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  • 10/17/2017 5:16 PM | Om Thippayaphorn Sukheenai

    Medicare, Individual and Family plan*, and Employer plans. 

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    Schedule a No Cost appointment. 

    Call Om Sukheenai at 503-538-6022 or visit www.chehaleminsurance.com

    Medicare annual enrollment: Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, 2017

    Individual/family open enrollment: Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, 2017

    Don't delay and be penalized. Take Action now!

    * You & your family may qualify for subsidy.

  • 07/30/2017 1:55 PM | Julie Johnson (Administrator)



    The Benefits of Fitness!

    There are many benefits to having a regular fitness routine. The USDA has made key recommendations on physical activity. They suggest:

    • To reduce the risk of chronic disease in adulthood: Engaging in at least 30 min of moderate-intensity physical activity, above usual activity, at work or home on most days of the week.
    • To help manage body weight and prevent gradual, unhealthy body weight gain in adulthood: Engaging in approximately 60 minutes of moderate-to vigorous-intensity activity on most days of the week while not exceeding caloric intake requirements
    • To sustain weight loss in adulthood: Participate in at least 60 to 90 minutes of daily moderate-intensity physical activity while not exceeding caloric intake requirements.

    Participating in normal physical activity will also boost confidence, increase energy, assist in weight loss, and much more. Working out can increase muscle mass which in turn supports bones from fractures and breaks. Exercise also promotes mental health. During exercise, endorphins are released which cause feelings of bliss.

    Find a Way
    It is easy to find an excuse not to work out, so it is important to have a routine and stick to it! There are small things that can be done that increase calories burned throughout the day. Examples of these include taking the stairs instead of the elevator and parking farther away from the door at work or when running errands. Stretching in the morning and/or in the evening is also a good habit to get into. Stretching improves flexibility and decrease chances of injury. If finding time to get to the gym is difficult, try using every day objects found at home such as water bottles and stairs which can replace dumbbells and machines.

    Nutrition and Physical Activity
    Obesity trends in the United States are continuing to rise. Three years ago there was hope for overall percentages to drop by year 2010, yet current percentages have risen uncontrollably! Being physically active is the way to counteract obesity and an unhealthy lifestyle. Statistics show that the more fruits and vegetables a person consumes, the more physically active they are. Obtaining a healthy weight is about more than just short-term dietary changes. A lifestyle change is necessary that includes regular exercise and healthy eating.

    Exercise and Weight Control
    Exercise plays an important role in weight control. The better one understands this relationship, the easier it is to accept and take advantage it. Many health problems are associated with excess body fat. Some of these include coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes, arthritis and certain forms of cancer. Some evidence now exists showing that health and longevity are both affected negatively by obesity.

    Supplements
    Some dietary supplements can be used in conjunction with a fitness routine to help the body adapt and function its best.

    B-Vitamins: This group of water soluble vitamins includes thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folate (B9) and cobalamin (B12). When these are all used together, it is referred to as a B-complex. B vitamins are important in cellular metabolism and are cofactors in many reactions. Some of the functions they are necessary for include energy, amino acid and protein metabolism, synthesis of red blood cells and neurotransmitters, and DNA and RNA synthesis.

    Amino Acid: In human nutrition, certain amino acids are essential and must be consumed within the diet. The body has many uses for amino acids. One important purpose of amino acids is to serve as building blocks for proteins. This process involves long, linear chains of amino acids which bind together to form convoluted protein molecules. Arginine is a specific amino acid commonly used in supplements. It is necessary for the formation of creatine, is a precursor for nitric oxide, can reduce healing time of injuries and quickens repair time of damaged tissue.

    Protein: A protein is composed of long chains of amino acids bound together by peptide bonds, forming a complex molecule. Proteins function in many ways in the body. Proteins act as signal messengers and receptors, enzymes are composed of proteins, and they form structural components. When proteins are consumed, they are broken down by digestion to serve numerous functions.

