A Division of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce 
May 2017 Newsletter
To connect, empower and engage members through leadership development, educational opportunities and innovative outreach.
A Tale of Two Chairs

As my year of being Chair of Women's Network is coming to an end, I have been spending a lot of time reflecting on the changes I've seen since I became a member. I'm more and more grateful for the leadership and historical context that our more seasoned members provide to the conversation. This is what gave me the idea for my letter this month. I wanted all of you to hear from someone whose leadership and wisdom I admire greatly. I asked Jan Grossmann to answer questions I had relating to how she's seen Women's Network change and grow through the years. I was delighted that she said yes. I'm confident that you'll find... READ MORE

Women's Network May 2017 Calendar

Small Business Week Begins!

CTO Registration for Spring Seminar Begins!


Special Events Committee
12-1 p.m.

Steering & 
Co-Chairs Committee
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Walton Building





Monthly Program Committee Meeting
12-1 p.m. 
Walton Building


Membership Development Committee Mtg
12-1 p.m.
Walton Building


Marketing & Communications Committee Mtg
12-1 p.m.
Walton Building


Strategic Planning Celebration
4-5:30 p.m.
Walton Building



WN Monthly Luncheon & XWN Graduation
11:30 am -1 pm




Leadership Development Roundtable
12-1 p.m.
Walton Bldg.


Changing the Odds (CTO) Meeting
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Walton Building



Memorial Day


Monthly Program Committee
12-1 p.m.
Walton Building

WN Spring Mixer
5-7 p.m.
Stoney Creek
Register Here!

June 1

Steering & 
Co-Chairs Committee
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Walton Building
June 2

June 3

CTO Spring Seminar
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Upcoming Monthly Luncheon Programs

May 18, 2017 | Community Issues: Making a Difference
 -Please be thinking of a few issues within our community that you would like to see resolved.  Also, please bring ideas about what resources would be needed to resolve these issues.

June 15, 2017 | It's All About You!
Leadership Development Roundtable

What: Diversity: Tolerance vs. Inclusion
When: Wednesday, May 24 from 12-1 p.m. 
Where: 300 South Providence Rd. Columbia, MO 65203

Member Profile - Teresa Snow
Teresa Snow is a name most everyone in Columbia knows from her years spent on TV at KMIZ and KRCG as a news anchor and reporter.  She has taken the experience of reporting news, and being a newsroom leader   at two local stations and put it to use at MU Health Care.  Teresa's job for the past 2 ½ years has been Corporate Director of Strategic Communications and Media Relations for MU Health Care and the University of Missouri School of Medicine.  Her team handles the internal and external communications, publications, social media, web sites and video projects.  You can imagine the wonderful stories they want to share about health education, research and patient care. 
After 26 years in journalism and television news, Teresa was able to bring some practical experience to her job at MU Health Care.  However, one major change has been the move from a relatively small company to a very large organization.   Teresa has learned to collaborate..... READ MORE

Works For: University of Missouri Health Care
Job Title:
Corporate Director, Strategic Communications & Media Relations
Website:  http://www.muhealth.org
Member Since: April 5, 2017  
Welcome New Women's Network Members

Sara Forsberg | Landmark Bank

Roula Ligonis | The Networks of Mid-Missouri - ABC17/FOX22/MeTV/MyZOUTV

Elizabeth Tate | Veterans United Home Loans

Misty Larkins | Central Missouri Community Action

Maggie Rotts |  Great Circle

Megan Nilson | Great Circle

Kristen Henry | Schaefer Autobody Centers

Annie Fennewald | Equipment Share

Kelsey Allen | First State Community Bank

Dr. Piyusha Singh | Columbia College

Maureen Kariuki |  Ameren Missouri

Denise Welch | Columbia Insurance Group

Linda Harding | Assistance League of Mid-MO/Upscale Resale

Lindsay Moser | Principal Financial Group
Women's Network Spring Mixer

When: Wednesday, May 31 from 5-7 p.m. 
Where: 2601 S Providence Rd - Columbia, MO 65203

A Gift for YOU!

As a proud member of Women's Network, we want you to be able to share that pride with others! During the month of May, the Marketing & Communications Committee will be mailing out window clings to each member of Women's Network.  

Please display this gift either on the window of your vehicle, your business or in your office.  We hope that displaying these window clings will not only increase the visibility of our organization but also help you to make connections when you see the Women's Network logo when driving through town or at a local business. 

Women's Network Member Milestones

Congratulations to the following Women's Network members who have reached personal and/or professional milestones!

Congratulations to the new Women's Network Officers for the 2017-2018 year!
-Michele Batye, Chair, Dave Griggs Flooring America
-Nancy Allison,  Chair-ElectShelter Insurance Agent
-Michele Curry,  TreasurerCommerce Bank
-Liz Townsend Bird, Secretary, The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri

Congratulations to the newly-elected Steering Members for the 2017-2020 term!
-Krista Kippenberger,   Focus on Health Chiropractic
-Cara Owings,  The Connection Exchange, LLC
-Jennifer Truesdale,  Heart of Missouri United Way

Congratulations to all of the 2017 XWN Graduates !
-Corey Cathey, Therapy Unlimited, LLC
-Laura Kogut, Landmark Bank
-Jessie Kwatamdia, Alzheimer's Association Greater Missouri Chapter
-Jaime Palmer, Central Bank of Boone County
-Misty Phillips, Columbia College
-Gina Ridgeway Long, Phoenix Home Care, Inc.
-Sara Riegel, CoMo Premium Exteriors
-Sarah Vordtriede-Patton, Columbia College
-Danielle Woods, Interim Healthcare
-Trisha Wietholder, All American Dental

Janice Dawson-Threat Grade A Plus Incorporated
-Janice received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the NAACP!

Congratulations to our members!

Do you have a personal or professional milestone? Please tell us about any important accolades you've received, and we will list them here! Please fill out the Monthly Luncheon Survey or email Marketing & Communications Committee Member, Danielle Woods  to submit your milestone.
Committee Spotlight: Budget & Finance

The Budget & Finance committee is chaired by WN Treasurer, Tennille Dorsey, Landmark Bank, and Treasurer-Elect, Michele Curry, Commerce Bank.  This committee oversees financial matters and develops an understanding of the use of finances and how Women's Network may meet both long and short term goals.

This committee meets as needed.
Monthly Must Read - Book Review

Slipstream Time Hacking: How to Cheat Time, Live More, and Enhance Happiness  by: Benjamin P. Hardy
Reviewed by: Danielle Woods
Any life coach worth their salt will tell you the same thing, time is an illusion. Wait, what? If we all get the same 24 hours in the day, how can time possibly be a figment of our imagination? In Slipstream Time Hacking by Benjamin P Hardy, the author suggests that this is true because of how we choose to use (or misuse) those 24 hours. "The faster you move, the slower time passes, the longer you live." says Peter Diamandis in a quote used by the author, and with living longer in mind, I dove into this audiobook with an open mind.
Time is the primary currency in life, says Hardy, and the best way to be a steward of your currency is to "command" time rather than ..... READ MORE
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Women's Network Newsletter Staff

Sara Humm  | City of Columbia
Danielle Woods | Interim Healthcare
Andrea Paul | GFI Digital, Inc.
Laura Kogut | Landmark Bank

Guest Contributors

Everyone is invited to submit articles for the newsletter. In fact, we encourage it! If you would like to submit an article, please contact Andrea Paul or Laura Kogut, Marketing & Communications Committee Co-Chairs.