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Oct
29
Wed
Seattle CRAVEfuel October 2014 @ Publicis Seattle
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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A creative workshop made up of one part inspiration, a thousand parts collaboration.

Have fun, meet amazing people and move your projects, career and business forward.

Speaker:  Susan Lacz, Ridgewells

Topic: FreakOut Moments: What in life makes you Freak Out?

Free for dues-paying CRAVE members. If you are not a member, you can learn more/apply to be one by filling out this simple form! If you are a current paying member email Sara or Melody for a discount code.

“Halloween is coming, and ghouls and goblins aren’t the only things that might FREAK YOU OUT…”

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About This Event:

In the spirit of Halloween, October’s CRAVEfuel is all about FreakOuts. Have you ever had a freakout moment? Is there something in your life or business that is currently sending chills up and down your spine? Everyone has their own unique freakout stories, and we all live with fears of little things that go ‘bump’ in the night, whether real or imaginary.

We will be sharing what makes us freak out and comparing how we all express our freakouts differently within the same subjects. Join us in sharing your fears and gain new perspective at a night filled with inspiration, juicy conversation and meaningful connections.

 At CRAVEfuel, we get to heart of what’s going on, what needs to change, and how to take that first step. No topic is off limits! 

  • CRAVEfuel lasts 2+ hours. Includes wine and light snacks.
  • The first 20 minutes features a speaker or panel of speakers on the evening’s subject.
  • Small group discussions follow where each person’s challenges are workshopped.
  • If you are a woman in transition, a woman longing for “what’s next,” or looking for a community and friendships, this event is for you.

 

About the Speaker:

Susan Lacz, a recognized leader and sought-after speaker in the catering and special events industry, is principal and chief executive officer of Ridgewells. She joined the nearly 90 year-old Washington, DC catering company as a sales representative in 1986 and with her business partners purchased the firm in 1997. Susan has been instrumental in the growth of the company’s portfolio adding such clients as the United States Golf Association, AT & T, Rolex, Neiman Marcus and American Express. 

Additionally the company has expanded under her direction to include Haute Catering by Ridgewells, a union company responsible for catering services for the US House of Representatives, the Pentagon, the National Achieves and the National Defense University and Purple Tie by Ridgewells, the special event services division that provides professional service personnel to the corporate and hospitality industries.

Susan has been keynote speaker at several conferences; including the 2010 INSPIRE Conference at Oklahoma State University, the 2007 Catersource Trade Show in Las Vegas and the 2007 WISE Conference at Syracuse University. In October 2008, Susan was a featured speaker at Chatham University’s “Think Big” Conference.

Susan was honored for her leadership by the Washington Business Journal by being named as a Woman Who Means Business. Recognized for her charitable work she was bestowed by Miriam’s Kitchen with the Bowls of Compassion Award and the Greater Washington Board of Trade presented Susan and Ridgewells with its Golden Links Award. She has been a finalist for The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Greater Washington Award and was a recipient of the Brava! Award from SmartCEO Magazine. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Washington Board of Trade (GWBOT), EagleBank, Junior Achievement, Marymount University, Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School and Imagination Stage. She is an active member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and the Economic Club of Washington, DC. She is a graduate of Marymount University with a BA in Marketing.

Susan is a single mother who lives in Chevy Chase, MD with her sons Nathan and Ayden.

Ridgewells honors and awards during her tenure include: Bethesda Magazine’s Best Caterer of Bethesda 2007 – 2012; the International Special Events Society (ISES) Esprit Award for Best Event with a Legacy; ISES Award for Best Caterer; ISES Awards for Best Cuisine, Best-Off Premise Caterer, Best ISES Team, Most Creative Solution, Caterer of the Year by Event Solutions Magazine and the Spotlight Award from Special Events Magazine.

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Nov
12
Wed
Urban Campfire: Denver Winter Edition @ The Studios at Overland Crossing
Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Urban Campfire: Denver Winter Edition @ The Studios at Overland Crossing | Denver | Colorado | United States

A dinner party filled with inspiration, authentic conversations and deeper connections

Hello. I’m Melody Biringer, the creator of Urban Campfire.

We loved our first Urban Campfire dinner party in Denver so much we couldn’t wait to come back. On November 12th we’ll be kicking off at 5pm. It will be an action packed evening of incredible storytelling by our speakers and YOU. We’ll be sharing dinner and dessert together at The Studios at Overland crossing. (We swoon over this venue!)

For this campfire I’ve picked the theme:

It’s time to
OWN YOUR STYLE*

(*and by style, we mean the stuff that makes you tick – how you live and who you love, what brings a tear to your eye and a smile to your lips, your passions and pleasures, the things that make you light up inside – NOT the label in your jeans*)

We’ll take a journey from our past to the future. What in our lives has influenced us the most? Who and what has made us who we are today? And secondly, what do we care about most? What are our dreams? We’ll remember and reclaim those things we already crave. I want everyone to Own Their Own Style, to be empowered and give their gifts to the world.

Magic will happen… hope to see you there!

XOXO
Melody

P.S. Check out Ellen Melko Moore’s story about our Denver Campfire last June:

The Totally Unexpected Truth of Urban Campfire

“Last week, I had the utterly surreal experience of going to a “networking” event that far, far exceeded its marketing promise…” [READ MORE]



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Why Melody created Urban Campfire

Nov
21
Fri
Urban Campout Retreat
Nov 21 – Nov 23 all-day
Urban Campout Retreat

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We’ll explore techniques for collaborative brainstorming.
We’ll give each other permission to be ourselves.
We’ll move forward by helping others move forward.
We’ll be women in creation, designing the lives we want.
Magic will happen.

 

Three-day retreat with Melody

an intimate experience

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Dec
15
Mon
Urban Campfire: Vancouver Winter Edition @ Performance Works
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Urban Campfire: Vancouver Winter Edition @ Performance Works

A dinner party filled with inspiration, authentic conversations and deeper connections

Hello. I’m Melody Biringer, the creator of Urban Campfire.

For this campfire I’ve picked the theme:

It’s time to
OWN YOUR STYLE*

(*and by style, we mean the stuff that makes you tick – how you live and who you love, what brings a tear to your eye and a smile to your lips, your passions and pleasures, the things that make you light up inside – NOT the label in your jeans*)

We’ll take a journey from our past to the future. What in our lives has influenced us the most? Who and what has made us who we are today? And secondly, what do we care about most? What are our dreams? We’ll remember and reclaim those things we already crave. I want everyone to Own Their Own Style, to be empowered and give their gifts to the world.

Magic will happen… hope to see you there!

XOXO
Melody

P.S. Check out Ellen Melko Moore’s story about our Denver Campfire last June:

The Totally Unexpected Truth of Urban Campfire

“Last week, I had the utterly surreal experience of going to a “networking” event that far, far exceeded its marketing promise…” [READ MORE]



Melody


Why Melody created Urban Campfire

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