Connecting Women in Business (CWIB)
2018 CWIB Schedule
Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m. Lunch and program begin at Noon and end at 1 p.m.
*unless otherwise noted
Admission: $18 for CWIB Members and $25 for non-members
Jan. 23 – Inn at Bay Harbor - Grow Your Business Online with Google
Feb. 20 – Sage, Odawa Casino -Go Grants Fundraiser - $35 admission
March 13 – Stafford's Bay View Inn -Thriving Petoskey Panel
April 24 – North Central Michigan College - Human Trafficking/Zonta
May 22 – Stafford's Perry Hotel, STEM
June 26 – North Central Michigan College - Women's Health
Sept. 25 - Petoskey-Bay View Country Club
Oct. 23 - North Central Michigan College
Nov. 20 -Inn at Bay Harbor
CWIB is sponsored by the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce. The events will provide opportunities for area women business leaders and business owners to learn, form connections, share ideas and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.
February 20th - Go Grant Fundraiser
The annual Connecting Women in Business GO GRANTS Fundraiser Luncheon, is February 20, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm and features an amazing silent auction. We are looking for silent auction items. Your business can support the silent auction and the Go Grants by making a silent auction donation. Download the donation form here. You can download an information sheet here.
Your business can be a sponsor at this luncheon for only $250. It is a great way to promote your business and all sponsorship dollars go directly to support the GO Grants. Sponsors so far include: Angel Heart Home Care and Grand Traverse Opthalmology Clinic. Call Lisa Hoyt 347-4150 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
CWIB created GO Grants for Girls in 2007. GO Grants, or Girls Outreach Grants, reach out to young girls in our area who have an idea and passion to try something new. Grants range from $100 to $500, and can be used as resources in any field of endeavor. The first grants were awarded in 2010 and since that time, 134 girls have received nearly $49,200 in grants. We hope you will help support this very impactful program.
Here is the list of silent auction items for the February 20 GO Grant Fundraiser Lunch. Thank you very much to the businesses who support this silent auction.
3 Wich Which Sandwiches Wich Which Emmet County Six bags of compost T-shirt hair towel made with organic cotton Lakeshore Dry Goods $30 Gift Certificate JR's Hometown Grill & Pub $25 Treasure Certificate and parking tokens Downtown Petoskey $25 Treasure Certificate and parking tokens Downtown Petoskey 2 Tickets to April production of "August: Osage County" Little Traverse Civic Theatre Silver necklace Slide Country Casuals Inc./J. Phillips Silver necklace Slide Country Casuals Inc./J. Phillips Silver necklace Slide Country Casuals Inc./J. Phillips 925 Gold over silver ear rings Country Casuals Inc./J. Phillips Cooking for Jeffrey, Ina Garten Cookbook Diane Hansell Reflections of Life Up North Hardbound Book Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine Signature Manicure Polished on Main Bay View Association book, 4 tickets for 2018 performance Bay View Association 2 $25 Jet's Pizza gift cards Jet's Pizza 2 $25 Jet's Pizza gift cards Jet's Pizza Silk Flower Arrangement Flowers From Sky's the Limit $25 Gift Certificate Vernales $50 Gift Card Meijer $50 Gift Card Meijer $50 Gift Certificate Sunglass Shoppe $50 Gift Card Sunglass Shoppe 5 kids yoga classes Yoga Roots Bowling Package - one hour of bowling, 4 shoe rentals, large pepperoni pizza and pitcher of soda Northern Lights Recreation Basket with foaming soap, guest towels, bar soap and 5 year journal JW Shorter & Sons Merchantile Estee Lauder Pleasures Perfume Country Casuals Inc./J. Phillips Fresh Baby Nutruitional Education Products Fresh Baby Basket with Ribbonwick candle, lovel day notebook, 2 shower tabs JW Shorter & Sons Merchantile 20 Punch Pass (good for Lap Swim, Open Swim) Charlevoix Area Community Pool Wine and cheese snack basket from Toski Sands Brown Motors Kindle Fire with Alexa and $20 Amazon Gift Card anonymous Bloody Mary Gift Basket The Brook Bloody Mary Gift Basket The Brook 1 Hour Massage therapy Up North Wellness and Massage American Spoon Gift Basket