Illinois Chapters Regional Roundup

Leads Club Chapter Members from throughout the region will gather to celebrate the benefits of membership and all are welcome — come find out how you, too, can connect, collaborate and prosper.

Special Guest: Lisa Benson, Leads Club CVO

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Casa Margarita
1341 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove

Cost: $30 – Fajita Dinner & Cash Bar
Register Online at: https://LC_ILRR_2019.eventbrite.com

Celebrating our Founder’s Birthday

Ali Lassen, 1926-1999

September 18 is a special day, it’s our Leads Club Founder’s birthday.  More importantly to me, it’s my Mother’s birthday.  73-years-old, seems too young to pass in these days of advanced medicine.  She fought a valiant fight with Breast Cancer, availing herself to all modalities of Western and Eastern medicine.   Unfortunately, right at the 5-year mark to the month of diagnosis, the big C came back and 5 months later she passed on my brother’s birthday May 17th.

This year marks 20 years since she passed, it’s hard to believe.  As I remember her, I think of her most noteworthy traits, and they are many.  She was a feminist way before it was a thing.  She was a dedicated mother to my 4 siblings and me.  She supported our father in his law practice and political endeavors, never missing a step.  She was Green and holistic before it was cool and raised us to eat clean and healthy.  Thank you, Mom!  Before I was born, she graduated from college with a Masters degree and enlisted in the Navy as a Wave, teaching pilot’s how to jump out of airplanes during WW II.

For the past few weeks I’ve been seeing the date on the calendar and anticipating a rush of emotion.  Today is that day.  As I’ve learned, grief is a journey, and how amazing is that as one of Ali’s favorite sayings is: “Success is a Journey, not a Destination”.  I did not have an emotional rush this year, but what I am thinking about is how amazing she was.

If you asked me to select one thing that I remember, it is one of the ways she presented herself in business.  Ali Lassen always saw the potential in you.  She assumed and expected that you can do anything you set your mind to accomplish as long as you are professional, prepared and earnest.

Ali has taught me many things over the years but this one I believe has been one of her best traits that I have aspired to emulate.

In honor of Ali, please be open to the potential of people you meet.  Assume the best.  Offer to Mentor.

I won’t get preachy here, so I will close with my heartfelt wish that you emulate Ali Lassen and find someone with potential and mentor them to success.  It is such a win- win proposition, I promise you, you will gain so much more than you give.

If you have a moment, please share your story of mentoring a fellow business person.

Warmly,

Lisa

 

 

 

Leads Club 2019 Georgia Regional Networking Mixer

Interested in growing your business? Come network with the members of Leads Club!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Southern Bistro
4920 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30342

Founded in 1978, Leads Club provides business leaders with a simple and effective way to grow your business. Lisa Bentson, CVO of Leads Club, will be our special guest and will share how Leads Club can help you increase your business’ bottom line. Become a member of Leads Club at the mixer and receive one month free!

Lisa Bentson

Tickets are $15 per person
Heavy hors d’oeuvres provided; cash bar
Your payment is your reservation
Purchase your tickets today!

Central Coast’s Annual Regional Event

Come enjoy wine, food and great company! Leads Club will be hosting Central Coast’s Annual Regional Event Thursday, September 26th, at Topa Mountain Winery in Ojai California. This year we will be organizing Cornhole and Jenga Tournaments so come ready to win some prizes! We will also be giving away some fun door prizes. If you would like the opportunity to advertise your business, just bring your gift along on the 26th.

Thursday, September 26th

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Topa Mountain Winery

821 W Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023

Tickets include a glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage and appetizers. Buy your tickets by September 20th for $25 per person; after September 20th tickets increase to $35 per person. This will be a fun evening to connect with Chapter members from all over the Central Coast Region, and we hope to see you there!

Purchase your tickets today!

Sip and Savor Showcase

 

Enjoy wine, food and showcase your business.

Meet other professionals that are dedicated to promoting and growing each others’ businesses.

The Coastal Go-Getters Chapter of Leads Club is a weekly networking group. We meet at The Cave every Tuesday to help each other build our businesses.

Cost is $15 cash per person to cover wine, appetizers and business building. Space is limited in the beautiful Barrel Room. Reserve your spot and RSVP.

Please bring business cards!

Blue Thong Society 2020 National Conference

Blue Thong Society 2020 National Conference

Bahia Resort Hotel on Mission Bay, San Diego

March 20th– 22nd / 2-Nights & 3-Full Days

Early Bird Specials!!

  • Conference Fees: BTS & Leads Club Members: $295 / Non Members: $345 till November 1, 2019
  • After November 1, 2019 / BTS & Leads Club Members: $345 / Non Members: $395
  • Guaranteed Discounted Hotel Rate available till February 15, 2020

What does the Event Include?

