Despite the rainy weather outside, the Chamber’s first Women in Business was a huge success. R.Stuart Wine Bar was warm and cozy and the perfect place to get acquainted or re-acquainted with the area’s Business Women. Rene Bittle, VP and Chief Savings Officer of First Federal was the first “Successful Business Woman” to share her background and insight with the group. She credits her success to the “people” that mentored and encouraged her along the way. And now she enjoys mentoring others. She stressed keeping balance in your life outside of work and encouraged women to accept challenges and understand that everyone fails…..but remember to fail forward and you’ll achieve your goals at your job and in life.

If you are a…
Woman in business seeking resources
Woman in business seeking support
Woman in business seeking information
Woman in business seeking connections
Woman in business seeking business opportunities
Woman in business seeking business education
Woman in business seeking personal and professional growth
Woman in business seeking camaraderie
Woman in business seeking a place to give back
… then you will find this Women In Business Group a supportive, fun, social organization structured to help you achieve your goals.

The group voted to change the time to 5:30 pm and will continue to meet the third Tuesday evening of each month. They will continue to meet this quarter at R. Stuart Wine Bar at 528 NE Third Street in McMinnville, Oregon. For more information, email or call 503-472-6196.