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Gratitude, thank you and Zen!    


The Zen of Gratitude
The Zen of Gratitude


The program that gives you the gas to accelerate your life and business! 

Tuesday, November 13th – 4:30pm – 7:00pm

8045 Leesburg Pike
Suite 500
Vienna, VA

This special presentation will provide you with the answers for the best way to say thank you to your clients, customers, governmental contractors, embassy friends or anyone else you would like to acknowledge and how to make smart gift selections that will leave a lasting impression.

Have a great week!



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Social Media Tip of the Week   


Creative iPhone and iPad apps designed to improve your life. Gratitude Journal, Vision Board, and Little Buddha Quotes.

It is incredible how a little gratitude, positive thinking and vision can go such a long way in impacting our lives and the lives of those around us. While on the go or waiting for your next appointment you can be shaping and empowering your future and life for attracting and manifesting all of your soul driven desires.


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Power Up

PowerUp Your Protocol, Etiquette & Holiday Gift Giving!

Giving you the gas to accelerate your business and life!

Tuesday, November 14th, 4:30pm registration – 7:00pm
Learn more and register 


The Holidays are coming into full swing and the jingle, jangle, of jewelry, nerves, stress, parties, families, shopping and more, more, more! We live in Washington, DC, where the high-level of activity is heightened and the demands on our time, generosity, manners, charity and everything else is stretched to the limit. We will be wining, dining, hosting and attending events and parties all in the spirit of good-cheer, even if we are feeling the bah-humbugs.

How in the world can you find order in all the chaos! Our panelists will share with you the inside tricks on the being the consummate best host and guest and help you move through the chaos in style, grace and poise. We will share the insights on the perfect gift for the perfect situation and the protocol for business living in one of the most international cities in the world.

Our special guest panelists will be:


Christie Chen Christine Chen is the President and Founder of Global Professional Protocol (GPP).  She is also the founder of Modern Manners for Youth, a division of GPP.  She has been conducting protocol workshops and privately consulting since 1997.   Professionally trained by The Protocol School of Washington, she has a clear understanding of the ever-changing rules of etiquette in today’s society along with the importance of world class customer service.  As a graduate from the Cappa Chell Finishing School, she brings expertise in the area of making the first impression that counts.  With a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management, Christine brings out the importance of understanding the relationships between employees and clients as well as the need for team building within the organization.  As a certified practitioner of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI Step I and Step II) Instruments, Christine helps individuals gain a better understanding of themselves which encourages constructive interactions with others.


Heidi Kallett Heidi Kallett is the CEO & President of The Dandelion Patch, a 15 year old fine stationery store with locations in Vienna and Reston Virginia. With oversight of both the day to day activities associated with running a small (but rapidly expanding) business and all purchasing, marketing, personnel and strategic growth initiatives, Heidi is responsible for growing her business by over 425% in the past four years. Most recently, Heidi also launched Wish Special Events as a sister company to The Dandelion Patch. Heidi is well respected in the stationery industry for her visionary thinking and positive attitude. Not coincidentally, she was recently appointed to the prestigious national Advisory Board of the National Stationery Show in NYC.

Lori Saitz   Lori Saitz is a nationally recognized expert in using gratitude to boost client retention and increase referral business. She is the founder of Zen Rabbit, which is a concierge type company specializing in “multiplying profits through sweet appreciation.” Lori works with busy professionals to make it easy for them to keep more of their clients for longer. What’s become known as The Gratitude Cookie™ is one main tool used to do that. Lori is the author of a free Special Report called “The Little Known Secrets of Gratitude and Reciprocity and How They Can Positively Super Charge Your Profits!” which is available at Gratitude Profits. She also writes articles for

Women Grow Business and posts semi-regularly on her own blog, Rabbit Rouser.


8045 Leesburg Pike
Suite 500
Vienna, VA
Members $45
Member using 1 of 5 free events $0
NAWBO & Lipstick Rocks Members $55
Non-Members $65

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Maimah Karmo and Andrea Roane on WUSA Buddy Check 9  

Maimah Karmo and Andrea Roane on WUSA Buddy Check 9 discussion Maimah’s new book Fearless


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Souny West, CEO of W Salon welcoming guests to The Business of Beauty and Style.


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Cynthia de Lorenzi speaking at The Business of Beauty and Style

Behind the scenes of The Business of Beauty and Style with
Souny West and Teri Galvez

Members of The Junior League of Northern Virginia Advisory Board gather together for their monthly meeting and conclude the meeting by donating cleaning supplies to a local charity!

Lori Saitz shares the reason and wisdom of founding her business ZenRabbit!


PowerUp Your Thank You Zen
Interview with Lori Saitz – PowerUp Your Thank You Zen



Success in the City
About Success In the CityNEWSLETTER head new logo
Success in the City (SITC) is an executive women’s organization for smart, unique, and driven women.  We are a community focused on celebrating women’s success and accomplishments and providing a rich network of shared experiences, and professional resources.  A SITC woman has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and seeks to cultivate community, share wisdom, and foster knowledge with other accomplished women.

We are by, for and about women business leaders who desire and deserve a unique community experience.
Today, Success in the City is comprised of some of the most influential women business leaders in the Metro D.C. Area.  With a dedicated membership, we have established a place where friendships come first, business booms, and laughter is always in style.

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