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2020 Installation and Awards Banquet

August 21, 2020
5:45 PM - 9:45 PM

Zoom (Link will be emailed day before event.)
Swag Bag Pick up is Monday- Thursday 1 pm - 3 pm at Executive Office Suites at Lafayette Village starting Aug 10th. Bags must be picked up by Aug 20th.
If you would like your Swag Bag shipped to your location please be sure to provide your address when purchasing your tickets. Tickets purchased after Aug 16th swag bags will be received after event. ,

Registration Includes the Following:

  • VIP Tickets include a food delivery certificate to ensure a fresh, delicious meal for dinner.

  • An incredible premium swag bag with goodies that are functional today and well into the future.

  • Celebration of rock star chapter members, inspiring speakers, and installation of 2020-21 board.

  • An elegant evening of supporting women who mean business… Together, we thrive!


About the Event

The Installation & Awards Banquet is NAWBO Greater Raleigh’s annual celebration of the chapter’s achievements fulfilled under the leadership of the outgoing board of directors. During this virtual event, we will acknowledge and honor members who have greatly contributed to our 2019-2020 achievements. The evening will also welcome the new board members who have agreed to proudly lead and serve our chapter armed with a vision for our future success. Attendees will be inspired by the plans coming from 2020-2021 leadership for all that is to occur in the months ahead of us.

About the Theme

Each year, the incoming president chooses a theme to reflect her vision for the chapter and its alignment to the achievements of women in business. This year’s theme is Women, Wealth & Influence – Together, we thrive. It represents the dynamic shifts happening in economic and political spheres due to the tremendous efforts and achievements of women.

About our Mistress of Ceremonies

Attorney Carena Lemons received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of South Carolina, where she majored in Political Science with a minor in Psychology in 1998. Attorney Lemons received her Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 2001. She has been practicing law for more than 18 years in Durham, North Carolina. She has been a general practitioner for most of her career but now focuses her practice in the areas of consumer and small business bankruptcy, employment law, and entertainment law. She is also the host and creator of her own television talk show, entitled "It's Your Life" as well as an actress.

About our Speaker

Women are making power moves by taking on critical roles that inspire and empower women all over the world. This year, we are thrilled to be joined by Miriam Melvin, who is a two-time Emmy-Award-winning news producer for the Triangle’s #1 noon newscast at WRAL-TV. Miriam played a role in developing the Fox 50 Morning News at 7am – 8am and served as producer for the area’s #1 rated 5pm – 6:30pm newscast as well as the 10pm newscast on Fox 50. As a loving wife, mother, loyal friend and proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Miriam shares a wealth of experience balancing all the hats that women wear to make an impact in our worlds.

About the Format

Pivoting to keep you safe amidst the COVID-19 pandemic while bringing you a can’t miss experience, this year’s NAWBO-GR installation and awards banquet will be accessible to all attendees virtually, coming to you right through your computer or mobile device. You’ll want to come in your best attire and ready to party, but it’ll be only a short walk across your home.

Special Thanks to our Generous Sponsors










$30.00 Viewing Registration- includes link to view event live & premium swag bag