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Sep 202017
 

Topic: “Forward Into Light”


TBW State President Mary Mackey will sponsor and present the program for the October meeting. The program will spotlight the HERstory of the Nineteenth Amendment and include a showing of “Forward Into Light,” a short documentary film about Inez Milholland, suffragist, labor lawyer, World War I correspondent, and public speaker who greatly influenced the women’s suffrage movement in America.

Mary Mackey joined TBW in January 2000. In February, the other 5 members of the Cooke County Local Organization (LO) determined she should be their Vice President. It was almost overwhelming and somewhat daunting; but a determination to overcome her shyness and improve her communication skills, and, more significant, the encouragement of the members gave her the courage to stay and give it a shot. She is currently serving as state president.

Mary is employed as the Controller for Providence Energy Operators, LLC, an exploration and production company focused on direct investments in the upstream oil and gas industry.

Mary gives special credit to the members of TBW for always being so very supportive and encouraging, mentoring her as she has grown personally, socially, and professionally. “Being a member of TBW has shown me that I can be me…and has made me a better ‘me.’ I am proud to be a member of this organization and honored to know the magnificent women in TBW.”

Guests should plan to arrive by 6:30pm while members should plan to arrive by 6:00pm for the business meeting.

When: Monday, October 9, 2017; Business Meeting at 6 PM; Hors d’oeuvres/Program at 6:30 PM; Networking at 7:30 PM

Where: Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075

Cost: Free! Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

“This event is not sponsored by the Plano Public Library System or the City of Plano.”

Sep 202017
 

WINE TASTING!

and Scholarship Fundraiser


Join Dallas Metro North TBW for its 2017 Wine Tasting and Scholarship Fundraiser at Spec’s, 1453 Coit Rd., Plano, Texas. Enjoy some wine. Help Dallas Metro North raise funds for our scholarships. Make some connections. Hang out with friends. Have some fun. For tickets, “contact us” by October 4, 2017 and we will send you the information you will need. Looking forward to seeing you there!

When: Saturday, October 7, 2017; 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

What: Wine and Light Snacks

Where: Spec’s, 1453 Coit Rd., Plano, TX (Southwest of corner Coit and 15th)

How: Submit a website comment below by October 4 for tickets

Cost: $30 per person, cash or check

Jul 242017
 

Topic: “Creating Your Own Spotlight: Networking & Presentations”


The program for the September meeting of Dallas Metro North TBW will be presented by Tracy Oswald. Creating Your Own Spotlight: Networking & Presentations

Do you avoid networking like the plague because you just don’t know what to say?
Are you more terrified of public speaking than you are of fluorescent lighting?

It seems like everyone is networking these days, and no one likes doing it! We walk into a room full of strangers with fear in our eyes and dread in our hearts, believing that everyone is cooler, smarter, more successful and much better at this than we are, so we end up standing near the coffee machine, scrolling through our phones, trying to look important and invisible at the same time.

But, does it have to be this way? What if you could create a spotlight for yourself that allowed you to shine in the warmest and most flattering light? And you could confidently walk into a room full of strangers and engage with anyone feeling at ease, excited and full of energy?  What if you could take that ease and confidence and apply it to your presentation skills, where you are able to stand up in front of a room and tell your story in a fun and engaging way, connecting with your audience and feeling both light and powerful while you’re doing it?

Tracy Oswald, Business & Leadership Coach, will share excerpts from her best-selling leadership course, Creating Your Own Spotlight.

Creating Your Own Spotlight:
Networking: The Exchange of Ideas
Straight Up Fear
Flip the Script
Don’t Follow Up, Futurize

Delivering Dynamic Presentations
Elements
Emotion
Execution

When: Monday, September 11, 2017; Business Meeting at 6 PM; Dinner/Program at 6:30 PM; Networking at 7:30 PM

Where: Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075

Cost: Dinner $20; Attendance without dinner $5

“This event is not sponsored by the Plano Public Library System or the City of Plano.”

