The Willmar BPW Chapter of Minnesota Business Women is an active group of professional and business women that meets once a month to network and share. Networking opportunties at the beginning of each meeting, starting around 5. Meetings involve networking/socializing, business tasks related to BPW, dinner, and a short program. If you would like to join us (your first meeting dinner is free), please contact Robin Kopel at rlkopel@j-ots.com

Meetings usually held on third Tuesday of the month

Start time at 5:30PM

Location is typically The Oaks at Eagle Creek

Watch for emails regarding details for each meeting.

Future Meetings for '19-'20 year:
Fill Your Cup With...
October 22 (note: not 3rd Tuesday of the month) "Honor"
November 19 "Military Appreciation"
December 17th "Sharing"
January 21 "Mornings"
February 18 "Chocolate"
March 17th "Mental Awareness"
April 21st "Flowers"
May 19th "Women Leaders"
June 16th "Appreciation"


Woman of the Year 2019

Audrey Nelsen


The state meeting in St. Cloud on May 4, 2019 was a success and we were present! 
A lot of fun and networking was had at the BPW state event this year.
There was purse Bingo, a seminar about fnding your inner "Grit Girl", and of course escaping
from an escape room. Some of our members even made their way out with seconds to spare!
Thanks to those in attendance for showing up and showing our BPW membership is strong!



Woman of the Year 2018: Jeanne Ashburn

OFFICERS for 2019-2020

Co-Presidents Linda Baha

Lana Palmer
Newly retired Willmar Public School Principal

Accessory Stylist/Premier Designs Jewelry
Membership Robin Kopel HR Manager of Recruiting/Jennie-O Turkey Store
Treasurer Julie Asmus Retired/Works w/state 'Dare' Programs
Secretaries Kristin Dresler

Lori Lockhart
Principal – Kennedy Elementary/Willmar Public School District

Principal – Roosevelt Elementary/Willmar Public School District
Programs Betty Gubrud Sales Accounting Manager/Jennie-O Turkey Store
Newsletter Lisa Herges County Administrator for Renville County
Social Media Kristen Dargay Audiologist with Janning ENT Center


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