Working Women, Working Mothers
Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

Working Women, Working Mothers

A partnership between SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar, Dotters Books and Red Letter Grant - Working Women, Working Mothers aims to highlight moms that have demonstrated an array of community contributions, both through their work and extracurriculars. These quarterly meet-ups will highlight two or more women as they share their experiences with the audience.

July featured speakers highlight our Co-Hosts:

Laura Lash - Business Owner
SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar, Co-owner
Mother of two, young sons

Margaret Leonard - Business Owner
Dotters Books, Co-owner
Mother of two - a toddler and an infant

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1st Annual Red Letter Grant Gala
Aug
15
5:00 PM17:00

1st Annual Red Letter Grant Gala

2019 has been a year of growth - we’ve become a 501c3, awarded more start-up capital than ever before ($16,000 by year’s end) and empower women in a nine county radius in Western Wisconsin through our expanded small business workshops and networking groups. By the start of 2020, we’ll be serving all of northern, central and western Wisconsin - awarding $16,000 in each region. Our goal is to even the playing field - bolstering women in underserved, rural communities and revitalizing small towns. We unabashedly believe that when you fund, mentor, stand by and stand up for women, amazing things are bound to happen. We invite you to celebrate and learn more about the women our program has supported and the impact the Red Letter Grant has already made in the Chippewa Valley.

When | Thursday, August 15th Where | Clearwater Recital Room at the Pablo Center, 128 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

PROGRAM

Spirit Hour | 5pm - 6pm | Enjoy a complimentary curated cocktail, special entertainment and one-on-one opportunities to connect with grant awardees. Stay for the full program + look into RLG. Tickets for Spirit Hour > $100

General Reception | 6pm - 8:30pm | RLG awardees share their start-up success stories, board members speak to their involvement growing the program and special guest speakers nod to the impact the RLG has had on our region and beyond. Nosh on local bites + bevs and partake in our LIVE auction - full of experiences from stays at luxury Wisconsin hotels to adventures from pottery classes to floral arranging - the list is curated + endless. Tickets for general reception > $50

Questions? Email Info@RedLetterGrant.org

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Red Letter Grant Comedy Night featuring Sabeen Sadiq
Jul
18
8:30 PM20:30

Red Letter Grant Comedy Night featuring Sabeen Sadiq

Join us and Clearwater Comedy to support the Red Letter Grant and laugh your socks off with Sabeen Sadiq - an amazing, Chicago-based comedian - all in the same night!

When | Thursday, July 18, 8:30p - 10:00pm

Where | The Plus in downtown Eau Claire (208 S Barstow Street)

Cost | Tickets $7 | free domestic tap beer, rail mixed drink, or soft drink included

**Donations will be accepted this evening- and Clear Water Comedy will be giving 50% of all door receipts to the Red Letter Grant project.

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Happy Hour + Info Session | Ellsworth, WI
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour + Info Session | Ellsworth, WI

Join the Red Letter Grant + Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce for a special edition of HER Happy Hour in East End Park, in Ellsworth on Wednesday, July 17 at 6p -7p!

Over beer, wine and snacks - provided by the Ellsworth Chamber - Red Letter Grant will share the complete 4-1-1 on its grant program and other services to support and empower women in business. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet, engage, + collaborate with area women while learning about the resources available to support them as they start or grow their businesses.

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Second Stage Growth | Small Business Workshop
Jun
12
6:30 PM18:30

Second Stage Growth | Small Business Workshop

This is the perfect opportunity for business owners to learn how to take their business from start-up + survival to long-term success.

Local business leaders will give participants a run-down on developing the tools and techniques to authentically grow their business beyond the startup phase. Walk away with tangible planning documents to set goals and thrive

Cost | $20

*100% of workshop cost designated to the Red Letter Grant.

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HER Happy Hour
May
15
6:30 PM18:30

HER Happy Hour

Join us for the May 2019 HER Happy Hour - a monthly meet-up for women in business to connect + collaborate at the least stuffy networking event out there. No commitment or obligation to attend - just come as you are.

