Tuesday, November 14th will go down in PCWBN history as one of the most well attended events of the year. Over 80 ladies joined us for a night of wine tasting, networking, and meeting new friends at the beautiful Rockwell Room on Main St.
Kirsten Fox, head of Fox School of Wines, lead us in a wine tasting tour of three wines, teaching us the 5 senses of wine tasting, and recommending classic food pairings for the holiday. Shop these great wines this holiday season:
MAN Family Vitners Chenin Blanc '16 - Coastal Region, South Africa - $9.08 - This wine was chosen because of its all-around, food-friendly flavor profile and high value for its price. Mouth-watering Chenin Blanc with intense tropical fruit flavors offset by a vibrant acidity. Great for parties!
Cellars CanBlau 2014 - D.O. Montsant, Spain - $17.17 - Look at the label! What a stunner! It's a party all by itself - no need to wrap it. Can Blau is a red blend with Carinena, Syrah and Garnacha. Wood smoke, spice box, incense, lavender, black cherry and plum aromas are followed by a mouth-filling dense wine with outstanding grip and length.
Penfold's Max's Shiraz Cabernet 2015 - South Australia - $21.21 - Another very cool looking bottle to bring as a host gift or to put under the tree. This is a blend of 71% Shiraz and 29% Cabernet and is a tribute to the head Penfold's winemaker from 1948-1975, Max Schubert. The nose offers olive oil, cedar, exotic spices and dried oregano. On the palate, enjoy roasted vegetables, textured by assertive tannins that provide counter-balance to the sweet fruit.
We hosted an EPIC raffle thanks to our thoughtful sponsors including:
An enormous THANK YOU to our venue sponsor The Rockwell Room, and our Title Sponsor, Kristal Bowman-Carter from Bowman-Carter Law for graciously sponsoring November's event.
Enjoy some picts below and our album on facebook HERE:
October marks yet another successful PCWBN Networking Event. On Tuesday, October 10th 2017 we gathered at the beautiful The Newpark Resort & Hotel, as they hosted our monthly meeting in the glorious Skybridge Lounge. 30+ members turned out to network, socialize, and bingo!
We hosted a friendly game of "networking" bingo for free raffle tickets, and thoroughly enjoyed our time discovering who "drives a Prius" or "has blue eyes" or "has traveled to a foreign country recently". Thanks ALL for participating, it was a hoot!
We welcomed 4 new members tonight: Kirsten Ericksen, Laura Montecot, Portia Naze, and Shannon Spangler. We thank you for your donation, as your membership fees go straight to our scholarship foundation goal of $25K.
If you missed the meeting, some of our announcements included thanking our board members and encouraging others to become involved, announcing our next event on Tuesday Nov 14th at the Rockwell Room with Kirsten Fox's School of Wine, and our epic raffle including:
We hosted an Open Mic for some local business announcements including:
An enormous THANK YOU to our venue sponsor The Newpark Resort & Hotel. The conference services managers, Emily Madore, and Daniel Hyer were wonderful to work with!! Make sure to keep them in mind for your next event:
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Thanks for another great event! Reach out if you have any questions or if you want to become involved in future events (firstname.lastname@example.org). Enjoy some picts below and our album on facebook HERE:
August's member event was simply amazing! Hosted on Tuesday, August 8th from 6-8pm at the amazing new Campos Coffee location at Park City Mountain. The thank you’s go to Ian Pope, operations manager of Campos USA who provided a beautiful space for us to network, offered Nitro Cold brew espresso Martinis made with Beehive Vodka (and served with mini donuts made from Oliva’s donut place) and Cascara Kombucha Gin Fizz. Cascara, which means “husk,” “peel” or “skin” in Spanish, is the dried skins of coffee cherries. These pulped skins are collected after the seeds (aka coffee beans) have been removed from the cherries.
Ian then had platters of bites from Eva’s Bakery in SLC…we had quiche lorraine, hummus on baggettes, brie stuffed…, and some apricot & ham delectable! http://evasbakeryslc.com/ is owned by Charlie Perry and one of Campos’s suppliers of goodies!
Did you miss July's Networking event? If so, you really missed out. Skullcandy graciously hosted this absolutely incredible event on Tuesday July 11th at their new corporate headquarters. Sammy's Bistro catered the event, and with the addition of some "refreshments", we networked and enjoyed taking pics in the photo-booth provided by none other than our friend Kim from TapSnap.
