In this issue: Save the Date! WEV Connects at Brasil Arts Cafe, Client of the Month: Amy Dixon, Sponsorship Opportunity
Dear Friend of WEV,
There are plenty of upcoming opportunities where you can expend that extra energy that Spring seems to bring! Enjoy this issue of WEV Got News full of networking and professional development events happening soon.
-The WEV Staff
Save the Date! WEV Connects at Brasil Arts Cafe
You’re invited to connect with the WEV small business community. Build your business network while exploring our host and WEV client business, Brasil Arts Cafe – a restaurant and studio bringing Brazilian culture to Santa Barbara through authentic food, dance fitness and live music!
When: Thursday, April 17th, 6-8 pm Location: Brasil Arts Cafe, 1230 State Street, Santa Barbara Cost: Free More information and to RSVP, click here.
Client of the Month: Amy Dixon
WEV graduate, Amy Dixon, feeds the body and soul at The Baker’s Table with organic, local, and fair trade ingredients. Read more here!
WEV’s annual Empowerment is Priceless fundraiser is coming up this spring in Ventura! We’re currently looking for sponsors for the event. If you or your company may be interested, please reach out to Danelle by email or at (805) 456-2347 for more information!
Social Media Workshop
Lorrie Thomas Ross, CEO of Web Marketing Therapy, Inc. will show you how to use online tools to strategically create meaningful relationships at this Association for Women in Communications – Santa Barbara (AWC-SB) workshop.
When: Wednesday, April 2nd, 5:30-7:30 pm Location: Antioch University Santa Barbara Cost: $20 non members, AWC-SB members free More information and to register, click here.
TV Santa Barbara’s PSA Day!
TV Santa Barbara is offering nonprofits located in or providing services within Santa Barbara County a chance to tape an up to 2 minute public service announcement in their Media Arts Center. There are a variety of packages available. Click here for more details.
Emotional Intelligence for Women in Leadership Offered through UCSB Extension, this workshop for women leaders will cover the key components of Emotional Intelligence and its personal and professional relevance. When: Saturday, May 17th from 9:00 am-4:00 pm Where: UCSB Campus Cost: $125 Early Bird Discount (before May 3rd), $175 on or after the early bird deadline More information and to register, click here.
The SUPER Women’s Networking Luncheon
You have worked hard to build your business. Take time out to share what you do best in a beautifully supportive atmosphere. This group meets on the last Wednesday of the month.
The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program offers free tax help to people who make $52,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. Advance level tax preparers are also available for self-employed.
When: Tuesday, March 25th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Location: Camarillo Public Library Cost: Free More information and to register, click here.
NAWBO-SB Networking Event
March to Success! Join the NAWBO-SB community for an evening of cocktails and networking.
When: Thursday, March 20th, 5:30-7:30 pm Location: Blush Restaurant, Santa Barbara Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door More information and to register, click here.
Free Tax Seminar
The Employment Development Department (EDD) invites you to join them for a free Federal/State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar. Learn California and federal payroll reporting requirements.
Date: Tuesday, March 25th, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Location: Ventura EDD Tax Office For more information and to RSVP, click here.
“An Evening in Spain” Benefiting WEV!
Help us celebrate the joy of bringing women-owned businesses to life as we present a fundraiser and cooking demo with wine pairing. Join us as Chef Amy Tyrrel of Morsels as You Wish demonstrates seven traditional Spanish dishes that participants will sample, each magically paired with just the right wine. All proceeds go directly to support WEV’s programs!
Date: Wednesday, March 26th from 6:00-8:00 pm Location: Spice-Topia, Downtown Ventura Cost: $65 per ticket For more details (see the full menu!), and to purchase tickets, click here.
Do You Shop At Lazy Acres?
What if you didn’t have to change your habits or do anything extra for WEV to receive donations? Well, with the Escrip program at Lazy Acres Market in Santa Barbara that’s exactly what happens! Sign up for a Lazy Acres Market Community Card by filling out this form and bringing it in the next time you shop. For the form, the Group ID number is 500044536. Then a percentage of your purchase totals will be donated back to WEV. Questions, call Danelle Mangone, WEV Development Coordinator at (805) 456-2347 or email@example.com.
Sara Harvey, Fall 2013 SET graduate, is launching her business Nayll on March 21st! Nayll is an e-commerce site that lets your create and name your own nail polish. You design it, they make it! Try it out with this special one-time use code, WEV, for 20% off an order until April 30th. Congratulations Sara! Start designing your polish now at the Nayll site.
Local swimwear brand booming!
Meagan Howard of Boys and Arrows swimwear launched her business in 2011 from Ventura County. Already found in stores around the world, Boys and Arrows swimwear is now stocked at Anthropologie.com. Congrats to the Boys and Arrows team on their tremendous expansion over the past few years!
Publicize Your Business Achievements
We’re always on the lookout for a new Client of the Month, Success Story or additions to the Client Achievements section of the newsletter. But don’t wait for us to find you… let us know how you’re doing now! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Contribute To the Classifieds
If you’ve got something for sale or rent – or a special deal to share with the WEV community – email email@example.com