• What are the benefits of joining WBN?

    You may attend our ten monthly meetings a year and other WBN events free of charge or at a reduced rate.

     

    Meetings offer both informal networking and formal presentations by members and business experts. They also allow you to network with other businesswomen from the region, and to present your business to the group.

     

    You will have the opportunity to schedule an 10-minute, in-depth presentation of your business expertise to the group during a meeting.

     

    As a member, you can participate in Educational Workshops hosted by our WBN members.

     

    Your business will be listed on the WBN website.

     

    You can market your products, services, events and offers directly to the WBN mailing list through its regular newsletter. The WBN newsletter email list includes both members and others who have an interest in WBN services. Currently, our mailing list consists of over 300 contacts. WBN members can also use this list to offer member-to-member discounts.

     

    You will have the opportunity to build relationships through our group social media page on Facebook.

     

    You will have the opportunity to gain exposure for your goods, services or expertise on the WBN blog.

     

    You will be able to list your business events, seminars or classes on the WBN online calendar.

  • Is a WBN membership for an individual or business?

    WBN membership is for individuals, not a business. If you have multiple people in your business who want to attend our meetings, they each need to become a member themselves or attend as a guest.

  • How can WBN help me in long run?

    In addition to the exposure you receive for your business, you will benefit from the personal advice and mentoring of other women in business. WBN members operate a variety of businesses and run the gamut of experience from “highly seasoned” to “just starting out”. They belong to many other networking organizations that you can learn about and join as well.

     

    You can expand your leadership skills by volunteering to assist in organizing WBN’s activities.

  • How do i join WBN?

    For the year 2020/2021, WBN is not charging a fee for membership! Register online now: Click Here to Become a Member !

    The WBN membership year runs from September to the following August.

  • What happens at a typical meeting?

    The agenda generally follows this format:

    9:30: Check-In

    9:45 – 9:50: Welcome, WBN News and Announcements

    9:50 – 10:05:  Member Presentation

    10:10 – 10:40:  Educational Presentation and Breakout Session for Discussion

    10:40 – 10:45  30 second presentations

  • Where else can i find WBN online?

    • Website: Our website is a compendium of information about WBN and about anything of value to women businesses and business networking, especially in our region.
    • Facebook: This is an open Facebook group where WBN members are encouraged to reach out to our WBN community to share news, ask for advice, and more.
    • WBN Blog: This is a source of information to deepen members’ knowledge of each others’ products, services and expertise. Each member is encouraged to provide us with a paragraph or two about a current project they are working on for posting. Members are encouraged to share their own newsletters or blog posts with the WBN membership. Check out the WBN Blog.
    • LinkedIn, Twitter and/or Social Networks: We urge all members to connect and engage with other members online.

     

    *By attending these meetings, the attendee gives permission, without compensation, for Women’s Business Network (WBN) to publish and use any photographs of the attendee taken at the meeting in the promotion, advertisement or publicity of this or future events.

     

  • Is there an e-newsletter?

     

    • WBN’s mailing lists consist of members and a list of those who have asked to be informed of WBN events and information. We do not share our lists outside of WBN.

     

    • Members enjoy the benefit of being able to submit information about their own businesses to WBN’s mailing list. Also information from anyone about business networking or educational events that would be of interest to our members. We do not post announcements from non-members’ businesses if they are not directly related to women’s business development or networking.

     

    • To provide an item to include, members can email their request and the text to be posted to news@wbnsema.org. If it needs to be posted immediately, we can include it on our Facebook group page.