PORT SYDNEY, ON – Local businesswomen have their chance to network with each other while raising money for a good cause.

The Port Sydney, Utterson and Area Chamber of Commerce is holding it’s seventh Women in Business event.

President of the organization, Derek Watson-Brown, said the group isn’t about leaving men out, it is just a very popular event.

“We run it because women enjoy it so much and they support it with their strong attendance,” Watson-Brown said. “It is pretty much our best-attended business after-hours event of the year.”

Tickets for the event are $15 but Watson-Brown said there aren’t many spots left. A portion of the fee will go to the Muskoka Shoebox Project for Women. The program fills shoeboxes with feminine products for women struggling with homelessness.

The event is Thursday, October 24, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Trillium Resort and Spa in Port Sydney. Terri Paxton-Smith of Muskoka Small Business Centre is the guest speaker.

Watson-Brown said networking is main goal of the event.

“It is not just open to our chamber, it’s open to everybody,” Watson-Brown said. “We’re in it to promote businesses and to make it a learning event for our women in business.”

The president suggested any women going should bring lots of business cards to hand out.