Oceanside Women’s Business Network (OWBN) members and executive Joyce Tihnion

200 women expected to attend Oct. 3 event in Parksville

The Beehive event will have networking, business training and a trade fair

  • Sep. 17, 2015 9:00 a.m.

The Oceanside Women’s Business Network (OWBN) is hosting the inaugural Beehive networking event on October 3.

According to a news release issued by OWBN, it’s expected to draw around 200 business women from the central Vancouver Island region and beyond. It will be held at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre.

The Beehive event consists of networking, business training, and a trade fair, all in a fun, facilitated format to create a successful environment for lead generation. Attendees will gain the confidence and know-how to get sales leads and turn them into revenue.

Sue Clement, of Success Coaching in Vancouver, will facilitate a group-networking activity, and provide valuable training, at the event. She will share her best networking strategies to help women deepen their business relationships. Attendees will learn how to ask for referrals, and follow up on the sales leads they receive that day.

“Women get so disillusioned with networking because they don’t see results,” said Clement. “This Beehive event delivers a proven formula to teach women how to properly ask for referrals, and set them up for future networking success.”

Registrants don’t have to be a member of a women’s business network to attend.

“Networking groups focus on relationships and referrals at a local level,” explained Barb Ashcroft, OWBN president. “We want to help our members, and other business women, to expand and get exposure in other markets.”

OWBN is working with the Nanaimo WBN, and the Comox Valley WBN to promote the event. They have also received some monetary support from the Regional District of Nanaimo, who recognizes the ladies’ attempts to help build economic improvements in the area.

For more information about this women’s business event, and to buy tickets, visit the OWBN website at www.OWBN.ca/Beehive.

—Submitted By Oceanside Women’s Business Network

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