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Women Business Owners Alliance

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Connecting, Educating and Celebrating Women Business Professionals.

Women Business Owners Alliance (wBOA) brings together professional women who are members of the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce. These dynamic female business executives meet monthly (January – November) to share common goals, successes, concerns and issues. wBOA’s primary focus is not traditional networking or lead-generation; wBOA is a mastermind group designed to promote collaboration and brainstorming through provocative speakers and the sharing of business knowledge and experiences among participants. wBOA discourages participants from soliciting business or requesting sales during its meetings or socials.

wBOA provides participants with:

  • A monthly respite from the grind of business – wBOA meets on the third (3rd) Friday of each month from 8:30-10:00 am in the Chamber Boardroom (excluding February, May, August and November Socials).
  • Opportunities to gather with like-minded women who share common goals, challenges, issues, concerns, solutions and aspirations.
  • Recognition and celebration of business successes.
  • A forum to connect and collaborate during topic-driven discussions.
  • “Ask the Expert” meetings that provide speakers who share their expertise on business topics and matters such as business finance, marketing and legal compliance.
  • Four (4) socials (February, May, August and November).

Are you a potential participant in the Women Business Owners Alliance?

wBOA’s program is created to support female business professionals who:

  • Are current members of the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce;
  • Serve as a leader in an area business;
  • Are responsible for the financial viability and risks to the business’ bottom line;
  • Are not a president/CEO or partner in a multi-leveI marketing company;
  • Appreciate that wBOA is not a formal networking group that does not focus on lead generation as its primary objective;
  • Do not wish to attend a meeting in which they are solicited by fellow participants; and
  • Will attend at least six (6) of the 11 wBOA events scheduled during the year and understand that active participation is truly the best way to benefit from wBOA.

Program Info – wBOA 2017

2017 wBOA Meetings & Events:

January 20 | 8:30 – 10:00 am | Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce
Ask the Expert: Benefits of Working with a Business Coach
Speaker: Mary Tomlinson, On-Purpose Partners
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February 9 | 5:00 – 6:30 pm | Wine & Beer 101
Social Event
Speaker: Joe O’Keefe will provide a short talk on wine & dessert pairings; desserts will be provided from Bakery La Dolce Vita
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March 17 | 8:30 – 10:00 am | Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce
Ask the Expert: Valuing and Pricing One’s Services
Speaker: Steve Moss, Holden Moss Knott Clark & Copley, PA
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April 21 | 8:30 – 10:00 am | Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce
Ask the Expert: The Importance of a Brand
Speaker: Rondi Furgason, CenturyLink
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May 11 | 5:00 – 6:30 pm | White Street Brewing Company, 218 S. White Street
Social Event
Speaker: Dino Radosta will share a short history of White Street Brewing, then we’ll relax and network in their taproom.
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June 16 | 8:30 – 10:00 am | Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce
Ask the Expert
Speaker: Ann Close, HR consultant and managing member of Close HR Connections, LLC

July 21 | 8:30 – 10:00 am | Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce
Ask the Expert
Speaker: Debbie Dodson, a content and copywriter, social media manager, and marketing strategist

August 10 | 5:00 – 6:30 pm | Sugar Magnolia Cafe & Emporium, 219 S. Main Street, Wake Forest
Social Event

September 15 | 8:30 – 10:00 am | Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce
Ask the Expert
Speaker: Sherry Essig with Flow Dynamix

October 20 | 8:30 – 10:00 am | Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce
Ask the Expert
Speaker: Patrick Rodriquez, senior area manager for the U.S. Small Business Administration

November 17 | 8:30 – 10:00 am | WakeMed North
Holiday Social