Upcoming events

    • Tue, March 16, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Tue, August 17, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Virtual
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    Key’s to Financial Wellness Series

    Presented by KeyBank, NAWBO Columbus Business Champion

    Join NAWBO Columbus and KeyBank for an all-encompassing program, providing you and your employees with a dedicated team to deliver educational tools, products, and benefits to improve Financial Wellness. We will meet monthly and work together during this 6 month program to bring solutions, tools, and resources to help you achieve your business and financial goals, as well as those of your employees. 

    Employer Benefits include:

    • Improving employee engagement and business performance. 
    • Showing you’re invested not only in an employee’s overall health, but their future 
    • Helping to attract and retain the best talent -Financial Wellness is the top benefit employees seek that they don’t have today!

    “Creating financial security or financial wellness program results in motivated employees, the ability to hire and maintain top talents, and creating a happy and satisfying work environment.”- Kate Kurzawska, What is Financial Wellness and Why is it important for Your Business?

    Join us for 1 session or all!

    Dates & topics include:

    • April 20th at 9am- Spending and Saving Wisely
    • May 18th at 9am- Saving and Investing, Why saving is important, setting goals, how to be prepared for emergencies, investing, college, retirement, how to start saving
    • June 15th at 9am-  Understanding your Credit Score and Options- What is it, how to find it, calculate it, rebuilt it, maximize it, how can Key help
    • July 20th at 9am-  Home Ownership
    • August 17th at 9am-  Managing Your Debt- Options to get out of debt, strategies for managing debt, ways to consolidate debt

    About our Speakers:


    Christy Gale is an Account Manager, and joined KeyBank in January 2017.  She brings more than 30 years of banking experience, and currently supports Business Banking and Middle Market Commercial clients in the Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton areas in delivering financial literacy and wellness solutions through Key Bank’s Key@Work program. 



    Terrence Ferguson is a Key@Work Relationship Manager and joined KeyBank in May 2020.  Terrence supports our Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton Retail teams in sustaining & expanding K@W in area businesses. Before joining Key last year, Terrence spent three years at Macy’s Corporate leading domestic & offshore Customer Service & Credit Operations teams.  Terrence graduated with an undergraduate degree in Marketing & Human Resources from Xavier University.



      • Thu, April 15, 2021
      • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EDT)
      • Virtual
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      Join NAWBO & NAWBO Columbus Business Champion Kaiser Consulting for networking, wifi and wine!

      Don't miss this opportunity to connect with the members of NAWBO Columbus and Kaiser Consulting Shareholders with wine and snacks!

      See the people you miss and meet new contacts. Share updates on you and your business and grow your network! 

      You said you missed networking and connecting with the NAWBO Columbus Community and we listened! Join us for an hour of connections. 

      Thank you to our Meeting Sponsor:


      About our sponsor:

      Kaiser Consulting is an international professional services firm specializing in accounting, finance and IT consulting with 80 finance and accounting professionals. CEO, Lori Kaiser provides clients’ value-based services that allow firms to navigate transitions and successfully execute critical projects.


      About our Wine & Snacks:

      Register by Thursday, April 8th for complimentary wine from Annie's Wine Cottage and snacks from Sharecuterie Grazing Boards & Boxes. You will have the option to chose your wine & snack pick up location at registration!

      Annie's Wine Cottage

      After 25+ years in the wholesale wine industry, Anne’s knowledge and industry relationships are an invaluable resource for bringing you unique, hard-to-find wines at exceptional prices. Their wine shop works with over 14 distributors to provide Columbus with the best wine pairings for any meal, event, holiday, or season. 

      Annie's represents iconic brands as well as boutique wineries whose owners take pride in providing estate-grown, sustainably farmed wine. In Annie's wine store, you’ll find labels you recognize along with many you won’t. You can also browse our selection online. Annie’s wine shop is yours to explore… and we’re always around to help.

      Sharecuterie Grazing Boards & Boxes

      Meats, Cheeses, and other wonderful items prepared and presented in a beautiful arrangement, to be shared with your family and friends!

      Whether you are hosting a formal function, a family gathering, or a romantic evening, a Sharecuterie spread of the most amazing treats is a perfect way to make a grand impression, and ensure that your guests are absolutely impressed!

      Charcuterie is one of the hottest and most popular current trends for entertaining! And Sharecuterie is the go-to source for your next event’s deliciousness! Whether you select a Grazing Board,  or a portable Grazing Box, or host a Full Table Takeover for your gathering, your guests will be raving about the experience for days afterward!

      *This event has replaced the April NAWBO Networking Hour* 

      • Fri, April 16, 2021
      • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
      • Zoom
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      NAWBO COFFEE CLUB

      -Members & Business Champions Only-

      Start your morning off right with NAWBO, coffee and connections. NAWBO members join us for an hour focused on lead generation and “perking up” your book of business. 

      There is no fee, registration is required. The Zoom meeting link will be shared with a registration confirmation email.

      There are benefits to membership! This event is for Members & Partners Only. Interested in joining NAWBO go to NAWBO.org or contact Arien at arien@nawbocolumbusohio.com.



