November 2017 Newsletter
November 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
Recipe for Leadership

November for me is a time for family gatherings where we share special recipes and thankfulness around the table.  So, for November I wanted to pass on a wonderful recipe that I have learned through my involvement with Women’s Network and more specifically from the recipients of the ATHENA and Young Professional ATHENA Award. The ATHENA Leadership Model blends together equal parts of living authentically, learning constantly, advocating fiercely, acting courageously, fostering collaboration, building relationships, giving back and celebrating.

For those of you who are not familiar, ATHENA International’s mission is to honor individuals for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.

Women’s Network bestowed the first... Read More
Upcoming Events - November 2017 
Thursday, November 16
2018 ATHENA Award Nominations Open - Click here to find the nomination form
Thursday, November 23
  Thanksgiving Day!
Wednesday, November 29
  Chamber's Civic Appreciation Breakfast - 7 a.m. - Stoney Creek - Register Here!
Leadership Development Roundtable Program - 12 p.m. - Walton Bldg. - Register Here!
November Luncheon
During the November Monthly Luncheon, we heard from four local recipients of the ATHENA Leadership Award. Thank you so much to Teresa Maledy, Lynda Baumgartner, Karen Miller, and Janice Schuerman for inspiring us!
As a reminder, there will be NO monthly luncheon in the month of December .
See you in January!
Member Profile
Julie Kirchhoff is the Annual Giving Officer for the Masonic Home of Missouri, which is a local non-profit that provides statewide assistance to Missouri Masons, their wives/widows, ladies of the Order of the Eastern Star and their children. Julie has been with them for 5.5 years now, and she helps them raise money and is responsible for planning two annual fundraising events, which consist of a golf tournament and the Truman Club Dinner. She also manages all the... Read More

Name: Julie Kirchhoff
Company: Masonic Home of Missouri
Phone: (573) 814-4663
Member Since: August 4, 2017
Leadership Development Roundtable - November Program

Presenting Sponsor
Date: November 29, 2017
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.
Location: Walton Building (Chamber)
Goal Setting

Please join us for this month's roundtable discussion on November 29, 2017.   We will be meeting on the 29th this month, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  During the November program, we will welcome Jentry Mills,  Epoch Health  and Anne Churchill,  AnnaBelle Events  and  Jubilee Planning Studio  to facilitate a discussion on  Goal Setting .

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!
Women's Network Holiday Party
Join us for the Women’s Network Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on  The Roof (above The Broadway – A Doubletree by Hilton)! Enjoy appetizers, cocktails and a silent auction benefiting Changing the Odds. Mark your calendars for this evening of merriment!

Registration is $12 and includes a free drink ticket and appetizers. Deadline for the online pre-registration is Friday, December 1, 2017 . After this date, members may register and pay at the door.

Thank you to our sponsors:  Presenting Sponsor  Veterans United Home Loans ; Gold Sponsor  Ashley Furniture Home Store ; Silver Sponsors  Phoenix Home Care, Inc. , Servpro of Columbia  and  Tigers Community Credit Union ; Location Sponsor  The Broadway – A Doubletree by Hilton ; Decorations  A-1 Rental ; Silent Auction Items Sponsor  L.C. Betz Associates, Jewelers ; Door Prize Sponsors  Anytime Fitness Columbia Area Career Center Focus on Health Chiropractic  and  The Southern Rose, LLC  
Welcome New Members!
Amanda Quick | The Hatchery
Joyce Kulakowski | Missouri Credit Union
Bonnie Hudson | The Business Times Company
Wendy Moore | Central Bank of Boone County
Kristen Moore | Central Bank of Boone County
Ava Summers | The Caring People
Colbey Schuster | Columbia College
Nancy Yaeger | Columbia Running Co. dba Fleet Feet Sports Columbia
Rachael M. Haas | Haas Accounting Services
2018 ATHENA Nominations Open

Women’s Network is seeking nominations for the annual ATHENA Leadership® Award and the ATHENA Young Professional Award. Recipients are chosen for displaying excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession, providing valuable service to improve the quality of life in their community and helping women reach their full leadership potential.
For more information about the ATHENA International Leadership® Award,  click here .

Nominations DUE by 5 p.m. on January 19, 2018!
Women's Network Member Milestones
Congratulations to the following Women's Network members who have recently achieved personal or professional milestones:

Congratulations to Gina Ridgeway Long, Phoenix Home Care, LLC on her recent promotion to Director of Non-Acute Services !

Congratulations to Jennifer Schenck and Cara Owings, both of The Connection Exchange LLC , for being selected as the National Philanthropy Day Small Business of the Year.

Congratulations to Danielle Harrison, Landmark Bank on being a finalist for the 2017 Columbia Daily Tribune Emerging Business Woman of the Year award !


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 Co-Chair, Sara Humm, 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