WIB Bursary Program 2017

For several years, the Powell River Women In Business Executive have had the intention of offering a bursary program to their members. Finally that goal came to light in the summer of 2017. Two bursaries for $300. were offered to the membership: one for Business Education and one for Business Development. The application process was open for a month. The program was communicated to the WIB membership via a targeted newsletter and Facebook.

Response was disappointing. The WIB Executive knows that many members could use a little financial boost to further their business endeavours however applications received for the two bursaries were limited.

That made selection easy! Congratulations to our recipients for 2017.

Lori Blackman of Exceptional Events was awarded the Business Education BursaryLori is an experienced party planner extraordinaire, insuring her clients have the best time at the wedding, birthday party, retirement and life celebration. Lori will put the Bursary towards expanding her knowledge of social media expertise.

Alice Ward Cameron of Alice’s Fresh Pasta was awarded the Business Development Bursary. Alice began selling her culinary products at the Farmer’s Market in 2013 and has since expanded to retail outlets across town. Her repertoire includes soups, sauces, snacks and of course, fresh pasta. Alice will use the Bursary towards culinary equipment.

Powell River Women In Business wish renewed success to our recipients for 2017. Congratulations!

The goal is to offer the Bursary Program again in 2018 to members as they grow and develop their business.