Our Corporate Partners

Do you want to learn more about our corporate partners? Click on their names below to read their partner profile!

Accelerator Advertising, Inc.

Old Trail PrintingMarc Obregon, President and CEO




399 Venture Drive Suite A

Lewis Center, Ohio 43035

Silver Corporate Partner

Accelerator Advertising is a leading, award-winning advertising and design agency recognized for being an innovation driver in virtually every industry sector. This wide swath of proven experience means we deliver to our clients a very enviable cross-industry advantage.

For over 16 years, our creative agency has helped companies gain market share, boost sales, and raise visibility using pure ideas that work across all media delivering a consistent voice for your brand. This one powerful voice is the key to delivering powerful and profitable results from your marketing and advertising investments.

Our focus is on marketing, advertising, promotion, and design services. We create, develop, design, and execute marketing positions, approaches and communications, and provide strategy and creative ideas to raise the visibility and awareness of your products and services!


Arite Isaac/Vistage

Babiya Polk

babiya_polk@us.aflac.com    614-557-9844

Margie Miller

m18_miller@us.aflac.com   614-623-6605

Luba Shnider

luba_shnider@us.aflac.com  614-493-6798

Hilary Small




1103 Schrock Rd, Suite 201

Columbus, OH 43229 

Silver Corporate Partner

Founded in 1955 in Columbus, Georgia, Aflac (American Family Life Assurance Company) is the #1 provider of supplemental insurance in the United States.

What does it mean when we say we’re the #1 provider of supplemental insurance?  Simply, we insure the most people, pay the most in claims, have the highest customer satisfaction ratings, and we are the only insurance company that has “One-Day Pay.” 

We’re #1 because we do what we say we will do.  Just ask Ethisphere.  We have been named as one of the world’s most ethical companies by Ethisphere for 10 years running.  Aflac is the sole insurance company to appear on this prestigious list every year since the list’s inception.

What are supplemental benefits?  We specialize in Disability, Cancer, Accident, Critical Care, and other policies.  Simply, they pay you, the employee, directly when you get hurt or sick.  You can use that money to help pay bills that quickly add up when you’re out or use it for any other purpose as you see fit.

For employers, offering these benefits is a no-brainer as it increases employee retention, lowers workman’s compensation claims, and does all this without costing the employer a dime!


Ameriprise Financial

Old Trail PrintingHelen Colon, Financial Advisor




1070 Polaris Parkway Suite 130

Columbus, OH 43240

Gold Corporate Partner

Since 1894, Ameriprise Financial has helped millions of Americans feel more confident about their financial future. As Ameriprise financial advisors, we remain true to our vision of always putting clients first. Discover the one-on-one attention you deserve, backed by the strength of America’s leader in financial planning. 

Your dreams are exclusively yours, so you have to plan for them in a way that’s right for you. We go beyond the numbers to understand your needs and provide you with clear actions you can take to help you achieve your dreams and feel more confident about the future. We get to know you, who you want to be, and how you want to live. All so we can help you map a path to the full life you deserve.

You know what you want in life, but knowing how to make your dreams happen isn’t always so clear. Especially when your needs and dreams compete for your attention. When you’re free from worry about your finances, you can be who you want to be and go where you want to go. That’s the essence of a brilliant life. Start enjoying the benefits of being an Ameriprise Financial client today.

Let’s figure this out together.

Ashland University Dauch College of Business and Economics 

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Bank of America 

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Brady Ware & Company

Brady WareBetty Collins, CPA, Director




10 W Broad Street, Suite 1500

Columbus, OH 43215

Silver Corporate Partner

Brady Ware's mission is to make your business more successful by understanding your financial matters, providing innovative solutions to your challenges, and presenting new opportunities to help you prosper. All aspects of our company operate with expertise and an eye on value.

Building collaborative relationships with our clients is the cornerstone of our business and the number one responsibility of every team member. A Brady Ware advisor will become a part of your team, providing experienced and caring service that will drive your success.

We are also committed to continuously improving the communities in which we operate by supporting the local arts community, humanitarian efforts, charity fundraising activities, and by serving on the boards of important community-oriented organizations.


