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Celebrating Ruth McBride at NEW

Time flies when you’re having fun, and so it has been with NEW. We founded the Network of Entrepreneurial Women to incorporate some fun in networking while being truly supportive of our members, and add some geographic scope to our business endeavors. More than a year later, we have 159 Meetup members and 61 ‘likes’ […]

Escaping to Glen Ellyn

I’ve had some introspective weeks where it felt like I was working on lots of things in the background and mulling over much more in my head. So it was nice to get out of my head and venture to Escape Salon & Spa for a spell. Located in one of NEW’s favorite suburbs, Glen […]

American History Re-learned

Last Summer I randomly discovered the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian here in Evanston, and made a mental note to visit it. So when we were looking for places to host NEW events, I decided to give our cultural knowledge a boost and book our Meet & Munch there. The museum was founded in […]

Joyful Dining at Symphony’s

Last week the Network of Entrepreneurial Women gathered at Symphony’s for a joyous dinner. Since our group was intimate we skipped the anticipated progressive dinner and conversed about business challenges and joys instead. We brainstormed where to promote ourselves, celebrated one attendee’s milestone of needing to hire, and discussed our goals for the year. It […]

Crystal Clay demo at A Bella Bead

Last Wednesday the Network of Entrepreneurial Women had its Meet & Munch at A Bella Bead in Glen Ellyn. Since I am getting back into beading, I knew this was going to be a risky event for my wallet. Sharon Dotson started out making jewelry when she wanted something to go with an outfit for […]

Beer, Women and Speednetworking

Last Thursday we had a blast speednetworking at Shannon’s Irish Pub for Beer Women and Wellness. The Network of Entrepreneurial Women gathered in Glen Ellyn to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with pints and pub grub. When our first round of beverages was ordered (we have our priorities straight!), we engaged in 4-minute introductions of our […]

Celebrating Character, Courage and Commitment

“There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it f or if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard. Perseverance is my motto.” ~ Madame C.J. Walker Women’s History Month has come to a close, but women continue […]

Charmed by books

Last week we celebrated Women’s History Month at the quaint Town House Books in St. Charles. It was a sunny day and we enjoyed a healthy lunch at the Town House Books Cafe, which was merged (from Al’s Cafe and Creamery) and attached to the building in 1996. The menu is in chapter format. Owner […]

Speednetworking with chocolate

We had a blast closing out Galentine’s month at Anna Shea’s Chocolate Lounge last week. In spite of another polar vortex front several suburban ladies were lured by the chocolate bar, and we cozied up to the fireplace to imbibe. The Pistachio Pomegranate cupcake was delicious, and I opted for a Bailey’s Chocolate cocktail this […]

Galentine’s Day at Salon Four 14

Last Wednesday NEW visited Salon Four 14 for some pre-Galentine’s Day pampering. It was sunny day and the temperature had increased significantly, making us all giddy with joy. Co-Founder Karen had brought a 12-pack of cupcakes from The Sugar Path as well as some chocolate. We toured the cozy space owned by Heather Haftl, and […]