August 2017 Newsletter
August 2017 Newsletter

Women's Network is a Division of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce
Mission: To connect, empower and engage members through leadership development, educational opportunities and innovative outreach.
Chair's Corner
Shining Your Light on Women's Network

Happy August!

Usually when I think of this month what comes to mind is summer vacations wrapping up, school supplies and the last wave of Missouri heat, but this year August in Columbia has a special attraction. Yes, the Solar Eclipse is fast approaching and not just any Solar Eclipse but one where we will be in the path of totality.

Just like the sun and the moon, aren’t we all on the path of totality? Seeking to find our own wholeness or completeness? Looking back on the Women’s Network events I attended in July...Read More

Upcoming Events - August 2017  
Wednesday, August 2
  Special Events Committee Meeting - 12 p.m. - Walton Bldg.
Thursday, August 3
  Co-Chairs Committee Meeting - 11 a.m. - Walton Bldg.
  Steering Committee Meeting - 12 p.m. - Walton Bldg.
Wednesday, August 9
  Monthly Program Committee Meeting - 12 p.m. - Walton Bldg.
Thursday, August 10
  Membership Development Committee Meeting - 12 p.m. - Walton Bldg.
Monday, August 14
  Marketing & Communications Committee Meeting - 12 p.m. - Walton Bldg.
Thursday, August 17
  Women's Network Monthly Luncheon - 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Peachtree - Register Here!
Wednesday, August 23
  Leadership Development Roundtable Program - 12 p.m. - Walton Bldg. - Register Here!
Thursday, August 24
  Changing the Odds Committee Meeting - 8:30 a.m. - Walton Bldg.
Monday, August 28
  Chamber Classic Golf Tournament 2017 - Columbia Country Club - View More Details

August Luncheon

Presenting Sponsor

Welcome Sponsor

RE/MAX Boone Realty - Donna Neil

Date: August 17, 2017

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Peachtree Catering & Banquet Center

Networking with a Twist

Join us for an afternoon of networking with fellow Women's Network members!  This will be an interactive luncheon where attendees will be allowed to discuss current events/issues while learning more about other Women's Network Members. 

Advance registration is appreciated. Online pre-registration is $15 for members and $18 for guests until 11:55 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.  After the pre-registration deadline, attendees can pay at the door.  Prices will be $18 for members and $21 for guests. We hope to see you there!

Member Profile
Tania Cook was born in Knoxville, Iowa, and was raised on a farm just south of Knoxville. She attended school at Indian Hills Community College, receiving her Associate’s degree and then went on to Truman State where she finished a BSE in Business and Office Education. Her degree made her a perfect fit for a career with Job Point. She started with them... Read More

Company: Job Point
Phone: (573) 777-1524
Member Since: August 1, 2016
ATHENA Spotlight
Coming Soon!  Each month, we will be featuring a different ATHENA International Award recipient. The ATHENA Award is presented annually to a woman, or man, who has been honored for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. We are excited to get to know these individuals better!

Visit the ATHENA website to learn more about this award: 
Leadership Development Roundtable - August Program

Presenting Sponsor

Date: August 23,2017

Time: 12 - 1 p.m.

Location: Walton Building (Chamber)

Please join us for this month's roundtable program  about  Equity  and Opportunity in Civic Engagement.   We will be hearing from Lindsay Young Lopez, The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri , and SarahDubbert Commerce Bank , as they discuss board and public office involvement for women .  

Your Co-Chairs Valerie Zumwalt, CoMo Leaders, and Danielle Harrison, Landmark Bank, invite you to attend this event. Though FREE to attend, please register to help with seating needs. As always, bring your own brown bag lunch if you desire as well as business cards for networking.  See you there!

Welcome New Members!
Cecilia Olivares |  University of Missouri
Whitney Schneider |   MasterTech Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
Zoe Hughley |   Flat Branch Home Loans
Ashley Otte |   City of Columbia - Convention & Visitors Bureau
Meredith Hoenes |   Boone Electric Cooperative
Soo Koon Lee |  Small Business & Technology Development Center
Kate Berry |  Atkins Inc. Commercial Cleaning, Turf, Free & Pest Management
Amy Hay |  University of Missouri Health Care
Emily Little |  Ford, Parshall & Baker, Attorneys
Christen Stark |  University of Missouri Health Care
Jane Boles |  RE/MAX Boone Realty - Boles
Kristin Hahn-Cover |  University of Missouri Health Care
Jessica Gilmore |  Candlewood Suites Hotel
Angela Story |  Missouri Orthopaedic Institute
Scholarship Available
Apply Now for the 2017-2018
Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge

Each year Women’s Network awards two of our members with Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge scholarships.  It’s time to apply for the Class of 2017-2018, and possibly the Women’s Network scholarships for this outstanding program.

The Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge meets four times a year in different cities, for three days at a time, with interesting behind-the-scenes learning experiences in each location. 

Committee Spotlight: Marketing & Communications
The Marketing and Communications Committee is an active committee that meets the second Monday of every month at 12:00. The purpose of this committee is to increase awareness and knowledge of Women’s Network through the publication and promotion of special activities, newsworthy items, and member recognition. The committee also supports other committees with any communications-related initiatives.

A variety of mediums are used by the committee to provide information to the members including;:

  • Monthly Women’s Network Newsletter

  • Women’s Network Brochures

  • Membership Online Directory

  • Women’s Network Website

  • Women’s Network Social Media pages

This year, the Marketing and Communications committee is continuing to focus on external marketing Women’s Network throughout the community. We will continue to send press releases to local media and have an exciting partnership planned this year with the Women’s Business Center. The largest project for the committee this year is to re-design the website.  If you are interested or have ideas, please join us!

Women's Network Member Milestones
Congratulations to  the following Women's Network members who have achieved personal or professional milestones:

Michele Batye for her new position as President of Dave Griggs Flooring America!

Sherry Major  for starting a new job at  Missouri Women's Business Center as the Business Coach/Training Coordinator !

Andrea Paul  for her new position as Sales Manager at  GFI Digital, Inc !

Danielle Woods  for starting a new job at  Missouri Orthopaedic Institute as a Registered Nurse!

Congratulations !

Have you or someone you know accomplished a personal or professional milestone? Please let us know so that we can recognize these accolades in our monthly newsletter! Please fill out the Monthly Luncheon Survey or email Marketing & Communications Committee Member, Danielle Woods  to submit your milestone.
Women's Network, a Division of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce
300 S Providence Rd
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 874-1132