Women in Business
After working for the same chicago-
area insurance company for 40 in the
years, Clifford Davison thought he Spotlight
and his wife, Anne Marie, deserved
to retire. Although they moved to Boerne to do exactly
that, Anna Marie had other ideas.
It was 25 years ago that Anna Marie started Davison
Insurance, a specialty independent insurance agency in
Boerne. At ﬁrst, Anna Marie worked out of her home, In
1994, she moved to the ofﬁce building on Main Street
that houses Davison Insurance today. Anna Marie had
the last laugh - Clifford ended up joining her in the
While both Davisions have since passed away, their
daughter Patrice, who joined the ﬁrm in 1994, carries on
the family business. Just as her father worked side-by-
side with her mother, Patrice’s husband, chip Marshall,
joined Davison Insurance Agency, LLC in 2002.
Today, with two employees, the full service insurance
agency represents specialty insurance companies,
chief among them Hochheim Prairie, the 116-year-old Texas company that
specializes in insurance protection for homes and ranches.
Davison Insurance also provides property, casualty, auto, health and life
When asked what accounts for the agency’s longevity in such a competitive Thursday
market, Patrice credits hard work, excellent customer service and her October 2 nd
employees. “We strive to provide the same personal service to our clients 12:00 PM
that my mother did when she started Davison Insurance 26 years ago,” Kathy Hubbard’s
she said. “We are now writing insurance coverage for the second and third
generations of my mother’s clients. She would be so proud.”
A “Big Thank You” from Patrice Davison and her husband, Chip Marshall for all FORCC 5:30
the thoughts, prayers and food you all sent their way this month! Chip and she are speaker tba
9 th @ 11:30
healing and feeling much better!
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Thursday Ocober 9th For reservations contact: INDICATE CHOICE OF MAIN DISH
210.478.6611 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 5PM, Monday, September 8th
11:30AM No Shows & Cancellations will be billed. Cost: $15
Meeting at Naples MENU: House Salad and bread and choice of Chicken Piccata or Eggplant
Parmesan, ice tea or coffee
Note: All submissions are due the Monday before the last Friday of the month they are for. (October 27)
Congratulations to two of our very
own – Terri Essman and Carolyn
Dutson! First, Terri called a couple
of weeks ago and giddily informed
me that Main Hair Studio had
been selected by Style Network
for a segment on their highly praised television show, Split Ends. Filming at the
salon, which is located in the old Luckenbach House on Boerne’s Main Street,
will begin in the near future and is due to air next season. Congratulations Terri
and we look forward to watching you create your magic in front of the camera!
Second, Carolyn, Senior Care Insurance, reported to us at the last board meeting
that she submitted the names of two local charities, Mission for Health and Hill
Country Family Services, for monetary awards through the Proﬁles in Caring
Organization sponsored by Equitable Life and Casualty - one of the companies
she represents. It turns out that both of the institutions won! Each received Job
$2,000.00 for the life-saving work they do for the Texas Hill Country. Carolyn, we Corps
are indeed blessed to have you as a member and you are to be thanked for taking Submitted by Kathryn
your time to nominate these worthy charitable organizations. $4,000.00 will go Hubbard
far in helping needy individuals and families in the area. What an honor to have Hi ladies, I hope all
you both as members of Hill Country Women in Business. is well in your world.
It is also an honor to be associated with the HCWIB members who donate their I want to thank the
time and talents once a month to prepare a luncheon for the students, instructors special ladies that so
and staff of Kendall County Christian Women’s Job Corp. Kathy Hubbard,
lunch for the ladies
email@example.com, heads up this group, so do yourself a favor and join at the CWJC this
the ranks of volunteers. Decorating the HCWIB trailer and riding in the Boerne past Tuesday. Donna
Christmas Parade, December 6th, is another opportunity to volunteer and have Stewart ﬁxed pecan
a fun time with your buddies. Contact Mardi Collins, mcollins@wealth-creator. chicken that melted in
your mouth. Carolyn
com, to help.
