NAWBO Cleveland Past Events
October 16, 2018
Learn what it means to have your business certified and how you can achieve certification
Representatives from Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council will talk about the certification program by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the benefits and the process.
October 11, 2018
NAWBO Fall Member Rally
Calling all Women Business Owners and Professionals who want to learn more about NAWBO Cleveland, an amazing organization that provides a great support system, insight, and opportunities for growth! NAWBO Cleveland is a powerful community for networking with like-minded business owners, gaining access to business
tools and resources, and great education, including National webinars and local events.
October 3, 2018
Cyber Protecting Your Business – Learn how methods to reduce risk and protect your data
Living in the digital age has brought so much advantage, convenient and opportunity however having so much of our information available in cyberspace has also left us vulnerable to having that information breached and stolen. This can have a crippling effect on both our personal and business life. It is often said that it is not a question of IF but rather WHEN a breach will occur. However, you can take steps to mitigate your risk and protect yourself and your data. Our panel experts will teach you the steps you need to take to minimize your risk of cyber attacks and tools available to protect yourself if a breach were to occur.
September 18, 2018
Selling as a Service
Here’s an important reality: no matter the business, selling is essential. Whether you’re selling products or services, it’s essential to know how to share your offerings with clarity and service. During our evening together, Success Strategist, Eryn Morgan will share with you how to create a process for selling that fuels your entire business with energy. Having a simple sales system that feels good and converts is totally possible for you.
September 7, 2018
Dorie Clark Presents "Entrepreneurial You" a Workshop
In today’s disruption-prone economy, the key to thriving professionally is learning to think more entrepreneurially. In her new book Entrepreneurial You.. Harvard Business Review author and Duke University Fuqua School of Business adjunct professor, Dorie Clark, shares insights gleaned from interviews with hundreds of today’s most successful entrepreneurs that will enable you to out-think the competition, monetize your ideas effectively, and create more freedom and security in your life.
August 21, 2018
Come join us for our summer soiree of fun, food and drink. We will also be joined by members of Dress For Success to celebrate the Cleveland Chapter’s 20th anniversary. We will be raffling off several baskets filled with goodies for both work and play. Tickets will be $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets. 100% of all proceeds will go to benefit Dress For Success.
July 24, 2018
Story-Tell to Sell: Promote, Engage and Persuade without feeling salesy At Eli Dagostino’s “Story-Tell to Sell: Promote, Engage and Persuade Without Feeling Salesy” talk, creative entrepreneurs are reminded that their unique stories (including the vulnerable, mundane and triumphant) are worthy of recognition, and will leave confident in their stories’ power to convert sales.
May 15, 2018
Who you are...really?
Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. EXCELLENCE, then, is not an act but a habit." If that’s true, then EXCELLENCE is not just an act of DOing but it's also a state of BEing. In this energetic and thought-provoking presentation, you will be provided tools that will help you create success through EXCELLENCE in all areas of your life.
December 6, 2017
The Year in Review & Inspirational Book Exchange Luncheon
This event featured a full buffet lunch and book exchange/sharing session where members bring a wrapped book from their personal library that they have found to be of value to themselves either personally or professionally. Attendees shared what they felt was beneficial or inspirational about the book and why they recommend it. [It was not intended for attendees to go out and buy a book, these were books from their personal collection that they were ready to pass on or to re-gift to someone else.]
November 14, 2017
Zap the Gap: From Boomers to Linksters, Working with Multiple Generations For the first time in history, there are five generations working side by side: the Traditional Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X (born 1965-1980), Millennial Generation (1981-1995), and the Linkster Generation. Each generation has been influenced by the major historical events, social trends, and cultural phenomena of their time, and in this highly charged, participatory presentation, Meagan Johnson outlines the dominant generational forces in the workplace and how each generation’s signpost drives motivation, influences company loyalty, delivery of customer service and communication between coworkers. Learn from Meagan what you can do now to make the most of each generation in your workplace!
September 15, 2017
Must-Know Legal Strategies for Women Business Owners
What questions to ask when retaining a lawyer, contract basics, what to know when doing business with a partner, protecting your secret sauce, and information on succession planning. Trademarking, Branding & Copyrighting - What you need to know about protecting your intellectual property, as well as avoiding litigation risks concerning your intellectual property.
August 22, 2017
Deepening Your Business Relationships w/ Referral Partners
Culinary delights will be provided by The Perfect Catering Company, Trish Koodrich’s catering company, along with her signature desserts! Get ready to expand your referral base through networking activities.
July 18, 2017
Cooking Up Relationships
NAWBO members gathered around the table at Kitchen216 for delicious food and fantastic round-table discussions on business challenges, recommendations and solutions.
