time and effort. As usual some comments reinforced that a good mix of local speakers and external speakers seems to fit the needs of the members. And, as for some information about our facilitator question, 74% of the membership scored the facilitators as outstanding and 16% as good – all in all an amazing score for volunteer facilitators. 
Some of the comments that we feel are worth sharing are:” Maura jumped in when our facilitator was MIA and she did an amazing job” and a request for people to stay off their phones at the table except for the occasional tweet.

Excellent scores on both the speaker and the table facilitators – 4.2 out of 5 for both.  And, Jeannine Taylor received a shout out for being a great facilitator at the October meeting. On the other hand, one table felt their facilitator spent a lot of time talking about her business. 
Some other comments that you may find interesting are:
Vegetarian Spring Rolls were amazing – and from another member – Spring rolls not appetizing at all but noodles tasty.  This is pretty consistent for the type of feedback we receive about food every month – perhaps this will give you a glimpse of how difficult it is to keep everyone happy.
Our table enjoyed the family style table service for dinner. Really enjoyed the meeting in its entirety and as a new member felt much more comfortable this time!
Great night .   Awesome meeting .   See you in November.
Click the photo above to watch the video,
then book a discovery call with Sue HERE.
You can find the WBN Member Profiles HERE
Member News
Maggie Baxter-Wiggins of Gowland, Boriss Barristers and Solicitors
Do you have the coverage you need if you are involved in an Automobile Accident? In 2016 the Ontario Government reduced the coverage you have for injuries suffered, with no premium reduction. Gowland, Boriss recommends you speak with your Auto Insurer or Broker about augmenting your third-party liability limits, family protection coverage, and increase your basic IRB and Treatment amounts.

From Brenda Ibey of Avant Garden Shop
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION EVENT! Don't miss it! Thursday Nov. 22nd - 9:30am to 7:00pm ALL DAY. Refreshments, door prizes, FUN and best of all NO TAX! This year we'll also be celebrating our SWEET SIXTEEN birthday! So pop in to help us celebrate!

From Erin Cunningham of Stella & Dot
Style Tips from Erin: The holidays are approaching, which means it’s Party Time! Get outfit ready for corporate events, holiday parties and family gatherings. From bold statements to delicate pieces, we have all your fashion and accessory needs. We just launched our holiday line. Check out the gorgeous new style here:

From Carlotta James, of Three Sisters Natural Landscapes
Carlotta James is embarking on a new documentary project about the flight of the Monarch butterfly seen through the eyes of ultra-runners who will run the same distance of 4,200km from Peterborough to Mexico in order to raise awareness of the decline of pollinators. The Monarch Ultra team has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help make this dream a reality. We would be very grateful if you can support our project: 

From Louise Racine of Thirteen Moons Wellness
Early bird tickets now on sale for the 2019 International Women's Day conference March 8, 2019. Our theme: Connecting Women, Inspiring Action. An investment in yourself of just $125 (save $20) plus hst for a full day of empowering speakers, workshops, lunch, snacks and networking, plus a few surprises. These discounted tickets are in limited supply and always sell out quickly.
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!
Planning ahead for the Christmas Gala!
The Holiday Inn is pleased to be able to offer us a special rate for
overnight accommodation the night of the Christmas Gala.
The discounted rate is $115 per room, and must be booked by November 5th. 
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, November 12 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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