President's Message June 2020

June 1, 2020


As we wind down our 2019-20 fiscal year, I am grateful for the opportunity this past year to connect, learn and grow not only with my fellow board members, but also with our members and corporate sponsors. When I began my presidency last June, I would have never thought a year later we would have to completely rethink how we connect with our members, our sponsors and future members. But like so many of our members, we are adjusting and rethinking how we do business to make sure we can still serve and help women business owners succeed.

I truly hope you will join us virtually for our upcoming virtual President's Reception on June 23, 2020 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. I want to thank Comerica Bank for sponsoring this event. This is a great opportunity for you to meet, although virtually, our incoming new board members, as well as our returning board members. We will highlight our past year's accomplishments as well as our vision for the upcoming year. We will also hold a brief annual meeting at the beginning to vote on bylaws changes. On May 22nd, members received notification of the bylaws changes and the announcement of 2020-21 NAWBO GDC Board.

As some of our businesses are able to reopen, businesses in Detroit and Oakland County may be able to get a PPE starter kit.  If from Detroit visit this website and if from Oakland County visit this website, please note that for Oakland County you must be an employer with 50 or less employees. We also have other resources listed on our COVID-19 resource website page


Continue to Connect & Grow at These VIRTUAL Events this Month

June 2-4, NAWBO (our national organization) will host Advocacy Day activities. Please consider registering to learn more about our advocacy efforts concerning women-owned businesses and what we can do to impact change in Michigan and throughout the country.  

June 15-19, NAWBO will celebrate all week long its 45th birthday. The National Association of Women Business Owners has been on the front lines advocating for women business owners since the 70’s. We invite you to celebrate with us for a week of festivities.  Please register here to receive agenda and also to have a chance to win some birthday giveaways! 

Wednesday, June 10 at 7 pm join NAWBO GDC for our Virtual Social Hour. We will only host one this month. Please join us through Zoom. Meeting ID: 358 625 2711 and Password: 055284


NAWBO Monthly Connect & Learn 
Thursday, June 11, 2020, 5 pm to 6 pm, Learn ways to expand your current streams of revenue to build a business that creates wealth. 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 my last president's letter. We also have a member celebrating a 15-year anniversary. Go here to see who is new and who is celebrating a milestone.


I hope you take advantage and some of these virtual programs and look forward to when we can meet again in person. 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