Each month the SSWBN Membership Team recognizes a member who exemplifies the qualities of a Networking Nova, a person who embodies the Network’s core values of coaching, contacts and collaboration; someone who is visible at many SSWBN events and who treats others with respect and dignity.  In addition, this person utilizes the Network to build his/her business and helps others do the same.

Congratulations, Kristin Foristall, owner of Sweet K!

I attended my first event in the beginning of the Summer of 2010 and joined by the end of the Summer.  I was sold after the first lunch!!

I have done my best to take advantage of many of the services that the Network provides.  I attend breakfasts, lunches and after-hours events.    They are a great place to meet people, get your name out there and have fun!

I reach out to other members to make valuable connections and make sure to do the same in return when they reach out to me.   In May I will be doing my three-minute presentation to talk about my business, which is another great way to educate members about what you do.  I also offer a 15 percent discount to all SSWBN members, which is a great way to entice everyone to give my cookies a try!

The Network is a great place for me to be, both personally and professionally.  I have done a lot of cookie business for members of the Network.  I have also made connections through members to valuable resources for my business, such as a label printing company on the South Shore and with the buyer of the Fruit Centers in Hingham and Milton.  Those connections would not have happened if it weren’t for the SSWBN.  Personally, I am proud to be part of a network with so many intelligent, fun and kind people.  I love that we support four charities and I have had the opportunity to support the DOVE event back in February by donating cookies to guests.

One of the best quotes I have heard recently came from one of the Founders at the Founder’s Breakfast, Susan Hammond said, “Take risks now and apologize later.  Don’t be afraid.”  I loved her strength and it encouraged me to continue to make my dream happen of having a kick-butt cookie business!