NAWBO Columbus Business Champions

Founded in 1955 in Columbus, Georgia, Aflac (American Family Life Assurance Company) is the #1 provider of supplemental insurance in the United States. What are supplemental benefits?  We specialize in Disability, Cancer, Accident, Critical Care, and other policies.  Simply, they pay you, the employee, directly when you get hurt or sick. For employers, offering these benefits is a no-brainer as it increases employee retention, lowers workman’s compensation claims, and does all this without costing the employer a dime!


Ph. 614-557-9844

Email: Babiya Polk, 

Why Apex? Apex leads the industry in HCM technology and client implementation success. We listen to our clients about what they need to grow. All-in-one, customizable, HCM suite of HR and Payroll solutions to serve your clients and grow your business. Industry-leading proprietary technology is only half the story. Apex also leads the industry in providing unmatched personal service to speed your implementations and help you grow. heir business.


Ph.  877-750-2739


Founded in 1878 as Ashland University continues to have a rich tradition as a private, comprehensive institution preparing students for exciting professions and careers. Ashland University, guided by their Christian heritage, is a comprehensive, private university that provides a transformative learning experience, shaping graduates who work, serve and lead with integrity in their local, national, and global communities.

Ashland University

Ph. 800.882.1548

Email: Dan Sullivan,


What would you like the power to do?

At Bank of America, we ask this question every day of all those we serve. It is at the core of how we live our values, deliver our purpose and achieve responsible growth. By asking this question, we continue to learn what matters most to our clients, our employees and our shareholders. It helps us start a conversation centered on our commitment to use our capabilities to help those we serve be successful. Because we recognize that we can only be successful when the individuals, companies, communities and employees we serve are able to reach their vision of success.

Bank of America

Ph. 614.280.2320

Email: Abby Morrison,

Benesch is an AmLaw 200 business law firm and limited liability partnership with offices in Cleveland, Chicago, Columbus, San Francisco, Wilmington, Hackensack and Shanghai. The firm is known for providing highly sophisticated legal services to national and international clients that include public and private, middle market and emerging companies, as well as private equity funds, entrepreneurs, not-for-profit organizations, trusts and estates.


Ph. 614-223-9316

Email: Rachel Winder,

Brady Ware’s mission is to make your business more successful by understanding your financial matters, providing innovative solutions to your challenges, and presenting new opportunities to help you prosper. All aspects of our company operate with expertise and an eye on value. Building collaborative relationships with our clients is the cornerstone of our business and the number one responsibility of every team member. A Brady Ware advisor will become a part of your team, providing experienced and caring service that will drive your success.

Brady Ware

Ph. 866-502-8555

Email: Betty Collins, CPA:

Buckeye Bookkeeping Services, LLC is a full charge bookkeeping company located in Delaware, Ohio. We are passionate about working with business owners and not-for-profit leadership to maintain accurate and informative financials and to bring a level of value that supports the overall vision of the organization. Our mission is to provide small business owners with accounting services that allow them the ability to focus on the business they have a passion for and want to make successful. Buckeye Bookkeeping Services, LLC has been in business for 12 years and we work with a variety of for-profit businesses both in industry type and annual revenues.

Buckeye Bookkeeping Services

Ph. 614-568-7676

Email: Melissa Mercer:

Sugar and spice and everything nice… that’s what Cheryl’s is made of. The company has been serving up sweet treats since its inception in 1981. Choose from a variety of desserts, including cookies, brownies, cakes, frosted cutout cookies and more!

Cheryl’s Cookies

Ph. 1-800-443-8124


Citywide Training & Development offers world class personal and professional development training. Anything from Microsoft Excel, leadership development and Diversity and Inclusion solutions.

CityWide Training & Development

Ph. (614) 645-8294


Our talented and caring Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons combine artistry with experience to provide truly impeccable, natural results. Our reputation often precedes us as most of our referrals come from satisfied patients and fellow physicians who place trust in the work we do. Dr. Timothy Treece, Dr. Susan Vasko, Dr. Robert Heck, Dr. John Wakelin and Dr. Tyler Angelos are all members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and Fellows of the American College of Surgeons. Our work is backed by quality and professionalism with a customized experience for each patient.

Columbus Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery

Ph. 614-246-6900

Email: Laura Hager

Kathy Borkowski

As a local community bank, we at FCBank are committed to serving the continued growth and well-being of the areas in which we operate. Community involvement for us goes well beyond our mission to offer high-quality banking products and services — charity, after all, begins at home, and our home is right where you live.

FC Bank

Ph. 1-855-880-3694


The quality of life in our community is important to us. We work, play and raise our families here. That’s why we’ve committed ourselves to improving lives in all the markets we serve.

