Friday, June 19, 2009

Networking for Women in the Heartland

I am excited to be a charter member of the newest networking opportunity in our area, Networking for Women in the Heartland. We had our second meeting yesterday and our group has already doubled in size. The Brown Pusey House in downtown historic Elizabethtown was host to our meeting and has already been booked for next months meeting too.

This group is based on another similar Networking for Women group out of Bowling Green, KY and we are happy to now have a chapter here in the Hearltand. If you or someone you know would be interested in being a part of this group, feel free to contact me and I can give you some additional details.

We had several speakers who spotlighted their business to the group and I think we all took away information we would not have known otherwise. The event was catered by 'A Family Affair' catering service and the food was wonderful. There was a raffle where great door prizes were awarded as well as some time to network and meet new people and exchange business cards and brochures.

I belong to other networking groups but already I feel this one is going to be something I will be a part of for a long time to come. The women who have organized and brought this group to the Heartland are dedicated and community orientated so with this comes many opportunities to be seen and heard throughout our growing community. I am excited about the possibilities for my business to grow through the people I meet here.

If you would like more information about getting involved with this great opportunity, please feel free to contact me at 270-739-8211 or email me at The group will launch a website very soon but are still working on details.

Here are a couple of photos from this opportunity!

Zolon Helm Happy Retirement!

We recently had the pleasure of throwing Zolon Helm a "Semi-Retirement" party at Clauida's Tea Room in Sonora, Kentucky.
Zolon is loved by many and was somewhat of a Mother to many, many agents the past 25 years where she worked at Re/Max Executive Group, Inc. here in Elizabethtown. Zo (as we call her) is an agent with Re/Max but so much more above that too. She saw the company grow from small beginings to the #1 Real Estate Company in Hardin County and surrounding counties.
We decided to honor Zo with a small group of women who were mostly Re/Max agents who have been by her side throughout her career. A small setting in the Thurman Phillips Historical Home, or Claudia's Tea Room known now to the locals was where we celebrated her years of dedication and committment to Re/Max. All in attendance honored Zo with gifts and memories and we reminiced into the late hours of the evening. We also toured the grand home built in 1897 by Josiah Phillips, Jr, we enjoyed tea, lemonade and many special treats and savory finger foods like Benidictine sandwiches, warm blueberry scones and many other unique items.
We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Zo for her many years of leadership and guidence as well as her friendship and wish her well on what ever her future holds. If you know Zo and would like to send her words of encouragement, please contact us at Marsha Booth & Associates 270-735-1353 and we will let you know how to contact Zo.
I want to take a moment to thank Claudia and the staff at Claudia's Tea Room that created a memorable expericence for all who attended this event. This Victorian Era home, now owned by the Thurman family was restored to it's current magnificant state with turn of the century furnishings and many personal artifacts you that make the experience feel like you have stepped back in time. Tours are available so if you would like to see this beautiful home, call 270-949-1897 for more info. You can also stay over night here to get the full experience! You can visit the website also at

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Repair Affair - Marsha Booth & Associates

This Saturday June 6th, Marsha Booth & Associates is participating in the Annual Repair Affair Day here in Hardin County. As a team we will be helping one family do much needed repairs to their home with the help of Home Depot who will be helping with supplies and several Professionals who have also volunteered their time to help us make this project a success.
The leader of our team, Sandy Wallace has been involved in the Repair Affair for several years and is dedicated to helping those in the community who need it most. The home we will be working on needs things like upgraded electric, winterizing of windows and doors, floors repaired, plumbing, and lots of painting and trim work. We have a team of 16+ people involved on just this one home. There are several other teams that will be working Saturday also on different homes with different specific needs. We are excited to be a part of this program that will improve the lives of a few families in our community. If you have questions or would like to help with future projects like this, please contact Sandy Wallace at 270-766-8175 or Marsha Booth & Associates at 270-735-1353.

Beautiful Girls Workshop - Free Event Open to the Public

Demery & Associates present the Beautiful Girl’s Workshop designed to foster self-esteem in girls age 10-16 and to impact and influence the decisions that they make. We believe girls can be empowered and challenged to make a difference in their own lives if they are afforded an opportunity. Ladies I know you can relate to this urgent need of empowerment.
We are committed to gathering professionals from various fields who are committed to making a difference and who will provide quality instruction to build self-esteem and self-confidence in a fun and exciting environment.

Price: Participants Free

Date: July 11, 2009 – 9-4pm

ECTC, OTB-Room 303

Phone: (502) 377-1458

Age Suitability: Girls 10-16

The topics may include:

* Preparing girls to better meet educational and life challenges
* Encouraging and assisting girls to stay in school
* Healthy sexuality, boundaries, and dating relationships
* Body image, self esteem, and personal power
* Beauty Techniques and Short-Cuts
* The Best Me I Can Be (Etiquette and Esteem)
* Dress With Class and Pizzazz
* Media messages, specifically the objectification of women, in music, television, and magazines
* Identity, individuality, and goals
* Physical health, including nutrition and exercise
* Mental health, including dealing with emotions, depression, and stress relief
* Violence, bullying, conflict resolution, and Internet safety
* Young women and the "new generation" of feminism
* Girls, social change, and influencing policy
* Young women and grassroots leadership, including initiating community action projects for social justice
* Experiences and barriers to youth organizing
* Young people, civic engagement, and democratic involvement
* Art as a tool for dialogue and empowerment

We are looking for instructors to present interactive activities, door prizes, food donations, etc.

Most importantly, we need young girls to attend. Lunch is provided.

I want to thank those who have already volunteered their time. It is greatly appreciated.
Dr. Gail M. Demery
President & CEO Demery & Associates
Personal and Professional Business Consultant