Meet Dr. Betty Callen

One of WWN's newest members, Dr. Betty Callen will talk about her chiropractic practice at the Nov. 16 meeting. Dr. Callen uses a method known as Chiropractic BioPhysics in adjusting her patients as well as specializing in scoliosis treatment. Whether a patient needs to get out of pain, avoid spinal surgery or wants to prolong an active lifestyle, Dr. Callen can help.

Guest Speaker: Assistance League

This week, Whatcom Women's Network welcomes a representative of the Assistance League of Bellingham as our Nov. 1 speaker. Join us as she shares their community-based philanthropy work:

  • New clothes and other necessities for youth in need
  • Summer enrichment scholarships for middle and high school students
  • Gifts for care center residents
  • Emergency clothing for hospital ER patients

And don't forget to support the Assistance League's programs by shopping at their Thrift & Gift Shop at 2817 Meridian St.


The roles we play

Counselor/therapist Virginia Malmquist of Heron Reach Counseling is our Oct. 26 speaker. Virginia will address the roles we as family members may play when we have a family member suffering from addiction. 

In her practice, Virginia works with individuals and couples, dealing with divorce, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, PTSD and gender diversity.

Social engineering and your company’s security

New WWN member Crystal King is our speaker for Thursday, Oct. 19. King, the business development director for NW Technology of Ferndale, will discuss social engineering. Social engineering is the dark art of manipulating people to give up confidential information. Criminals have been using this tactic since the beginning of time, but today with our technological advances they are finding creative ways to exploit our natural human instinct to trust. After all, it’s easier to gain access to a company’s sensitive information by using people than discovering ways to hack into your software. What is the strength of your security online and off?

Get ready for the holidays in style with Mary Kay

Although the holidays are a bit over two months away, Mary Kay consultants are already busy adding new fall and holiday products to their inventories.  

You'll be able to see many of these products when Chris Hansen does her "show and tell" presentation on Thursday, Sept. 21, at noon as part of our WWN meeting. She'll be featuring our Special Edition body care sets (the first such products in the Mary Kay line in quite some time). With names like "Chase A Rainbow," "Sail to the Moon" and "Paint the Sky," our new shower gels and body lotions have floral, fruity and/or citrus scents. The matching fragrance mists are yummy, too!

So if you'd like to be "ahead of the game" for holiday shopping – or to find a little something for yourself, be sure to attend this meeting and Chris's tour of the latest products.

Be ready for prize drawing or two as well! 

Work on your business, not in it – here's how

Audrey Burrell, new WWN member and the local representative for Paychex in Whatcom/Skagit counties, is our Sept. 14 speaker. 

Most small business owners wear all the hats in their business: HR, compliance, hiring, growing the business, taxes and more. Audrey helps business owners learn how to stop working in their business and work on their business instead by growing revenue. She will outline the benefits this can have for a small business of just 10 employees in our local market.

Audrey works with businesses from 1-50 employees, including cross-border clients. Paychex provides a solution from the time of hiring to retiring or the unfortunate firing of employees.