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December 11, 2009

If you would like to share your ECEW holiday photos, please email Celeste at fortier.celeste@yahoo.com.

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ECEW Christmas Party

December 10, 2009

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Women in Business

December 7, 2009

Female faction

Women-centric trade groups are blossoming

The Post and Courier
Monday, November 30, 2009

The conversation darted and shifted among the nearly 200 businesswomen who filled The Citadel’s cavernous alumni hall.

They gathered at a networking event put on by the Charleston-based Center for Women under the pretext of business. But the chatter quickly strayed from purely professional topics into personal lives, the quality of nearby schools, local restaurant recommendations, settling in after relocating to Charleston, nightmare bosses, the richness of the chocolate truffles being passed around, then back to business again. Read more

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Up Coming Events for December…

December 2, 2009

December  2009 Up Coming Events for December…

Thursday, December 3rd Coffee Connection
8:30-9:30

Square Onion 18 Resolute Lane
Have you been to our Coffee Connection lately?

Sunday, December 6th: ECEW Christmas Party
5:30PM – 9:30PM 48 Sowell Street, I’On
To benefit Meals on Wheels

Wednesday, December 17th Coffee Connection
9:15AM Just Chill

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ECEW Member Events Around Town

Dec. 3 and 4, 9 AM to 5 PM
Be a Certified Life or Executive Coach

Earn the designation Certified Coach Practitioner in this information-packed hands-on course designed to take your experience to the next level.  Register now to reserve your spot, and mention the East Cooper entrepreneurial Women for a donation back to the organization.
Visit www.CertifiedCoachesFederation.com, messages at 866-455-2155, or call Certified Master Coach Trainer Cathy direct at 843-209-2641.

4th Annual Evening of Beauty and Bliss and Scrooge’s Night Out to Benefit Windwood Farm Home for Children
Thursday, Dec. 10 at Omar Shrine in Mt. Pleasant from 6-9
Come Eat, shop and play locally. View live performances, shop local vendors, listen to live jazz, play in our winter wonderland with Real Snow, and visit with Santa, Scrooge and The Grinch all for a good cause. $5 entry donation, children under 12 free. For more information, visit us online at www.suchandsuchevents.com or call 843.971.2860.

Grand Ideas Annual Open (Ware) House Sale!
Saturday, December 12, 2009, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
Palmetto Ideas Warehouse, 14 Lord Ashley Drive
Charleston, South Carolina 29407
Come enjoy Holiday music and treats while you shop for below-wholesale, SC-themed merchandise. Preview the selection at www.palmettoideas.net. 843.852.5264

East Cooper Entrepreneurial Women

JOIN ECEW TODAY!

www.ecewsc.com

Don’t Forget to
Renew Your Membership for 2009
Contact Elizabeth Allen, Membership Chair
allendesigninc@gmail.com
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About ECEW
East Cooper Entrepreneurial Women (ECEW) was founded in 2007 to foster networking and professional development of 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.

ECEW

17 Prescient Street, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464

843-240-3378

“What happens when you believe something with all your heart? Belief fuels enthusiasm, and determined enthusiasm explodes into passion. It fires our souls and lifts our spirits.” ~Mac Anderson

Christmas party is to benefit Meals on Wheels

48 Sowell St., I’On, December 6, 2009 5:30 until 9:00

Hosted by Phyllis Sheffer

I’On will have the traditional lighting of luminaries in the entire neighborhood at 5:30 and it is beautiful! There will also be a free concert for those who want to attend just a few steps away from my home or you can munch on holiday snacks, sip some wine or eggnog and enjoy the concert from my porch. Donations are welcome for Meals on Wheels Dress: Holiday casual

Tip of the Month: Follow Up Is Key

I know we have all heard it before but it is so important to actually follow-up and make those contacts. I schedule it into my week three times; Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays. Of course that is going to change depending on the industry you are in but schedule it into your work week however you can.. I find when I follow up it really opens up that dialogue again with people I had been quoting packages to or even talking to about pricing and have not even made it that far. More of my closes comes from that follow up contact. People’s lives are busy, they need a reminder. Keep it simple. I send an email to them that says, “I hope this email  finds you well. I am writing to follow up and see if I can answer any questions on a future Disney vacation?” Historically, I get a really good response from this. Better yet, call them.

Amy Sinclair
Ears of Experience, LLC
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A Time for Truth
By Brian Tracy

Most of our social, economic, and political problems are rooted in the desire to get something for nothing, multiplied in intensity by the twin emotions of envy and resentment. Just as the lowest common denominators of human nature are greed and laziness, the fastest and easiest way to justify an attempt to get something for nothing is to proclaim that those who have what you want do not deserve it, and you do.

