The Midcoast chapter of the Maine Women’s Network invites members, guests and the public to its next meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 3 at the Haven Event Center on Route 90 in Rockport. Each meeting provides meaningful networking opportunities for members to market themselves and their businesses, as well as to make personal contacts.

Carol Colson from Bangor Savings Bank will give a presentation as part of the Midcoast chapter’s Amazing Women speaker series. The speakers share their stories, anecdotes and tales of characters that have assisted them in their professional lives, the passion that has shaped their careers, and what they’ve learned along the way.

Colson is senior vice president and director of community relations and communications for Bangor Savings Bank. A lifelong volunteer, Colson has served on numerous boards in Eastern Maine and has been heavily involved with the Bangor Region Leadership Institute. She has been the presenter at a number of events on topics around career aspirations for young women, networking and relationship building. She is a G. Clifton Eames Leadership Award Recipient and has been recognized by the Maine Senate and House of Representatives for outstanding volunteer leadership in her community.

The cost, which includes a full buffet and dessert, time for networking and the presentation, is $20 for members, $25 for guests of members and $28 for non-members. Non-members are always welcome. Members are encouraged to register their guests in advance for the member guest rate. Online pre-registration for members, guests and non-members is required by Jan. 27. To register, visit The meeting is sponsored by member Aja Browell, Earth’s Institute for Conscious Living in Rockport.

The mission of the Maine Women’s Network is to increase women’s professional growth and leadership skills through networking and education. It is a statewide organization with multiple chapters, including Portland, Androscoggin and the Midcoast. Membership is open to all, regardless of gender.