Membership FAQs

I'm having trouble joining/renewing my membership - whom should I contact?

Please contact Arien Lawless at the NAWBO Columbus Chapter, at or 614.636.2926.

May non-business owners join?

Yes, non-business owners may join as a Supporting Member, however they are unable to vote. Depending upon the needs of your company, it may be a better option to become a corporate partner.

Must I join both the national organization and local chapter?

Any member who lives within 45 miles of the 43215 area code must join both the National organization and the Columbus chapter. Individuals who live outside of this territory may join as a Virtual Member.

Can men join NAWBO?

Yes, men may join as Supporting Members.

May my business join?

Membership is recorded in the name of the individual, not the company. However, a business may support NAWBO as a corporate partner.

How much does a membership cost?

Your level of membership of depends upon what member benefits you'd like, and whether or not you own a business.

Are my membership dues tax deductible?

Dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for Federal Income Tax purposes. In compliance with Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, it is estimated that 6% of the membership dues is non-deductible as a business expense.

How do I see value from my membership?

In order to get value out of your membership, we recommend that you get involved with the organization as much as possible. Attending events, participating on a roundtable, and volunteering on a committee will help you get in front of more business owners and grow your personal network.

How do I find out when my membership expires? 

Please log into your NAWBO national profile to find the expiration date of your membership.  You must renew your membership on the national site and the local site will have your updated information within 2 weeks.