Greensm“I’m always looking for ways to improve my professional career, as well as my personal life, so when the Women’s Business Development Group (now Women in Business) was formed, I became a member right away.

In fact, before the Women in Business in Cottage Grove became an organization, I attended a women’s group meeting in Stillwater and I saw and I felt the connection immediately!

The Women in Business organization has enhanced my confidence to excel in my career, my personal life, my volunteering, and in my relationships with other business women. My business connections has also increased due to the active networking and referrals from this amazing group of women.

As the saying goes, “People buy from people they know and trust.” What better way to get to know other women in the community and help support each other’s businesses.”
~ Mary Slusser

“As a member of WIB since its inception, I have enjoyed seeing the growth and development of the organization and its members through the years. WIB has great social/networking events throughout the year, and each month WIB has dynamic speakers on a variety of issues relating to both personal and professional development and growth. WIB is a women’s organization that you can count on to make you feel welcome, and the members strive to bring other members business. I have made great personal and professional relationships through WIB, and highly recommend the group to local women business owners.”
~ Evon M. Spangler, Spangler and de Stefano, PLLP
“As a business woman and mother I have always tried to be conscious of filling my bucket so I always have something to give. Be it knowledge, experience, or something new I’ve learned. WIB has not only been my reservoir to draw from for all of that but also has been a place for me personally and professionally to meet others who also want to continue learning and growing. Friendships have been fostered and business relationships have grown as a result of my participation in this group.”
~ Deb Ricci, Werner Electric Supply
“I just love WIB! I feel that this powerful group of women in business has given me the confidence to step out of my comfort zone and pursue higher standards in my own business. I have personally benefitted from the mentoring and the business training I have received as part of this dynamic group of women. We have a unique camaraderie that comes from networking with professional women of all backgrounds, professions and personality styles.”
~ Becky Fox, Independent Sales Director with Mary Kay

“I have been a member of WIB since the group began and have thoroughly enjoyed meeting and networking with so many fantastic women in the Cottage Grove area.The speakers are always informative and have helped me with many issues concerning my business. I have received referral business from the group, but more importantly have gained lasting friendships and connections with other local business women. Whenever I attend the WIB meetings, I feel welcome and “at home” with friends.”
~ Kim Julen, Ideal Designs and Gold Swap