Jul 242017
 

Topic: “Profit and Personal Responsibility”


The program for the August meeting of Dallas Metro North TBW will be presented by Phillip Huffines, Profit and Personal Responsibility. As a fifth generation Texan, Phillip’s relationship with Collin County started long before he opened his first business, a firework stand on Hwy 121. He has fond childhood memories of driving with his father between their family business and their country property in what would become Plano; Phillip watched Collin County develop in front of his eyes, in more than one way.

The Huffines Family has been proudly involved in Denton and Collin for over 90 years with family owned car dealerships and real estate developments. Phillip opened his first business while still in high school, a single firework stand on Hwy 121, which expanded to five locations within a few years in Plano, Lewisville, and Denton. Phillip had caught the entrepreneurial spirit that is still alive in Collin County. For the last 30 years, Phillip and his twin brother, Don, have been developing Collin County building infrastructure, roads, developing homes, and securing business development such as IKEA and the Frisco Rough Riders Baseball Team.

Phillip and his wife of 31 years, Holly, have three children, Haley, Hayden, and Garrett. Phillip enjoys hunting and the outdoors and, for the last 25 years, has been passionate about teaching business classes at high schools. As a volunteer and board member with Junior Achievement, Phillip encourages students to start their own businesses and inspire their entrepreneurial spirit.

When: Monday, August 14, 2017; Business Meeting at 6 PM; Dinner/Program at 6:30 PM; Networking at 7:30 PM

Where: Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075

Cost: Dinner $20; Attendance without dinner $5

“This event is not sponsored by the Plano Public Library System or the City of Plano.”

May 232017
 

Communication. Collaboration. Connection.


“We’re happy to announce that registration is now open for State Conference on June 9-10. Learn the skills and tools you need to be successful in your career and business. Gain the confidence to be an effective leader. Join fellow TBW members and guests from across the state for workshops, discussions and networking. It’s time to connect! Register at tbwconnect.com by May 25, 2017! ($25.00 Late Fee After Deadline) You do not have to be a member to attend!

Schedule
FRIDAY, JUNE 9TH
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Communicating with Confidence – Marti Cason
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Running an Effective Meeting – Regina Johnson
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Conflict Resolution – Pat Bell
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch – Networking
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM The Power of Self-Talk – Tracy Oswald
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM 10 Habits of a Good Manager – Kendra Kinnison
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Growing Leaders – Silvia Pendleton

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM TBW Conference Registration
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Past State Presidents’ Dinner
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM TBW Reception – hors d’oeuvres

SATURDAY, JUNE 10TH
8:00 AM –   8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM –   9:30 AM Opening Session
9:30 AM – 11:00 PM Business Session
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Luncheon with Guest Speaker – Burton Gilliam
1:30 PM –   4:00 PM Business Session
5:30 PM –   8:00 PM President’s Dinner and Officer Installations

Location
Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Allen
704 Central Expy S. Allen TX
214-547-1700
Special Room Rate is $89 + Tax/Fees

To reserve a hotel room call Hilton Garden Inn at 214-547-1700.

Mention Texas Business Women in order to get discounted rate.
Hotel Reservation Deadline is May 25, 2017
(The TBW Room Discount Expires)

Vendor Booths
Advertise at State Conference! If you have services or products to promote, take advantage of our state-wide network of professional women. Reserve a table to build brand awareness and reach your audience.
1-Day Vendor Table: $25
2-Days Vendor Table: $40
Contact us at conference@tbwconnect.com to reserve a vendor table.

Speakers


Communicating with Confidence
Marti Cason

Marti Cason has been an educator for over a decade, teaching at all levels from primary grades to post-secondary. She is working as a graduate assistant at the University of North Texas while working toward a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. Marti’s research interests currently include numeracy development, a dialectic perspective of mathematics concepts, and developing hip-hop pedagogy for mathematics classrooms. As an educator, she challenges both students and fellow educators to be innovative in their approach to mathematics. Marti has been a member of TBW for the past two years and is part of the team that developed the Communicating with Confidence workshop. She currently resides in Denton with her husband, Randy, and two dogs, Holli and Cricket; they are all enthusiastic fans of the Texas Rangers!


