As a new member to the group, Ruth Hesse, owner of Stay Mobile! Massage, will present a brief description of what her typical in-home massage is like. She will also demonstrate a couple of her favorite techniques and stretches at our Thursday, Oct. 4 meeting. See you there; noon at the Gateway Centre.
Good grief! It's not even Halloween yet, and someone is giving a presentation on holiday gift giving?
Yes, indeed, "someone" is! At noon on Thursday, Sept. 27, WWN member Chris Hansen will be doing a "show and tell" about the latest holiday products Mary Kay is offering this year. And here's the reason she would dare to talk about the holidays already – people in sales have to be ready now. To get the best products and have them available to offer for the holidays, independent beauty consultants (and people working in "brick-and-mortar" retail businesses) must place their orders for holiday product sales early. Otherwise, some holiday products may not be available by the time the salesperson decides to order them.
Chris will be discussing are a new perfume, "Live Fearlessly." This lovely fragrance has top notes of Italian Bergamot, Ginger and Lush Petals; the bottom notes are Roasted Tonka Bean, Cedarwood, Australian Sandalwood and Vanilla Musk. Middle notes are all lovely floral scents.
Many of you love our Fragrance-Free Satin Hands Hand Cream (always a good stocking stuffer). And our full-size, three-step Satin Hands Pampering Sets are available in the Fragrance-Free or White Tea and Citrus version – these sets are lovely gifts for the gardener in your life. This year, we have a limited-edition Satin Hands Pampering Set in Pomegranate. Treat yourself to this lovely set or, again, give it to someone special.
We're also offering a limited-edition "Lash Love Mascara" (in black). Each sale of this mascara will provide a $1 donation to the Mary Kay Charitable Foundation, which supports women's shelters and survivors of abuse.
There's more to tell, but then Chris wouldn't have much more to say in her presentation.
Also, there will be a drawing (or two or three), so come prepared to win!
What's going on with the local real estate market? Is there a slow down? Should we wait until prices go down to buy? How can we sell when we can't find a place we want to buy? Come to this week's meeting on Sept. 13 and get these and your other real estate questions answered. Julie Carpenter has been serving buyers and sellers locally for 20+ years. She is an Accredited Buyer's Representative, Certified Residential Specialist, and Certified Negotiations Expert. RE/MAX Whatcom County is one of the most productive brokerages in the country, and RE/MAX sells more real estate than any other brokerage in the world.
Are you or someone you know hoping to buy a home, but not sure how to swing the down payment? Brenda Bringhurst, mortgage loan officer for Heritage Bank, will share some financing options available to help clients who have limited access to down payment funds at our Aug. 16 meeting.
BIJA Chocolates was created as a business and social enterprise that uses cacao to raise awareness to the human cost of chocolate and provides economic opportunities to groups throughout the world. BIJA Chocolates is working towards providing support for 24 certified organic women’s cooperatives throughout the equatorial belt to positively impact the women and their communities. Recently, BIJA was recognized by Whole Foods Market as one of the most innovative small businesses in America that creates impact through ethical sourcing and social entrepreneurship. BIJA co-founder Ariana Lee shares stories from BIJA at our July 26 meeting.
Still wondering if Instagram is right for your business? Still wondering what exactly Instagram is? This week, WWN member and principal of Storied Creative Services Hilary Parker will share the basics of Instagram and explain how businesses are taking advantage of this social media platform.
Join us for Hilary's talk on Thursday, July 12, noon at the Gateway Centre.
Turning a passion into a profession necessitates the willingness to be flexible and comfortable with change. WWN member and clothing designer Marybeth Spector will share some of her stories from along her journey to her business WabiSabi Wear on Thursday, June 28.
Tim Ballew II, candidate for the 42nd District state senate seat, is our June 21 speaker.
Ballew, who was recently appointed to the at-large position of the Whatcom County Council is also a former Lummi Nation chairman. He is running against incumbent Sen. Doug Ericksen of Ferndale and Bellingham City Council member Pinky Vargas. Vargas spoke to WWN earlier this year; Ericksen’s campaign did not respond to requests to speak.
Ballew will share his platform and take questions. Guests are welcome to attend.
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.