Gifts, Joy & Asking for a Raise





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What You Missed


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When Christmas Changes

Many of us hold fast to memories of our family’s Christmas traditions. While we desire to celebrate Christmas in ways we remember fondly, with marriage, children, moves and even deaths, come changes that make things feel different. A self-professed “diehard Christmas fan,” Jordan Johnstone shares how she re-centers around the birth of Christ, embraces thankfulness, and welcomes new seasons of life during this special time of celebration.


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How Satellite Dishes Bring Hope to the Middle East

You may recognize Nancy Stafford from her time as a series regular on the TV show “Matlock”, or from her guest spots on shows like “Scandal” and “ER”, but she has so much more to share than just a wealth of experience serving Christ as an actress, producer and author in Hollywood. Nancy talks about her passion for empowering women to embrace their true identity in Christ, and her partnership with SAT7 Women for Middle East HOPE, a ministry providing satellite TV programs to Christians in the Middle East!


Mentoring Monday radio show

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This week’s Mentoring Monday radio show featured Pat Myers.


Thank You To Our Sponsors!


We would like to thank our “That’s What Love Is 4” Gala and Celebration Dinner sponsors

Amethyst Sponsor
Lisa and Clay Cooley

Ruby Sponsors
Lisa and Kenny Troutt
Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation
April and Mark Anthony
Reliant at Home

Topaz Sponsors
Erin and Bob Botsford
Lucy Buchanan
Chartwell Partners
Ka and LL Cotter & Kathyrn and David Waldrep
Melisa and JF Denis
Gemini Rosemont & Jones Day
Marci and Stan Johnson
Patricia and Lou Myers
Diane and Chris Paddison
Pickens Ridnour, LP & Trocchio Advantage
Locke Lord, LLP
Tandy and Lee Roy Mitchell
Stewart Title
Sue Sullins, Brenda Teele & Wendy Whiteman


We would also like to thank our “That’s What Love is 4” Awards Luncheon and Celebration sponsors to-date:

Event Sponsor

Sapphire Sponsors
Kathryn and Gerald Tack

Host Sponsors
Patricia Myers



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THE NEW YEAR IS COMING: Would you like to start the year off right? Then join the 4word Mentor Program! Applications are now being accepted until January 6, 2017.








BEST GIFTS FOR BUSY ENTREPRENEURS: Jessica Abo writes on Entrepreneur and shares a helpful list of gift ideas for the always-going professionals in your life.








HOW TO ASK FOR A RAISE: Sarah Szczypinski with Money talks with Jill Schlesinger about how to ask for a raise without being awkward.








4word: Local Group Events

Take a look at these upcoming 4word: Local Group event dates and see which one(s) you can attend. We’d love to see you there!

For details on these events, please visit our 4word Events page.






Make Your Next Career Move

As a 4word: Member Insider, you’re given exclusive access to numerous job openings across the country via the 4word Job Connections Board. We wanted to highlight a few jobs currently available. Just login to your 4word: Member Insider account to apply to one or more of these positions!

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Featured Company: PennWell
Location: Tulsa, OK
PennWell Corporation is a cutting-edge media and events company responsible for covering a variety of industries where decision-makers across the world look first to gain the leading edge in their markets. With a fast-paced and growth-oriented environment, PennWell values exceptional performance and recognizes the outstanding people who work together to make success happen. PennWell offers a comprehensive benefit and compensation package as well as a friendly and integrated culture with a business casual work environment.

Open Positions on the 4word Job Connections Board
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Job #1: Advertising and Marketing Solutions Sales Representative
PennWell – Nashua, NH
PennWell’s Marketing and Media Services team provides clients with an extensive portfolio of marketing resources in the areas of print, web/digital and video media, webcasts and lead-generation products, as well as content development, strategic and tactical marketing communications services for print, online, search and social mediums, PR, video, and live events, custom research, design, website design, development, SEO and maintenance, event management and more. We are able to manage the delivery and implementation of programs across all marketing channels, and become an extension of the customer’s marketing team. Our services and support scale based on need.

Job #2: Director of Payroll
USCF Benioff – Children’s Hospital – Oakland, CA
The Payroll Director reports to the Controller and is responsible for the leadership of the entire payroll function in a complex unionized environment with an estimated gross annual payroll of $200 million.

Job #3: Strategic Sales Specialist
Comdata – Brentwood, TN
Comdata is seeking a Strategic Sales Specialist to join our Corporate Payments sales team. The Strategic Sales Specialist drives sales by communicating, primarily by phone, with existing customers as well as new prospects. This individual also works directly with team members in the field providing support through administrative duties. These duties may include order processing/entry, price quotations, information input and management, RFP response, product training, scheduling appointments and/or other related tasks.





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