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Twin Cities

DIRECTORY — January 2013

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Business Spotlight

Jennifer Langhart

Wardrobe Consultant, Business Developer & Recruiter

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Events and Resources for Women in Business

A note from Shannon Thank you for picking up our January issue! The Twin Cities Metro Woman Directory is the ultimate monthly publication connecting local women in business. Each issue conveniently connects smart, savvy women in business to events and exclusive resources to enhance their lives. From sales and marketing, to business law and social media–from fashion and beauty to home and family, we have it all for the successful woman on the go! Each month, you’ll find something new!

Shannon Johnson Owner | Publisher

Check out our new Business Directory on pages 10-11! We encourage you to support the preferred Twin Cities Women in Business listed in our Business Directory. Did you know that women account for over 85% of all consumer purchases, including everything from autos to health care: 91% of New Homes, 66% PCs, 92% Vacations, 80% Healthcare, 65% New Cars, 89% Bank Accounts, 93% Food, 93 % Pharmaceuticals?

In this month’s issue, we are featuring Jennifer Langhart, Wardrobe Consultant, Business Developer and Recruiter at DONCASTER on our cover and in our featured business spotlight. We hope that you schedule a time to visit the DONCASTER Minneapolis studio, which is conveniently located in International Market Square. Don’t miss the exclusive savings from this months issue if you are looking for a new outfit for any business occasion. I personally have several DONCASTER pieces in my closet and I love each and every one of them. I can’t wait to see the Spring collection! Thank you to all of the advertisers that bring you the Twin Cities Metro Woman Directory each month! If you would like to be part of the Twin Cities Metro Woman Directory by listing your business, advertising, having it available at your place of business, listing events in our calendar, or giving feedback and suggestions, please contact me right away. I wish you all a prosperous New Year! My all-time favorite words of inspiration and motivation are 3 simple words: “JUST DO IT!” – Nike

CONNECT. SUPPORT. GROW. IN THIS ISSUE Business Spotlight — Jennifer Langhart, DONCASTER Calendar of Events

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Inspiring Your Power to Change this Year! By Brenda Booth, Certified Personal Trainer, Body One Wellness, LLC Happy New Year to you all! This time of year I look forward to opportunity, growth and change. I’ve resolved to make my dreams happen and reduce the stress that comes along with what sometimes seems like a huge feat. Fortunately, I have access to a lot of resources to help me do just that. However, if you’ve been struggling lately with your wellness initiatives, here are some simple tips to help you become healthy no matter the time of year. 1) Start Where You Are—Even 5–10 minutes of physical activity a day may be all you need to start. Be consistent and take on small chunks at a time so you’re not over-whelmed or demotivated. 2) Get Really Clear on Why You Want to Make Change—This goes for getting fit, changing your career or even trying sky diving for that matter. Starting with an understanding of WHAT you want and WHY you want it will be very important in your journey to change. 3) Create Your INTENTION—Having an intention will help you to manifest your desires, achieve better health and get control of your life. Intentions typically start with a mental picture of your goal, but will require focus, action and positive energy to reach your ultimate goal. 4) Know Your Strengths—We all have them and knowing your personality and your strengths will help you in this process, especially when obstacles arise. I am an all or nothing personality, so having treats I crave in my house is a no-no for me. 5) Create Your Goals and Define Success—How will you know when you’ve been successful reaching short and long term goals? This is important; make sure you have something to measure against. If you’re measuring against how you feel that is very subjective. We use a Quality of Life Survey for our clients. That way they can see real change in lifestyle and are not disappointed when the scale doesn’t budge and everything else is good. They say it takes 21 days to create a habit, but may take 21 months to create a lifestyle. 6) Reward Your Success—How will you reward your success? Typically people forget this part, but seeing success is a huge motivator and helps you stick with it. Try rewarding yourself for what might seem like minor things; like eating more veggies, getting all your workouts in for a week or trying a yoga class. I’ve seen clients reward themselves with massage, notes to self with congratulations messages and the purchase of new outfits. 7) Positive Attitude and Some Gratitude—Your personal thoughts and actions are within the realm of your control. Having a positive attitude and being grateful for all that you have effects whether you have a good or bad day and how you see the world around you. When you act in positive ways you will see positive results. I truly hope this will open your mind and get you motivated to finish what you start this year. With all the hype and controversy out there around health and fitness we like to keep it simple. Just reach out if we can ever help or answer any questions you might have.

