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September 10, 2020 @ 8:00 AM 9:30 AM PDT

Woman figuring out tools - Coast Women in Business


Join Coast Women in Business on Thursday, September 10, 2020 via Zoom video conferencing and learn how to retool your business for COVID-19. These are challenging times for all, but particularly for small business owners, struggling to offer their services and products while adhering to public health restrictions on social gatherings and customer contact.

Two well-known business owners, Christie Olsen Day of Gallery Bookshop and Julia Kendrick Conway of Assaggiare Mendocino, will discuss how their industries have been impacted and how they’re anticipating change in the near future. In addition, marketing strategist Marinela Miclea of Mendo Digital will share a template she’s developed to help businesses rethink their marketing plans.

During our virtual meeting, feel free to sip a ☕ beverage 🍵 of your choice and put any questions in chat so that presenters and moderators can provide the information you need.


Free via Zoom: bit.ly/3h4Csp6

We welcome all—all races, all genders, all countries of origin, all sexual orientations.


8 AM – Networking
8:15 AM – Introductions
8:30-9:15 AM – Interactive program
9:15 AM – Announcements
9:30 AM – Meeting ends


Free for Coast Women in Business members and nonmembers

About the Presenters

Julia Kendrick Conway

Julia has an extensive background in the food industry and management as well as founding Assaggiare Mendocino, Inc., a northern California catering and events company. Prior to founding Assaggiare Mendocino, she was in charge of sales and events for Delectables Events and Catering in Silicon Valley, former caterer to the San Francisco 49ers.

As both a leader and member of Slow Food USA, she’s a strong advocate of traditional and local food production and is active in a variety of initiatives supporting California’s food and wine economy. She was seated as the Public Member of the Mendocino Winegrape and Wine Commission Board of Directors from 2008-2011 and was Vice Chair of the Mendocino County Promotional Alliance in 2007.

Julia graduated from Leadership Mendocino, and went on to serve on their Board of Directors, and was named chair in 2017 and 2018. Assaggiare Mendocino, founded in 1999, offers food and wine consulting services, event planning and catering in northern California’s wine country and scenic north coast, and specializes in destination weddings. She holds a BSBA in Marketing from San Jose State University and has studied at both the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley and in Tuscany.

Christie Olson Day

Christie is chief executive officer (CEO) of Gallery Bookshop, an independent bookstore in Mendocino where she began her career as a bookseller in 1998. With a background in customer service and nonprofit management, she has guided the bookstore through recession, fire, and pandemic.

Christie’s active in the American Booksellers Association, coordinates a community political-action group, and founded Mendocino’s Candlelit Shopping Night. She studied art at the University of Washington and lives in Fort Bragg with her husband, two teenagers, and way too many animals.

About Coast Women in Business

Coast Women in Business meets monthly to foster entrepreneurship and professional development on the Mendocino Coast and beyond. Membership fees are $50 annually or $10 per drop-in meeting.

Note: We welcome all—all races, all genders, all countries of origin, all sexual orientations.

Your first meeting is always free, and we offer a limited number of need-based memberships—please inquire. We’re sponsored by the West Business Development Center. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

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