Is there a membership fee for BWUN?
There is currently an $85 annual membership due, which includes a five (5) percent donation to our sister organization, Women in Bloom, Inc., which is a 501(C)(3) entity. This includes attendance at any of our regular, monthly networking events within a fifty-mile radius. Thus, if you can't make it to the Alliance of your choice, you can attend any of the other Alliances within your respective fifty (50) mile radius. We are a non-networking, networking group. In otherwords, you are not required to pass referrals or be in compliance with an attendance policy. People like to do business with those that they know, like, and trust -- thus, by getting to know your fellow members you will be very inclined to do business with your fellow BWUN members. Your annual membershipo dues do not include any special engagements or training sessions.
Can I start a BWUN in my community?
We welcome those interested in beginning a new Alliance! The first step to initiating a new location is completing an application. There is an application process for each new Alliance and its Cultivator. Fill out your application today, and soon, you could possibly be starting your own networking business!
How often does BWUN meet?
Each Alliance conducts a monthly meeting. Currently, chapter meeting are being held at various locations throughout Northwest Indiana, including Valparaiso, Chesterton, La Porte, and Michigan City. Members are welcome to attend as many chapter meetings as they would like.
Are men allowed to join?
Although the group is geared toward women, we believe strongly in diversity and collaboration. Therefore, the group is open to women and men alike. Ultimately, we are a professional networking group.
Is there an attendance policy?
We have a very accommodating attendance policy, allowing members to take advantage of the meetings they feel will benefit them most. Unlike some groups, we truly understand the work/life balance, which is the main purpose of this unique group.
Is this a leads group?
We are in the business of developing personal professional relationships through networking and education. The purpose of our group is not to solely develop leads. However, as a result of the relationships that are formed, leads on potential business relationships are encouraged if both parties feel comfortable.