Most women make business decisions based primarily on the relationships they have built. We tend to seek out someone we know or a referral from someone we trust for services we need, purchases to be made, collaboration, and mentoring.

We must learn to grow and we must grow to achieve our fullest potential. At WIB events you will learn from and be inspired by our guest speakers. They come to us as experts in their field to share their knowledge.

“The beauty of empowering others is that your own power is not diminished in the process.”
~ Barbara Colorose

Networking is the best way for prospective clients and referrals to get a sense of who we are and why they would want to do business with us. Whether you are a business owner, a leader or manager within your company or have thoughts of starting a new business, networking will provide you with the connections, ideas and inspiration needed to keep you excited and to take you to your next level!

Connecting Without Borders is the heart of WIB! Each meeting begins and ends with informal networking, learn from a great line-up of speakers addressing topics relevant to women in business. As a member of WIB you are also invited to “member’s only” events. So cross the border, become a member of WIB and take advantage of this awesome opportunity to connect, learn, grow!


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Chair Update
We are pleased to announce the new chairperson serving Women in Business will be Barb Forthun. Barb has been active in Women in Business and on the planning committee for the last four years.

From Barb…..
I look forward to serving in this capacity and thank the planning committee for trusting me and supporting me in this role. Our role as a planning team is to support you, our members, as women in business. If you have an idea that would enable us to do this better, or an idea for a speaker, special event or activity, please don’t hesitate to seek us out. Our current committee members include: Ana Druszczak, Speaker Coordinator; April Gard Durow, Communications Coordinator; Lori Schmidt, Social Media Coordinator and Special Events Coordinator; Briget Fields, Membership Coordinator; Barb Forthun, Community Outreach Coordinator, Becky Fox, Member Outreach Manager; Laurie Levine, Recording Secretary. We are supported by Cassie Swoboda, Chamber Office Manger.

Sadly, April Gard-Durow will be leaving us as she has accepted a new position. We are in need of an additional planning team member to step in, hopefully as Communications Coordinator, but if there is another area in which you’d like to serve, please seek one of us out. We meet only once a month, on the Thursday following our Friday meetings.

As summer starts to wane, it is time for our planning committee to start setting up our speaker schedule and events for 2018. Do you know of anyone you think would be a great speaker for us? Or, is there a specific topic you would like to have presented? See out a WIB Planning Committee member and let us know.