Board Member Email Addresses

* Gloria Niemier - President

* Sheli Alexander - Treasurer

* Quen Potts - Secretary

* Andrea Mather-Stow - Membership

* Pam Proctor - VP and Director of Programs

* Monica Abair - President Elect/Director of Technology

* Linda Lenox- Director at Large, Ambassadors

* Bronwyn Stoner -Director at Large, Special Events

* Jillian Koenemann - Director at Large, Communications

* Evie Kirkwood - Past President
WBOM is proud to support these local organizations helping women and children in our community:

* YWCA -  
* St. Margaret’s House -
WBOM is a member of the Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County - 
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Join us May 13th at Bonefish Grill for Our May Luncheon

On May 13th, the WBOM Luncheon will feature Jennifer VanderVeen, a certified Elder Law Attorney with Tuesley Hall Konopa Law Firm in South Bend. As an Elder Law attorney, Jennifer counsels clients in the areas of elder law, estate planning, estate taxation, gifting, special needs, trusts, guardianships, veteran’s benefits, Medicaid benefits, and probate. Jennifer’s significant experience as an attorney also includes extensive work in the area of business law, counseling business owners and individuals.  It is never too early to prepare for the future or to gain information for older family members. To learn more about Jennifer, visit her website

[Regular Menu] Bonefish’s famous Grilled Asparagus Salad with Jumbo Shrimp [Vegetarian] Bonefish’s famous Grilled Asparagus Salad with Bean Medley
Both menu options include a beverage of your choice, bread with dipping sauce and desert!

To attend, you must RSVP and pay in advance using PayPal by Thursday, May 8, 2014.  Click HERE to RSVP.  Members – you must log in to get the member pricing for the luncheon!!!! 

Because we are required to give a count to Bonefish the Friday before our lunch meeting, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins and late RSVPs. Because we pay for every meal ordered, we are unable to provide refunds, or carry forward your meal reservation if you are absent.

Make your reservations on the WBOM Website by May 8, 2014!  Click HERE to RSVP. Also there will no longer be checks accepted at the door. Payment is accepted through PayPal only.

Tech Savvy Seminar: LinkedIN

Join us for a fun evening of learning about how to leverage LinkedIN to grow your network and your business! Freshlime Digital CEO & Founder, Jillian Koeneman, will be leading participants in a hands-on seminar on how to best use the various features of LinkedIN. Please bring your laptop and/or tablet. Dinner will be catered from a local restaurant. Please also feel free to bring your own beer or wine! Registration is limited to 23 people.

  • Date: May 29, 2014
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Eddy Street Executive Suites
  • Cost: $10
  • Register: HERE 

Spotlight Member: Joann Rearick

Joann Rearick along with her husband, Brian, started the American Espresso Catering Company with the concept of “We Come to You” providing fresh espresso based beverages and non-coffee drinks. With a background in sales and a passion for quality coffee Joann started her company long before there was even a Starbucks in this area. Once the concept of a coffee cart setting up as a caterer at special events and business meetings as well as weddings was introduced, they hit the ground running with one cart and soon needed to add 2 more carts to meet customer demand. Joann has been amazed at the relationships that have been built over coffee with many people in this community and boasts that she has even served Hillary Clinton on Father’s Day in June 2013 at a private party in Indiana. Joann and Brian have 5 children and 6 grandchildren and enjoy traveling, family dinners, hiking, gardening and reading. To learn more about Joann and her business, please visit her Facebook Page or her website

Welcome to Newest WBOM Members!

Sheila Sieradzki is with Centier Bank on Edison Lakes Pkwy.  Since 1895, Centier Bank is Indiana's largest privately held bank and is based in Merrillville, IN.  Sheila is a business banker/commercial lender specializing in community and business development.  On a personal note, she grew up in the SB area & her family founded the Flint Dance Studio in 1961. email:

Joann Rearick is the owner of American Espresso Catering. Based in Mishawaka, they are a unique caterer specializing in espresso and smoothie bars, ice cream sundaes and more for social & corporate events, weddings & open houses. They come to you! To learn more check out Joann’s website, or email

Janet Horvath is an attorney with Jones Obenchain, LLP.  Janet provides personalized estate planning for individuals and families—working to understand the client’s unique situation and provide options to meet the desired objectives & provide for loved ones long after they are gone.  For more information, check out Janet’s website or email her directly:

Shellie Bryant is the Guest Services Manager for the University Park Mall, a super-regional mall serving all of Michiana. The mall has the answer to your shopping needs amongst their 124 stores, and they also have many enticing dining options in addition to the popular “Food Court”.   Check out their website at or contact Shellie at

Jannie Slone  &  Chelsea Doyle work together for Fox 28/WSJV. Based in Elkhart, both Jannie and Chelsea are Account Executives/Marketing Specialists for Fox 28.  Through TV, digital and mobile marketing, they help local businesses optimize their R.O.I.—helping small business owners achieve their marketing goals.  You can contact this dynamic duo via email and also check out the website for more detail:,,

Lori Lohmeyer represents Ten Thousand Villages—Located in the Centennial Place plaza on Cleveland Road, this not-for-profit fair trade retailer offers handmade home décor, personal accessories and gift items from over 130 artisan groups representing 38 different countries.  Check out her website to learn so much more , stop by the store and/or contact Lori at

Karey Circosta is the V.P. and Director of Sales and Marketing for Ave Maria Press --a Catholic publisher of spiritual books, parish resources, and high school religion textbooks.  Ave Maria Press is a non-profit organization run by the Congregation of the Holy Cross and was founded in 1865 by Fr. Sorin. Learn more at: and contact Karey at

WBOM Renewals
There is no better time to join Women Business Owners of Michiana than right now! Join now and your membership will be auto-renewed on June 1st, extending your membership to May 31, 2015. For existing members, your renewals ($60) are due by May 31st. Any members who are not renewed will be cleared from the system on June 1st and you will need to reapply at the $75 new member rate.

YWCA "Tribute"

Join the YWCA of North Central Indiana on May 1 for "Tribute" as they honor amazing leaders and raise money for the women and children in our community who are escaping domestic violence and sexual assault.

Chat with fellow Tribute-goers during a lively cocktail hour followed by a delicious dinner! Bid on unique and exciting items, services and vacation packages all night long with our silent and live auctions.

When: Thursday, May 1
5:30 pm cocktails, 6:30 pm awards dinner

Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 53995 State Route 933, South Bend
For more information or to register click HERE.

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