We regret to inform you that the October 29th, Tricks & Treats networking event has been CANCELLED. We will be taking this opportunity to focus our time and resources on providing you with a meaningful and successful networking experience you are sure to benefit from and enjoy. Please be on the lookout for our December Holiday event which will take place on Thursday, December 5th at Holiday House NYC Thank you for your continued support of the BiTTT organization. We hope to see you in December.
The Lana Lawrence Scholarship
The sparkle, the laughter, the twinkle in her eyes doesn't even begin to capture the fountain of creativity that flowed through the seam of Lana Lawrence's life. A true artisan! Fashion spoke to her in a way that no one else could even begin to envision. She didn't necessarily take needle to thread but she had an innate ability to whip things up in her head that others would never imagine. It wasn't about an interpretation of a fabric into a dress but a dress into the most exquisite incarnation of drapes that stretched one's imagination. Scarlett O'hara had nothing on Lana!
Lana undeniably was a beautiful person inside and out. It was commonly known that she had a biting and wicked sense of humor but a true heart of gold through and through. Her kindness and generosity trumped everything else. She lived the way she loved, with every ounce of her soul. BiTTT was created as a way to give back to the beauty and intellect of the women that make-up the industry. A real visionary, BiTTT has left its mark and will fulfill the dreams of many that will follow in her footsteps.
Lana had a desire to help those with extraordinary talent who were less fortunate. She started an annual fundraiser to help a student from the New York School of Interior Design. To carry on her wishes, BiTTT has created the Lana Lawrence Scholarship. Every donation will help the current scholarship recipient to complete her degree as Lana wanted. We ask that you please help us in fulfilling the vision that Lana had to help this recipient. Any amount no matter how big or small is greatly appreciated.
You can donate by sending a check made payable to BRING IT TO THE TABLE to:
Anthony Lawrence Belfair
Attn: Deanna Pavlou
53 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
or via PayPal by clicking the "Make A Donation" button below.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Deanna Pavlou at 212.206.8820.
Do you find that no matter what your career, financial situation, social or relationship status is, you find yourself constantly dissatisfied, trying to fill an inner void? Feeling like you're constantly moving but not getting anywhere? Then ask yourself this, are you being true to your Passion, Purpose and Potential?
Most people live their life "following the herd," losing their own identity and personality in the process. These people usually base their beliefs and faith in others, tailoring there thoughts and ideas to what society believes to be "acceptable".
Leading empowerment coach, Allyson Spellman is living proof that it is never too late to rebuild your life and Unleash Your authentic Voice. She has created Unleash Your Voice a brand dedicated to helping women unleash their authentic voice. She wants to let women know that the void they are seeking to fill is already within themselves and the key to finding your true self is to stop "following the herd."
On Tuesday, May 21st, BiTTT had the honor of hosting an event with Allyson Spellman where she inspired our ladies to make a change, stop settling for less and follow their intuition. The journey to self realization is a long but rewarding one, and this event was just the beginning. For those who attended, we encourage you to visit Allyson's web page and blog at www.unleashyourvoice.com and continue discovering your self worth. For those who missed the event, visit our photo gallery for images of the event and be inspired!; because its never too late to make a change.
The BiTTT community would like to take this time to offer their condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Laura Rothfuss who was killed in a cycling accident in
East Harlem last Thursday, June 8th .
Laura was only 25 years old and one of the newest members to the BiTTT community, introduced to the group by Sherri Skov. Laura was well on her way to success as she was due to start a new Full-Time position in sales at John Houshmond in just 2 weeks. May she be remembered as the adventurous, determined and sweet girl that she was.
On Tuesday, April 23rd, we held our social media event, How To Rock Social Media...Visually!, at the Grohe Live! New York City showroom. Let me start off by saying, Wow! what a beautiful space to experience. Very modern, flexible and inviting, not to mention the wonderful staff who helped prepare and make this event possible.
I am positive that all our members will agree, Lena West is a fantastic speaker! She actually made social media...fun! And with all the tips and tricks like checking group stats on LinkedIn and creating short videos with Vine, their was options for everyone no matter how big or small of an online presence one wanted to create. Some of our members wasted no time in putting their new knowledge to work, and started tweeting, pinteresting and facebooking right in the middle of the event. In a typical setting one might say, "how rude", but at a social media event, Why Not!
I hope you all enjoyed and learned a lot from this event. Remember to sit down with that cup of tea, find your market and be social online. We can't wait to see how all of your blogs and media platforms evolve in the weeks to come. Leave us a comment and let us know your thoughts on the event and how do you feel about tackling social media now?
Stay tuned for more images,
and video (for those who couldn't make it), within the next week.
Congratulations to BiTTT member and owner of Brooklyn-based custom, handmade carpet company, Malene Barnett, on her graduation from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses program for female entrepreneurs
and for her feature on the Morning Joe show.
If you missed the show check out the video,
where Malene shares the design process and inspiration for her custom carpets.
Thank to Carlisle, one of our November scholarship event sponsors, for hosting this wonderful event
in honor of Lana Lawrence and the BiTTT scholarship fund.
It is their kind of generosity that keeps the BiTTT organization alive and able to continue achieving our mission
to give back to the design community. The scholarship fund is just one way we've achieved this mission.
Thank you Carlisle, for your continued support of the BiTTT organization.