Oceanside Women's Business Network

OWBN is a not for profit organization.

President’s message 2016-17


The OWBN is a group of women who came together over 20 years ago in the Oceanside area to network and support each other in business.  It has grown to be a vibrant group of savvy business women who provide services, programs and products to customers far and wide.

OWBN has a fun and dynamic monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of the month, from September to June, in Parksville.  We often have a guest speaker who provides tips and information that is geared toward meeting our education mandate.

Our general mandate is to equip our membership with the skills, insights and education to become successful business women.  We are all about cooperation not competition; we are a ‘givers gain’ organization.  As we have women from every stage of business development from startup to well established brick and mortar store fronts, we have the opportunity to share with and learn from each other.

Adding onto the ground work set out by previous Executives, our goal this year is to help our members become referral gurus.  A rising tide raises all ships….

Together we are stronger.

Developing a referral marketing network is a powerful and important component for every business. Implementing some basic tactics can help encourage and facilitate the referral process which can be a major source of new sales.

OWBN is a great opportunity for women to connect and share the incredible work they do as well as possibly collaborate with other like-minded business women.  Many new personal and business relationships have developed because of OWBN.

Members of other women’s business networks on Vancouver Island are invited to attend our meetings at the members’ rates

2016-2017 will be another dynamic year of… Women in Business supporting Women in Business.

We look forward to meeting you soon.


Kim Greig

The Oceanside Women’s Business Network (OWBN) is a vibrant and diverse group of women. The members of this  networking group include professionals, entrepreneurs, and small business owners in many fields:
  • Law
  • Realty
  • Finance
  • Visual and Performing arts
  • Health and wellness
  • Personal growth
  • Communications
  • Home design
  • And many more…


2016/2017 Board of Directors


President – Kim Greig
Past President – Barb Ashcroft
Vice President – Jacquie Ainslie
Secretary – Nica Doan
Treasurer – Charlotte Crowley
Programs/Meetings – Margaret Shorter
Membership – Lisa Holmgren
Communications – Permelia Parham
Publicity – Glenna Mageau
Director at large – Deb Wilder
Even if you do not have a business, we encourage you to attend a meeting
to explore career and business options, and to get to know other women in the community.


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