Nancy Perry



646 McCorkle Blvd
Westerville, Ohio 43082

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Columbus 2020

Brady WarePatty Huddle




150 S. Front St., Suite 200

Columbus, OH 43215

Silver Corporate Partner

Columbus 2020 is the regional economic development organization representing the 11-county Columbus Region, an area ranked as a top location for business. The organization’s mission is to generate opportunity and build capacity for economic growth throughout Central Ohio.

Columbus 2020 works to strengthen and diversify the Columbus Region economy by building attracting new investment, creating new business opportunities and continually improving the Columbus Region as a business destination.

The Columbus 2020 Regional Growth Strategy sets out to achieve four ambitious goals by the year 2020:

  •    Add 150,000 net new jobs
  •    Generate $8 billion of capital investment
  •    Raise personal per capita income by 30 percent
  •    Earn recognition as a leader in economic development

Halfway into the 10-year plan, all goals are progressing ahead of schedule—and the Columbus Region is on pace to have the strongest decade of economic growth in its history.

Columbus BizTV Shows® 

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Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third BankCatherine Callard




21 East State Street

Mail Drop 46838N

Columbus, OH 43215

Silver Corporate Partner


Frost Brown Todd

Fifth Third BankNoel Shepard




10 West Broad St., Suite 2300

Columbus, OH 43215

Silver Corporate Partner

Frost Brown Todd (FBT) is a full-service law firm with offices in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. With over 500 lawyers across our eight-state footprint, FBT offers a deep, talented roster of legal professionals. Our services extend beyond our footprint, as we have attorneys licensed to practice law in 25 states and the District of Columbia. Our attorneys serve a diverse client base, from global multinationals to small, entrepreneurial companies. We integrate a powerful network of legal talent and business experience to provide our clients with innovative and comprehensive services.

FBT's Columbus office opened in August 1988. Today, it accommodates more than 40 legal professionals, many of whom were born, raised and educated in the region. Some have clerked in its court systems, and many have worked in its largest corporations and firms. Led by Member-in-Charge Noel Shepard, the Columbus office provides legal counsel in Business and Corporate Law, Lending and Commercial Services, Environmental Law, Governmental Law, Intellectual Property Law, Labor and Employment Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Product Liability Defense.


Sharon DeLay, President




6059 Frantz Road, Ste. 203

Dublin, OH 43017

Bronze Corporate Partner

Using our combined 30+ years of experience, our mission is to help small businesses have access to affordable HR expertise to support employee engagement and business growth. We offer full-service, full-cycle HR in the following areas: Sourcing and recruiting, HR administrative support, strategic planning and staffing, leadership and coaching, compensation and benefits analysis, employee training and development, and HR compliance and handbooks. We also offer outplacement services for organizations that need to downsize with empathy.

Gerber, LLC

GerberKori Manus




121 E. Nationwide Blvd

Columbus, OH 43215

Gold Corporate Partner

Gerber, LLC. is a wealth management and business consulting firm focused solely on improving the lives of first generation entrepreneurs through the integration of personal and business endeavors.

As a trusted advisor to first generation entrepreneurs, Gerber is not your average financial office. Rather than focusing on a client’s ‘how much’ – how much stuff they want or how much their investments make – Gerber focuses on ‘how’ – how they got here and how they want to spend their life.

The Gerber team thrives by creating a customized, holistic approach to wealth management for each of their clients, enabling the business owner to focus on the growth of the business and live the life they desire.

Heartland Payment Systems 

Heather Landon, Payroll Division Manager



Jon Megert, Ambassador





3 W. Waterloo St. 

Canal Winchester, OH 43110

Silver Corporate Partner

Heartland, now part of Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), is one of the largest payment processors in the United States, delivering credit/debit/prepaid card processing and security technology through Heartland SecureTM and its comprehensive Heartland breach warranty. Heartland also offers point of sale, mobile commerce, e-Commerce, marketing, payroll solutions and related business solutions and services to more than 400,000 business and educational locations nationwide. Heartland is the founding supporter of Merchant Bill of Rights, a public advocacy initiative that educates merchants about fair credit and debit card processing practices. Heartland also established Sales Professional Bill of Rights to advocate for the rights of sales professionals everywhere.

