Monday, November 23, 2009

Image Consulting at "pamper day" spa Open House

Hi Ladies!

Clear your calendars for Sunday, December 6th, 2009 starting at 12:00 PM to 4:00 P.M. There will be an open house at Spatique in Slate Hill NY.

Address: 2781 Route 6 Slate Hill NY 10973
Phone number: (845) 355-4295

Sophistication by Rosanne Bianchetta will be giving out fashion tips, and have gift certifcates available for purchase for the holidays. Right now Sophistication is offering a special of 25% off of any package.

Fort Knox gold buyers will be there. They guarantee the highest pay out for gold. This is a shopping experience supporting local vendors in jewelry and floral design, Lia Sophia jewelry, Pampered Chef and Tastefully Simple.

Spatique will also be offering gift certificates, designer clothing at discounted prices, skin care products, candles and soaps etc.!! It will be the perfect place to stock up on unique gifts for the holidays!

Also check out the spa info on Facebook.

Friday, November 13, 2009

9 Keys to Energy Management Parts 1 & 2

You know you had dreams and big plans, but you seem to have lost them under a pile of papers on your desk, or maybe they're crammed between back-to-back appointments in your calendar. It doesn't matter, because you can't seem to find the energy or time to look for your dreams anymore.... You think maybe you need better time management skills, but that's not the core problem. Look deeper....

Criss Ittermann is giving a 2-Part energy management intensive:

Part 1 on December 4th
Part 2 on December 16th

Both are from 8am to 12pm in the Montgomery Room (1st level) at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce at 30 Scott's Corners Drive in Montgomery, NY.

Admission is $45 per individual session or $75 for the pair.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Save the Date - Co-Ed Fundraiser

The Orange Day Chapter is cooking up a fundraiser event to raise Holiday Funding for CASA on Thursday December 3rd. Stay tuned for more details! -- Would you like your organization to SPONSOR the fundraiser? $150 donation gets YOUR name on all our announcements, on our postcards, and in our email blasts! Contact Criss for more details!

Transforming Burnout - Member Event

Transforming Burnout into a Burning Desire

Are you tired of being tired?
Are you getting more and more irritated at the people you love?
Is your life is spinning out of control?
Are you buried in "to do"s that you don't want to do?
Are you always caught up in playing catch-up?
Do you need time off after your time off?

Join Rev. Criss Ittermann (co-director of Orange County Day Chapter) on this FREE teleseminar for ideas and exercises based on the book Healer in the Hotseat: SURRENDER™ to burnout and create your burning desire. This seminar will give you the keys to the 9-step SURRENDER™ system for turning Burnout back into a Burning Desire. And all attendees will get a surprise and special offer!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 7:30pm EST - 9:30pm EST
FREE! Really FREE! Register NOW: Space is limited!
Get your call-in number & pin here.

For more information about my services go to:

College Planning - Member Events

Scared and confused about college?

Are you a parent of a high school student who is scared and confused about college? Are you asking yourself questions like, “How do we choose the right college?” or “How will we afford college?” Don’t stress for a minute longer, I can guide you through the overwhelming process painlessly. For more information about my services or to register for our FREE college planning seminars,
visit or call (718)874-9445 today.

Saturday, October 10, 2009 2-4 – Warwick, NY – How to send your child to college without going broke
Place: Gloria’s Total Beauty Salon & Spa, 127 Route 94 South, Meadow Crest Mall – Upper level, Warwick, NY

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 6:30-8:30 – Chester, NY – Picking colleges, college fairs/college visits and the admissions process
Place: The Castle Fun Center & Jesters Restaurant and Pub, 109 Brookside Ave, Chester, NY 10918. All seminars held in Jesters Restaurant & Pub

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 6:30-8:30 – Chester NY – Financial Aid, scholarships and grants.
Place : The Castle Fun Center & Jesters Restaurant and Pub, 109 Brookside Ave, Chester, NY 10918. All seminars held in Jesters Restaurant & Pub

Advance reservations required 718 874-9445. Call now!

[Contact our member Brenda Hall at the number above if you'd like these workshops in a neighboring area!]

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Winners Circles - Nationwide

A major benefit of belonging to the National Women's In Network is eligibility for membership in our Winners Circles. Winners Circles are mastermind groups where participants receive peer coaching, support, brainstorming and accountability to their goals.

