News from NAWBO Members

Renee Tyack featured in Columbus CEO

Renee Tyack of Capital-Plus, Inc. was recently featured in Columbus CEO Magazine about the company’s history of providing funding to small businesses through factoring.  In addition, The Columbus Dispatch noted her company’s 25th anniversary and asked her to share about the evolution of factoring and how it helps so many small business. 

Most recently, Renee was interviewed on B2B Radio with Mr. Biz on 98.9. You can listen to the show featuring Renee and other entrepreneurs online at

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For more information on Capital-Plus Lunch & Learns, click HERE

Lisa Panos Announces Book Publishing

Are you tired of living a life that looks good on the outside, but doesn’t feel good on the inside?

Are you ready to stop protecting yourself from whatever you’re afraid of – failure, disappointment or criticism – and start living a life you love? 

Ladies, you don’t have to feel trapped, unsuccessful, or silenced. You are the authors of your lives and it’s time to create some soul-on-fire stories. All you have to do is change your mindset…and maybe your pants.

Big Girl Pants is the first book from life coach Lisa Panos and it’s full of personal anecdotes, inspirational stories and quick exercises to help you transform into an authentic, self-assured and unapologetically happy woman. With this book, putting on your big girl pants is no longer a  euphemism for “suck it up,” but a message of empowerment.

Big Girl Pants is on Amazon in eBook and paperback formats and Lisa is available for one-on-one coaching as well as speaking engagements and workshops. She can be reached at

About Lisa 

Lisa Baird Panos is a Certified Martha Beck Life Coach who empowers people to create what they crave by helping them rewrite old, untrue stories they tell themselves and transform them into soul-on-fire, inspirational narratives. By helping both men and women break the “Dead End Cycle” of Dream-Excuse-Dream, Lisa uncovers what has kept them stuck and unhappy in their lives and nudges them towards truly listening to their intuition and not their excuses.

Her fresh approach and irreverent style – along with her belief that nothing is impossible – has inspired countless people to redesign and live more meaningful, energizing and fulfilling lives. After navigating her own way through the hardships of parenting, divorce, entrepreneurship, blended families, financial struggles and more – Lisa is now sharing all of her secrets.

Lisa recently released her first book, Big Girl Pants, and is currently speaking to a variety of audiences, leading small group workshops and conducting one-on-one coaching sessions with clients across the country. The mother of two daughters, Lisa currently lives in her hometown of Upper Arlington, Ohio, and can be reached at

Lyn Kinney featured in The Daily Reporter

NAWBO Columbus member, Lyn Kinney and her business, 2B Organized, featured in the The Daily Reporter. 

Click HERE to read article. 




Congratulations to Kathy Warnick!

Congratulations to Kathy Warnick of Warnick Consultants for being honored as Nonprofit Board Executive of the Year!

Kathy will be recognized as part of The Class of 2017 at The Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service on January 26, 2017. The event is presented by Smart Business. More information can be found here.


Frost Brown Todd Earns Top Marks on Corporate Equality Index Three Years in a Row

 For a third consecutive year, Frost Brown Todd (FBT) has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to workplace equality. The firm is among 517 major U.S. businesses that earned top marks in the 2017 survey, publicly released today.

“We are very proud to have achieved 100 percent on the scorecard again this year,” says Kim Amrine, FBT’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion. “This distinction is the result of continued and dedicated collaboration among firm leadership, the Diversity and Inclusion team, our HR and benefits professionals, and our employees.”

The CEI report evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement. FBT’s efforts in satisfying the criteria resulted in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.” In addition to established policies and programs, the firm introduced an internal Inclusion Workshop titled “Creating Safe & Supported Spaces for LGBTQ+ Youth and Coworkers” in 2016 to help employees navigate the unfamiliar territory that often surrounds issues of gender and sexual identity. The firm also hosted several unique receptions to bring together LGBTQ+ law students and practicing lawyers, assisting them in forming meaningful mentoring relationships.

CEI rated more than 1,000 businesses in the 2017 report. For more information and to download a free copy of the full report, visit