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SEPTEMBER • OCTOBER 2018

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Barnes, Backroads & Byways

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Fall Events in the Ozarks

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A new Lifestyle

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From the Editor I moved to the Ozarks in September of 2006. I’ll never forget the view from the crest of the mountain as we approached our new hometown. The awe I felt at the brilliance of the fiery reds and oranges displayed for miles in front of me was a memory I fondly treasure. Knowing I shared that feeling with my family makes the experience even more majestic. There’s just something about sharing experiences with others that makes it somehow more memorable, more emotional, more real. Recently, I read Brene’ Brown’s Braving the Wilderness. In it, she says, “The more we’re willing seek out experiences of collective joy and show up for moments of collective pain - for real, in person, not online - the more difficult it becomes to deny our human connection.” This fall, I challenge you to get outside your comfort zone. Go to the event you’ve been meaning to go to for years. Go to that party, or better yet host it yourself! Whatever it is that you do, get out there, enjoy it, and connect with strangers, friends, and family. You’ll be glad you did, and will feel more human because of it! Metro Woman Angi, Owner/Publisher angela@417metrowoman.com

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Are you Making Memories

the day visiting festivals and open houses. So many fun memories! How easy it is to fall out PAULA SHUMAKER O’DONNELL have too much going on this of the habit of making time. ack to school, fall week!” But instead, I said Don’t feel guilty. Instead, festivals, special “Yes!” make a plan. Look at all events – do you I enjoyed being with the options. Circle the ones ever feel like there friends while wandering that look most interesting. is too much going on? around the fairgrounds. Let your kids pick one and That’s because there IS And I especially enjoyed you pick one. Call your too much going on! But eating a funnel cake! It girlfriends and meet for that is almost always the reminded me of many times breakfast and hit as many case. while growing up I spent festivals as you can in a day. We all tend to get caught attending the fair. Someone Your “To-Do List” can up with our never ending had to take time to make wait. You’ve got some to do lists which often that memory for me! memories to make… causes us to lose sight of When my daughter was what really matters. in elementary school, we Paula Shumaker O’Donnell writes “Monday Motivation” Do you catch yourself planned a lot of activities for businesses, individuals, and saying “No.” to fun including fall festivals and publications such as “Guideposts invitations, festivals, and special events. We made ” “Mysterious Ways,” events because there is just time to make memories. We Magazine, “Angels on Earth,” too much to do? didn’t have extra time – we and Late this summer, I made time – and everything “Woman’s World.” surprised myself and said else had a way of working Visit her website at theworldneedsyou. “Yes!” to an invitation to out. com or email the fair. I haven’t been in a For several years, my mycoachpaula@ while. It would have been girlfriends and I met for aol.com easy to say, “No, I’m sorry I breakfast and then spent

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Fall Events in the Ozarks! Want to see your event featured or advertised? Visit 417metrowoman.com to submit your event. For advertising questions, email angela@417metrowoman.com or call 417-268-0488

Japanese Fall Festival

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Celebrate Springfield’s Sister City - Isesaki, Japan - with artists, performers, martial art demonstrations, special guests, vendors and more! In the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park

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Wine Tasting, Savory Bites, Designer Shopping, Best in Shoe Contest, Auctions, Fashion Show, Charming Shoe Guys, Chance to Win The Ultimate Girls Day Out and More!

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Free, family-friendly even with food, games, inflatables and more from 11 am to 1 pm at BluCurrent , 1607 W. Kearny St., Springfield

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Grammy & Me Tea

Enjoy Tea, Finger Sandwiches, Scones and Muffins with your favorite person. Call 417-655-2676 to reserve your spot or stop by 213 W Commercial in Springfield Weds-Saturday to sign up.

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Game Day is the ultimate indoor tailgate party hosted by Lost & Found Grief Center. Join us at Springfield Brewing Company to enjoy our indoor tailgate and a night of college football! Tickets include one drink and tailgate food throughout the game. Watch the games and enjoy music, raffle prizes, games, and more! 6-9 pm at Springfield Brewing Company.

Info at www.lostandfoundozarks.com

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Register at The West End Estate House Westalee Quilting Rulers and Sew Steady Tables Event

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Cider Days

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The ROckin’Roll bike & music festival

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Call to register 417-886-1230 10, 20, or 40-mile ride plus music & food

Two-day fall festival on Walnut Street in Springfield featuring regional artists and crafters, performances, fall-themed activities for kids, and, of course, delicious apple cider!

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Gilded Coast Glamour 99x Ninety Nine Times

Join the revelry at this three-ring ritz that you won’t want to miss! Creative cocktail attire encouraged. #99xCirque Tickets are $35 in advance, $545 at the door.

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The first-annual event features three route choices, all beginning and ending at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Post-ride festivities include dinner, drinks, and live music from local accoustic artists The Shandies and Members Only. Not a cyclist? Join the music festival!

