October Monthly Meeting: 4 Secrets to Growth & Success- Oct. 5, 2023

Women, Wisdom & Wine- Oct. 18, 2023
August 16, 2023
September 22, 2023

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023 | 11:00am -1:00pm | Amelita Mirolo Barn

Join NAWBO Columbus at our October Monthly Meeting for an incredible event offering you opportunities to learn about government contracting, funding opportunities, key legislation, and advocacy best practices.

Growing a successful, long-lasting business isn’t easy. You need funding, partnerships, and support to overcome obstacles. But most of all, you need opportunities.

Join NAWBO Columbus and our government and community partners as we explore four paths to success that many entrepreneurs never consider:

  • Advocacy: Claim your seat at the table and help ensure public programs and policies support your businesses and communities.
  • Certification: Discover the types of certification available and how you can leverage them to access more funding and opportunities — even if you don’t never have a government contract.
  • Government Contracting: Explore how partnering with local, state, or federal agencies can launch your business to the next level. (There are opportunities for nearly all types of businesses!)
  • Funding and Government Programs: Learn how to access and navigate the many programs designed to help women-owned businesses grow, including preparing for financing and working with the SBA and the Ohio Department of Development.

This incredible event will include a roundtable format similar to our ever-popular Good to Great program. Public policy experts and experienced business leaders will lead each table talk, so bring your questions!

Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to mix and mingle with multiple agencies, organizations, and elected officials! Space is limited so register early!

Register HERE

Here is a look at some of our Table Speakers & Subject Matter Experts:
  • Certifications, with Deonna Barnett, Aventi Enterprises
  • Financing: How to be Commercial Loan Ready with : Tiffany Whitner, First Merchants Bank & Erin Ressa, KeyBank
  • Federal Government Contract Opportunities with Jeanne Gokcen, FutureCom Technologies, Inc.
  • State & County Government Contract Opportunities with Darla King, King Business Interiors
  • Sub v. Prime Government Contract Opportunities with Shaune Skinner, ASC Group, Inc.
  • Advocacy: Legislation & Issues to Watch with Rachel Winder, Ohio Women’s Coalition & Cheryl Burchard, Ohio Women’s Coalition
  • Advocacy 101: How to get involved/advocate with Yvonne Cherell, Freeman Focus Management,Inc.
  • Advocacy: How Government Affects business and Key Committees with Andrea Harless, G2G Consulting



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Registration closes Friday, September 29th at noon.

To view boxed lunch choices click HERE

Meeting Agenda:
11-11:30am- Networking/Exhibitors
11:30-12:30pm- Welcome & Table Talks
12:30-1pm- Networking/Exhibitors