• 2024 Connecting Women in Business Schedule
    Registration & networking 11:30am-noon and program and lunch noon – 1pm unless noted otherwise.

    January 23 - North Central Michigan College Library Conference Room - featuring Liz McKenney of Camp Daggett and Elise Ramsey of Little Traverse Bay Humane Society

    February 27 - Stafford's Perry Hotel - Dr. Lisa Fortin - The Biology of Stress,” a discussion with Dr. Lisa Fortin of ReYouvenate. She will explain why it makes you age faster, hurt more, and hold onto weight?  She will also explain what can you do about it.
     

    March 19 - Talcott Center, Walloon Village -  Kalin Sheicks -  The Sweetwater Story - how to pivot & consistently create new ideas in your small business.

    April 24 -Go Grants Fundraiser – Sage, Odawa Casino 11:30am-1:30pm, $50 admission - $20 goes directly to GO GRANTS 

    May 28 - Stafford's Bay View - Learn all about Harbor Springs Festival of the Book and the significant economic effect is has on our area from Executive Director Amy Gillard.

    June 18 - Inn at Bay Harbor - Art of Tactful Self-Promotion by Julie Fason Holder.

    September 24  - North Central Michigan College Library Conference Room - 

    October 22 - Showcase of area women businesses – Grand Unity Event Center

    November 19 - Native American Heritage Month – Odawa Hotel

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  • Summer 2024 GO Grants Program now accepting applications, deadline March 22, 2024

    Download APPLICATION FORM AND FULL DETAILS HERE in Microsoft Word format

    Download APPLICATION FORM AND FULL DETAILs HERE in PDF format
     

    Go Grants provides small grants up to $600 to girls in grades 5 to 10 in the Char-Em ISD service area to young girls in the area who have an idea and a passion to try something new. These grants of up to $600, 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. 

    In 2022 13 girls received Go Grants of nearly $5800. Since 2010, we have given over 217 girls $81,000 in GO Grants. The deadline for application is March 22, 2024.

    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 January 2024-December 2024.
    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 $35 member lunch fee.
    If you are not a member of CWIB, you pay the $45 non-member lunch 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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