January 2017  

Upcoming Events

Jan 10, 8 am   Troubleshooting in Biz Monthly Meeting
Jan 24,11:30 am |  Amy Goode on "Why You Need Your CPA to be Your Best Friend"
Feb 14, 8 am  | Troublshooting in Biz Monthly Meeting
Mar 14, 8 am  | Troubleshooting in Biz Monthly Meeting

Click HERE to register for any upcoming event on our Facebook page.  


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President's Report

Happy New Year everyone!  2017 looks to be an amazing year for all of us.  Things are moving very fast in Kansas City to increase our NAWBO membership numbers.  We are excited to introduce a few new members to the board who will be assisting with our programming to “spice” things up.  Be on the look-out for extraordinary new venues to include more interactive speakers and Council of Peers Roundtable which will be held monthly.  Join us tomorrow for our first session.    If you have an idea of something that you have been aching to ask or hear about, please reach out to Kelly Wilson at  

We would also like to post your company information on our website and social media so PLEASE forward your PHOTOS to Julie Towner at  NAWBO KC is paving a new path in our community and we want you to be part of it!  Please contact Dawn Potts at for more membership information. 

I wanted to close with this brief educational message: It has come to my attention that many of my colleagues do not recognize our organization as NAWBO so I have found that using National Association Women Business Owners (NAWBO) seems to get their ears perking. For this reason, I urge each of us to get our club's name out there as such.  

Did you know that it was Virginia LittleJohn who sits on NAWBO’s National Board who advocated for women entrepreneurs and worked to expand their access to markets (yes that’s right…we have a board that sits on Capitol Hill advocating for all of us women business owners) ? In the 1980s, Virginia led lobbying efforts to fund the Small Business Administration's Office of Women's Business Ownership. She was national president of the National Association of Women Business Owners, organized the first two women business owner (WBO) Public Affairs Days, and was a principal architect of the Women's Business Ownership Act of 1988.  In other words, Virginia is responsible for women now being able to get loans without having their spouse cosign for them. 

NAWBO KC is working on getting Virginia to our amazing city so keep an eye out for a Save The Date as you will not want to miss this event!  This is only one example of the new exciting line up we have in store for 2017.  See you all on the 10th and 24th for our January events! 

Brandy McCombs, 
President, NAWBO KC 

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Upcoming Speaker Series Events

NAWBO KC Speaker Series
January 24, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks
448 West 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Why CPAs Are An Entrepreneurs Best Friend

Thinking of starting your own business, building your business, or just up to your eyeballs in business??? Your bff should hands down be your accountant! Come join us at McCormick & Schmick's and hear our dear friend and CPA Royal, Amy Goode, chat about why you should have a stellar CPA in your back pocket!

**Guests are welcome, $45. Members, $35. Click HERE to register.**

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Directions to Monthly Meeting

In 2017, all monthly morning meetings (2nd Tuesday of the month) will be at the Women's Business Center except for March. The March location is TBD. If you'd like to volunteer your company, please contact our Director of Programming, Kelly Wilson, 

Directions to the Women's Business Center and parking: (Fairway Corporate Center, 4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite B350, Fairway, KS 66205) 

The WBC is now located about 3.3 miles east of I-35 on Shawnee Mission Parkway. If coming from the west, you will cross over Antioch, Metcalf, Lamar, Nall and Roe along the way. As you get closer, you will also pass KCTV 5 and Haas & Wilkerson on the north before you get to Stroud’s restaurant. Turn left (really a “U” as you turn left and bend around to the west) just east of Stroud’s restaurant onto W. 55th Street. Go west a short distance on W. 55th Street and take the 1st left (will be turning into the parking lot on the north side of Stroud’s), then an immediate right towards the parking garage. If you park on the 2nd level of the parking garage, you can walk into the building through a north door that is just outside the southeast corner of the garage. As you enter the building you will be on the 3rd floor. 

Walk straight ahead about 50 steps – go past the elevators, mail room, water fountains and restrooms to get to the atrium. You will pass through two metal doors to enter the atrium. Take an immediate right once in the atrium and walk about 20 steps (2nd door on the right) to the entrance of WBC.  

We'll look forward to seeing you there. Join us for networking at 7:45 a.m., the meeting will start promptly at 8:00 a.m. 


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PLEASE Register

2nd Tuesday monthly morning meetings are included in your membership (no additional cost). It is still very important that you register - we want to make sure we have enough food and caffeine to keep all meeting attendees energized!

Members and Guests are welcome. Click HERE to register for any upcoming event on our Facebook page.  

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