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Since 1997, we’ve been Central Ohio’s premier organization dedicated solely to representing the needs of women business owners. Our members are solepreneurs and CEOs of $200 million+ businesses. We freelance and we conquer free markets. We work from home offices and we work internationally.

If you’re looking to launch a business, grow a business, give back to the community, or support a cause with significant economic ramifications, then we invite your to join NAWBO Columbus.

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Meet Jeryne A Peterson, Owner at Buckeye Lake Shopper Reporter

My name is Jeryne A Peterson. I am not currently involved with a committee.

Tell us about your business.

The Buckeye Lake Shopper Reporter is a publishing/media business focused on the Buckeye Lake Area. A very dear friend of mine started the business over 60 years ago.

What inspired you to get into your business?

I have been in the financial world for 39 years and wanted to branch out into something else. The paper was up for sale and the rest is history.

What are your three best practices or best tips that every NAWBO member needs to hear?

  1. Firstly, treat your employees like you would like to be treated.
  2. Secondly, be fair and not demanding
  3. Thirdly, be respectful to everyone at all times

What does your future look like?

I will be with Morgan Stanley for another year and eight months, then I will retire from the financial world to help others. I am starting a tourist site for ‘Explore Buckeye Lake’, we will have a hard launch March 15th.

What do you do in your free time?

I really don’t have any free time in the winter but in the summer I like to go boating. 

What is your company website?

Our company website is also check out Explore Buckeye Lake.

Helen M Colón Ameriprise Financial Services

Tell us about your company

We look to work with individual and business owners on understanding what is most important to them with their long-term financial goals. It is our mission to not only assist our clients in achieving their life long goals, but to also create a wealth for future generations to come. Through our personal approach we are able to develop long lasting relationships with our clients while providing them with timely advice and the ideal client experience.

What motivated your organization to get involved with NAWBO? 

As a past NAWBO Columbus Board Member and current member, I understand the importance and commitment of business ownership. It is our dedication that we help all diversities and genders with financial planning for themselves and their companies.

What does your company offer NAWBO members and why is this important to them? 

We work with business owners who are seeking Retirement Plan Options for their themselves and their employees by providing solutions such as 401(k) plans, Employer-sponsored IRAs, etc. We also work with business owners that are currently not pleased with their current Retirement plan provider and are looking for a change. We offer a personal approach that provides a team effort around the client and we create a tailored investment plan for accomplishing their goals.

What is the one best practice you’ve learned from working with businesses in your company that our members should know? 

It is all about the relationship. Developing a personal relationship with the businesses in our company and supporting their mission is important to us. It is only through a personal relationship we can truly understand the client, the businesses needs and goals.