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NEW Northwest Arkansas takes a 'passion quest'

Tuesday, October 2, 2012  
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More than 175 Network of Executive Women members learned the power of following their passion at the NEW Northwest Arkansas fall networking event, Sept. 25, 2012, at the DoubleTree Suites in Bentonville, Ark.

Margie Roelands, vintner and chef for the Raimondo Family Winery, shared how life events shaped her and motivated her to embark on a "passion quest” to discover her purpose. She encouraged attendees to get in touch with their own passion and create a life that inspires.

"Visualize what you want, write it down, say it out loud, live as if it was already your reality,” Roelands advised.

The wine maker encouraged members to become more reflective about who they are. "When you figure out your dream -- take action,” she said.  "When you are fulfilled and living a purposeful life, all areas of your life improve -- including your professional life.”

During the event, Roelands educated attendees about stemware and wine tasting. Members received passports to guide them on a wine-and-food-pairing adventure, which included flavor-infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

Among the companies sending delegations to the NEW Northwest Arkansas event were Campbell Soup Co., Colgate-Palmolive, ConAgra Foods, Procter & Gamble and Walmart Stores.

Members heard from vintner Margie Roelands and participated in
a wine-and-food pairing.

Alicia New and Karey Marrs of Pharmavite were among the more than 175
Network members who attended the NEW Northwest Arkansas event.

(From left) Donna Feyen of Walmart Stores joins Machelle Gifford-Selbe of Gifford Operating Company and Carmen Kingston of Walmart Stores.

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