If you are wondering what the heck is BAM, it’s just our affectionate acronym for Business Among Moms – BAM!  It’s fitting because the women we attract are full of awesomeness.

We host events that support and showcase mom entrepreneurs and help them build their network.  We’d love to meet you and learn about your business.



You will find a welcoming group of women (most are moms, a few are not) that are here to get educated, share resources, encouragement and network.  We encourage building relationships first, because people do business (and refer business) to those they know, like and trust. We don’t just sell to each other; we celebrate each other.

Our events are 1 ½ hours in length.  The first 30 minutes are for open networking – grab a cup of coffee and a snack and come upstairs and meet and mingle.

Small group discussion is followed by either a business speaker or our business showcases.

We know you’ll come away with a few great new connections!


While any woman in business is welcome to attend our events, members receive money-saving and business building benefits:

  • Free/Discounted Event Attendance
  • Private Facebook Group Membership to keep the networking going online
  • Listing in our Business Directory
  • Opportunity to showcase your business at a BAM event
  • Feature of your business on our website (annual, lifetime membership)



Petra Monaco

Charlottesville Chapter Leader: Petra Monaco

Petra Monaco is a life coach for Petra Monaco and a Social Media Manager for Unusual Bits. Her prior experience include being a brick & mortar store owner and customer service for other major retailers. In addition, she worked as therapist for a non-profit organization for three years before going into business for herself. As a life coach, she helps you define boundaries, so you can feel safe, free, confident and empowered. She can help you get clear on your goals and help you create a plan to take action. 

In her Social Media work with Unusual Bits, her goals is to bring your business to the people bit by bit. She does consultations and coaching or manages to social media work for you, so you can focus on what you love to do, your business. These two companies allow Petra a flexible work schedule that meet the demands of her special needs son and spend time with her family and friends, while being the main provider in her family. Petra loves sharing how her companies allow her to define life according to her own rules and enable her to mentor women on how to run their own business and take charge of their own life. 


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