In 2000, six women met for lunch at (what was then) Tauraso’s Restaurant in Frederick. They bemoaned the fact there was no business organization in Frederick singularly focused on helping women grow their business. Today, the luncheon is no longer a table for six, but many tables that hold as many as 80 women entrepreneurs for lunch.

Formerly known as the Women’s Focus Group, the Women’s Business Network of Frederick (WBN) invests its energy in helping professional women and small business owners form connections with each other while attending seminars that help develop their personal and professional lives. “Not only are we learning a new way to approach old topics, but we are networking as well,” notes one participant.

In 2004, the WBN formally adopted its name and selected a logo. The original website, launched in 2007, helped members track events and connect with other members. In 2013, a new logo and website was created, increasing the member relationships.

WBN continues its commitment to encourage, inform, and support their members and guests at the monthly luncheons while forming lasting friendships and business partnerships.




to inform, encourage and support women in business


networking activities and interactive workshops


educated and knowledgeable business women