BWN: Business Women's Network of Howard County


Board Members:

President
Linda Ostovitz
Silverstein & Ostovitz, LLC

President-Elect


Secretary
Kathy Miller
Apple Insurance

Treasurer
Marybeth Stacharowski
M&T Bank

Past President
Renee Gerber
CruiseOne-Gerber & Associates

Director of Membership
Lisa Jolles
Jolles Insurance

Director of Communications
Sarah McMahon
The Columbia Bank

Director of Marketing
Christy Edwards
Aurora Fitness

Director of Programs
Wendy Elover
Academy Mortgage

Director of Hospitality
Flora Betro
Target Marketing Group

Director of Leadership Development
Joyce Rhine
PNC Bank

Director of Scholarships
Renee Gerber
CruiseOne-Gerber & Associates


Contact Us:
BWN of Howard County
P.O. Box 2575
Columbia, MD 21045-2575
(410) 740-0126

 

Welcome to the Business Women's Network of Howard County!

Upcoming Events:

Please join us for our first ever Brunch Networking Event!

Enjoy getting to know fellow members and guests, at the beautiful Maple Lawn store of Bra-La-La!
Light breakfast fare will be served.

Bra-La-La is a fitting boutique that does the work for you. With 126 sizes and over 40 manufacturers, they bring the latest styles and fashions to Maple Lawn, and provide the expertise and tools to assist you in finding the right bra that is truly your perfect fit. Treat yourself to a Valentine's gift!

Sunday, February 1, 2015
11:30am - 1:30pm
Bra-la-la
8180 Maple Lawn Blvd.
Fulton, MD 20759
301-776-6007
Please register here.
$15 by Jan. 28, $20 after Jan. 28 and at the door.

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February 18, 2015
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
11:30am-1:30pm
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Speaker: Deborah Stallings, President and CEO, HR Anew
Topic: Attracting and Retaining Skilled Staff
Since founding HR Anew in 1999, Ms. Stallings has grown the company into a multi-million dollar business with more than 40 employees and contractors. She is skilled in aligning the full talent and potential of the workforce in order to help organizations achieve their missions. For more than 25 years, this leader in human resources management has worked with governments, corporations, and non-profits to help them hire, manage and retain high performing employees.
Fee: $35 members pre-registered by 2/13; $50 members at the door; $50 non-members pre-registered by 2/13; $ 60 at the door
Online Registration Form

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March 5, 2015
Evening Networking Meeting
5:30pm-7:30pm
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery
13554 Triadelphia Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410-782-5677
Please join us for a fun Networking Event!

Enjoy getting to know fellow members and guests at Robin Holliday's HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, at Westwood Unique. Light fare & festive beverages will be served.

Directions: HorseSpirit Arts Gallery is located in western Ellicott City, on the edge of Glenelg, near Bisto Blanc Restaurant & Ten Oaks Tavern, and is easily accessible from Routes 32 and I-70. The Gallery is located inside a much larger store called Westwood Unique (two historic churches joined by a breeze way).There is ample free parking. All of Westwood Unique will be open for your shopping pleasure.

Fee: $15 pre-registered by 3/2; $20 after 3/2 or at the door
Online Registration Form

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March 18, 2015
Monthly Luncheon Meeting
11:30am-1:30pm
Turf Valley Resort
Terrace on the Green Room
2700 Turf Valley Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Speaker: Colleen McKenna, Principal, Intero Advisory
Topic: Maximize Results on LinkedIn
Colleen McKenna works with individuals and organizations to navigate LinkedIn for branding, business development and recruiting. What sets Colleen and Intero apart? She and her team are not only social media experts; they are experienced in business development, marketing and recruiting.
Fee: $35 members pre-registered by 2/13; $50 members at the door; $50 non-members pre-registered by 2/13; $ 60 at the door
Online Registration Form

BWN began in 1979 as 'The Women's Network' with the goal of providing an informal networking setting for women. In 1992, the group refocused to provide a more formal networking organization and incorporated in November of that year.

A volunteer board of directors runs BWN, which has nearly 200 members representing large and small businesses, non-profits, government and private organizations. Although most members live or work in Howard County, individuals from all over the Baltimore/ Washington Corridor area attend monthly meetings.

See our Spotlight on Non-Profit
In the Spotlight for 2014-2015: The Little Things for Cancer


www.tlt4c.org

New benefits for BWN Members:

Member to Member Discounts and Speakers/Writers Bureau

Editorial calendar & deadlines to include something in BWN's monthly newsletter (login to Members Only area and click on the link there to see deadlines)

Would you like to showcase your products & services and be a vendor at one of BWN's meetings? Download Member Showcase Application Here!

You can contact us here by mail:
Business Women's Network of Howard County
P.O. Box 2575
Columbia, MD
21045-2575
Phone:(410) 740-0126



DIAMOND SPONSORS:




PLATINUM SPONSORS:






GOLD SPONSORS:































SILVER SPONSORS:

Aesthetic Dentistry of Howard County LLC - Paulomi R. Desai

Alliance InfoSystems, LLC- Sara Krist

BusinessSuites Gateway- Paula Copperthite & Renee DuBey

Capital Bank- Fawn Bennett

Corporate Insurance Systems - Mary Hesse

CruiseOne – Gerber & Associates- Renee Gerber & Lisa Noss

The Decorating Therapist - Carol Weil

FAI Wealth Management - Lyn Dippel & Mary Thompson

Finding Your Voice - Lisa Stearns

Jolles Insurance- Lisa Jolles

JRL & Associates, LLC- Lisa Markovitz

Keller Williams-Kittleman Group - Laura Kittleman

Made Easy Concierge & Organizing - Claire Ramirez

Mary Kay - Angie Goodwin Johnson

Medical Skin Therapeutics - Paulina Collins

National Family Resiliency Center - Risa Garon & Kathy Helt

PNC Bank- Joyce Rhine

ReMax Professionals - Julia Mattis

RHM Partners, LLC - Stanette Robinson

The Little Things for Cancer- Wendy Letow & Carol Flock

Together Couples Counseling - Risa Ganel

The Vertical Connection/ Carpet One - Stephanie Bunting

SPEAKER GIFT SPONSORS:

Sharon Stewart - Embroidereez