President’s Message

I love Fall in North Carolina.  The weather is finally cooling off, the leaves are changing and everyone seems to be in a good mood.  This is a perfect time of year to get involved in NAWBO.

One of the things that sets NAWBO apart from some of the other professional women's groups is our Public Policy arm.  We take public policy very seriously and our goal is to educate our members about issues that affect us as women business owners.  This month's luncheon is our annual Public Policy Luncheon entitled: Your Business, Your Vote:  Why Education Matters.  Through a panel discussion, you will learn why your vote matters and some of the issues you should be thinking about when you go to the polls.  And as a special treat, we will have a Hot Topic Session from 11-11:30 with an update from our members who attended the Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) Conference in Washington this summer.  

Please plan to join us for our November luncheon when our speaker will be Kerry Ahrend and the topic will be: Effective Communication = Increased Connection & Productivity!  Come early at 10:15 to take the DISC Assessment to help you understand and recognize behavioral patterns in yourself and others.  

We are pleased that Bianca Jones, owner of Justotech and one of our board members, will be presenting our next workshop on November 10: Is your Business Protected Against Cyber Attacks?  This is an incredibly timely issue and one we should all be concerned about.

Mark your calendars for our Holiday Social on December 9 at the home of Karen Albright, owner of BodyLase.  Delicious food will be provided by Pam Clark, The Thyme Savor.  Please register early and plan to attend.

The theme of our year is Because Members Matter.  Be sure to check out our Membership only discounts under the "Join" tab on our website.  And as always, I can be reached at  I look forward to connecting with you.

Erin Cohen

Holiday Social December 9, 2014

December 9th 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Click here to register NOW
Head count required by December 5th!


Guests and Significant Others Welcome & Encouraged!
$40 for member or guest
$75 couple


At the home of Karen Albright
(Founder of BodyLase Skin Spa)
10500 Stonton Way, Raleigh 27615


Great Food, Fellowship and Networking!
Amazing Door Prizes!!
Must register by December 5th


Wine Sponsor
Lewey Landscaping & Lawncare, Inc.


Butlered Appetizers
Marscapone Asparagus Tartlets
Skewered Tortellini with Pumpkin
Alfredo dipping sauce
Polenta Crostini w London Broil, Arugula, Feta & Currant ***gluten free

Self Serve
Carrot Ginger soup- served hot in mugs ***gluten free
Savory Chili Cheesecake w pita chips & flatbread
Almond Crusted Salmon *** gluten free
Herb & Garlic roasted pearl onions, mushrooms & sweet potatoes *** gluten free

Fig & Ginger Jam Cookies
Flourless Chocolate Ginger Cake ***gluten free

Wine, bottled water, soft drinks



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