The Two Worldviews
There are two general ways of looking at the world. A person can have a benevolent worldview or a malevolent worldview. A person with a benevolent worldview looks at life and the world honestly and realistically, recognizing that there are many problems and deficiencies, but for the most part, it is a good place and definitely preferable to the alternatives. People who have a benevolent worldview create everything good and worthwhile in society.

Stinkin’ Thinkin’
People with a malevolent worldview, on the other hand, are primarily negative and cynical in their outlooks. They look for the worst in people and situations. They are characterized by low self-esteem and self-worth. They don’t like themselves, and as a result, they don’t like many others. They see problems everywhere. They see injustice, oppression, unfairness, and inequalities of income and status. No solution is ever enough. No situation is every satisfactory. For these people, there is always something wrong.

Your Self-Esteem and Self-Image
The central role of self-esteem and self-image-how much you like yourself and how you see yourself-cannot be overemphasized. They constitute the person you are inside. These core elements of your personality have overwhelming affects on your worldview. Each person has a deep inner need to feel important and valuable, and be respected by others. Each person needs to believe in something bigger than himself.

Political Opportunism
At the political level, there will always be opportunistic people who will offer to represent those who do not want to work for what they get. These opportunistic politicians will create elaborate arguments to prove why these prospective voters should be given free money. As soon as the specter of free money, of something for nothing or very little, raises its ugly head, more and more people will attempt to get it.

The Test for Truth
The two great questions you have to ponder when considering any personal and government action are these: First, “Is it true for me?” Is what you are saying or hearing true for you, or do you think it may be true for others, but not for yourself? Listen to your inner voice. Be perfectly honest with yourself. Trust your own instincts. Only accept the premise or promise that feels right and is consistent with your own personal knowledge and experience.

Action Exercise
Many of our most complex problems could be quickly relieved if each person were to ask themselves this question, “Is this true for me?”

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ECEW November 23rd News

November 23, 2009
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“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”
— Julia Child, chef

 

ECEW Events this week!

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 24th  Coffee Connection
8:30
Laura Alberts on Daniel Island
891 Island Park Drive
Happy Thanksgiving EVERYONE!

 

 

 

 

ECEW Member Events Coming Up Around Town
Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3 and 4, 9 AM to 5 PM
Be a Certified Life or Executive Coach
Earn the designation Certified Coach Practitioner in this information-packed hands-on course designed to take your experience to the next level.  Register now to reserve your spot, and mention the East Cooper Entrereneurial Women for a donation back to the organization.
Visit www.CertifiedCoachesFederation.com, messages at 866-455-2155, or call Certified Master Coach Trainer Cathy direct at 843-209-2641.

 

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Annual Membership Meeting Tonight!

November 18, 2009

Please join us for our Annual Membership Meeting Tonight!
The Creek Club at I’on
44 Saturday Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Enter I’on through the main entrance on Shellmore. Shellmore becomes Saturday Road. The Creek Club is at the end of Saturday Road on your right.

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ECEW ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Wednesday, November 18th
6:00-8:00

The Creek Club at I’On
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It is time again for the ECEW Annual Membership Meeting.  We want to have a huge member participation at this event, so I wanted to get the word out! For those of you that regularly attended our functions, you are already aware of how much ECEW has grown in the last year.  We want to encourage current members to bring a guest.  The more the merrier! For those of you who have been away for a while, we would love you to come on Wednesday and see all of the great things that ECEW has been up to and network with some of our other great ladies. The Square Onion has preapred a great menu for us, complete with all of our favorites and red and white wine.

Agenda

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6:00-6:45      Membership Check in and Registration
Members verify membership status and receive nametag
and other materials and then have appetizers and cocktails
6:45 – 7:15    General Business
I.    Call to Order
II.   Reading of the Minutes from 2008 Meeting
III.  Chairman’s Report (2009 year in review)
IV.  Introduction & Appreciation for 2009 Officers & Steering Committee
V.   Introduction of 2010 Officers and Steering Committee
VI.  New Business
VII. Financial Report
VIII.Committee Reports presented by Steering Committee Members
7:15-7:30      Best Dressed Wine Glass Contest
7:30-7:50      Networking Exercise
7:50-8:00      Door Prize and Adjournment

Details

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Bring your friends with you.  We will have laptop computers available online for new member registration and existing member renewal. Bring your “Best Dressed” wine glass decorated in advance to highlight and promote your business.  Use the glass during the evening and  at the end of the night we will vote a s a group on the best glass. We will have several five minute sessions of Speed Networking, so come armed with plenty of business cards and your best “commercial” for your business


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This Week At ECEW Newsletter

November 16, 2009
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ECEW Events this week!

