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, 

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,

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


Live an integrated life at COhatch. A new kind of work and social space built in the communities in which we work and live.

It’s not just clean, it’s Corporate Clean!

Our business continues to grow because of the relationships we build. We thrive on listening. Currently we work with 14 construction companies, 30+ luxury apartment communities, and 52+ commercial real estate spaces, model homes, offices, churches, and residential buildings. Our jobs range in size from 400 SF to 1,213,000 SF. We complete “once and done” jobs as well as multi-year projects. We provide services throughout Central Ohio. We grow with our customers. Our business is more than cleaning. It is providing our customers with peace of mind. We love what we do!

Corporate Cleaning Inc.

Ph. 614-203-6051


DoveTail Consulting is a full-service insurance agency based in Columbus, Ohio. We evaluate options from multiple carriers to find coverage that fits your budget and needs.

Molly Kane and her team have years of experience in the insurance industry.
We have specialists in the area of excess workers’ compensation, group health products and voluntary benefits.

Dovetail Consulting

Ph. (614) 286-3200

Contact Dovetail Consulting

We increase the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns and training materials by blending interactive, visual storytelling with proven learning strategies.

You’re the expert at what you do. We simply help you do more of it. When a content-, deliverable-heavy project arises, partnering with us can help you have more.
​More time. More margin. More opportunities.

Dream Write Creative, LLC

Ph. 614-467-0515


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


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



Because once you see that the things that matter to you aren’t competing with each other but are actually supporting and strengthening each other, you begin to realize just how much you can truly attain.



Ph. 614.431.4343

Banking ON this Community Bank!

Sharing our history and embracing our future. Our leadership is devoted to our mission, vision, and community while embracing the talents and experiences that the Heartland family undeniably delivers. Honesty and integrity are not just words to live by at Heartland, these are values that shape and mold our business decisions, staffing choices and strategic planning.

We would like to be your bank – for your financial life and possibly your work life. Our story continues and is ever-changing, and we encourage your visits to keep up with the latest Heartland news. Finally, let us know how we are doing, tell us your concerns, and don’t be a stranger at Heartland Bank!

Heartland Bank


Ph. (800) 697-0049

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

Since our founding in 2012, our name has always been Integrity Payroll, now we are simply mirroring our dba. In the words of Bill Evans, our founder and president,
“Integrity Payroll was chosen because it embodied who I am and what I want this company to represent; a service-first payroll company that can be counted on to help small and mid-sized businesses be successful. Ten years later, I am re-committing to those principals by dropping the dba “Apex Payroll” in favor of “Integrity Payroll” going forward.”
What’s NOT changing… our ownership, management and the service delivery model we pride ourselves on!

Integrity Payroll

Ph.  (614) 932-2167

Email: Lorie McCabe

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 

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 E. Lach
Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor

Ph. (614) 798-3229


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


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


PolyPay is a recognized woman-owned provider of merchant processing services based out of San Luis Obispo, California. Our company opened its doors in 2013 and ever since then we have continued to grow our footprint throughout California and beyond to over 10 other states.

PolyPay has developed a deep knowledge base in several verticals, from wineries to hospitality. Our partnerships have expanded to include new point of sale solutions and incentive-based programs. But the keystones of how we operate will always remain the same:

  • Cost-effective pricing and services
  • High touch merchant support
  • Merchant services education
  • Access to the latest offerings and solutions to fit any business
  • Transparency and honesty in all we do

If your business is in need of merchant processing services, or you are unhappy in how you are being taken care of today, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We assure you that your experience with PolyPay will be vastly different that what you have dealt with before.


Ph. 650-208-1460

Email: President & CEO, Jamie Barlett

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

TMH Solutions is an information technology consulting firm and reseller of enterprise products and services. Leveraging our strategic partnerships with leading IT companies, we deliver outstanding solutions using exceptional consultants and high performing products and services. We empower our customers to “make IT work” efficiently and effectively.

With over 25 years of experience in the information technology industry; TMH Solutions is a certified, woman-owned, minority-owned and managed company uniquely serving the Ohio community.

TMH Solutions

Ph. (614) 581-4450

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

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



Our philosophy is that genuine human connection is what attracts potential clients and closes sales—not flashy creative. As gifted storytellers, we help our clients identify and tell the story their audience needs to hear, supported by tracking and metrics.

We know that B2B and internal videos have a reputation of being boring (there, we said it), but we don’t think they have to be! In fact, they’re our specialty. Leave it to us to turn talking-head videos into must-watch content

Video Story Studio

Ph. 614.664.9404


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