Monday, December 28, 2009

January Meeting

Next meeting is scheduled for January 5th, 2010 at 11:00am (new members; networking) & 11:30 (meeting begins). Our host will be Natalie Harel-Yakov, financial strategist, Har-El Financial Group, 333 Skokie Blvd. Suite 112, Northbrook, IL 60062. Natalie will give an overview of her financial advising services including her focus on women's financial health followed by a tech review of mom4profit website, blog (how to sign up, update profile, download photos, etc.). Please bring your laptop, if possible.

RSVP as soon as possible to the blog whether or not you're attending.

Looking forward to seeing everyone and for meeting possible new members!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December 1st-Meeting Notes

Hi Everyone,
Today's meeting was hosted by Jen Collins from Oddbodd. She gave us a valuable overview of her business and how as business owners we all have potential for more growth by being connected to social media sites and online google searches. For more information you can contact Jen at

We had a guest, and potential member, Michelle Kelso, who is a life coach focusing on women and mothers. We look forward to learning more from Michelle at our next meeting.

We also discussed how to attract specific professions to our group. We came up with an initial list and are welcoming all of you to let us know which professions would be a benefit to the group and potentially to your individual businesses. Please reply via the blog with your requests/suggestions. Here is the list so far:

personal trainer
preschool/day care owner
event coordinator
landscape architect
commercial photographer
web programmer

Please note: When using the mom4profit email, please keep emails, specifically Reply All to a minimum. Mom4profit will forward any emails we deem pertinent to the entire group. Do not press Reply All unless absolutely necessary. We would like to keep the "channels open" so important emails are not missed. Use this email for the following only: personal/confidential emails to Natalie or Riv, flyers/event info to forward to the group. The blog should be used for conversation among members and for meeting information therefore, you'll need to check it at least every couple of days! Thanks for your cooperation and understanding!

Our next meeting will be on January 5th. It will be hosted by Natalie Harel-Yakov at her office, 333 Skokie Blvd. Suite 112 Northbrook. We will concentrate our meeting on Tech Issues, so please bring your laptops if you'd like!! This meeting is important given the changes mentioned above. Everyone will need to have easy access to the blog, rsvping and completing their profile.