    Creatine: Athletes involved in high-intensity workouts use a lot of energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The human body uses ATP to produce energy by breaking the bond between phosphate groups forming adenosine diphosphate (ADP). A phosphate group must be donated to ADP to regenerate ATP – creatine phosphate does this. Of the creatine naturally found in the body, about 95% is located in the muscle.

    Electrolytes: An electrolyte is a substance that contains free ions. Some of the common electrolytes are sodium (Na+), potassium (K+), chloride (Cl-), magnesium (Mg2+) and calcium (Ca2+). Electrolytes affect the muscle actions, hydration levels and blood acidity among other functions in the body. The body loses electrolytes through sweating, so during exercise it is important to replace them by drinking fluids.

    Always check with your health care professional before making diet and lifestyle changes.

    Jorji Jett

    Certified Health and Wellness Educator

    503-899-8017

    www.OPCPower.com

    Representing Isotonix® dietary supplements, that are delivered in an isotonic solution and are scientifically advanced formulas designed to give your body the maximum benefit from vitamins and minerals.  Isotonix offers a complete array of products designed to fit your needs which are absorbed up to 90-95% within 10-15 minutes. It is a powder and is mixed with water, so the stomach is much less likely to become upset.


  • 06/09/2017 11:34 AM | Julie Johnson (Administrator)

    Put it in Writing!  Why You Need To Contract

    Why do you need to sign a contract? But we’ve been friends for many years….or we are family!  Can’t we just do this on a handshake or by email? 

    As women business owners here in Willamette Valley, we are often friends with those who we do business with.  Or, many family owned businesses enjoy great success in the Valley, with families working together on a daily basis.  You could do without a contract, but in doing so, both parties leave themselves open to later disagreement or potential hassles that a signed contract would avoid altogether. Consider these points:

    1. A Contract Describes All Responsibilities: Rather than guessing or assuming what each party’s responsibilities are based on history, custom or your own thoughts, you’re better to have everything in writing. This will help avoid later confusion or disagreement and clearly sets the precise expectations from the very start.  I have always insisted on contracts with very good friends if we are going to do business together – it prevents later hurt feelings and ensures open and thorough communication from the start to confirm consistent goals and expectations.  And an email chain confirming an agreement – while better than nothing - can nonetheless be tough to parse through at a later date, leading to the question of whether the parties truly agreed on a final and clear agreement.
    2. A Contract Establishes Timeframes.  If you need work performed within a certain time frame, a contract binds the parties to that time frame.
    3. A Contract Aids In Collecting Payment. A binding contract provides a legal document establishing an agreement to be paid for services rendered, and the terms for that payment.
    4. A Contract Provide Guidance If The Parties Later Disagree.   If the relationship between the contracted parties deteriorates, a contract outlines the previously agreed upon steps required for dissolving the relationship or if litigation ensues, provides the court with the contractual requirements to enforce the duties.     
    5. A Contract Can Help Cover Legal Costs If The Parties Litigate.  In many states, a successful party in a lawsuit may still not be awarded her legal fees and court costs unless the parties signed a contract providing for those fees to be paid by the losing party.  Depending on the dollar value at issue in the dispute, that can mean that it’s not economically justifiable to sue to pursue your rights because your legal fees may equal or exceed the value of the dispute itself.

    Ok; so can you just pull up a contract example online and fill it out?  I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve had a client come to me after a relationship has gone sour – only to give me the contract they wrote or copied from the result of a Google search thinking that would save the day.  Most of the time, there are one or more provisions in that contract that have the opposite meaning than what my client intended  – or even worse – obligated them to liabilities they didn’t realize it did!  Consulting an attorney can help you determine whether you need to have a contract written, and can ensure it’s done right and in your favor.

    Tonna Farrar is an attorney in Newberg.  She has wide experience in her twenty years of law practice, and most recently, after a decade of litigating multi-million dollar class actions for a national firm, she is happily returning to her roots of providing highly skilled small business and personal legal representation.  She can be reached at 913-530-6900 and offers a free 30 minute consultation to WOWmembers.

    Tonna K. Farrar, Esq.