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Creative Grids Party

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Business Spotlight

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Barns, Backroads, & ByWays

n a crisp September evening, LaDonna Greiner perched on a bluff overlooking Pomme de Terre Lake, snapping photos as the setting sun altered the sky in hues of purple, blue and pink. “I stayed so long that it was dark when I headed home,” LaDonna exclaimed. “I took the wrong fork in the trail then a shortcut across a moonlit grassy field, but I still didn’t return to camp until 10:30 p.m.!”

LaDonna’s beautiful “Barnes, Backroads & Byways” fine art photography features outdoor scenes that boost your mood, inspire creativity, and increase motivation. Each experience brings opportunities to share an appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us. LaDonna’s leasing program for businesses transforms boring offices into restorative environments that inspire and motivate. Her love for the outdoors and vintage buildings captures timeless beauty that is rapidly disappearing or changing. Resulting in stunning photographs featured on notecards, metal, canvas, and prints … and several close calls. With autumn leaves ablaze, she rose at dawn--temps in the low 20’s--to capture the fog rising off Tablerock Lake. The next day, she hiked Whitaker Point Trail in the dark—nearly walking off a narrow ledge--to photograph Hawksbill Crag at sunup. But with her leasing program, you can surround yourself with beauty throughout the year without the close calls! You can even apply a portion of your lease payments toward the purchase of a beautiful “Barnes, Backroads & Byways” fine art photography. Interested in purchasing or leasing art for your home or office? Check out a sampling of her fine art photography at 21ReasonsToSayThankYou.com. Please say “I found it in 417metrowoman” Thanks!

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Data Breach: When Businesses are Hacked

by Marsha Stiles, Attorney at Law

According to the Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, 61 percent of breaches hit smaller businesses—up from 53 percent in 2016. Criminals can target personal information from a corporate server, insider information, intellectual property and more. They can expose and publish personal information on publicfacing sites. They can deploy costly ransomware attacks. The aftermath can be devastating. Every small business need to create a crisis plan, with detailed instructions, strategies and tactics to manage the crisis effectively, including communications to stakeholders. Don’t leave anything to chance. Here are a few ideas: 1. Record everything. You or another trusted team member should begin taking notes. A good starting point: Who discovered the breach, and how? 2. Secure the area and your systems. Put up physical barriers if you must and instruct employees not to touch IT equipment or go near it. Do not turn anything off. Take your servers and computers offline to prevent further tampering. 3. Alert and activate your response team. It is the responsibility of the chief executive or another high-ranking operations expert to create a crisis response team, including a key representative and expert from appropriate departments. In the case of a data breach, the crisis team would consist of representatives from computer forensics, IT, public relations, legal, and other functional areas, including human resources. This group must be in sync and informed of new developments all at the same time. The group must also agree on a communications strategy, both internal (to employees and staff )

and external (customers, clients, shareholders, media). 4. Notify your lawyer and law enforcement. State and federal laws vary on notification of security breaches involving personal information. It’s important that every business owner fully understands the rules and regulations of their own state and industry. Refresh your memory and review new regulatory updates once a year with your lawyer. In a crisis, you may want to consider hiring legal counsel that specializes in cybercrime and data breach. An excellent option for small businesses is to sign up for a pre-paid legal service like LegalShield, which offers legal-specific plans for small businesses and solo entrepreneurs. 5. Notify your insurance carrier. You do have cyber insurance, right? Cyber liability insurance covers a business’ liability for a data breach and can help pay for the recovery expenses, legal fees and any penalties and fines.

Unfortunately, the road to recovery after a data breach can be long, difficult and expensive. Data breaches can be damaging to your company’s reputation, and a single misstep in your crisis plan may alienate and anger clients and employees. Small investments in insurance, legal counsel and media training can make all the difference.

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A New Lifestyle There is no one simple solution, diet, or miracle pill that is going to help you lose weight and live a healthier life. Being healthy is a choice and a lifestyle decision that has great rewards. To begin, you must make the decision that you DO want to change. Next, we suggest you go through your refrigerator and pantry and take an inventory. When you find fatty, high calorie, processed food, replace them with healthier choices. Use olive oil instead of butter, toss the corn chips and replace them with seeds, nuts, and other natural, healthy snacks. Eliminate the white rice and bread from your pantry. Instead stock up on brown rice and whole wheat bread. Try trading your sweets for fruit, and stick to whole, natural foods. Eating healthy foods now decreases the likelihood of unwanted doctor visits and illnesses later. By making healthier choices, you are doing your best to lead a healthy life. The next step is to start incorporating exercise into your daily routine. Walking 30 minutes a day can give you added health benefits. No matter what your choice of exercise, start slow and work your way up. Finally, add some form of stress relief techniques into your life. Whether you meditate for five minutes, stretch, or do yoga, begin slowly, as with exercise. It is important that you take one step at a time and perfect each step Want more guidance? Contact Kylie Alicia at Health Matters Nutrition & Wellness LLC to schedule your free phone Health Strategy Session! kylieandalicia@gmail.com 417-840-5913 or 417-840-7427 13

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Springfield Metro Woman September - October 2018  
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