Community celebrates National Business Women’s Week

| October 14, 2013

COSHOCTON – Coshocton Business and Professional Women (BPW) and Business and Professional Women’s Foundation announces that the annual National Business Women’s Week (NBWW) will be held Sunday through Saturday, Oct. 20-26. NBWW offers communities, companies and organizations an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of working women and companies that have made strides toward improving workingwomen’s lives in their communities.

An Individual Development (ID) Course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for two Saturdays, Oct. 19 and Nov. 2, at the Frontier Power Community Room, 770 S. Second St. Cost is $60 for members and $70 for nonmembers. Scholarships are available. Cost includes workbook, instruction, completion certificate with 1.4 CEUs, prizes, two lunches and snacks.

Topics will include understanding behavioral styles, create and present oral presentations, networking, interviewing skills, negotiating skills, parliamentary procedures, business etiquette, legislation, and media relations. Special emphasis will be placed on public speaking.

To register, contact Marilyn Lauvray at 622-8573 or [email protected]. Deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 16.

On Sunday, Oct. 20, several members will travel to Canonsburg, Pa. for the NBWW Ecumenical Celebration.

At 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the Grace United Methodist Church, Coshocton BPW will hold its monthly meeting. There will be a short business meeting, and the 2013 Woman of the Year will be announced. The media will also be honored as Businesses of the Year – WTNS Radio, Coshocton County Beacon, Coshocton Tribune and The Newcomerstown News.

On Saturday, Oct. 26, several Coshocton BPW members will travel to Zanesville for the Region 4 meeting at Golden Corral. 2013-2014 Region 4 President, Kim Gress will preside over the meeting. Cost is $15. Contact Andrea Patterson at 740-704-3110 for reservations.

“NBWW is a significant way to observe and raise awareness about women in businesses and women-owned businesses in Coshocton,” said 2012-2014 Coshocton BPW President Emily McBurney.

Coshocton BPW is an active member of the Coshocton community. Activities include scholarships to women returning to education plus they support Dollars for Scholars, 4-H Leadership Training, and Buckeye Girls State. Money and items are donated to First Step Family Violence at each meeting. Coshocton BPW donates items to the annual Chamber of Commerce auction, Coshocton County Career Center Open House, Salvation Army, and sweat suits to Coshocton County Memorial Hospital for rape victims. BPW sponsors an Administrative Professional Luncheon and Equal Pay activities in April; and they conduct individual development classes, which are open to the public.

Founded in 1919, BPW is a cross-generational, nonpartisan membership organization with a mission to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information.  Established as the first organization to focus on issues of workingwomen, BPW is historically a leader in grassroots activism, policy influence and advocacy for millions of workingwomen. Membership is open to men and women, employed and unemployed. Chartered in 1933, Coshocton BPW is celebrating 80 magical years of women helping women. For information, contact Liz Herrell at 294-0199 or at [email protected].

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