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Midland & District Business Women's Association
Shirley Cowdrey, President
P.O. Box 714
Midland, Ontario L4R 4P4

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President's Message

Hi Everyone,

As I type this message I am looking outside to the beautiful fall colours and realizing just how lucky I am to be able to enjoy such pleasures. I am also very lucky to be apart of this awesome association where women can come together and share their stories and learn new and exciting tools of the trade. You can never have enough tools in that there tool box of business!! My hope is that each one of you take at least one thing from each meeting you attend and apply it to your business. Every new change you do today is more than you did yesterday!

This month we are going to learn about networking in a new and fun way. Some of you may already be on that fast track of networking. I am just a newbie with this and am very excited to learn more! Please make sure you read this newsletter right to the bottom of the page, Tara has worked hard to make this newsletter full of great information on business and also what is happening with the Association.

I would like to extend a great WELCOME to all our brand new members this year and to WELCOME BACK our past members. Without YOU - we wouldn't be....

Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Shirley Cowdrey
MDBWA President

Article of Interest

As Leaders, Women Rule
New studies find that female managers outshine their male counterparts in almost every measure
Twenty-five years after women first started pouring into the labor force--and trying to be more like men in every way, from wearing power suits to picking up golf clubs--new research is showing that men ought to be the ones doing more of the imitating. In fact, after years of analyzing what makes leaders most effective and figuring out who's got the Right Stuff, management gurus now know how to boost the odds of getting a great executive: Hire a female.

Read The Full Article
Book Pick of the Month

Make Sure It's Deductible "Little-Known Tax Tips for Your Canadian Small Business" by Evelyn Jacks
You earned it, now keep it! Maximize your profits by getting the most out of every tax deduction. No matter what kind of small business you have, you owe it to yourself to take advantage of every legitimate business deduction and personal tax planning advantage at tax time. In the newly updated fourth edition of Make Sure It?s Deductible, Evelyn Jacks, Canada?s bestselling and most trusted tax author and educator, delivers vital tax facts that will save you money?presented in a clear, friendly style that?s easy to read, understand and apply to your own business.

Book is available
 for purchase at

October Dinner Meeting

Date: Wednesday October 20th, 2010
Where: Georgian College - Midland Campus, 649 Prospect Blvd

Topic: Social Networking - Your Guide to Online Success!
Presenter: - Lisa Cameron, Community Manager / Thomas LeClair, Project Manager was designed specifically with local businesses in mind to attract more customers using the internet and help support our community. This innovative marketplace and directory site was developed to strengthen the local economy and provide your business with everything you need to succeed online - easily and efficiently!

This presentation will address how overcomes fragmentation in online marketing and works FOR and WITH you to help support your business in attaining online success. Think globally - shop locally!

  • Generate more exposure and revenue for your business!
  • Search local online directory within your community
  • Local marketplace and online catalogue to showcase your products and services!
  • Facebook and Twitter integration from your Control Panel!
  • Custom website tool integration – enhance your existing website!
  • Full access to edit your business profile – contact info, payment methods, hours, etc.
  • Easy tools for: coupons, reviews, photo gallery, event calendar, newsletters, and more!
  • Online gift certificates with email delivery and online tracking!
  • Save money via online coupons from local businesses!
  • Real-time traffic statistics sent to you!
Dinner Meeting
Schedule & Payment

Networking: 5:30 p.m.

Tour of Georgian College: 6:15p.m.

Dinner: 6:30 p.m.
Speaker to follow

MDBWA Members  $30.00
Non-Members          $35.00

Membership Year
September to August
Cost: $50.00

If paying by cheque, please fill it out before the meeting. This will help expedite our registration process! Thanks for your cooperation!

Membership packages will be available at each meeting.

Please have membership forms completed at time of registration.

Receipts will be emailed within 30 days of the meeting.

A Chance to Win Advertising for a Toonie!

At every monthly dinner meeting there is a toonie draw to win advertising positions in the monthly MDBWA newsletter. For a toonie ($2), you can drop your card in the ballot box for a chance to win one of two advertising spots. You can enter as many times as you like. At the end of the night, the draw will take place. You must be at the meeting during the draw in order to win.  Only members may participate in the draw.

50/50 Draw

We sell 50/50 tickets at each meeting - tickets are one for $2 or 3 tickets for $5. You have a chance to win some CASH~!

MDBWA Membership Cards

We will be introducing MDBWA Membership Cards for each member.  This Membership Card lets other members know that you are a member of the association and if they offer any discounts or special offers to members, you are eligible for these discounts/specials.

2010 Christmas Shopping Extravaganza Under One Roof!

Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

North Simcoe Sports & Recreation Centre, Upstairs in the Community Hall. 527 Len Self Boulevard, Midland, Ontario

Local Retailers - Local Handicrafts - Gift Certificates - Baked Goods - Unique Gift Wrapping

Look for posters and flyers to come by email for you to send/give your customers!

Spread the word!

We are looking for local retailers and crafters who would like to participate in this fabulous day - if you or someone you know would like to have a booth at this event, please follow this link

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