Connecting the Dots on the Job and at Home

Bend, OR – March 2, 2016 – ConnectW—an independent, non-profit organization founded to encourage and support self-directed business women—is  all about mixing business networking and business marketing with professional and personal growth. Their program lineup this spring delivers on all fronts.

ConnectW’s Sponsorships Offer More than Just Visibiity

Bend, OR – February 10, 2016 – Most corporate sponsorships don’t include mentoring. But ConnectW isn’t most organizations. Wanting to create a growth opportunity for businesses and their female owners or employees, this non-profit women’s networking association created a sponsorship opportunity that would offer more than just visibility.

Connecting During the Holidays
Bend, OR – October 26, 2015 – Every year, ConnectW—a non-profit organization founded to encourage and support self-directed business women—throws a holiday gala to celebrate the season, its members and the community. In addition to connecting over great appetizers, a festive sit-down dinner, beverages and serious dancing fun, the women’s networking group selects a local non-profit as the beneficiary of its holiday fundraising and festivities.

ConnectW Presents Amanda Stuermer: The Woman behind the Muse
Bend, OR – March 31, 2015 – On April 15th, ConnectW launches its annual three-month membership drive with an inspirational live and in-person interview with Amanda Stuermer—founder and executive director of World Muse. The Bend resident’s social profit organization provides year-round programs to cultivate and activate the potential of women as catalysts for change. Four years ago, Amanda created Muse Women’s Conference, an annual event that celebrates women and girls who are working to create positive change in their lives, in their communities, and in the world.

Don’t Miss the 2nd Annual Cascade Women’s Expo!
Bend, OR – March 19, 2015 – Mark your calendar and get ready for one of the biggest women’s parties in town. Cascade Business News, ConnectW and Flip Flop Sounds are bringing the 2nd Annual Cascade Women’s Expo to Bend’s Riverhouse Convention Center on April 11, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Can you say retail therapy?

ConnectW Raises Money to Get Kids Off the Street
Bend, OR – January 22, 2015 – It’s not often that one nonprofit raises a record amount of money and then donates the entire sum to another nonprofit. But that’s exactly what just happened. ConnectW—a local nonprofit organization founded in 1986 and dedicated to creating community by connecting and empowering women in business and in life—raised $13,914…

Holiday Fundraising and Fun with ConnectW
Bend, OR – October 14, 2014 – Promote your business while making a difference at ConnectW’s holiday Winter Wonderland Gala on Friday December 12th at the Seventh Mountain Resort. Your sponsorship and donations will help fund Beulah’s Place (, a 501c3 in Redmond…

First Annual Women’s Business Expo Coming to Bend
Bend, OR – April 8, 2014 – Get ready for one of the biggest women’s parties in town. On May 10, women can take a break from their busy schedules to join their girlfriends, daughters and mothers for a truly spectacular event—Bend’s first annual Women’s Business Expo…

ConnectW Is Helping Kids by Supporting Beulah’s Place
Bend, OR – July 31, 2014 – Back-to-school sales bring kids to the forefront of our minds. Even if we don’t have any, a quick flashback to our own school days is inevitable. But what about the kids already falling through the cracks? …

Legally-Blind Iditarod Racer Rachel Scdoris to Speak at ConnectW
Bend, OR – May 1, 2014 – Inspirational endurance athlete and advocate for the visually impaired Rachel Scdoris didn’t let her lack of vision stand in her way. She focused on the possibilities rather than the challenges, even after being told “there’s no way”…

ConnectW Spotlights Community Involvement
Bend, OR – March 4, 2014 – If you want to get more involved in the community, check out ConnectW’s March 19th Non-Profit Showcase Extravaganza meeting where eight local non-profit organizations will be showcasing what they do and explaining how you can contribute…

New Name, New Look, New Spirit for NEW
Bend, OR – January 7, 2014 – The Network of Entrepreneurial Women is being completely re-branded, from its name to its newly minted website. Why? Well for starters, the name was no longer correct since less than one third of the members are actually entrepreneurs…

NEW Showcases & Supports Non-Profits
Bend, OR – July 3, 2013 – Every July the Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NEW) turns the spotlight on local non-profit organizations during its monthly meeting, which this year falls on Wednesday, July 17…

What’s Your Entrepreneurial DNA?
Bend, OR – February 5, 2013 – Do you ever wonder why things can’t be just a little easier at work? Well, they can be if you do business according to your Entrepreneurial DNA instead of fighting yourself every step of the way…

NEW’s Holiday Gala Celebrates Making a Difference
Bend, OR – November 8, 2012 – The Holiday Gala thrown by the Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NEW) on Wednesday, December 5th at the Seventh Mountain Resort isn’t just about celebrating the season, networking, dancing and having fun.

Elevating the Art of Networking
Bend, OR – September 11, 2012 – We all know we need to network. And most of us network at least occasionally. But is our networking paying off as well as it could be?

Calling all Enterprising Women
Bend, OR – March 2, 2012 – The Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NEW) is launching its 2012 membership drive this month. In addition to a personalized introduction in front of the 80-100 NEW members attending the monthly meeting, new members signing up during the 12-week membership drive also receive a Fab Bag filled with products and certificates for services from current members.

Mastering the Law of Attraction with NEW
Bend, OR – January 24, 2012 – World-class motivational speaker and bestselling author Mat Bogs will be presenting “Mastering the Law of Attraction: Six Keys to Accelerating your Results” at a February 15th Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NEW) special event.

Enhance Your Personal & Business Health with NEW
Bend, OR – October 6, 2011 – Ask any Bend local and you’ll quickly find out that Bend is a people town both on the personal and professional level. That’s why the Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NEW) emphasizes networking.

NEW’s Expert Speakers Help Women Grow their Businesses
Bend, OR – May 17, 2011 – If you’re a woman in business, the Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NEW) features expert speakers who will help you expand your vision along with your professional skill set. At the June 15 meeting, for example, Tara O’Keefe shares why branding is so critical.

Get Down with NEW at Their ‘80s Holiday Party
Bend, OR – November 19, 2010 – So like, the Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NEW) is throwing a totally awesome eighties holiday party on December 7, 2010.  And you’re invited to dress up, step out and shake a leg.