Women in Networking Supports Women Entrepreneurs
In December 2014, at its Holiday Hoopla event, Women in Networking (WIN) presented three Valley women with entrepreneurial grants. The WIN grant-in-aid program provides financial assistance to women 18 years of age or older in the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton.
The grant recipients were: Eileen Robinson, owner of Move Books, Beacon Falls, CT; Meghan Tarby, founder of the Connecticut Partnership for Children, Oxford, CT; and Alyssa DeMatteo, owner of Wildflour Cupcakes & Sweets, Seymour, CT.
Funding for the grant program is made possible through WIN’s designated fund at the Valley Community Foundation; a WIN grant can be used for expenses to enhance the recipient’s current business or to start a new business.
Since its inception, WIN has given over $44,000 to 41 grant recipients. WIN is one of three leads groups affiliated with the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce.