Professional Growth

Personal Development

Volunteering in Our Community


Sharon Wilson, 2016-2017 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!

Upcoming Meetings


Women who are interested in learning more about our organization are invited to attend one of our monthly meetings or our Coffee Club.   Attend any meeting for $5 or join BWCM for the whole year for only $90.


April Monthly Meeting


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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

G-Allen's -

116 Evergreen Dr

Sartell - Corner of Hwy 15 and CR 1




Applications Due in May for $1000 Award

Applications must be postmarked by May 26, 2017
Selected Winner will be Announced at Our 95th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, June 20, 2017
BWCM Business Award Application_2017.pdf
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Help Us Celebrate our 95th Anniversary in June

Thank you to everyone who attended Times Media's Women in Business Event on March 30 at the Tuscan Center.   The event was sold out! this year.  Judy Zimmer, founder and president of, talked about the importance of personal branding.

Business Women of Central Minnesota raffled off the Gray Pearl and Matching Earring Set, which was donated by Schepers Jewelers, for the event.   THANK YOU! to everyone who purchased a raffle ticket on March 30.   We raised over $650 that evening.   The proceeds from the raffle will be used to help fund a Small Business Award.   BWCM will be honoring a Woman-Owned Business Leader in 2017.  Award recipient will receive $1,000.    The lucky winner of the Pearl Necklace and Earrings was Jennifer Mrozek, Marco!


Coffee Club

A Great Way to Learn More about Our Organization in an Informal Setting! 


Mark Your Calendar and Join Us as We Explore a New Topic Each Month



Our next get together:  Tuesday, April 25

We meet on the 4th Tuesday of the Month | 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. | Panera Bread


Topic:  Giving Back - What Random Acts of Kindness have You Done This Month?



Book Discussion on May 23

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman



Lunch 'n Learn

Winter 2017


So You Want to Start A Business. Where Do You Start?


Guests listened as Panelists shared their experiences about when they started their businesses; what they learned along the way; and what


they would have done differently in the start-up phase.  Legal and Financial experts also talked about the importance of involving your attorney, banker, and accountant in the start-up phase.


We would like to extend a Special Thank You to our Panelists:  

Brenda Eisenschenk, InteleCONNECT; Betsey Lund Ross, Lund Ross PA;

Carol Veurink, Branch Manager, MidCountry Bank, and Mandy Holker, Fallon Ave Boutique (onlne boutique).


We also want to thank Rasmussen College for hosting our event.


BWCM Activities

Networking, Professional Growth, and Personal Development are the focus of our activities. 

We sponsor a Fall and Winter Lunch 'n Learn for our members and the general public.  The link below highlights some of our past activities in 2016!


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