President’s Message

When I see the white flowers on the Bradford Pear Trees, I know that warm weather and longer days are finally here!  Spring is my favorite season in North Carolina.

Spring is busy for NAWBO as well.  NAWBO’s Annual Membership Drive is in March and April.  Any new member who joins from March 1 - April 30 receives $50 off their first year’s annual membership.  This is a wonderful opportunity for you to get your friends and associates to experience NAWBO.

Our chapter offers so much to our members.  Not only do we have monthly networking and educational opportunities, our member only roundtables are a way to have your own advisory board made up of fellow women business owners.  If you have not joined a roundtable yet, please contact Karen Albright at

In addition, NAWBO has a Public Policy component that differentiates us from other networking organizations.  Visit our Advocacy Page on our website: to learn more about our initiatives.  

Please join me at our April Mentoring Workshop on April 6 from 6-7 at Roper Bookkeeping.  Our speaker will be Mary Michele Nidiffer, owner of StyleFinder ID.  Her topic will be Dress To Impress.  On April 16 from 5:30-7:30, we will be having our  Evening Social at Cloud Brewing.  

As always, please contact me at with any questions, comments or concerns.  I look forward to seeing each of you soon.

Erin Cohen

NAWBO Raleigh Awards Information

NOW is the time to recognize NAWBO members (including yourself!) that exemplify NAWBO’s mission through achievements and service.  Applications will be accepted through May 18, 2015 and detailed descriptions of the individual awards and application can be found here.  To go directly to the application, click here.  Awards will be presented at the 2015 Installation Dinner on June 18, 2015 at The Courtyard at Millbrook.

MEMBER OF THE YEAR (The Mary Diener Spirit Award)


NAWBO Mentoring Workshop: Dress to Impress

by Mary Michele Nidiffer

A first impression is a lasting impression, and your image speaks louder than words. Yet, do you know what it says about you?

Learn what you need to know to dress to impress whether you're meeting a client, attending a networking event or for the weekend. It doesn't have to be complicated, and can even be fun!

Style expert and Founder of StyleFinder, Mary Michele Nidiffer, will share with you easy tips to help you take your style to new heights while helping you to get ahead in business and in life.  Your style creates your image, and influences not only what others think about you, but how you feel about yourself.  Learn how you can make small tweaks to your style that can create big results and help you take your look - and your business - to the next level.

April 06, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Roper Bookkeeping
242 W. Millbrook Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27609

Click here to register


NAWBO April Social @ Cloud Brewing

Socialize with NAWBO friends and guests. Enjoy beer and wine.
Price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres
Cash Bar

April 16th from 5:30 to 7:30PM
Cloud Brewing
126 North West Street

$20 Members
$25 Non-Members

Click here to register



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