September 2013 Issue 2 In This Issue: Client of the Month: Paula Parisotto, and Spring 2014 Business Training Courses: Now Enrolling!
Dear Friend of WEV,
Transition into fall with this issue of WEV Got News!
-The WEV Staff
Client of the Month: Paula Parisotto
Our September Client of the Month, Paula Parisotto, enrolled in a Personal Development class that led her to discover (and eventually pursue!) her need for creativity, personality and an intrinsic passion for fashion. She enrolled in SET to develop a personal fashion-styling business, and adopted a new life motto that has landed her a number of editorial spreads: “Don’t live your life wishing. Live your life by doing!” Read more of her storyhere!
Spring 2014 Business Training Courses: Now Enrolling!
If you know someone who wants to start a business, then be sure to share our Orientation info with them–they might need a little nudge! Our next orientation is on Wednesday, September 25th from 12-1pm!
Visit our website and register to learn more about our Self-Employment Training (SET) and Business Plan Intensive (BPI) courses. Orientations are free, hour-long sessions to learn about the resources available to entrepreneurs, and to test your readiness to enroll in one of our programs. Click here for more information and to sign up!
Books For Breakfast
WEV’s very own founder, Marsha Bailey, will be facilitating Association for Women in Communications “Books for Breakfast” event. The discussion will be addressing two books: Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Streetand Achieve Real Prosperity. For more information, and to purchase tickets, click here.
Date: Friday, September 27th
Location: Santa Barbara
NAWBO: Stress Free Productivity
Join NAWBO as they host “Stress Free Productivity?”…Are You Kidding Me?” with David Allen, the international best-selling author of Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity. He’ll share the best practices for creating clear and free space to maximize your ability to deal with the changes, surprises, and potentially overwhelming things that have your attention. For more information, click here!
Date: Wednesday, September 25th
Location: Santa Barbara
2013 Community Gems Awards
The 2013 Community Gems Awards honors exceptional women in the Ventura County area. Van Gundy Jewelers invites you to nominate a woman you know who is deserving of this special recognition.
The submission deadline is Thursday, October 10th, and the Community Gems will be announced on November 7, 2013. For more information, click here!
Aria Edry– SET graduate and Thrive in Five member– curates and produces a film series at the Arts Council of Conejo Valley. Join her at the premiere of the Marina Abramovic THE ARTIST IS PRESENT
Date: Saturday, September 28th; 7pm
Location: Thousand Oaks
Purchase tickets here. For more information, contact Aria at email@example.com.
Local Comedy Show
Enjoy a quality comedy show–F&%@# You Jerry Lewis— from the female persuasion, with SET graduate and local comedian Kimmie Dee!
Date: Saturday, September 21st 7-9pm
Location: Velvet Jones, Santa Barbara
Valerie Burns WILL Be a Breast Cancer Survivor
Valerie Burns– a vibrant SET graduate, and owner of Valerie Burn Image Consulting–is facing a great challenge. She has malignancies in both breasts, seen in only 5% of cases. Her insurance is limited and covers only some costs. Please consider contributing to her campaign to become a breast cancer survivor. Read more of her story and donate here.
15% Off Your Business’s Design Projects
Marisol Nisthal, a recent WEV graduate, started her new business “Nisthal Design” to provide Graphic Design & Interior Design services for business and for home– ALL in one place!
If you or someone you know has pondered about how to tackle a design project, mention WEV and receive 15% OFF her design services to get you started.
Contact Marisol for a FREE design consultation at (626) 991-1495 or Marisol@
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