Meeting/Event Information


August 15, 2018

Your Elevator Speech
August 15, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mt Hawley Country Club
7724 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614-2026
How do you describe yourself, your business, your activities? Learn how to quickly and precisely convey your "elevator speech."

$30.00 Member Registration

$35.00 Non-Member Registration


How do you describe yourself, your business, your activities? Are you reaching your audience or are you just another talking head?  As women business owners, we recognize the powerful changes that have occurred in our culture during recent years.    Being relational and authentic is “in”.  In other words, there’s never been a better time for us to succeed by being ourselves.  We can use our natural ability and hone our communication skills to reach our audience in a better way than traditional methods.  Join Vickie as she explores alternative approaches to the “elevator speech”.

SPEAKER: Vickie Clark, Waddell and Reed, Inc.


Vickie Clark's mission is to understand her clients’ needs and help them pursue their financial goals. Her practice is driven by long term client relationships and customer service and financial strategies.  For her, it's more about what you want to achieve with your money, not about the money itself.

Her career has included a concentration on developing strategic, collaborative and innovative community and economic development programs for Central Illinois communities and businesses.

She has a passion for helping others which translates well in strategically managing the wealth of individuals and businesses in her focus as a Financial Advisor with Waddell & Reed.

Vickie has a Master of Business Administration from Bradley University. She also attended Illinois Central College and the University of Illinois.  She currently serves as National Association of Women Business Owners central Illinois president elect and is on Bradley University’s EMBA Alliance Board.  She has received the Athena Award for Women in Business Leadership, has been recognized as one of 25 women leaders and featured in Peoria Woman magazine.  She is a member of Toastmasters – Forging Leaders.

She is happily married to her high school sweetheart and currently resides near Princeville, Illinois. She and Dan have two sons, two great daughters-in-law, and three amazing grandchildren (and a beagle named Maggie Mae).

MEETINGS: Our meetings are open to members and guests. Social/networking time begins at 5:30 pm and dinner begins at 6:00 pm with the program following. The Central IL Chapter of NAWBO® meets the 3rd Wednesday each month.

COST: $30 for members and $35 for non-members. 


  • You may pay at the time of registration or at the door.
  • Registration fee must be paid by the meeting date or a $5 monthly administration fee will be assessed.


LOCATION:  Mt. Hawley Country Club, 7724 N Knoxville, Peoria, IL

PARKING:  Valet parking available, if desired.

For more information, please contact  or call 309.692-2225 and leave a message.


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December 19, 2018

Roaring 20's Party

December 19, 2018
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Come ready to have a good time as we re-create the fun times that defined the Roaring 20s!