Helen M Colón Ameriprise Financial Services

Tell us about your company

We look to work with individual and business owners on understanding what is most important to them with their long-term financial goals. It is our mission to not only assist our clients in achieving their life long goals, but to also create a wealth for future generations to come. Through our personal approach we are able to develop long lasting relationships with our clients while providing them with timely advice and the ideal client experience.

What motivated your organization to get involved with NAWBO? 

As a past NAWBO Columbus Board Member and current member, I understand the importance and commitment of business ownership. It is our dedication that we help all diversities and genders with financial planning for themselves and their companies.

What does your company offer NAWBO members and why is this important to them? 

We work with business owners who are seeking Retirement Plan Options for their themselves and their employees by providing solutions such as 401(k) plans, Employer-sponsored IRAs, etc. We also work with business owners that are currently not pleased with their current Retirement plan provider and are looking for a change. We offer a personal approach that provides a team effort around the client and we create a tailored investment plan for accomplishing their goals.

What is the one best practice you’ve learned from working with businesses in your company that our members should know? 

It is all about the relationship. Developing a personal relationship with the businesses in our company and supporting their mission is important to us. It is only through a personal relationship we can truly understand the client, the businesses needs and goals.

Brenda Pritchett / Old Trail Printing

Tell us about your company

Founded in 1928, we built Old Trail Printing on quality, service and printing efficiencies whether it be offset, digital, large format, variable data, mailing or fulfillment. It’s about the lifetime of relationships, our world class customer service, our sense of urgency and striving to always meet our customer’s objectives. From concept to delivery, our team is dedicated to helping you create the best finished product that meets your print marketing needs. Your Project…Our Resources, Old Trail Printing is your Print Solution!

What motivated your organization to get involved with NAWBO? 

Old Trail Printing has always been a staunch advocate in support of woman owned businesses. Owner Mary Held, was in the first Visionary Class for NAWBO Columbus back in 1998. This builds upon our core belief in forging long lasting relationships, while helping to support the community, becoming a Corporate Partner with NAWBO made sense and we are proud to continue building upon that relationship.

What does your company offer NAWBO members and why is this important to them? 

We welcome the opportunity to help NAWBO members meet all their print marketing needs. We offer excellent customer service, project design and management and strive to do this in the most economical manner.

What is the one best practice you’ve learned from working with businesses in your company that our members should know? Stand behind your product and always strive to offer the best customer service no matter what the project is.

Meet Dwayne Lee, US Bank

I have years of experience in working with small businesses and commercial real estate. My family owned a small business and I have also been the underwriter on the other side making the decision. I developed a team of resources from brokers, attorneys to CPAs and financial advisors. I pride myself in being a resource and trusted advisor for small businesses. As a son of an entrepreneur, I understand the impact of the day to day operations. With my knowledge in the industry and experience in business underwriting, I assure you it would be beneficial for us to sit down and discuss next steps in your business and where I could add value to you, your business and your future.

Professional Experience

  • 24 years of financial industry experience from teller, sr. underwriter, management, lending, depository, treasury management, sba sr. underwriter and relationship management.
  • extensively involved in owner occupied, investment real estate and strip mall financing.
  • Served as lead underwriter and approver sba lending
  • Historically $10MM in approval authority
  • Recent transaction volume exceeds $9 Million in real estate lending in 2016.


Professional Associations & affiliations

  • Central Ohio Minority Transportation since 2016.
  •  Active member of Central Ohio Business Builders since 2016.
  • Active member in Nawbo where I serve on Communication Board.
  • Active participant Small Business Development Office.