05.25.17 Champagne Tasting with Alice Paul

Connect @ Aldo Lamberti is a networking event brought to you by the Alice Paul Institute along with the South Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO SJ). Engage with established local professionals from two strong networks. The API Connection Series is excited to work with NAWBO SJ to expand networking opportunities and give faithful attendees fresh engagements. Reserve your place and become a part of our network. Unwind after work. Hosted at Cafe Aldo Lamberti, the night is sure to impress with a robust food selection, refreshing champagne tasting, and sparkling conversation.


Virtual Connect & Learn: 7-Step Sunday Checklist for a More Productive Week

Each day, we have only 1,440 minutes. Time is a limited resource, and using what time we have efficiently is imperative for achieving our desired results at work, at home, in the community, for society as well as for ourselves.

Even if you aren’t naturally a planner, it is important to enter a new week with a general game plan so you attack your goals proactively rather than reacting to what’s asked of you or focusing more on what’s a greater priority for others. Likewise, it is important to take time over the weekend to recharge and relax so you have the optimum energy for completing the game plan you’ve created.

Emily has created a foolproof checklist for completing each Sunday in order to have a successful week ahead. Investing a little time each Sunday in preparing for the week ahead will pay off immensely by laying the foundation for a productive week. Together, these steps create a recipe for success! Don’t miss these tactics for consistently winning your weeks:

  • Evaluate which priorities matter most for the week ahead
  • Translate your highest priorities into the upcoming week’s goals
  • Get a head start on routine tasks where most advantageous
  • Connect with those who matter
  • Prepare your environment to support what actions you’ll need to take
  • Assign a when for each what that must be accomplished

Presented by: Emily Parks, NAWBO Raleigh

With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University along with a certificate of completion from the Institute for Professional Organizers™, Emily continues her education in the National Association of Professional Organizers and the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. Through training and hands-on work, Emily has garnered tips and problem-solving skills, which she enjoys sharing with busy professionals to help them be more productive, increase their efficiency and bring more value to their clients. Emily helps you get the best tools to drive your desired workflow results, including processes, technology, space set-up and more.


Member Spotlight: Audrey Wiggins

NAWBO member Audrey Wiggins is the owner of On The Town Food Tours, a company that will provide people with fun and delicious educational food experiences in neighborhoods that have some of the best restaurants and bakeries in the state of New Jersey. They are excited to provide a service that will allow people to explore the diversity of food, learn about the hottest food trends and discover neighborhood culture and history.

Audrey’s Favorite Business Advice:

Taking entrepreneurial classes have been essential in the launch of my business and in these growth years. The Lean Venture Series given by the Burlington County Library System and Rowan College was a great resource to use to assist me from the idea phase to feasibility, and growth. Finding mentors to support you along the way in your journey can be very rewarding, not only for your business but for your personal growth as well.

Audrey’s Favorite Quote:

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” — Colin Powell

Audrey’s Book Suggestion:

The Chaos Imperative, How Change and Disruption Increase Innovation Effectiveness and Success Author: Ori Brafman

Upcoming Food Tour Events:

03/11/17 Saturday 1:00pm Collingswood

04/01/17 Saturday 1:00pm Mount Holly

04/02/17 Sunday 1:00pm Collingswood

04/09/17 Sunday 1:00pm Bordentown

05/07/17 Sunday 1:00pm Collingswood

05/13/17 Saturday 12:00pm Haddonfield

06/03/17 Saturday 1:00pm Bordentown

06/10/17 Saturday 1:00pm Collingswood

06/18/17 Sunday 1:00pm Haddonfield

07/09/17 Sunday 1:00pm Collingswood

07/15/17 Saturday 12:00pm Haddonfield

7/22/17 Saturday 1:00pm Bordentown

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April Mixer with Rethink Innovations

Come mix and mingle with NAWBO South Jersey. On the first Tuesday evening of every month a NAWBO SJ member volunteers to host a fun and casual mixer. It is a great way for NAWBO members to learn more about each other and for non-members to to learn more about NAWBO.

This month’s mixer is being sponsored by Allyson Christoffersen, President of Rethink Innovations, an audio/visual company that Allyson runs with her husband Eric.

NAWBO members are FREE. Guests are $10.

Why NAWBO? You Don’t Have to Be an Island

Being a business owner can be a lonely endeavor. If you’re a solo-preneur, it can feel isolating because  you have no co-workers or even employees to talk to about the things your business is going through – its successes OR its obstacles. Similarly, if you’re the head of an organization, there are many things you simply can’t talk about to the people who work for you, which can lead to feelings of being stuck on a deserted island somewhere. And, to put the cherry on top, being a female business owner comes with its own unique challenges that your male counterparts would never understand.

Luckily, there is a wonderful organization of women business owners right in this area that offers opportunities to network with other women business owners who are facing the same challenges as you are. It is a group of highly motivated, talented, and knowledgeable women with varied backgrounds and skill sets – women who will inspire you, challenge you, offer valuable advice, and be a shoulder to lean on through the tough times. Best of all, once you join and start attending the events regularly, you’ll feel less like an isolated island all by its lonesome in the middle of the vast ocean and more like the truth of who you are – an island connected to a large and robust band of islands as far as the eye can see.

The name of this organization? (Drumroll please!) NAWBO – The National Association of Women Business Owners. And, right now, all new members and former members save $25. Join today while this special offer lasts.