Every June, we host our annual auction where each member is encouraged to bring 5-10 items*, where members and guest bid on the items to raise money for our Scholarship Fund. After the auction, a dinner is served.
*Items can be gently used or new from gifts never used or items/gift certificates from your business.
Several times a year the Babes plan group trips and events that give the Babes an opportunity to get together and share good times!
Make S'more Friends:
Business Babes offers this networking event twice per year (Spring & Fall) for local business owners, professionals and community leaders (MEN & WOMEN) to meet new friends, expand your networks and make new connections. Drinks, light refreshments, and of course s'mores will be served.
Our annual membership drive and women’s networking event where Chocolate is the Theme of the Night! All Babes are encouraged to attend and to bring their friends, clients, colleagues to learn more about the Babes, network and meet inspiring fellow female entrepreneurs in your community. There will be drinks, light refreshments and of course, chocolate! We have fun presentations, as well as door prizes and giveaways.
Dine & Unwind:
Dine & Unwind are outings to give our members an opportunity to unwind, relax and network. The purpose of these casual outings would be to provide the opportunity for members and sponsors to have dinner and/or drinks while relaxing together with other Babes.
After all - No stress.. Its all about the friendships... The rest will follow.
Pink Door Contest:
In October, the Babes support the Paint the Town Pink breast cancer awareness with their Pink Door Contest. Participating local businesses will decorate their front door or window to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness in a pink and creative way. In mid-October, a panel of judges from the Business Babes Society will visit each business to judge their door and front window.
Small Business Saturday:
The Babes have a unique way of participating in the national Small Business Saturday. Our members who have a brick-and-mortar or retail space host one or two members who have home-based businesses, allowing them to have an opportunity to expand their customer base and participate in this national program to support small business.
End of the Year Awards Banquet:
We close out our year at our End of the Year Awards Banquet, where our members celebrate our years’ accomplishments and applaud our members who have stepped up to the plate in taking our group to the next level.
Business Babes Membership Programs:
BBS Scholarship Drive:
Business Babes Scholarship, started in 2014, was created to provide an incentive and reward for budding female entrepreneurs. Our Business Babes Scholarship awards scholarships to several exemplary and high-achieving female Madison County seniors who are pursuing a degree in Business Administration. Through our sponsorship, a portion of our membership fee, and our June Junk Jamboree (auction), we raise money for our scholarship fund. As of 2016, we have awarded $7000 in scholarships to Madison County female graduates. In 2017, we are currently changing our
scholarship process to include female college students at EKU and Berea
College. More information to come soon!
BBS Emerging Business Opportunity:
Business Babes will select one new licensed women-owned business located each year in Madison County to provide the following support and opportunity: (More Info Coming)
1. $1000 for pre-approved startup business costs
2. One year free membership at Business Babes Society
BBS Apprenticeship Program:
In January 2016, Business Babes Society introduced their new Apprenticeship Program. We will take up to two Apprentices per year to assist the operations, meeting and event organization, marketing, administration, fundraising and general management of our non-profit organization. (For more info: Apprenticeship Program)
Deals On Heels:
Each month, members will advertise their company’s specials, discounts, coupons and sales through our website, social media and our email newsletter. Check back often to view these great buys!
We promote our & their Deals on our monthly newsletter, on our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram), our website & blog and at our monthly meetings.
Babe-to-Babe Member Discounts:
Business Babes offer discounts and specials for fellow Babes exclusively. Participating and offering Babe-to-Babe Member Discounts is another benefit to being a Babe or a BBS Sponsor!
New Member Coffee
This program is to welcome and get to know our
new members. A member of our Membership Committee will host a new member to
coffee event to introduce them to the benefits of being a Babe, our regular
events, our programs and how to get the most of their membership, as well as an
opportunity to get to know the new member, their business and their goals. New Member Coffee is open to current members
and sponsors, as well.
The Community Outreach committee actively looks for opportunities that Business Babes Society members can participate in to give back to the community, where the Babes are encouraged to focus time and energy in promoting and supporting local charities.
We have participated in the past in supporting these local charities: Downtown Richmond Association, Hope’s Wings, New Opportunity School for Women, God's Outreach Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity Madison-Clark Counties and our BBS Scholarship Fund.
Business Babes Society
Business Babes Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Kentucky, P.O. Box 330, Richmond, KY 40476