  • Friday Welcome Reception with Heavy Appetizers & 1-hour Open Bar
  • Full Plated Breakfast for Saturday & Sunday
  • Saturday Night Gala Dinner & 1-hour Open Bar
  • Key Note Speakers
  • Paddle Boat Ride with Live Entertainment Friday & Saturday Night
  • Conference Bags filled with Goodies
  • Having Fun with your BTS Sistas!
  • Discounted Group Rates at the Bahia Resort Hotel
    • FREE In-Room Internet
    • Beautiful Garden Rooms
    • Complimentary Parking
    • Lively Entertainment
    • $20 Discount on SPA Services at the beautiful Sister Catamaran Hotel
    • Pool, Jacuzzi, & Private Cabanas on Mission Bay
    • Two in-room bottles of water per day.
    • Access to Indoor / Outdoor Bay Front Fitness Center

Hotel Reservations!!

  • Discounted Group Room Rates per Night in the beautiful Garden Rooms:
    • Single Rate: $199 Plus Tax & Resort Fee
    • Double Rate: $199 Plus Tax & Resort Fee
    • Triple Rate: $219 Plus Tax & Resort Fee
    • Quad Rate: $239 Plus Tax & Resort Fee
  • Make your Hotel Reservation, Go to: https://www.bahiahotel.com/groupcode?code=BTS20
  • OR Call at: 1-800-576-4229
  • DISCOUNTED Rates are only good until Saturday, February 15, 2020. We have only 20 Rooms in our Guaranteed BLOCK, PLUS we have 3 Nights PRIOR & AFTER the Event at the Group Rate based only on AVAILABILITY. 
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Glendora Mixer

Come join Leads Club’s Glendora Chapter for a morning of professional networking. If you are interested in growing your business, Leads Club is right for you!

Wednesday, June 12th

7:15 am -8:30 am

Pepper Tree Cafe

1020 E. Route 66, Glendora, CA 91740

The Glendora Chapter is currently looking for potential Members involved in:

  • Beauty- Hair care
  • Computer repair/maintenance
  • Florist
  • Dentist
  • Marketing – Social Media

Please RSVP by June 3rd with Glendora’s Chapter Director Rose Wentz either by email: Rose.Wentz.axrm@statefarm.com or call: 626-963-6413.

Leads Club Regional Roundup

All are welcome – Members, Prospective Members, Alumni Members, Friends, Spouses, etc!

Date:  May 16th, 2019

Time:  5:30pm – 7:00 pm

Location:  Casa Margarita, 341 Buttersfield Rd.  Downers Grove, IL 60515

Share the Excitement –

  • Celebrating Leads of the Year Awards
  • Revenue Earning Celebrations
  • Leads Club Insights
  • and much more!

 

For $30.00 enjoy a Fajita Dinner and Cash Bar. Register now!

Are You a Pollinator Too?

Today was my monthly visit to our I-15 Power Team Chapter in Carmel Mountain, San Diego.   We were enjoying a typical Friday morning of camaraderie and fun, made even better by their two visitors Mark Matz and Phil Horn, Founders of “Humvees to Honeybees”.

First of all, is that not the coolest name for a business started by two retired Navy Seal Veterans? (Thank you for your service gentlemen)   And to make it even better, their mission is to:  “Keep America Buzzing”.  I just love a good name and Mission statement.  They say what they are and do it in a catchy and humorous way.  Doesn’t it make you want to learn more?                                           

Towards the end of the meeting, we learned that their business is much more than selling honey.  They are passionate about saving the bees.  Here is an excerpt from their website:     Bee Kind.   From military service to beekeeping, we have a strong drive to help people. We’re passionate about saving the honeybees because they help keep our planet healthy. Bees pollinate over 30% of the world’s crops and over 90% of wild plants.

At one point in the discussion, someone referred to me as a Pollinator.  I must say that I’ve never been called that before and I love it!  In simple terms, the definition of pollinating is to share what you have with others and help them grow.  Wow, that’s what we do in Leads Club.

Here are a few of my favorite tips on how to be a Pollinator:

  1. Everywhere you go, keep your ears open for ways you can help others.  Actively listen to those you meet in both your personal and business life.
  2. When someone shares a problem or quandary, think of who you know that can help them. This can include an Associate in a similar situation or field.
  3. Share a personal story of why this person is important to you and in your trusted sphere of influence. Hopefully, a fellow Leads Club Member.
  4.  Ask if you can make an introduction. By asking permission, your referral will be of the best quality and have the optimum opportunity for a connection.
  5. Facilitate the connection happening. This can take many forms.  Maybe the easiest is a simple email introduction copying both parties.  Possibly the best way is to set a time for them to meet together with you.  Of course, this depends on many details lining up, but when you can, it’s optimal.

What other ways can you think of to be a Pollinator?  Please share your thoughts here.

Happy Networking!

Lisa