Chicago Chocolate Tours Founder Valerie Beck is an author; see below for titles!
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Next event: NYC
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What: Celebrate the release of new book *Positive Parables for Winning in Business and Life*, by Chicago Chocolate Tours Founder and CEO Valerie Beck! Enjoy cupcakes and prosecco for a sweet evening, purchase the book and have it signed by Valerie, and mix and mingle at this fun gathering. Plus, find out more about WINning Books, an imprint of Women's Innovation Network.
When: Friday, November 9, 2012, 6:00 pm.
Where: M Missoni, Valerie's favorite NYC clothing boutique, 426 West Broadway, in Soho (map). The party is part of our Chicago Chocolate Tours Travel Club trip to the New York Chocolate Show, and all are welcome!
Cost: The event is free of charge, and the book is $10. You can also shop the boutique.
Philanthropy partner: Room to Grow NY. You can bring books for the Room to Grow book drive, such as children's books, books particularly for babies, or books about parenting. Any of the above in Spanish are also appropriate.
RSVP: email@example.com. Please tell us the number in your party.
Facebook: Click for the Facebook event page.
Chicago - at J.Crew - 900 N. Michigan Avenue, Chocolate for Your Body spa, and Candyality - Water Tower Place, featuring Swirlz Cupcakes, with philanthropy partner Sweet Beginnings.
Geneva, IL - at Peaceful Parlour, featuring cupcakes from The Sugar Path, with philanthropy partner CASA Kane County.
Boston - at Moxie - Beacon Hill, featuring Kickass Cupcakes and Robin's Candy, with philanthropy partner Room to Grow Boston.
Philadelphia - at Cake and the Beanstalk, who also provided the cupcakes, with philanthropy partner Philabundance.
At the Chicago launch party at Candyality, with Valerie (in coral)
Onward and upward!
~ New: Published June 14, 2012, by WINning Books:
Positive Parables for WINning in Business and Life
By Valerie Beck
Positive Parables is a collection of inspirational anecdotes. Each brief story contains a moral or a message, and can be a source of motivation, clarity, hope, or joy.
The power of story to inspire, or to make or clarify a point, has been part of human heritage and culture forever. Indeed, stories are often the most memorable part of any presentation, helping us to draw out meaning, often in an entertaining fashion.
The founder of Women's Innovation Network (WIN), Valerie Beck, has collected some of the positive stories and anecdotes she has shared in her talks at WIN, as well as in her roles as CEO and founder of Chicago Chocolate Tours, Philadelphia Chocolate Tours, and Boston Chocolate Walking Tours.
A woman lived in an urban area with little fresh fruit, and all her local market ever had in the produce department were lemons.
After weeks of wishing there were more fruit options available than just lemons, the woman bought lemons, made lemon chocolate cupcakes, and opened a cupcake business which became extremely successful.
This little book of Positive Parables is filled with big themes of timeless human experience, and can provide you with inspiration and insight for the contexts of life that you inhabit and create.
Published 2005, 5 stars on Amazon:
Romance Around the Corner: 8 Steps Toward Attracting the Man of Your Dreams and Having Fun in the Process!
Think a good man is hard to find? Let him find you! Valerie Beck’s Romance Around the Corner: 8 Steps Toward Attracting the Man of Your Dreams and Having Fun in the Process shows you how to transform yourself, inside and out, so that you can attract the right one by being the right one.
Valerie Beck created 8 steps that took her from being the dateless wonder to being the girl whose phone never stops ringing. The 8 steps combine old wisdom, common sense, things our mothers told us, and contemporary savvy. Romance Around the Corner covers topics including:
- Attracting men by choice, not chance
- Eliminating self-sabotage
- Your feminine energy – what it is and why you need to turn it up
- Easy, non-verbal techniques to encourage men to approach you anywhere
- On a date – how to dazzle, discover, and check your dealbreakers
- Why not having fun is not an option
Romance Around the Corner is an engaging spiritual yet practical guide for any woman ready to attract the man of her dreams.
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