Greater Raleigh Chapter of NAWBO Leadership Team Active for New Year

National Women-Owned Business Organization (Triangle Chapter) Makes Plans for Entire Year of Activity

Online PR News – 29-August-2012 – Raleigh, North Carolina – The Leadership Team of the Greater Raleigh National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) hit the ground running this year with monthly meetings and other functions intended to educate members, as well as expand their sphere of influence. One such event is Legislature Day, where members meet with their local legislative representatives.

Local NAWBO members represent a wide variety of professional backgrounds but have business ownership in common. With 41,568 women owned businesses in the Greater Raleigh Area, the club has an opportunity to be a great influence in the community.

This year’s officers are:
Sharon Hill - President
Lou Byrd - Immediate Past President
Kim Lewey - President Elect

Pam Clark - Community Relations Chair
Donna Cohen - Programs Chair
Erin Cohen - Mentoring Chair
Janice Cutler - Communications Chair
Tracey Gritz - Treasurer
Mary Anne Leichliter Rice- Director, Corporate Relations
Olalah Njenga - Director, Membership
Pam Williams - Director, Advocacy

NAWBO began in 1975 when a few Washington DC women business-owners joined resources in business-related matters. Today, it is a national organization with 62 chapters in over 30 states. The group aims to support women entrepreneurs thereby helping them meet economic, social and political goals.

Membership to the local chapter is advantageous for business owners not only for networking but meeting topics are informative and timely of interest to local business owners. This fall meeting speakers will be speaking on the local and national political climate as well as the importance of understanding the difference between a cycle and a trend. Meetings are on the fourth Wednesday at the Embassy Suites, RTP.

About NAWBO Greater Raleigh:
This organization provides support, resources and opportunities to propel women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power. As the essential community for women business owners, we’re about women helping women, community participation, a legislative voice, and learning from each other

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