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  • 06 Mar 2017 2:02 PM | Jane Maulucci


    Here are the specs for the display areas. YES, they are small... think tall and remember your booth needs to stand on its own.

    1. Tabletop display space is 24" wide by 15" deep. That is 24 inches wide by 15 inches deep. 
    2. There are a total of 48 spaces available only to MEMBERS on a first come, first served basis.
    3. You must reserve your space with Abbey Parker via email.

    4. There is no electricity available for your display spot.
    5.  Your display will be un-womanned; it will have to speak for you. 
    6. Set up time for all display areas is 4-4:45 p.m.  Registration opens at 5 for Trade Share and we want everything to be ready for browsing and networking. 

    1. Any MEMBER may donate a door prize whether they have a display area or not. 
    2. Door prizes must be a product or service
    3. Please contact Cheryl Jukich
    to let us know you intend to contribute a door prize.
    4. You must bring your door prize to Trade Share.

    Questions? Contact Rebecca Moorer, Trade Share Chair.

  • 13 Oct 2016 9:30 AM | Jane Maulucci

    NOTE: Alexandria Kirian, the CWF 2016 Scholarship winner sent a note to keep us updated on her progress in college:

    Dear Coastal Women’s Forum,

    Hello! How have you all been? I hope you are all staying safe with the recent storm and flooding issues. I wanted to write this email to give you all an update on what I have been up to.

    As of now, I have been attending college for about eight weeks. Craven Community College has a beautiful campus and an exceptional staff that makes me look forward to class. My classes with Craven are Introduction to Computers, Introduction to Chemistry, and Anatomy and Physiology 1. This semester I am also taking Introduction to Theatre online with East Carolina University. My coursework has been large lately but I am learning so much that I will use frequently as a nurse. For example, Anatomy has taught me about medical terminology, tissues, organs, the skeleton and much more which is information I will hold with me throughout my nursing career.

    I have stayed pretty busy between school, work, and the student ambassador program. Over the summer, I was accepted into the Craven Community College ambassador program. As a student ambassador, I volunteer for and represent the college. We participate in many of the student life and community events such as the welcome back fair, the bridge run, and the local Christmas parades. Being a student ambassador has made my transition from high school to college much easier.

    Again, I wanted to thank you all for the great impact you have had on my life. The scholarship I received from The Coastal Women’s Forum relieved a huge stress that my family and I had when dealing with how to pay for college. All of you have helped me to focus more on my studies then how I would pay for my education. I am greatly appreciative, thank you all so much.


    Alexandria Kirian
  • 03 Aug 2016 11:36 AM | Jane Maulucci

    If you are looking for great employees remember to reach out to your CWF sisters to see who they know that should be working with you. You can also post your opportunity in the monthly newsletter. Send the information by the 10th of the month to

  • 01 Aug 2016 4:30 PM | Deleted user

    The annual membership (July 1 - June 30) is still only $40.00.

    If not already renewed, you can do so online at , at a meeting, or by mail.

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.



  • 18 Jan 2016 10:58 PM | Deleted user

    Are you in the witness protection program?  If not, please complete your online profile.  You decide what can be viewed by Members Only, what can be viewed by the public and what is not displayed at all.  Include a photo of yourself and use searchable key words.  Our members want to support one another and we search the membership directory to find the service or product you provide - or maybe you met someone at a meeting and you'd like to get together socially.  If you need help, please  contact Kristi Mason or Leeann Wilson - our contact information is in the directory as well as on the About Us page.

  • 17 Feb 2015 3:15 PM | MaryAnn Jordan

    CWF Ladies, don't forget to register for the 1st Professional Women's Conference Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Eastern Carolina Women's Center, Leading with Lipstick - Wednesday, March 18 at the Convention Center. Mention CWF and pay only $25 registration fee.



