Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pittsburgh Chapter of NAWBO Seeks Nominees for Awards

As the 2011-2012 NAWBO year comes to a close, it is The Pittsburgh Chapter of NAWBO tradition to recognize the women in our organization and in the Greater Pittsburgh area who have contributed their time, energy and talents to women business owners, to NAWBO and to our community.  We will also recognize our new members and share news on local and national benefits of NAWBO membership..

Please join us for NAWBO's Annual /Awards Celebration.  Reserve the date, Wednesday, August 15th.  We invite you to join us for a special luncheon of celebration of great businesspersons and their friends.  The luncheon will be held at the Grand Concourse, Station Square. Registration and networking start at 1:00 PM.  The cost of the luncheon is $35.00.

Each year four awards are given. Three of them are for NAWBO MEMBERS only. They are:  Woman Business Owner of the Year, Member of the Year, and Rookie of the Year.

The fourth award is the Founder's Award.  This award is for a woman who most exemplifies the dedication, courage and advocacy of national past president, Gillian Rudd.  Due to her efforts, courage and tenacity, Congressional Act HR5050 was passed in 1989. This historic bill mandated the U.S. government to accumulate and release data on the number of women and minority owned businesses.  It also mandated the SBA to establish outreach, advocacy and training to encourage the growth of women business owners. For many of us it is difficult to remember a time when Women Business Owner's were not recognized or respected.  But some do.  And we know that without her efforts and the leadership of NAWBO, we would STILL NOT exist.  Without acknowledgement of our existence, we are not able to impact or have any significant power, influence, or ability to build our business and shape our economic destiny.

Please submit the names of the women who you believe are the most deserving of the awards given by the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of NAWBO.  Deadline for the nomination: August 8, 2012.

These outstanding women will be honored at our NAWBO Annual Banquet on Wednesday, August 18th below are the categories, description and nomination form.

Please submit your nomination by e-mail to: selfimagebz@aol.com

Deadline for submissions August 8, 2012

Please title the e-mail NAWBO Nominations 2012.  Any questions please contact me by e-mail or my office @ 412.440.6969 or cell 412-670-4322.

JoAnn R. Forrester Chair, End of Year Awards and New Member Luncheon
National Member Services Representative Past NAWBO President 1998-2001, 1988-90

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