Meetings

Thursdays from 12:00pm - 1:15pm at
The Gateway Centre Executive Suites
1313 E Maple St
3rd Floor Conference Room
Bellingham, WA 98225 

Please RSVP to info@whatcomwomensnetwork.com if you would like to attend. Members and visitors are encouraged to bring a lunch.


Purpose

The purpose of Whatcom Women’s Network is to advance the business and personal success of local professionals through weekly meetings that combine a social atmosphere with networking, business promotion, and quality member-to-member referrals. We strive to serve our community by growing local businesses, supporting local charities, and fostering a network of relationships one person at a time.

WWN Officers

Officers agree to a six month term of office. New terms begin January 1st and July 1st. 

Speakers' Schedule

Please remember that we are scheduled in alphabetical order by last name and it is your responsibility to be prepared to speak as scheduled. If you must be absent, it is your responsibility to switch with another speaker. If you are not able to switch, your next opportunity to speak will be in our next rotation or when there is a chance to substitute with someone else. Please inform the director or secretary of any substitutions or absences. Special guest speakers may be invited and our schedule altered with group approval in advance.

SPEAKER SCHEDULE
SUMMER
2017

July 6 - Becca Weathers, Sustainable Connections

July 13 - Sarah Benn,
Benn Design 

July 20 - Julie Carpenter, REMAX

July 27 - Guest: Shan Sparling, Ragfinery

August 3 - Julie Farrow,
Farmer's Insurance

August 10 - Jenna Jorgensen, Northwest Life Medicine Clinic

August 17 - Summer Social

August 24 - No meeting

August 31 - No meeting


Meeting Agenda

The agenda provides time for each member and guest to introduce themselves and their business. Time is set aside for announcements and discussion of business referrals. A longer 10-minute presentation is set aside for our featured speaker.

Introduction (2 minutes per person):
Each member may provide an Industry Update in addition to any new and exciting information regarding her business.

Featured Speaker (10 minutes):
The Featured member gives a presentation on a business related topic. This item is designed to educate members on the various day-to-day operations, updates and developments in the member’s industry. These presentations will provide the group with the necessary information to develop good business referrals.

Business-2-Business (1 minute each):
Members provide business referrals to other members along with thanks for business received.

Talk of the Town (10 minutes total):
Members share local business news that may affect our community. Members may also offer general “tips” for increasing business success.

Recap (30 seconds per person):
Each member to recap her business and summarize the “ideal” referral.