Attend monthly Networking Lunches

Women Business Owners luncheon
These monthly luncheons give you the opportunity to interface in a welcoming atmosphere, with much of the meeting devoted to networking among members and WBO’s many corporate sponsors and supporters. And, knowledgeable keynote speakers at each luncheon offer valuable insights into marketing, business planning and the like.

Visiting WBO for the first time? If so, WBO invites you to pay our member rate for your first lunch! As a non-member, you are welcome to attend two WBO events. After two visits, we ask that you become a member of the organization in order to take advantage of the benefits of membership. Join WBO today!

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The Events Committee is seeking luncheon speakers for 2018. Want to speak at an event? Apply now!

How To Capture Millennials As Clients and Hire Them As Employees

Location : Maggiano’s Little Italy – Lincoln Square
Address : 10455 NE 8th St Bellevue

Date - 01/25/2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Registration discount ends on Friday, January 19th!

Speaker: Vanessa Smith, Director, Blue Ribbon Cooking

After 15 years in the bridal industry, Vanessa Smith has learned that the success of her business survives on her ability to capture millennials as clients and work alongside them as team members.  Learn from Vanessa how to beat the stereotypes and love working with this generation! Learn her top five tips for employing millennials and creating a work environment they will thrive in (and offer the most value to your company).  Also learn Vanessa’s top five tips for capturing the under 30 crowd as your clients!

By the end of this presentation, you will have learned:

  • Tips for hiring and negotiating employment terms with a millennial.  What they are looking for and how you can easily offer it.
  • How to sell to a millennial. Sales tactics that really work for this generation.
  • Simple things you may need to amp up in your business in order to get more millennials as clients.

About Our Speaker:

Vanessa Smith was born and raised to throw parties for a living! Growing up in a cooking school with a very artistic eye Vanessa developed a love for helping people celebrate life’s milestones and helping bring families back to the dining table.  Vanessa launched into business ownership at the age of 23 and within 3 years was running company with over 90 employees.  When Vanessa is not planning parties for her clients, she enjoys savoring moments with her husband and young family at their home in Seattle.  Vanessa brings determination, hands-on leadership and an incredible hard work ethic to all of life’s adventures.

Family Style Lunch:

    Tomato Caprese
    Calamari Fritte
    Maggiano’s Salad (Gluten Free)
    Vegetable Penne Primavera
    Chicken Saltimbocca (Gluten Free)
    Sauteed Vegetables
    Vera’s Lemon Cookies
    Apple Crostada
    Coffee, Tea and Sodas


Please be advised that photos and/or video are sometimes taken at our events and may be used in our marketing and/or on our public internet marketing including but not limited to our website and social media identities. By attending a Women Business Owners meeting, you agree to allow photos and/or video of you to be used in WBO’s marketing including but not limited to our public internet marketing.

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