American Business Women’s Association

Our mission is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally, through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.

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American Business Women’s Association

Whether you are starting a new business, jump-starting a career, or searching for a job, the American Business Women’s Association is the place to be.  Your membership in ABWA offers you a portfolio of benefits to fuel your personal and professional growth.

Enhance your business acumen in the Apex Campus, our exclusive online learning portal.  Grow your professional network by attending ABWA’s National Women’s Leadership Conference. Stay current on business concepts and topics with your complimentary subscriptions to ABWA’s Women in Business® Magazine and Achieve Newsletters.  And, save thousands of dollars on discounted business products and services!

Make an investment in you – join the leading association for working women and women business owners, the American Business Women’s Association.

WOMEN LEADING THE WAY

2018 – 2019 Chapter Officers

Erin Dietz

President

Lorlee Steever

Recording Secretary

Kim Radke

Vice President

Gina O’Neill

Corresponding Secretary

Teri Sanneman

Treasurer

2018 – 2019 Standing Committee Chairs

Erin
Dietz

Fundraising

Darcy Tello

Hospitality

Cindy Sheppard

Membership

Darcy Tello

Newsletter & Publicity

Donna Lun

Professional Development

Margaret Heise

Education

Donna Lun

Education

MEMBERS

Amy
Hakes

Company Name Here

Brenda Kardock

FOX 47

Cindy Sheppard

Financil Advisor Waddell & Reed

Donna
Lun

Realtor and Community Volunteer

Erin
Dietz

BodyWise Massage

Gina
O’Neill

Jafra Cosmetics

Jennifer J. Gowin

Vice President / Commercial Loan Officer

premierbanks.com

Margaret Heise

SEMR MLS Compliance Officer

Southeast Minnesota REALTORS

Roxanne Hellickson

Vice President, Sr RE Lender &

Business Development

Carla Miller-Leisch

EllieWillie LLC

elliewillie.com

Kim Radke

Company Name Here

LuAnn Buechler

PMC Events & Coaching

www.LuAnnB.com

Terra
O’BRIEN

Business Administrator
Bethel Lutheran Church

Connie Barrett

First Alliance Credit Union
Lending Advisor

Micki Spors
Independent Sales Director
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Jennifer Driesch

Closing Manager

Edina Realty

Darcy Tello

Owner at Med City Installation

Kathleen (Kath) Shaw

Touch Awakening Rosen Method Bodywork LLC

touchawakening.abmp.com/

Roxanne M. Hellickson

Vice President,
Sr RE Lender & Business Development

MBT Bank

Teri Sanneman

Company Name Here

Name

Company Name Here

Name

Company Name Here

Name

Company Name Here

FEATURED MEMBER

Erin Dietz
Women of the Year

Erin Dietz grew up on a small, family-owned, organic produce farm in Southeastern Minnesota where she gained the understanding of the importance of calm. Planting the seeds, feeding the soil and harvesting. Working in bad weather the same as good; steadily. But always working. She learned and holds close the value of always working for what you believe in. These are the foundation of what she builds her own business and relationships on.

Erin has two children; Tayton (16) and Tessa (14). They live in Byron, MN with their dog (Bentley) and cat (Tai Chi).
Erin studied Psychology at RCTC and Winona State before she went to school for Massage Therapy. Erin graduated with honors from Minnesota School of Business – Globe University with a degree in Massage Therapy.

In late 2010, Erin and a business partner started an independent massage therapy studio in Byron, MN. She learned many lessons in this year and gained the experience in networking that she would need to further her career.

In January of 2012, Erin opened the doors to BodyWise Massage. BodyWise Massage started in the rooms of a couple local chiropractors while her and a friend with a salon began plans to join forces as a Salon and Spa. In October of 2012, Double Take Salon and BodyWise Massage opened their doors together in Byron, MN and have thrived ever since.

Erin understands the relevance and connection between physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and works toward providing an environment where people can nurture all those areas in a comfortable and safe atmosphere. She finds fulfillment in helping people heal.

Erin believes that if you look at life as an adventure, the tough times don’t seem impassible and the good times are extra exciting. The very first step to making anything happen is BELIEF. The rest comes easier with CALM.

 

 

FEATURED MEMBER

Protégé:
Julie Shirley

 

Our SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS

Empowering Women through Educational Scholarships

Today’s scholarship recipients are tomorrow’s leaders.  ABWA members have provided opportunities for women to achieve their personal and professional best by championing educational opportunities through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF). Since 1953, SBMEF has awarded almost 18 million dollars in scholarships to more than 17,000 women. To learn more about available scholarships, go to sbmef.org.