In this issue: Alumni Fundraising Campaign, Fine Jewelery, Women Winemakers, Holiday Gift Soiree, Smart Buys, Graduation Approaches, WEV on TV, Employee or Independent Contractor Tax Seminar
Friend of WEV, Please enjoy this final newsletter of 2010! -The WEV Team
Alumni Fundrasing Campaign – One Month Remains
Shana Sisney is just one of many alumni who have stepped up in recent months to help close the gap on Women’s Economic Ventures’ $200,000 funding shortfall.
Shana organized a Cut-a-Thon at her salon, 19 Blue. What could your business do?
Not sure you have time to fund raise? Check out the great events below. They’re happening this month – just in time for holiday shopping – with proceeds going to WEV.
Fine Jewelry & 1st Thursday
When: TONIGHT! December 2, “1st Thursday”, 5-9pm Alumni: Maurice Moreno
Join in an evening of art, culture, wine and a raffle of fine jewelry and other auction items!
Bella Rosa Jewelry, 1103 State St., Santa Barbara
Women Winemakers, Jade Restaurant
More than 25 different wines will be featured! When: Sunday, December 5 & Wednesday, December 8 Alumni: Kathryn Graham (C’est Cheese) and Peter Zadeh (Ethnic Breads)
Dine at Jade Restaurant in a first ever celebration of women winemakers in Santa Barbara. More than 25 different wines will be featured! Four local winemakers and winery owners will be featured on each of two evenings. Enjoy a four-course meal with wine pairings. Featuring cheese from C’est Cheese and bread from Ethnic Breads. $90, with net proceeds to WEV.
Holiday shopping at its best with products and services from WEV alumni! Find fabulous gifts including hand-crafted jewelry, gift baskets, travel comfort products, organic cotton artistic handkerchiefs, hair products, scrumptious gift baskets, maternity clothes, locally-made products and even presents for your pets.
Gift certificates will be on sale for services including housekeeping, massage therapy, closet organizing, makeovers, hair styling and more. Gift-wrapping available on-site.
Alumni: Karim Kaderali Axxess Membership features exclusive discounts at over 300 local merchants, including unbeatable savings on dining out, golf, wine tasting, home, health, car and kids! $5 will be donated to WEV per membership purchase! Click here to purchase your 12th Edition Axxess Membership (2011). Select “Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV)” to ensure that WEV receives donations from your purchase.
Sama Ayurveda Alumni: Maria Carbonell-Elliott 10% proceeds of all Ayurvedic Healing Facials from Sama Ayurveda go to WEV – including free detoxifying mustard seed foot bath for those who mention WEV. RSVP online.
It’s not too late to make your contribution!
Learn more about the WEV Alumni challenge and contact an Alumni Team Director: Brenda Allison (email@example.com) in Ventura County and Matthew Berger (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dianne Duva (email@example.com) in Santa Barbara County.
Join WEV’s Board, staff, instructors and clients in celebrating the achievements of the Fall 2010 graduates of the SET and BPI classes across Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. After the ceremony, coffee and cake will be provided while guests browse the business expo!
Wednesday, December 15th, 6-8pm Marjorie Luke Theater 721 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara, 93103
WEV is grateful to announce that this event is supported in part by The Marjorie Luke Theatre’s Dreier Family Rent Subsidy Fund.
WEV on TV
Starting December 15th, Camarillo residents will see WEV Program Assistant, Llewellyn Somers and SET Graduate, Maria Durant (Dance4Wellness) on the local television program CityScene.
Tune in to hear about WEV’s impact on the local economy; learn about upcoming orientations in your area; and get inspired to take dance lessons at Maria’s new studio in Thousand Oaks!
When to watch?
– Channel 10 (Time Warner) and Channel 29 (Verizon FiOS) – Wednesday and Friday-Sunday: 12pm, 6pm, 7:30pm, 10pm
Employee or Independent Contractor Tax Seminar
December 7, 9am-12pm, Ventura
Attend this free seminar to learn how to distinguish between an employee and an independent contractor; the basics of statutory employment; independent contractor reporting requirements; and ways to get assistance View flyer.
Get Your British Fix! On December 1st (only six months after graduating from SET), Angela Torin opened the doors of her British retail shop, Hamptead Village, a unique and elegant retail store specializing in fine quality British goods.
Read more about her shop, and stop by for your holiday shopping. La Arcada Courtyard 1114 State Street, Suite 10 Santa Barbara, 93101 805.845.3343
downUnder Lingerie Boutique at Carpinteria First Friday
SET graduate Debbie Bacchilega invites you December 3rd, 5-9pm to her lingergie boutique, downUnder, to preview the 2011 MOVMODA Collection.
919 Maple Street, Carpinteria 805.684.7086
Have an achievement to share? Let us know! At WEV, our goal is your success. Help us highlight your achievements. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by the 28th of the month with client achievements or announcements!
Lock in $100 price before rates increase January 5th.
1. Newsletter announcement of your business. 2. Enhanced listing in our online business directory. 3. Free hour of consulting. 4. Discounted rate on further consulting. 5. 10 free hours of coaching though the Hudson Institute.
Current SET and BPI students pay only $50 before graduation!