Whatcom Women in Business would like to congratulate Carolyn Saletto as our 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

We appreciate the community's support & look forward to seeing you next year - October 2015

 

Whatcom Women in Business was established in 1978, and is one of the oldest and most encompassing network/referral sources for business women. It is the mission of WWiB to promote a positive image of professional women in business while developing leadership skills, strength through mutual support, mentoring and opportunities for business and personal growth.

WWiB provides regular opportunities for members and guests to mentor for personal and professional growth. WWiB is comprised of business owners and upper level managers. The membership is interested in developing and maintaining proactive roles within the organization and the community at large. Through teaching, learning, leadership and peer support we strive to exemplify and promote the four  areas we honor - leadership, professionalism, community and mentoring.

  • OUR NEXT MEMBERSHIP MEETING:

    Bellingham Golf & Country Club

    Tuesday, January 27th | 5:30pm

    Hart Hodges, Assistant Director, WWU College of Business and Economics

    The Center for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) , under the direction of Hart Hodges, is helping to plan a more prosperous and stable Whatcom County economy by conducting in-depth analyses and providing support to various agencies such as the University’s Small Business Development Center, the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce, the Bellingham/Whatcom Economic Development Council, and the Northwest Workforce Development Council. The CEBR also provides data to area businesses, prepares local economic forecasts and conducts research on topics such as border crossings, business growth, changes in wages, and a variety of demographic factors.

    Group discussion and member networking

  • MEETING AGENDA:

    Hart Hodges, Assistant Director, WWU College of Business and Economics

    The Center for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) , under the direction of Hart Hodges, is helping to plan a more prosperous and stable Whatcom County economy by conducting in-depth analyses and providing support to various agencies such as the University’s Small Business Development Center, the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce, the Bellingham/Whatcom Economic Development Council, and the Northwest Workforce Development Council. The CEBR also provides data to area businesses, prepares local economic forecasts and conducts research on topics such as border crossings, business growth, changes in wages, and a variety of demographic factors.

  • Whatcom Women in Business Charity Fund will support five non-profit organizations.  WWIB will be donating $1,0005 to each charity during the months in which they support that charity.  Each charity will have a guest speaker attend a membership meeting and give a ten minute overview of their organization. Our charities for 2015 are still TBD.

    The charities for 2014 were:

    -          Jan/Feb – The Lighthouse Mission – www.thelighthousemission.org

    -          March/April – Whatcom Museum Foundation – www.whatcommuseum.org

    -          May/June – Bellingham Food Bank – www.bellinghamfoodbank.org

    -          July/Aug – Whatcom Center for Early Learning – www.wcel.net

    -          Nov/Dec – Chelsea Ebert Trust – www.chelseyebert.com

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When we meet:

Fourth Tuesday of the month 
5:30-6:00pm Social
6:00-8:30pm Meeting
Bellingham Golf & Country Club.
3729 Meridian St., Bellingham
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2014 Board Members

Executive Board:
President: Sheila Connors
Past President: Tally Rabatin
Secretary:  Katy Denoyer
Treasurer:  Renee Aase
VP Programs:  Cathy Campbell
VP Membership: Jamie Smeall
VP Publicity: Amy Zender

VP-Webmaster: Sara Clement

Member Liaison: Sharon Yonally

Banquet Co-Chairs:

Tally Rabatin & Nicole Burdick

PWOTY Nominations Chair:
Lisa Chovil

Dessert Dash Chair:

Cathy Campbell

Scholarship Program Chair:

Lynne Henifin


Charity Fund Chair:
Nancy Leavitt