Connections - that was the theme of the recent annual Stock Connections event. Clients, contractors, support staff, friends and some of my family gathered to renew friendships, establish new business and personal connections and simple enjoy the fellowship. After welcoming everyone, I briefly described my philosophy that with family, friends and meaningful relationships, our lives are made so much richer and give us a reason to get out of bed in the morning! I then asked each one to tell us their name, business or, in some cases, what they do in retirement, and then make a request - either to connect with someone or make a business or personal request. What followed was fun, informative and resulted in new business relationships and friendships.
How do you connect with family, friends and business associates? Are you too busy to make this a priority or are connections a meaningful and rich part of your life? Especially during the holidays and hopefully, some time off, I hope you'll take a few minutes to consider these questions and see if you're happy with your answers.
In addition to spending time with family and friends my passion is classical music, especially that for pipe organs. As an organist, this is a very busy time of the year and I love being able to provide wonderful music for the traditional service of Lessons and Carols at the candle-light service on Christmas Eve. If you'd like to join us, seewww.LCOS.orgfor details.
Mark your calendars for more awesome NAWBO events
|Mark & Debbie Oatman, Jeannette and Floyd Oatman and Theresa|
January 15th, 2013
Women in Leadership Series
Speaker: Lisa Loscavio, Vice President,
Supply Chain Operations Brocade Communications
Time: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Location: 130 Holger Way
San Jose, CA 95134
Guided Tour of Executive Business Center
Presented by Lisa Hollinger, Director Product Marketing
Tastings from Women Owned Wineries
Chappellet and Ceja Wineries
Delicious and Hearty Hors d'oeuvres
Brocade's Café, Bon Appétit
Cost: Early Bird Registrations before 9:00 p.m. Friday, January 11
$50 Members/$65 Non-Members
After Friday, January 11, cost increases:
$60 Members/$75 Non-Members
Seating is limited. Register NOW.
Our thanks to Charleen Hamel and the Brocade Women's Leadership Group and Carissa Chappellet, Chappellet Winery and Amelia Ceja, Ceja Winery
For information and to register, visit www.nawbo-sv.org
Happy New Year Membership 2 for 1 Promotion
Current NAWBO-Silicon Valley chapter members will be able to bring a "prospective NEW member or corporate partner" to the event for FREE with their paid member registration. The current chapter member must provide the name of their guest when they register and pay in advance online. The guest must be someone new to NAWBO (not a previous member).
I hope you will be able to join us
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Wishing you a Blessed Christmas & New Year
|John MacArthur - Grace to You|