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I hope you had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving holiday. Mine was fabulous, and as usual, I ate too much! That kind of "over-the-top" excess is not good. But, there's another type of "over-the-top" indulging that is fabulous. Starting with this newsletter, I'll be including "over-the-top", shameless self-promotion, in a new section of this newsletter called "TA DA! List".

Remember in the last newsletter I invited you to forget about what DIDN'T get accomplished on your TO DO LIST, and to email me what you DID accomplish on the "TA DA! LIST". I was looking for SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION and I got it!! Please check out the new TA DA! section of the newsletter to see what ROCKSTARS we have in Ladies Who Launch Chicago. I'll be featuring this every newsletter, so please keep them coming! We want to celebrate your new website, first client, media attention, and any other accomplishment you're proud of!

I'm also excited that we have a brand new sponsor! ER Computing, Inc. is a full-service PC repair company servicing the Chicagoland area. If you need a virus/malware removed, a home wireless network set up, a custom computer built or just plain maintenance/routine repair, call Tom Rubin at

(708) 431-6640. And if you're a paid STRATA member, you will receive a 20% discount off labor (not including parts) on your first invoice and 10% off labor (not including parts) on subsequent invoices! Remember...membership has its privileges!

Finally, please be sure to check out events this month. We're only having a few in December, but will be spending the month gearing up for 2011. Register now at for the December events!
As always, if you have any questions, or need anything from me, don't hesitate to email me or call me at 678-696-1050.

To your entrepreneurial success,

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You can LINC UP! this month in Chicago or Schaumburg!

  • Melissa TurnerMelissa Turner is CEO of Mainstream Services, Inc., an electronic medical billing service that removes the stress of billing from healthcare offices and staff. Melissa has been VERY busy celebrating her "Ta Da" list which includes:
  • signed 4 new customers with her latest promotion
  • added new services to medical billing business
  • now offers EHR software to all clients which is a huge savings to clients and allows them to qualify for government bonuses
  • recently named as Merchant Circle Mayor of South Holland, IL, as the most connected business in South Holland
  • interviewed by Kim Vatis, NBC Channel 5 News, for her "Smart Money Tips" segment that recently aired regarding medical billing and medical bills for patients
  • special guest for launch party of
  • fFeatured in Shopper newspaper in an article about her company


  • Carrie Ann Taylor launched CA Capri, a soap and candle company that has lots to celebrate!
  • launched a new website
  • products are now sold in two stores and online
  • created a special charitable division to support breast cancer awareness (and launched its own separate website at These products are available in one retail location and online
  • working with a publisher to finish her first book, hopefully by the end of the year
  • All of this has been accomplished while still working a full-time job at a large Fortune 500 company!

Only one word comes to mind as I think about what these ladies have accomplished: ROCKSTARS! Congratulations to Melissa and Carrie Ann on your accomplishments!

How about you? This is your time for SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION!

Just email me at with TA DA as the subject and then tell me all about it! All accomplishments and forward movement will be celebrated right here!

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