The pilot Winners Circle group meets monthly in Florida, NY and the members have found it so useful they voluntarily upped their contributions and sign up for 5 month blocks to ensure attendance and commitment to the group. Following on their model, I will be facilitating nationwide Winners Circles by conference call. My conference call line allows me to break a larger group into smaller groups for intimate sharing.

Hopefully you are interested in attending our Winners Circles, especially now that we will be saving time and opening up a new enrollment period by conducting meetings by phone. To determine a set schedule for meetings, and to make sure there is sufficient interest, please take the following survey:

Winners Circle Testimonials:

This is an important of my own personal and professional "maintenance" of my wellbeing -- connecting in such an intimate and satisfying way with our NWIN members has continued to be a source of ongoing self-nurturing and satisfying connections with other members with whom I can experience a deeper relationship and offer support within the context of our all being on the same level "playing field"...where I am not the "coach", but just a "player". -- Sheila Pearl

The peer support and personal support are very important and helpful to both my business and me personally. -- JoAnne Bell

I love the level of group intimacy and I need that space in my life where I can open up about intertwined personal and business issues with people who can really "get it." I don't receive that level of understanding and support from family or non-business friends. I find the Winners Circles to be so valuable both personally and professionally that I plan to continue attending as a participant in spite of participating on the teleseminars as a facilitator and coach. -- Rev. Criss Ittermann

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Get Organized on a Budget!

Please join Lisa Montanaro from LM Organizing Solutions for her teleclass:

You CAN Afford a Personal Organizing Coach: Get Organized on a Budget!

Take Control! Certified Professional Organizer, Lisa Montanaro of LM Organizing Solutions, LLC is thrilled to announce the launch of her new DECIDE to be Organized Online Group Coaching Program, a 6-week teleclass series for those that want to achieve results at home, at work, and in life in an interactive group setting. Teleclasses will be Tuesday evenings from Oct. 6 to Nov. 10 from 7:30-9:00 pm. All classes will be recorded! Visit for details & registration, or call Lisa at (845) 988-0183.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ladies Night Out - Warwick

Annual Ladies Night Out
Thursday, August 20th 4 – 9 pm (raindate Aug 21)
Downtown Warwick

Mulberry Tree Learning Center's Deborah Guiliani has sent us the application in case anyone wants to have a table at the event ($50). Get the flyer here. She will also be having an open house during the event.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Backpack Fundraiser for CASA

Build backpacks to help benefit the children in the Court Appointed Special Assistant (CASA) program. These children are in the foster care system and are in need of school supplies. Our goal is to collect 50 pre-filled backpacks. Please help us in reaching our goal!

Please fill a new or very gently used backpack with the following school supplies:
  • 1.5" 3-ring binder
  • 200+ sheets loose-leaf paper
  • 4 single subject spiral notebooks
  • 3 composition books
  • 10 pens
  • 10 pencils #2
  • 24 crayons
  • 5 colored 2-pocket folders

Other supplies desired: TI80 Multi Function Math/Science Calculator, calculators, multi-subject notebooks (3 & 5 subject), pencil cases, coloring books, colored markers, erasers, covered pencil sharpeners, blank index cards, colored pencils, preschool workbooks, colored dividers for binders, graph paper, childproof scissors, glue sticks, rulers, Post-It™ notes, highlighters, correction liquid, master combo locks with code, pocket dictionaries, gently used Barron's books.

Once you have a filled backpack, please bring it to one of our many convenient drop-off points before August 24th or fill multiple backpacks and contact Melanie at Prisms Promotions 845-928-6914 for a pick-up!

Drop off Locations

AVC Hearing Aid Center
Middletown, NY
22 Mulberry Street
Suite 1C
(845) 342-5636

Edward Jones
779 Route 211 East
Middletown, NY 10941

Would you like to provide a drop-off point? Call Criss at 866-993-8932 x 303 and leave a message. We're currently seeking drop-off points especially in Monroe, Chester, Montgomery, Sugar Loaf, Warwick, New Windsor, Highland Falls, and Newburgh.

CASA assists children through the family court system, and serves as a volunteer witness and child advocate service working closely with the court system. Children in the program are usually placed in foster homes and foster families may not have the resources to outfit, feed, clothe and supply these children adequately. National Women's In Network Orange County Day Chapter is a proud supporter of Dispute Resolution Center's CASA program.

