Posts Tagged ‘money’

Scholarship for inspiring business women

Are you an inspiring entreprenuer? Need a little extra cash to jump start your website?

MORE: Apply Now for Scholarship

Well here’s a solution. The Chris Lelay Scholarship is in memory of Chris Lelay, Savoir Faire Media’s Natalie Lambert’s mother, who was always pushing the boundaries of women in the workplace. She was a very hard worker, managing multiple jobs from the age of 16.

Eligible candidates must a be female, 25 years old or under. Must have a valid business license in the state in which they are looking to begin their business.  Must provide a documented business plan, and photos/samples of their product or service.

What you win:

  • Logo Design – up to 6 concepts, 2 revisions
  • Business Card Design – 2 revisions
  • HTML Website – Up to 5 pages
  • Domain Name
  • Email Account (10 gig of storage)
  • First Year Annual Hosting – (2nd year and beyond $60 per year)
  • One hour business strategy and development
  • 25% Discount on any additional services purchased (within 30 days of Scholarship)

Recent winner, www.lavenderbakes.com, actually got called by Cupcake Wars after the press release went out and is a final contender. It could be great exposure and most importantly, help a young, savvy entreprenuer get started.

Don’t gawk, Swap!

Everyone has that one friend whose wardrobe is to die for! If you’re like me, you and your best friend may borrow each others favorite shoes or perfect accessories from time to time. Why borrow when you can own. Thanks to “The Swapaholics” Amy Chase & Melissa Massello, you can forget borrowing because there is a new way to get exactly what you want from friends for FREE.

USA TODAY: Swapping Not Shopping
PHOTOS: Swap party recaps

Amy and Melissa, the self proclaimed “The Swapaholics,” have a drawer full of tips for hosting your own clothing swap party. The gals explain this is a budget-friendly way to keep that wardrobe updated without breaking the bank.
The dress-up duo will be in DC Thursday, July 14th, from 6-9pm hosting one of their swaps. Participants bring a bag of gently loved fashions, which Amy & Melissa curate into a “swap boutique,” and at 8pm sharp, the swapping begins.

Perhaps the best part? Everything leftover from the night will be donated to Goodwill of Greater Washington to be sold in their shops to raise money for their job training and empowerment programs. Swap.com is this year’s event sponsor.

Written by Mikea Turner, Special to OMG

Birthday Invitation Etiquette

And what do you think about this? It was in the birthday party invitation for a 3 year old my sister just got. Show of hands who think Emily Post is turning in her grave.

Hats off to Tom!

Congrats to my college buddy (GO GMU!) Tom Block who just got designated a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor through the College of Financial Planning! I’ve taken some of  Tom’s courses at Ameriprise Financial in Centreville– specifically on money management. This is a huge honor for someone who helps so many plan their money goals for life… and gives a ton to the community. Tom has been a big supporter of the ‘Newsbabes‘ and Miriam’s Kitchen just to name a few. Way to go friend!

Antiques Roadshow Coming to DC!

This is just awesome. The Antiques Roadshow will be Saturday August 21st at the Washington Convention Center!

The exciting examinations and assessments will take place in Exhibit Halls A & B. Use the main entrance at 801 Mount Vernon Place to get in! Unfortunately the 2010 ticket application deadline has passed.. and you need a ticket to get in. Are you going… let OMG know! We want your report to share on TV!!

Local golfers tee off in tutus for breast cancer

Beth Swanson a breast cancer survivor files this report for Angie’s Army on men in tutus teeing off for an amazing cause!

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Oh Snap! A 'Money' Lineup

DC’s top political and event fundraisers talked ‘what’s next’  over breakfast at The Liason on New Jersey Ave. BizBash hosted the panel that included fundraising power players like Stephen Geer who led Obama’s online email/online fundraising and Republican mega-bucks-maker The LS Group’s Lisa Spies.  From recent Supreme Court rulings to social media the panel talked about how the process of political fundraising is rapidly changing.
Coming Up: I pick their brain in my upcoming Washington Life Society 2.0 column and hear what Geer says will be big on the web for making money in the 2010/2012 elections.

The Panel: Stephen Geer, Jonathan Mantz, Moderator CBS’ Nancy Cordes, Jan Baran, Juleanna Glover, Lisa Spies

With Nancy Cordes and BizBash Masterplanner Shelley Hymes

[Photo Credit:  Neshan Naltchayan]

OMG 3/25/10: Miley Stops Music, Twestival, Fundraising Future

See WUSA9 STORY: OMG ON WUSA9 March 25, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)–  Oh My GOFFAngie Goff reports on Katherine Heigl leaving ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, Miley Cyrus’ future in film and the late Crocodile Hunter’s daughter makes her acting debut. Locally, BizBash hosts a panel on fundraising’s future, bloggers get ‘Glam in the City’ and Twestival is tonight! Buy Tickets: DC Twestival 2010

Men are MOOCHERS, Free Bridal Tasting

Getty ImagesNew census data suggests the growth in the number of working wives over the past 40 years has resulted in guys making out financially in the marriage. A Pew Research Center report says it’s now men that benefit most. A larger share of today’s men are married to women whose education & income exceed their own! So speak up ladies.. is YOUR man a mooch! Rant, rave and even remain anonymous! Oh and moochin’ men– feel free to chime in too!   Read the entire story here at wusa9.com

In other wedding-marriage related news.. my friend Bunny informs me there’s a FREE Bridal tasting going on hosted by one of our frequent 9NEWS NOW at 9AM cooking guests: RSVP Catering!
Who: Future brides & one guest
When: Tue Feb 2 from 5:30-7PM
Where: RSVP Catering at 2930 Prosperity Ave, Fairfax VA 22031
RSVP: (703) 573-8700 or register by email: info@rsvpcatering.com

The tasting offers prospective brides an opportunity to sample RSVP Catering’s creative cuisine, including selections from Organix by RSVP, a seasonal selection of local, organic and sustainable foods.

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