Calling all Enterprising Women
On the third Wednesday of each month, NEW members gather at a meeting room in St. Charles for an hour of informal networking. Dinner follows. Members are seated at tables of eight, where they share information about the work they do and the services or products they have to offer with their fellow diners. The chatter is as lively as the membership. Of course it is. Gather 100 friendly go-getter women in a room and, well, you can only imagine.
The program usually starts just as people are getting to dessert. Subjects of recent programs have included the Law of Attraction, a health panel and an interactive session about how to identify and work with different personality types. Showcases—during which members can present their businesses—close out the evening.
Despite the organization’s name, you don’t have to be an entrepreneur to join. Indeed, the organization should probably be called the Network of Enterprising Women. So if enterprising is a word that describes you and you’re looking for an organization of women to connect to both socially and professionally, you’ve come to the right place.
NEW members support each other. They make an effort to do business with each other. When Sloan asks those who have give business to other NEW members over the last month to stand, at least a third of those present rise to their feet. They tend to remain on their feet when she asks those who have received business to stand.
NEW annual dues are $150 a year, with the option of splitting that up into three consecutive monthly payments. For more information, please call Anita Bardizian at (541) 508-6442, check out our website at www.networkwomen.org or come see us in person. You can attend up to two meetings without being a member. Of course, we’re pretty sure that you’ll want to join after a single visit. After all, where else are you going to find such a mix of business opportunity, networking, friendship and fun?