June 7, 2017
All City Luncheon
We kicked off a new "Ask the Expert" Series for our joint lunches; this luncheon is themed: "Ask the Health Coach." Our diverse panel includes our members: Moderator: Debbie Jones with The Ideal Method; Energy Practitioner and Reiki Master Barbara Toman with BodyWise, LLC & Juice Plus; Wellness Strategist Chris Evans with Christina Evans Insurance; Health Insurance & Wellness Strategist A roundtable format was used for quick and easy health questions. Discussion followed the panel on “How do you maintain your energy throughout the day?”
May 16, 2017
"Growing Your Business Through Networking and Referrals"
Diane Helbig of Seize This Day shared a multitude of ways to create, implement, and monitor individualized strategies that result in better communication, increased performance, and greater results through networking and referrals. Diane has been guiding business success for over 20 years and has helped a plethera of business owners to see great success and profit through networking and relationship building.
April 28, 2017
"Distinctive Leaders Conference"
NAWBO Cleveland invited attendees to embrace their inner distinctive leader! Have you ever wondered how to tap into your true potential? This seminar brought together like-minded business professionals who explored what it means to be a leader and an influencer. In this half-day conference, three amazing speakers explored the topics of personal branding; leveraging your most important resources; creating a defining vision that helps drive revenue; and accelerating your impact. All attendees received a copy of JJ DiGeronimo's new book, Accelerate Your Impact.
March 21, 2017
"A Taste of NAWBO"
Our Taste of NAWBO event is the perfect opportunity to connect with women business owners over wine, appetizers and desserts in a luxurious, exclusive setting, while learning about the many benefits and programs our national organization and local chapter will be introducing in the coming year! There will even be some friendly competitions to help you make some new contacts and renew acquaintances with existing ones. All the ingredients for personal success are right here, and our upcoming Taste of NAWBO. It's the perfect opportunity to explore them together!
February 21, 2017
Mastering Casual Friday
Tips, advice and live examples of effortlessly having a relaxed yet polished image on Casual Fridays or any more casual work setting. Over the years the translation of what "Casual Friday"really means has gotten out of control in a negative direction at many businesses. Getting it right in your industry is key to elevating in your career. Even solo-entrepreneurs need direction on how to create a wardrobe that supports you 24/7/365. Hint: it isn't two separate wardrobes. Sprinkle in some fun trends while honoring your personal style and you too can have effortless style.
January 17, 2017
Do You Inspire Growth in Your Business?
Jennifer Downey, President of Ambiance, The Store for Lovers, will share her experience with how to inspire growth in business - how to inspire leaders and employees of all skill levels, how to better relate to customers to inspire growth and how to keep yourself motivated to inspire growth personally.
December 13, 2016
Winter Social & Charity Accessory Swap Party!
We will swap among our group and anything not swapped will be donated to the women of Dress for Success Cleveland. Take a tour of a very special boutique that supports women in need of a hand up at Dress for Success Cleveland. You can actually "feel" the wonderful energy that lifts and enhances and encourages everyone that walks through their doors. Be a part of the celebration of women.
July 21, 2016
How Fit Are Your Problem Solving Skills: Roundtable Discussions
What's Your Problem? As women business owners we focus on all the "positives" at networking events. ie. “Leave your problems at the door; they will be there when you leave.” Yet, the reality is, we all face obstacles, challenges and roadblocks. Running a business can be challenging and stressful, but having a place to brainstorm ideas, solutions and learning ways around these obstacles is a key to your success. We invite you to allow your NAWBO peers in your network to provide support for you as, together, we conquer the world (or at least create solutions to s ome common business challenges). What's your takeaway? Get ideas to help overcome your specific business related challenges and receive support from fellow members.
June 21, 2016
How Fit Is Your Marketing?
Learn how to be UNIQUELY YOU when dealing with customers, on social media, and creating video. This ½ day workshop will included the following speakers:
Liz Hersh, President of Hersh PR and Marketing LLC will present "Stand Out on Social Media in the RIGHT Way!"
Pat Altvater, NAWBO Cleveland Corporate Partner and President of AFP Marketing LLC, will share "Growing Your Business Using Online Content Video Marketing."
Lisa Ryan, President of NSA–Ohio, owner of Grategy , speaking on T.H.A.N.K. and Grow Rich: Five Strategies to Escalate Employee and Customer Engagement, Recognition and Retention
May 17, 2016
How Fit Is Your Space?
Lose Your Stress - Improve your quality of life through organization.Everyone has their own style and habits for completing tasks. Some habits may work for you, while others may actually be working against you. Focusing on your office space, we will review several styles, determine your personal style preference, and teach you how to make your style work for you. This will be an interactive event and you will be immediately able to step right onto the path of success. You will learn: How to make your style preferences work for you, not against you; Reduce your stress level by increasing your organizational skills;Gain extra time for things you enjoy!