Member Benefits

Monthly Chapter Meetings
The Monmouth Chapter holds monthly chapter dinner meetings in January through July and September through November. Summer and Holiday Networking breakfast meetings are held in August and December. Non-members may attend a total of three Chapter meetings. NJAWBO members may attend other NJAWBO Chapter meetings throughout the state at member rates, providing expanded networking opportunities. Please visit our Events page for specific dates and topics.

Pre-Meetings
Pre-meetings are generally held one hour before the monthly dinner meeting. Chapter members are encouraged to present business topics in their area of expertise. Pre-Meeting (Speaker) Application/Proposal Form: If you have an area of expertise that will benefit our members, fill out this form and submit to our Education Chair.

Informal Networking Breakfast Meetings
We hold informal networking breakfast meetings in January, March, May, July, September, and November at Mom's Golden Griddle, 444 Ocean Blvd, Long Branch, NJ. These meetings are open to members and non-members; reservations are not necessary. The dates for upcoming informal breakfast meetings are listed on our Events page.

Newsletters
The chapter newsletter, Business Talk, is published 10 times a year (monthly, except August and December). It is the primary written communication to the members, offering advertising opportunities, exchange of business-related information, and is an ideal way for members to submit articles for publication. The state publication, The Bottom Line, is published every other month and offers members the same opportunities.

Committees
Committees work can be quite rewarding and helps to strengthen the organization. By working on a committee or special project you will have an opportunity to expand your network, develop strong ties with members, become more visible within the organization and have an opportunity to hone various skills. This is an excellent way to "get your feet wet" by learning more about various Chapter activities without making a full time commitment. It can also be, in many cases, an excellent way to showcase your talents and abilities. Click here to find out more about our committees. Committee Interest Form: Join a Monmouth Chapter Committee

Membership Directory
Membership directories are issued to the members on a periodic basis. You must update your profile on-line at the state web site. The Monmouth

Marketing Roundtables
Open to Members and Non-Members. These lunch-time (bring your own lunch) meetings are facilitated by our members who are marketing experts. There is a different discussion topic for each meeting. Attendees are encouraged to bring their marketing material for critique and their questions. Roundtables are held every other month and last about 1-1/2 hours. The number of attendees are limited to allow the facilitor(s) time to devote to each person. Reservations are required. Cost is $10. See the Events page for dates and locations.

Education
Programs consist of entrepreneurial training classes offered through the Women's Business Center of New Jersey by NJAWBO. The classes are often held in the Monmouth County area and are facilitated by Monmouth NJAWBO members. Information about classes is posted on the WBC Web site.

Discounts
Sponsors and some members offer our members special discounts and are periodically listed in the newsletter.

Many NJAWBO Partners offer special discounts to the membership, The Corporate Sponsors & Partners page on the NJAWBO State Web site.

Corporate Partnership Program
Opportunities to showcase your Company's products and services to women business owners and make you visible as a supporter of the Monmouth Chapter of NJAWBO are available. Click here to find out more.

Speakers Bureaus
Other benefits include our Chapter and State Speakers Bureau, and other speaking opportunities. Click here for our NJAWBO and Monmouth Chapter Speakers Bureau Application Form to join our State and/or Chapter Speakers Bureaus.

Youth Outreach Program
Members speak at local high schools and youth groups (including the Girl Scouts) about business and entrepreneurship.To register or for more information, contact the Chapter Education Chair.

Woman Owned Business Certification Expand Your Opportunities With Government Agencies and Major Corporations - Click here to find out more

Regional Meetings
Regional Meetings are held once a year. The Monmouth Chapter belongs to the South Central Region. When the information for the next Regional meeting is released, it will be listed on our Events page.

State Conference
NJAWBO holds an annual state wide conference once a year which is a three day event that includes workshops, an awards dinner, and prominent speakers. Be sure to visit our State Chapter for more information.

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