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  • Monday, August 04, 2008 4:07 PM | Anonymous
    Executive Women International (EWI) is proud to announce two award recipients for EWI educational dollars. Receiving the awards are Nancy Harrison, Legal Assistant, with Law Offices of Lloyd Stanley and Carolyn Stringer, Facilities Manager, The Krystal Company. Both are Signal Mountain residents.



    Nancy Harrison was awarded a $3,000 Fellows scholarship, a EWI corporate level program awarding financial assistance to active EWI representatives admitted to qualified college degree programs. One of only two scholarship recipients nationwide, Ms. Harrison serves as the Director-at-Large and Board Advisor for the Chattanooga Chapter and as Corporate Membership Advisor to the Knoxville Chapter. Currently she is in the paralegal studies program at Chattanooga State Technical Community College.

    Carolyn Stringer was awarded a $1,500 sponsorship for attendance to the 61st Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting (LCAM) in Palm Springs, CA. Ms. Stringer was recognized for recruiting the most new member firms to EWI, out of 75 chapters, for the period October 1, 2007, through June 9, 2008. Ms. Stringer holds the distinction and honor of being the first Chattanooga representative to be named an EWI Life Member.

    “These awards are a wonderful opportunity for active EWI representatives to enhance their personal and professional development,” said Tanya English with Miller & Martin PLLC and President of the Chattanooga Chapter of EWI.

    Celebrating 70 years of existence, EWI is the premier professional women's organization. The mission of EWI is to promote member firms, provide professional and personal development for the representatives and support philanthropic activity in the community. The Chattanooga chapter provides scholarships for under-privileged women at Chattanooga State Technical Community College and through an endowed scholarship at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. For more membership information contact Suzanne Bidek with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network at 423-490-3009 or see ewichattanooga.org.
     

  • Tuesday, July 29, 2008 4:06 PM | Anonymous
    The gift of life is given with the greatest gift of allundefinedorgan donation. Kelley Eblin, as donor family and EWI member firm with Republic Parking System, and Dawn Benjamin with Tennessee Donor Services will speak at the August 12, 2008, meeting of Executive Women International.

    Although 90 percent of Americans say they support organ donation, only 30 percent have taken the steps to document their decision. One organ and tissue donor, after death, can save or improve as many at 50 lives. Make a difference.

    Executive Women International (EWI), is an organization for connectionsundefinedpromoting member firms, careersundefinedenhancing personal and professional development, and community involvement. EWI member firms will meet at The Walden Club on Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at 5:30 pm. Visitors are welcome to attend; however, reservations must be made prior to August 8 by contacting the organization at ewichattanooga.org. The cost for dinner is $25. All employees of member firms may attend at a cost of $20.

    EWI's professional development opportunities range from the comprehensive, proprietary Academy of Leadership series, an annual Leaders Summit for graduates of the Academy program, to an Online Learning Certified Professional Leaders Program and an online resource with leadership themes, live author book chats, and skill-building Tele-seminars called the Leadership Link. Professional development is cited as the key benefit to individuals.

    For more membership information contact Suzanne Bidek with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network at 423-490-3009.
  • Monday, July 28, 2008 4:05 PM | Anonymous
    Get caught up in the fun of the Barnyard Auction on Thursday, October 23, 2008, sponsored by Executive Women International® (EWI) - Chattanooga Chapter. There are no “stuffed shirts” at this blue jean event to raise scholarship funds for recipients of the Jean Bradford Scholarship at UTC and Chattanooga State. “The Barnyard Auction will be held in the Imperial Ball Room at the Holiday Inn Chattanooga Choo Choo this year with the preview of items beginning at 5:30 p.m.,” says Tanya English with Miller & Martin PLLC and EWI President.

    “This is our biggest fund raiser of the year with 300 people attending from some of Chattanooga's largest and most influential employers. For 2008, with the help of generous sponsors and participants we hope to raise $20,000,” says Jody Hermann with Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc. and EWI Chapter Ways & Means Director. Tickets for the auction and dinner are just $35.00 each or purchase a table of 10 for $300. Cash donations may be made for items to be purchased and auctioned off. Items may also be donated. No bid is more than $5.00! Some of the auction items include overnight stays in some great cities, electronics including an HD TV, golf packages, sporting event tickets, and more.

    We invite one and all to join in the fun and help make a difference. “Our members and their guests look forward to this event every year,” says Nancy Harrison with the Law Offices of Lloyd Stanley and EWI Director-At-Large .

    Call Jody Hermann with Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc. at 423-756-3025 for tickets or donations. Check out the Chapter web site www.ewichattanooga.org for more details about the event or our association.
  • Saturday, July 26, 2008 4:04 PM | Anonymous
    Members of Executive Women International will hear from Tennessee Donor Services at their Aug. 12 meeting.

    Kelley Eblin, an EWI member representing Republic Parking System, is a member of an organ donation family. Ms. Eblin and Dawn Benjamin with Tennessee Donor Services will talk about organ donation and the lives saved each year.

    According to information provided by Tennessee Donor Services, one organ and tissue donor can save or improve as many as 50 lives after the donor dies. They also note that although 90 percent of Americans indicate support for organ donation, only 30 percent have taken appropriate actions to document the decision.

    Executive Women International, is an organization for connections, promoting member firms, careers (including the enhancement of personal and professional development), as well as community involvement.

    The organization will meet at The Walden Club on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 5:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome to attend; however, reservations must be made prior to Aug. 8 by contacting the organization at ewichattanooga.org.

    The cost for dinner is $25. All employees of member firms may attend at a cost of $20.

