Chicks ~~ News & Views
|June 2, 2008 |
Kristen Lane Offering a Special Workshop for Stressed-Out Chicks (plus a discount!)
If you're a typical Chick, you're moving in 12 directions at once, and multi-tasking the whole way. You know you need to exercise, but you don't have time in the day; plus, gyms aren't your cup of tea.
Here's your answer -- a drum circle on a rooftop-deck on the hot & happenin' Southside while bringing down the sun with yoga!
Bet you haven't done that before. This edgy way to reduce stress and create energy within yourself is called "Sunset Yoga With Thunder Drums" and promises to be an experience like no other. Learn a brand-new Sunset Yoga Flow Sequence with X-Yoga instructor Kristen Lane, and pound away your tension as you practice hand drumming fundamentals under the guidance of Musician Extraordinaire Rich Ermlick. Drums will be
provided, or bring your own if you have one.
No prior experience in either yoga or drumming is required. This is a fun yet challenging, educational yet explorational, wild yet safe environment in which to tap into the tribal goddess within you. You'll emerge empowered, stronger, and more relaxed...we promise!
(Note: Weather permitting. In case of rain we will reschedule.)
Thursday, June 5, 2008
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Fitness with a Twist
70 S. 21 St - Southside between Sidney & Carson
Special Discount for Chicks - Receive $5 off the $35 Fee
E-mail Kristen Lane at Kristen@x-yoga.net to register
|New Food Magazine, Edible Allegheny, Launched by |
Christine & Jack Tumpson
When you think of class, style, creative genius and intelligence, a person who automatically comes to mind is Christine Tumpson, Publisher of ultra cool mag, WHIRL Magazine. (Not to ignore her hubby, Jack, but this newsletter is about the cool girls out there -- kudos to you too Jack!)
So, what is this creative genius up to these days? She (and Jack) have launched Edible Allegheny, a new magazine focusing on regional food and cuisine. The first issue, now on newsstands, is full of tasty tidbits ranging from a farmer's market directory, to supporting local community growers, growing an indoor herb garden and various recipes. A delightful, delicious new mag, with the very talented, Victoria Bradley, appointed Executive Editor, and Christine as Editor-in-Chief.
Congratulations Christine, Victoria (and Jack)! We wish you every success in the world and look forward to devouring every word in Edible Allegheny!
Chicks ~~ for more information about Edible Allegheny, click on the link below.
|Donna Bailey Jazz
It's been a fun spring season for DBS Jazz - the Pittsburgh Divas got together to raise money to help our friends with Breast Cancer. The concerts were held to contribute to The Pink Tie Affair and to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of Diva Tuesday at Blue. What a great time to support a great cause.
Summer is finally here and there are a lot of opportunities for you to hear great live music in the Pittsburgh area.
We're working on new projects, here at DBS Productions -- we'll be sending monthly newsletters with news, photos and announcements. I'll be checking out the scene at Yoshi's and Jazz at Pearl's in San Francisco in a few days, then back to the recording studio.
We are planning to release my new CD this fall and you'll be invited to all the parties and celebrations. Jeannie already has her party dress.
Thank you for supporting live music.I hope to see you soon!
DonnaSaturday, May 31st 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Donna with Craig Zinger, Bob Insko & Cole Insko
800 Vinial Street ~ Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Sunday, June 1st 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Gene Ludwig SoHowww.sohopittsburgh.com
203 Federal Street ~ Pittsburgh
Saturday, June 21st 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Donna Bailey Quartet
(Joe DeFazio, Jason Hollar & Subha Das)
La Casa Narcisi Winery
Bring a picnic and enjoy fabulous Narcisi wines!www.narcisiwinery.com
4578 Gibsonia Road (Route 910)
Gibsonia, PA 15044
Phone: (724) 444-4744
|Meyer, Unkovic & Scott Offers Free Insurance Seminar to Chicks|
For those of you who were unable to attend our first
Business Insurance Seminar we have scheduled a second seminar on Thursday, June 5, 2008.
Join attorneys Beth Slagle and Rich Victoria in an interactive discussion on assessing risk, working with agents and brokers, types on insurance policies, and understanding what your policies do and do not cover.
Date: Thursday, June 5, 2008
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 am (continental breakfast will be provided)
Location: Meyer, Unkovic & Scott - Oliver Building - Pittsburgh
Please RSVP by: June 3rd
Please call Beth Ansell at 412.456.2552 for reservations or with any questions that you may have.
|Three Rivers Arts Festival
June 6 - 22,
Duquesne Light Artists Market
Open 12 - 8 pm daily
The Duquesne Light Artists Markets features 300 artists selling original handmade wares. From jewelry to ceramics, fiber to sculpture, enjoy, enjoy!
