10/2 Newsletter

NAWBO Greater Raleigh - driving economic development and political advocacy for women business owners in Greater Raleigh since 1978.


What to Know This Week

  • NC Job Classification Bill - What to Know Before December  [News]
    The new law impacts every NC employer – big or small, with employees, subcontractors, or both. Legal experts have warned - any business owners with staff (or who are considering staff) should be aware of these laws. (Hint: There's a new poster involved.) It all goes into effect Dec. 31, 2017Click here for more.
  • Looking to get into Federal Contracting? [Resources]
    Then keep your eye on these ChallengeHER events popping up across the country. Washington DC and NYC are later this autumn. Click here for more.  
  • MaryBe McMillan - 1st Female President of NC AFL-CIO [NC Women Who Rock]  
    MaryBe McMillan was unanimously elected president of the North Carolina State AFL-CIO during the group’s 60th annual convention last month. McMillan, who had served as secretary-treasurer of the labor group since 2005, is the first woman ever to serve in this role. Congratulations, President McMillan!
  • NAWBO National Hosts Membership Orientation - 10/6 [Our Partners' Events] 
     "How to get the most out of your NAWBO membership!" will be live on Oct 6, from 4-5PM. It's free for NAWBO members and incredibly informative. Register here.     


Get Involved This Week

  • Find Your Oct. 10th Ballot! Will you have something to vote on in October or November? It's easy to find out! Click here to search for your voter record. When you click on your name, you'll be able to see all your Voter Details. Scroll down to "Sample Ballots" - if you're in an eligible municipality, you may have ballots coming up for October 10th or November 7th - put those dates in your calendar now so you don't forget!
  • Help Promote NC Economic Development - While Marketing Your Story! 
    Share your "Why NC" Business Story with CED, and you and your brand could be featured on their site or in other NC media: 
  • Follow WIPP - Good "Likes" Ahead
    The Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) Annual Meeting is this week in Washington DC. If you're not already following them on FacebookLinkedIn, or Twitter, you might consider doing so. Could be some interesting content this week women in attendance. 


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Over the summer, we sent a member survey - and members who participated were entered into a drawing for a FREE Vitalize Peel from BodyLase Skin Spa.

We randomly selected a winner from the MANY members who participated (thank you all for your feedback!). We're excited to announce—the winner is: Deborah Meehan! Congratulations, Deb! 



"Success, it turns out, correlates just as closely with confidence as it does with competence."

-Katty Kay and Claire Shipman in 2014's "The Confidence Gap". (Inspired by their article? Then you'll want to check out our October workshop.) 



  • Content and talk about NAWBO Raleigh on our new LinkedIn Page

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