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ConnectW is a women’s networking group that welcomes women in all fields and endeavors—from entrepreneurs and professionals to women simply wishing to explore, expand and enhance their lives and environments.

Come join us for our monthly dinner meeting – socialize, enjoy great food & beverages, and a program full of fun to help you get to know the amazing women of ConnectW.


Q+A Tax Panel with Local Experts

Our Speakers are:
Barbara Seaman, Financial Planner with Cornerstone Financial Planning Group
Linda Wattles, CPA with Azure Accounting
John Meyers, Attorney with Two Spruce Law

Do you every wonder if your business should be a LLC or Sole Proprietorship, curious about specific tax laws or have questions about running your business from your home? Join ConnectW members in February for an informative evening of live q+a with a panel of professionals, including a Financial Planner, a CPA and a Lawyer. These experts will share the most important information they’ve learned over their careers relating to personal and business tax law, preparation and filing. This is an evening you won’t want to miss, so bring a friend and a place to write these tips!

Barbara Seaman: Barbara has been a practicing financial planner since 1986 and is a co-founder of Cornerstone Financial Planning Group, LLC. Her financial planning practice emphasizes a holistic, yet financially conservative, investment management approach utilizing various forms of securities and insurance products to help meet your financial goals.

Linda Wattles: Linda has been in Oregon since 1983 when she moved to Eugene. She has lived in Bend since 2000. She earned her Associates Degree from Central Oregon Community College and the school still holds a special place in her heart. She went on to attend the University of Oregon where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Accounting. After many years working in the corporate sector in various industries, Linda decided to switch gears and began an exciting new chapter in tax accounting. Linda’s first love is the real estate industry as she worked in title and escrow offices through college. Linda is a member of the Oregon Society of CPA’s and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Linda is licensed to practice public accounting in Oregon.

John Meyers: John was raised near McMinnville and is a 5th generation Oregonian. He completed his bachelor’s degree in agricultural business management at Oregon State University. Upon graduating, John moved home to join his family’s vineyard management and winemaking business, and start his own business, a tavern in downtown McMinnville. John graduated from Willamette University College of Law cum laude. He also completed the estate planning clinical program while there. Due to his work experience and education, John is adept at identifying and understanding the complexities of family dynamics, and truly enjoys his role in the estate planning process.


EVERY MEETING PRICE INCLUDES THE COST OF BUFFET STYLE DINNER! THERE ARE TYPICALLY VEGETARIAN AND GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE. THERE IS ALSO A FULL BAR SET UP PROVIDED BY CRAFTED LIFE. ANY BEVERAGES FROM CRAFTED LIFE ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THE DINNER MEETING.

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