(April 2014)

President’s Message
It was an idea conceived four years ago that we were able to implement as part of our 35th chapter celebration. What does it mean to me? What better way to combine local business resources awareness and the importance of supporting our local community non-profits. As a small business owner myself, building strategic alliances with these organizations not only makes sense from a philanthropic standpoint, but as part of our business framework. Not only will you make a positive difference in your community but if you feel it in your heart, your passion will reflect outwardly in your company. All of the organizations selected are important to our members and most reflect our chapter’s mission of bringing awareness and educating women business owners and their employees. As our long standing slogan says: BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS = BUILDING BUSINESS. Make the most of it!

Let’s share the year together!

Kim Lewey, President 

Volunteerism Expo and Luncheon

Profit in Non-Profit: 
Grow Your Community, Grow Your Business

Date: April 23, 2014

Time: 10:30am - 2:00pm (registration and networking opens at 10:30am)

Where: The event will be held by event sponsor, Exhibit Resources, at 7521 Exhibit Ct., Raleigh, NC.

Why: Greater Raleigh leaders, business resource centers, and nonprofits are coming together to share ideas for your company’s growth by giving back to your community.

Volunteering is known as serving a greater good. With that in mind, is it okay to ask, “What’s in it for me?” The answer is yes! With busy lifestyles, we understand that you’re donating your valuable time to volunteer, so it’s important that you enjoy and benefit from your volunteering.

What’s In It for YOU:

  • Discover proven ways from successful leaders on how to grow your business by volunteering, sponsoring and networking with organizations.
  • Talk one-to-one with knowledgeable professionals from five business resource centers who will share ideas and resources to generate sustainable profits.
  • Learn about non-monetary ways to give back to your community.
  • Connect with representatives from 17 local nonprofits to learn which types of organizations, sponsorships and volunteering would be the best fit for your company and interests.
  • Build relationships with nonprofit and business organizations to boost your company’s marketing.
  • Understand how you (and your employees) can make a positive difference with small efforts in your community.
  • Plug into a network of business owners to build strategic alliances.

“This event will leave participants with a better understanding of how to connect with community agencies and non-profits in ways that can help them grow their businesses,” says Kim Lewey, President of Greater Raleigh NAWBO. “They will also learn how to leverage relationships with these organizations for marketing purposes, and representatives from the organizations will be available to discuss volunteer, sponsorship and networking opportunities.”


Starting with Your Exit Workshop

Building a Business Plan to Support Your Long-Term Goals

This session will help attendees assess the best way to craft their business vision by starting with their exit plan.  We will cover a range of valid alternatives including building a business to sell, creating a family business, merging and strategic partnerships, and maximizing intellectual property and other assets.

When:  April 28, 2014
Time:    6:00 PM - 7:000 PM   

Lafayette Village Executive Suites
8480 Honeycutt Rd., Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27615

To register click HERE


The NAWBO Wine & Cheese Book Club!

The NAWBO book club has some exciting new changes! We will now meet at 7pm at the home of Karen Albright on the third Thursday of every month.  Wine, cheese and great conversation will be served!  

Next Book Club is April 17th to review "To Sell is Human" by Daniel Pink.  If you can, please have first 3 chapters read for discussion.

10500 Stonton Way
Raleigh, NC 27615
RSVP - karen@getbodylasecorp.com

Read HERE.


NAWBO Greater Raleigh facilitates economic prosperity of a diverse membership of women business owners through mentoring, networking, education and support.



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