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2016 Small Business Awards Celebration!

The SBA has awarded Uniglobe Travel Designers with its 2016 Minority Small Business of the Year and will formally recognize this achievement at a dinner on Thursday, May 5.

Elizabeth Blount McCormick, President of Uniglobe Travel Designers, is the 2nd VP of NAWBO Columbus. Congratulations to you and your team, Elizabeth!

NAWBO Columbus retains largest chapter status

NAWBO Columbus retains its largest chapter status

Most recent membership drive resulted in 73% of national new membership numbers in March.

Congratulations NAWBO Columbus for retaining the largest chapter status of 60 NAWBO chapters in the United States with the addition of 22 new members at its most recent Women, Wisdom, and Wine membership drive. “We anticipate that our membership will grow even more substantially in 2016,” said incoming President of NAWBO Columbus, Laura Comek attorney and owner of Comek Law. “We increased our new members by over 90% from 2014 to 2015, and at our most recent membership drive in March activity indicates that were on track to blow that number out of the water.” Overall, the year-over-year membership growth from 2014 to present has resulted in 264 members, keeping Columbus in the number one position.

Darla King, now Past President of NAWBO Columbus, and President and owner of King Business Interiors, attributes the chapter’s standing to the leadership of the chapter’s V.P. of Membership, Barb Girson, of My Sales Tactics, LLC. “She overhauled our primary membership attraction efforts when she came onto the board at the end of 2013. As you can see from the table below, her committee’s work has made a significant difference to our organization.”

Chapter Size

CHAPTER

Total 2014

Total 2015

YTD 2016

Large

NAWBO - Columbus Ohio

22

36

22

Large

NAWBO - Orange County

15

22

3

Large

NAWBO - Phoenix

16

17

3

Large

NAWBO - Charlotte

10

16

N/A

Large

NAWBO - Chicago

28

15

5

Large

NAWBO - Greater Detroit

11

14

3

Large

NAWBO - Indianapolis

18

11

4

Large

NAWBO - San Francisco Bay Area

20

10

N/A

Large

NAWBO – Iowa

N/A

N/A

7

Large

NAWBO – Los Angeles

N/A

N/A

1

Large

NAWBO – Louisville Kentucky

N/A

N/A

3

Large

NAWBO – Philadelphia

N/A

N/A

1

 

Congratulations to Shaune Skinner, ASC Group

Congratulations to NAWBO Columbus member Shaune Skinner, President of ASC Group, Inc. Along with her business partner Elsie Immel-Blei, they are celebrating 30 years for their business. Pictured is Rep. David Leland (OH House District 22) giving Shaune (center) and Elsie a proclamation in honor of this noteworthy mile marker.