What makes the Women’s Business Network (WBN) such a special Business Networking Group?
In a word – Access. As a WBN member, you have access to hundreds of successful business women. Our members have years of experience in a multitude of different industries and can offer advice, products, services, and positive connections to help you succeed.
WBN mission statement:
WBN advances the presence of successful businesswomen by providing personal and professional resources to each member.
As with all networking groups, you get what you give.
What you Get:
As a WBN member, you will become part of a community of dynamic women committed to the success of not only their businesses, but the success of others within the organization. You will get to know the other members well enough that your eagerly refer each other to friends and colleagues. As a member, you will find that other members are committed to helping you be successful not only in your business, but in all parts of life. Through the table topic sections of our meetings and leadership trainings held twice a year, you will learn how to improve your business skills, helping your business to grow. As a WBN member, you receive access to special events, exclusive members only discounts, and advertising opportunities.
What you Give:
As a WBN member you will support other business women by offering your knowledge, products, services and support. WBN members also give back to our community on two levels. The entire organization adopts a yearly service project that we support together. Each chapter has a their own service project they support. Projects have ranged from Food Banks, Women’s Shelters and raising money for a child that needs to have surgery to Angela’s Angels, an organization supplying prom gowns to young ladies who otherwise would miss the attending the Prom. Each person gives as they choose; some members donate products, services, monetary donations or time.
WBN, Inc. Networking Events:
In addition to regular Chapter meetings, WBN hosts a variety of educational and social activities throughout the year. Each event gives members and guests an opportunity to network with, and meet, the entire organization.
Upcoming Events Are:
|Tuesday, May 10th @ 6:00pm
Chapter Rep and Board Meeting
Courtyard by Marriott – Washington
|Friday, June 24th @ 7:05pm
PNC Park – Pittsburgh
|Thursday, May 5th @ 6:00pm
WBN Annual Dinner
Antonelli’s Event Center – North Huntingdon
|Tuesday, July 12th
WBN Leadership Training
Chapters have a total of $200 for the year (July 1st through June 30th) to use for chapter recruiting. This money can be used in any fashion such as: printing/mailing invitations, refreshments, door prizes, etc. Some chapters have even used this stipend toward a membership in their local Chamber of Commerce. Just remember that you must submit receipts to Kristina Rugh, WBN Bookkeeper, along with a reimbursement form to receive the money.
Annual dues payment policy
Annual dues are to be paid by the Due Date – the last day of your anniversary month. You can find your anniversary date on the website – Login-MEMBER AREA-Manage My Account-Renewal due on [your due date].
Late Fee: If you do not pay your dues by the last day of your anniversary month, you will be assessed a $25.00 late fee.
Loss of Membership: If dues are not paid within thirty (30) days of the Due Date, you will forfeit your membership and will be removed from the website directory. Once this occurs, you will be required to rejoin as a new member.
Forfeiture of Tenure: Failure to pay the $25.00 Late Fee within the thirty days (30) from the Due Date, will result in the loss of “years of membership” and being listed as “Not in Good Standing” which prohibits attendance to WBN events.
Best Practice is to pay your annual dues at the beginning of your anniversary month. If you pay by check be sure to pay the first week of your anniversary month to allow for mailing and processing time. Paying in the first week will not change your anniversary date and you will save yourself from undue stress. Payments can be made online.