Farewell Friend Connie.

I was saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and business colleague Connie Bereny during Christmas week.  I first met Connie through the Ventura County chapter of NAWBO and then we worked together for Women’s Economic Ventures.  Connie was a tireless advocate for women small business owners and personally got involved in making sure that her WEV students had the best possible shot at success.  You can read her touching obituary in this weekend’s Ventura County Star.  My favorite moment?  Watching Connie’s sheer delight when her WEV graduating class composed and performed a song/skit to the tune of the “12 Days of Christmas” at their WEV graduation.  Connie, we will miss you!