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Revised August ECEW Newsletter

August 5, 2009
ECEW
August 2009
East Cooper Entrepreneurial Women

Up Coming Events for August…


August 6th Coffee Connection
The Square Onion, 8:30-9:30

Have you been to our Coffee Connection lately?

ECEW Networking Luncheon
August 11
Water’s Edge Restaurant at Shem Creek in Mt. Pleasant
11:30 AM.
$20 seats must be reserved in advance

You can go online at www.ecewsc.com to register.


August 19th, New Coffee Connection at Cafe Lola at 9:15 AM
. (Cafe Lola is located right before you get to Rivertowne, next to Blues)

We had a good turnout for the first month!

August 25th, Coffee Connection

The Square Onion, 8:30-9:30

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Other Events around the ECEW Network
SPECIAL INVITATION FOR ECEW MEMBERS and GUESTS!
COCKTAIL PREVIEW PARTY MONDAY AUGUST 3 at 5:00
RSVP TO SUSAN.MARLOWE@YAHOO.COM
SEE MY FACEBOOK PAGE FOR DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE THIS SHOWING!
Presenting the Carlisle and PerSe Collections in Mt. Pleasant
August 1 – 10 at 963 Lansing Drive MtP in Barbie’s Boutique!
Susan Marlowe and Ferdi Stevenson, ECEW Members
Featuring our Fall Collections of over 750 fabulously designed upscale fashions.
Wardrobe basics for professional women that build season to season and year to year to  achieve a versatile business/casual/cocktail wardrobe that works for busy women all day long.  Let our expert wardrobe consultants help you select smart and savvy fashions that define and enhance your professional image. Complimentary wardrobe consulting services also available by private appointment.
Come let us introduce you to the finest ladieswear collections in our area.
Quality, Service and Value = Carlisle Collections
Online brochures at http://www.carlislecollection.com  and www.persecollection.com

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Free Mortgage Default and Foreclosure Clinic on Thursday, August 6th
at the Mt. Pleasant Regional Library, 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt.
Pleasant 29464, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  This clinic is sponsored by the Homeownership Resource Clinic, a Division of Family Services, Inc.

Suzanne Lafleur Klok
Klok Law Firm LLC
1002 Anna Knapp Blvd., Suite 103
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
843.216.8860 (tel.)
842.735.9028 (fax)
sklok@kloklaw.com


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JOIN ECEW TODAY!

www.ecewsc.com

Don’t Forget to
Renew Your Membership for 2009
Contact Alexandre Fleuren
Membership Chair
Alexandre3@aol.com

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About ECEW

East Cooper Entrepreneurial Women (ECEW) was founded in 2007 to foster networking and professional development of women who live or work East of the Cooper. Since that time our membership has grown to over 150 business women representing all aspects of our business community.
Visit our website: http://www.ecewsc.com

ECEW
17 Prescient Street
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
843-345-6605

Dear Celeste,

I apologize, please re-read this newsletter with new additions. In my haste to get the newsletter out before events around town were missed, I made a few errors and did not get some information in.
Amy Sinclair
We are having our Flags of Freedom Event on October 15, 2009 at the War Memorial Park. We will need many volunteers to make this a huge success. Please read in this edition as well as in upcoming weekly emails where help is needed and let us know where you feel you might be a good fit. This is going to be one incredibly fun evening to help some wonderful oragnizations!
You can go online at www.ecewsc.com to purchase tickets and signup to be sponsors for the Flags of Freedom event.


ECEW Networking Luncheon
August 11
Water’s Edge Restaurant at Shem Creek in Mt. Pleasant
11:30 AM.
$20  seats must be reserved in advance

You can go online at www.ecewsc.com and purchse tickets and signup to be sponsors for the flags of freedom event.

