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Why NAWBO's New Programming Makes the Most of Every Minute

By Michele Katz,
NAWBO President
Back in the day, NAWBO Chicago had tons of in-person programming. Like the mile markers in a marathon, there was always one more event right up ahead. At the same time, sea changes in our business climate were underway. In the aftermath of the most recent recession, many of us were producing more work with less people. And, as technology's promise of greater efficiency led to a rise in GoToMeetings and anytime access, thanks to cloud computing, lives got busier. The crowds at NAWBO events thinned.

When last year's president, Emily Smith, hit the ground running, she and the Board of Directors (me included) decided that we had to adjust to the new business climate. The fact was: People simply had less time.

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Upcoming Events

THRIVE Conference
Monday, October 5 @ The Ritz Carlton, Chicago
NAWBO - Chicago's THRIVE Conference is a dynamic workshop for enterprising women who aspire to greater levels of achievement. You will learn from, and network with, influential industry leaders and peers, and choose from nine informative seminars that focus on relevant topics essential to growth. THRIVE 2015 is not to be missed. Seize this opportunity to gain valuable insights, education and inspiration for your business to thrive.


YEA! Be Part of the Movement to Help Young Women Become Entrepreneurs
The NAWBO Chicago Next Generation Outreach Committee needs volunteers to help support the YEA! program. Meetings are being held the fourth Wednesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. We are looking to recruit the class of 2015/2016 and seek your help in spreading the word about the program.  

Call For Nominations for the NAWBO Board of Directors
Read a Letter from Nominating Committee Chairperson Darla Beggs
Partner Events
Harold Washington College Career Fair   Thursday, October 1, 10 am - 2 pm @ Harold Washington College

Are you looking for interns, part-time or full-time employees?
Contact: Kelly Dobbins, Director of Workforce Partnerships-City Colleges of Chicago, kdobbins6@ccc.edu , (312) 553-5954
Opportunity International Regional Summit ... learn about investments that fuel global innovation and job creation. Opportunity International is a non-profit that helps people in developing countries improve their lives and futures.

Opportunity International Regional Summit
Friday, October 16 @ Loews Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Learn about investments that fuel global innovation and job creation. Opportunity International is a non-profit that helps people in developing countries improve their lives and futures.



Video Sponsored by Schiller DuCanto & Fleck, Video Services Provided by Victoria Legal + Corporate Services and JJR Marketing 


Wednesday, Dec 9
NAWBO Holiday Party at the Reclaimed Table's "Showroom on Hubbard"  
Getting the Most From Your Membership
Did you know our robust Chicago Area NAWBO Chapter includes four generations of dynamic, powerful women business owners? One of the greatest values we can provide is interpersonal connection between and among our members. This year, your Membership Committee will begin to help to strengthen the ties between us. Membership would like to get to know you better, and to connect you to other members with like interests.
The next time you attend a NAWBO event, please stop by Membership. Even better - say "hello" and chat with as many Membership Committee members as you can! We can't wait to learn more about you!  

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