Dutson made a great
Our next meeting is at Naples, October 9th, 11:30 am. As always, this is a great salad and bread.
networking time with a very short meeting agenda and a lot of yakking. So, treat Lorrie Hengel always
yourself to delicious Italian cuisine and some girl time! Our November meeting provides a great treat.
will be back at Fair Oaks and we will usher in the Christmas season at the home This time the cake
she made was quite a
of Jeanne Buchanan, December 11th. Jeanne, thanks for hosting us and ladies,
hit with the ladies and
mark your calendars! More details to follow in the November newsletter. with us. Thank you so
See you at Naples, much ladies.
Leah Our next date to
feed the ladies is on
Patrice Davison is doing much better after receiving injections in her back. Chip is doing well Tuesday, October 21.
Shari Keyes is making
but will be in his neck brace for 6 weeks. Thanks to God
the break in his neck was a clean complete break and dessert. I am praying
hopefully will fuse back together which means no surgery. she does her special
dessert that always
Suzann M. Woodward
Please keep them both in your prayers for continued
healing. Patrice also tells you all thank you for the food causes me to beg for
you have provided them at a time when it was so hard for seconds. Ann Davis
them. She really appreciates all of your prayers and well is providing a salad
wishes. and Carolyn Dutson
is doing an entree. I
Now for me, I have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Good news it is very early and is completely am hoping some one
curable. I will be having a mastectomy since there are two tumors that are too far apart to be able of you will give her a
to do a lumpectomy. With the mastectomy we will know that all of the cancer has been removed. break and offer to do
I meet with the plastic surgeon on October 2 on the reconstruction that will be done at the time the entree since she
of the mastectomy. After that appointment the surgeon and plastic surgeon will get together and just served this past
schedule the surgery. Of course I am requesting it not be scheduled until after the ﬁnal 2007 Tuesday.
deadline of October 15! J Please keep me in your prayers also. Thank you again,
dear ladies, for your
So many of our members have health issues. Please let me know if you need any help from our servant heart.
H C W I B
having fun at
8 Sarah Hamilton a local Grape
8 Donna Stewart
10 Christina Hallum
14 Patricia McMullan The Proﬁles in Caring
organization, sponsored by
14 Lynn A Pendley Equitable Life and Casualty
(a company represented by
21 Sharon Huckabay Carolyn Dutson), donated
a $2,000 check to Mission
24 Lorrie Hengel for Health and Hill
Country Family Services,
25 Allena Jones two Boerne organization,
for the great work they do
26 Mardi Collins in the community.
Mission for Health will be featured on the
26 Shelby Luke Proﬁles in Caring TV show one Sunday
afternoon in October. They will also be on
29 Nancy Fitch www.goodtube.org. Carolyn was pleased
to recommend these two wonderful
organizations and is excited that we will be
reaching such a large TV audience and,
Boerne hopefully, generate even more support for
them as they work in our community.
Oct 2 Ribbon Cutting at
Oct 7 Ribbon Cutting for
NEW As the Coynes begin this new venture their
mission is be the best “go to” people in the
transportation industry. With combined transportation industry experience of well
over 100 years, their team knowledge covers every aspect of the freight business.
Oct 9 Ribbon Cutting at For more information please visit www.CoyneTrucks.com.
Pat’s Creative Stiches
Oct 9 Business After Hours Mixer
Hosted by GVTC
Oct 15 Candidate Forum & Luncheon Kathleen McBride is and “Artistic-Healer” participant in month long art exhibit
Oct 16 Ribbon Cutting at “RxArt: Take Your Medicine” at the Bilh Haus Arts gallery at 2803 Fredericksburg in
Preferred Landscape & Lighting San Antonio. Brief details are:
Oct 16 Business After Hours Mixer Exhibit, Workshops, and Fundraiser at Bihl Haus Arts
Hosted by My Hill Country Kitchen Preview Reception & Fundraiser: Fri., Sept. 26, 6:30-9:00 pm
Oct 20 Lunchbox Lesson Public Opening Reception: Fri., Oct. 3, 5:30-8:30 pm
Restructuring Your Budget & Pricing Exhibit runs Oct. 4 thru Nov. 1 San Antonio, TX 2008.