Fifth Third Bank

Ph. 614-551-5934

Jody Moore


The Franklin County Board of Commissioners is committed to serving, supporting, and uplifting all residents of Franklin County through a lens of respect and human-centered care. We strive to ensure that every resident’s needs are met on the fundamental social, wellness, economic, and environmental levels. We are dedicated to constant innovation, sustainability, and progress, for the sake of providing the best possible quality of life for all residents.

Franklin County Board of Commissioners

Ph. 614-525-3322

Frost Brown Todd, a law firm with more than 500 lawyers across its eight-state footprint, offers a deep, talented roster of legal professionals.  Committed to their clients, the firm leverages technical, industry and legal knowledge and hands-on experience to serve a diverse client base, from global multinationals to small, entrepreneurial companies. The firm’s client teams integrate that powerful network of legal talent and business experience to provide innovative and comprehensive services across their regional platform.

Frost Brown Todd

Ph. 614-464-1211

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with $100 billion of assets and a network of 1,115 branches and 1,891 ATMs across eight Midwestern states. Founded in 1866, The Huntington National Bank and its affiliates provide consumer, small business, commercial, treasury management, wealth management, brokerage, trust, and insurance services. Huntington also provides auto dealer, equipment finance, national settlement and capital market services that extend beyond its core states.

Huntington Bank

Ph. 614-480-4005

Email: Patty Barton

 Beth Alloway

At Hylant, our aim is to help you spend less time worrying about insurance and risk management and more time thinking about what will make you successful. That’s what a partner does who has your back. We’re more than an insurance brokerage firm. And you’re more than a client, employee and neighbor. You’re family. And that’s just the way we treat you.


Ph. 800-249-5268

Email Address: Laura Emberger

Insperity, a trusted advisor to America’s best businesses for more than 30 years, provides an array of human resources and business solutions designed to help improve business performance. Insperity® Business Performance Advisors offer the most comprehensive suite of products and services available in the marketplace. Insperity delivers administrative relief, better benefits, reduced liabilities and a systematic way to improve productivity through its premier Workforce Optimization® solution. Insperity business performance solutions support more than 100,000 businesses with over 2 million employees.


Ph. 614-423-3822

Email: Mary Ann Clarke,

Michelle Hepner,

Kaiser Consulting offers a full suite of accounting, finance and IT compliance solutions delivered with industry-specific expertise to help your organization navigate the complexities of growth and change. Our services include outsourced and interim accounting, internal control assessments, process improvement solutions, and many more. Our highly skilled team consists of experienced CPAs, MBAs, and former CFOs and Big-4 auditors. We serve small to large companies, fast-growing startups, and nonprofit organizations and offer flexible work alternatives to meet your needs, including on-demand, fractional-time controllers, accountants and bookkeepers.

Kaiser Consulting

Ph. 614-300-1088

Email: Lori Kaiser, CPA

Hilary Dodson, CPA 

Our relationship forms the basis of all of our work together. We don’t make decisions for you – we make them with you. We listen closely when you share your priorities and concerns. Our discussions help us provide guidance so that you can gain control, weigh your next steps and create the right course of action. It all comes down to delivering advice that is relevant to your life and your financial success. Kathleen Lach has been recognized as an industry leader in Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, 2019 and Working Mother Magazine Top Wealth Adviser Moms, 2018.

Kathleen Lach, UBS Wealth Management

Ph. 614-442-6264 or 855-423-3900

Email: Kathleen Lach

Founded in 1964, Kegler Brown has served as counsel to some of the world’s best-known and best-loved brands from its Ohio offices. We provide a comprehensive range of legal services with more than 80 lawyers firmwide comprising more than 100 specific areas of practice focus. Through previous experience in business and public leadership positions, Kegler Brown attorneys link clients to national, state and local decision-makers and provide insight into the legislative and regulatory process. We’re committed to providing our clients with the most timely, responsive and high-quality legal services anywhere.

Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter

Ph. (614) 462-5400

We’re committed to helping clients and communities thrive. To us, that means doing business fairly and responsibly, promoting diversity and inclusion, and making meaningful investments in the places where we live and work. We’re proud of our progress, and we’re not slowing down. At KeyBank our focus is supporting our neighbors, our workforce, and our core values and creating a sustainable community through responsible actions and investments.


Ph. 614-460-3412

Email: Courtney Kennedy

King is a family-owned commercial office furniture and flooring company located in Columbus, Ohio. Today, King serves hundreds of clients in numerous markets and industries. King helps you Love Where You Work! Our commercial furniture and flooring divisions will assist you in designing your space within your style, feel and budget. Through our program “connecting the dots”, we can take back your existing furniture that still has some life and place it in charities here in our area!