Comfort Keepers Pendleton scarf & waterbottle and notepad Grandpa Shorter's Gifts $50 Grandpa Shorters Gift Card, Coffee Mug, Candle from North Perk, Coffee from North Perk, motivational block First Community Bank $100 Gift Certificate - dinner for two Sage - Odawa Casino One month Unlimited Yoga Yoga Roots Easy, Peasy Breakfast basket with lots of goodies Harbor/Brenn Agencies $100 Gift Certificate Apple Tree Inn $100 Gift Certificate Holiday Inn Express Two Old Spud Warehouse containers filled with Fustini’s Balsamic Vinegar, Olive oil, Honey, Cookbook and Pasta PMP Personnel Services Gourmia Dicer Electric Mandolin Slicer Farmers Insurance Cindy Alexander Agency 2 tickets to D'Art for Art Preview Night, July 18, 2018 must be 21 and older Crooked Tree Arts Center Floral arrangement and Private Wine Tasting for up to 10 people. Includes a flight of 4 tastes per person. Must be scheduled in advance. NO Saturday appointments from June 1 to Labor Day. Rudebeckia winery 20 Punch Pool Pass & 1/2 day Meeting Room Rental Holiday Inn Express 20 Punch Pool Pass & 1/2 day Meeting Room Rental Holiday Inn Express YMCA - One Week at Camp Minogi 8am-4pm, includes Pre-camp 7am-8am and post-camp 4-6pm YMCA Oral B Genius Professional Series Toothbrush Bundle Harbor Pointe Dental Tour and taping of newest show "The Four" at 9&10 news in Cadillac for up to six people. 9&10 News/Fox 32 Interior/Exterior detail for mid-size automobile Dave Kring Chevrolet-Cadillac Gold Ribbon Car Detailing Package Fletch's Maui Jim Sunglasses Grand Traverse Ophthalmology Clinic 1 Night Lodging, Breakfast for 2, Classic room type. Not valid July or August Stafford's Perry Hotel On-Site Landscape Consultation Green Room Landscape Architecture LLC Oral B Genius Professional Gingivitis Sustem - toothbrush, charging station, mouthwash, toothpaste, floss and 5 toothbrush heads Harbor Pointe Dental Servpro certificate for 4 room residential carpet cleaning, carpet spotting kit, wine badket with glasses and bottle of wine Servpro One-Year Residential Trash Service or $300 Credit on Business Dumpster American Waste One night stay in cottage view room. Not valid Memorial to Labor Day. Expires 1/1/2019 Hotel Walloon One Business Portrait Photoshoot, includes one high resolutaion digital portrait file of your choice Sandra Lee Photography Strappy Foldover Purse and Card Case B May Bags 1 Month of free care at Bear River Chiropractic (includes new patient exam and 4 adjustments, excludes medicare and medicad patients., An oil necklace, 30 Minute massage and Young living oil. Bear River Chiropractic 30,000 Impressions on PetoskeyNews.com Petoskey News Review Round of golf for four with cart Petoskey Bay View Country Club $500 Radio Advertising Package Lite 96.3 2-Night Stay for 2 in a traditional room including in May, June, September or October, excluding Saturdays Island House Hotel - Mackinac Island $1000 Advertising Package Black Diamond Broadcasting
Connecting Women in Business Sponsorship Opportunities
Looking for a way to share news or educate our group about your business? Consider being a sponsor of a CWIB luncheon.
Our luncheons draw an average of 75 -85 attendees
Please call Lisa Hoyt at (231)347-4150 for more information or email email@example.com or to reserve your sponsorship spot at an upcoming luncheon.
Connecting Women in Business Memberships – it is time to rejoin.
CWIB membership runs October 2017 – September 2018.
Cost for individual is $25.
Corporate rate is $100 and you can sign up to 10 staff.
2018 Marquee Sponsors
2018 Go Grants Application
Download the Summer Go Grant Application HERE
2018 Summer GO Grants Program
Connecting Women in Business (CWIB), a Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce group, is proud to announce the launch of its Summer 2018 series GO Grants for Girls. Applications are available now. Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2018.
2018 Summer Go Grant Application
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 6 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.
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. The mentor will also work with each girl to submit her final report on her completed activity and what it meant to her.
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.