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

Betsey Lund, 2014-15 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?

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BWCM Accepting Applications for $500 Scholarship. Applications are due August 15.   Academic Scholarships are awarded from our Scholarship Fund to non-traditional female students in the Central Minnesota area who are pursuing post secondary certificates or degrees in a business or professional field.  For more information and to download an application


BWCM Nominee Honored at Kare 11's Eleven Who Care Recognition Event on July 16.

Congratulations, Becky!  (Becky is in the front row, second from the left)

Becky Carlson, Granite VFW Post 428 Auxiliary, was honored at Kare 11's Eleven Who Care Recognition Event on July 16.  Becky has worked tirelessly throughout the past years to provide care packages and support for our Military men and women.     


The effects of these care packages are far reaching from touching the hearts and minds of soldiers who receive them to the spouses and families left behind who get a little piece of mind knowing that their loved ones are being thought of. Everything in the packages is usable, including the bags of jolly ranchers, tootsie rolls, etc. used as packaging materials.  Becky commits to preparing and sending 20 care packages every month to troops serviing our country overseas;  80 packages are sent during the holidays.




TUESDAY, August 12

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location:  Anton's Restaurant on the Sauk River


Topic: Caring for our Loved Ones

Speaker:  Mary Bauer, Central Minnesota Council on Aging


Mary will share how she got involved in this work and identify support resources to use and share.


RSVP your attendance to Betsey Lund at, by 5:00 pm on Monday, August 11.

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.

2014-2015 Officers Installed at May Meeting

President:  Betsey Lund, Lund Sauter, PA

Recording Secretary:  Amy Sauter, Lund Sauter, PA

Treasurer:  Elizabeth Price, CentraCare Health System

Vice President of Membership:  Kathy Boeckman, Rassmusen College

Webmaster/Publicity Chair:  Sharon Wilson, Weichert Realtors, Tower Properties

Past President:  Harriet Terry, Harriet Terry Apparel & Embellishments

Also joining the Board of Directors:

Programs Chair:  Tauna Quimby, Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines

Finance Chair:  Marie Gerads, Schlenner Wenner & Co.

Bylaws Chair:  Bonnie Wenker, WFSI Inc.

Coffee Club Chair:  Amanda Risberg, Roggeman Law Office, PA


President Lund with Retiring Board Members:

Connie Hauer, CareerPro Services

Victoria Lupu, Stinson Leonard Street LLP


Not pictured:  Crystal Nutt, WACOSA

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