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Columbus Small Business Utility Bill Assistance Program

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Special emergency funding is available to eligible small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the City of Columbus with city water, sewer, stormwater and/or power accounts that are having difficulty paying their utility bills or are at the point of disconnection.

The Mayor’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is partnering with Grow with Google

The Mayor’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion is partnering with Grow with Google to help our community learn digital skills by hosting free virtual workshops on digital skills using resources from Grow with Google.

Launch Right Start-Up Program Now Accepting Applications

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Through the Wells Fargo Open for Business Grant, The NAWBO Institute is launching a start-up program for women who are exiting the workforce in rural regions and marginalized socioeconomic communities.

Women in Negotiation: How to say less and get more

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Join Key4Women and Negotiation and Communications expert, Fotini Iconomopolous to learn how you can strengthen your negotiation style and tackle your next negotiation with ease.

Request for Proposal (RFP) for Occupational Health and Safety Services

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The City of Delaware, Ohio (the City) is requesting proposals for an Occupational Health and Safety Consulting Services until 5:00 p.m., October 29, 2021.

Opportunity to Be a Supplier for PGA Championship Events

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The PGA of America is seeking diverse and locally owned suppliers for its 2022 championship events in Oklahoma, Michigan and Maryland.

2 new loan programs through the Ohio Department of Development that are now Live!

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Women’s Business Enterprise Loan Program
This loan program is designed to stimulate the growth of existing women-owned businesses by providing loans at market rate or below market rate interest (currently up to 3%).

Ohio Micro-Enterprise Loan Program
This loan program is designed to stimulate the growth of new and existing businesses by providing micro-loans at 0% interest.

Join PNC as they celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with special guest John Quiñones.

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The ABC News veteran and creator and host of What Would You Do? will share his inspiring story, the lessons he’s learned, and how having difficult conversations in the workplace and in the community helps us create a more inclusive culture.

The Franklin County Community Equity Fund is (FCCEF) back!

The Equity Fund will be reopening Friday, October 8th at noon! We will be taking applications for grants up to $15,000 from Franklin County-based small businesses from October 8 – November 8!

How to build a banking relationship w/ Organizer City Of Columbus - Office Of Diversity & Inclusion

The discussion will center on how your banker can help grow your business.
Wed, September 29, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

The Cultural Capital microlending application is open!

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Applications are open for the Cultural Capital microlending program, championed by the Greater West Dayton Incubator in partnership with Flyer Consulting and Citywide.


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The City of Columbus Mayor’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion would like to announce the following FREE events and activities available to small, minority and woman-owned businesses

COVID- 19’s Economic Impact on Women: A Panel Discussion on the State of Women in Columbus

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2021 National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week!

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Join MBDA as we lead the charge with our annual National MED Week celebration!

AACG Candidates Night

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Thursday Sep 16, 2021
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Crazy Richard's Chosen to Join National Giveback Campaign


Courtnee Carrigan says that a shared understanding that racism really does exist in the workplace is a good first step


Zulene Adams is the Most Involved CEO You’ll Ever Know


Courtney Elson on Virtual Beauty


Help us congratulate these outstanding NAWBO Cbus women on this wonderful accomplishment! Well done ladies!!


NAWBO Cbus Member & CEO of Pearl Interactive, Merry Korn in Arizona amid high state unemployment rate


Congratulations to NAWBO Member Jasilika Davidson, Owner of Assisted Living Locators for being featured on a recent episode of Daytime Columbus.


NAWBO Member Katy Tombaugh Celebrating 1 Year Anniversary of The Nest Coworking


NAWBO Member Kathleen Lach Makes the Forbes List!


NAWBO Member & CEO of Urban Trendsetters Sharon Gordon is celebrating 16 years of putting your business in the street

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Kristen Moosmiller Named to the NAPFA National Board

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Former NBC4 Anchor and NAWBO Member Mikaela Hunt
Builds Community via New Channels

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Dealmakers Conference


September 25, 2019


The Smart Business Dealmakers Conference (formerly ASPIRE) connects thousands of local dealmakers – from middle-market CEOs to top investors and lenders to leading M&A advisers.

With sessions ranging from raising capital to buying and selling companies to alternative asset investing, our conference covers the breadth of the M&A landscape.

.Use code NAWBO to save $100

For tickets click here


Eat. Drink. Inspire.

On September 27 and 28th Spiceteria will host our Eat.Drink.Inspire Conversation Series, Navigating Adulthood, “The 40 – Something Woman.”  Featuring three trailblazing, female doctors who are improving women’s health and wellbeing around the globe. This two-day Columbus, Ohio event will host a dinner on Friday, and brunch on Saturday.

For tickets click here

Wine and Websites: Legal Do’s and Don’ts For Your Site

During this month’s Wine + Websites, Eryn Gilson will be your guide to a legally covered site. We will be discussing legal Do’s and Don’ts and answering any questions you may have realted to how to get your site covered legally.

Eryn Gilson is a social media strategist and online presence educator. She helps her clients create social media strategies that turn social media followers into raving fans and lifelong customers. Eryn has experience both educating and executing social media, blogging, and email campaigns. She enjoys working with clients to create strategic, customer-focus action plans that deliver results. Eryn is also the voice behind 614 Mom, a blog dedicated to supporting the Columbus community through thoughtful and intentional content. Your online presence is sometimes the first impression for many of your customers and, with Eryn’s help, you can crush that first impression.