Huntington Bank 

Patty Barton




41 S.High Street, 

Columbus, OH 43215

Silver Corporate Partner

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with $100 billion of assets and a network of 1,115 branches and 1,891 ATMs across eight Midwestern states. Founded in 1866, The Huntington National Bank and its affiliates provide consumer, small business, commercial, treasury management, wealth management, brokerage, trust, and insurance services. Huntington also provides auto dealer, equipment finance, national settlement and capital market services that extend beyond its core states. Visit huntington.com for more information.


Tracy McNanie, Business Performance Advisor




Lance Wilson, Business Performance Advisor




460 Polaris Parkway Suite 390

Westerville, Ohio 43082

Silver Corporate Partner

Insperity, a trusted advisor to America’s best businesses for more than 30 years, provides an array of human resources and business solutions designed to help improve business performance. Insperity® Business Performance Advisors offer the most comprehensive suite of products and services available in the marketplace. Insperity delivers administrative relief, better benefits, reduced liabilities and a systematic way to improve productivity through its premier Workforce Optimization® solution. Additional company offerings include Human Capital Management, Payroll Services, Time and Attendance, Performance Management, Organizational Planning, Recruiting Services, Employment Screening, Financial Services, Expense Management, Retirement Services and Insurance Services. Insperity business performance solutions support more than 100,000 businesses with over 2 million employees. With 2015 revenues of $2.6 billion, Insperity operates in 60 offices throughout the United States. For more information, visit http://www.insperity.com

Kabob Images and Design

Kabob Images and DesignKaren Shepherd, owner




8457 Invergordon Court

Dublin, Ohio 43017

Bronze Corporate Partner

Kabob Images and Design is primarily portrait and event photography. You have seen the owner, Kar Shepherd, photograph many NAWBO Columbus events. Commercial and architectural photography are important components of our practices. Artistic images are available from the owner Kar Shepherd. Check us out at www.kabobdesign.com.

Kaiser Consulting

Kaiser ConsultingLori Kaiser, CEO




818 Riverbend Avenue

Powell, Ohio 43065

Bronze Corporate Partner

Kaiser Consulting, a central Ohio based international accounting and IT consulting firm, specializes in a broad range of industry-specific accounting, internal audit, compliance and business services. Our innovative solutions are custom designed to improve your bottom line and make business practices as efficient and profitable as possible.

Many of our client's engage us for work that their external auditor must remain independent, or when staffing consistency, experience or value-pricing are integral to the project. Our company has been built with professionals that have distinguished themselves as leaders among their peers. Our team consists of experienced CPA's, MBA's, as well as former controllers, chief financial officers, and Big-4 auditors. Our team members are selected for their high level of experience and knowledge.

Karen Poling Law, LLC




5354 Cemetery Rd

Columbus, OH 43026

Karen Poling Law concentrates in the areas of domestic and employment law. Domestic law includes terminating a marriage; support for a spouse or children; division of assets and liabilities; and failure to follow court orders. Employment law includes situations where there is discrimination based on age, race, gender, disability, or use of medical leave.

Kathleen Lach, UBS Wealth Management

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Kendra Scott 

Blair Bourne




4165 The Strand

Columbus, OH 43219

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King Business Interiors 

Darla King




6155 Huntley Rd. Suite D

Columbus, OH 43229

King helps you Love Where You Work!
Our commercial furniture and flooring divisions will assist you in design your space within your style, feel and budget.

Through our program "connecting the dots", we can take back your existing furniture that still has some life and place it in Charities here in our area!



Michelle Haslinger




88 E. Broad St.

Columbus, OH 43215

Key is proud to be a sponsor of NAWBO Columbus.  KeyBank's Key4Women® program brings a fresh approach to women-owned businesses. Our dedicated team consists of experts ready to help your business reach its financial goals. We know that a woman’s business is really no different from any other, but what is unique is the way in which you approach opportunities and face challenges. This is why Key4Women has invested in building a team of women-owned-business experts to help you along the way. Having a dedicated relationship manager who can anticipate your needs means more efficient and focused financial solutions to take you exactly where you want to go.

With Key4Women, we offer customized service, access to capital, networking opportunities, and ongoing education. Learn more by contacting Key’s Columbus area Key4Women Team Leader, Michelle Haslinger.