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Jennifer Langhart Wardrobe Consultant, Business Developer & Recruiter


Jennifer Langhart has been a wardrobe consultant with DONCASTER for 22 years. She is passionate about developing a woman’s wardrobe to meet the client’s social and professional lifestyle and budget needs. The DONCASTER Minneapolis studio is located in International Market Square. Jennifer and her team of wardrobe consultants offer a private setting and personal attention on an “appointment-only” basis, catering to sizes 2-24, Missy, Petite and Women’s. Clients can create their own wardrobe with class and style. The DONCASTER design team creates new designs and styles for each of the four seasons at their design studio located in the heart of the New York City Fashion District. Building on their 81-year reputation, DONCASTER incorporates the best intercontinental fabrics available, and weaves them into stunning yet functional attire. As the DONCASTER Business Developer for Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and Western Wisconsin, Jennifer is looking for women who want to own their own fashion businesses in these areas. The best part is there is no inventory to purchase, and start-up costs are minimal.


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Product Training • Product calls with our designers • Training DVD’s • Online tools • Local meetings prior to each season open


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Rock your Brand in 2013! (WIN Networking Breakfast) When: Where: Cost: About:

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 253 West Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN $25 WIN members/$45 non-members Rock your Brand in 2013! How to hone your business message for maximum impact in the battle to win your clients’ hearts and minds, your brand is the single flag at the head of the charge! But how do you create a brand that people will be eager to rally behind? Branding specialist Katrina Hase will help you identify the elements of your business’ unique message and reveal the secrets to creating a brand that effectively conveys it to a world of potential customers. At this presentation you can expect to: uncover the elements of effective branding and begin to define them for your business; learn how your brand’s voice and personality can set you apart from competing businesses; explore the visual components of good branding, including a logo, fonts and colors, and what these things say about your company; and develop a deeper understanding about why it is essential to develop and protect your brand for continued success. Katrina Hase is the owner and principal designer of Mix Creative. In just over 5 years, Katrina has built up a wealth of experience in helping small retailers and other companies that market to women, create unique, highly targeted brands that get them noticed in a crowded marketplace. Recognizing the limited budgets of start-ups and small businesses, Katrina has developed an expertise in helping the businesses she partners with to implement their marketing plans affordably and creatively across media.

eWomenNetwork “Accelerated Networking” Luncheon When: Where: Cost: About:

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. Bearpath Golf and Country Club, 18100 Bearpath Trail, Eden Prairie, MN $55.00 / $45.00 for eWN Members Spill the Truth: Good Ways to Deliver Bad News. Perceptions are forged in an instant. When they’re favorable, customers take notice; competitors worry and employees work harder. Yet, crafting and delivering the right messages can be tricky. For more than 15 years, Melissa DeLay has been showing others how to use words, gestures and tone to close more deals, increase loyalty and communicate with confidence...even in the most difficult situations. You will walk away with: Melissa will share message design and delivery techniques for a variety of badnews scenarios. Including: telling a customer no; eliminating an employee’s position; and collecting on past-due accounts. Melissa DeLay, a versatile, frontline communication strategist, has spent more than a decade perfecting her unique approach to message design and delivery. Through a combination of intuition, higher education and countless hours behind boardroom doors, Melissa has mastered the art of making positive impressions. And she’s passionate about teaching others how to unleash their powers of persuasion—of going beyond words to drive behavior change, inspire innovation and grow business. Facilitated by Alyssa Granlund, the eWomenNetwork Managing Director. Phone: (612) 7595180. Email: (Doors open and informal networking begins at 10:30 AM)


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Lunch & Learn at Park OffiCenter When: Where: Cost: About:

