September 2012 Message from the President
Can you believe Fall is almost here?? Where has this year gone? It just seems like yesterday that we celebrated with the Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards (ESA) Gala, and yet here we are in the middle of accepting nominations for the 2013 Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards (ESA). Please participate by nominating women business owners who deserve to be recognized and who you know are “stand outs” in their business and our community. Click here to access information and nomination forms. You do not have to be a member of NAWBO to nominate or to be nominated. There are six different categories: Benefactor, Innovator, Inspirational, Mentor, Visionary, and Rising Star.
Last month, we made NAWBO history in San Antonio with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) meeting. The video recordings of the ACA Meeting are now up on the NAWBO-San Antonio website. Click here for more information on the event and the recordings. Many thanks to all who helped make the event a resounding success for NAWBO-San Antonio.
Volunteers are needed for both our Entrepreneurial Connections—Fostering the Entrepreneurial Dream (EC-FED) and for our Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards (ESA) committees. One of the best ways to leverage your NAWBO-San Antonio membership is to be active on a committee. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer for either of these programs. Serving on a committee is the first step to active participation within an organization. By supporting your organization through committee involvement, you gain recognition for yourself and your business, in addition to establishing trust. People like to do business with people who are involved in the same projects they are. Volunteer today and become a future leader. You will be glad you did.
We have some terrific programs in the works. These include this month’s NAWBO-San Antonio Women Mean Business Lunch where Dr. Marlene Deborah McCormick, Ph.D., explores with us the peaks and valleys on the road to success. Dr. McCormick will discuss how failure and adversity can make you wiser and more creative. This ebb and flow can also become a source of inspiration, because it keeps the human spirit alive. By learning to develop a vision that is empowering, people gain a greater sense of well being and inner strength. As entrepreneurs, we experience many ups and downs in our businesses. Dr. McCormick helps us to see beyond the now and gives us hope for the future. Click here for more information and registration.
On October 25, we will get to experience the annual NAWBO-San Antonio Trade Show. The Trade Show will begin at 9:00 a.m. and run through 2:00 p.m., with a luncheon guest speaker you will not want to miss. Additionally, there are breakout sessions on topics like technology (latest greatest aps, etc.); human resources (need to hire—how about fire someone?); and contracting (want to know more about how to be considered for contract opportunities—get the expert’s inside scoop). Booth registrations are now being accepted. Limited space; register your company today! Click here for more info.
Ah yes, we are in the middle of an election year. Our cure for this…the day after the elections, Wednesday, November 7, we have scheduled our November NAWBO-San Antonio Women Mean Business luncheon with Dr. Robert Dye, Chief Economist, Comerica Bank. Dr. Dye will speak to us about the “2013 Economic Outlook: Passages Through a Sea of Uncertainty" Save the date and watch the NAWBO-San Antonio website and these e-mails for more info.
To tease you all just a little—we have an awesome Holiday Social in the works for you. Save the date: Wednesday, December 5. Our Corporate Partner, Lexus of San Antonio, will be hosting this event. You will be entertained while enjoying great food and drinks. An evening you will not want to miss.
Continue to make great connections for your business and in life!
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