Legislative Advocacy

NAWBO Meets with Ohio Gubernatorial Candidate

Representatives of the NAWBO Public Policy Committee met with gubernatorial candidate Connie Pillich this week. Connie is a former state representative from the Cincinnati area. She is also a veteran of the United States Air Force. A robust conversation took place ranging from the needs of micro businesses, women’s business certification, workforce development, access to capital, and more. The primary election, where Connie will face off against other Democrat candidates, will take place on May 8, 2018, with the General Election on November 6, 2018.

L to R:  Merry Corn, Mary McCarthy, Jeanne Gokcen, Christy Farnbauch, Connie Pillich, Andrea Applegate and Rachel Winder

Election Information for NAWBO Columbus Members

Please click HERE for Useful Election Information provided by the NAWBO Columbus Public Policy Committee. 

September 2017 Legislative Updates

Please click HERE to read the latest Legislative Updates, provided by Rachel G. Winder, Government Relations Manager, Benesch Law. 

Minimum Wage Increase

The Ohio Department of Commerce announced that the State's minimum wage will increase to $8.30 per hour for non-tipped employees in 2018 -- up from the current level of $8.15/hour. 
For more information, please contact:

Rachel Winder
Government Relations Manager
Benesch Law


September - Mobilizing Women: Ensuring Government Works for Us and Our Businesses

Click HERE to view the Presentation from September's Monthly Meeting - Mobilizine Women: Ensuring Government Works for Us and Our Businesses

Legislative Advocacy Updates from WIPP