  • 20 Jan 2015 8:29 AM | Dona Baker

     February, WOW!  Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.   Whether you’re single or coupled up, chances are you know a thing or two  about love and Valentine’s Day. And that is not to discount the other February holidays  like Groundhog Day or President’s Day, but they just don’t hold the same sentiment as Valentine’s Day.

    As president of CWF, I am asking you, what do you love about Coastal Women’s Forum?  For me the answer is easy, I love the people, the relationships and the discussions. Over the years we have had some great speakers, great discussions and I have met some awesome people.

    Whenever I meet someone new at one of the meetings I am intrigued by their story. I want to know how they heard about us. Who are they a guest of?  What do they love to do?  What is their passion?

    I also love the networking opportunities. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t talk to a member, whether in person or on the phone and we share ideas or ask for a referral. Coastal Women’s Forum has given me so many opportunities to promote other members or their businesses through networking. I do love this organization and the members. Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

    Roses are red

    Violets are blue

    Coastal Women’s Forum

    Is the one for you!   

    Mary Ann

    Editor's Notes

    hank you for your newsletter submissions.  Please send your submissions for the next newsletter by Feb. 20.  Entitle your email as "CWF NEWSLETTER SUBMISSION" and send it to

    Dona Baker

    Wendy Graveman of Pinecone Perennials Brings Spring to CWF

    Posted: 01 Feb 2015 01:24 PM PST

    Wendy Graveman - Pinecone Perennials

    The speaker for the February 3 Coastal Women’s Forum dinner meeting will be Wendy Graveman co-owner of Pinecone Perennials in New Bern. Wendy will offer tips to turn brown thumbs green whether they are planting plots or pots. She will also be  offering advice on landscaping with native species that should thrive in our coastal environment.

    Wendy and her husband Rob relocated from New Jersey in 2000 and started their garden center in New Bern from scratch. They have 7 acres of greenhouses at their home in the county and grow all of the plants they sell at Pinecone Perennials. Rob focuses on growing and Wendy uses her artistic eye to manage the retail side of the business.

    This year, Pinecone Perennials will feature a newly added Home & Garden Shop with indoor and outdoor furniture, décor items, and, of course, plants. Right now the shop is bursting with pots of colorful orchids to chase away the winter blues. Wendy notes that she has 1200 orchids at her home and would easily claim the title of “Orchid Lover.”

    You can get a dose of spring by attending the CWF Dinner, Tuesday, February 3 at 6 p.m.  at the Chelsea.

    Submitted by: Jane Maulucci, The Reactive Voice

     February Dinner Dessert Sponsor                                                

      Thank you to our dessert sponsor, Tanya Roberts.  Structured Chaos is Strengthening and Streamlining Lives and Businesses™ by  offering organization and productivity services for businesses. Invest in YOUR business to better retain what you earn!   Contact your local Certified Productivity Environment Specialist, Tanya at (252) or  visit

     February Luncheon Meeting 

    The February Luncheon speaker is Rod Phillips, husband of CWF's Valerie Phillips, and co-owner of Seniors Choosing to Live At Home.   LegalShield is expanding - looking for two motivated people to join me in growing the New Bern marketplace.  If you or someone you know is interested in discussing the opportunities available, contact Karen Monroe at (c) 757.343.4312 or 

      Puppy Kindergarten is in full swing at Masterful Dog Training, Inc.  Along with the obedience exercises, confidence-building equipment is used as part of this course.  Adult dog classes are ongoing as well as the Fast & Fit Fidos Program using exercise and agility equipment.  This strengthens dogs' bodies and minds.  Call Dona Baker at 252-672-K9ED for more information. 

      Lynaire Kennel is celebrating their 20th year of providing outstanding boarding care for your pets.  Boarding clients will receive 20% off their boarding fees during the months of January and February.  "Experience the Lynaire Difference" at Lynaire Kennel, 4634 Old Cherry Point Road in New Bern.  252-633-4333.  CWF member, Linda Jarvis, is the owner of Lynaire Kennels.   