 

Wednesday, November 18th

ECEW Annual Business Meeting
6:00- 8:00 at the I’On Creek Club.
Members are encouraged to attend and bring a guest. Appetizers will be served. Best dressed wine glass competition and speed networking are included in the nights events.
Thursday, November 19th Coffee Connection
8:30 – 9:30AM
Square Onion in I’on
18 Resolute Lane

 

 

 

ECEW Member Events Coming Up Around Town
Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3 and 4, 9 AM to 5 PM
Be a Certified Life or Executive Coach
Earn the designation Certified Coach Practitioner in this information-packed hands-on course designed to take your experience to the next level.  Register now to reserve your spot, and mention the East Cooper Entrereneurial Women for a donation back to the organization.
Visit www.certifiedcoachesfederation.com messages at 866-455-2155, or call Certified Master Coach Trainer Cathy direct at 843-209-2641.

 

ECEW Annual Business Meeting will be held  Wed., November 18th, 6:00- 8:00 at the I’On Creek Club.
An overview of past events for 2009 will be presented to the members, including monies raised for Low Country Orphanage, Mt. Pleasant War Memorial & Flags of Freedom. The Calendar of Events for 2010 and new officers and steering committee will be announced. Membership committee will be on hand to discuss membership dues and perks.  Members are encouraged to attend and bring a guest. Appetizers will be served. Best dressed wine glass competition and speed networking are included in the nights events.

 

ECEW

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

 


Carol Williams, President ECEW
www.ecewsc.com

 

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Life & Executive Coach Opportunity

November 13, 2009

sm_logoYou are invited to explore earning certification as a Life or Executive Coach in Charleston with the fastest growing international program, the Certified Coaches Federation, on Dec. 3 and 4th.  Certified Master Coach Trainer Cathy Liska will be there live to conduct the two-day intensive class to certify both Life and Executive Coaches.

Adding Coaching Certification to your offering is a trend in the market for forward-thinking life changers to create more income, diversify skills, and better serve clients. The training program is structured to ensure your success with hands-on experience coaching and practical plans for actualizing a personalized marketing plan. Plus, unlike other programs, it includes one full year’s continuing education after graduation from the two-day certification class, so while you are earning money coaching you are further building your skills. For more about your the Certified Coaches Federation program visit www..CertifiedCoachesFederation.com or I’d be happy to answer any questions you have about this event and how it benefits your career!

Please mention the East Cooper Entrepreneurial Women for a $100 donation to the organization.

Cathy Liska, Master Coach – Coaching and Training
www.CathyLiska.com 843-209-2641 or Cathy@CathyLiska.com

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ECEW Weekly Events November 9-15, 2009

November 9, 2009
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ECEW Events this week!

Tuesday, November 10th ECEW Network Luncheon Series:

Waters Edge Restaurant Mt. Pleasant, Shem Creek

11:30AM
$20
To reserve your seat: email info@ecewsc.com
To reserve your seat and pay online: www.ecewsc.com

ECEW Member Events This Week Around Town
Holiday Bazaar
Women Helping Women
Thursday, November 12th, 2009
6:30-8P
First Reliance Bank Building
Hosted by Seacoast MOPS
800 South Shelmore Blvd, near the Bi-LO by I’ On
Women supporting Women!
Some ECEW Members are vendors.Do some holiday shopping while supporting some great causes. Seacoast MOPS is holding a Home Business Bazaar at First Reliance Bank to showcase the women in our community and their entrepreneurial spirit. Any questions, please contact amy@themouseexperts.com.

ECEW Annual Business Meeting will be held  Wed., November 18th, 6:00- 8:00 at the I’On Creek Club.
An overview of past events for 2009 will be presented to the members, including monies raised for Low Country Orphanage, Mt. Pleasant War Memorial & Flags of Freedom. The Calendar of Events for 2010 and new officers and steering committee will be announced. Membership committee will be on hand to discuss membership dues and perks.  Members are encouraged to attend and bring a guest. Appetizers will be served. Best dressed wine glass competition and speed networking are included in the nights events.

ECEW

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


Carol Williams, President ECEW
www.ecewsc.com

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ECEW Annual Business Meeting Nov. 18

November 8, 2009

ECEW Annual Business Meeting will be held Wednesday, November 18, 6:00- 8:00 at the I’On Creek Club. Members please attend and bring a guest. Appetizers will be served. Best dressed wine glass competition and speed networking are included in the night’s events.

An overview of past events for 2009 will be presented to the members, including “monies” raised for Low Country Orphanage, Mt. Pleasant War Memorial & Flags of Freedom. The Calendar of Events for 2010 and new officers and steering committee will be announced.

The goal of East Cooper Entrepreneurial Women is to develop the business talents, capabilities, leadership and skills of women entrepreneurs and empower women to be fun, fabulous, fearless females.

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