King Business Interiors

Ph. 614-430-0020


The Law Office of Maritza S. Nelson provides sophisticated legal counsel for serious entrepreneurs. At the heart of it all, we help positive people on a passionate mission pursue those passions without worrying that legal “stuff” might come back to bite them. Our best clients communicate with us about the matter at hand AND their big picture goals and vision for their business, pursue that vision and their underlying goals with a passion, exhibit integrity, honesty, and loyalty, and are fun yet professional with positive energy!

Law Office of Maritza S. Nelson, LLC

Ph. 614-416-8146


Established in 1998, MAD Scientist Associates, LLC is a full-service ecological and wetland consulting firm. MAD Scientist Associates provides clients with a high level of expertise in wetland science, ecological site characterization, environmental impact assessment, and ecological restoration. We deliver accurate, complete, and timely data that can streamline the environmental compliance process and allow clients to make better-informed and more sustainable land use decisions. MAD Scientist Associates also helps clients understand and successfully navigate increasingly complex regulatory requirements and permit processes to meet project goals as efficiently as possible.

MAD Scientist Associates, LLC

Ph. 440-213-1830

Measurement Resources provides services and strategies to help government and nonprofit organizations use performance measurement to improve programs, outcomes, and lives. Our president, Sheri Chaney Jones, founded the organization in 2008 with a bold goal:  Help every mission-driven organization use measurement to accelerate social change. Measurement is a powerful tool.  Organizations that implement measurement systems turn data into outcomes.  Staff see more opportunities, uncover obstacles sooner, and discover untapped efficiencies.  They have better data to demonstrate impact, increase visibility, and raise funds.  Measurement moves great missions forward.

Measurement Resources

Ph. 614-947-8899


You want to leave your mark—so let’s find your story and share it with the world! Mikaela Media identifies the stories within your business, organization, and life and leverages them with your audience online. From incredible accomplishments and thought leadership to learning moments and obstacles, you have solutions and stories that will inspire and educate your clients, customers, and more!

Mikaela Media


Mutual of Omaha is committed to providing members of NAWBO with the guidance and consistent service needed in developing, implementing and maintaining a comprehensive business and individual strategy. As a licensed insurance agent* with Mutual of Omaha Brad Shook will work hard to help NAWBO members and their families protect their family and property in case of an unexpected disability or death, assist those close to retirement prepare for the effects of healthcare expenses, create a  professional plan for a long retirement and help NAWBO small business owners protect their life’s work for their family and employees.

Mutual of Omaha

Ph. (330)-416-5558

Email: Brad Shook

Founded in 1928 and the largest woman owned commercial printer in the Midwest, we have a rich history of servicing clients both small and large, across the county. Our combination of offset, wide format and digital presses means we have the right equipment to handle a variety of projects. With our comprehensive list of services you can benefit from using Old Trail as your single source for creative, printing, mailing, fulfillment and more.  Our mission is to exceed our customers’ expectations by providing quality printed materials and the finest service in the industry through continuous improvement and customer interaction.   We are providing communications solutions…one client at a time!

Old Trail Printing

Ph. 614-443-4852


Pathways Financial Credit Union is a full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative with six convenient branches in the Central Ohio area.  Though our products and services may seem similar to what you would find at any ordinary bank, we are a better alternative – we are a credit union. At Pathways, we put our members first in every decision that we make, and pledge to make banking the easiest, most efficient activity possible for them.  Through our great rates, low fees, and outstanding member service, we help our members along their path to financial freedom.

Pathways Financial Credit Union

Ph. 614.416.7588 ext. 1418


PNC and its more than 1,200 PNC-Certified Women’s Business Advocates across its 19-state footprint proudly support the achievement of women who own or run companies. Dedicated to providing valuable tools and resources, Insights for Women in Business monthly e-newsletters and their award-winning Insights for Women in Business magazine feature articles on topics of interest to women business owners and female executives that help to grow companies, inspire new ideas, and share experiences.  “Women Who Achieve” inspirational success stories, webinars, podcasts, articles, and a calendar of events that bring business women together are available on the website!


Ph. 614-310-8918


Founded in 2005, Portfolio Creative is a woman-owned, award-winning recruiting and staffing firm. We partner with corporations, retailers, and large creative agencies to help solve creative workforce challenges. We connect our clients to marketing, design, advertising, retail, and digital roles in the markets we serve. . Based in Columbus, OH, we are a team of creative talent experts. Our passion is focused solely on staffing the ever-evolving creative industry. We are committed to understanding the unique needs and culture of your company to find you the perfect match. We place exceptional talent in all fields that help you achieve creative genius. We get creative.

Portfolio Creative

Ph. 614-839-4897

Email: President Catherine Lang-Cline

Woman-owned and with more than 30 years of experience, Sage has perfected the end-to-end IT asset solution to deliver the most value to your organization . Every year, businesses retire millions of used-but-still-useful technology products, creating the fastest growing business and consumer waste stream in the world. We strategically and passionately help companies reuse more and recycle less than anyone else in the industry.