     Show some love this Valentine’s Day! As a small business owner there is no way you can do all things well all the time. Instead, focus on what YOU do best and let ME do what I do best - help you get files, closets, desks and work areas organized to allow for a better work flow. This investment will increase productivity AND your bottom line!
     Call Tanya at 
    (252) 665-3424 or email 

       The 2015 ENC Pet Expo will be held on Saturday, March 28 at the Craven Jaycees Fairgrounds.  Last year, over 3000 people attended the event.  Booth space and sponsorships are available.  This event benefits select rescue organizations in our local area.  For more information, call Lynaire Kennel at 252-633-4333.

    Happy New Year from Telly Ipock (LinearTech)

    Take your business to the next level in 2015 with LinearTech!

    LinearTech, LLC is a local marketing agency offering a wide range of services that provide customers with an affordable, quick turn solution.  Our expert designers and developers will meet your needs and budget with professional, customizable marketing services.  Whether you are looking for website development, online marketing or graphic design services, LinearTech helps deliver your company’s message.
    Collaborate with LinearTech’s reliable professionals to build a service package to help convert your website visitors into paying customers. Contact us right away for additional information on our service packages.

    We are offering 20% off for all services until February 28th. Services include:
    • Website Design and Development
    • Graphic Design and Printing Services
    • Online Marketing / SEO
    • Mobile Applications
    • IT Consulting
    Contact Telly Ipock for more details:
    Cell: 252-571-3456

    LinearTech was proud to be the recent spotlight on New Bern Now:

    Copyright © 2015 Coastal Women's Forum. All rights reserved.
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  • 24 Sep 2014 4:27 PM | Telly Ipock
    As I begin my year as President of Coastal Women’s Forum, I like to reflect on the first CWF meeting I attended in 2009 as a guest of my sister-in-law, Carol Jordan. At that time, I was still working full time in Northern Virginia, but my husband and I had bought a home here and we would come down as often as possible. On one visit in October of 2009, Carol asked me if I wanted to go with her to a CWF lunch meeting. Everyone was so inviting and friendly and I left lunch making plans to come back and join CWF the next time we were in town. I don’t remember the program that day, or what I ate for lunch, but I do remember meeting a lot of amazing women; Gayle Albertini, Thea Kincaid along with Carol Jordan all sold me on CWF. It was probably just another meeting to them and I’m sure they don’t remember me, or realize the impression they made on me at that one meeting which has brought me full circle to where I am today.

    My theme for this year is Members, Memberships and More because I believe in the power of our members and the value of a membership to CWF. As members, we have access to women who are powerful, amazing leaders both in the community and in business. We all have stories to tell, ideas to share and smiles that are contagious. As president, I challenge each of you to invite a guest to each meeting as Carol did for me and someday, when one of them is elected as president they will reflect on their first meeting too.
  • 17 Sep 2014 4:23 PM | Anonymous

    Wednesday, Sept. 10 is the deadline to get your news to me for the upcoming newsletter distributed on the 20th.

    Please send your submission of 150 words or less to me at

    "CWF NEWSLETTER " should be in the "subject" line of your email.

    The preferred format is: Times New Roman font, Microsoft Word format, no double-spacing and do not use bold type. Your logo or picture can be included.

    Thank you.

    Dona Baker

  • 01 Aug 2014 1:59 PM | Telly Ipock
    Our first meeting on August 5th, facilitated by member Chris Meyers Moore, had the Chelsea energized. It was great to see everyone after our summer break and we welcomed many new members and guests. The first lunch meeting, Wednesday, August 20th, should be as equally fun as we rock the Emerald with Speed Networking hosted by member, Valerie Phillips.

    With summer coming to a close, members with children are focused on back to school or off to college, business owners are planning for the holidays and others are travelling to visit family and friends. Whatever it is you are doing, remember to take time for yourself. That was one of the most important messages from our Board that resonated throughout the discussion.

    See you in September! Mark your calendar, bring a friend and join us for our lunch and dinner meetings.

    MaryAnn Jordan-Yates
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