SEMINOLE — Four members of the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce’s have joined forces to create the organization’s newest endeavor, the Women-Owned Network.

The owners of 2 Sparrows Boutique, Gator Haven, Consignment Addict and J. Burkart Design Studio launched WON after a casual conversation about their shared experiences as women who own and operate their own businesses.

“They were interested in initiating a group specific to women, small business owners and their needs, which may be different from a service company or larger business,” said Barb Thomas, the chamber’s assistant director.

Though there are only four businesses involved currently, there is growing interest in the network, she added.

Future plans for WON include educational seminars, networking event, and customer-driven initiatives.

The group’s first event, in celebration of Mother’s Day, is Sip, Shop & Win, which offers shoppers the chance to win a basket full of prizes from the participating shops. To enter the contest, customers must visit each of the four shops—2 Sparrows Boutique, Gator Haven, Consignment Addict and J. Burkart Design Studio — between May 4 and May 11. Entry forms are available at each shop and must be completed for the prize drawing.