Women’s Network offers business grant


The Martha’s Vineyard Women’s Network (MVWN) will offer a $2,500 grant to a business person based on Martha’s Vineyard who wishes to improve his or her business skills, grow or improve an existing business, or start a new one.

All Vineyard business people, both men and women and members and non-members may apply. The recipient will be announced at the year’s final MVWN program on May 17, according to a press release.

“Since our whole focus is providing continuing business education and networking opportunities for the Vineyard, we wanted to make a direct contribution to someone who can or does enhance the Island,” Margo Urbany-Joyce, MVWN president, said. “This will give someone an opportunity to take a class, buy software, train an employee, or even get the skills needed to start a new business.”

The deadline to apply is April 8. Non-members are asked to pay an application fee of $110, which includes a one year membership. For more information go to mvwomensnetwork.org. There is no application fee for MVWN members.

The final meeting in May will feature Liz Murray, author of “Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard.” The event is co-sponsored by Bunch of Grapes Bookstore.