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|TABLE OF CONTENTS
- SAVE THE DATE - April 25, 2013
- From the Desk of Ellen Fisher, Publisher
- Get Your Copy of the 24th Edition Print Directory
- Featured Women's Yellow Pages Business Categories
- A Warm Welcome To...
- Women's Business Calendar
- Congrats Corner
- Thought for the Month
- Women-Owned Business Fact
- JOIN OUR COMMUNITY
- Win a Free Night at a Bed & Breakfast
- Subscription - Sponsorship - Advertising - Distribution - Reprint Info
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SAVE THE DATE - APRIL 25, 2013!!!
HATS OFF TO WOMEN IN BUSINESS FESTIVAL
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Women's Yellow Pages and ALL Women in Business
Featuring food and beverage tastings from some of the hottest local women-owned businesses.
Some sponsorships still available - call 610-446-4747 today.
FROM THE DESK OF ELLEN FISHER, PUBLISHER, WOMEN'S YELLOW PAGES
Before Frankenstorm Sandy hit, I confess I was one of the doubters who thought the projections were over-hyped and a way for media outlets to use fear to increase viewership. I am not really a weather-watcher; basically, If I walk out the door and a couple raindrops hit my head, I turn around and grab an umbrella. My daughter, on the other hand, watches all the forecasts and pays strict attention to the radar projection videos. The day before the rain started, she announced she was preparing for the storm by baking 2 huge Texas Chocolate Sheetcakes. Being shut in is always easier to tolerate when there's lots of chocolate at-hand! My husband, when he took a break from cleaning leaves off the roof in hopes of preventing water damage, spent countless hours scurrying all over creation hunting down D batteries. I started to feel guilty about doubting the power of mother nature, so I filled our refrigerator and freezer with containers of water because I read that this extends the length of time before food spoils... just in case!
When the storm started ramping up, (and I realized that the media had been right), we sat down in front of the television to see if we could get any visuals about ocean surges and the deteriorating conditions in Ventnor, NJ where we have a family beach house. As soon as the Weather Channel logo appeared, our power went out. It stayed out for almost six days.
Our neighbors across the street, who always seem to have power when we don't, ran a cord to our house so we could plug in our refrigerator, a lamp in the kitchen, and chargers for our phones. By some miracle we had hot water.
Just as we had handled preparations in our own way, we all handled the power outage uniquely, too. My husband escaped often to his well-heated office; I visited homes of neighbors and coffee shops that offered light, warmth and internet access; and my daughter stayed at home, guarding the castle (which, without power, felt more like a fort to me) watching old DVDs on her laptop.
More than once we engaged in conversation about what we missed most. For me it was my treadmill; for my daughter it was the internet; and for my husband, awash in pre-election fervor, it was television... at least until he got to watch his beloved Giants lose and then he decided he really didn't hadn't missed TV that much after all.
In retrospect, what I think we should have discussed is what we liked about being without power. It would have been more positive and would have helped us to enjoy ourselves rather than waiting for and calling about power updates.
I totally enjoyed the forced break from most electronics and I especially liked not being at everyone's beck and call. But the thing that most warmed my heart were the concerned phone calls I got about our beach house. They came from friends and family all over the globe and from all stages of my life as far back as high school. Every call included marvelous shared memories of visits and stays. Shelters may come and go, but relationships and experiences borne within them are ever-lasting. Fortunately, our beach house only had nominal damage.
During the storm I was unable to conduct business because the Women's Yellow Pages is based in my home. Rather than dwell on what I couldn't do, I chose to focus on the parts of my business that I love... and what I enjoy most has nothing at all to do with electricity. Just like the beach house, it's the relationships and shared experiences that stand out. Being without power in your business could make you feel powerless, but when you have a bank of colleagues and business friends ready to help, you realize the true power of being part of a network. Computer back-ups can be done in a matter of hours; starting important business relationships can happen right now. Start today whether or not bad weather is predicted!
Ellen Fisher, Founder and Publisher who will share the amazing Texas Chocolate Sheetcake recipe if you ask.
GET YOUR COPY OF THE 24th EDITION OF THE PRINT DIRECTORY!
|The 24th edition of the print directory is full of hundreds of women-owned businesses and wonderful resources. Click here and you will be taken to a list of locations where you can pick up your very own copy - for free.
GO GREEN! The online directory, www.philawyp.com, is updated year-round and available for searching 24/7.
FEATURED WOMEN'S YELLOW PAGES BUSINESS CATEGORIES
Please remember to tell her you found her in the Women's Yellow Pages!
A WARM WELCOME TO...
