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WEO Summer Social at Cellar 55

At the next Women Entrepreneurs Organization meeting—the organization’s Summer Social at Cellar 55 Tasting Room—you’ll rub shoulders and clink glasses with Southwest Washington’s savviest businesswomen, with a special guest appearance from Mayor Tim Leavitt. The evening will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15. The cost is $36 per person for members and guests, and you can pay at the door.

The evening includes a wine pairings and tasting class as well as a buffet dinner—and your entrance fee covers tax and tip, plus Cellar 55 will be offering 10% off all bottled wine sold that evening. Cellar 55 Tasting Room is located at 1812 Washington St. in downtown Vancouver.

The Women Entrepreneurs Organization (WEO) of Southwest Washington is a group of women business owners who meet monthly to share knowledge, network, and support one another in our business endeavors. See a list of current members in this directory, and see the leadership team here. To learn more, visit www.weowa.org.

WEO Summer Social

At the next Women Entrepreneurs Organization meeting—the organization’s Summer Social at Cellar 55 Tasting Room—you’ll rub shoulders and clink glasses with Southwest Washington’s savviest businesswomen, with a special guest appearance from Mayor Tim Leavitt. The evening will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15. The cost is $36 per person for members and guests, and you can pay at the door.

The evening includes a wine pairings and tasting class as well as a buffet dinner—and your entrance fee covers tax and tip, plus Cellar 55 will be offering 10% off all bottled wine sold that evening. Cellar 55 Tasting Room is located at 1812 Washington St. in downtown Vancouver.

The Women Entrepreneurs Organization (WEO) of Southwest Washington is a group of women business owners who meet monthly to share knowledge, network, and support one another in our business endeavors. See a list of current members in this directory, and see the leadership team here. To learn more, visit www.weowa.org.

Women & Wine at WEO

At the next Women Entrepreneurs Organization meeting, Oregon wine industry icon and author Susan Sokol Blosser will share highlights and lessons learned from her amazing entrepreneurial journey as documented in her new book, “Letting Go: How One Entrepreneur Energized Her Business, Empowered the Next Generation and Embraced a Bold New Vision.”

The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, at the Heathman Lodge, and your ticket ($54.50) buys you a full catered meal, which includes chicken piccata, sherry creamed potatoes, spinach salad with sliced red onion, mushrooms and bacon vinaigrette, roasted zucchini and yellow squash with cherry tomatoes and mushrooms, and chocolate chunk brownies for dessert. Click here to register.

The Women Entrepreneurs Organization (WEO) of Southwest Washington is a group of women business owners who meet monthly to share knowledge, network, and support one another in our business endeavors. See a list of current members in this directory, and see the leadership team here. To learn more, visit www.weowa.org.

WEO Women’s Health Forum

The Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Southwest Washington will present its first-ever Women’s Health Forum at its May 2015 meeting. WEO member Dr. Mignon Cejalvo, along with former WEO members Dr. Pamela Jeanne and Kathleen Hensch-Fleming, ARNP, will present timely and important information on women’s health and wellness, plus answer questions. In addition to the presenting speakers, attendees will also hear from WEO’s Spotlight Speakers for May, Sam Mikel of Scott Mikel & Associates and Pamela Hunter and Wendee Dineen of HiLights Hair Studio.

If you’re a WEO member, you might already be on the standing reservation list, or you can check your registration status here. If you’re not yet registered, no problem; just click here or e-mail reserve@weowa.org. You can also pay at the door with cash, check or credit card. WEO members are $44.50 and guests are $49.50. Ticket prices include a dinner buffet with teriyaki glazed chicken, rice pilaf, spring greens salad, orange honey-glazed carrots, fresh baked cookies, coffee, tea, tax and tip.

WEO is an association of women business owners who meet at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Heathman Lodge to share knowledge, to network and to support one another in business endeavors.

WEO Women’s Health Forum

The Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Southwest Washington will present its first-ever Women’s Health Forum at its Wednesday, May 20, meeting. WEO member Dr. Mignon Cejalvo, along with former WEO members Dr. Pamela Jeanne and Kathleen Hensch-Fleming, ARNP, will present timely and important information on women’s health and wellness, plus answer questions. In addition to the presenting speakers, attendees will also hear from WEO’s Spotlight Speakers for May, Sam Mikel of Scott Mikel & Associates and Pamela Hunter and Wendee Dineen of HiLights Hair Studio.

If you’re a WEO member, you might already be on the standing reservation list, or you can check your registration status here. If you’re not yet registered, no problem; just click here or e-mail reserve@weowa.org. You can also pay at the door with cash, check or credit card. WEO members are $44.50 and guests are $49.50. Ticket prices include a dinner buffet with teriyaki glazed chicken, rice pilaf, spring greens salad, orange honey-glazed carrots, fresh baked cookies, coffee, tea, tax and tip.

