Meri Kerekanich--WOW President
I am continually blessed with all the WOW members and their comments after events. Most importantly, I sincerely can’t wait for my monthly “fix” of WOW women; seeing their beautiful faces and just spending time learning more about them personally and professionally. WOW has become more than I ever imagined in the 10 years since its inception and has truly brought awareness of the incredible businesses that make up our valley as well as enriching all who participate! The event at 503 Uncorked, Sherwood Center of the Arts and the sneak preview of Shannon Johnson’s new restaurant Smockville drew 50 members and I have to say the evening was pure delight! I received so many incredible e-mails of thankfulness for being a member and attending the joy filled event as well as details of new connections made and rippling business effects from conversations! We had three new members join after attending and brand new members that commented that they should have joined ages ago. All of this melts my heart because I see WOW working in its purest sense; it is allowing a forum where women can come and learn about their community, know they will have an incredible time but also form new personal and professional relationships! Oh boy the WOW Christmas Surprise Extravaganza is around the corner and although I wish we could have more than 60, we are limited to that number, so if you wish to attend, please know that it is by credit card only and on a first come basis. We sold out in less than 10 hours last year, so keep a watchful eye! No one knows when the invitation is coming out but it will be shortly after our foray to the dark side and our casual get together at Lumpy’s Tavern on 11/15.