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.

Quick Links

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

2019 / 2020Board of DirectorsPresident: Dennyse Harris – uBlossom Retreats Vice President: Chelsea Bell – Open Connection Past President: Meta Wood – REMAX Ocean Pacific Realty Treasurer: Jolene Forbes – Robbins & Co. Chartered Accountants Secretary: Michelle Siao - Scotia Mcleod Membership Director: Cheryl Rosiak – Acquired Space...

Minerva Award

Past RecipientsMinerva AwardAccording 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...

Business Bursary

Click here to submit an online application.Business BursaryIn 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...

News

More Than a Red Door: Feng Shui for Outdoor Spaces

More Than a Red Door: Feng Shui for Outdoor Spaces

Join CVWBN member, Terri Perrin of Fine Art of Intention Feng Shi, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 at Lake Trail Community School for an informative and engaging 90-minute mini-workshop on how you can not only create beautiful gardens but ones that will nurture your spirit and could change your life!

The Benefits of Belonging to the CVWBN

The Benefits of Belonging to the CVWBN

The Comox Valley Women’s Business Network is a locally-based non-profit organization focused on assisting businesswomen to: Meet new people, connect easily with one another, refer business to one another where appropriate, Develop and leverage strong business relationships, Increase profile and profitability, Educate and contribute to the success of other businesswomen, Advocate and volunteer to support local charities (B.O.O.S.T).

The Benefits of Belonging to the CVWBN

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!

Contact the CVWBN

comoxvalleywbn@gmail.com
 PO Box 3414, Courtenay, BC V9N 5N5

Our Next Meeting

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 CVWBN extends sincere thanks to the Blackfin Pub for their ongoing support of our organization.

Latest News

More Than a Red Door: Feng Shui for Outdoor Spaces

Join CVWBN member, Terri Perrin of Fine Art of Intention Feng Shi, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 at Lake Trail Community School for an informative and engaging 90-minute mini-workshop on how you can not only create beautiful gardens but ones that will nurture your spirit and could change your life!

October 2019 Meeting

October 2019 Meeting Human Nature Development is the brain-child of husband and wife team, Liz and Mark Wootton. It’s a unique combination of their experiences, training, skills, and outlook on life. There is one key ingredient, common to all businesses, regardless of...

September 2019 Meeting

September 2019 Meeting Our first meeting of the 2019/20 membership year is Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Blackfin Pub. We will welcome Certified Funeral Celebrant, Carol Elliot of SAYING GOODBYE End of Life Tributes of one of our Spotlight Speakers.   Here's some...

The Benefits of Belonging to the CVWBN

The Comox Valley Women’s Business Network is a locally-based non-profit organization focused on assisting businesswomen to: Meet new people, connect easily with one another, refer business to one another where appropriate, Develop and leverage strong business relationships, Increase profile and profitability, Educate and contribute to the success of other businesswomen, Advocate and volunteer to support local charities (B.O.O.S.T).

FAQ

Comox Valley Women’s Business NetworkFrequently Asked QuestionsWe meet the second Wednesday of each month between September and June at the renowned Black Fin Pub in Comox in their private, fully catered, ocean view room which is located on the lower level. (Please...

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!