Skullcandy executives spoke to the group for a bit before raffling off some killer gifts and taking us on a tour of their new office space (including a skatepark, putting green, bandstand, and oh yeah maybe some desk space ;). Special thanks to: Lydia Rupnow (Community Relations), Cory (Ambassador Manager), Mackinzee (Music/Artist initiatives), Anna Rodrigues (Enterprise Applications Manager, IT), and Jessica (HR Director), Carly (Manager of Retail Development)
We are so thankful for our event Sponsors in July, we could not have done it without you!!
At PuraVida, it is their mission to "be present in the lives of those around us…giving respect and grace to one another and our community." Heather and her incredible team at PuraVida most certainly live and breathe their mission. With open arms, PC local Heather Bigatel, PCWBN member and Woman of the Year nominee, welcomed us into her Spa and Salon for a spectacular networking event.
On Tuesday, June 13th over 30 members and their guests joined us for our monthly networking event hosted at the beautiful PuraVida Salon and Spa. We enjoyed light appetizers provided by a local chef and refreshments. Heather's team gave us one incredible evening, with 20% off any services, free hand massages, henna tattoos, nails, consulting, and more.
PuraVida Lifestyle Salon & Spa graciously offered the following perks for event attendees: 20% off any appointments scheduled tonight, including 2 amazing Raffles:
We were elated to celebrate our recent success of reaching our $18K fundraising goal for our annual collage scholarships which were awards to 8 young women in May. Tonight's event brought in over a $1,000 to go towards our new-annual fundraising goal and 5 new members.
Enjoy some pics below, and don't forget to register and attend our next event on Tuesday, July 11th hosted at the new Skullcandy office.
Do you miss the days when you could go onto Facebook and actually see posts in chronological order, from your actual FRIENDS, instead of just a feed full of ads or activity? Today technology infers so much of your preferences, assumes your likes/dislikes, or sets algorithms that dictate the content you consume.
Well, here are a few tips to make your Facebook Feed, and your life for that matter, just a little bit more bearable...
Not seeing enough of your favorite pages, groups, or events? You can override the "Facebook algorithm" by modifying your News Feed preferences or turning on Notifications. Navigate to your favorite page (i.e. https://www.facebook.com/PCWBN/), make sure to "Like" the page, then click on "Following" to see posts first in your feed and get notified for Events, Videos, etc.
When you see something you don’t like, block it. That stops that ad from showing up on your feed again. You're basically teaching Facebook what you like and dislike. It's like Pandora with it's "Thumbs up" and "Thumbs down", if you don't tell Pandora what music you like she ends up making some awful decisions on your behalf.
They are only machines; give them a break!!
You know who your top friends and family are. Spend some time and go to each of their pages, update your "Following" preferences by selecting "See First" and "ALL" notifications. You will see such an improvement in the quality of your news feed.
Do you have friends who post constantly, or you just need a temporary break from their political rants? Instead of 'unfriending' them simply "Hide" or "Unfollow" them straight from your news feed. This allows you to see fewer posts but not risking any drama with your friendship ;)
Tired of seeing the same old stuff on your News Feed? I would suggest adjusting it by clicking ‘News Feed’ on the top left hand corner of your profile -- then click "Most Recent."
In the left-hand rail of Facebook or hamburger menu on mobile, you have the option to create a "Shortcut" or bookmark for some of your favorite pages/groups. This helps add importance to that content so you'll see more of it.
Surprisingly enough, the only thing that the Facebook algorithm really has figured out is that if you engage with people, events, pages, or content, it will actually show you more of it. WHAT A CONCEPT!!
So LIKE that post, COMMENT on your friend's cute baby pic, SHARE your favorite non-profit event. If you do, you'll start to see more of it in your feed from those people or groups. Wild, huh?!?
Facebook is pretty good about keeping companies and their customers up to date with their technology changes. Stay "in-the-know" by reading sites like THIS.
Blog post by: Lindsay Simpson
On Tuesday, April 11th, Park City Women's Business Network was proud to "crown" this year's Woman of the Year to Kirsten Fox. The incredibly, amazing, well deserving community woman was nothing short of inspiring. PCWBN recognizes business women throughout Park City who routinely inspire others, make the community a better place, possess impressive intelligence, commitment, talent, and compassion. Each year, many women are nominated for the Park City Woman of the Year distinction, an annual recognition of a standout woman in business, created in memory of Candy Erickson, a Park City Councilwoman and steadfast PCWBN participant who passed away in 2011.