Cash donations and additional supplies are also greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Support NWIN members at local conference

Sheila Pearl will be sponsoring a table and signing her newest book Still Life. District leaders Cindy Marsh-Croll, Criss & Melanie are presenters, and Sharon Donaldson of I Baked is a dessert sponsor at QED's Hudson Valley Business Edge on Thursday, 6/11 in Fishkill. To register for great workshops, use coupon code NWIN to save $10 on your registration fee. This is a great opportunity to get sales & marketing tips while networking.

QED Business Edge Conference
Thursday, June 11th
7:45 am - 5:30 pm, followed by a cash bar, hors d'oeuvres and networking

The cost is $99 for the day. Use the promotional code NWIN to receive a $10 Discount.

Admission includes breakfast, lunch, dessert break, hors d'oeuvres during the evening open networking, all general sessions and up to 5 breakout sessions. Cash bar available during evening networking.

Business Edge is an annual all day business to business educational conference sponsored by Susan Quade of Quade Educational Dynamics, providing tactical, practical, usable information to business owners in the Hudson Valley. Choose 5 hours of education from 20 workshops, presented by local experts, designed for the business professional & with the specific goal of having you walk away with immediately useful information. And it gets better every year. Don't let another year go by without you being able to say "I was there back when..."

The Winning Connection - Book Signing

The Winning Connection: A Networker's Guide to Building Synergistic Wealth Building Relationships
By Laura Moritz & Sheila Pearl
Foreward by Bob Proctor

Personal outcome is determined by attitude, choices and alliances...not but luck or chance. Master the logistics proven to create positive results in changing times!!
Special 2 for 1 book offer till 7/1!

June 18th 5-9 The Grail at Cornwall

$10 at the door!

RSVP Laura Moritz

Pass along to your sphere of influence

Thursday, March 5, 2009

National Women’s in Network Announces Third Annual "Matrix"

Event is Postponed to May or June!!

The book arrived from the printers, but they printed the wrong file!! Next event will be scheduled AFTER the book arrives in perfect condition.

Winning Connection Matrix

Details to come!!

at The Grail at Cornwall

WORKSHOPS 12:00 - 4:30 (ladies only)
NETWORKING / BOOKSIGNING 4:30 – 8:00 (open to all)

$25 Evening Only - 5:00 – 8:00 (INCLUDES DINNER)
(pre-registered only ADD $10 at the door)




Book signing
“THE WINNING CONNECTION” Laura Moritz & Sheila Pearl
The Networker’s Guide to Wealth Building Synergistic Relationships


441 Round Lake Park Rd, Monroe, NY 10950

Sponsored by National Women’s IN Network

Membership Special!

Memberships are currently $99 in honor of the Winning Connection & the March Matrix at the Grail in Cornwall! More info shortly!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Open House Luncheon - 4/29/09

In Search of Sponsors, Prize Donations & Networkaholics!

You can't get enough networking! 

Wednesday, April 29th, 11:30am-2pm

Our yummy dessert is sponsored by Sharon Donaldson of I Baked.

Get your spotlight - become a sponsor!

Join us for open networking, a delicious buffet lunch & an opportunity to win great door or raffle prizes.  For every guest you bring, you'll receive one free entry in a special prize drawing.

$20 for early birds (payment must be received by 4/22) - $25 by PayPal
$30 for procrastinators & at the door
Prizes & donations will be accepted all the way through the event itself.

The event takes place at the new Manhattan Comedy Club, 400 Route 211 East in Middletown, NY.  Catering will be provided by The Copper Bottom (Florida, NY).

So you Think You're Funny?

Ever dream of being on stage as a comedian? We're looking for a few businesspeople who think they're funny for a 5 minute comedy slot on the stage! The audience will vote for their favorite amateur comedian. Business networkers only need apply! Apply here!

The only RSVP is a paid RSVP!! We can only fit 190 people in the room! Send your payment ASAP made out to NWIN-Day Chapter to P.O. Box 225, New Hampton, NY 10958.

All raffle prizes & donations for CASA are greatly appreciated. Thanks for your continued support & generosity.

For our fundraiser, limited sponsorship opportunities are available. Please call ASAP at (845) 928-6914 for more details so that we can promote our sponsors in event announcements! We will be handing out postcards & posting to community calendars throughout March & April -- the sooner we have sponsors the better!

