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3rd Annual Power of the Purse Event was a Great Success!

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Her Mind magazine is excited to announce yet another successful Power of the Purse! Held at Fretz Kitchen Showroom June 10, 2014, this event raised over $12,000 to be donated to Blossoms of Hope in support of Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital and Business Women’s Network of Howard County Scholarship Foundation.
Over 1,100 purses were offered for sale. Gently used and vintage purses were available for cash and carry while over 50 new and designer handbags, filled with goodies, were included in the Silent Auction.

Blossoms of Hope, Business Women’s Network and Her Mind Magazine want to thank everyone who contributed to this event. First, thanks to this year’s sponsors—Iron Bridge Wine Company for providing wine and Chef Lewis for preparing a delightful Gazpacho for all to taste!  Fretz Kitchen Showroom provided the venue, Sir Speedy—Columbia provided printing services, and Pam Long Photography was the official photographer. Pam’s photos are included in this recap—what a great job!  Harris Teeter provided the light fare and The Wendy Slaughter Team donated the Power of the Purse shopping bags—all to make this year’s shopping experience fun and memorable.

potp_2013_1This event wouldn’t be the same without the entertaining master of ceremonies—Brenda von Rautenkranz who opened the program with her usual humorous style.  And a shout out goes to Dana O’Sullivan of Della Blooms & Gifts for her designs, props and floral centerpiece and to Carol Lombardo Weil, the  Decorating Therapists who provided the purse layout and design.  And of course, it’s always fun to see Lee Andersen’s new MANNEQART creations.

But the overall success of this event is dependent on the donations, contributions and volunteerism from the community.  We couldn’t do this without everyone’s help!  Power of the Purse is indeed a community effort and we want to thank all of you for making this year’s event bigger and better!

To view a complete gallery of Photographs from the 3rd Annual Power of the purse, please visit our Facebook page.

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THANK YOU!

  • 39 Minute Workout and Wellness
  • A Journey From Junk
  • AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar—Mary Barbera
  • AVEDA – The Columbia Mall
  • Awaken Wellness
  • Mary Ellen Baker
  • Baltimore Business Journal – Lisa Carmichael
  • Bare Bones Grill & Brewery
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Being There Senior Care
  • Between the Lines Medispa – Linda Perline
  • Blossoms of Hope – The Howard County Cherry Tree Project
  • Bode Floors
  • Bonnie Heneson Communications – Kyri Jacobs
  • Linda Boyle
  • Bra-la-la
  • Tina Broccolino
  • Wanda Brodsky
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Business Women’s Network of Howard County – Renee Gerber
  • Business Women’s Network of Howard County Scholarship Foundation, Inc. – Stanette Robinson
  • Cabot Creamery Cooperative
  • Charm City Yoga
  • Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
  • Chili’s/Macaroni Grill/On The Border/Maggiano’s
  • Claudia Hall Christian/Cook Street Publishing
  • CMIT Solutions of Columbia – Tom Burtzlaff
  • Collections
  • Columbia Association – Hobbit’s Glen Golf Course
  • Columbia Jazzercise Fitness Center
  • Curves Columbia
  • Curves Glenelg
  • Custom Media Options, LLC
  • Danielle Nicole New York Handbags
  • Davis Vision – Lisa Hall
  • DellaBlooms & Gifts – Dana O’Sullivan
  • DuBois Design – Kelley DuBois
  • Earth Treks Climbing Centers
  • Eggspectation
  • Einstein Brothers Bagel
  • EyeFit Vision Centers
  • Factory Athletics Foundation
  • Famous Dave’s
  • Feet First
  • Fitness Together
  • Floyds Barber Shop
  • Regina Ford
  • Girls Night Out – Ellicott City
  • Hobo Handbags
  • Houlihan’s
  • Howard County Tourism & Promotion
  • Howard Hospital Foundation
  • Hyatt & Company
  • Hyatt Regency Baltimore
  • Inspire—An Organic Salon
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs
  • Jolles Insurance & Financial
  • Julie Katz
  • Kid’s Time Out
  • Kim Musser – State Farm
  • Ledo Pizza
  • Lee Andersen – MANNEQART
  • Living Wellness Chiropractic of Columbia
  • Ma Maison III
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics – Angie Goodwin Johnson
  • Maryland Wineries Association
  • Massage Envy Spa
  • Medical Skin Therapeutics
  • Sarah A. Mess, MD, LLC
  • Elaine Northrop
  • Octavia II
  • Mimi O’Donnell
  • Pam Long Photography
  • Patrick’s Hair Design
  • Linda Payan, A District Division Manager for Lia Sophia Jewelry
  • Petit Louis on the Lake
  • Portalli’s
  • Power Train Sports & Fitness
  • Pub Dog Pizza & Drafthouse
  • Redeux Consignment Shop
  • River Hill Garden Center
  • Janet Robey, Honorary Chair of Blossoms of Hope
  • Salon Marielle, An Aveda Concept Salon
  • Serendipity
  • Sergio’s Fine Jewelers
  • SIEGELLAW – Law Office of Harry B. Siegel, LLC
  • Simply Divine Boutique
  • Simply Organized
  • Jackie Sims
  • Sir Speedy—Columbia
  • Smyth Jewelers
  • St. John’s Jewelers
  • Sanford Grill
  • State Farm – Robert Fitzgerald
  • Leslie Stein
  • Still Life Gallery
  • SUB ZERO WOLF by Fretz
  • Sun Nurseries, Inc.
  • Sweet Cascades Chocolatier
  • sweet elizabeth jane
  • Symmetry Hair Studio
  • Tendou Japanese Cuisine
  • Terrapin Adventures
  • Terry’s Tag & Title
  • Tersiguel’s French Country Restaurant
  • The Brewers Art Restaurant
  • The Business Monthly—Becky Mangus & Cathy Yost
  • The Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center
  • The Elkridge Furnace Inn
  • The Gift Shop in Howard County General Hospital
  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • The Iron Bridge Wine Company – Steve Wecker
  • The Loft Salon & Spa
  • The Marilyn Johnson Sewing & Creative Fabric Design Studio
  • The Nail Spa
  • THE pearl Spa & Boutique
  • The Pottery Stop
  • The Shoppes at Shipley’s Grant Starbucks
  • The Still Point – Spa
  • The Still Point Yoga
  • The Timbers at Troy
  • The Wendy Slaughter Team—REMAX Advantage Realty
  • Lori A. Theodore
  • Tino’s Italian Bistro
  • Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia
  • Together Couples Counseling
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Turf Valley
  • Vertical Connection
  • Victoria Gastro Pub
  • Victoria and Albert Hair Salon
  • Brenda von Rautenkranz, Fit For Life Training and Master of Ceremonies of Power of the Purse 2014
  • Carol Lombardo Weil, The Decorating Therapist
  • Dee Weir, Owner Howard County Holistic Center
  • Wells Fargo