Connecting Women in Business (CWIB)

2016 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

Jan. 26 – Stafford's Perry Hotel      

Feb. 23 – Sage, Odawa Casino - Go Grants Fundraiser - $35 admission

March 22 – Inn at Bay Harbor, Sagamore's       

April 26 – North Central Michigan College, Library Conference Center

May 24 – Stafford’s Bay View Inn

June 28 – North Central Michigan College, Library Conference Center Register Now Button

Sept. 27 - Petoskey View Country Club

Oct. 25 – Inn at Bay Harbor

Nov. 15 - Stafford's Perry Hotel 

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.

Additional information and CWIB Membership registration can be downloaded by the link below. Membership will be valid from Oct 2015 - Sept 2016
2015/2016 CWIB Membership Form

2016 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 2016 series GO Grants for Girls. Applications are available March 8, 2016. Applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2016.

2016 Summer Go Grant Application

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 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.


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 or to reserve your sponsorship spot at an upcoming luncheon.


Featured Events

2016 Spring Go Grants

Download the Spring Go Grant Application HERE

2015 Marquee Sponsors