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March Luncheon – Award Ceremony

American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Crescent City Connections 2017 Award Ceremony and Member Appreciation Day will be held on March 9th from 11:00 -1:00 at Ralph Brennan’s Heritage Grill.

The ABWA Protege Award is given to members in good standing who have been a member for at least 1 year and attended at least 10 meetings within that time. They should also have served in a leadership position in ABWA, sponsored a new member and/or completed a WIN course through ABWA.

The Woman of the Year Award is one of the most prestigious honors bestowed upon a member. In addition, to the above criteria, which includes sponsoring at least 3 individuals in the organization, they must also earn at least 50 points on a stringent rating chart used to evaluate candidates.

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Barbara Barach – Member Spotlight

Barbara Barach educates people on a balanced lifestyle using the Total Wellness Approach. Her diverse entrepreneurial and educational background gives her a well-rounded perspective. She works with consumers offering them healthy alternatives to their consumable products as well as natural solutions to today’s health concerns. She also trains on an entrepreneurial option to take advantage of the growing trend towards online shopping with a business model that does not have the expense or risk of a traditional business.

With her current business venture, JBS Green Enterprises, she continues her passion for helping others lead healthier lives by marketing for the largest online wellness shopping club in North America. Through their products, Barbara and her husband (ages 63 and 82, respectively) are experiencing amazing improvements in their quality of life and she enjoys sharing the health with others so they can experience similar benefits.

Barbara has served on the Board and as Executive Director of the Elmwood Business Association and has served on the Board and as Treasurer for Women of Infinite Possibilities. She loves networking to develop relationships and connect people for the success of others.

Barbara is currently working on a book about the reunion with her son whom she had given up for adoption and is active with Adoptees Birthrights Committee, a voluntary search and support group dealing with adoption related issues.

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February Luncheon – Courtney Elmer, Success Coach & Transformational Speaker

The February 9th ABWA luncheon will feature Courtney Elmer, Success Coach & Transformational Speaker. Elmer will be delivering an informative entrepreneurial talk on, “The 3 Mistakes Female Business Owners Make That Sabotage Productivity and Lead to Stress, Overwhelm, & Burnout.”

The networking luncheon will be held on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Ralph Brennan’s Heritage Grill (111 Veterans Blvd.)

Courtney is on a mission to help entrepreneurs eliminate stress and overwhelm from their business. Most of the time you can find her running some pretty freakin’ awesome retreats, teaching her fellow entrepreneurs how to use her 4-Step Roadmap to achieve their goals and create more balanced and fulfilling life and business.
Courtney resides in New Orleans and when she’s not speaking to groups or leading a retreat, you’ll usually find her in the gym or globetrotting with her husband Alan. (To say she’s an adventurer is an understatement!)
The event is open to all professional women. All attendees are encouraged to pre-register through the form below:

This luncheon is sold out.

Certificate of Merit – Cindy Osmer

Congratulations to the winner of the President’s certificate of merit for Januray, Cindy Osmer of Whitney Bank.