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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March Greetings!

Join us April 8th at Bonefish Grill for the WBOM Membership Luncheon

On April 8th our luncheon will be a special Panel Discussion about overcoming the "Wage Gap". On average women make 77 cents for every dollar made by their male counterparts. This panel will take an in-depth look at how the wage gap impacts women and their families, as well as what we can do to close the gap. Panelists include, Amanda Ceravolo, Director, Development & Communications for the YWCA, North Central Indiana. April Lidinsky, Director of Women ‘s & Gender Studies Program at Indiana University South Bend and Linda Baechle, President & CEO YWCA North Central Indiana.

[Regular Menu] Lily's Chicken with Rice
[Vegetarian Option] Roasted Veggie Pasta
All meals include a drink, bread, and dessert.

To attend, you must RSVP and pay in advance using PayPal by Thursday, April 3, 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 April 3, 2014!  Click HERE to RSVP. Also there will no longer be checks accepted at the door. Payment is accepted through PayPal only.

Spotlight Member: Patti Spice

Patti Spice has lived in this area all of her life but she has traveled extensively throughout the country.  She is married to the love of her life, Jack, and they have four daughters and four grandsons. Patti enjoys date night with her husband, attending her grandson's school and sporting events, going to the beach, dancing, "girls night out", traveling, and vacationing in the tropics.  Patti has been in real estate for 18 years and she and her husband used to purchase homes to renovate and sell.  Several years ago she was introduced to the wellness industry through a simple sample of wonderful anti-aging products.  Since then Patti has developed a deep, God-given passion to educate people on wellness and she has been growing her Arbonne business by helping others to both look and feel better, all while creating a legacy that she will leave her family because my business is willable. Patti also lives to "give back" and she helps a dear friend  with her ministry that serves people in this area.  To learn more about Patti and her Arbonne business, visit her website.

Welcome to Our Four Newest WBOM Members!

Tamara Kampondeni is the owner of  Massage By TaMara! She is a SPARKS graduate & provides massage therapy in Swedish, sports, pregnancy, hot stone and deep tissue styles. Tamara has a calming, rejuvenating space at Triumph Fitness on Grape Road (The Outpost Sports plaza). Contact Tamara by phone 574.303.6980 or by email

Rhona Haley is a real estate broker with Cressy and Everett Real Estate. She has always loved the world of real estate and decided to pursue her love after leaving the optical industry and Chicago.  “Customer service has always been my forte. If I become your agent… I will do everything I can to make your house dreams come true.”  Check out Rhona’s website for more information: or email:

Venus Myles is a banker with Old National Bank on Ireland Road.  Old National Bancorp is the largest financial services bank holding company headquartered in Indiana and one of the top 100 banking companies in the U.S. -- Its primary banking footprint is in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Michigan.  You can learn much more at or email Venus at:   

Angela Ridenour is the owner and founder of The Biography Spot.  Based in Culver, IN.  This SPARKS graduate helps families share their unique stories…filming personal interviews, adding family photos, 8mm film footage & historical documents to create a one of a kind tribute to a person, family, or small family-owned business. “Like an A&E biography, but your family is the star! “ For more information check out: or email Angela at:

WBOM Membership Drive
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.

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