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 Stone Oak Ladies Business Association Hosts Luncheon With Guest Speaker, Amy House of Grown’ Out Loud Darlin’
 BOy Vicky Leal
n August 29, the Stone Oak Ladies
Business Association hosted
a luncheon at Franklin Park Sonterra. Along with good food and great company, association members and their guests enjoyed an insightful presentation by business consultant and success coach, Amy House, founder and CEO of Growin’ Out Loud Darlin’. The presentation, “How to Avoid Drought Spells In Your Business” touched on a familiar topic for many business owners and sales professionals; the dreaded dry spells many often experience in their business.
“Ladies, I’m going to tell it like it is. And I’m going to smile while I’m doing it,” Amy said as she jumped right down to business and immediately engaged everyone with her lively introduction and spunky delivery style.
“I have the tough conversations with business owners. No one hires a consultant or coach because things are smooth and easy, and everything is just hunky-dory. You hire them, because there’s an obstacle and
there is something you want to get beyond. And there’s something you want to grow to, and that’s what Grown’Out Loud is all about. Because when you’re growing, everyone is going to know about it.” said House.
“We are professional sales people. No matter what your product or your service is, you are a professional sales person, first and foremost. Because if nothing gets sold, you aren’t in business.” she continued.
Ladies participated with worksheets provided by House to learn how to cultivate and grow their business “crops”, a term coined by Amy used to demonstrate her analogy of comparing successful farming practices to the process of growing a business. Pointing out the similarities of professional crop rotation and a professional sales process offered attendees a visual cue for understanding how to avoid, and ultimately eliminate, dry spells in their sales and business goals. Amy provided a strategy for planting, cultivating, and harvesting several sales funnels in a 90 day process, much like a farmer who grows multiple
crops for different seasons. The focus was on initiating and fostering relationships, utilizing innovative sales processes, and offering the service or products that benefit and meet the needs of those specific clients, or “crops of people”. House stressed how important it is to repeat the cycle in order to ensure maximum results.
“If you’re experiencing a drought in your business, you’ve stopped too soon, or you are stuck at a phase,” Amy said. “Each time you move into cultivation, or you move into harvest, your crop is getting more and more ideal. Your chances of concluding the deal increase.”
The Stone Oak Ladies Business Association holds several monthly networking events, meetings, and workshops for women in business. To learn more information and upcoming opportunities to connect with other amazing business women go to www.
If you want Amy to help you take your business to the next level visit her website
Amy House (green blouse) presented with appreciation certificate Or email
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    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun:
An Evening of Baubles, Beads, and Top-Notch Tequila Tasting
 TBy Vicky Leal
he Stone Oak Ladies Business Association held another fun- filled networking event for local
businesswomen on September 19th, 2019 at Aldaco’s Mexican Restaurant. Delicious grilled chicken quesadillas, hot melted queso, spicy salsa, and chips were served as everyone arrived. Jennifer Massey, a local jewelry designer and the Marketing Director at Aldaco’s, sparked things up and hosted a jewelry making party at the event.
Jennifer showcased her handmade jewelry and shared her expertise with ladies as they chose from large array of dazzling beads, charms, and other trinkets to fashion their own custom designed bracelets. Lilly Kate Jordan, a Financial Advisor with Edwards Jones, crafted a bracelet comprised of a teal leather rose and a silver charm engraved with the word, “Fearless”. Jordan said she chose the charm because it reflects the spirit of boldness within every business
woman who faces challenges with an attitude of “let’s do this.”
Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) consultants, Alejandra Garcia and Christine Ortiz, amped up the festivities with their own special kind of spirit; a tequila tasting bar. Ladies were offered samples Olmeca Altos Tequila, a 100% blue agave top shelf tequila distilled through prized methods in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. RNDC and Aldaco’s Mexican Restaurant also graciously provided attendees with refreshing Skinny Margaritas served in beautiful clay cup souvenirs.
The Stone Oak Ladies Business Association meets regularly to support, encourage, and promote
amazing local businesswomen. The group will celebrate its one- year anniversary in October 2019. If you would like more information or are interested in attending future networking and social events, visit or call 210-421-6076. Be sure to follow the Stone Oak Ladies Business Association page on Facebook for live event coverage and updates.
   Principal- Continued from page 16 educational journey.”
In addition to being an experienced, humble and passionate educator, Reyes is also a mother to her two girls, Mirabel and Mariela, and a wife to her husband, William.
“My family has changed my role as an educator and given new meaning to the phrase: ‘If this was my child, how would I want them to be treated?’” Reyes explained.
And as a strong female role model in the Stone Oak community, Reyes encourages others to take advantage of every opportunity and not curtail their dreams to fit another person’s notion of who or what they should be.
“Develop your sense of self by exploring who you are through education,” she said. “Seek
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