Matchbox LTD

Old Trail PrintingDanielle Miller




162 N 6th St 

Columbus, Ohio 43215

Gold Corporate Partner

Creating awesome experiences that people and brands love to be a part of. We are an experiential marketing and events agency based in Columbus, Ohio.

We focus on connecting great brands with their target audience through Festival sponsorships, event planning/production, engaging activations, creative promotional pieces, and more.

Old Trail Printing

Old Trail PrintingBrenda Pritchett

bpritchett@oldtrailprinting.com, mheld@oldtrailpriting.com, Johnson-wjohnson@oldtrailprintin.com 



100 Fornoff Road

Columbus, Ohio 43207

Gold Corporate Partner

Founded in 1928 and the largest woman owned commercial printer in the Midwest, we have a rich history of servicing clients both small and large, across the county. 

Our combination of offset, wide format and digital presses means we have the right equipment to handle a variety of projects.  In addition to being recognized as an award winning printer, we have invested in technology tools that enable our customers to streamline their procurement processes, increase efficiencies, reduce waste and gain a higher return on investment with their printed communications.  With our comprehensive list of services you can benefit from using Old Trail as your single source for creative, printing, mailing, fulfillment and more.  

Our mission is to exceed our customers' expectations by providing quality printed materials and the finest service in the industry through continuous improvement and customer interaction.  We will act honestly and with integrity in all of our dealings and transactions.  We are providing communications solutions...one client at a time!

Pathways Financial Credit Union

Pathways Financial Credit UnionDeanna B. Barzak, Business Development Manager



614.416.7588 ext. 1418

5665 North Hamilton Road

Columbus, Ohio 43230

Silver Corporate Partner

Pathways Financial Credit Union is a full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative with six convenient branches in the Central Ohio area, as well as thousands of Shared Branching locations across the United States.  Though our products and services may seem similar to what you would find at any ordinary bank, we are a better alternative - we are a credit union.

At Pathways, we put our members first in every decision that we make, and pledge to make banking the easiest, most efficient activity possible for them.  Through our great rates, low fees, and outstanding member service, we help our members along their path to financial freedom.  We invite you to experience the Pathways difference of banking with a trusted financial partner dedicated to putting you first.


PNCKathy Masters, Vice President




5471 New Albany Road West

New Albany, OH 43054

Gold Corporate Partner

PNC and its more than 1,200 PNC-Certified Women's Business Advocates across its 19-state footprint proudly support the achievement of women who own or run companies. Dedicated to providing valuable tools and resources, Insights for Women in Business monthly e-newsletters and their award-winning Insights for Women in Business magazine feature articles on topics of interest to women business owners and female executives that help to grow companies, inspire new ideas, and share experiences."Women Who Achieve" inspirational success stories, webinars, podcasts, articles, and a calendar of events that bring businesswomen together are available on www.pnc.com/women.   

In addition to providing the financial products and services that businesses need to thrive, PNC sponsors and hosts a wealth of mentoring and networking opportunities and organizations for women in business.  

Portfolio Creative

Catherine Lang-Cline, President / Co-founder




777 Goodale Blvd.

Columbus, OH 43212

Bronze Corporate Partner

Founded in 2005, Portfolio Creative is a woman-owned, award-winning recruiting and staffing firm. We partner with corporations, retailers, and large creative agencies to help solve creative workforce challenges.

We connect our clients to marketing, design, advertising, retail, and digital roles in the markets we serve. These roles can be direct hire, temp-to-hire, and part time. Based in Columbus, OH, we are a team of creative talent experts. Our passion is focused solely on staffing the ever-evolving creative industry.

We are committed to understanding the unique needs and culture of your company to find you the perfect match. We place exceptional talent in all fields that help you achieve creative genius. We get creative.

Skyline Exhibits of Central Ohio

Skyline Exhibits of Central Ohio Jeanette Armbrust, CEO




2801 Charter Street

Columbus, Ohio 43228

Bronze Corporate Partner

Skyline Exhibits of Central Ohio serves Central Ohio by helping companies and organizations increase profits through trade show and event marketing. 

From design, fulfillment and logistics, Skyline offers trade show exhibits and event exhibits to match any size and budget. Our team will guide you through a detailed discovery process with the goal of maintaining branding consistency, selecting the right display, developing effective and attractive graphics, and detailing all of the logistics necessary to make your show presence more successful at each exhibition. Our products include tabletop and portable displays, inline exhibits and large custom modular trade show booths. 