WEO is an association of women business owners who meet at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Heathman Lodge to share knowledge, to network and to support one another in business endeavors.

Women Entrepreneur’s Organization features Mindee Hardin, inventor of Boogie Wipes

Women Entrepreneur’s Organization of Southwest Washington (WEO) is getting its boogie on with Mindee Hardin of Juicebox Consulting, who will speak at the Heathman Lodge at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15.

Hardin’s presentation—Boogie On! What My Million Dollar Idea Taught Me about Partnership, Motherhood and Money with Boogie Wipes—covers her remarkable story as the inventor of Boogie Wipes, a business which earned $15 million in 2011 and was then bought by Nehemiah Manufacturing. Hardin has been featured on the Today Show, The Big Idea, Good Morning America, Fox News and in People Magazine, The NY Times, Entrepreneur.com, Inc. and Forbes. Recently, she was the keynote speaker for the Disney Moms Social Media Conference and Entrepreneur Uprising. In 2014, she earned the Spirit of Entrepreneurship award for her work with Oregon youth through the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. Hardin’s first book, Boogie Wiped, will be out next month—but you can hear her speak in person at WEO!

Register by clicking here. The cost is $54.50 and includes a buffet dinner, dessert, coffee, tea, tax and tip. If you can’t make it tonight, but still need your fix of smart, business-savvy women, come to the Women on the Side Happy Hour at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at The Grant House.

Boogie On with WEO

MindeeHardinWomen Entrepreneur’s Organization of Southwest Washington (WEO) is getting its boogie on with Mindee Hardin of Juicebox Consulting, who will speak at the Heathman Lodge at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15.

Hardin’s presentation—Boogie On! What My Million Dollar Idea Taught Me about Partnership, Motherhood and Money with Boogie Wipes—covers her remarkable story as the inventor of Boogie Wipes, a business which earned $15 million in 2011 and was then bought by Nehemiah Manufacturing. Hardin has been featured on the Today Show, The Big Idea, Good Morning America, Fox News and in People Magazine, The NY Times, Entrepreneur.com, Inc. and Forbes. Recently, she was the keynote speaker for the Disney Moms Social Media Conference and Entrepreneur Uprising. In 2014, she earned the Spirit of Entrepreneurship award for her work with Oregon youth through the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. Hardin’s first book, Boogie Wiped, will be out next month—but you can hear her speak in person at WEO!

Register by clicking here. The cost is $54.50 and includes a buffet dinner, dessert, coffee, tea, tax and tip. If you can’t make it tonight, but still need your fix of smart, business-savvy women, come to the Women on the Side Happy Hour at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at The Grant House.

WEO Night Before Xmas Pajama Party

The Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Southwest Washington (WEO for short because, frankly, that’s quite a mouthful) is hosting its annual holiday event: The Night Before Xmas Pajama Party, starting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17. The party will be held at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Dr. in Vancouver. There’ll be networking at karaoke singing at 5 p.m., dinner with holiday favors at 6 p.m., and games and prizes—including a $10 gift exchange—from 7:15 to 8 p.m.

The dinner menu features smoked roasted pork loin with caramelized pears and port wine sauce, spinach salad with sliced red onion, mushrooms and warm bacon vinaigrette, sherry creamed potatoes, green beans with bacon and herbs, and Hudson’s signature bread pudding. The cost (which includes dinner, dessert, coffee, tea, tax and tip!) is $36 for both members and guests. The only thing you need is to RSVP at www.weowa.org or by e-mailing reserve@weowa.org.

WEO Pajama Party

The Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Southwest Washington (WEO for short because, frankly, that’s quite a mouthful) is hosting its annual holiday event: The Night Before Xmas Pajama Party, starting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17. The party will be held at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Dr. in Vancouver. There’ll be networking at karaoke singing at 5 p.m., dinner with holiday favors at 6 p.m., and games and prizes—including a $10 gift exchange—from 7:15 to 8 p.m.

The dinner menu features smoked roasted pork loin with caramelized pears and port wine sauce, spinach salad with sliced red onion, mushrooms and warm bacon vinaigrette, sherry creamed potatoes, green beans with bacon and herbs, and Hudson’s signature bread pudding. The cost (which includes dinner, dessert, coffee, tea, tax and tip!) is $36 for both members and guests. The only thing you need is to RSVP at www.weowa.org or by e-mailing reserve@weowa.org.

