Supporting Women in business since 1981


  • 13 Sep 2015 1:23 PM | Regan Johnson

    The Greater Utica Chamber will hold its  2015 COMMUNITY BUSINESS EXPO on Wednesday Sept 16, 2015 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. 

    If you are out and about in Utica, visit us at the EXPO.  The following members will be exhibiting:

    MVWBN - Regan Johnson

    Black River Bookkeeping - Collette Aurand

    Store Scan Shed -  Joyce Finnegan

    Box Top Advertising - Tracy Black

    Daughter for Hire - Kathleen Rutishauser and Denise Flihan

    Norwex - Bard Adams

    Shaklee - Ferna Majewicz

    Yorkville Memorial  Gina Trzepacz-Timpano

    Emily’s Cleaning - Amy DeVries

    Dwell In Peach - Stephanie Rauscher

    Zensations - April Cacciatori

    We hope to see you there. 

  • 13 Sep 2015 1:17 PM | Regan Johnson

    The Women's Business Center and the Small Business Development Center offer free training classes to help you run and grow your business.  Visit them on the web to learn more:

  • 09 Jun 2015 8:00 AM | Deleted user

    The Small Business Administration, Procurement Assistance Center at the Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center, North Country Procurement Technical Assistance Center, NYS Women’s Business Center and SCORE—Utica Chapter are pleased to co-sponsor a workshop  on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM at the SUNY Polytechnic Student Center.  The “Opening Doors to Government Contracting” workshop will provide valuable information and resources to help small businesses do business with the government.   Opening Doors Utica Flier 2015.pdf

    A panel of local small business owners will share their contracting success strategies and field questions from the audience. Procurement resource specialists will present workshops on Federal Contracting & Marketing to Federal Agencies, a Federal Certifications and State Certifications & Marketing to State Agencies. New this year Speed Networking with Agencies, Large Corporations & Exhibitors, such as ConMed, City of Utica, Oneida County, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate, Welch Allyn.

    The cost is $10.00 per person. Attendees will be treated to a continental breakfast and will have the opportunity to network with other small business owners, exhibitors and presenters.

    Have questions about Opening Doors to Government Contracting? Contact The Business Training Institute. Inc.                 

  • 18 May 2015 9:16 AM | Regan Johnson
    Carol Buczek owner of Tours by Design is the proud winner of the Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce 2015 Endowment award  Carol was awarded a $1000 Grant which will allow her to update her website to be mobile friendly to reach a broader customer base.

    Congratulations Carol!

  • 21 Apr 2015 9:00 AM | Deleted user

    Register online to attend the #WISE2015 Symposium to save $15 on your registration fee!

    > DATE: Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
    > TIME:
    9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
    > COST:
    $85 early bird tickets (available until
    Jan. 31)
    breakfast, lunch, networking, breakout sessions,
       keynote speakers and the opportunity to learn, share and
       be inspired
    Tory Johnson (Spark & Hustle);
       Sandy Carter (IBM); Shanti Das (The Hip Hop Professional);
       Jamila Payne (Soul Purpose Company); Adam Liebman
       (SinglePlatform); and more.  
    > To register as a conference attendee,
    please click the arrow
       below or go to:

    > Register as an exhibitor:
       to showcase your product/service to the 1,000 people in
       attendance and boost your visibility on site! 

  • 01 Apr 2015 6:00 PM | Deleted user

    Join us April 1st for a Financial Wellness Sip-n-Learn.

    Wine and desserts will be served as we learn about financial principles that will help us to save and accumulate wealth more efficiently.  Topics covered will include:  

    How to pay off your debt faster

    The rule of 72

    Retirement savings vehicles and the pros and cons of each

    College funding ideas to maximize financial aid

    How to properly protect your family

    RSVP by March 30 to: or call 315-225-4481

  • 17 Mar 2015 4:00 PM | Deleted user

    St. Patrick's Day Happy Hour and Open House.

    Tuesday March 17th 4:00-7:00pm.

    Chili, Chicken Riggies, Chips-n-Queso, Desserts, Beer and Wine are on the menu.

    Primerica Financial Services

    223 N. Washington St.

    Rome, NY 13440

  • 08 Mar 2015 11:00 AM | Deleted user

    A unique gathering on the 104th International Women's Day, March 8th in Saratoga Springs, NY.

    Annual event chair:  US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

    Check out our Events Page for more detail. 

  • 03 Mar 2015 2:47 PM | Deleted user
    The ABC's of Starting Your Own Business

    A 4-week introduction to starting and running a small business . This comprehensive 4-week series provides
    in-depth learning about all major aspects of starting and running a small business. Extensive information will be provided on business financing and ownership, market research, marketing strategies, record keeping, cash flow, business operations and management. Participants will be expected to complete weekly exercises to complete a real-life business plan.
    Classes: Tuesday Evenings: March 3, 10, 17, 24
    Time:       6 to 9 pm
    Where:    Radisson Hotel Conference Centre
                    200 Genesee, Utica, NY
     NO FEE but you must register: Call 315-733-9848 or email:
    This program is sponsored by the Women's Business Center of NYS.


  • 03 Mar 2015 11:30 AM | Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham

    Women TIES invites Mohawk Valley women entrepreneurs and all our current and past members, women entrepreneurs who have attended our events and other female business owners in NYS to join us at our 10th Anniversary Celebration on March 3, 2015 in Syracuse.

    The event features keynote speaker Jill Tietjen, the new CEO of the National Women's Hall of Fame and Co-Author of "Her Story: A Timeline of Women Who Changed America." Come be inspired by the "her story" of women who have come before us and the women who continue to change America for the better - including current women entrepreneurs. 

    Women TIES wants to celebrate this milestone with any woman who has crossed our path the past 10 years. Please make your reservation on the Women TIES website by March 1st.  

    We look forward to seeing you on March 3rd to celebrate every woman's success in the business world. Cheers to females! 

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