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Businesses grow through exposure to customers, and you will definitely get that exposure through your ConnectW membership. But they also grow because business women try new approaches and expand their skill sets. Every meeting you attend will include business networking opportunities along with specific tips for enhancing your professional skills.Community

Programs

Many of the programs focus on business skills such as marketing strategies or networking. Speakers include nationally known figures as well as local business experts. Occasionally a panel may be invited to discuss issues of particular interest to Central Oregonians. Topics include a mix of both professional and personal topics ranging from finances to Feng Shui. Our goal is to always present engaging, educational, motivational, and entertaining themes that benefit our members.

Meetings

ConnectW’s regular meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month (except in August and December) from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. All meetings take place in Bend, primarily at the Bend Golf and Country Club. Any alternate location is announced in the newsletter. Reservations must be made in advance.

Business Marketing

At each meeting you will have the opportunity to make your business visible to as many as 100 members and guests through a variety of means. Your business will be highlighted to the entire room when you join, when you give a showcase presentation, and when you donate to the ConnectW’s Swag raffle.

Networking

Even though you won’t always have the spotlight on you, at every meeting you will have the opportunity to talk to seven other women at your table about your business and learn about theirs.

Every meeting you attend will include business networking opportunities along with specific tips for enhancing your professional skills.Chamber Small Business Showcase and Expo 2014_croppedYou’ll also participate in discussions related to the program which are designed to help you get to know each other and share ideas. In the early part of the meeting you can circulate freely and meet as many women as you have the energy for, letting them know about your business.

 

Community

That’s just the start. As a member of ConnectW, you’ll be part of an active community offering a dynamic roster of their own monthly events. Keep an eye on our Facebook page to see what other happenings are going on.