May 2016
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WFFC Cincinnati Presents: Sip & Savor
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Vinoklet Winery
11069 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45252

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WFFC Chicago Presents: Strike Out Stress for Spring

By: Cheryl Udzielak (Givaudan)

The WFFC Chicago chapter held their 1st 2016 event on Thursday, April 14th at Pinstripes in Oakbrook, Illinois. The shiny spring weather brought in warmth and a stress-free feeling to our evening. Attendees started off with a relaxing one hour networking session where groups befriended and mingled together in a bright, airy atrium. A casual buffet dinner with an endless variety of food including salads, customized flatbreads and tasty sweets was featured for our guests to enjoy.

Our speaker, Aileen Baxter, provided a wonderfully humorous and smartly simple message to keeping us focused inside and outside of the workplace. In her talk, Aileen cleverly quoted Jack Welch, stating “There is no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences.” She stressed the importance of cultivating resilience and shared four steps to fulfill this in a clear acronym “UCAN”.

U = Understand your thoughts

C = Care for self

A = Ask for help

N = No is an acceptable answer

Aileen highlighted ways in which one can become more productive, particularly in processing emails. She also recommended that individuals take the Myers Briggs Type Indicator test, The outcome of this test can help individuals better understand their personality styles and act as a guide to set four to five core values. These values will guide individuals on if, how and when to fulfill their professional and personal activities and goals. Aileen concluded the presentation with another terrific quote “What I do today is important because I’m exchanging a day in my life for it.”

The evening ended in an intimate yet fully packed private bowling room, where over 30 guests enjoyed bowling while being re-energized with a delicious chocolate fountain bar!

We would like to thank all of our attendees for their participation and continued support. We would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to the sponsors for this event. Their generosity helped make this event possible: Belle-Aire™ Creations, Innova® Flavors, Pearlchem and PLT Health Solutions.

(L-R:) Nik Kepflas; Jodi Vintartas; Kathy Payne; Jared Payne; and Quintilia Sfrengeu (Belle Aire Creations)

L-R front: Marvel Fields; Melissa Scharoff; Sandy Cordova; Susan Kadlec; Delia Alcala-Campos; and Frances Sanchez (Bell Flavors and Fragrances)
L-R back: Kris Watson (Frutarom); and Roberto Tioseco (Bell Flavors and Fragrances)

 Chicago WFFC Board L-R: Christa Gibson (PearlChem); Cheryl Udzielak (Givaudan); Jane Pinda (FFS); Dafne Diez de Medina (Innova Flavors); Marissa Piazza (HB Taylor); Kris Watson (Frutarom); and Mary Maile (Innova Flavors)  

L-R: Kathryn Pavlovic (Bell Flavors & Fragrances); Ali Ostrowski; and Jeff Budlove (H.B. Taylor Co.)

Speaker: Aileen Baxter (Joblink)

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