Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Class Thursday Night

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to send out a reminder that Thursday Night we are holding a "Recession Proof Business Plan Class" here at the Center at 5:45 pm.

Please call me here to reserve your spot for this class (205-453-0249)

That's all for now.

Talk to you later!


Monday, January 26, 2009

Board Meeting today

Good Morning everyone,

Today is our monthly Board Meeting here at the Center. We are blessed to have wonderful people that give of their time as well as their resources to help us. I would like to take this moment to introduce you to them.

Ed Fields - Board President - Projects Unlimited
Jennifer Tsantes - Treasurer - Front2Back Business Services
Gloria Laster - O2 ideas
Elaine Walton - Mayer Electric
Russell Cunningham IV - Russell Law Firm
Anna Holmes - AGH
Satina Richardson - BIG Communications
Melva Tate - Strategic HR Partnerships
Marlene Wallace - Career Concepts

These special people work as a group to make sure our Center stays afloat both with money and with ideas.

Thank you Board of Directors!

That's all for now!

Talk to you later,


Friday, January 23, 2009

Today's Topic - Interns at the Center

Today I want to talk about the interns here at the Center. They are part of a wonderful program at Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School. When I started here at the Center a year ago, the interns were already here. I didn't quite know what they did or what, as their new boss, I should have them do. Well, I quickly found out that the 4 young ladies we had were wonderful. They were like sponges, eager to soak up any and all information, skills and even life lessons from everyone here.

Craig Ey with the Birmingham Business Journal wrote a piece on the school on December 19, 2008 (to read the story click the link: http://birmingham.bizjournals.com/birmingham/stories/2008/12/22/story1.html) . When I called him to ask if it was OKt for me to link his story to this blog his answer was a very quick, "Sure". This school is known as "The School That Works" and work they do. Here at the Center we have 4 interns, they are each assigned a day to come in and they rotate on Mondays. We have 1 from each grade level 9 - 12. These girls are always well dressed, well spoken and willing to help. I must say that once put on task, they will get it done, no matter what "it" is.

Recently, Edith and I got a very nice surprise. Our senior from last year came by to say "HI". She is going to Miles College and is also working at UAB. It was exciting to see her and to hear that what she did for us here helped to prepare her for her job now that is putting her through college.
Here are the contacts for the school, I would encourage you to give them a call for more informationl. Yes, you are getting help for your business, but the students are getting valuable experience and education to take them wherever it is they want to go.

Holy Family President - Father Alex Steinmiller
Corporate Intership Director - Jan Fuller - (205) 263-0139 or jfuller@hfcrhs.com
Corporate Internship Asst - LaTanya Lee - (205) 263-0141 or llee@hfcrhs.com

That's all I have for now! Have a Great weekend!

Talk to you later,


Thursday, January 22, 2009

A New Day

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog. We are always looking for things that are of interest to place here so if you have something let us know and we will get it out.

I hope everyone had a nice holiday on Monday and then enjoyed the historic Presidential Inauguration on Tuesday. We watched it here at the Center with our intern Tyler and it was very moving to see her so interested.

**the Starting A Recession Proof Business class scheduled for 01/22/2009 has been CANCELLED!**

I apologize that our blog has not been updated in a couple of days, I was out sick.

Thanks again for checking us out here.

Talk to you later!


Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday News and Closing Schedule

Hello Everyone,

Well, at 5:30 this morning it was 13 degrees at my house...bbbrr. My kitty cats didn't want me to leave the bed since they were under the covers at my feet and toasty warm. Well, they don't pay the bills so I came to work.

I want to remind you the the Center will be closed on Monday January 19, 2009 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr holiday. We will reopen Tuesday January 20, 2009 at 8:30

Don't forget we also have 2 classes coming up for this month:
Being Your Own Boss - Creating a Recession Proof Business - 1/22/09 - 5:45-7:45pm
How to create a Recession Proof Business Plan - 1/29/09 - 5:45 - 7:45 pm

That's all for now, please stay warm and covered up while this cold weather is on us.

Talk to you later,


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wednesday News - It's Cold!!!!

Well, the rain has now stopped and the air is getting down right COLD!!!! We want to remind everyone to bundle up tonight and tomorrow night, I was reading something that said a winter blast skin up north can freeze skin in as little as 10 minutes exposed. WOW!

I DO want to remind everyone of the 2 classes we are having this month.
January 22, 2009 - Creating a Recession Proof Business
January 29, 2009 - Creating a Recession Proof Business Plan
We still have spots available for this class please go to our website http://www.cawbc.org/ and sign up on the training page, or just call Noelle at (205) 453-0249 and I will set you up.

Also, the Center will be closed on Monday January 19th in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. day. We will reopen Tuesday January 20the at 8:30.

I saw a quote just today that I would like to share with you:

"A good sense of humor is essential to deal with the world's reality" - Anonymous

That's all for now, talk to you soon,


Monday, January 12, 2009

Monday Morning

Hello everyone,

As you can tell the skies are finally blue again, of course there is a shot of air that is expected to be bitterly cold starting tomorrow.

We want to remind everyone that we will be closed on Monday January 19th in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr holiday.

We also have 2 classes set up:
01/22/09 - Recession Proof Business
01/29/09 - How to create a Recession Proof Business Plan
Both of these events will be held at the CAWBC offices (2 North 20th Suite 830)
For directions you can go to: http://cawbc.org/CAWBCdirections.pdf

That's all for now!

Talk to you later.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Happy Thursday!

Well, the cool down has started, but thank goodness it has stopped raining. We send our sincere good wishes to all those who have been affected by the floodwaters.

That's all for now!


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Sunshine finally!

Good Morning,

Thank goodness it has stopped raining. According to James Spann although the drought was officially over a couple of months ago, we now have a surplus of water. Good news for the grass at my house.

We have scheduled 2 classes for this month:

Being Your Own Boss: Are you ready, especially during a recession?
January 22, 2009
5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Creating a Recession Proof Business Plan
January 29, 2009
5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

If you would like to sign up for these please either call Noelle at 205-453-0249 or email at noelle@cawbc.org.

That's all for now!


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Year, New Blog

Welcome to the new Central Alabama Women's Business Center's blog.

We have decided to to start a daily blog here to share small tips and personal items from our staff and our Board of Directors.

We wanted to update the hours:

8:30-5:00 Monday - Friday

If we have classes they are usually in the evening from 5:45 - 7:45, if the class is not going to be here at the center we will post it both on the website and the outgoing phone message.

Look here for frequent updates.