NEW Northwest Arkansas takes a 'passion quest'
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
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.
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
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.
and Karey Marrs of Pharmavite were among the more than
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