    Bonnett, Fairbourn, Friedman & Balint, PC

    tfarrar@bffb.com

    Located in Oregon

     

    Main Firm Address:

    2325 E. Camelback Road

    Ste. 300

    Phoenix, AZ 85016


  • 04/10/2017 12:04 AM | Leslie Atiyeh

    Support greater understanding of Chinese culture - attend the Northwest China Council's 27th Auction Gala June 8 at Pure Space in NW Portland. WOW member Leslie Atiyeh is excited to announce tickets are available at 
    event website link:
    http://newcityinitiative.tofinoauctions.com/nwcc2017/homepages/show 

    We also welcome your donations for auction items or samples to add to our swag bags. donate link:
    https://newcityinitiative.tofinoauctions.com/nwcc2017/donate_items/new 


    We are looking forward to seeing WOW members on this exotic journey!

  • 04/09/2017 1:53 PM | Julie Johnson (Administrator)
    We have Website Banner opportunities; for only $35 you can have your banner on the WOW website for several months.  Please go to the WOW website and see the rotating banner and if you wish to be included, emailnewsletter@womenofwillamette.com. The fee includes banner design, you just need to provide images and any text you'd like to include.
  • 04/09/2017 1:48 PM | Julie Johnson (Administrator)

    Are you a WOW member under age 30?
    Do you know a young woman who might be interested in WOW membership?

    YWOW (Young WOW) is now forming a group to support young women with shared social, educational, leadership and professional interests!  Join, learn, get involved!

    Contact Betsy Fettig at 
    503-849-2751 or jacsdeli@comcast.net

  • 10/06/2016 9:32 AM | Julie Johnson (Administrator)

    Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name

    and they’re always glad you came…

     

    503 Uncorked

    Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
    22578 SW Washington Street
    Sherwood, OR 97140

    Meet & Greet
    5:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    No pre-payment, just show up and purchase your choice of dozens of wines and small bites


    Kick back and enjoy a glass of wine and some small bites;

    enjoy the cozy setting of Deb’s distinctive wine bar in the historic Old Town Sherwood while you meet & network with other WOW members and guests

    Calling all New & Old Members


    New Member Orientation

    4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    How WOW communicates

    How to get connected

    How to promote your business 

    Meet the Board - Meri

    Marketing your business

    WOW website

    Newsletter

    WOW Deals and posting your events

    Networking at events

    WOW Facebook –you can post your events and follow WOW Twitter page

    Print Directory

    WOW digital bags for your website

    Name badges

    Scholarship and Jr. WOW and other charities

    WOW business cards

    Support other members businesses – WOW First!

    Networking and relationship building

    Participate to increase networking opportunities

    Volunteering

    Events

    Carnivale

    Scholarship

    Social Media

    Small groups

    WOW merchandise



  • 04/13/2016 5:45 PM | Jeanne Biggerstaff (Administrator)

    The Lawrence Gallery is excited to invite you to the opening of this extraordinary collection featuring over 40 original watercolors and etchings including works by Wassily Kandinsky, Hans Bellmer, Leonor Fini, Jean Cocteau & Giorgio de Chirico.

    Join us on May 14, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm for a reception for Christine Argillet, the curator of this Surrealism Collection and daughter of the famed Pierre Argillet, Salvador Dali's publisher and confidante for over fifty years.

    Lawrence Gallery
    19700 SW Hwy 18
    McMinnville, OR 97128
    503.843.3633
    Gallery Hours: 11 to 5 Daily


  • 02/02/2016 9:26 AM | Leslie Atiyeh

    Gong Xi Fa Cai! wishing you prosperity and happiness in the Year of the Monkey! I'm so excited to apply my entrepreneurial skills in a new nonprofit career as Executive Director at Northwest China Council in Portland! 

    I look forward to reengaging with the wider community outside of Portland. Please contact me about partnership and sponsorship opportunities at leslie@nwchina.org. Our mission is to promote greater understanding of Chinese culture through statewide programming of cultural, language learning and business networking events.

    WOW women have been very encouraging and supportive in my endeavors toward my encore career goals. Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing from you. Let's take a trip China!


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