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!


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Giving back to our community is a long standing tradition of Business Women of Central Minnesota. During this holiday season members will be collecting items for Becky's Troop Care Package Project.


Becky Carlson lost her brother in Vietnam when she was 14 years old.  Since 2003 she has been sending packages to the troops to honor them and show appreciation for what they do for us day in and day out defending our freedom.   Items collected for the care packages include:  Life Savers, Toasted Crackers, Oreo Cookies, Individual Peanut and Almond Bags, Licorice, Pudding Cups, bags of Jolly Ranchers, Tootsie Rolls, etc.


The number of care packages sent out during the holiday season increases every year.  Packages typically cost about $40 (with postage).  The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) - Granite Post 428 holds an annual fundraiser to help with some of the costs of the Project.  Businesses and private donors contribute cash and items toward the Troop Care Package Project also.


Public donations are welcome!  If you would like to join us and honor our Soldiers by contributing toward this effort, please contact Marie Gerads, Schlenner Wenner & Co., for additional information.  She can be reached at or 320-251-0286.


BWCM Members:   Bring your items to the Luncheon Meeting at Anton's on Tuesday, December 8.

BWCM AWARDING $750 SCHOLARSHIP.  STILL TIME TO APPLY!  Applications must be postmarked by November 30, 2015


Business Women of Central Minnesota will be awarding one (1) $750 Scholarship for the 2016 Spring Semester/Quarter.


Business Women of Central Minnesota in collaboration with the St. Cloud Times hosted the Women In Business Networking event on March 19, 2015.  Joy Sherwood, Schepers Jewelers (and BWCM member) created a beautiful pendant specially for this event, which was raffled off that evening.  The proceeds from this raffle are funding this year's Non-Traditional Female Student Scholarship.


  Click Here for More Information and An Application Form



TUESDAY, December 8  

1130 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.   

Anton's Restaurant

Meeting Area on Main Level

We will be Collecting Items for "Care Packages" for Our Soldiers


RSVP your attendance to Betsey Lund at by noon on Monday, December 7.


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.



Contact Marie Gerads, Schlenner Wenner & Co., to:

1)  request a copy of the "Donations" List,

2)  sign up for an item on the List, or

3)  make arrangements to drop off your items if you are unable to attend the meeting.   Marie can be reached at or 320-251-0286.


Thank You to Everyone Who Attended our Lunch 'n Learn on October 13!

Thank you also to our speakers, Shan Wang, Aaron Stellmach, and Janelle Kendall, and the St. Cloud Police Department for hosting our event.


Details About Our January Lunch 'n Learn will be Available Soon.


What Did We Learn?  . . .

BWCM Coffee Club

Upcoming Discussion Topics

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

4th Tuesday of the Month

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. 

Panera Bread


View the List of Topics for our upcoming Get Togethers.

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
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