Looking for Chick News
We want to showcase YOU! Feel free to send newsworthy events, updates, successes that you want to tell the Chicks about!
|(Nisha Asnani, Quinn Johnson & Kristen Lane Interested in receiving
at Feathers & Frills)
| |Welcome to Chicks & Chat, an organization founded in November 2005, with currently over 400 members and growing daily. Chicks is about women connecting on a personal and professional level through fun networking events. Chicks has four primary events a year, by invitation only, but we also offer a number of other cool "happenings" during the year which spotlight women owned businesses. Chicks is a forum for bringing together women who are business professionals in the for profit and not for profit arenas, as well as the educational and artistic community. It is quite the diverse group in terms of profession as well as age, with attendees ranging in age from mid to late twenties to mid-seventies.
Criteria for Joining Chicks
Basic criteria for being part of Chicks ~~ college educated professional, business owner, artist or educator, in a chosen profession for 5 years or more.
|Chick Spotlight: |
A Chat with
(1) Tell us about yourself.
With appropriate attribution to Kristen Lane, I now think of myself as a multi-careerist adventure seeker too.
Currently I am co-owner of Sterling Events with my fabulous business partner, Evelyn Castillo. I also work as a contracted consultant to Development Dimensions International (DDI) with their Custom Learning Solutions group. This constitutes the multi-careerist part of my life.
(2) What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I usually enjoy reading and gardening - and of course playing dress up. Name a party that involves wearing a costume and I am SO there! About 6 months ago my crazy friend Cindy Warden convinced me to run a half marathon on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I've been in training since then and will be running the Mayor's Midnight Sun (half) Marathon in Anchorage, Alaska on June 21. This trip will fulfill my adventure seeking side - - I'm especially looking forward to "flightseeing" over Denali National Park!
(3) What's the toughest thing you've encountered in a work environment?
The toughest thing I've encountered in a work environment are
executives who firmly believe they are doing good work, their staff respects them and they are emotionally intelligent leaders, when in fact none of these things is true. The resulting damage to an organization and its people can be intense.
(4) What would people be surprised to know about you?
People might be surprised to know that I used to work as a car mechanic in high school and dream of refurbishing my own vintage ride some day so that I can drive it in the Vintage Grand Prix!
The Athena Award program recognizes women for professional excellence, valuable service to the community and assistance to other women in the attainment of professional goals and leadership skills. The Athena Award is widely considered a great honor.
The Allegheny Conference and the Athena Committee are seeking nominations for this year's Athena Award. Deadline for submissions is June 30th. Finalists will be announced in August, with the winner being announced at a luncheon on September 8th. The luncheon is
generally attended by more than 800 people.
In 2005, Chicks Judie Donaldson, Kristen Lane and I were all finalists. Judie was the very well-deserving winner and Kristen and I were happy losers. :-)
If you have a female client, colleague or contact that you would like to consider for nomination, information about the Athena program and an on-line nomination form is available at www.athena-pittsburgh.com
Women's Yellow Pages
Anna Marie Gire
Women's Yellow Pages of Greater Pittsburgh has published and distributed more than 50,000 directories since 2006. Because of the interest in other counties a
decision was made to expand the service area to include the Southwest portion of Pennsylvania. The goal of the Women's Yellow Pages of Southwest Pennsylvania (WYP/SWP) will be to increase awareness and visibility of the diversity of women-owned businesses in this region and to bring those businesses together in a supportive community.
Of the 11 counties represented in the Southwest portion of Pennsylvania, the percentage of women owned businesses are as follows:
· Allegheny 24%
· Armstrong 24%
· Beaver 28%
· Butler 25%
· Fayette 28%
· Green 19%
· Indiana 25%
· Lawrence 21%
· Mercer 21%
· Washington 21%
· Westmoreland 25%
WYP/SWP will be distributing more than 60,000 directories in 2008 to: libraries, real estate companies, Chambers of Commerce, shopping malls, bookstores, fitness centers, restaurants, hotels conferences and many other businesses in an eleven county area and to parts of West Virginia. Women's Yellow Pages will also be distributed at the many women's business and social events in the region that take place during the year. In addition there will also be an on-line directory, www.womensindependentpress.com
The role of women in business continues to evolve. We must be diligent and work at overcoming obstacles that impede the progress of women owned businesses by nurturing those businesses and celebrating their success.
I am available to answer any questions you might have about the Women's Yellow Pages of Southwest Pennsylvania.
Anna Marie Gire
Publisher, Women's Yellow Pages
p.s. I am looking for a part
time sales associate, generous commission, to sell ads for the upcoming edition of Women's Yellow Pages of Southwestern Pa.
Contact me @ 412-563-6712 or email@example.com
(Beth Ansell & Quinn Johnson at GYGO ~~
Get Your Groove On)
Chicks is a great place to get to know other cool and creative women. If you're interested, let us know and feel free to let others know about Chicks!
Founder, Chicks & Chat
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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