      • Tue, April 20, 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
      • Virtual


      Virtual Lunch & Learn

      You Bought What?! How to Create a Budget that Makes Your Business More Profitable

      JOIN NAWBO NATIONAL FOR WEEKLY LUNCH & LEARN VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING

      REGISTER HERE

      Building a business isn’t rocket science.  But for business owners who struggle with their business finances, it might as well be. As a small business owner, the ability to make sound financial decisions is your most useful skill. It can be the difference between growing your business and going out of business.         

      Presentation Main Takeaways:         

      • Identify the activities that will allow you to add more profit to your pockets.
      • Uncover the one key financial strategy that may be holding back the growth of your business.
      • Discover the 5 simple steps to building a profitable business budget.

      Presented by: Laurie Johnson- NAWBO Charlotte

      Laurie Johnson excels at training small business owners to make more profit, keep more of what they earn and pay less in taxes. Laurie’s background includes over 25 years of experience in personal and business finances, financial counseling, the psychology of money, financial therapy, tax strategy and tax preparation.  Laurie is an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC©), a Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP), a Certified Cognitive-Behavioral Group Facilitator (CBGF), a top corporate trainer for Fortune 500 companies, a Professional Speaker and an Author. Laurie is approachable, non-judgmental and loves making money fun!

      Virtual Programming to Connect and Support You

      We need each other more than ever to stay connected, support one another and rise up from this challenging time. While NAWBO National and our chapters have postponed in-person events for the time being, we are thrilled to offer a regular schedule of virtual programming each week that is available to the public—so please join us and tell all your entrepreneurial women friends so they can benefit and get to know NAWBO!

      For a complete list of NAWBO Virtual Programming go to: https://www.nawbo.org/events/virtual-programming

      • Tue, April 27, 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
      • Zoom
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      Our Member Orientation is an opportunity for all members and Business Champions to meet other NAWBO members as well as our board members and NAWBO Columbus Staff. During the meeting you will learn how to best utilize your membership and how to take advantage of all of the value and benefits that NAWBO Columbus provides.

      Additionally, you will be introduced to the board of directors, learn how to navigate the website and sign up for programs and events, and discuss how you can get involved in a committee!

      Once registered, the zoom link will be sent with your confirmation email.




      • Tue, April 27, 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
      • Virtual


      Virtual Lunch & Learn

      Reclaim Your Freedom and Make Your Business Work for You

      JOIN NAWBO NATIONAL FOR WEEKLY LUNCH & LEARN VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING

      REGISTER HERE

      Do you sometimes feel trapped by your business? What if there was a way to fall back in love with it? It’s not only possible, it’s easier than you think. Come to this fast-paced webinar and learn how to rethink your relationship with your business because that’s how you’ll get your life back. Find out how to turn your business into an asset – one that you love and other people do too. It turns out that when your business is scalable and doesn't require all of your time, it works FOR you. Then it’s no longer something you want to escape. It’s something to love. Plus, it gives you options. Keep the business and scale because it’s fun when you love it. Or hire someone to run it for you. You may even decide to exit someday when the time is right. No matter what, you win when you learn how to turn your business into an asset. That’s real freedom.

      Key Takeaways:

      • A proven model for managing your mind to scale your business;
      • The secret to growing your business they don’t teach you in business school; and others do too.  

      Presented by: Debbie King- Southern Nevada

      Best-selling author Debbie King successfully transformed her business, Association Analytics, from a service-based technical consulting model to a leader in the field of productized solutions. After scaling and selling that business, Debbie created the company, Loving Your Business, and now teaches business owners how to escape the owner’s trap by turning their business into an asset that has value beyond the revenue it generates, creating both freedom and security. She has a Master’s degree in Leadership from Georgetown University and more than twenty years of experience as an entrepreneur and a coach. To connect with Debbie, visit LovingYourBusiness.com.  


      Virtual Programming to Connect and Support You

      We need each other more than ever to stay connected, support one another and rise up from this challenging time. While NAWBO National and our chapters have postponed in-person events for the time being, we are thrilled to offer a regular schedule of virtual programming each week that is available to the public—so please join us and tell all your entrepreneurial women friends so they can benefit and get to know NAWBO!

      For a complete list of NAWBO Virtual Programming go to: https://www.nawbo.org/events/virtual-programming

      • Thu, May 06, 2021
      • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
      • Virtual
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      May Monthly Meeting: In Her Shoes with Toni Cunningham 

      Join NAWBO Columbus and Toni Cunningham for our May Monthly Meeting. Toni will share her experience as a woman in business, her experiences on disruption and navigating business as a Black woman.

      NAWBO Columbus is proud to highlight Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at our May Monthly Meeting.  As part of NAWBO’s D,E &I initiatives we continue to remind women to keep raising their voices and telling their stories.

      Toni Cunningham is an accomplished leader, motivator, workforce development professional and reboot strategist. As a Managing Director with Per Scholas, Toni provides the vision, operational, and executive leadership for the Columbus team. A seasoned marketing and communications expert Toni’s career includes roles with the Columbus Urban League, American Electric Power, Founder and Principal at Image Anu, LLC. 