    EWIs professional development opportunities range from the comprehensive, proprietary  Academy of Leadership series, which is an annual summit for graduates of the academy program, to an online learning certified professional leaders program.

    The organization also hosts live author book chats, and skill-building tele-seminars through the group's "Leadership Link." Professional development is cited as the key benefit to individuals.

    For information regarding membership in EWI, individuals are encouraged to contact Suzanne Bidek with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network at 423 490-3009.
  • Monday, June 30, 2008 4:03 PM | Anonymous
    Executive Women International has installed five new business representatives. Representatives enhance connections, careers and the communities in which they work, officials said. Ruth Oehmig of Tennessee Valley Travel; Shirley Cudabac of American Lung Association; Trish Keenum of Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC; Casey Knox of Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott; and Barbara Tawater of Northgate Title Escrow, Inc. were installed at the June meeting by the EWI Chapter Membership Director Suzanne Bidek of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, bringing the total number of member firms to 57.

    EWI is a nonprofit organization of leading business, service and professional companies. It is unique in that the firm is the member, as opposed to the individual. Professional development, much of it at no cost, is available to all employees of member firms. EWI brings together individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of connecting and promoting member firms as well as enhancing personal and professional development. The group also encourages and fosters high levels of community involvement.

    For more information about EWI contact Suzanne Bidek of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network at 490-3009. Membership is by invitation only.


    From left Ruth Oehmig of Tennessee Valley Travel; Shirley Cudabac of American Lung Association; Trish Keenum of Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC; Casey Knox of Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott; and Barbara Tawater of Northgate Title Escrow, Inc.
  • Friday, June 20, 2008 4:02 PM | Anonymous
    Executive Women International (EWI), Chattanooga's premier organization for networking and leadership development recently installed five new firm representatives. Our representatives are enhancing connections, careers and communities. Ruth Oehmig of Tennessee Valley Travel; Shirley Cudabac of American Lung Association; Trish Keenum of Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC; Casey Knox of Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott; and Barbara Tawater of Northgate Title Escrow, Inc. were installed at the June meeting by the EWI Chapter Membership Director Suzanne Bidek of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, bringing the total number of member firms to fifty-seven.


    Photographed from left to right: Ruth Oehmig of Tennessee Valley Travel; Shirley Cudabac of American Lung Association; Trish Keenum of Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC; Casey Knox of Courtyard & Residence Inn by Marriott; and Barbara Tawater of Northgate Title Escrow, Inc.

    EWI is a nonprofit organization of leading business, service and professional companies. It is unique in that the firm is the member, as opposed to the individual. Professional development, much of it at no cost, is available to all employees of member firms. EWI brings together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of connections - promoting member firms, careers - enhancing personal and professional development, and community - encouraging community involvement. Look at ewichattanooga.org to see if the firm you work for is a member. Membership is by invitation only.

    For more information please see ewichattanooga.org or phone Suzanne Bidek of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network at 423-490-3009.
  • Tuesday, May 13, 2008 4:01 PM | Anonymous
    Join Executive Women International, along with Bacchus Wine and Spirits and Gallery Café, for an evening of wine tasting and shopping on May 16th from 5 to 7 PM.  The Gallery will also provide hors d'oeuvres to accompany the wines. This event welcomes men too! Please call 756-3025 for tickets, which can be purchased for $25.00.  For more information, visit www.EWIChattanooga.org.
  • Monday, May 12, 2008 4:00 PM | Anonymous
    Join Executive Women International, along with Bacchus Wine and Spirits and Gallery Café, for an evening of wine tasting and shopping on May 16 from 5-7 p.m. The Gallery will also provide hors d'oeuvres to accompany the wines. This event welcomes men too! Please call 756-3025 for tickets, which can be purchased for $25. For more information, visit www.EWIChattanooga.org.
  • Wednesday, May 07, 2008 4:00 PM | Anonymous
    Bacchus Wine and Spirits along with the Gallery Café have teamed up with Executive Women International for an evening of wine and shopping on May 16 from 5-7 p.m. The Gallery will provide a sophisticated array of hors d'oeuvres to accompany the wines. In addition, Bacchus Wine and Spirits will be offering discounts for multiple bottle purchases made during the event.

    The Galleries at Southside will be staying open late to invite attendees to shop as they enjoy the evening. In fact, they are also offering discounts on all purchases made during that time.

    Individuals looking for a Girls Night Out (men are welcome too), are invited to call 423 756-3025 for tickets which may be purchased for $25. For more information, contact EWI at: www.ewichattanooga.org.
  • Tuesday, April 29, 2008 3:59 PM | Anonymous
    Make no mistake about it, women love wine. What else do women like? Shopping. This year the Chattanooga Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI) has planned an evening of wine tasting and shopping for everyone to enjoy.

    Bacchus Wine and Spirits along with the Gallery Café have teamed up to present attendees with a spectacular evening. You will be pleased by the array of wines Bacchus has to offer. From a blush to a red, Bacchus has a wine for everyone. Just to be sure you get the full flavor of each wine, the Gallery Café will have a sophisticated spread of hors d'oeuvres that will both cleanse your palate and have you coming back for more. In addition, Bacchus Wine and Spirits will be offering discounts for multiple bottle purchases made that evening. Now would be the time to stock up those cellars!

    If that is not enough, The Galleries at Southside are staying open late just for YOU! They want you to come visit their shops. As an added incentive, they are offering a discount on all purchases made that evening. Ladies, this is an awesome opportunity!

    If you are looking for a Ladies Night Out (men are welcome too), come join us on May 16th from 5-7pm. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance for $25 per person. Call 423-756-3025 today for tickets. For more details see ewichattanooga.org.


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