Running an Effective Meeting
Regina Johnson

Regina Johnson is currently serving as Secretary of the Texas Business Women’s Board of Directors.  Regina has been a member since 1977.  She has served as a Local Organization President, District Director and in many other Local Organization, District/Regional and State committee chairs and offices.  She is a former chair of the Texas Business & Professional Women’s Foundation.  Regina is a former Texas Young Careerist, representing Texas at the 1978 BPW/USA National Convention. Professionally, Regina earned a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Texas, Austin in 1975.  Since receiving her degree, she was employed at The Dow Chemical Company.  Regina held many leadership positions in Research & Development, Manufacturing and in Marketing.  She is now retired from Dow after 37 years of service.

Serving on the TBW Board of Directors, Regina is anxious to contribute her business and development skills to this great organization.  Having worked in a non-traditional female career for almost 35 years, she has seen the impact of education on women.  She would like to assist more women to benefit from increased training and education, giving them improved life skills for them and a greater economic benefit for them and their families.


Conflict Resolution
Pat Bell

Pat Bell has been a member of BPW/TBW since 2003.  Employed as a Virtual Project Lead for ManpowerGroup RPO, she takes time to deliver leadership development training sessions and coaching to keep her entrepreneurial spirit alive.

A proud mother of three adults, Pat is enjoying her 50’s and the new discoveries of life with women full of destiny.  Forever grateful to BPW/TBW for the rich experiences, friendships and privilege to serve as State President for 2014 – 2016.


The Power of Self-Talk
Tracy Oswald

Tracy Oswald is a Business leader, speaker and expert executive coach who helps smart, successful high achievers live extraordinary lives. Creator of the 12 Houses of Leadership, a leadership development strategy, she’s helped hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs achieve things they never thought possible.

Unlike many other speakers and coaches, Tracy’s unique blend of emotional intelligence, warm humor and bold delivery allows her to scale the walls we’ve all put up around ourselves, win the hearts and minds of her clients and audiences and allows them to access powerful parts of themselves they never knew existed.


Habits of a Good Manager
Kendra Kinnison
Kendra L. Kinnison, MBA, CPA, is the General Manager for Port Royal Ocean Resort and President of PRexcel, a consulting firm serving the hospitality industry. She also provides leadership coaching to help others achieve excellence through habits. Kendra is Chair of the Texas Business and Professional Women’s Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Travel Industry Association, the Advisory Board of the College of Business at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, and the Island Strategic Action Committee for the City of Corpus Christi. Over the last two decades, Kendra has served in leadership positions in a number of community service organizations.
Holding an MBA and BBA from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Kendra is the youngest MBA graduate in the school’s history. She is also a graduate of Leadership Corpus Christi Class XXX and was the Steering Committee Chair for Class XXXV. Kendra was an inaugural selection to Corpus Christi’s Top 40 Under 40 list in 2006 and was a Y Women in Careers Honoree in 2005.


Growing Leaders
Silvia Pendleton

Silvia Pendleton has been a manager, business owner, entrepreneur, volunteer leader, board member, meeting planner, job placement counselor, community coordinator, association executive, and several other titles during her career.

In addition to her current role with the Success Kit 4 Managers, her recent experience includes working for the Texas Self Storage Association as Director of Operations, Marketing & Membership and launching her own consulting business Arcadia Management Services. She’s worked with The National Center for Victims of Crime in New York and Washington, D.C. for several years. She served as President of Texas Business Women from 2010-2011 and is an active member of the Austin Local Organization.

She received recognition for activities in the organization including the 2002 Outstanding Region Director, and the 2008 Woman of the Year award. She was recognized in 2002 Who’s Who in Association Management, and achieved the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 2014.


