There's nothing like receiving a notice from the IRS to strike up instant fear. Whether it's a suspected error on your tax return, a balance due, a missing tax return or many issues combined, IRS problems can be resolved. CPA Siobhan Murphy of Thrive Business Group will give a brief overview of the IRS collections process and how she assists individuals with resolving IRS issues at our June 14 meeting.
Counselor/therapist Virginia Malmquist will speak about emotional intelligence at our June 7 meeting. People with average IQs outperform people with high IQs approximately 70% of the time. Research suggests this is because they have higher levels of emotional intelligence. In many respects, this is something you can develop in yourself. Virginia will cover the 18 traits of high emotional intelligence and talk about how one can enhance these qualities.
Our Thursday, May 31 speaker is WWN member and certified financial planner Judy Paulson presents "529 Plans: What They Are and What Are Some Common Misconceptions." Join us at noon at the Gateway Centre to hear Judy's talk.
In 2000 Mary Kay released a new line of skin care called Timewise. It was designed to help busy women take really good care of their skin – in less time, without having to use so many products. The main product, 3-in-1 Cleanser, combined three important steps – cleanse, exfoliate and freshen (tone). The skin care line also included Age-Fighting Moisturizer. Added to the line were a Day Solution with SPF 25 sunscreen and a Night Solution containing soothing peptides. Initially, there was just one formula; then Mary Kay created Timewise for normal-to-dry skin and another formula for combination/oily skin.
The company made few improvements to the line over the years – until NOW. As of this month, Mary Kay has released its brand new Timewise Age Minimize 3D Skin Care, which is designed to help women take even better care of their skin in these times of stress, pollution and other factors that can impact how fast our skin ages.
WWN member and Mary Kay consultant Chris Hansen will share more about these products on Thursday, May 24, at the Whatcom Women's Network meeting starting at noon. Come to learn about skin care and maybe walk away with a fun prize!
Bobbie Ruth Langley of Radiant Heart After-Care for Pets speaks this week about a new offering for its clients. Radiant Heart now works with Seattle-based Rooted Pet to provide soil cremation (pet composting) services. The developers have a strong background in professional commercial composting, and have developed a way to provide eco-friendly individual pet composting – for both bodies and cremated remains. Learn about the process and its benefits at our Thursday, May 10 meeting.
Technology is revolutionizing small businesses, enabling companies the ability to compete in a global market. But what kind of tech is needed, what is necessary and how are you going to pay for it? Crystal King with NW Technology will talk about some of the pros and cons of business technology and share a list of the tech office equipment that every small business should consider in 2018. Join us Thursday, May 4, for this informative talk.
Insurance is confusing, partially because of so many terms and vocabulary unique to insurance, making many concepts unclear. WWN member and Farmer's Insurance Agent Julie Farrow will address many of these concepts and terms on April 19 by answering Frequently Asked Questions. Please feel free to bring your own questions, too.
WWN member Julie Carpenter, a 20+ year veteran Realtor with RE/MAX, will give a market snapshot of the Washington state and local real estate happenings.
Is it a good time to sell? Is it a good time to buy? Are these incredible price increases another “bubble”? Guests are welcomed to attend to find out more.
Candidate for Washington State Senate Pinky Vargas will be our guest speaker on April 5. Vargas is a member of the Bellingham City Council and works for PSE. She'll share her vision for supporting the citizens of the 42nd District at our noon meeting. Guests are welcome to join us.
WWN member Sarah Benn will be discussing Net Neutrality at our March 28 meeting. She will be defining the concept and outlining how it affects each of us and our businesses. She will also review current legislation regarding net neutrality, both on the Federal level and in Washington state.
Sarah Benn owns Benn Design, providing graphic design for both web and print.