The SWIB group targets female business leaders in the greater Saratoga Springs area and offers free networking and fellowship opportunities. Wine and light snacks will be provided at each gathering, and door prizes will also be awarded.
Every SWIB meeting includes a 5-minute presentation by a local woman-led non-profit organization. Our 5-minute not-for-profit spotlight for October will be on The Hyde Collection, one of the Northeast’s exceptional small art museums with distinguished collections of European and American art.
Please note: After several years of bringing women professionals together at no cost to participants, SWIB will begin accepting voluntary cash contributions at the door in order to help fund future SWIB events. Please consider contributing when you arrive.
We hope you will be able to join us!
Please RSVP by registering here. (Note: You do not need to print/bring your “ticket” to the event; registration is for purposes of headcount only.) Deadline for registration is Tuesday, September 25.
Interested in donating a door prize (goods/services worth $50 or more) for a future gathering? Please email us in advance to coordinate. Donors of approved door prizes will get the opportunity to talk to our group about your business during the door prize drawings! PLEASE NOTE: Door prizes must be tangible goods or services usable by any SWIB member (e.g., spa services=yes; financial consulting services=no) and must be approved by the SWIB board in advance.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018: Our May SWIB gathering was hosted by 23rd [and Fourth] in their beautiful showroom (130 Excelsior Ave., www.23rdandfourth.com).
Wednesday, March 21, 2018: The SWIB event for March was hosted by our friends at Iron Roost in Ballston Spa (36 Front St.). Our 5-minute not-for-profit spotlight for March was on the Veterans and Community Housing Coalition, which provides housing and support services to homeless military veterans and their families, as well as low-income households.
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2018: Our January SWIB gathering was hosted by the Saratoga Arms hotel (497 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866). Our January spotlight organization was Gateway House of Peace, a local hospice home.
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017: November’s Saratoga Women in Business gathering was hosted by Salerno Law in their historic office in Ballston Spa! Our not-for-profit spotlight organization was the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. We had a fantastic turnout! Thank you for hosting us!
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017: Our September Saratoga Women in Business gathering was hosted by drb Business Interiors. The September non-profit spotlight was on Saratoga Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), which works to retain existing businesses while creating new jobs in Saratoga County.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017: Our July Saratoga Women in Business gathering was hosted by Caffe Lena, which was also our not for profit spotlight. We were able to check out their fabulous new space, which was recently renovated while maintaining the classic, intimate feel that made them world-famous in the folk music world! Thank you for having us!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017: The Saratoga Women in Business (SWIB) group held their May meeting on the beautiful patio of Complexions Spa (268 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, www.complexions.com), overlooking Congress Park. The May non-profit spotlight was on Habitat for Humanity, which through the help of volunteers and donations, works to provide affordable housing for the less fortunate.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017: Our March Saratoga Women in Business gathering was hosted by Saratoga National Bank, and our not-for-profit organization was AIM Services, which provides support and services to people with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. Learn more at www.aimservicesinc.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017: Our January Saratoga Women in Business gathering was hosted by the National Museum of Racing, which also served as our spotlight not-for-profit organization. The museum’s Hall of Fame room made for a beautiful backdrop for our January gathering! Learn more at www.racingmuseum.org.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016: Our November Saratoga Women in Business gathering was hosted by Julie & Co. Realty in their elegant new headquarters.
Our 5-minute not-for-profit spotlight for November was on Saratoga Hospital’s Flower and Fruit Mission, which raises money to benefit the hospital’s William J. Hickey Women’s Services unit and provides scholarships for advanced nursing education.
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016: Our September Saratoga Women in Business gathering was hosted by drb Business Interiors in their beautiful newly renovated showroom. We had a fantastic turnout!
Our 5-minute not-for-profit spotlight for September was on To Love A Child, which provides humanitarian assistance to impoverished children and their families throughout the world.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016: The May Saratoga Women in Business gathering was hosted by SPAC at The Hall of Springs in the Jazz Bar.
Every SWIB meeting includes a 5-minute presentation by a local woman-led non-profit organization. Our spotlight for May was on our hosts, Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)–their programs and mission.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016: The March SWIB gathering was held in the Arches Room at The Gideon Putnam Hotel, located in the Spa State Park. The setting in this historic landmark hotel was beautiful, and the staff prepared a wonderful assortment of appetizers and beverages for our enjoyment.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016: The January SWIB event was hosted by Universal Preservation Hall, which was also our spotlight not-for-profit. This beautifully preserved building is used for a variety of arts and social events, and our gathering was fun and festive as usual!
Tuesday, November 17, 2015: For November, we were treated to a special SWIB discount for purchases at our host venue, Frivolous Boutique. Additionally, our group donated money and a box FULL of personal care products to our not-for-profit spotlight organization, CAPTAIN Youth & Family Services‘ emergency food pantry.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015: The patio of Look TV made for the perfect setting of this month’s gathering! We had a great group and lucked out with beautiful weather for the last official day of summer. Our non-profit spotlight was on Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, an organization that pairs children with positive adult role models.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015: We had a great turnout at Saratoga Learning Center! In addition to fellowship, food, and wine, we enjoyed a short presentation about our not-for-profit spotlight organization, ACTT Naturally, a local woman-run program that retrains off-track thoroughbreds for new futures, partnering the horses with women who are overcoming adversity.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015: The Saratoga Women in Business (SWIB) group held their inaugural meeting on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. at the Saratoga CoWorks, located at 153 Regent Street in Saratoga Springs. View map.
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