Comic Susan Rice at WEO

The Women Entrepreneurs Organization (WEO) of Southwest Washington presents the first annual Red Carpet Awards Dinner featuring the comedy of Susan Rice. Two awards will be given at this Wednesday, Sept. 17, event: the President’s Award for exemplary service to the WEO; and the Spirit Award to recognize members who embody WEO values. The program will feature dinner, a photo shoot, awards, and a comedy show by Susan Rice. Attendees will also hear from Diane Hadley of Family Care Services and Barbie Holder of Desired Lives Coaching.

The awards dinner—which is open to everyone, members and non-members—starts at 5 p.m. at the Heathman Lodge and ends at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $37.50 for members and $41.50 for guests. The cost includes a buffet dinner with chicken Marsala, spring greens with cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and white balsamic vinaigrette, buttermilk mashed potatoes, green beans with bacon, chocolate ganache torte, coffee or tea—and the ticket price also covers tax and tip. RSVP at www.weowa.org/Sept2014 or e-mail reserve@weowa.org.

Comic Susan Rice at WEO

The Women Entrepreneurs Organization (WEO) of Southwest Washington presents the first annual Red Carpet Awards Dinner featuring the comedy of Susan Rice. Two awards will be given at this Wednesday, Sept. 17, event: the President’s Award for exemplary service to the WEO; and the Spirit Award to recognize members who embody WEO 23134bvalues. The program will feature dinner, a photo shoot, awards, and a just-for-you comedy show by Susan Rice. So dress up and dazzle everyone with your winning combination of bling and business acumen!

In addition to Susan Rice, attendees will hear from Diane Hadley of Family Care Services and Barbie Holder of Desired Lives Coaching. Rice has been doing stand-up comedy for 31 years and has performed all over the U.S. and Canada. She resides in Portland but lived and worked in Los Angeles for 15 years, and has been seen on Comedy Central and Showtime as well as performing at HBO’s Comedy Festival and Ceasar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

The awards dinner—which is open to everyone, members and non-members—starts at 5 p.m. at the Heathman Lodge and ends at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $37.50 for members and $41.50 for guests. The cost includes a buffet dinner with chicken Marsala, spring greens with cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and white balsamic vinaigrette, buttermilk mashed potatoes, green beans with bacon, chocolate ganache torte, coffee or tea—and the ticket price also covers tax and tip! RSVP at www.weowa.org/Sept2014 or e-mail reserve@weowa.org.

 

Women Entrepreneurs Organization Bowl-O-Rama

The Women Entrepreneurs Organization (WEO) Summer Social Bowl-O-Rama is rolling into town on at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, at Big Al’s. All women are welcome; you don’t need to be a member to bowl strikes on this evening. Admission buys you two hours of bowling in Slider Alley, shoe rental, a private party room, a dinner buffet, and plenty of networking. The buffet includes 100% chuck burgers or pulled pork with Montana wheat parmesan buns, pasta salad, kettle mac & cheese, baked beans, and rocky road brownies—plus unlimited soft drinks. Networking begins at 5 p.m., and dinner is at 6 p.m. The meeting ends at 8 p.m. The cost is $35 for members as well as non-members. Reservations are required; e-mail reserve@weowa.org or register online at www.WEOwa.org/July2014.

WEO Goes Bowling

The Women Entrepreneurs Organization (WEO) Summer Social Bowl-O-Rama is rolling into town on at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, at Big Al’s. All women are welcome; you don’t need to be a member to bowl strikes on this evening. So invite your girlfriends and wear your favorite bowling shirt, because for your ticket price you’re getting  two hours of bowling in Slider Alley, shoe rental, a private party room, and a dinner buffet—not to mention the pleasure of hob-nobbing with some of Southwest Washington’s businesspeople.

As if that weren’t enough of a draw, here’s what’s on the menu: 100% chuck burgers or pulled pork with Montana wheat parmesan buns, pasta salad, kettle mac & cheese, baked beans, and rocky road brownies—plus unlimited soft drinks. Networking begins at 5 p.m., and dinner is at 6 p.m. The meeting ends at 8 p.m. The cost is $35 for members as well as non-members. Reservations are required; e-mail reserve@weowa.org or register online at www.WEOwa.org/July2014.

 

Women Entrepreneurs Organization: Summer Reading

The Women Entrepreneurs Organization (WEO) of SW Washington presents “Summer Reading Special & Great Library Resources” at its next meeting from 5 to 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18. Christina Hanson, reference librarian at the Vancouver Community Library, will reveal the tools and information available to women entrepreneurs at the library to grow a business. Christina encourages entrepreneurs to think beyond the books; the library has demographic data, competitor information, research and technical reports, manufacturer directories, and more.

