We are prepping for tomorrowâ€™s Meet & Munch in Glen Ellyn, held in conjunction with Crainâ€™s Small Business Week. Our ad was featured in last weekâ€™s issue, and Shannonâ€™s Irish Pub will host us as in past years.
Our last Meet & Munch at Avalon Day Spa was a blast.
Several new members attended and we gathered to discuss how to take care of ourselves amidst being focused on growing our businesses.
Chief Inspiration Officer Bonnie Conte gave us a tour of the lovely spa, which incited me to book a massage for later that day. The spa offers hair services, nail services, and waxing.
Bonnie and her partner opened Avalon Day Spa June 2, 2010. Charlotte trains all the hair stylists and Bonnie focuses on brand building.
The massage rooms are an oasis of calm and silence with the guest being asked to pick from 3 essential oils by scent, starting a lovely sensory experience.
The locker rooms (there is one for men too, with men-sized robes and slippers) are fully stocked withÂ 93-97% organically derived products Aveda products to use after a treatment.
We discussed skin care and had our hands and neck pampered.
We sipped wine while learning more about each otherâ€™s businesses.
A raffle resulted in me getting a personal consultation on what brush to choose, and I also was gifted a lovely nail polish.
So many choices!
It got so comfortable people took their shoes off.
Everyone left with a little goodie bag.
This included a cute little guy who will help my customers sign their square transactions going forward.
Of course I couldnâ€™t just let the tissue paper gather dust, and it promptly got converted into new pendants.
NEW â€“ The Network of Entrepreneurial Women is a group of Chicagoland business women who are upgrading business networking with fun and creative events that inspire attendees to work together, refer each other and most of all cheer each other on as the membership succeeds. Events rotate around various suburbs on a semimonthly basis, usually the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Thursday of the month. RSVP for our upcoming events at Meetup, or like us on Facebook and check up on the calendar there.