For tickets click here


Led by Dana Vogelmeier, Lead the Shift Columbus will engage attendees to optimize and personalize the extraordinary insights delivered in John C. Maxwell’s annual Live2Lead broadcast. Local insights and powerful breakout sessions will alternate with the individual segments of Live2Lead.

Our program includes breakfast, networking, lunch, and several prize drawings.

At the end of the day, teams and leaders alike will take away valuable nuggets to immediately improve their own professional lives and work experiences.

OCTOBER 24, 2019 7 am – 3 pm
The Boat House at Confluence Park

679 W. Spring Street Columbus, OH 43215

$99 / full day

Table Discounts and Sponsorships Available

To register click here


NAWBO Cbus Member & CEO of Pearl Interactive, Merry Korn hiring in Arizona amid high state unemployment rate

Arizona’s unemployment rate remains higher than the national average, yet the Phoenix metro area is still creating jobs at a healthy pace. Employers continue to add staff in the Phoenix area, including NAWBO Cbus Member and CEO of Pearl Interactive, Merry Korn.

Read the full article here.

Help us congratulate these outstanding NAWBO Cbus women on this wonderful accomplishment! Well done ladies!!



*Erin Nealy, Bridgeway Academy
*Catherine Lang-Kline, Portfolio Creative

NAWBO Member Jasilika Davidson, Owner of Assisted Living Locators featured on a recent episode of Daytime Columbus

The need for assisted care as we age is in high demand.  And because there are so many different types of needs from physical therapy to memory care, there is no one-size fits all solution. So many people think to find the ideal senior living home will be complicated.  But it doesn’t have to be with a free service in Columbus to find the best fit for your needs. Watch the full interview and learn more here.

NAWBO Member Katy Tombaugh Celebrating 1 Year Anniversary of The Nest Coworking

Come out and celebrate ONE YEAR in business with NAWBO member and VP of Membership Katy Tombaugh and The Nest Coworking.

When: Friday, June 14th, 2019
Time: 4pm-7pm
RSVP here.

NAWBO Member Kathleen Lach Makes the Forbes List!

Kathleen Lach, who has been a wealth advisor since 1999, believes serving her clients goes beyond the value of a portfolio. With comprehensive advice tailored to an investor’s particular needs, Kathleen and her team help clients and their families navigate volatile markets and evolving circumstances with educated decisions based on sound investment principles. Whether spotlighting hidden opportunities or anticipating important transitions, Kathleen strikes the effective balance between short-term needs and long-term financial goals. Her deep multi-generational relationships facilitate her partnering with clients at each stage of investing: accumulation, growth and protection strategies, and the transition of wealth either to the next generation or through thoughtful philanthropy. Active in her community, Kathleen also provides investment advice to a number of non-profit organizations.

Read the full articles here.

NAWBO Member & CEO of Urban Trendsetters  Sharon Gordon is celebrating 16 years of putting your business in the street

Since 2003 they have published over 450 newspapers and publications and been the media sponsor 100’s of events.

The UTS TrendE-Blast first launched as a service to our clients in December 2005. In that time we have sent over sent over 10,000 email blasts while creating our tribe, the UTS Nation.

We are the first and most consistent urban based e-blast service in Central Ohio and have the largest minority and diverse data base in the STATE OF OHIO.

Read latest issue here.

Kristen Moosmiller Named to the NAPFA National Board

We are pleased to announce that Kristen Moosmiller was recently named to the national board of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA). She will begin serving a three-year term in September 2019.

NAPFA National shared the following with their 3,000+ members this week regarding Kristen and her fellow incoming board member:
Kristen and Jeff are both successful financial planners with just the right mix of experience, professionalism, vision and service-orientation to help move the association forward. They are committed to NAPFA’s mission, and to increasing member engagement and fulfillment. This year gave the Leadership Development Committee a great group of candidates from which to choose. Our decision was an extraordinarily difficult one, and we thank all of the candidates for the time and effort they put forth during the selection process. Congratulations Kristen and Jeff. Well done!

The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country’s leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve. The association provides support and education for over 3000 practitioners all over the country and is governed by the NAPFA Board of Directors and supported by our four Region Boards.

NAPFA members live by three important values:
– To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
– To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
– To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning.

Best wishes to Kristen in her important new role!

Former NBC4 Anchor and NAWBO Member Mikaela Hunt Builds Community via New Channels

For eight years Mikaela Hunt woke up with Columbus news viewers as one of four co-anchors on NBC4 Today. During those years, Hunt built a relationship with viewers as a part of their daily morning routines — almost as if they knew her. But after 17 years in TV journalism, an unexpected — and at one point devastating — change came her way.

In 2015, when NBC4 chose not to renew Hunt’s contract, local news viewers were seemingly devastated. There were a lot of questions about why she was no longer on the show, where she went, and exactly what happened. Years later, from time to time, Hunt will get a message on Facebook from someone saying, “I’m so glad I found you!” or “I didn’t know where you went. What happened?” Others told Hunt they called the station, left voicemails, and were even given the news director’s phone number, but never got a callback.

Read full  article here.



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