May 2016  

President's Report

May, 2016

Happy Spring everyone! 

We are having such beautiful weather in Kansas City this spring.  Spring is a time for growth and new things.  And, of course, baseball, too.  As we get started with May, it is a great time to reflect on your business and your performance year to date.  It is also a great time to make adjustments and implement new programs, reset and focus on the rest of the year. 

We have been doing some new things with NAWBO and we’re having a great year!  Our Members Only Roundtable breakfasts have been a great success.  We are collaborating, celebrating and making great things happen in our businesses.   Our membership has grown over 30% in 2016 and the growth is benefiting us all. 

I’d like to highlight a few of our new members and welcome them to the group! 

Angie Armenta - Seigfreid Bingham P.C.
Donna Craig - Leadership Resources, LLC
Maya Dahab - Merrill Lynch
Katheigh Degen - Twin Financial, Inc.
Trish Houts Goodfriend - Goodfriend Enterprises, LLC
Julia Hyde - Bank of America
Jessica Lea - Tria Heath, LLC
Vanessa Linscott - Staco Electric Construction Company
Anita Lyn - Bank of America
Pamela Martin - Spencer Reed Group
Amy Stiner - Northwestern Mutal
Julie Towner - Towner Communications, LLC
Kelly Wilson - Weave Gotcha Covered

If you would like to join us as a guest at our next roundtable breakfast, please contact me at  We would also love to have you attend our Speaker’s Event on May 24th.  Chris Keuhl, Armada Corpoate Intelligence, will be sharing with us his thoughts on the 2016 Economic Outlook.  He was a huge hit last year and you won’t want to miss it!  Please visit our website for more information or to register for the event.

I hope you all get out and enjoy a beautiful spring!

Shauna Huntington

(913) 956-1207 x 60


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Monthly Meeting

Members-Only Roundtable Breakfast

Join us for our May Members-Only Roundtable –  Diversifying Revenue Streams 

May 10, 2016  8 – 9 a.m.

Towner Communications

16950 Squibb Road, Ste 200

Mission KS  66202

Thank you to Julie Towner of Towner Communicatons for hosting us this month! 

A light breakfast will be served. 

Register Now!


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NAWBO Nuggets

Dr. Chris Kuehl, economist, analyst and humorist joins NAWBO-KC for our May lunch meeting to present the 2016 Economic Forecast. Dr. Kuehl is a notable economist, entertaining speaker, and co-founder of Armanda Corporate Intelligence, a corporate intelligence and strategy development firm. 

Dr. Kuehl will be sharing his unfiltered view of the economic outlook for 2016 and other commentary on economic and government issues for the coming year.  His upbeat humor and down-to-earth style makes this show a must see.

Armanda Corporate Intelligence, founded by Keith Prather and Chris Kuehl in January of 2001 began as a competitive intelligence firm, grounded in the discipline of gathering, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence.  Today, Armada executives function as trusted strategic advisors to business executives, merging its fundamental roots in corporate intelligence gathering, economic forecasting and strategy development.  Armada focuses on the market forces bearing down on organizations. They provide a pipeline for intelligence that is focused on helping senior executives quickly navigate through complex market situations to assess risk and growth opportunities.  

May 24, 2016


Brio Tuscan Grill

Register Today!

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Sponsorship Opportunities

2016 NAWBO-KC Corporate Partnership Opportunities Available now! 

We’d like to invite you and your company to sign up for a 2016 Corporate Partnership with the NAWBO-Kansas City.    NAWBO is an organization that represents the interests of the nation’s 10.1 million women entrepreneurs.  We welcome partnerships with organizations that share our vision to propel women entrepreneurs into greater economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. 

Partnership and financial support of the Kansas City Chapter offers a unique opportunity for your company to access the fastest-growing segment of the economy – women business owners.  At the same time, you’ll be recognized across Kansas City for your support of the growth and success of an advocacy organization built to support, mentor, lead, and develop women business owners.

For more information about the different NAWBO-KC partnership opportunities available, please contact Valerie Vaughn, Director of Corporate Partnership, at or Shauna Huntington, Chapter President, at .

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Our Mission



  • Our membership with positive women business owners who are passionate about what they do and about promoting others


  • Business to Business connections with the organization


  • Referral connections with first, member and then non-member companies


  • Excellent programs that can assist our membership in developing strong companies


  • Our FUN
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