We'd like to extend a warm welcome to the following advertisers who have recently joined or rejoined the 25th Anniversary Edition of the Women's Yellow Pages. Looking forward to a great year of doing business together and making all sorts of connections:
Abelson Legal Search
American Society of Women Accountants, Phila. Chapter
Best Principled Solutions LLC
Cipolla Associates, LLC
CruisingCo / MouseEarVacation
Fischer Cunnane & Associates Ltd.
Gentle Care Nursing
High Swartz, LLP
IgC Consulting, LLC
Little Lambs Family Day Care, Inc.
Magnate Marketing & Consulting, LLC
Maureen Ingelsby, Keller Williams Main Line Realty
Meal Makers, Inc.
Strategic Health Policy
Sustainable Business Network of Greater Phila.
The Carney Group
The Credit Woman, LLC
The Insurance Lady
The Phone and Power Specialist
WORC (Women's Opportunities Resource Center)
WOMEN'S BUSINESS CALENDAR
Grow your business, meet new prospects, expand your network... Attend an event featured in the Women's Business Calendar.
Click here to access the calendar. If you already use Google Calendars you can add the events from the Women's Yellow Pages calendar to your personal calendar with the click of a button. And, you can even choose a weekly, monthly, or agenda view.
Thanks for reading Connect, The Women's Yellow Pages eZine. If you enjoyed it, please forward it on to your friends and colleagues or share it via this link with your social networking friends and associates. We value your input; please stay in touch.
Yvette D. Bright, Independence Blue Cross, for being chosen by Philadelphia Business Journal as one of their 2012 Women of Distinction.
Nanette Sciolla Carney, The Carney Group, for being chosen by Philadelphia Business Journal as one of their 2012 Women of Distinction.
Michele Daly, Women's Resource Center, for winning the Athena Award from Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.
Mary Cushing Doherty, Esq., High Swartz, LLP, for being invited to speak at the Philadelphia Bar Annual Bench Bar Conference and for being inducted into Ten Leaders.
Stephanie "Sam" Fleetman, Mustang Expediting, for being nominated for a Smart CEO Award.
Carol Goertzel, PathWays PA, for being xhosen as the Non-Profit Organization of the Year by Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
Anne Klein, Anne Klein Communications, for being chosen by Philadelphia Business Journal as one of their 2012 Women of Distinction.
Debra Malinics, DMA Communications, for being chosen by Philadelphia Business Journal as one of their 2012 Women of Distinction.
Claudia Timbo, Company Voice, for winning the Serial Entrepreneur award from Smart CEO Magazine.
Julie Welker, Coldwell Banker Welker Real Estate, for being appointed to the Jobs Commission for the City of Philadelphia.
(Attention Women's Yellow Pages advertisers: Please send your accolades to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH
|"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forward." ~Susan Kierbegaard
WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS FACT
|FACT: Women-owned businesses employ 7.7 million people. That's 40% more people than the three larest employers - McDonald's, IBM and Wal-Mart - combined.
~Fact brought to you by American Express OPEN.
JOIN THE WOMEN'S YELLOW PAGES COMMUNITY
|If you are a woman-owned business or a business for whom women are your top clients/customers, you need to be in the 25th Anniversary Edition of the Women's Yellow Pages!! Let us spread the word for you; we are the next best thing to word-of-mouth advertising. Businesses in the Women's Yellow Pages are seen as offering a higher quality of customer service than other companies. If this describes your company, let the community know. Advertising rates are really affordable and include being in both the print and online (www.philawyp.com) directories.So what are you waiting for? Don't let your competitors get the business intended for you. Call or email today: 610-446-4747, email@example.com. We will even design your online ad for free so you can take advantage of the website's 135,000 hits per month. Looking forward to having you as part of our wonderful community.
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Meet the 24th Edition's
Women of Accomplishment
These exceptional women embody the word ACCOMPLISHMENT and it is our honor to present them to you.
Yashima White Azilove, MBA
Magnate Marketing & Consulting, LLC
Lisa B. Binder
g2G Associates, LLC
Yvette D. Bright
Independence Blue Cross
Beverly D. Chandran, Realtor (R)
Coldwell Banker - Welker Real Estate
Something Creative LLC
Rachel R. Cohen, CFP (R)
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Mary Cushing Doherty, Esq.
High Swartz LLP
Barbara J. Doyne
Brumbaugh Wealth Management,
an Office of MetLife (R)
Little Lambs Family Day Care
Susanna Foo Radnor and Foo to Go
Susan K. Garrison, JD, LLM
Garrison Law Offices
Shayma Kazmi, MD, RPh
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Mazda T. Miles
Perfection Events Inc.
95.7 Ben FM
Michele T. Schina, CPA
TMS II, LLC
Michelle E. Venema