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, Girls and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
June 26 – Iron Horse Cafe of 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.