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Recent Events and Meetings
PSWIB Christmas Party 2017!
Join Us to Celebrate 2017 at PSWIB Family Christmas Pool Party!Friday 1st December 4pm to 8pm Rockpools Restaurant MiddleRock Holiday Park/Pool Members – $26.50 Non Members – $35.50 Children – $8.50 Tickets HERE https://www.stickytickets.com.au/61070/pswib_christmas_pool_party_2017.aspx
PSWIB October Event
You’re Invited to our October EVENT Join Us 4pm-6pm Friday 27th October at The NEW Wellness Centre Port Stephens 5 Koala Place, One Mile Beach The NEW Wellness Centre is a haven where you can take time out in a casual and serene atmosphere, nestled amongst five acres of secluded bushland and subtropical gardens, whilst focusing completely on health, healing and relaxation. You even have the option of staying overnight in comfortable and affordable accommodation, secluded and concealed by landscaped gardens. RSVP click the link below: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/59587/pswib_october_event_2017.aspx
PSWIB September Event
Join Us at Medowie Sports & Business Centre 4pm – 6pm Friday 22nd September 2017 Enjoy a casual, informative meet up with like-minded members and guests, (women in business and the Port Stephens community) to hear guest speaker Cheryl Taylor from AINRehab, who will be telling us all about the exciting project – HELLEN the Robot! RSVP via the link below https://www.stickytickets.com.au/56383/pswib SeptemberEvent
PSWIB August 25th Event 2017
Join Us at CREST Restaurant, Birubi Beach 4pm – 6pm Friday 25th August 2017 Enjoy a casual, informative meet up with like-minded members and guests, (women in business and the Port Stephens community) to hear local Telstra of The Year MicroBusiness Winner, Founder, Melissa Edyvean. Also, local NBN expert, Craig Catlow, Excel IT, explain the benefits of the new service and answer any questions around the service. RSVP via the link below https://www.stickytickets.com.au/56383/pswib_august_2017_event.aspx
PSWIB Social Event 28th July 2017
Join Us for Christmas In July! 6:30pm Friday 28th July at The POYER’S Restaurant Lemontree Passage Tickets $75.00 per person 2 Course exquisite Meal Entertainment 6:30pm – 10pm (partners and friends welcome) Bookings http://tix.yt/pswib-christmas-in-july-event
I first became involved with Port Stephens Women in Business through another member who also had connections with a local community group. At the time I had recently come to live in the Bay, buy a business which is family owned and run and hadn’t had time to make new connections with other business people and women with similar interests. Port Stephens Women in Business has enabled me and other members of my family to interact and network with other businesses in the area and also enjoy the camaraderie of women involved with a large variety of both small and larger businesses. Monthly guest speakers have contributed to my knowledge of legal, insurance, marketing, time management and organisation, financial, corporate, taxation and accounting matters as well as personal issues relating to women in the workforce. PSWIB has enabled me to gain confidence and find a sense of place within the local community and has provided invaluable insight into how women approach running businesses at the same time as running households. I would recommend PSWIB as an excellent way to bond with other women in a friendly and fun environment – education with laughter!
Being a WIB gal. In 2014 when we were in the process of buying the Australian Shark & Ray Centre, We decided to do meet some other business owners at a PSWIB event. What a wonderful idea that was, we haven’t looked back. We discovered its not t just business owners, there is such a variety, a support network, new friends, fun times, great locations, food and of course- wine! What’s not to like love?
When i commenced work as the local Bank Manager for Westpac in Nelson Bay 6 years ago, I searched for a local networking group for like minded, passionate and career focussed working woman. At that stage, there was a small group of women having a dinner once a month and after speaking to a few of the ladies we decided to ramp this up to a professional networking group. We set to work forming “Port Stephens Women In Business”, having regular monthly meetings with informative guest speakers, networking, and lot’s of laughs and friendships formed. As the years went by we added fundraising to our calendar and for years have been holding successful fundraisers in support of local charities. Being a member of Port Stephens Women In Business has provided me the encouragement I needed to step out of the corporate world and commence my own successful Port Stephens Mortgage broking business with the encouragement, knowledge, support and friendship of the members. I encourage all local women in business, whether running your own business, or working in someone else’s, to join Port Stephens Women In Business and enjoy the many great benefits that membership has to offer.