Saturday, January 12, 2013m 11:30 a.m. — 1 p.m. Virtual OffiCenters Park Place East, 8th Floor Conference Room, 5775 Wayzata Blvd, St. Louis Park Free OffiCenters presents our Lunch & Learn Series with Dave Meyer from BizzyWeb. This month’s topic, “Create Your Social Media Plan For 2013.” Join us in the 8th floor conference room in the Park Place East building. Register now to secure your space. You won’t want to miss this FREE seminar. Register online at www.virtualofficenters. com/event/lunch-learn-park-officenter/ or by calling 952-525-2200.

eWomenNetwork “Accelerated Networking” Reception

When: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 4:30 — 6:30 p.m. Where: Woodbury Lakes Tavern and Grill, Woodbury Cost: $25.00 / $20.00 for eWN Members About: Experience the excitement and power of Accelerated Networking, a unique eWomenNetwork process that assures you have an opportunity to: promote who you are and what you do; ask for what you specifically need from others; develop new business alliances and friends; and learn new ideas and strategies for promoting your business and generating more revenue. Facilitated by Alyssa Granlund, the eWomenNetwork Managing Director for Minneapolis/Twin Cities.

WIN Networking Luncheon – Play a Bigger Game in 2013! When: Where: Cost: About:

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. Rojo, 1602 West End Blvd, Saint Louis Park $29 MN WIN Members / $49 for guests registered before January 16th Are you guilty of selling yourself short or believing that your work can’t make an impact? Business growth specialist Barbara Zuleger will help you identify the ways you hold yourself back from thinking on a larger scale and the bountiful success you are capable of achieving. Then, she will reveal the actions you can take right away to help your business grow to million dollar success! Time will also be given for facilitated networking over lunch. Visit for information and registration.

JumpStart Your ‘Over the Top’ Success! When: Where: Cost: About:

Friday, January 25, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. Wellness Center in Lino Lakes $179 / What could you do to make 2013 YOUR BEST YEAR EVER? Make more money? Learn something? Improve something? Maybe lose some weight? Cut down on time wasters? Stop procrastination? It’s a NEW YEAR. The old one is gone. And insanity is doing the same thing expecting different results. If nothing changes, nothing changes. You CAN have it all! Come and create a powerful plan for the Over the Top Life you crave in 7 Amazing Areas! Lori Bestler and Liz Uram are proud to present: Jump Start Your ‘Over the Top’ Success Workshop on January 25th! Using the powerful principles that Lori and Liz teach, your confidence will skyrocket and you will experience exciting changes in your life, with new financial results. Our commitment is to help you be much more capable to realize the success and life you desire most by following practical steps to powerfully manifest your dreams.

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DONCASTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 6-7, 18 Jennifer Langhart • 641.420.1158

HIGHER STANDARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Susan Armfield • 612.386.9599

MICHE BAG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Shannon Johnson • 952.217.6868

NEW YORK LIFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Tiffany Awsumb • 651.808.4165

ORAGAMI OWL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Amy Pippin • 612.816.8530

VIRTUAL OFFICENTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Lori Speiss • 612.373.7000

All about Health & Nutrition

WORDS & DEEDS INC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Connie Anderson • 952.835.4731

All about Networking

AAGESON CHIROPRACTIC Dr. Maria Aagesen-Reznecheck • 612.920.1092 ADVOCARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Susanne Venberg • 651.408.4537

eWOMENNETWORK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Alyssa Granlund • 612.759.5180

BODY ONE WELLNESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Brenda Booth • 612.702.9397

MN WOMEN IN NETWORKING (WIN) . . . . 2, 20 Teresa Thomas • 612.708.6001

IT WORKS! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Debra Breedlove • 612.803.7238

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THE IMAGERY Stephanie Oman• 952.890.7640

All about Education

KICKSTART NUTRITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Laura Mills • 612.245.5700

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MASSAGE CONNECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Ellen Zimmerman • 612.462.0200

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DIRECTORY All about Skincare & Cosmetics AMENITY’S HAIR SALON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Lynne Regeena • 952.358.1883 MARYKAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Elise Mademann • 651.334.9109

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