Additional services include an in-house exhibit designer, art creation and preparation, exhibit repairs with full service parts and labor, exhibit storage, online exhibit management, show paperwork services and complete exhibit management programs.

Service Title Agency

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SmithAmundsen LLC

SmithAmundsen Company LogoMichelle Casper, Partner




150 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 3300

Chicago, IL 60601

Bronze Corporate Partner

SmithAmundsen LLC is a law firm comprised of more than 160 attorneys. Our offices are based regionally in the Midwest, but we handle the transactional, labor and employment, and litigation needs of companies across the U.S. Our attorneys help our clients evaluate each situation and find the best solutions for their business. In 2015, SmithAmundsen was ranked #15 by Law360 on the Top 100 Law Firms for Female Attorneys list. For more information, please visit www.salawus.com.

Southwest Airlines 

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Sylvia A. Garrett Insurance Agency LLC

Sylvia A. Garrett, President/CEO




One Nationwide Plaza, Suite 03-01-01

Columbus, OH 43215

Silver Corporate Partner

The Sylvia Garrett Agency LLC (SAG LLC), has a fifty year (50) history of providing both business and personal insurance and financial services.  Our mission is to: provide exceptional "On Your Side" service, empower our community and protect families and businesses. Our staff consists of numerous licensed insurance agents. SAG LLC is licensed in eleven (11) States (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, Michigan, Maryland and North Carolina).

SAG LLC's Personal Lines division provides Nationwide personal lines policies (auto, home, apartment, condo, car, boat, motorcycles, etc.); when necessary, we work with other insurance carriers. In our Commercial Division, we work with many insurance brokers to obtain the best fit for our business customers.  We provide all business insurance (general liability, business property, data breach protection, business auto(s), business owners policy, errors & omissions, professional liability, etc.) Our Financial Services division provides life insurance and various financial products.

Community involvement is the hallmark of our agency, as volunteer and financial support contributors. We are proud of our rich history of giving to our community. Sylvia Garrett, President/CEO, SAG LLC, is one of the founding members of the Columbus Chapter of NAWBO.

US Bank 

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Tastings - A Wine Experience 

Lisa Bailey


Lisa Jordan




958 N High Street 
Columbus, OH 43201

Bronze Corporate Partner

Tastings is a one-of-a-kind wine bar offering new levels of experience to everyone from the novice to the sommelier.  

With over 100 wines in stock, Tastings boasts one of the largest selections in the world for wines by-the-taste.  The entire selection is available by the taste, glass, and by the bottle.  We only feature wines that are exceptional representations of their varietal with distinctive qualities that set them apart from the norm.  Many of our wines have been rated by both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, but we have also sought out unheralded gems from smaller producers.  

Come taste before you buy a bottle and enjoy our outstanding food pairings to go with your selected wine (no corkage fee).

Your Management Team

Mary McCarthy




409 W Main St

Westerville, OH 43081

Bronze Corporate Partner

Your Management Team, Inc. is a small business consulting firm providing one-on-one consulting, training and speaking focused on existing and struggling entrepreneurs with the desire to improve their business, grow their revenue, and enjoy a realistic income for the effort they put forth.

Z Promotions

K. Zulene Adams, Partner




P O Box 341198 

Columbus, OH 43234-1198

Bronze Corporate Partner

Founded in 2006 by K. Zulene Adams and Andrew Gehring, Z Promotions is a certified W/MBE located in Columbus, OH.  We specialize in the use of high quality, strategically branded products and apparel to enhance the image of your brand.  

Z Promotions is dedicated to forging strong relationships with our team, our clients and our community.  We strive to serve all three well, so that we do our part in making a positive impact.  We continually engage in the happiness of our team to obtain and retain the best talent to serve our clients.  We deliver creative product branding to our clients, so that they increase their brand recognition and achieve their marketing objectives.  We volunteer our time and service with different organizations to bring awareness and to also make a difference in our local and global communities.

Our values are to Be Kind, Have Fun, Be Transparent and Be Involved with all those that we encounter and engage with.  Contact us today for your branded product needs, to experience this firsthand.