July 2019 – Board of Directors Induction

July 25, 2019
New Board Inductions

New inductees to the 2019-2020 CYFEN Board include:

President:  Canthy Conrad, Action Specialties ;
President-Elect:  Angela Altamuro, Fashion with Angela;
VP of Communications:  Kathy Kirby, Wine Shop at Home;
VP of Finance:  Windee Falls, CC & A;
VP of Marketing:  Stefany Hennigan, Color Street;
VP of Membership - Kerrie Saeger, KerrieSaeger.com
VP of Programs - Kristi Howton, Iscential;
VP of Outreach - Donna McCarty, MisFit Design Group;
Past President - Sonja Rucker-Hines, Amegy Bank.

June 2019 – Rebeca Joffe

Rebecca Joffe
"How to Level Up in Your Business Using Social Media"

At the June luncheon come learn from Rebeca Joffe while she shares her tips and tricks on leveraging Facebook for any business owner to expand their network and reaching their ideal clientele. Most of Rebeca’s success has been from adapting quickly to the digital age and sharing with others the idea of scaling their business quicker through social media advantages. She loves mentoring and helping other business owners take their passion and transforming it successfully on social media!   


May 2019 – Maximize Your ABWA Membership

May 23rd, 2019

Our May meeting is all about how to maximize your membership with CYFEN.  This is an extended networking event, bring business cards, and come at 10:30 am to network.  Meeting starts at 11:00 a.m.

March 2019 – Terra Bohlmann

March Speaker Terra Bohlmann
Speaker:  Terra Bohlmann
"Create Your Signature Offer to Sell More in Less Time"

Ready to simplify your business? Terra Bohlmann will guide you through how to create your own signature offer system so you can sell more in less time. When you focus on selling the one best thing you have for the perfect customer you want to work with, your business becomes easier. Let's get you working smarter...not harder.

What you will walk away with:

- Determine why knowing your Perfect Customer Profile helps you save time, money and stress

- Learn the Clarity-to-Cash Strategy that helps you determine what your perfect customers want from you

- Understand why having a Signature Offer in your business makes you a lead magnet

- Fill-in-the-blank worksheet that allows you to create a Signature Offer that sells over and over again (no matter what you sell)

February 2019 – Kathryn Crawford Wheat

CYFEN Speaker February Kathryn WheatKathryn Crawford Wheat
"Public Speaking for Success"

Kathryn Crawford Wheat if a Professional Speaker, Consultant, Founder of Kathryn C. Wheat School of Real Estate, and Author of the book "Networking:  Naked & Unafraid". Some of the best things about Kathryn include her faith, courage, and fierce loyalty. She is grateful, joyful, empathetic, determined and motivated.

Join us Thursday, February 28th at 11:00 a.m. for networking and the luncheon.

December 2018 – Holiday Luncheon and Gift Exchange

Join us as we enjoy a festive celebration during the annual Holiday Luncheon & Gift Exchange. As always, guests are welcome and encouraged to join in and network. Please bring a $25 gift to participate (no promotional items, no gifts certificates, no gag/joke gifts.) Join us and be part of the fun!

November 2018 – Angela Gray

"Cooking up a Successful 2019"
Angela Gray
Sandler Training


Angela will be teaching us how to make a sales "cookbook.". She will go over all the ingredients to make sure you know exactly what it takes to hit your goals in 2019!

Angela obtained her Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing from Texas State University. She worked at AT&T during college and after graduation, she moved on to advance her career by working for Sandler Training. Sandler Training helps small and mid-sized companies grow and develop. They work with Owners, Presidents, VP of Sales, and Salespeople in four specific areas. Those areas include sales strategy, sales process, improving sales staff hiring, and improving sales skills.

Please note the meeting is moved up one week to November 15th this month, so reservations are due by November 8th.

October 2018 – Speed Networking

October - Speed Networking

Join Us to Network

Bring Lots of Business Cards

(Note earlier meeting time)

September 2018 – Angela Altamuro

CYFEN Speaker Angela Altumoro

               Photo credit: ReWarding Images

Angela Altamuro - Fashion Consultant
"Success is Simple - Dress for It!"
How personal style and goals go hand in hand

Edith Head, famous Hollywood costume designer, said it best: "You can have anything in life you want if you dress for it."

Join us for a fun and informative workshop, moderated by Angela Altamuro, where you'll learn valuable tips on dressing for success from the top of your head, to the tip of your toes and everything in between.

August 2018 – Norman Ranslaben

Chuck Ransleben, CPA
"How to Navigate Our New Tax Laws"


Chuck was born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1967 and moved to Houston in 1977. Growing up on the west side of Houston, Chuck graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1985. His first two years of college were spent at Sam Houston State University. Afterward, Chuck transferred to The University of Texas at Austin, where he completed a Bachelors of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in accounting, in December of 1989.

Chuck married his wife, Terri, in 1992. Their first son, Jack, was born in March 1998 and their second son, Kyle, was born in December 1999.

Chuck’s professional career began with Coopers and Lybrand’s small business tax practice in their Galleria office in Houston. His experience at Coopers and Lybrand gave him the opportunity to take his skills learned in college and develop them further by helping small businesses and individuals with their tax issues. While at Coopers and Lybrand, Chuck was able to work with many clients in a number of different industries including oil and gas, wholesale sales, and professional services.

After leaving Coopers and Lybrand, Chuck worked with two local accounting firms. During that time, he was able to expand his knowledge in small business and individual taxation by working with clients in a number of different phases of development from start-ups to mature businesses looking to transition to subsequent generations. Chuck also represented clients in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service.

In January 2009, Chuck ventured out to start his own public accounting practice with a focus on taxation for small businesses and individuals. In his practice, he continues to help small businesses and individuals find the opportunities in our tax laws to help them keep more of what they earn. Chuck also represents his clients with the Internal Revenue Service when it is needed.

Join us Thursday, August 23, 2018 for this networking event, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Cost is $25 with an advanced reservation.

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