Last updated: August 06. 2014 3:43PM - 146 Views
By Megan Kennedy mkennedy@civitasmedia.com



Reflections@pmg hosted the County's first Coffee Talk meeting, orchestrated by the Dayton Better Business Bureau, Friday, August 1.
Reflections@pmg hosted the County's first Coffee Talk meeting, orchestrated by the Dayton Better Business Bureau, Friday, August 1.
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WEST ALEXANDRIA - Women in Business Networking (WiBN), a division of the Better Business Bureau, serves women in the Miami Valley and Dayton by facilitating meetings to allow women to expand their networking horizons.


Friday, Aug. 1, the first WiBN meeting of Koffee Talk in Preble County was held at the Reflections@pmg restaurant, with facilitator Lil Robinette. Robinette led the meeting discussing ways to live a life for longevity, involving The Mediterranean Lifestyle and how it affects “The Heart of the Matter.”


Robinette discussed the benefits of choosing a healthier lifestyle and how the changes she and her husband have made, have improved their quality of life.


Robinette discussed the details surrounding her husband’s heart by-pass surgery with the group last Friday. She said their healthy lifestyle drastically shortened her husband’s recovery time post-operation, and encouraged the group to consider changing their diets, small steps at a time.


WiBN’s Hot Topics Koffee Talks offer relaxed, intimate, and comfortable opportunities to meet women in business and exchange ideas during roundtable discussions. At each event, the Koffee Talk facilitator presents a featured topic to get the discussion going and attendees take it from there. Koffee Talks create opportunities for women to do business the old-fashioned way: face-to-face by forming relationships to support one another.


Caroline Matis of the Dayton BBB said there are eight Koffee Talk-like groups all over the Miami Valley with a different facilitator at each.


“Our main focus is dialogue and sharing so women in business can get together in an intimate, relaxed atmosphere,” said Matis.


Annually, the WiBN holds roughly 111 events.


The Preble County branch of the WiBN will be held the first Friday of each month at Reflections@pmg on U.S. 35 in West Alexandria.

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