Sponsorships will help defray the costs of the room, catering & advertising so that more money can be donated! All proceeds from the event will be donated to CASA (the Court Appointed Special Assistants program -- a divisiton of the Dispute Resolution Center -- that helps abused & neglected children).

Friday, February 20, 2009

Special Offer from Goshen Acupuncture & Massage

These are stressful times- I don't have to explain this point further... so for the month of March I'm offering a complimentary acupuncture session to all Women in Network Orange Day & Evening members.
No obligation for future treatment, simply a chance to relax: mentally, physically and emotionally.
If you are an existing patient you can have another treatment this month, on me.
If you are afraid of needles we can use press seeds. They don't puncture the skin and are just as effective.

Please don't hesitate to call if you have any questions.

Maryann McQuillan, L. Ac.
845-294-0584 (Mon- Th.)

Ps Abundance starts as a state of mind- so try to do whatever you can to reduce your stress.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Winners Circle Update

The current Orange County, NY Winners Circle is only temporarily open to new members. Starting February 27th, the meeting will be closed to new attendees until a new enrollment period in July.

To quote Ruth Landstrom:

In the last meeting, we decided to make a few changes to the Winners Circle. We thought that we'd try making it a closed group for the next five months (February - June), with no new additions until the summer. We also decided to increase the fee to $10/meeting and ask everybody to pay upfront for all five meetings ($50).

The intention of these changes is to increase everyone's commitment, so that the group can support us in an ongoing way. It is just too easy to bump the "me" time for all the other demands in our busy lives. If a meeting is already paid for, and we have said we'll be there, we're all more likely to show up! And that's good for everyone.

The other change is that I'll have some help with the logistics. Cindy Marsh-Croll will be handling the money, so she'll be contacting you separately about that first $50. JoAnne Bell will be sending out email reminders. And Criss Ittermann will update the NWIN blog with info about the Winners Circles.

So, please let me know if you'd like to try this new experiment, and save the dates! Meetings will be on the fourth Friday of each month, from 7:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., at Yoga for Well-Being, 2 Industrial Drive, Florida, New York.

February 27
March 27
April 24
May 22
June 26

I look forward to seeing you all each month!


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Winning Connection Expo

March 26th from 12-8 at The Grail in Cornwall

"The Winning Connection"
Book Signing!

The Ultimate Networking Event
Open To Men And Women
Save The Date!
Interested In Facilitating A Workshop?*
Contact Laura Asap..Space Limited

*Must Be A NWIN Member

Monday, January 19, 2009

What Everyone Ought To Know – The Small Business Update

Are you thinking about a second source of income? Could you use an extra paycheck to help with the bills (or to afford a few luxuries)? Are you watching your savings disappear? Free workshop!

  • 4 things to look for in creating an ongoing additional income stream.

  • Why is now the most important time to take a look?

  • Why should you even take a look?

  • No hype, just information.

  • Company neutral.

Limited space available. Sign up today!


Thursday, Jan.22nd 6:30-7:30

Tuesday, Feb. 10th 6:30-7:30

Thursday, Feb. 19th 6:30-7:30 Free gift for the first 10 people who register
and attend! Weather To Succeed, Inc. Location:

Hyde Park Shopping Center - Intersection of Rt. 9 & Pine Woods Rd.

4274 Albany Post Rd. (Rt. 9)

(Note: back left (Northeast) corner of the plaza next to Nancy's Hair Salon)

Hyde Park, NY 12538

Contact: Ann Totten

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Brainstorming Sessions

Mention the NWIN blog and attend a free session of The Crissing Link brainstorming sessions with Criss Ittermann of Eclectic Tech, LLC.

These group brainstorming sessions take place twice a month at the Orange County Chamber of Commerce building in Montgomery, NY -- more locations tba in the future. Sessions take place from 10:30am-1:30pm 1st Monday and 3rd Friday of the month. There is a hard limit of 5 people per session. For more details & testimonials see

Currently "bring your own lunch". If you're interested in becoming a lunch sponsor for the program, please contact Criss.

Space is limited. Make sure to RSVP for your free session!

Upcoming dates: 1st Mondays (3/2, 4/6...) & 3rd Fridays (3/20, 4/17...) -- Regular introductory price $30/session (price goes up to $45/session in April 2009).