RRRW August Meeting Info

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, August 15th at the Wonderland Restaurant at 329 Warfield Blvd. Dutch treat breakfast will be at 9:45 am, with the business meeting to start at 10:00.

If you plan to eat breakfast you must RSVP to Cathy Kolb  by noon on TUESDAY prior to the meeting.  You can reach her at (931) 801-6954 or email at cathykolb@reagan.com  (Text is best, just be sure to tell her who you are in case she doesn’t recognize the number)

A few things to know:

  • The Wonderland Café is at the same physical location as The Looking Glass but under new management and ownership. They haven’t put up a new sign yet, so you’ll still see “Looking Glass” on the front.
  • We’ve had a slight change to the time – it’s now 9:45.
  • You need to RSVP by TUESDAY if you want coffee/tea, fruit and pastries for $5.  There will be a table set up in the room where you can pay for this instead of having to go to the cash register.
  • If you don’t want the above, you can order off the menu when you get there.
  • If you don’t feel comfortable attending in person, we will have Zoom available at 10:00 am.  Email karelleabiggs@gmail.com for the zoom link and password.

Speaker for August!  Jen Stanton

(Part of our Republican Women in Business Series)

Jen Stanton, the spirit behind Genuine Printing & Promotions, will be our speaker this month.  She started her first job in the printing business in 1995 for Spectra Business Systems in Kentucky. After 10 years she had a perfect opportunity to become a sole proprietor and in 2005 Genuine Printing & Promotions was born and she moved to Clarksville TN. She is the accounting department, salesforce, marketing manager, customer service representative, web designer, office manager, and final decision-maker of all day to day operations.  

An Air Force brat, she has lived in 7 different states and the Philippines. She was the student body President of her High School all four years, on the University of Louisville Soccer team, and got involved in the U of L Pi Beta Phi sorority.  Traveling is her passion.

She gets the most satisfaction in being busy and creating new products to sell in this everchanging market.  A client asked if she could make over 500 hand puppets a year.  She is now producing hundreds of “Billy the Bird ” red furry puppets yearly and making many school-age kids interested in learning by watching and listening to Billy.  

Another achievement was changing her business and providing PPE products to other businesses.  She now sells washable masks, gloves, thermometers, and hundreds of safety items to help businesses stop the spread of the coronavirus. The Pandemic forced her into new unfamiliar opportunities as none of her clients were buying printing and branding items. Sales is all about constant challenges (price, delivery time, competition, quality, and rejection to name some). She had to learn new platforms, created a website, learned how to zoom with customers and took a lot of webinairs to learn new products, vendors and purchasing challenges in order to stay successful. Her honesty, friendliness, and attention to details are what her clients say is what sets her apart from her competition.  

We are delighted to feature Jen in a series we hope to continue over the years where we feature Republican women business owners and leaders.