2019 Scholarship Recipients





2019-20 Officers

Cindy Ostert, Treasurer, Rilea Moyer, Secretary; Ramona Collins, Vice-President, Kathy Helmer, President

New Members, Sept & July 2018

Kathy Helmer, president, right and new member Debbie Siemonsma, left, joined Sept 2018

Debbie Ring, past-president, left, and new member 

 Monthly Meeting Information  

Meetings are on the third Thursday of each month.
  • Networking starts at 6:00 PM. Dinner generally starts at 6:30.
  • Monthly meetings are held at various locations, with different dinner and program options.
  • Please see the detailed listing on the Monthly Program page for program details: the date, location, and program.




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ABWA's Mission

To bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership; education, networking support and national recognition.

The American Business Women's Association strives to provide a quality experience for members both on a national and local level, focusing on these tenets of the mission...

Together: We believe our collective wisdom is the professional woman?s greatest untapped resource. Everyone has a skill, ability or advice that will benefit the woman next to you. It?s the ultimate networking circle.

Diversity: ABWA is all-inclusive.  Here diversity is more than race, age, creed or color.  It?s blue-collar, white-collar, CEOs, MBAs and telecommuters who never leave their home office.  Our members own their businesses, or aspire to become the next entrepreneurs.  

Leadership: In addition to assuming leadership positions within local chapters and networks, members have the opportunity to run for national office, a seat on our National Board of Directors. 

Education: Lots of groups claim they offer professional development, but that?s a promise we honor.  

National Recognition: By its very nature, recognition is loaded with positive reinforcement. It is an essential component of career development - whether the recognition is on the job or through your professional association. With such programs as Best Practices and the Top Ten Business Women of ABWA, members receive recognition on both the local and national level for personal and professional achievements.  

Prospective members should contact Debbie Ring, President, at 605-641-7475, or go to the following link to see the Prospective Membership Brochure: