October 2016  

President's Report

Baseball season is over, football season is underway and yes...Christmas is around the corner! OK I said it without saying Halloween. Why not?  All of the stores are skipping it. Ha ha. My favorite holiday is Halloween so it saddens me as well to see this holiday left in the dust.

On another note, we are back from Conference with amazing new ideas!  My experience this year at the WBC was amazing and really helped me clear through the clouds in my head and make me believe that I AM WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR :-) No, really, I feel more powerful than ever before.  It was time to get away and work on not just business, but ME.  Yes, it's okay to work on you when you are the owner of a business and this is something I feel I have not done very well, but will be doing more of in the future.  PLEASE reach out to me for coffee or lunch so I can share these ideas and experiences.  

Be on the lookout for updates and information on interesting news and ideas on WBC, membership and upcoming events.   

Thanks again to ALL of our members and sponsors! We would not be here without your support.  


Brandy McCombs
President, NAWBO-KC 

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Upcoming Members-Only Events

Learn from the wisdom in the room.  The Mastermind Series involves roundtable discussion with other like-minded business owners, facing similar challenges and asking the same questions. Chances are, if you have an issue or problem to solve, someone else has been there.  Our table discussion topics will start the conversation and give you a chance to learn from the trenches.  Come with your experience and bring your questions.

Members-Only Roundtable meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 8 am to 9 am. Click HERE to register and see topics and locations for upcoming Roundtables.  

October 11 | Highlights of the Women's Business Conference 
November 8 | Goal Setting - Tips, Tricks and Trends
December 13 | No December Roundtable but join us on the evening of Dec 6 for our Holiday Social.
January 10 | Marketing Your Website 

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Membership Drive

YOU can help the Kansas City NAWBO chapter grow. 

If you know women business owners who are seeking other like-minded entrepreneurs, are growth-focused, and passionate about helping other women grow their business, please invite them to be your guest at an upcoming NAWBO event. 

Did you know that non-members are welcome to attend the monthly Members-Only Mastermind Roundtables if invited by a current NAWBO-KC member?  

If your guest joins, they will save during the Fall Membership Drive. NAWBO is offering a $25 discount on all new member Initiation fees ($75 normally $100) and the $25 reinstatement fee for any former members that rejoin will be waived. Discount is available through October 31, 2016.

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Holiday Social and Charity Spotlight

Join us on December 6th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at The Drop Bistro for our Holiday Social and Charity Spotlight. 

We'll be shining the spotlight on The Single MOM KC. Invite a friend and join in supporting and learning more about this non-porfit organization that exists to walk alongside single-mother families bringing hope, transformation and education. 

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Member Perspective

We all network, we are out there “making it happen” and constantly come across women business owners we hadn’t known 5 minutes’ prior. The basic theme seems to be women want to support and help each other expand their businesses and grow their organizations whether in like industries or not.

Business owners just don’t have a lot of free time so we need to make smart decisions about the groups we join. Membership in organizations that focus on members helping one another are critical to any of us who want to move our businesses ahead. Organizations like this do exist and, better yet, they are filled with individuals with positive attitudes and smart.

Whether it be working with the city, other industry groups or within your own organization, now is the time to find those allegiances and reach out to one another. 

It’s a critical time in business for women to join organizations that help them grow their companies.  It’s why I joined NAWBO and have stayed an active member, and board member, for over four years.  

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Follow NAWBO-KC on Facebook

If you aren't already following us on Facebook, please do. We have a new account so either click HERE to go directly there or search Facebook for NAWBO KC (exactly as written). You'll find the latest NAWBO KC news and info on how to register for coming events.

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Corporate Sponsor Highlight

Our sponsor, Arvest Bank, has partnered with SoLVEKC to host a series of workshops relevant to small businesses.   The first in the series will be offered on Thursday, October 20th, 9 – 11 am.  

Join Lead Presenters: Teddi Hernandez and Aviva Ajmera of Solve KC and Guest Presenters: Kim Reid, media consultant ,and Andy Talbert, owner of Snow 7 Company, as they lead you through an interactive workshop.

Learn about the future of social media for small business.  If you need to learn how to use Social Media most effectively, this workshop is for YOU!  Plan to attend even if you THINK you know everything; you will learn and walk away with some new knowledge and tips to use Social Media.

Click HERE to sign up for (So you think you know) How to use Social Media for your Small Business (Oct 20, 9 - 11 am).

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Member Spotlight

Angie Armenta will be hosting the October 11 NAWBO-KC Roundtable at her firm, Seigfreid Bingham, P.C. If you don't already know Angie, say hello next time you see her at a meeting and get to know her. In the meantime, a few words from about Angie:

Angie spends the bulk of her time helping businesses execute mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis in equipment dealer, franchise, and private equity transactions. Angie works with clients at all stages and of all sizes, from startups confronting their first round of investment to public companies who deal with M&As on a regular basis. She has experience representing buyers, sellers, investors and issuers, which means Angie is equipped to provide you sound legal counsel regardless of your position at the table.

Angie also advises early stage companies from initial formation through financing and eventual sale. Her reasonable rates and broad experience mean she can be there to assist from the beginning, as you grow and when you ultimately exit your business. 

Other areas of her practice involve assisting clients in general business matters from negotiation of commercial contracts and preparation of shareholder agreements to structuring legally compliant sweepstakes and promotions. She also assists franchisors with legal aspects of their franchise system and represents companies both domestically and abroad.

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