Hosted this month at Dive in downtown Eau Claire. Choose from a menu artfully crafted cocktails or select beer or sampling of our wines while meeting, engaging, + collaborating with women of the Chippewa Valley.

*all gender identities welcome!

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Working Women, Working Mothers
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

Working Women, Working Mothers

A partnership between SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar, Dotters Books and Red Letter Grant - Working Women, Working Moms aims to highlight mothers that have demonstrated an array of community contributions, both through their work and extracurriculars. These quarterly meet-ups will highlight two or more women as they share their experiences with the audience.

April featured speakers:

Alicia Howe - High School Science Teacher + Business Owner
Memorial High School, Larkspur Gardening, Landmark Design
Single-Mother of one young daughter

Lorelei Ernster - Business Owner + Independent Contractor
Lorelei Ernster, LLC
Mother of two young women - ages 11 and 18

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HER Happy Hour
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

HER Happy Hour

Join us for the April 2019 HER Happy Hour - a monthly meet-up for women in business to connect + collaborate at the least stuffy networking event out there. No commitment or obligation to attend - just come as you are.

This month our host venue is Menomonie staple, The Duke & Dagger, where Sifia Jevne and Andrew Mercil have teamed up to bring a unique british pub + eatery to our corner of the Midwest. Join us for craft brews and bevs, and stay for their British inspired dinner menu.

*all gender identities welcome!

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Finance + Tax - Small Business Workshop
Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Finance + Tax - Small Business Workshop

Tax season is here, and  money is on our mind. This is a perfect opportunity for new + aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs to learn more of the nitty gritty of financing your first venture and sailing through tax season. RCU small business lender, Karlee Wallin and Ramone’s Ice Cream Parlor co-owner, Kayla Midthun will give a run-down on developing a budget, tax planning, costs of hiring employees + favorite apps. Walk away with tangible planning documents to goal set and get your financial planning in order.

Cost | $20

*100% of workshop cost designated to the Red Letter Grant.

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Red Letter Tasting
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Red Letter Tasting

An annual celebration supporting the Red Letter Grant’s programs throughout Western Wisconsin to assist us in awarding start-up capital, leading small business workshops, and hosting networking events to engage + connect women. 

Your ticket includes tastes of craft cocktails + wine. The Coffee Grounds team are true small plate connoisseurs - nosh on signature plates they're prepared especially for the evening. 

Get in on the silent auction action with packages from our friends at: The Informalist, SHIFT, Latitude 44 Yoga Studio, Red’s Mercantile, Token Jewelry, and more

cost | $17 - pre-purchase tickets available soon at www.thecoffeegrounds.com/events-2/

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Financial Planning | for your Health, Future + the Unexpected
Nov
5
11:30 AM11:30

Financial Planning | for your Health, Future + the Unexpected

Join us for a lunch + learn presented by Royal Credit Union + the Red Letter Grant as a part of Startup Wisconsin Week.

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It's easy to overlook planning for the unexpected when you're opening your own business. What if you need to take an extended medical leave? How do you navigate the healthcare exchange when you're self-employed? Learn from a panel of experts including healthcare enrollment counselors, financial planners and small business officers at Royal Credit Union about how to make sure your quality of life isn't jeopardized while pursuing your dreams.

Part I : Healthcare - setting up a health savings account and navigating the healthcare exchange as a small business owner.

Part II : Investing - from passive income growth to planning for maternity leave, medical leave and retirement.

Event is free. Enjoy lunch from Forage EC. Space is limited, must register to attend here:

Name *
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HER Happy Hour
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

HER Happy Hour

Join us for the 2nd edition of HER Happy Hour - a monthly meet-up for women in business to connect + collaborate at the least stuffy networking event out there. No commitment or obligation to attend - come and get your cheese curd on. Hosted by Court'n House and women-owned by Whitney + Laura Girolamo

*all gender identities welcome!

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