President's Message - March 2020


March 3, 2020


March is Women's History month and one of my favorite times of the year. It represents empowerment, advocacy and a reminder that We Are Brave! In honor of this, and the 40th anniversary of NAWBO-GDC, we will honor the accomplishments of women business owners and community leaders at our Top 10 Michigan Business Women Awards on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Please join us for this celebration at the Somerset Inn - Banquet & Conference Center. We have changed the event this year to an awards luncheon with a vendor showcase taking place before the awards luncheon and immediately afterwards. To see the 2020 honorees and to purchase a sponsorship, tickets or vendor table (limited space) visit A portion of the proceeds support our 501(c)3 organization NAWBO/EXCEL, which provides education, training and mentorship to prepare young girls to become entrepreneurs. 

NAWBO’s annual Spring Membership Drive kicks off this month through April 30th. Now is a great time to join with new members receiving $45 off (in honor of National NAWBO’s 45th anniversary) the one-time new member initiation fee and other incentives to join. Let’s grow our NAWBO Sisterhood and invite other business women owners to join. For more information visit our national site at

The 2020 NAWBO Membership Survey is now in full swing. To change policies and to continue to improve the business environment for women business owners, we need sound data, and your participation will make our survey valuable nationwide. Provide your input today!

Call for NAWBO GDC Board Nominations!
One of the best decisions I ever made was joining the NAWBO Greater Detroit Chapter Board for the connections and learning from other women business owners to grow my business. We are always looking for more empowering women to become engaged and involved whether serving on a committee or serving on the board. Nominations are open. If interested fill out this application or if you have questions contact Priscilla Archangel, immediate past president and nominations chair.

Continue to Connect & Grow at These Upcoming Events 

This Friday, March 6, 2020Ladies Over Lunch, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Skyline Club in Southfield. These monthly networking lunches are a great way to connect with other women business owners. Register today.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Comerica Bank joins us to present Coffee & Conversation from 10 am to noon, BLVD Spa in Canton. Topic is How to Get an Identity Protection Plan. This event is free. Register today.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Annual Top 10 Michigan Business Women Awards. 11:00 am to 3:00 pm,  Somerset Inn, Troy. Register today.


Learn - NAWBO's Virtual Programming
Thursday, March 12th, 5 pm to 6 pm, Learn some basics about personality types, how to identify them and use that knowledge in building better relationships with customers and employees to grow your business. This free webinar is for NAWBO members. For more information and to register go here.


Our NAWBO Sisterhood has grown by seven new members since the beginning of the year. Go here to see who has joined.




I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event. Questions or comments? Email me at [email protected]

My best,


Charmaine Brown
26677 West Twelve Mile

Southfield, MI 48034
Email:    [email protected]




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