June 2022 Newsletter
Connect With Fellow WBOs At The Coffee Date On June 2
NAWBO is built on the invaluable relationships women business owners cultivate for support, empowerment and inspiration. If you're new to NAWBO or simply want to build more connections within the network, don't miss our upcoming Coffee Date.

These unique online events are a relaxed and informal way to get to know each other from the comfort of your couch. Join us and network with your fellow NAWBO members!
Grow Your Business With Help From SomerCor On June 8
Ready to grow your business, but not sure about your financials? This webinar provides an overview of key financial documents, cash flow management tips and credit remediation strategies. The presentation looks at the loan decision from a lender point of view – empowering you to stop taking "no" for an answer.

Presented By: Daniel Higgenbotham, CBCA, is the Senior Credit Analyst at SomerCor, and has been with the company for five years. He is responsible for overseeing daily aspects of the credit department including underwriting workflow, analyst training and loan submission processes.

Moderated By: Kimberly Brisky is the Managing Director of Communications & Engagement at SomerCor, and has been with the company for nearly three years. She is responsible for creating and promoting all external content for the organization, including educational resources to support small businesses.
NAWBO Chicago Partners With SBAC For Candidate Forum
Join NAWBO Chicago and the Small Business Advocacy Council on June 9 for a Cook County Assessor’s race candidate forum. We will be joined by Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi, Commissioner Kari Steele and Nico Tsatsoulis. The candidates will talk about their views on stability, fairness, equity and transparency as it pertains to the Cook County property tax system. We will also discuss the candidates’ views on reforms needed to improve the property tax system.
 
Property taxes are a crucial issue for small businesses, property owners and commercial corridors throughout Cook County. This forum will be moderated by SBAC President Elliot Richardson. We hope you can join us for this important candidate forum!
Save The Date For Our Annual Meeting And Board Installation
NAWBO Chicago invites you to the Annual Meeting on June 22 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. We encourage all women business owners to join us as we celebrate the dynamic leadership team of NAWBO Chicago for 2022 – 2023. We will recognize the hard work of our outgoing board members and learn about upcoming initiatives during this event. More details are coming soon!
Join The Inaugural National Day Of Service On June 24
Two organizations with shared passion and vision are coming together in communities across the country to amplify our impact.

Join us for the National Association of Women Business Owners’ and Women Presidents Organization’s first annual National Day of Service.
There are three ways for NAWBO Chicago to help women:

  1. Volunteer as a group in-person at the Dress For Success location in Central - Chicago on June 24.
  2. If you are not near this location, choose an organization that supports women or girls in your community (temporary housing facilities and mentoring programs that support women and girls, a financial literacy program for women, STEM programs for girls, etc.) and volunteer to serve as a group with the NAWBO Chicago chapter.
  3. If you are not able to spend the day physically helping, choose an organization that supports women or girls in your community and make a financial contribution.
Treat Yourself! Attend The NAWBO Chicago Summer Social
Join us for cocktails and networking at our annual NAWBO Chicago Summer Social! We look forward to seeing you all, so mark your calendar and secure your ticket today.

The Summer Social will be held at Tiny Tapp & Cafe, 55 Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60601. Tickets are $15 for Members and Member Guests and $25 for Non-Members. Ticket fees will support the restaurant, reserve our patio space and include light refreshments. The event will have a cash bar.

If you have questions, please email info@nawbochicago.org.
Advertise Your Business This Month – Ad Slots Are Open!
WBE Opportunities – A NAWBO Chicago Member Benefit
Did you know that many government building contracts require that a certain percentage of the work be completed by minority and women-owned businesses?

NAWBO Chicago provides a weekly rolling list of WBE opportunities. Click here to view the current list.
Maximize Your Membership in 2022
Whether a solopreneur or a million-dollar business, NAWBO Chicago gives women-owned businesses of all levels the resources and support needed to help them grow and thrive. A NAWBO Chicago membership offers the power and benefits of an established community of women entrepreneurs.
Join a Mastermind
Premier Members are eligible to participate in one Mastermind as a Member Benefit. A Mastermind group is the same small group of women that meet on a regular basis to provide peer-to-peer discussions. Email to learn more.

Update Your Profile
Your profile is how you are represented to other members. By including details about your business, your interests and yourself, you have a better opportunity to be seen. Click here to update.
Get Involved with a Committee
NAWBO Chicago hosts four active committees: Advocacy; Diversity; Membership; and Celebration of Achievement Conference. Please find the descriptions and committee leaders here

Attend a Monthly Event
Connects are monthly small-group meetings that allow our members to come together regularly throughout the Chicagoland region. Find future events here.
NAWBO Chicago Newsletter Submissions

NAWBO Chicago newsletters are published monthly. Email July submissions to the newsletter editor by June 17, 2022.
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