Speaker: Margaret Seidler
margaret@margaretseidler.com
Topic: Sharpen your Leadership Edge
Leadership is a science, an art and an evolution.  If you’re looking for ways to evolve into an enlightened leader in your personal and professional lives, Power Surge: A Conduit to Enlightened Leadership (HRD Press) provides an opportunity to gain a new and deeper awareness of what it takes to achieve and sustain leadership greatness in today’s complex world. Shine a light on your blind spots and begin your journey of self-discovery today.



LAST CALL, ECEW Membership Cards!

Last Call:

ECEW member, Amy Forcier, Circle of Safety, has created  ECEW Membership cards.  We encourage our members to offer special discounts to our card carrying members.  If you and/or business would like to become a part of our special incentives, fill out the information below.
Please have all information in by August 3 . email to Carol – southernmoon@comcast.net

Member Name:
Member Business:
Address:
Website:
email address:
Phone:
What is your special discount and/or service for ECEW members:

Ex:
LOWCOUNTRY LINENS
Lowcountry Linens offers a 15% discount on KING and Queen sheet sets  as well as 10% off furniture. . Lowcountry Linens is also donating a percentage of these sales to ECEW to support Flags of Freedom. This offer is effective through July 2010.
SOUTHERN MOON FRAME SHOP
Southern Moon Frame Shop offers a 15% discount on archival framing including custom mats and frames.  This offer has no expiration date.

Flags for Freedom Auction Items

Ladies-
If you know of someone that would like to make a donation to the silent auction for The Flags of Freedom: Benefit for our Troops, please let me know.  If you have shops currently around you in a shopping plaza, ask if they would like to participate.  Send me an email with who you will be contacting and then the response and I will re-distribute to the group, so that we are not asking the same people.
Also, if you know of a restaurant that would like to donate food for 100 people in exchange for a $500 sponsor level, we need food vendors as well.  We would like to have at least five restaurants participating.  If you have any questions regarding silent auction donations or food vendors, please email cpaume@gmail.com.
Thanks,
Carly Paume
Christophe Artisan Chocolatier

Coffee Connection
Thursday, August 6th
&
Tuesday, August 25th
8:30 am -9:30 am


The Square Onion
18 Resolute Lane, I’On

Wednesday,
August 19th, 9:15 am
Cafe Lola’s (Rivertowne Entrance)

Members -FREE
Guests are welcome
Free 1st time – $5 after that

Please join us for coffee and conversation as we network,
share ideas  and business referrals.

For more information

Contact: Ellen Stebbins


ellenstebbins@bellsouth.net

Village Playhouse Opportunity

There is a fabulous opportunity to reach over 10,000 patrons of the Village Playhouse.  You can advertise your business in the 2009-2010 Playbill – for an entire year – for as little as $125 ($125 for ¼ page; $175 for 1/3 page; $250 for half page and $400 for whole page)!  Every patron that walks in the door to see a performance receives the Playbill (the performance information for that night is inserted into the Playbill.)

In a letter from Kathy Bustos, The Village Playhouse Board President, she states “…By advertising in the Village Playhouse Playbill, you not only reach your targeted demographic of Lowcountry consumers, but you send a message that you are doing your part to support this vital community institution.  Not only does the Village provide much needed cultural arts for the greater Charleston area but it also brings dollars to East Cooper.  Every patron who comes to the Village spends money in our community, by eating in our restaurants, shopping in our stores, and visiting other area attractions….”

The back cover, inside front cover and inside back cover have all been sold.  So, do not delay.  If you are interested in growing your business inexpensively, consider advertising in The Village Playhouse Playbill.  The deadline for camera-ready artwork is August 10, but please call me or email me (nancygreen@comcast.net) if you have any questions or are interested in advertising.
and I will send you the specific sizes requirements.  And, if we know you are interested, we can save a spot for youy using case studies, success stories, testimonials or examples of how others used your product or service successfully. Solicit material from clients and vendors, or ask your readers to write. It’s a win-win! You get relevant content, and they get exposure.

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