NAWBO GDC October President Letter

October 14, 2020


The last six weeks have been a whirl of NAWBO activities. Our board and respective committees rolled up their sleeves and produced two excellent events! Our Top 10 Michigan Business Women Awards, held virtually, had nearly 100 people in attendance to honor this year's phenomenal women in business. Our annual golf outing was sold out!  Special thank you to the chair of this event, Tammy Turner of Kapstone Employment Services and all of our golf sponsors who are listed here.  Also, check out the pictures from both events here

In addition, we reinstituted the first Friday monthly networking lunches Ladies Over Lunch this October and attended the virtual National Women Business Conference in September. 

Virtual Events in Upcoming Months to Help You Retool, Rebuild, and Revive 

Tomorrow, October 15, 5:30 pm, NAWBO 101, these new quarterly events are a great way will help you to naviagate all the member benefits you receive by being a NAWBO member. In addition, it is a great way to introduce other women business owners to NAWBO. Zoom link sent once registered to attend.

Tuesday, October 20, 5:30 pm, Small Business Essentials & Maximizing Your Banking Relationship, this virtual Circle of Learning is hosted by Comerica Bank. For more information and to register visit here

Friday, November 6, 11:30 am, Ladies Over Lunch, this virtual first Friday networking event is a great way to connect with other members.  Zoom link sent once registered for event.

Every Tuesday, noon to 1 pm, NAWBO (our national organization) virtual Lunch & Learns have some great topics that will help you with your business, and they are fee too! Visit for list of topics and to register.

Every Wednesday, 5 pm, NAWBO will have their Community Connects Zoom calls. Grab a favorite beverage and join by video to connect, share best practices and support one another in an interactive chat format with other businesswomen across the country. Register here to receive the link to join.

Member News

The Fall membership drive started yesterday and goes through October 31st. New members receive $45 off the one-time new member initiation fee (normally $100) in honor of NAWBO's 45th anniversary. If you know a women business owner who is not a member, this is a great time for them to join. Plus, there are rewards for members who refer new members. Learn more about our NAWBO Referral Program here. (Note you will need to log into your membership account to view.)

We have five new members join our NAWBO GDC sisterhood since the last presdient's letter in September. Plus, we have members celebrating 5 year, 10 year and 25 year anniversaries! Check them out on our website

I hope to see you virtually at our upcoming events. Questions or comments? Email me at [email protected]

Stay healthy and safe Sisters!


Charmaine Brown
26677 West Twelve Mile

Southfield, MI 48034
Email:    [email protected]




26677 West 12 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48034
Phone 313.961.4748