Network Luncheon Series


Series Sponsored by:


January 10, 2018 Dr. Will Miller

“Building An Extended Family”

The life of the American worker is generally out of balance. With record levels of stress-related problems we treat the symptoms of our angst but do too little to address the underlying problem. Based on his book Miserable@Work: Stop Blaming the Job and Fix What’s Really Broken, Dr. Will’s presentation helps us focus on re-calibrating our priorities to recover the life of energized creativity we desire. Humor and insight will be the experience for the audience.

Sponsored by:
Dr. Roger & Beth Bangs
Linda & Bob Sorensen


February 14, 2018 Stacy Grove, Brokerage Brewing Company 

“Brokerage Brewing Company Staking a Claim in the Community”

Stacy Grove, owner of Brokerage Brewing Company says, “flourishing communities are built around compelling gathering places. Our aim at Brokerage Brewing Company is for our community to gather over food, drink and the valuable matters of life.” Come and gather. Grab a pint. Join the story.

Sponsored by:
Sally Watlington

March 21, 2018 Amber Davis, Emergency Munchie Truck

“The EMT That Kept My Dream Alive”

Amber Davis, owner of the Emergency Munchie Truck that has saved so many of us from hunger and cravings, shares how she made her entrepreneurial dream true. For six years she has been developing and perfecting the spark of creativity that set her on the road to business success. There have been some roadblocks along the way, but she keeps on truckin’ to campuses, to outdoor markets and to local events.

Sponsored by:
Allstate - Jan Nielsen Agency
Cheryl Butcher, RE/MAX Ability Plus

April 11, 2018 Traci Goudy, Homecare by Design

“The Faith it Takes to Move a Mountain”

Opening a business is challenging enough, but creating one that is also a new concept takes much longer. You have to have that much more time, energy, finances and staying power. Learn how to stay grounded when you are the only one who sees "the vision" for your business. Learn how to navigate the educational curve for potential customers; cast your vision to your staff and gain support from others on the often rocky journey.

Sponsored by:
Ronda Walsh Schwab, Edward Jones
Dr. Teena Flook
Mary Reece

May 9, 2018 Sally Byrn

"Starting a Business by Facilitating an Entrepreneur”

Sally Byrn was a co-founder and owner of Solid State Chemical Information Inc. from 1991 to 2006, when the company merged with Aptuit. As President and CEO, she had turned the two-person company into one of the fastest-growing in the business. SSCI, located in Purdue Research Park, is now a division of Albany Molecular Research, Inc., and is a major international force in pharmaceutical and chemical data.

Sponsored by:
Dr. Jack and Leta Kelley
Grayce Lechtenberg
Barb Reif

Lunch is served at 11:30 am
Presentation is 12 pm - 1 pm

Cost is $15 per person

Call the YWCA to make a reservation at 765-742-0075
YWCA Greater Lafayette 605 N. 6th Street, Lafayette