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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.

October Luncheon

Board Voting, Committee Presentations, and Social Networking!


Gather with us for social networking and Board Member voting! Learn more about our committees, plans for the future, and about opportunities to get involved. This luncheon will also provide plenty of time for social networking with your fellow members, something we all love!


Feel free to bring a door prize. CERWIB Swag is available for purchase, and bring cash for our split-the-pot!



Location: Pizza Man Eagle River

Date: Wednesday October 27th

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm


$15.75 Members

$20.75 non-members

Lunch Provided

CERWIB Board Nominations

October 2021


The Chugiak/ Eagle River Women in Business organization is currently taking nominations for board positions.

The executive board meets once a month in addition to the monthly social events and luncheons. The nominations deadline is Oct 15, 2021.

If you are interested in nominating someone or volunteering for a board position, please contact:

Dawn Hoxie at or

Melissa Izatt at


We also have the following committees available if you would like to assist with one of them:

(you do not need to be a board member)


·       Budget/ Audit

·       Education- looks for educational opportunities for the group

·       Membership- works together to bring in new members

·       Marketing/ Publicity/ Technology

·       Nominating

·       Program- works to find guest speakers for the group

·       Ways and Means/ Resources

·       Hospitality- greets people at events and helps clean up after lunch or event.


Say hello to our October Member Spotlight!

Kandi Hernandez

My first decorating experience happened when I was in the third grade. My grandmother thought that I would enjoy redecorating my room as a good distraction from the arrival of a new baby brother. As we carefully coordinated bedding, window treatments, and wallcovering, my grandmother suggested that I study Interior Design. That treasured moment turned into a passion, and a bad habit of rearranging my mother's furniture!


In 2002, I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design from Harding University. I have worked for Architectural Firms in Texas and Oklahoma, practicing Commercial Interiors, and as a Design Industry Representative for a wallcovering and fabric distributor. Kandi Hernandez Interior Design was born from the desire to share my love of all things home and my ability to manage a project well. I am blessed to be creative, relatable, organized, and driven. It is my goal to run an interior design business that not only produces beautiful spaces but allows my clients to relax in the professionalism and value I bring to their project.


Besides practicing design, I am a wife and mother to four boys. I love to read, bake, and watch sitcoms. Our family loves to play board games, go camping, cook together, and travel. We are a military family, and have had the pleasure of living in Oklahoma, Germany, and Alaska. The diversity that comes from moving and experiencing life in new places has benefited my design skills and style.


Renew your 2022 membership now! New members will receive the remainder of 2021 included in your 2022 membership! 

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
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
Advertising access to over 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.