Presidents Message

A Message From Our President Jean Wright

We are at a moment in history when there is a lot happening in our world and it touches each one of us.  I hope you and your families are staying healthy and the businesses you run or work for are doing better despite the downturn of the past four months.   

The WBN board has been working hard to bring you our monthly speaker series virtually, so you don’t miss a beat!  We’ve had some interesting topics presented recently, including this month’s which focused on community involvement and the importance of nurturing partnerships among businesses and nonprofits.  Thank you to WBN member Michelle Nusum-Smith, principal consultant of The Word Woman LLC, for her informative presentation!   The recording is available to view on our website. Of course, watching the recording is helpful when you are unable to make the meetings, however, being with us in person provides an opportunity to exchange your business information with others.  If you’re looking for the opportunity to promote yourself and your business, I encourage you to join us for our virtual speed networking on August 13th. At a time when meeting in person is next to impossible right now, this is a great opportunity to build those relationships. 

In addition to monthly meetings, I’d like to personally request your support as a sponsor for Steps to Success, our signature annual event in October.  This fabulous week of workshops and presentations on various topics will provide attendees the opportunity for both personal and professional development.  The committee has been working hard to keep this event at the same high level of engagement in a virtual format.  We can always count on our members to give their full support for this event and I hope that will continue this year.  We’ve designed the sponsor package to include a lot of high profile promotional benefits.  Please see the events page for sponsorship details.  Registrations are opening soon!

As we continue into the year with all its challenges, I want you to know how important your membership means at this crucial time.  Without active members, we cannot function and continue to bring educational programs and benefits to you, i.e. special member pricing for sponsorships and monthly meetings, etc.  The future of WBN depends on your support and by this I mean both physically by attending meetings (whether virtual or in person), and monetarily with your membership or event sponsorship and attendance.  The phrase “We’ll get through this together” has never been more important than right now.  If you have any questions about your membership status or would like to get more involved in WBN as a board or committee member, please contact me and I will be sure your comment, suggestion, or concern is addressed.

Enjoy your summer and hope to see you at the July 28th After Work Social as well as on August 13th for Speed Networking.


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