In addition to Hanson’s presentation, attendees will hear from tattoo artist Bethany Arzhanov and Brenda DeMura from It Works! Global. And did we mention the food? Guests will enjoy—in the sophisticated surroundings of the Heathman Lodge—a salad of spring greens with cherry tomatoes and white balsamic vinaigrette, green beans with bacon and herbs (yay bacon!), rice pilaf, Hudson’s smoked salmon, and Hudson’s signature bread pudding. The cost is $37.50 for members or $41.50 for visitors, and the price includes the delicious dinner buffet, dessert, coffee, tea, tax & tip. Register online at http://www.weowa.org/June2014.

WEO Gets Literary

The Women Entrepreneurs Organization (WEO) of SW Washington presents “Summer Reading Special & Great Library Resources” at its next meeting from 5 to 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18. Christina Hanson, reference librarian at the Vancouver Community Library, will reveal the tools and information available to women entrepreneurs at the library to grow a business. Christina encourages entrepreneurs to think beyond the books; the library has demographic data, competitor information, research and technical reports, manufacturer directories, and more.

In addition to Hanson’s presentation, attendees will hear from tattoo artist Bethany Arzhanov and Brenda DeMura from It Works! Global. And did we mention the food? Guests will enjoy—in the sophisticated surroundings of the Heathman Lodge—a salad of spring greens with cherry tomatoes and white balsamic vinaigrette, green beans with bacon and herbs (yay bacon!), rice pilaf, Hudson’s smoked salmon, and Hudson’s signature bread pudding. The cost is $37.50 for members or $41.50 for visitors, and the price includes the delicious dinner buffet, dessert, coffee, tea, tax & tip. Register online at http://www.weowa.org/June2014.

 

WEO Networking: Amy Vance of Vance Candles

Nothing is as heartwarming as the home town-to-Hollywood story behind Vance Family Soy Candles, a company started by local entrepreneur Amy Vance. On Wednesday, May 21, you'll have the chance to hear Vance speak at the Women Entrepreneurs Organization (WEO) of Southwest Washington during its monthly networking meeting, to be held at 5 p.m. at the Heathman Lodge. Vance's presentation, "Local Success Story," follows her trajectory from a woman with a need to provide for her family and just $100 to invest in her dream of creating the perfectly safe, sustainable soy candle. Today, she sells her handcrafted candles, made without dye, synthetic fragrances, or petroleum products) at some of the most prestigious retailers in North America. Vance's candles were even featured in this year's Emmy and Academy Award swag bags.

The evening includes a delicious meal with (among other things) a baby lettuce salad with candied walnuts and gorgonzola, sherry creamed potatoes, roasted zucchini and yellow sqash with cherry tomatoes and mushrooms, chicken Marsala, and chocolate chunk brownies. Tickets are $37.50 for WEO members and $41.50 for non-members. Networking begins at 5 p.m. and dinner begins at 6 p.m., with presentations following from 7 to 8 p.m. The meeting will adjourn at 8:15 p.m. Ticket prices include the meal, coffee, tea, tax, and tip. RSVPs are requested by clicking here.

Vance Candles at WEO

Mmmmmm…nothing is as immediately comforting as the sight and scent of burning candles, especially when those candles are locally made out of natural, sustainable ingredients. And nothing is as heartwarming as the home town-to-Hollywood story behind Vance Family Soy Candles, a company started by local entrepreneur Amy Vance.

On Wednesday, May 21, you'll have the chance to hear Vance speak at the Women Entrepreneurs Organization (WEO) of Southwest Washington during its monthly networking meeting, to be held at 5 p.m. at the Heathman Lodge. Vance's presentation, "Local Success Story," follows her trajectory from a woman with a need to provide for her family and just $100 to invest in her dream of creating the perfectly safe, sustainable soy candle. Today, she sells her handcrafted candles, made without dye, synthetic fragrances, or petroleum products) at some of the most prestigious retailers in North America. Vance's candles were even featured in this year's Emmy and Academy Award swag bags.

The evening includes a delicious meal with (among other things) a baby lettuce salad with candied walnuts and gorgonzola, sherry creamed potatoes, roasted zucchini and yellow sqash with cherry tomatoes and mushrooms, chicken Marsala, and chocolate chunk brownies. Tickets are $37.50 for WEO members and $41.50 for non-members. Networking begins at 5 p.m. and dinner begins at 6 p.m., with presentations following from 7 to 8 p.m. The meeting will adjourn at 8:15 p.m. Ticket prices include the meal, coffee, tea, tax, and tip. RSVPs are requested by clicking here.