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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.

March Luncheon


Maneuvering the Maze of Business Structures: Sole Proprietorships, LLC, S-Corps and More!

Join us and guest speaker Attorney Sarah M. Prater as we dig deep into the world of business types, and how to decide what's right for you.

Wednesday March 22nd

*Registration closes at 6pm 3/21*



$15.75 Members

$20.75 Non-member

Lunch Provided



Luci Mae's Bakery

20905 Eastside Dr #2

Chugiak, AK 99567


Member Spotlight

Hello, my name is Merry Braham. I have lived in Alaska for 65 years - 46 of them in Eagle River. I have been intimately involved in the community from local PTA and owning my own retail business for 15 years. I have been involved with the Chamber of Commerce for many years. Along with a select few members, we started the Bear Paw Festival in 1985. I’m proud to say that this festival continues to be a huge success today!


In 2018 I went to Juneau and worked as a legislative aid to Rep. Dan Saddler for one session. Upon my 1st retirement, in summer of 2018 I stayed home and enjoyed the outdoors – but come early 2019 I decided to take a “part time” gig that turned into 40+ hours a week. Then came my 2 nd retirement. In May 2020 my friend, Al Bowler, offered me a REAL part time job and I accepted. I enjoy helping people and it gives me an opportunity to be out and about.


I was a member of Chugiak Eagle River Women in Business several years ago. Seeing the growth of the organization and the energy is very exciting to me. I decided to rejoin this group of women and I thank you all very much for welcoming me back!

Renew your membership now! New members will receive the remainder of 2022 included in your 2023 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.  


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