March 2017  

Save the Date

Mar 14, 8 am   Troubleshooting in Biz Monthly Meeting
Mar 28, 5:30 pm |  Membership Drive and Social 
Apr 11, 8 am  | Troublshooting in Biz Monthly Meeting
May 09, 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

It's that time of year again! When we remind our members why NAWBO is near and dear to their hearts and encourage new comers to join our network of powerhouse business leaders!  Not to mention, why not gather with a few ladies on a beautiful evening and talk some “shop”.  Since it is our Annual Membership Drive NAWBO National is offering discounts on membership fees.  Yes mama $25 off.  Oh, and did I mention that if you join at the drive you will be entered into a raffle to wine a $50 gift card to the Melting Pot (my fav) along with a spectacular NAWBO yoga bag?  You have to come to see what else might be in store.  See you there. March 28, details appear later in this newsletter. 

Oh, and another REMINDER to set your clocks back this month for the all to awesome daylight savings timeJ  Now that the Royals are in Arizona we will now be back in the same time zone as they are!

Brandy McCombs
NAWBO KC President

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March Meeting

Trouble Shooting in Business featuring Julie Towner of Towner Communications

NAWBO's greatest benefits is that you get to pick the brains of the savviest business women in the nation! Of course Kansas City is chock full of female go-getters ready to have ideas, issues, and questions bounced right off of 'em! Be sure to make it to this month's Trouble Shooting Round Table! We promise you'll walk away with new nuggets of knowledge! Julie Towner of Towner Communications will be our featured WBO this month.

Tuesday March 14. 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Monthly morning meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Women's Business Center in Fairway, KS. Click HERE to register for any upcoming event on our Facebook page.  

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March 28 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

It's that time of year again! When we remind our members why NAWBO is near and dear to their hearts and encourage new comers to join our network of powerhouse business leaders!

This year our cocktail hour will include a panel of amazing past and present members (including the ever famous and always enjoyable Kelly Scanlon of Thinking Bigger Business) who will share trade secretes that NAWBO helped them discover!

Member Incentive Discounts: $25 Discount for all NEW Member Initiation Fee ($75 normally $100) AND the $25 reinstatement fee for any NAWBO members that rejoin ($0 normally $25).

March 28, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The event space at Apex Business Advisors
7101 College Blvd, Ste. 1650
Overland Park, KS 66210
Drinks, food, sisterhood and networking...

 Members and guests welcome. Invite a friend, or several, and come on over. Click HERE to register 

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Welcome New Members

NAWBO KC is growing! We are happy to welcome the following business owner as a new member of NAWBO, Kansas City. Please say hello and get to know Kay and her business.

Kay Harper, Kay Harper Consulting


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Nominations for Board Positions

The Winter to Spring transition is a reminder of an upcoming transition within your NAWBO Chapter - the beginning of a new fiscal year on July 1, 2017. This means that it is time to elect club officers. 

When the new year begins on July 1, we hope many of you will have moved into leadership roles within the club. We really, really hope you’ll step into leadership roles because the club needs members and leaders – without both it cannot exist.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to step into a leadership role. Please consider nominating yourself or another voting member. A call for nominations will be coming soon; please give this some thought so you'll be ready.  (NAWBO limits Board eligibility to Woman Business Owner members.) 

The 2016-2017 Board members are:

President, Brandy McCombs
President-Elect and Secretary, Valerie Vaughn
Immediate Past-President and Treasurer, Shauna Huntington
Director of Corporate Partners, Jenni Kulzer
Director of Marketing, Julie Towner
Director of Membership, Dawn Potts
Director of Programming, Kelly Wilson

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Certifications 101

Certification 101           

Wednesday, March 8
Women's Business Center
4220 Shawnee Mission Pkwy., Suite 350B
Fairway, KS

Have you considered getting your business certified as a WBE or MBE but not sure how to start?  Certification can help you leverage your marketing efforts as you seek out government and corporate contracts.  But the path to certification can seem overwhelming.

Join us for an informational workshop where we'll discuss the benefits of certification (so you can decide if it's even right for you) of certification.  You'll hear learn about certification from the State of Kansas and the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).  Rhonda Harris, Minority & Women-Owned Business Director for the state of Kansas, will provide an overview of certifications available through the state and a deep dive into completing the application.  Ann DeAngelo, Associate Director WBE Certification for the WBDC's Kansas City office, will provide an overview of the WBENC certification and the application process. 

Cost is $15 - Click to Register Online.  Contact Brande Stitt at (913) 492-5922 to register
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