• Connecting Women in Business (CWIB)

  • 2022 CWIB Schedule

    Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m. The program begins at Noon and ends around 12:30pm, additional networking time until 1 p.m.

    Admission will vary if it is an in-person event or a virtual event. 

    First Quarter Theme "Refresh/Recharge"
    Jan. 25, 2022 – Virtual Event -"Putting Ourselves First" Kjersti Kontio of My Life Health Coach. More details and register here. 

    Schedule still being developed.

    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.

    Be a luncheon sponsor of this event for only $200. It includes two lunch admissions, plus a covered table for display so you can interact with the attendees during registration/networking time. Sponsors also have the opportunity put information on the tables. A sponsor can also offer a door prize. Call Lisa for details 347-4150.

    Following the recent guidance from MDHHS and MIOSHA, masks are strongly recommended when indoors, regardless of vaccination status

  • 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.


  • Summer 2021 GO Grants Program now accepting applications, deadline March 19, 2021

    Download APPLICATION FORM HERE in PDF format   

    Download APPLICATION FORM HERE in Microsoft Word format

    Connecting Women in Business (CWIB), a Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce group, on February 8, 2021 announces the launch of its Summer 2021 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, 195 girls have received more than $71,000 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 submit a one to two-minute video about 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.

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