August 2018  

Message from your President

Summer has been great!

Are you as happy as we are about the warmer weather and longer daylight? We hope you have had time to relax, enjoy the outdoors and spend some extra time with family.

Throughout the summer your Oxford Women In Networking Board of Directors are busy planning for the upcoming year's meetings and events.

We hope you will squeeze in a little time for some Networking Inspiration. Our Oxford Women In Networking lunches, Ladies Night Out, Spotlight on Business and special upcoming events are all great ways to increase awareness of you and your business!  

Summer Networking with OWIN

We offer many different venues to inspire you and add value to your Networking role. We encourage you to pick one or two or more to fit into your summer/fall activities?

Answer a Survey Question

OWIN womenPick a question to answer from below or choose all three!

  1. How do you stay inspired as a Networker?
  2. What’s your favourite way to Network?
  3. What do you think would inspire others to join Oxford Women In Networking?

Send your answers to

There is no better way to grow your business than through Oxford Women In Networking! Established 24 years ago, we are a solid, reputable Networking group of supportive women who together walk side by side.

Invite a friend to join us at one of our Oxford Women In Networking events. Together we are strong!

Trusting for a blessed Summer/Fall season for you and your family,

Jane Ross
President, Oxford Women In Networking

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Welcome New Members

Welcome New OWIN Members

We are so glad you have joined us and we look forward to getting to know each and every one of you and sharing the excitement about your businesses and your lives.

If you have any questions regarding membership, what OWIN is about, or what some of the benefits are, please contact us. We are more than willing to help.

Here are the wonderful new women arriving in OWIN since our last newsletter:

Welcome our latest OWIN members:

  • Jennifer Boyar - SixThirtyNine
  • Sandra Carnegie - Carnegie Law Office
  • Jessica Cheyne - The Peachy Rooster
  • Robina Cullen - Starlight Alley Studios
  • Britany Gallinger - Wee Blessings
  • Tracey Kaiman - EB Clothing
  • Tammy Murray - Diversity Counselling
  • Julia Schlieman - Real Property Management Alliance


Yes, networking works! Our members get to know each other and their various businesses by getting together, sharing ideas on business matters and personal growth. We have a very strong history of networking that continues on today - we support each other and recommend our fellow OWIN members' businesses wherever we can. Together we are strong. Without our members continuing to tell their friends and co-workers about our group, we certainly wouldn't have grown and continued to be an excellent networking group in this community for as long as we have!! We are just starting our 24th year. So thank you to everyone who is an advocate for OWIN. We appreciate you.

Don't forget to "LIKE" us on Facebook. Click here to connect to the page and find out what's new.   And if you click on that Like button it will drop down to enable you to click on "Get Notifications". Once you are a paid member of OWIN you can become part of the private membership group on facebook where we share special opportunities for members only. You can make special promotions or announcements or ask questions for our members in this group. This is a secure and private group.

We encourage you to meet more members quickly by checking out their businesses on our web site, coming to the regular monthly lunches in Woodstock, Ingersoll, and Tillsonburg. We also have some Girls Night Out events for networking AND by coming out to the 3-4 main events of the year where we have guest speakers you can network as well as learn something from experts. We look forward to seeing each of you at the next big event so watch out for the notices and get registered quickly for it. There is always something new and exciting in each of these meetings PLUS the chance to make a brand new friend and potential business partner.

Welcome ALL!!! Come on out and get to know each other !! At each meeting we find connections for ourselves and others.

Susan Winlaw - Membership Director

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Calendar of Events

During the Summer we have had a few fun Networking Ladies' Nights Out on the Patio at Ody's & Sixthirtynine! We also enjoyed a night out at Boston Pizza in support of Team Shan.

We enjoyed both inside and the patio at all three venues! The heat and humidity, specials appetizers made for us and a great selection of drinks were available for everyone!

