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The AHB speaker on February 18th is Mark Ripkey - a local consultant who focuses on small businesses and  solopreneurs. With a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies, he helps business owners define who they are and where they are going, enroute to profitability.Feb. AHB meeting – "Communicating thru your Mission Statement": In February's monthly meeting of Southeast's Association of Home Businesses, on February 18 at 6:30 p.m., Mark Ripkey leads a discussion for small businesses and freelancers of using Vision and Mission Statements to build your business – "if we don't know who we are, it is difficult to communicate to our customers and stakeholders what we can do for them." Networking time too. During the pandemic, these third-Thursday monthly meetings are held virtually, on ZOOM, open to anyone interested, and there is no charge. However, to attend, you'll need the ZOOM link. E-mail your RSVP to – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – or, call 503/232-2326.

WCBA's Annual Meeting is "virtual" on February 10: The Woodstock Community Business Association, which serves both the Woodstock and Brentwood-Darlington neighborhoods, will hold its annual meeting 5:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10th, at 5:30 p.m. There will be networking between local businesspeople on how 2020 went, and expectations for the future – as well as the annual Board election. Open to all businesspeople in both neighborhoods and anyone else who'd like to be included – you need not be a member of WCBA to attend, but only current dues-paying members will be eligible to vote in the election. The ZOOM link will be sent to everyone who RSVPs at – – and, for more information, please e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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