Calendar of Events

Regular Meetings: WBN meets the 2nd Thursday evening of the month, except for special circumstances. Calendar dates are listed below.

Location: Unless otherwise specified, all meetings are in the Parish Hall (downstairs) at Holy Trinity Parish (formerly St. Theresa’s), 15 Still River Rd., Harvard, MA 01451. Directions

For SNOW cancellation info, call Renée at 978-456-9600 for the Thursday evening meetings. For daytime or other RSVP events, contact the RSVP person for that event.


Schedule for 2017–18

Thursday, September 14, 7:15 pm — Growing Your Business Beyond You
Speaker Meg O’Leary, co-founder of InkHouse, & now CMO of Capsule8.

You were brave enough to launch your business in the first place but most often the next phase is even harder. So much of scaling your business has little to do with why you started the business in the first place. It’s not about selling your offering — it’s about finance, PR, HR, operations and all the disciplines that are likely outside your core competencies.

Please join us for this interactive WBN meeting where we will aim to tackle the challenges of scaling your business. Come armed with your questions as well as your advice for your fellow colleagues.

Membership dues ($75) are due. BRING TO a MEETING or MAIL dues
payable to WBN c/o Cynthia Bryant, 21 Lawton Road, Shirley, MA 01464.

Thursday, October 12, 7:15 pm — Time Management & How to Achieve a Better Work/Life Balance
with Sarah Reiff-Hekking, Career and Life Coach.

Want to show a 25 second video or slide show as PART of your 30 second “elevator” intro at the October meeting? The first 3 people who contact me (and whose 2017-18 dues are paid/rec’d by Oct 5th) will have that opportunity. Let me know get details. joan@ZooterGroupTutoring.com.

Membership dues ($75) are due. BRING TO a MEETING or MAIL dues
payable to WBN c/o Cynthia Bryant, 21 Lawton Road, Shirley, MA 01464.

Tuesday, October 24, 12 noon — Fall luncheon at the Healing Garden in Harvard.

RSVP and pre-payment required. Cost $15, payable to the Healing Garden, includes lunch. RSVP to Cynthia Bryant, cbryant2vt@gmail.com

Saturday, October 28, 9 pm — Deadline for making changes to your entry in the WBN Membership Directory Booklet for 2017, so that you are included in the draft. All new photographs should be submitted by October 24. (If no new photo is submitted, we’ll use the one from a previous year.)

Thursday, November 9, 7:00 pm [NOTE EARLIER TIME]: Wine, Women, Wares & Song.
Special Location: The Healing Garden, Harvard

Back by popular demand, WBN hosts our third Wine, Women, Wares & Song. Guests welcome! Here is a unique opportunity for members to sell your wares, share your business story and learn more about your colleague’s businesses — and have fun doing it. Although not mandatory, you are encouraged to bring whatever props you may need to convey your work: displays, actual wares, brochures, or just a short talk. No props, no prob. Do come! Non members are welcome to attend to try out WBN, but unfortunately displays are limited to members.

Bring your appetites! The evening will include a potpourri of special refreshments. Wine is permitted, so if you would like a glass, please bring a bottle to share. In addition to hearing about each others’ businesses, we will have an opportunity to mingle.

Members may set up a table display. Bring your appetites! The evening will include a potpourri of special refreshments. Wine is permitted, so if you would like a glass, please bring a bottle to share. For those interested in setting up a table, RSVP is a must.  Guests welcome, but only members may set up a display. Watch for more info.

Thursday, December 14, 7:15 pm: WBN Holiday Party; SPECIAL LOCATION at a member’s home. (RSVP for location info)

Come get to know WBN members informally, share information and enjoy the evening. Bring finger food: a light snack, appetizer or dessert along with your business cards & brochures. It’s helpful to know who’s coming and what folks are bringing so please RSVP to Barbara Hirsch, bhirsch@elzabdesign.com, 781.859.7817, preferably before December 5th. Location information and directions will be sent to those members who RSVP.

Thursday, January 11, 2015, 7:15 pm:

Thursday, February 8, 7:15 pm:

Thursday, March 8, 7:15 pm:

Thursday, April 12, 7:15 pm:

Thursday, May 10, 7:15 pm:

Thursday, June 14, Early start time 6:30 pm, Annual Pot Luck dinner — SPECIAL LOCATION: The Healing Garden in Harvard.

Join us in their new patio garden for appetizers and an indoor sit-down dinner. It’s a year-end celebration of work well done, networking, and a chance to get to know each other better. Bring a food contribution of appetizer, main course, salad, or dessert. Please label your dish with your business card and bring a serving utensil for it.

Remember to bring your business cards and brochures for display and distribution as the WBN supply will not be available.

RSVP to Sarah LeLievre: MinimizeOrganizeSimplify@gmail.com, or call 978.505.4416, by Monday, June 5th and let us know what you’re bringing, or at least if it’s an appetizer, main course, salad, or dessert. WBN members, no charge; Guests, $10. Location: The Healing Garden, 145 Bolton Rd, Harvard, 01451. Directions

WBN does not meet in July and August.