Laura Edgerton, Greater Raleigh NAWBO member and chair of NAWBO’s Public Policy Committee named Best Lawyer in “Best Law Firms” for 2014.

Laura owns Edgerton Immigration Law in downtown Raleigh. Her firm has been named a Tier 1 firm, the highest ranking level, in the Raleigh metropolitan area for Immigration Law by U.S. News-Best Lawyers in the 2014 edition of Best Law Firms. The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings were based on surveys of over 12,000 attorneys by U.S. News/Best Lawyers.

In addition, almost 7,000 clients were surveyed. Edgerton Immigration Law is recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal experience.

Edgerton Immigration Law is located at: 333 Fayetteville Street, Suite 500, Raleigh, NC 27601. For more information: 919-301-0055 or Congratulations Laura!!




Karen Johnson, one of our newest Greater Raleigh NAWBO members and owner of Trionoide Academy of Irish Dance, has recently opened her own Irish Dance Studio in North Raleigh!

This is very exciting news for the school since they have rented space around the Triangle since opening 4 years ago. Trionoide will continue to hold classes at their Apex and Fayetteville satellite locations. The North Raleigh Studio is located in Litchford Village Shopping Center on Litchford Road in Raleigh.  Instruction is led by Daniel Triggle, TCRG, a three-time World Champion dancer and choreographer, and professional Riverdance performer.

Trionoide Academy offers the best in Irish dance, whether for competition or recreation from ages 18 months to adult. To book the Trionoide Dancers for your event or wedding, or to register for a free trial class, contact Karen Johnson at (919) 961-1905, email, or visit the website at: Trionoide invites you to come to one of their many St. Patrick’s Day performances coming up next month around the Triangle including The Chieftains concert and the Carolina Hurricanes pre-game party. The dancers are amazing and truly entertaining. You won’t want to miss it! For a complete list of events and performances go to If you are a St. Patrick’s Day parade-goer, you can wave to the Trionoide Dancers on March 15th at 10:00 am as they dance down Fayetteville Street! Get your green on and come on out and enjoy great Irish music, food and fun this coming St. Patrick’s Day!


Women on the Move

Tracey Gritz, president of The Efficient Office and our current treasurer for Greater Raleigh NAWBO will be speaking on the Spotlight Stage at the April 2014 Southern Women’s Show.

Tracey, is a productivity consultant, speaker and trainer. Tracey specializes in helping leaders and their teams increase productivity, profits and peace of mind in order to serve the company’s greatest good.

Join Tracey on the Spotlight Stage for her 3 Steps to Creating the Life You Love presentation. As a former co-owner of two successful men’s retail stores in Southern California, Tracey appreciates the struggles that professionals face. She understands first-hand how running an effective business and implementing workable systems make businesses more profitable, teams more powerful, and gives professionals more time for themselves. In fact, process and productivity have been Tracey’s passion as far back as she can remember. While other little girls were playing house or school, Tracey was playing office, taking her mother’s mail and making big piles that she would then sort and organize! It is a passion that she has nurtured throughout her life. By creating streamlined business processes, effectively utilizing technology and maximizing potential, Tracey’s clients experience a 20% increase in productivity.

For more information on The Efficient Office go to: or call 919-618-4228.



Kim Lewey Woman on the MovePlease join us in congratulating our latest Woman on the Move, Kim Lewey, Lewey Landscaping & LawnCare, Inc.! Kim is one of the winners of the 2013 Enterprising Women of the Year Awards in the “Up to $1 million in annual sales revenue” category. Only 8 women were chosen from this category across the entire U.S.

These awards from Enterprising Women magazine honor women business owners who have demonstrated that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities.

The 11th Annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards Celebration will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in April. Along with the dinner ceremony, Enterprising Women magazine will feature the winners in its special May 2013 commemorative awards issue. Kim is co-owner of Lewey Landscaping & LawnCare, Inc., a Triangle-Based Lawn Care Company and NAWBO GR's President Elect.