Chugiak Eagle River

Women In Business

CERWIB helps women in business address the challenges of today’s business world through education, training, and networking opportunities. Our members range from sole proprietors to large community-based organizations.


September Virtual Luncheon

Elevator Speech: How To Captivate Your Audience in 30 Seconds

September 2020

Virtual Luncheon

$8 members/non-members



You've just bumped into a former client at the airport. After exchanging pleasantries, she asks you what your new company does. You open your mouth, and then pause. Where on earth do you start?
Then, as you try to organize your thoughts, her flight is called, and she's on her way. If you'd been better prepared, you're sure that she'd have stayed long enough to schedule a meeting.
This is one situation where it helps to have an "elevator speech." This is a short, pre-prepared speech that explains what your organization does, clearly and succinctly.

Learn more abut this valuable tool, join us for a Virtual Luncheon with speaker Christine Maguire.


Zoom meeting info will be emailed upon registration.
Cost: Members/non-members $8 

       Member Spotlight

Sandra Porter

Sandra Porter has been helping Alaska businesses advertise & grow for the last 20 years. In 2000 she started at the Alaska Cache publication & after its’ sale in 2013, Sandra started Eagle River Good Deal Magazine - a high end, glossy publication that goes out every month to the Eagle River community & beyond. Sandra thinks of her clients as family & has always worked under the adage, “Your success is my success.”


Eagle River Good Deal Magazine is direct-mailed monthly to the Eagle River community & the surrounding area and keeps the readers in tune with their local businesses, activities, specials & community events. Sandra is available to consult with your business any time & answer your questions on how to advertise in a way that brings true growth & results. Feel free to give her a call at 229-0682.

                       For more info visit

Renew your 2021 membership now! New members will receive the remainder of 2020 included in your 2021 membership! All registrations completed by 10/30/20 will be entered to win a FREE ad in the December ERGD Magazine!

Some of the amazing benefits of being a member of CERWIB include:

Listing in the CERWIB Directory
Monthly Luncheon Events
Monthly Evening Events
CERWIB Facebook Page and Members Only Group
Small Business Workshops & Speaking Opportunities
Networking opportunities and business referrals
“Be a Mentor or Be Mentored” Program
Professional Development & Training Sessions
Electronic Newsletter - Monthly Member Spotlight to
Showcase YOU and YOUR Business
Special Member Pricing with ER Good Deal Magazine
Support Among Local Woman-Owned Businesses
Access to over 200 local women in business
Develop leadership skills and build relationships by
joining a network committee



Join us to not only network, and learn how to grow your business; but to also help empower other women to do the same and make an impact on your local community.

Members also have exclusive access to our membership database so they can email any correspondence to all the other members of the network.



In 2011 the CERWIB Board started a scholarship for women who are furthering their education or beginning a new career to apply for a scholarship to assist them in their financial needs. Click below for more information.



Our monthly luncheon is on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 11:30 a.m.  to 1:00 p.m. in Eagle River at select locations. Networking is from 11:30 – 12:00 with speaker beginning at noon.  


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