This year's event had an incredible turnout with nearly 100 guests, joining us to mix and mingle at the ever so gorgeous Stein Lodge. The three course lunch was simply divine in the beautiful new ballroom. We nearly met our annual fundraising goal between 15+ new member sign-ups, and Opportunity Raffle drawing.
Our keynote, Beth Lawrence was phenomenal, which included some song-writing, humor, but overall inspiring and powerful words around using your voice and standing up for what you believe in and your worth. Enjoy some pictures below, and more recap to come soon.
Kirsten's original nomination and more information about her is below:
Kirsten Fox has been an integral woman in the Park City Community for years. An ambassador to Deer Valley and skiing as well as the entire wonderful town. Kirsten launched a very successful business, Fox School of Wine, which if you have ever attended, Mistress Fox combines the fun of wine tasting with humor (using many parochial school tools, like gold star stickers, detention slips, etc.), and captivates her audience. Fox School of Wine and her wine expertise continues to educate and entertain this community. She opened the Culinary Wine Institute in 2012 to help restaurants help their servers gain confidence in talking about wine. She's an amazing woman who has much to offer and has done much for this community! She is a breast cancer survivor, and was inspired by her journey to launch a third business, Uplift Gift, which creates comfort for women going through life's challenges. Kirsten has overcome cancer with a sense of humor and gone on to create this phenomenal loving company to serve others. She has taken her passions and turned them into her love of business from the Fox School of Wine, to the Culinary Wine Institute, to her latest business Uplift Gift. She is an entrepreneur with a capital E. Words that come to mind to best describe Kirsten are courageous, innovative, bright, kind and exceptional. Kirsten is also a great mom!
(Tanzi Propst/Park Record)
2017 Woman of the Year
PCWBN recognizes business women throughout Park City who routinely inspire others, make the community a better place, possess impressive intelligence, commitment, talent, and compassion. Each year, many women are nominated for the Park City Woman of the Year distinction, an annual recognition of a standout woman in business, created in memory of Candy Erickson, a Park City Councilwoman and steadfast PCWBN participant who passed away in 2011.
As a member of the PCWBN, we ask that you read the following nominations and vote for the 2017 Woman of the Year Award. The winner will be announced at this year’s event, Backcountry.com Woman of the Year Luncheon presented by Anne Cameron on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, hosted by Stein Eriksen Lodge. (RSVP HERE)
Our 2017 nominees are: Cathy King, Heather Bigatel, Kirsten Fox, Lindsay Simpson, and Michelle Palmer. Read more about these incredible women below. Voting period ended Friday, April 7th:
Cathy King is nominated for the Woman of the Year award because... Cathy is the Director of Canine's with a Cause, a non-profit organization that trains dogs from shelters to be matched with veterans with PTSD. Many years ago Cathy took her love of animals to the next degree and created an organization that saves the dogs, the veterans and gives women prisoners a new talent by teaching them how to train the dogs prior to being placed with the veterans. She has also started a new program that will help children in the Children's justice center by allowing comfort dogs to be in the justice center to help the children feel safe and calm. Cathy has taken this organization from the ground up and used her love of animals to reach out to people and help them as well. Not only does Cathy run this organization, but she often takes her time off to go to other countries to help on missions with various goals. She has such a passion for helping people and animals; It’s been her whole life. I would like to nominate Cathy and recognize her for these passions.
Heather Bigatel is nominated for the Woman of the Year award because... She moved here with her family a few years back. Went through a difficult time personally but came out of that stress with a positive outlook and a new passion. She opened Pura Vida the first Aveda salon in Park City. She had numerous obstacles to getting her salon opened, but she did not give up. She is generous to the community having hosted an event to raise money for victims of DV, giving locals discounts and genuinely trying to make a difference. Heather’s background is in real estate and and studied communications and meditation at Regis University. She is a great woman and deserving of this award.
Kirsten Fox is nominated for the Woman of the Year award because... Kirsten has been an integral woman in the Park City Community for years. An ambassador to Deer Valley and skiing as well as the entire wonderful town. Kirsten launched a very successful business, Fox School of Wine, which if you have ever attended, Mistress Fox combines the fun of wine tasting with humor (using many parochial school tools, like gold star stickers, detention slips, etc.), and captivates her audience. Fox School of Wine and her wine expertise continues to educate and entertain this community. She opened the Culinary Wine Institute in 2012 to help restaurants help their servers gain confidence in talking about wine. She's an amazing woman who has much to offer and has done much for this community! She is a breast cancer survivor, and was inspired by her journey to launch a third business, Uplift Gift, which creates comfort for women going through life's challenges. Kirsten has overcome cancer with a sense of humor and gone on to create this phenomenal loving company to serve others. She has taken her passions and turned them into her love of business from the Fox School of Wine, to the Culinary Wine Institute, to her latest business Uplift Gift. She is an entrepreneur with a capital E. Words that come to mind to best describe Kirsten are courageous, innovative, bright, kind and exceptional. Kirsten is also a great mom!
