Professional Growth
Personal Development
Giving Back to Our Community 
Scholarships for Non-Traditional Students

Betsey Lund, 2015-2016 President


Join Business Women of Central MN Today!  Business Women of Central Minnesota (BWCM) fosters the success of workingwomen by providing career advancement resources, worklife strategies, and personal and professional networking connections.  Most of our current members are working in business, and include fields of legal, marketing, finance, social services, education, real estate, and entrepreneurship.

We create social opportunities that help develop friendships and networks, which are created at our monthly meetings, Coffee Club gatherings, and other events that take place throughout the year. 


Are you looking for a way to enhance your leadership skills?  Opportunities in leadership positions help our members increase their professional skills. Monthly speakers focus on personal, professional development, and educational topics. 


If you would like to learn more about our organization, feel free to join us at our next meeting!


Want to Become a Member or Learn More about BWCM?

Contact Us today!


BWCM MEMBERS:  Have You Paid Your Annual Dues Yet?  


Please send your annual payment of $90 to Leeann Klimek at Klimek & Kasella, Ltd., 1139 Franklin Ave, Ste 3  Sauk Rapids, MN 56379.   If you would prefer to pay by credit card, request an invoice from Leeann at



TUESDAY,  July 14

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.   

Anton's Restaurant

Upstairs Meeting Room


Program:  Cliff Robbins, Co-Founder and CEO, Cohlab

Topic:  Digital Marketing Strategies for Businesses


RSVP your attendance to Betsey Lund at by noon on Monday, July 13.


Guests:   If you are interested in learning more about our organization, you are invited to attend one of our monthly meetings.  Guests can attend any Meeting or Coffee Club for $5.00 or join BWCM for the whole year for only $90.

New Officers for 2015-2016 Installed at May Meeting


President:  Betsey Lund, Lund Sauter PA

VP of Programming:  Nicole Olmscheid, Waddell & Reed

VP of Marketing & Communications:  Bernie Halaas, New Century Real Estate

Vice President of Outreach:  Amanda Risberg, Roggeman Law Office

Secretary:  Amy Sauter, Lund Sauter PA

Treasurer:  Leeann Klimek, Klimek & Kasella Ltd

Webmaster:  Sharon Wilson, Schmidt C-Stores Inc.


We would like to Welcome Our Newest Members to the Board of Directors:

Nicole Olmscheid and Bernie Halaas 



A Special Thank You to Our Retiring Board Members for Your Service and Dedication to BWCM:

VP of Membership - Kathy Boeckman, Capital One
VP of Programming - Tauna Quimby, Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes & Pines 
Past President - Harriet Terry, Harriet Terry Apparel & Embellishments  

We also appreciate the work of our Committee Chairs this year: 
Bylaws Chair - Bonnie Wenker, C4 Welding
Finance/Audit Chair - Marie Gerads, Schlenner Wenner, will continue in this role for the coming year.

BWCM Coffee Club

Upcoming Discussion Topics

Mark Your Calendars and Join Us as We Explore A New Topic Each Month

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. 

Panera Bread


View the List of Topics for our upcoming Get Togethers.


March 19, 2015

Tuscan Center

Thank you to the St Cloud Times for collaborating with Business Women of Central MN to host the Women in Business networking event on March 19th. What a great event and turn out! Thank you to BWCM members who were able to attend and who helped to make the event a success!

Thank you also to Schepers Jewelers for creating the beautiful pendant that was raffled off. Proceeds from the raffle will be used to fund a scholarship for non-traditional female students.


 BWCM members collected items for Soldiers' Care Packages at our December meeting. The items were donated to Becky Carlson for the Troop Care Package Project.  The care packages are sent to Soldiers serving our country overseas.  Everything in the care packages is usable.

BWCM Scholarship Helps Big Lake Mom Achieve Her Goal

Tiffany Krebs, a mother of six in Big Lake, is accomplishing her goal of attaining an RN degree through Rasmussen College School of Nursing in St. Cloud.  The $500 scholarship she received from Business Women of Central Minnesota (BWCM) will help her complete her final quarter of the RN program.



BWCM Scholarships are awarded to non-traditional female students who are at least 25 years of age, live in the local area, and are pursuing a career in a business or professional field. 


BWCM President is Recipient of St. Cloud Times

'5 Under 40' Award

Lund Identifies with Women in Business.  She isn't afraid to be the Woman Who Breaks Barriers


Betsey's Interview:  Audio

Business Women of Central Minnesota: A Professional Sisterhood

Local Organization Connects, Supports & Uplifts Women in Business
Style Magazine, July/August 2012