November 1st PWF Meeting – Economic Update

Dr. Becky Naugle, Director
Kentucky Small Business Development Center – University of Kentucky

Our economy is influenced by local, national, and international activities and in turn impact many aspects of our lives. In these very interesting times there is no shortage of influences to watch. On November 1st we will take a look at our economy and where it may be  headed and what it means for you.

Come have some fun discussing what the outlook and trends may mean for  you.

Becky Naugle’s experience with professional women started early. When she  was 13, she started working for a women-owned neighborhood grocery store.  During high school, she worked at a local florist, owned by two amazing women. While attending college Becky worked in a variety of small businesses,  most of which were owned by women. She received her Bachelor of Science   in 1981 from Indiana University, making her the first in her family to attend and graduate from college.

In 1984 she started Cornucopia Catering while “keeping her day job”, working 80-plus hours a week to get her business off the ground. She worked with business owners and community leaders and was recruited to work with the Washington County Awareness Leadership program. This provided the opportunity for her to work on several community development projects, including small business development and retention.

After successfully exiting her business, she decided to continue her education by working on a master’s degree. The Indiana University faculty recruited her into the Instructional Systems Technology Ph.D. program. The program allowed her to focus on developing her training and consulting skills and also allowed her to pursue her interest in small business and leadership development. While completing her Ph.D., she worked for Charter Performance, a women-owned consulting firm in Indianapolis, which allowed her to further refine her consulting skills.

In 1998, she joined the University of Kentucky’s Small Business Development Center as an associate state director of the network. She became state director on Oct. 1. 1999. Each year the SBDC serves more than 2,500 clients and more than 3,000 training attendees across the state. The program has created a legacy of economic impact to the Commonwealth.

Copper Roux, 861 S Broadway, Lexington, KY 40504, (859) 523-7915

Reservation deadline is Friday, October 27th at 5 pm. Cancellations without charge are due by Monday, October 30, 10:00 a.m.

Member cost is $25; guest cost is $29. Payment can be made by check, cash, and with a credit card. If you need a receipt please note that with your reservation. If registering a guest/guests please provide their name, address, and e-mail address if possible.

There is a service charge of $1 if a credit card is used.

** Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available. When registering, please indicate if you need a vegetarian plate or if you need gluten free.**

A reservation made is a reservation paid.

Guests may attend twice in a fiscal year, October-September, before joining.

Please be aware that if your guest cannot attend you are responsible for their payment.

Would you like to sponsor a future meeting??? Be a corporate partner??? Contact Alisa Rose,, or Angela Crow,

Register for the PWF meeting, 11:30-1:00 p.m., at Copper Roux at:
(859) 233-1171

If you would like to download Marisa Aull’s PowerPoint from the June 7, 2017 meeting, please click here.


How PWF Partners with other Organizations in the Community
Dreambuilders: Each year the Dreambuilder committee identifies agencies who support women who work in Lexington that are a good fit. Once an agency is selected, then the committee will work with that agency to identify items for donation and delivery of those collected items. Special events for that agency may be featured in the PWF newsletter and on the website/social marketing. That same agency may be considered for support again in three years. This practice allows PWF to support a wide range of groups who are supporting women in Lexington.

Members of other organizations are invited to Join PWF. As a member there are opportunities for sharing information about upcoming events in the newsletter as well as placing information on the Member Information Table just as members enter the room. Also as a member you or your designate can attend the monthly meeting and network with members so that they know what is coming up at your agency.
– A relatively new option is the PWF Spotlight program, where an organization sponsors a meeting and has the opportunity to speak to the group for 3 minutes before the keynote speaker. Also the Spotlight organization receives recognition leading up to the meeting in the newsletter and on the website / social marketing.

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