Lindsay Simpson is nominated for the Woman of the Year award because... Lindsay is a dynamic, intelligent woman who loves to share her knowledge and expertise with other women. Her passion and drive has inspired numerous women throughout the Park City community. She has served on the board of directors for Park City Women's Business Network over the last year. She was the founder of the Women's Leadership Coalition (WLC) with CEO Jill Layfield at Backcountry.com and created their first mentorship program focused on women in the workplace. She dedicated herself to help guide women to become strong leaders and create a community where women could share ideas and inspire. She currently is the Marketing Director at a local agency, Axis41, that supports fortune 500 clientele such as Adobe, St Jude’s and KPMG. She is incredibly caring and has committed herself to positively impacting the Park City community where she will go out of her way to help. She is an active member of the OIWC and the Utah Wonder Women's Group which focuses on the top women business leaders in the state of Utah. In addition to her successful career, she is a loving and caring mother of 2 fabulous children.
Michelle Palmer - is nominated for the Woman of the Year award because… Michelle has been a rock star in our Park City community for over 25 years. When you think about women in tourism that have truly influenced business in this town, you cannot have a conversation without including Michelle Palmer. She has held positions opening Canyons Resort, Zermatt and Deer Valley Lodging. She was the Director of Communication for Park City Mountain Resort during the Olympic Games, has been a major influence on the Marketing Advisory Committee for the Park City Chamber for many years as an avid volunteer, she was on the Board of Trustees for the Park City Jazz Festival and has been the Director of Sales for a local destination management company, for nearly a decade. Michelle's efforts through her daily work has truly influenced the tourism in Park City and Summit County, and supported the local businesses by driving more revenue to our community. She has championed Utah Women in Tourism bringing together and supporting other women in the tourism and hospitality community. Michelle is authentic, and works hard to keep the fabric of Park City in her soul in both her personal and professional life. Michelle Palmer should be recognized for Woman of the Year for what she has done to support local business and women in the industry.
We just wrapped up our PCWBN March Networking Event, and it was a success!! On Tuesday, March 14th, over 60+ attendees joined us at the beautiful Jeremy Ranch Country Club for one of our highest attended events. We were happy to welcome guest Lindsay Simpson, Marketing Director for Axis41, an industry leading full-service digital marketing agency, who spoke on “Digital Marketing Trends”.
The digital marketing landscape is always changing and evolving. Together we learned some valuable tips & tricks for keeping up, and learned some lean marketing techniques that should hopefully help you drive your business further.
Below is a copy of Lindsay's presentation, a brief summary of some of her tips, and photos from the event. We hope you enjoyed!!
We are thankful for our sponsors and members who joined the event and helped donate to our scholarship foundation. Our friends at Jeremy Ranch Country Club provided an absolutely beautiful location for the event, and we are forever grateful.
CLICK HERE to view the presentation -
Summary of Tips&Tricks:
Our annual opportunity drawing is back! We are raising funds for our scholarship program, that offers young women in need at the Park City High School funding for college. The funds are administered through the Park City High School Community Scholarship Fund.
Enticing Park City Weekend Getaway for Two - The Four Diamond, Hyatt Centric in Canyons Village, offers a (1) night stay in a One Bedroom Residence with breakfast for two. Plus, dinner, Spa treatments from Silver Mountain Spa and a 1/2 day Fly Fishing trip with Park City Fly Fishing Guides., Est. Value $1,100
We want to raise $5,000.00 to hit our ultimate goal for PCWBN to give $18,000.00 in college scholarships through the PC Community Scholarship Fund. We will honor deserving young women in need with scholarships to help make a college education a reality. Last year, thanks largely to our opportunity drawing, we were able to give $15K in scholarships!
Thanks to Our Sponsors
Hyatt Centric Park City
Park City Fly Fishing Guides
Silver Mountain Spa
The Butcher's Chop House & Bar
Tel: (435) 714-8381 | PCWBN1@gmail.com | www.pcwbn.org