Marketing is theme of Entrepreneurs meeting

Jan. 18, 2014 @ 03:45 PM

How do you like that frost on your car windows in the morning? One needs an extra 15 minutes to warm the motor, clear the windows, etc. I thought this was the South, and I was finished with those nuisance chores. It has been cold in the mornings, and I’m looking forward to warmer mornings.

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The January meeting of the Democratic Women of Union County will be held on the 22nd, at 11:30 a.m. in the Old Armory Community Center on South Johnson Street in Monroe. Soup and cornbread will be provided for luncheon for you. Bring a friend, and enjoy the first meeting of the year. Dues are due, $15, and you can make a check for $15, payable to DWUC, and mail to Van Crow, DWUC Treasurer, 315-B North Main Street, Monroe, NC 28112.                                        

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Did you happen to see on television the Texan, a restaurant owner, who decided to sell his restaurant, “Kaiserhof” in order to raise enough money to help one of his employees suffering with cancer, and no insurance to cover the medical bills. Now, that’s what I call a wonderful person.

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The Waxhaw Business Association’s WE (Waxhaw’s Entrenpeneurs) meeting is tomorrow evening at 6:30 p.m. in the CMC Community Room on Providence Road. The topic of the planned program is marketing in the current market place. You will find good ideas to better your sales through new marketing ideas. Everyone welcome. They meet on the third Wednesday morning at 7:45 a.m. in the American Legion Hall.

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In case you are not aware of the accomplishments of the Waxhaw Business Association, maybe I can tell you a little about the organization. The new President is  Earl  Cook, VP Shane Fraser, Treasurer, Karen Johnson. They offer “Business Of The Month,” networking at meetings, and quarterly “after hours,” (social get togethers,) showcase on display at monthly meetings, listing in the Village News & insertion in monthly online newsletter, use of the WE/WBA office for business meetings, listing on the WBA website, opportunity to display at BB&T, which is open to all businesses in Waxhaw, First Friday Table, meet and greet the community while sharing your business and community events.  Beginning in 2014, there are internships for your business through SPCC, as students become available, the Waxhaw Business Journal being developed through WE, you have the opportunity to sit and register members and guest each month. This is a great way to meet everyone. There is also an opportunity to share your hobby or interest with the students at South Providence. If you are interested in seeing what is involved, show up at South Providence School  Friday, January 31st, and see hard work of Barry Ross and the school’s students.

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Reminding you again, this coming Saturday and Sunday Storefront Theatre’s production of “Shotgun,” by John Biguenet will be at the Waxhaw Presbyterian Church, on Old Waxhaw Monroe Road in Waxhaw. Hope to see you. For more info, call 704-243-7283.

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Riddle Of The Week:  Which is the largest room in the world? The room for improvement.

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Joke Of The Week:  A woman walked into the kitchen and saw her husband stalking around with a fly swatter. “Any luck?” she asked. “Yes,” he said. “Three males, and two females.” “How can you tell them apart?” “Easy. Three were on that beer can, and two were on the phone.” (From the January issue of the American Legion Magazine.)

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The AARP Fraud Watch Network aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork provides tips and resources for spotting and identifying fraud. On the forementioned website you can obtain free “Watchdog Alerts” for news about con artists’ latest tricks. Remember, don’t give any info to anyone that you don’t know calls you on the phone.vWhy should they know anything about you, since you don’t know who they are. Hopefully you receive the AARP Bulletin. This month they tell you about all the scam artists’ tricks. They prey on senior citizens. Be careful who you give info to.

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The Friends of the Union County Public Library are holding a “free” Winter Author Event, featuring A.J. Hartley, author of “Tears Of The Jaguar,” “Act Of Will,” and “MacBeth,” Sunday, January 26th, at 3:00 p.m. in the Monroe Library Griffin Room. And before you know it, Wednesday, April 9th will be here. That is the date set for the 2014 Ladies Spring Tea, featuring authoring Diane Chamberlain. Diane is the international best-selling author of 22 novels, including “The Midwife’s Confessin,” The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes,” and most recently, “Necessary Lies.” Mark you calendars, so that you don’t miss these two terrific events!

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Mentioning the Friends of the Union County Public Library, are you a member? Dues for an individual are $20, Family, $30, Sponsor, $50, Patron, $100, Senior and Students are $10. You can either drop your check at your closest library, made payable to Friends of the Union County Public Libraries, or mail to P.O. Box, Monroe, NC 28111-3082.  Membership and contributions are tax deductible.

Have a great week, take time to smell the roses, schedule your mammo, but most important, remember how much “fina” it is to wake up in Carolina.