Plans are underway to have a few Ladies' Nights Out throughout the rest of the year! Check our Facebook page for upcoming OWIN Ladies' Nights Out!

It's OWIN's 24th Anniversary

The Events Team is gearing up for the 2018/2019 year! It's our 24th Anniversary!

Our September Dinner and Speaker Event is being held at the South Gate Centre in Woodstock!

More details and to purchase tickets


Spotlight on Business

Plans are underway for a full day "Spotlight On Business" on October 20th, 2018.

The day starts at 9am with  Breakfast Networking followed by visits to our OWIN members at their businesses.

If you would like to participate and share your business please contact Events at



November 20th, 2018, we will be at the Upper Thames Brewing Company for

"Sparks Ignite My Dreams!"

an Appetizer & Speaker Event!

Mark your calander - 7pm-10pm

5 OWIN Members share their adventure of what spark led them to ignite their life and pursue their dream! 

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Message from the Sponsorship Director

OWIN SponsorsSponsoring something (or someone) is the act of supporting an event, activity, person, or organization financially or through the provision of products or services. The individual or group that provides the support, similar to a benefactor, is known as sponsor.

Get your business name out there...

Increasing brand awareness of your small business must be a part of your marketing plan. If you haven't already, it's time to create an action plan. One way is through sponsoring a person, organization or event.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Sponsor a youth sports team. Are children your target market? No? Well, their proud parents, grandparents, family and friends sure would be. You could put your company name on t-shirts that people see week after week for several months. It's a great way to increase your brand recognition and status in the community.
  • Sponsor a high school graduation award for the most artistic student — it could be a bursary to help with their ongoing education. Increase your visibility amongst parents, teachers, and school board trustees. Your business' name will now be associated with this annual award.
  • Could you offer to supply flowers for a theatre production, or do the hair and makeup of the actors. What service could you provide to other community business — making sure your business name gets credit as a sponsor?


These are just a few ideas of ways your business' sponsorship could help your community and increase your brand awareness.

I'd like to remind you that OWIN also helps businesses improve their visibility.

We have our Member to Member Incentive Programwhich is exclusive to OWIN members. If you are not yet participating in this program, take a look in our member area. It's an opportunity to secure more visibility. Susan Rowe of Beach Bums Tanning is our newest member to participate. Have you checked out what some of our members are offering you?

Our OWIN home page is another great way to improve your visibility. You can advertise on the front page of our webiste for as little as $240 per year. You also get an advertisement on the Sponsors tab. The Brooks & Losee Team have recently started advertising on our website. Improve how Search Engines locate your buisiness. It's simple, and cost effective.

There are many different ways of providing sponsorship — offering free services to a local charity or non-profit organization, monetary donations or exchanging your resources, time and expertise for branding opportunities. These activities are a great way to increase your advertising without breaking your budget.


You may have noticed the new addition to our Newsletter!?! We have now started to include Classified Ads. In the Spring we created a special incentive for members who committed to participate in our Website Advertising. The Brooks & Losee Team committed. Now they hold the title of our first Classified Ad! Congratulations ladies.

If you would like to participate in our Website Advertising, Member to Member Program, or our NEW Classified Ads, please contact me. I am available to help you.

Deb Willert, Sponsorship Director

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Meeting Overview!

Take a look at some of the photos from our most recent events.


2018 OWIN AGM Dinner & Speaker Event with Liz Radzick pictured with Judith Fleming

Charlotte, Mary-Ann, Christine, Tammy 2018-2020 Board Members with the Nominating Committee

Lisa, Trish, Shelly, Susan, Erik and DaynaTeresa, Ann, Cheryl-Ann, Judith, Liz and Jane

View more Photos here

Ladies Night Out On the Patio at sixthirtynine

Ladies Night Out on the Patio at sixthirtynine

View more photos here

Ladies' Night Out on the patio at Ody's

Ladies' Night Out on the patio at Ody'sLadies' Night Out on the patio at Ody's

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