News from NAWBO Members

Sharon DeLay Published by Columbus Bar Association

Sharon DeLay, President and Owner of GO-HR, was published in a recent edition of the Columbus Bar Association’s CBA Legal weekly newsletter on the increasing number of immigration raids, in an article entitled ICE, ICE Baby. You can see the article HERE

In addition, Sharon and Karen Poling, of Karen Poling Law, are co-presenting a 6-session series on HR Basics to attorneys through the Columbus Bar Association’s P.R.E.P program (Practice Ready Education for Professionals).

Z Promotions Featured on Ohio Business Profile

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted Declares February 2018 as "Minority-Owned Business" Month for Ohio Business Profile

This month's featured businesses include NAWBO Member, Zulene Adams. 


Z Promotions - a strategic branding partner to companies nationwide. Their purpose is to get their clients noticed and to make them memorable through creative product branding.

Launched in June 2011, Ohio Business Profile has helped raise awareness about companies registered and doing business in Ohio that are creating interesting products, offering outstanding service, contributing to their local communities and employing Ohioans in the process. Each month, a handful of diverse businesses linked together by a common theme are featured on the Secretary of State's website, where Ohioans are encouraged to submit companies they feel are deserving of recognition in future months.

Kristal & Forche Orthodontics Rebranded as Rob Forche Orthodontics

Our own Alison Forche assures the same great service that everyone has been accustomed to with a new name.

We would like to share with our friends, local business colleagues at NAWBO, and members of the community our exciting news that Kristal & Forche Orthodontics is now transitioning to Rob Forche Orthodontics as of January 2018.

In the summer of 2017, Dr. Kristal announced his plans to retire from practicing orth odontics to travel and spend more time with his family. As he transitions into retirement, Dr. Kristal will cont inue treating his current patients until active orthodontic treatment is completed. All new patients, including those waiting to begin treatment in our orthodontic supervisory program, will now be scheduled with Dr. Forche moving forward.

Please feel free to contact Alison at 614-839-3069 or alison@rforthodont with questions or comments regarding the announcement. I am very grateful for the opportunity to continue providing quality orthodontic care to everyone in our community in the future for years to come.

Mikaela Hunt Hosts New CBuzz Podcast

Mikaela Hunt, brand journalist and owner of Mikaela Media, was tapped by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce to host the reboot of their Cbuzz podcast. The podcast is the first business-focused podcast in Central Ohio and serves as an extended and educational conversation with chamber members who are innovators in their industry in Central Ohio-- examining how they achieved their success personally and professionally.

You can listen to the podcast here: or find it on iTunes when you search “Cbuzz.” The first new episode is out and features a conversation about the future of transportation in Columbus with Car2Go.


Laura MacGregor Comek noted for Industry Accomplishments

NAWBO Columbus Immediate Past President, Laura MacGregor Comek, was recently recognized for the following industry accomplishments:

- Named one of the 2018 Best Lawyers in Central Ohio

- Re-appointed to the National Association of Home Builders National Land Use Committee and newly appointed to the State and Local Government Committee. NAHB serves the home building, development and remodeling industry by promoting policies that encourage the production of quality housing that meets the needs of families across the economic spectrum. NAHB stands for safe workplace and cost effective rules and regulations while ensuring sustainable construction practices. 

- Named 2018-2019 Land Development Co-Chair for the Ohio Home Builders Association.

Teams That Work Better

NAWBO Columbus Member, Kay Coughlin owner of Facilitator on Fire, recently launched a new blog, Teams That Work Better

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