•  2022 Connecting Women in Business Schedule
    Registration & networking 11:30am-noon and program and lunch noon – 1pm unless noted otherwise.

     

    First Quarter Theme - Refresh/Recharge

    January 25 – MyLife Health Coach – Putting Ourselves First - Kjersti Kontio, MyLife Health Coach

    February 24 – Recharge/Reconnect Networking – Inn at Bay Harbor.  Chamber President, Nikki Devitt, will lead some fun exercises to help you learn a few new tricks and tips and to help you be more comfortable in networking environments.   

    March 22 –Daily Self Care – Stafford’s Perry Hotel. Kellen Brugman – self-care rituals and stress relief tips  kellenbrugman.com/

    Second Quarter Theme - Women at the Helm

    April 27 –  Go Grants Fundraiser – Sage, Odawa Casino 11:30am-1:30pm, $50 admission - $25 goes directly to GO GRANTS

    May 26 – Women of the Bar – Inn at Bay Harbor.  Val Barnes, 7th Probate District Court Judge, Angela Lasher, 90th District Court Judge, Honorable Jennifer Deegan, 57th Circuit Court of Emmet County and Honorable Allie Greenleaf Maldonado, Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians.

    June 28 – Women of Non-profits – Library Conference Center, North Central Michigan College.  Carrie Klingelsmith, The Manna Food Project, Cindy McSurely, Blissfest Music Organization, Josephine Roberts, Walloon Lake Association and Conservancy

    Third Quarter Theme - Women Mean Business

    September 27 – Financial planning by generation – Petoskey Bay View Country Club. Kim Phelps (Raymond James), Dianna Eberhart (Edward Jones), Jill Reynolds (Encore Financial) 

    October 25 – Showcase of women businesses – Grand Unity Event Center Register Online Here. Deadline to register is 5pm Friday, Oct. 21, 2022.

    November 22 – Native American Heritage Month – Odawa Hotel.  Women Leaders in the LTBB Tribe including Chairperson Regina Gasco-Bentley, Legislative Leader Emily Proctor and Jody Werner, Health Director.

  • Summer 2022 GO Grants Program now accepting applications, deadline April 8, 2022

    Download APPLICATION FORM HERE in PDF format   

    Download APPLICATION FORM HERE in Microsoft Word format
     

    February 2022 - Connecting Women in Business (CWIB), a Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce group, announces the launch of its Summer 2022 series GO Grants for Girls. 

    Formed in 2007, Connecting Women in Business provides opportunities for area women business leaders and business owners to learn, form connections, share ideas, and find personal and professional growth. The key purposes of CWIB include:
    • Provide professional development and leadership training;
    • Strengthen and market area businesses;
    • Offer networking toward strategic alliances, affiliations and business opportunities;
    • Mentoring and support; and
    • Provide opportunities for girls to dream big, thereby improving self-esteem and leadership.

    It is through the last goal listed above that CWIB created GO Grants for Girls in 2007. GO Grants, or Girls Outreach Grants, will reach out to young girls in our area who have an idea and passion to try something new. Grants will range from $100 to $500, and can be used as resources in any field of endeavor.

    The purpose of the grants is to provide small grants to girls in grades 5 to 10 in the Char-Em ISD service area of Charlevoix, Emmet and northern Antrim counties. These grants will allow the applicant to pursue a special interest gain or improve a skill, participate in an outdoor experience and more. We encourage applications that will be challenging to the applicant. Since 2010, 204 girls have received more than $75,000 in GO Grants!!.

    Girls will be required to work with an adult mentor – a relative outside of the immediate family, teacher, youth pastor, social worker, etc. – who will help them fill out and submit the application, and will work with the girl to help her achieve her dream.  Each girl who receives a Go Grant is required to either submit a one to two-minute video about her completed activity and what it meant to her or submit a written report. 

    The ideal applicants are girls who have not received awards for outstanding achievements. CWIB is seeking girls who do not ordinarily apply for awards. We are looking for under-represented girls who need more support to realize their potential. Girls need to clearly state their financial need, as well as describe a special interest that will spark their imagination, creativity, or follow a dream that they may not imagine possible.

    It is important that the girls and their mentor fill out the application completely, answering questions on a separate sheet of paper. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Please read the rules and guidelines on the application carefully. Together we can help girls fulfill their dreams, and reinforce their importance to our community.

  • Connecting Women in Business Sponsorship Opportunities

    Looking for an opportunity for your business or organization to have exposure to a large group of women? The average attendance at the programs is over 100 women. Sponsorship not only gives you pre-event publicity, but the ability to interact with attendees, video time and the list of attendees for marketing efforts. Please see sponsor options below. 
    Call Lisa Hoyt to learn more 347-4150 or email lisa@petoskeychamber.com.
     

     

  • Connecting Women in Business Memberships – it is time to rejoin

    CWIB is an additional membership that runs October 2021 – September 2022.
    Cost for individual is $25.
    Corporate rate is $125 and you can sign up to 10 staff.
    Remember, if you are a member of CWIB, you pay the member registration fee.
    If you are not a member of CWIB, you pay non-member registration fee.

    Download the form here.


     

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  • About Connecting Women in Business Memberships

    Formed in 2007, Connecting Women in Business provides opportunities for area women business leaders and business owners to learn, form connections, share ideas, and find personal and professional growth. The key purposes of CWIB include:
    • Provide professional development and leadership training;
    • Strengthen and market area businesses;
    • Offer networking toward strategic alliances, affiliations and business opportunities;
    • Mentoring and support; and
    • Provide opportunities for girls to dream big, thereby improving self-esteem and leadership.

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