Sage Sustainable Electronics

Ph. (844) 472-4373


SmithAmundsen LLC is a law firm comprised of more than 160 attorneys. Our offices are based regionally in the Midwest, but we handle the transactional, labor and employment, and litigation needs of companies across the U.S. Our attorneys help our clients evaluate each situation and find the best solutions for their business. In 2015, SmithAmundsen was ranked #15 by Law360 on the Top 100 Law Firms for Female Attorneys list.

SmithAmundsen LLC

Ph. 312.894.3341


Southwest Airlines is the OFFICIAL airline of NAWBO. Southwest Airlines Co. is a major American airline headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and is the world’s largest low-cost carrier. The airline has more than 59,000 employees as of March 2019 and operates about 4,000 departures a day during peak travel season.

Southwest Airlines

We exist to help businesses and organizations tell and live meaningful stories so they can build brands that matter and have a real impact. We believe that meaningful stories move people. Meaningful stories align businesses, build brands and inspire action. They challenge thinking, bring clarity, inspire devotion and loyalty, and differentiate products and services. Meaningful stories change the world.


Ph. 614.859.6008


More than seventy years ago, a group of passionate citizens envisioned a way to improve the community and the quality of life in central Ohio. More than 2,500 individuals, families, and businesses have partnered with the Foundation, creating unique funds to support the causes they are most passionate about. Grants are made from these funds according to donors’ wishes, supporting a wide range of initiatives, programs, and nonprofit organizations in our community. Our Mission is to assist donors and others in strengthening and improving our community for the benefit of all its residents.

The Columbus Foundation

Ph. 614-251-4000

Organizations are challenged with female and next gen talent leaving, pay equity impacting retention rates, leadership ranks not being diverse enough, and employees not accepting accountability for one’s growth. Rest assured – your people are ready to lead! They simply need leadership skills fine-tuning to be heard, to be seen, and to be strategic. Great news! We have the programs that provide measurable results!

Tiggett & Co.

Ph. 614-581-8867


Since 1889, United Midwest has focused on exceeding the expectations of the communities and businesses we serve.  We never forget that our business is about people and our decisions are mindful of our responsibility to others.  We focus our services into four main categories; Business Lending, Consumer Lending, Residential Lending, and Personal and Business Banking.  Each of our business pillars is unique, but we approach each with the same steadfast commitment to executional excellence.  Behind every interaction we share, there is a person relying on our expertise and ability to deliver as promised.  That’s a responsibility we hold in the highest regard, and we measure our success by the quality of the relationships we develop and maintain.

United Midwest Savings Bank

Ph. 614-506-5000

Email: VP of Retail Banking Judy Lease

Are you ready to elevate your work experience? Versa offers coworking, private office, meeting room and event space for professionals, small teams and enterprise companies. VERSA Grandview is home of the NAWBO Columbus office.


Ph. 614-333-9558


At Wellness Collective we are committed to transforming lives through health & happiness. A wellness program has the power to help your employees feel appreciated and love where they work. Whether you are a small or large sized company, understanding the unique needs of your employees is important to their health and happiness. We collaborate with you to assess your company’s strengths and recommend the best options for you and your team!

Wellness Collective

Ph. (614) 523-3213


Women’s Business Enterprise Council Ohio River Valley (WBEC ORV) provides WBENC certification to women owned companies in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. While certifying women owned businesses is the foundation of our mission, WBEC ORV also offers development opportunities to scale businesses to compete in the marketplace, connections with corporations leading supplier diversity across the country for real time business opportunities, and networking with other WBEs for partnering and purchasing opportunities.

Women’s Business Enterprise Council – ORV

Ph. 513-487-6503

Email: Sheila Mixon

The Women’s Small Business Accelerator (WSBA) is a non-profit accelerator founded by successful women business owners for women business owners. We provide education, peer support, mentoring, and accountability to help women on their entrepreneurial journey – to start and grow their own businesses. We strive to propel all emerging business owners, regardless of net worth or education level, to have the courage and support to achieve their business ownership dreams.

Women’s Small Business Accelerator

Ph. 614.414.2449


Z Promotions is a certified W/MBE located in Columbus, OH.  We specialize in the use of high quality, strategically branded products and apparel to enhance the image of your brand.  Z Promotions is dedicated to forging strong relationships with our team, our clients and our community.  We strive to serve all three well, so that we do our part in making a positive impact. We deliver creative product branding to our clients, so that they increase their brand recognition and achieve their marketing objectives.  We volunteer our time and service with different organizations to bring awareness and to also make a difference in our local and global communities.

Z Promotions

Ph. 800-930-4954




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