Oct 21 Chamber Board of Katheen McBride has moved her San Antonio Rolﬁng ofﬁce to 12915 Jones
Directors Meeting Maltsberger. This is about 1/2 mile north of Blossom Athletic Center. Her new ofﬁce
Oct 23 Job Fair is in the Center For Life building #600 which also houses a Holistic Nutritionist, a
Oct 25 Key To the Hills Homeopath and an LPC Therapist practicing EFT (emotional freedom technique).
Antique Show 2008 There are also one large and one huge meeting rooms available for day/weekend/
Oct 26 Key to the Hills weekly rent for workshops or other gatherings. “My new Rolﬁng ofﬁce is spaceous
Antique Show 2008 with lots of window space for natural lighting. I plan to have an art showing in one
Oct 28 Networking Breakfast of the meeting rooms this fall with some fellow artists as well.” Kathleen can be
Sponsored by Ye Kendall Inn reached at 210 317-4242 for more information or to make an appointment.
Women in Business
September 11, 2008 Meeting re
For t h
Kathy Hubbard, vice Board Members
president, called the meeting to order at 6:10pm at President: Leah Coyne
Fair Oaks Ranch Country Club. Kathy requested a Vice President: Kathy Hubbard
moment of silence in respect for all affected by the Treasurer: Helene Bachmann
911 tragedy. Lorrie Hengel shared the invocation. Secretary: Linda Tom
Members gave quick business introductions. Many thanks to Jeanne
Buchanan for offering to host the Christmas social, December 11, at Committee Chairs
her home. Mark your calendars now! Chaplain: Suzann Woodward
Thanks were also given to Helene Bachmann, Patrice Davidson, Shari Keyes & Mardi Collins
Kathy Hubbard and Linda Tom for providing the August luncheon Membership: Helene Bachmann
for Christian Women’s Job Corp. Volunteers for the September Newsletter: Debi Lamb
16th luncheon include Carolyn Dutson-salad, Lorrie Hengel-dessert,
Donna Stewart-entrée, Kathy Hubbard-veggie. Volunteers for the Programs: Susan Odom
October 21st luncheon include Carolyn Dutson-entrée, Ann Davis- & Sharon Huckabay
salad, Shari-dessert. Publicity: Marya Humble
Telephone: Cindy Ogle
The August minutes, as stated in the newsletter, were approved with Website: Lynn Hoppe
a motion by Cindy Ogle and 2nd by Gail Eason. Helene provided the
treasury report with a checking account balance of $5,475.70.
The October 9th meeting will be an 11:30am luncheon at either Naples
or Lilies. The November meeting will be at Fair Oaks Ranch Country
Club at 5:30pm. Helene presented membership notebooks to new
members Lynn Pendley & Gayle Jones.
Many thanks to Lynn Hoppe for designing and updating our professional
website. A new password for the HCWIB website was shared at the
meeting. For those not at the meeting, contact any board member for
the new password.
“Happy Birthday” was sung to Cindy Ogle in celebration of her big
day. Sharon Tschirhart, Kay Ochoa, Pam Lewis and Linda Stotts also
share birthdays this month. The door prize was
won by Allena Jones.
The next board/chair meeting will be October
2nd, noon, at Kathy Hubbard’s ofﬁce. The next
general meeting will be October 9th at 11:30am.
At 6:35pm, Helene made a motion to adjourn, 2nd
Kathy introduced Sheriff Roger Duncan who
discussed and answered questions regarding the
duties of the sheriff’s ofﬁce and a citizen’s class
that begins Sept 16th.
Linda Tom, Secretary