I am honoured to be a part of the executive team as well as a member of EBWN. It has provided myself and my company with many opportunities and growth. The relationships I have made are genuine and I am forever grateful to EBWN for the opportunity to meet and network each month.
As a new member of EBWN, the ladies of the group are very welcoming, excited and happy to be together and discuss and celebrate. The group is very welcoming and very happy to be together.
I started coming to EBWN at the invitation of Christine Noble.  I was immediately made to feel welcome.  We began our evening by introducing the person across from us.  I met Yvonne Ethier from Abbeywood and she told me how she started in business.  It was a real encouragement to me.  I also met Lori Wall that evening because she was seated beside me.  We discovered some similar interests and have become friends.  So in a nutshell, the EBWN is a place to meet new friends, be encouraged in business, and learn from each other.  It is wonderful!
Herma Van Meppelen Schepink
I joined EBWN a couple years ago with the hopes of ‘connecting’ with the business community as I was new to Elgin. I received so much more than I was expecting! I found the group wonderfully supportive of each other and genuinely interested in each other’s businesses. I received opportunities to promote my agency within the group and beyond as a result of my membership. I have received constructive advice from the group in a very non-threatening environment. Invaluable contacts and friendships have been formed. One of the greatest benefits was the link to the Chamber of Commerce. Having the opportunity to attend Chamber Events under the umbrella of EBWN connected me with people who made an impact on my agency. I am very grateful for the education, networking and friendship formed through EBWN!
I come away feeling inspired after each and every EBWN meeting. Networking is a lot more than increasing your client base, it is about sharing resources and information. EBWN supports women in their personal and business goals. New friends, new ideas, new information and never feeling like you are alone in whatever challenges you are facing in your business.
Christine Noble
I have participated in the Elgin Business Women's Network, since it began. I enjoy introducing other business women to the group, and hope they feel the same sense of empowerment from being in the company of so many diverse and talented ladies. My motive is not to 'get business', it is the sharing of ideas, and knowing that we are not alone in our challenges. Keep up the good work, my friends.
I joined the EBWN at the second meeting way back when they were associated with WRED, Women in Rural Economic Development. Over the years it has been my pleasure to have met so many talented women and developed friendships with all of them. These women are truly interested in the growth and development of each other's businesses and when asked take the time to assist each other. As an entrepreneur it is so easy to get caught up in our own little world and think that we're all alone and have to know everything but we can't do it all. With a quick phone call or email we can connect with others and get help. The monthly meetings are a lot of fun as well. I hope that I've been at least half as much help to these women as they have been to me.
Mary Pfeffer