Each session focuses on an issue of professional development meant to educate business women so they can in turn continue to grow in their chosen career field.
These meetings are held at Banchetti’s Banquets and Catering, 550 North French, in Amherst, NY. The run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 and include networking, dinner, and the professional development session.
Non-members are welcome to attend!
Member Rate – $25
Late Member/Walk-In Rate – $30
Special Guest Rate – $20
Meeting Dates & Speakers
January 16, 2013
Speaker: Ashley Fisgus, personal trainer & nutrition consultant
Topic: “Healthy Living/Fitness in a Busy World”
Ashley Fisgus is a former Williamsville teacher with a Master’s Degree in Health, Math and Elementary Education. In addition she is a personal trainer and nutrition consultant, and a trainer at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park. Is also president of the PTO at her children’s school and president of the Parent’s Guild for her daughters’ Irish dance school, Rochez Academy of Irish Dance. Ashley has two daughters: Brynn (9) and Emer (8).
February 20, 2013
Speaker: Tina Dietz, Tina Dietz Business Development
Topic: “Building Highly Valuable Business Relationships: Live & Online”
Tina Dietz is the owner of Tina Dietz Business Development and the inventor of the Successful Funnel System ™. With a mission to kindle 10,000 Thriving Businesses, Tina has served clients in more than 20 industries internationally from solo entrepreneurs to the corporate level, and she speaks internationally on topics that impact small businesses. She has also developed not-for-profit centers for teens and training programs for some of the U.S’s largest utility providers. As a fourth generation entrepreneur and national certified counselor, Tina brings together years of expertise in human development and behavior, entrepreneurship, education, strategic planning, public speaking and audio production, and business development to ensure that her clients have the practical tools, skills and team to consistently build both their business and their mindset for long term success.
March 20, 2013
Speaker – Ami Patrick, holistic health coach and owner of Embody Health and Wellness
Topic: “Eating for Energy: Creating Vitality from the Inside Out.” – Have you become reliant on artificial stimulants (sugar, coffee, and caffeine) to get you through you day? Do you wake up feeling fatigued and have a difficult time getting out of bed in the morning? Is lack of energy limiting your potential and stagnating your health? Discover how to re-energize your body and mind. Use delicious, whole foods to generate natural energy and learn simple lifestyle tips to revitalize your spirit.
A holistic health coach and owner of Embody Health and Wellness, Ami Patrick empowers individuals to create and maintain a lifestyle that supports a radiant, nourished body and mind by embracing delicious, whole foods and loving self-care. Her passion is for helping women who have sacrificed prioritizing their own health for children, family and career, reach their happy weight and feel more energetic, confident and younger in spirit without deprivation or huge investments of time. Ami received her certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and focuses on the intersection between nutrition, career, spirituality, exercise and relationships in living a healthy, vibrant life.
April 17, 2013
Speaker – Matt Chandler, reporter at Business First.
He will be discussing how owners can publicize their businesses.
May 15, 2013
Speaker- Frank Ciccia, adjunct assistant professor for Executive Education, University at Buffalo’s School of Management.
Topic: “Leadership Effectiveness” – We spend our entire careers building our professional reputation and “personal brand.” Being perceived by others as a credible and effective leader who has the ability to make a positive difference in the lives of others, as well as the organizations she or he is involved in is crucial for building this strong brand. Frank Ciccia will discuss the importance of developing essential skills necessary for achieving this goal. Some of the skills he will discuss are effective communication and the ability to demonstrate initiative.
Frank Ciccia has more than 20 years of experience in business, not-for-profit and academia. He currently serves as an adjunct assistant professor for Executive Education in the School of Management at the University at Buffalo. He teaches courses in Organizational Behavior, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership & Motivation, and Managing the Cultural Changes of Global Business. Frank is president & principal consultant for Illuminare Group, an organizational development and leadership consultancy. He received an MBA from the University at Buffalo, a Master of Science in Student Personnel Administration from Buffalo State College, and a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies from D’Youville College. He is also an alumni participant of the Center for Creative Leadership’s Leadership Development Program.
We offer a business collateral display table each meeting to allow our members the opportunity to market their business!