This group was founded in 2008 to fill the specific needs of women in business and is a subgroup of the
Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce

Cottage Grove Area Women in Business provides a forum for local women in business to meet, network and exchange ideas while growing professionally and personally with dynamic speakers on topics of interest to business women.


• Gain Valuable information that can be applied directly to your business from our renowned speakers
• A business listing on the WIB website membership directory and a link to your business website
• Opportunity to attend Special Events
• Ability to market yourself and your business in the introduction portion of each meeting
• Exclusive advertising opportunities with the local SWC Bulletin’s special “Cottage Grove Area Women in Business” insert
• Opportunity to post specials or announcements to our WIB Facebook fan page
• Create mutually beneficial relationships with other local women in business


7:45 AM Doors Open
8:00 AM Welcome, 1 Minute Commercials
8:30 AM Speaker presentation
9:15 AM Announcements
9:30 AM Meeting Adjourns

June, July & August meetings are networking only.


DATE: Third Friday of every month
TIME: 7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
PLACE: Training Room of the Cottage Grove City Hall, 12800 Ravine Parkway, Cottage Grove, MN


$50 per year for a member of any Chamber | $75 per year for non-chamber members
$10 per meeting for those that do not wish to join

Planning Committee

Barb Forthun, Norwex - Chair
Ana Druszczak, Cottage Grove Eyecare Clinic - Speaker Coordinator
Lori Schmidt, Cruise Planners-American Express - Social Media Coordinator and Special Events Coordinator
Barb Forthun, Norwex - Community Outreach Coordinator
Becky Fox, Mary Kay Cosmetics - Member Outreach Coordinator
Laurie Levine, Keech Media - Recording Secretary
We are supported by Cassie Swoboda, Chamber Office Manager

For information on becoming a Chamber Member visit www.cottagegrovechamber.org