Comox Valley Women’s Business Network

About Us

The Comox Valley Women’s Business Network was established in 1991 and is still going strong!

We are a high energy group of local business and professional women who meet once a month between September and June to network and develop business opportunities. We offer guest speakers on business and women-related topics and provide opportunities for our members to market their businesses. We have a growing membership with a wonderful and varied skill set, an assortment of talents, and valuable wisdom which allows for the sharing of referrals and expertise.

This group includes entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals from retail, manufacturing, health and wellness, construction, retail and not-for-profit organizations – just to name a few.

Businesswomen who would like to build relationships should get networking with the Comox Valley Women’s Business Network!

Join Our Group

  • Develop the ability to meet other business owners to share ideas and resources
  • Meet potential clients/customers and pass referrals
  • Increase the visibility of their business
  • Learn important business information and skills
  • Keep up to date with the trends, demands and events happening in the Comox Valley.

Monthly Dinner Meetings are held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month (September through June) in the lower banquet room at the Blackfin Pub in Comox.

The evening’s events include a keynote presentation, 50/50 draw, a delicious buffet dinner, networking tips, door prizes and a member spotlight presentation.

The cost is $40 for members and $45 for non-members. Online pre-registration is always required by 7:00 p.m., the Sunday prior to each meeting date.

Prospective members may attend up to two meetings before committing to joining the organization.

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President’s Message

I am thrilled and honoured to be the President of The Comox Valley Women’s Business Network. We have a very enthusiastic board this year, and I am excited to be working alongside such an incredible group of women. We look forward to connecting and elevating all of our members!

Honorary Lifetime Member Award

At our June 13, 2018 meeting Linda Graceffo (right) presented Maureen Glowasky of Grace Cosmetics with our first ever honourary CVWBN ‘Lifetime Membership Award.’ Maureen has been a member since the organization was created more than 25 years ago.

She is an inspiration to all of us and is well-deserving of this recognition. Congratulations, Maureen!

Board of Directors

2020/2021 President: Dennyse Harris – uBlossom RetreatsVice President & Secretary: Chelsea Bell – Open ConnectionTreasurer: Jolene Forbes – Robbins & Co. Chartered Accountants Membership Director: Kelly Phillips – Conscious Coaching CollectiveSpotlight Director: Anne-Marie Lisch – Embodied BeingFacilities Director: Deanna Papineau...

Minerva Award

Past RecipientsAccording to legend, ‘Minerva’ was the goddess of warriors, poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, and craft. She was often depicted as an owl - a symbol of wisdom. The Minerva Award is presented annually to recognize a member of the Comox Valley Women’s Business Network who gives freely of her experience, time and energy to the...

Business Bursary

Click here to submit an online application.In keeping with the Comox Valley Women’s Business Network motto – “In Pursuit of Excellence” – the WBN membership offers a bursary valued up to $500 (five hundred dollars) each year. This bursary is offered to encourage and support any CVWBN member who wishes to enhance their current skills and assist in...

News

NEW! WBN Business Circle

NEW! WBN Business Circle

A group of WBN members who meet weekly, via Zoom and perhaps in person in the future, to support each other in maintaining front-of-mind focus on aspects of their business they are looking to develop, improve, and expand on.

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