So You Want to Be an Actor
Burton Gilliam
Actor/Motivational Speaker

Talk About a Hollywood Success Story! Imagine being plucked from the relatively obscure but satisfying life of a 14-year veteran Dallas firefighter/Golden Gloves boxing champion and being cast in two Academy Award-winning films in a row! Incredible… and that is exactly how you would describe the acting career of Burton Gilliam… INCREDIBLE! From Paper Moon, Blazing Saddles, Honeymoon In Vegas, Fletch, Back to the Future Ill, and 46 other films, Burton has worked with heavyweights Mel Brooks, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, James Stewart, Roy Rogers, Nicolas Cage, Burt Reynolds, Andy Griffith, Jeff Bridges, Hilary Swank, Chevy Chase, Richard Chamberlain, Blythe Danner, Alan Arkin, Patty Duke, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alec Baldwin, Michael J. Fox, Willie Nelson, James Caan, Charles Bronson and many more.Numerous TV credits and commercial work has kept him busy, too.

You’ll recognize his face and voice from commercials for major products such as Ford Motor Company, Coco-Cola, Chrysler, Hyundai. Quaker StateMotor Oil, Taco Bell, McDonald’s, and local car dealerships. He was the national spokesperson for Pace Picante(“Hey, that stuff’smade in New York City!”) for twelve years.

Burton and his wife Susan now reside in Allen, Texas. They have two children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who live in the Dallas area.”

May 012017
 

Topic: “Mindful Communication: Practice Listening and Speaking in a Mindful Way”


“Research shows that at least 40 percent of our waking hours are spent listening. Within a few minutes following a discussion, the average listener is able to recall only 25 percent or less of what he heard. As the day goes on, even that percentage diminishes considerably” Rebecca Z. Shafir, The Zen of Listening: Mindful Communication in the Age of Distraction

Marti Cason, a Dallas Metro North TBW member, will present “Mindful Communication: Practice Listening and Speaking in a Mindful Way.” Marti has been an educator for over a decade, teaching at all levels from primary grades to post-secondary. Teaching others is not only about speaking, but listening to your audience. While earning a Master’s in Education Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, one of her professors had the class read Susan Scott’s Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time. It was a powerful read, and it was influential in helping Marti begin to engage more authentically and mindfully in conversations at work and in everyday relationships.

Marti is currently working as a graduate assistant at the University of North Texas while working toward a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. Marti’s research interests currently include numeracy development, a dialectic perspective of mathematics concepts, and developing hip-hop pedagogy for mathematics classrooms. As an educator, she challenges both students and fellow educators to be innovative in their approach to mathematics. Marti has been a member of TBW for the past two years and is part of the team that developed the Communicating with Confidence workshop. She currently resides in Denton with her husband, Randy, and two dogs, Holli and Cricket; they are all enthusiastic fans of the Texas Rangers!

When: Monday, May 8, 2017; Networking at 6 PM; Dinner at 6:15 PM

Where: Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075

Cost: Dinner $20; Attendance without dinner $5

“This event is not sponsored by the Plano Public Library System or the City of Plano.”

Mar 282017
 

Topic: “Collin County Update, County Finances & Transportation Planning”


Collin County Commissioner, Chris Hill, will present our April program, Collin County Update, County Finances & Transportation Planning.  Chris is a sixth-generation native Texan, and a fourth-generation resident of Collin County. In the early 1900s, his great-great-grandfather was a Collin County farmer in the same precinct Chris now represents as county commissioner. Chris has been married to his high school sweetheart, Laura, for 19 years. Today, they live in McKinney with their three children.

Prior to his election as county commissioner, Chris served as an Executive Pastor, and worked as a corporate accountant and controller in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

As the first person in his family to graduate from college, Chris earned a Bachelor of Political Science degree from Texas A&M University at Commerce, a Master of Pastoral Leadership degree from Columbia Biblical Seminary, a Master of Business Administration degree from Webster University, and a Master of Accounting and Information Management degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Chris and his family attend and volunteer regularly at Christ Fellowship church in McKinney. He is a member of the Rotary Club of McKinney, the Kiwanis Club of McKinney, the Texas Home School Coalition, and a life member of the National Rifle Association. He currently serves on the board of directors for The Samaritan Inn and Minuteman Disaster Response. Chris is an Eagle Scout and a member of MENSA.

