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News & Events

Holiday Boutique

Calling All Holiday Shoppers!

Come early, stay late, or stop in for a quick peek. Local vendors from a wide variety of companies and artisans with unique home made items come together every year for the Holiday Boutique at the Winona Elks Lodge 327 located at 4540 Service Dr, Winona, MN 55987.

Shop jewelry, cosmetics, candles, clothing, aprons, handbags, nutritional and fitness supplies, and so so so much more! You are sure to find those perfect gifts for everyone on your list. The holiday boutique is always a free event, so bring your friends and have a great time!  See you on Nov 19th!

November 12th, 2019|

Recruiting & Retaining Local Students

October Luncheon – Recruiting & Retaining Local Students

You are invited to the Women in Business luncheon on October 17th, 2019!

Melissa Skadson, Diversity & Compliance Manager, will discuss how businesses can recruit and retain college and high school students in order to increase their workforce. She will share best practices regarding internship programs, as well as other strategies to attract and engage the generation entering the workforce.

Highlights from the Melissa Skadson Luncheon

  • Use Internship programs to engage and retain both High School and College students. Fastenal uses a rotational program for Freshman and Sophomore college students to get them experience in many different areas of the company
  • Engagement is critical during not only once the person is hired but also during the hiring process
  • Digital recruitment is key including LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Must make the content relevant and engaging.
  • Gen Z is 4-24 year olds and will make up a huge portion on workforce very soon. They are less trusting, want ongoing feedback, mentoring, coaching, looking for diversity and they want to collaborate with others. They are purpose driven and want to inspire action.
October 10th, 2019|

Unlocking Creativity with Ballet Hispánico Artistic Director and CEO Eduardo Vilaro

Unlocking Creativity is a three-hour professional development opportunity for non-profit organization staff and board members, business professionals, and community leaders led by Ballet Hispánico Artistic Director and CEO Eduardo Vilaro.
Through the exploration of choreographic principles, movement invention, and process development, this workshop will help participants discover how their creative capacity can unleash new perspectives and practices in their work and for their fields.


Cost: $50 per person
Reservation Deadline Noon Oct 2nd.
When: October 3rd 9 am to noon
Where: Valéncia Arts Center
1164 W. Howard Street (enter on Vila Street)
Winona, MN 55987

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September 26th, 2019|

Danger In The Workplace

We’ve seen the headlines and heard the reports. Far too often acts of violence are changing lives. Preparedness for potentially dangerous situations can make a huge difference in the outcome. Officer Bridget Klinger from the Winona Police Department will present “Danger in the Workplace – What to Do in a Hostile Event or Active Shooter Situation”.

Download the presentation: Active Shooter Information

September 3rd, 2019|

2019 Vicki Decker Scholarship Presentation

Vicki Decker, Founding Chair of Women in Business, is the Career Services Director Emerita of Winona State University. Vicki has always been passionate about nurturing and promoting women, encouraging them to achieve their full potential. She has sponsored scholarships for women in aviation and for students to study abroad so they can expand their horizons. She has been a part of the Winona community since coming here for college. She has held professional offices at the state and national level and has presented locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Vicki always says one of her most prized recognition’s was when she was honored by WIB with the scholarship and we are honored to have her at our June Luncheon to present our 2019 Scholarship Awards. Please join us to celebrate our recipients and network!

Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 12:00 PM CDT
Nate and Ally’s
109 E 3rd Street
Winona, MN 55987