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December Program

  • December 12, 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Rogue Regency Inn, 2300 Biddle Rd, Medford


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Phone reservations and payment at the door - $26.00
  • Phone reservations and payment at the door - $31.00
  • Same price for phone reservation and payment at the door

Registration is closed
Making Your First Impression Count!

Speaker: Mary Fitzsimmons

How do you respond when asked, “What do you do?” Do you struggle explaining your business or product? Does your anxiety grow as it nears your turn to share in a group or at an event? Do you wonder what to say to potential customers at vendor events? We can help!

During this hands-on WESO Workshop, we’ll learn about the importance of preparing your own effective and engaging 30 second “elevator pitch”.

Join us and learn:

  • What to say and how to say it.
  • What NOT to say.

We’ll discuss essential components of a dynamic pitch, as well as delivery tips to make every second count.

Already have a pitch? Bring it and perfect it! WESO members will be able to try out their pitches the same night!

By the end of our time together, you’ll leave equipped with your very own 30 second “commercial” for your business.

Our speaker tonight is Mary Fitzsimmons. She was born and raised in Medford, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and a master’s in Early Childhood Education, both from Southern Oregon University. She is also a licensed teacher in Oregon. She is the proud owner of Rogue Valley Tutoring Center, which provides individualized tutoring for students of all ages, as well as homeschool support, and a preschool program. RVTC has helped hundreds of students grow in confidence and academic skills, and employs an average staff of 12-17 local teachers. They are celebrating the beginning of their 9th year in business, and are frequently adding new programs and services. Mary has locations in Medford and Grants Pass, with plans to take over the world, soon.

She and her husband Matt are also owners of Active Property Service in Medford. They have adopted 2 children from foster care, Ellie is 9 and Lucas is 5, and they also have an embarrassing number of pets at home.

Mary is passionate about supporting other business owners and is honored to be the president of WESO for the 3rd year in a row. She enjoys reading, exercise and sunshine. In her spare time she sleeps.

WESO supports the Community Works - Dunn House Shelter and we collect monetary contributions for Dunn House Shelter at our meetings or when you register online.

DOOR PRIZES - We give out door prizes at each meeting so please think about donating one, when you can. You might win a prize, too!


5:30 Networking
6:00 Dinner and Announcements
6:20 Business Spotlight - Don Byrd of Golden Rule Carpet Care
6:30 Speaker
8:00 Meeting adjourns

Regular - Spiced Honey Glazed Ham

Vegetarian Option - The Vegetarian Tuscan Pasta

Winter Greens with Feta, Dried Cranberries, and Walnuts

Roasted Red Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetables
Hot Rolls and Butter

Apple Pie with Toppings

Coffee/ Iced Tea

Prepay online or call Brenda Walleman at 541-622-2186. (Also mention food allergies or other questions about registration.) Please submit your reservation request by 9:00 pm on December 9th. Reservations made after this cut-off date cannot be guaranteed. To receive a refund, cancellations must be received by December 9th.

Please note the following prices:

  • Member - $23.00 online payment for dinner and program.
  • Phone reservations and payment at the door - $26.00
  • Non-member - $28.00 online payment for dinner and program. Phone reservations and payment at the door - $31.00
  • Program only - $15.00 for online payment or pay at the door.
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