In both of his campaigns for county commissioner (2012 and 2016), Chris pledged that he would pursue limited government, low taxes, and excellence in every aspect of county government. In his first four years as commissioner, Collin County reduced the property tax rate four consecutive times. Today, Collin County has the #1 lowest county property tax rate of all 254 Texas counties, and is a leader in the state of Texas in economic opportunity and county government efficiency.

When: Monday, April 10, 2017; Networking at 6 PM; Dinner at 6:15 PM

Where: Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075

Cost: Dinner $20; Attendance without dinner $5

“This event is not sponsored by the Plano Public Library System or the City of Plano.”

Mar 072017
 

Chief Gregory W. Rushin, Chief of the Plano Police Department, will present our March program.  Gregory W. Rushin has served as Chief of the Plano Police Department, Plano, TX since November of 2001. The Plano Police Department is an accredited agency with over 600 employees. Chief Rushin has a diverse law enforcement background, with over thirty- seven years of police experience.  Chief Rushin began his career as a Deputy Sheriff in Illinois. He is also a former FBI Agent, who served in the Washington, D.C. area during his tenure. Chief Rushin has a Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement Administration and a Master of Science Degree in Human Relations and Business.

When: Monday, March 13, 2017; Networking at 6 PM; Dinner at 6:15 PM

Where: Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075

Cost: Dinner $20; Attendance without dinner $5

“This event is not sponsored by the Plano Public Library System or the City of Plano.”

Feb 072017
 

Dr. James Chanez

Topic: “Are You Sure You Don’t Have High Blood Pressure and Are You Really Current On Your Vaccinations?”


Dr. James Chanez will present our February program about Hypertension. Because there are no initial symptoms, 30% do not know they have it. The risk for death and disability from cardiovascular disease doubles for every 20/10 mmHg elevation in blood pressure. Come and learn the facts! And as an added bonus, Dr. Chanez will talk about keeping up with adult vaccinations. Tetanus boosters are not the only vaccinations you should be getting!

Dr. James Chanez has an established private practice specializing in Internal Medicine and Diagnosis. He completed his Medical Degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2000. Dr. Chanez has been published in the D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Dallas multiple years and he is the President and Founder of the North Texas Latin American Physicians Association Charitable Foundation.

When: Monday, February 13, 2017; Networking at 6 PM; Dinner at 6:15 PM

Where: Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075

Cost: Dinner $20; Attendance without dinner $5

Jan 022017
 

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Angela Prior, LCSW, RYT

Topic: “Stressed to Blissed”


Feeling Stressed? Who isn’t these days? Most of us spend more than 8 hours a day at work anymore, we spend another hour in the car, and then there is still a long to-do list waiting for us when we get home. Join Angela Prior LCSW, RYT on how to use Laughter Yoga, Chair Yoga, and Mindfulness to move from Stressed to Blissed in 5 minutes. Whether you are at your desk, in the car, or staring at your to-do list you can find your bliss.

Angela Prior is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Yoga Teacher. She is the owner of Mind & Body Dallas a holistic private practice that focuses on healing and wellness through counseling, yoga, mindfulness meditation, and self-care coaching. Angela graduated with her MSW from The Ohio State University and her BA from The University of Findlay. She is currently also a teacher at Lotus Yoga Dallas where she teaches multiple yoga classes at a variety of experience levels. Prior to opening her own practice Angela worked at UT Southwestern Medical Center in their Employee Assistance Program which is where she began developing her desire to help people manage their stress from work more effectively. Angela’s goal through her work is to help move people from stressed to blissed so they too can live a happier and healthier life.

When: Monday, January 9, 2017; Networking at 6 PM; Dinner at 6:15 PM

Where: 5068 W Plano Parkway, Suite 300, Plano.  Exit the elevator on the
third floor and you will see a glass-enclosed reception area ahead.  Look for someone there to
greet you and direct you to the meeting conference room.

Cost: Dinner $20; Attendance without dinner $5