We’re always proud of the accomplishments of our clients. This issue, three of our clients are celebrating their grand opening anniversaries, and represent all three of our programs: SET (Self-Employment Training), Thrive in Five®, and the Loan Program. We hope you’ll join us in congratulating these women on their achievements. Enjoy this issue of WEV Got News!
-The WEV Staff
More Money to Lend to Small Businesses The WEV Loan Program has grown! Have you been thinking about hiring a new employee? Need a website makeover? Have your eye on a bigger retail space? We hope you’ll consider applying for a WEV loan. WEV has more money to lend than ever, and wants to support you in growing your business. For the loan application in English click here and for the Spanish form, click here. We hope to hear from you!
WEV Client Profile: Diane de Mailly Before becoming an entrepreneur, Diane de Mailly, owner and founder of DDM Metering Systems, was miserable at her job. With 70 hour work weeks, she found herself unable to work passionately for someone else’s goals and dreams. In 1996, Diane went out on her own and never looked back. As a WEV client and the NAWBO Ventura President, Diane is deeply invested in the local entrepreneurial community. To read more about Diane, click here.
Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura (HACSB) Education and Career Fest
Come learn about job opportunities, educational resources, and make business connections. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.
All ages welcome! For more information, please contact Juliana Gallardo at 805-647-9950 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to stop and say hello at the WEV table.
When: Thursday, September 24th, 5:30-7:00 PM Where: Westview Village, 995 Riverstreet, Ventura Cost: Free
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Nicole Raden (email@example.com) one paragraph about why you would like the opportunity to join this networking group.
Deadline: Friday, September 25th at 5:00 PM
Latino Heritage Month Mixer The Latinos in Business committee is celebrating Latino Heritage Month with a Mixer! Join us in networking and building relationships with the Latino market. This mixer is for anyone that wants to grow their business and tap into the most influential demographic in the US.
When: Tuesday, September 15th 5:30-7:00 PM Where: Nom Tequila Grill, 450 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura Cost: Free for Camarillo Chamber members/ $10 for nonmembers
Dr. Nancy O’Reilly helps women claim power and respect, conquer internal barriers, and work together to become stronger leaders in our professional and personal lives ultimately creating a better world.
Connect with NAWBO-SB and together we can begin to shift the male dominance in board rooms, politics, and more!
When: Wednesday, Sept. 23rd, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM Where: The University Club, Santa Barbara Cost: $35 members, $50 nonmembers
Walk With NAWBO Sept. 26th! General Heart Walk is inspired by the American Heart Association’s effort to raise funds and save lives. Join us for the AHA Heart & Stroke Walk on September 26th! Together, we can build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke – the nation’s No.1 and No.5 killers. Join the NAWBO Team today!
When: September 26th, begins at 8:30 AM Where: The Fess Parker, Santa Barbara Cost: Free, Donations welcome
To join the team or for more information, click here.
Eat, Meet & Greet at the October Ladies Luncheon!
Ladies Luncheon gathers women together for networking, socializing and to support one another. Join them as they meet, greet, eat, and shop!
When: Thursday, October 1st, 11:15 AM-1:00 PM Where: Pierpont Inn & Spa, Ventura Cost: $27 (includes a lunch buffet)
When: Thursday, October 1st 5:00-8:00 PM Where: The Fess Parker, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara Cost: Free
For the employer registration, please contact Stephanie at (805) 965-3023 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal / State Basic Payroll Tax Seminar
Need help navigating your payroll taxes? Join EDD for a free seminar covering payroll requirements, independent contractor requirements, electronic filing, payment options and more. There are two opportunities to attend:
When: Thursday, Sept. 24th, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM Where: America’s Job Center of California, Simi Valley Cost: Free
When: Friday, October 9th at 9:00 AM-3:30 PM Where: 130 E. Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Cost: Free
Lovely Evening at Goodland Kitchen Thank you to Julia Crookston, owner of WEV client business Goodland Kitchen & Market for hosting a private WEV event last week. It was a lovely evening featuring a locally sourced 3-course meal and stories about local growers and food purveyors. Chef Julia and her business are true gems of Old Town Goleta. Be sure to stop in for breakfast or lunch sometime soon.
Support WEV Clients
The Sauna Studio’s One Year Anniversary Soiree
Please join WEV Graduate Julie Teron, owner of The Sauna Studio along with WEV Graduate Si-Si McQuade, Massage and Colon Hydrotherapist, in celebrating their one year anniversary. They will have special giveaways, discounts, food, drinks, and tours for new guests. Their very own front desk associate and WEV graduate, Stacy Gross will be the entertainment with her amazing band, “Summer Lights”. Hope to see you there!
When: Friday, September 18th 5:00-8:00 PM Where: The Sauna Studio, 3439 Telegraph Rd, Ventura Cost: Free
Law Office of Virginia Fuentes Is Officially Open for Business
WEV client Virginia Fuentes specializes in helping new and established businesses develop employment management policies and procedures that sustain their mission and vision. With experience in human resources and employment law, Fuentes provides one-on-one attorney support with customized consultations, workplace investigation services, and training courses.
For more information contact Virginia at email@example.com.
WEV Graduate Is International Bestselling Author
What does WEV graduate Keya Murthy have in common with Neal Donald Walsch, Sonia Choquette, Robert Allen, Arielle Ford, Marci Shimoff, and Christine Kloser? They are all contributing authors to the international best-selling series Pebbles in the Pond. When you buy any of her books, you get a free thirty minute Discovery Session. You may contact her directly here to buy your book and schedule your session.
Resurrections Designs at Antique Adventures
Resurrections Designs will be showcased among 62 other vendors at Antique Adventure‘s for its grand opening. Come and see their one-of-a-kind pieces and meet the artist behind them all. Antique Adventures is located in the Boot Barn’s previous location.
Happy 1st Anniversary to The Sauna Studio! Congratulations WEV client Julie Teron, owner of The Sauna Studio on their first anniversary!
Publicize Your Business Achievements
We’re always on the lookout for new client achievements for 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
Office Space for Rent
WEV volunteer Barbara Brown, of BBM&D Strategic Branding has a 200 square feet private office including a kitchen, mail, restroom, parking, and conference room available for rent for $350 per month. The office is located at 4882 McGrath Street, Suite 310, Ventura. If interested, please call 805-650-5555.
WEV Client Business Directory
Did you know WEV has a client business directory on our website? Did you know that if eligible, we’ll list your business for FREE? Click here to check out the directory and complete a simple form to request a listing for your business.