The Premier Organization in CNY for Women in Business

OUR MISSION:  To support and advance the success of women in business by providing educational programs, networking and collaboration opportunities, and enhanced awareness through marketing and promotion.

Become a Member and get the support, education, and networking needed to enhance your business.

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2016 WBOC Opportunity Grant Recipients:

Alice Patterson - Alice G. Patterson Photography

Dr. Christine Allen - Insight Business Works/Chris Allen Coaching

2016 WBOC Family Member Scholarship Recipient:

Jonathan Rounsville

Jonathan will be attending Syracuse University

Upcoming events

  • Wednesday, September 07, 2016 4:30 PM (EDT) Genesee Grande, 1060 E Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210
  • Wednesday, October 05, 2016 4:30 PM (EDT) Drumlins, 800 Nottingham Road, Syracuse NY 13224
  • Wednesday, November 02, 2016 4:30 PM (EDT) Drumlins, 800 Nottingham Road, Syracuse NY 13224

25th Anniversary Fund

We've reached our goal!! 

Many thanks to the following 25 members for their generosity!

Allison Zales - Choose Change

Jill Sneider - Fresh Twist by Jill

Georgia Austin - New Leaf Functional Nutrition

Sheila Ohstrom - Senior Home Care Solutions & Alzheimer's Solutions

Nicole Davidheiser - The Insurance Shop

Donna Curtin - Grace auto body and paint

Angela Renna - Sterling Financial Group

Esther Zorn - EXIT Eagan Real Estate

Michelle Howe - Empath Evolution

Melanie Randolf - Your Window to the World

Dr. Christine Allen - Chris Allen Coaching/Insight Business Works

Jeannine Masucci - Manlius Jewelry and Repair

Tamela Fabiano - Primerica Financial Services

April Ward - Botanic Her Women's Health

Joanne Del Balso -

Stacey Chilbert - Empire Specialty Printing

Allison Haslam - Primerica Financial Services

LeaAnn Fuller - Fuller Life, LLC

Edwina Schleider - Hinman, Howard & Kattell, LLC

Ann Marie Stonecypher - AMS Models & Talent

Mary LaRussa - VA Medical Center

Anne Notarthomas - eKamria

Kathy Fiello - K-N-K Transport, LLC

Krissi Grubka - Sheraton Syracuse Hotel & Conference Center

Cathy Berry - Cathy Berry MD & Associates OB/GYN Practice

Syracuse Woman Magazine

WISE Women's Business Center

Anniversary Fund

Collected: $5,000.00
Goal: $5,000.00


Find Upcoming WBOC Programs & Events HERE!!

  • Tuesday, March 08, 2016 12:22 PM | Carol Kolceski (Administrator)

    The Art of Marketing and Selling 

    Speaker Jenn Cline

    Marketing and sales are a crucial part of our business, no matter what our business model is. Without them, we may find ourselves struggling to keep our heads above water as we work to generate income. At the March WBOC meeting, marketing and sales were addressed by Jenn Cline, owner of Nordique Consulting Group. Cline believes sales and marketing are one and the same and should never be looked at as separate. 

    In her Art of Marketing and Selling presentation, Cline talked about the importance of creating a Marketing Persona. A marketing persona is a profile you create of your ideal client.  To arrive at that persona, Cline suggests considering four things:

    1.  What is their personal demographic?
    2.  What is their behavioral demographic
    3.  Why did they buy from you?
    4.  How did they find you?

    Once the persona is created, Cline suggests practicing what she calls an Elevator Chat. Instead of the standard 30 second pitch, the elevator chat allows you to tell a potential prospect what you do based on questions.

    You: Hi. Nice to meet you. What do you do?
    Them: I am in sales.
    You: Me too. I own a company that teaches businesses how to market and sell themselves seamlessly.
    (Wait for response. Off that response, say:)
    You: Here’s my card If there is ever anything I can do for you, don’t hesitate to call.

    In this, the prospect doesn’t feel forced into a sale. Cline says she gets lots of calls from people after she does this, which results in conversations that lead to closing the sale.

    Jenn Cline has extensive experience in sales. Not only was she part of the sales team at the CNY Business Journal, she is still a contributing writer today. Her experience only grew after 10 years at CS Technology and other sales positions in other jobs. Today she is the sole owner of Nordique Consulting Group, where she offers sales and marketing strategies for businesses of all sizes.

    “I build relationships,” she told WBOC attendees. “I’m not afraid to jump at an opportunity. I want you all to do the same.”

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