      Nothing is more important than imagining and inventing the future that we want. We need to reset the table so women are no longer required to accept or adapt to discrimination or sexism.  We need to think beyond corporate boardrooms and beyond our own lives and experiences to lift up women of all incomes, experiences and backgrounds. 

      We want every woman to realize their God-given potential.  NAWBO Columbus is presenting the “In Her Shoes”series so women can tell their stories! How they have overcome obstacles, made sacrifices, and where suffrage was achieved through perseverance.  

      These are women who have no patience for gradual change and no intention of slowing down. “Well behaved women rarely make history”- Eleanor Roosevelt, Marilyn Monroe and Ann Boleyn.  These are women who refused to stand quietly.  That’s who we are NAWBO Columbus!

      In addition to our keynote with Ms. Cunningham attendees will have their choice of breakout sessions focused on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Attendees will choose their breakout at registration. 

      Breakout SEssions:

      The Power of Inclusive Leadership

      with Courtnee Carrigan, Raising the Bar Performance Group 

      As a leader, you play an important role in creating an inclusive and equitableworkplace. Leaders can use their positions of power to promote change within their organizations and communities. You might be asking the question – where and how do I start to do this work? Join Courtnee Carrigan, CEO of Raising the Bar Performance Group, for an interactive session on Inclusive Leadership.


      Together, we will:

      • Discuss what current research says about inclusive leadership in business.
      • Identify actions that leaders can take toward becoming more inclusive. 
      • Share examples of Inclusive leadership organizational practices. 

      Showing up as Your Authentic Self

      With Kimberly Minor, Bumbershoot, LLC

      We often feel that the best way to succeed is to morph into our corporate cultures or change into our potential clients. To say yes to every demand, so we don’t lose the sale. The problem with this is that you might get the deal today, but the more you give away, the more you lose – not just in profit. Your value decreases. You are all that you have and your most valuable asset.  

      I will help you stay authentic, increase your value and get the sale!

      Key Takeaways Include:

      • Know who you are but stay curious. 
      • Fail fast, take notes, cry for a minute and then move on.
      • Avoid burnout – Take a personal inventory and keep yourself in view at all times.  Breathe


      About our Keynote speaker: 

      Toni M. Cunningham, Image Anu, LLC#REBOOT Strategist, Co-Founder Black Tech Columbus

      Ms. Cunningham is an accomplished leader, motivator, workforce development professional and reboot strategist. As a Managing Director with Per Scholas, Toni provides the vision, operational, and executive leadership for the Columbus team.

      A seasoned marketing and communications expert Toni’s career includes roles with the Columbus Urban League, American Electric Power, Founder and Principal at Image Anu, LLC.  

      In addition to growing funding, investments, and stakeholders, Toni is a highly sought after conference speaker, presenter and workshop facilitator for organizations like Dress For Success, Women Economic Leadership Development, National Urban League, and Women In Tech. 

      A resident of Columbus, Ohio, Ms. Cunningham’s community and board involvement runs deep. Most recently: Mayor’s Recovery and Resiliency Committee, New Directions Career Center Board of Directors, Ohio Workforce Coalition Leadership Committee, Black Tech Columbus Co- Founder, Franklin County Tax Incentive Review Commission and, American Association of Blacks in Energy. Committed to excellence and continuous learning, Toni earned her Master of Science in Marketing and Communication with Franklin University and Bachelor of Science from Ohio Dominican University. She’s also a 2019 American Express Leadership Academy Fellow. 

      Authentic and relatable, Toni is adamant about helping others accomplish their career goals. Her journey reflects what happens when, as she puts it, we find “work in roles that match our souls”. The many awards bestowed upon Toni substantiates her leadership, impact, and results. Including the naming of Per Scholas as one of Columbus Foundation’s Top 5 Nonprofits to Watch in 2018, Women for Economic Leadership and Development 2020 Honoree, BizTech Columbus Business First 2019 Executive of the Year, and Smart Business Magazine in 2018 Smart50; an honor which “recognizes the top executives of the 50 smartest companies in the Central Ohio region for their ability to effectively build and lead successful organizations.” 

      Toni is a leader who believes in helping people to achieve at their highest levels. She truly believes in living out her purpose, which is “helping people get to next” in both their personal and professional lives. 

      About our Breakout Speakers:


      Courtnee Carrigan

      Courtnee is the Founder and CEO of Raising the Bar Performance Group (RTB).  RTB is a capacity-building firm specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion solutions. The firm's goal is to equip individuals and organizations with critical knowledge, skills, and assistance to improve organizational performance. Courtnee advises clients across various sectors to develop, design, and implement policies, practices, and strategies that result in inclusive and equitable environments. 

      Ms. Carrigan is a recipient of the 2017 Columbus Business First Diversity in Business Award. She has been featured in Ohio Business and Columbus CEO Magazines. Courtnee is also a graduate of Leadership Columbus, The Ohio Minority Supplier Diversity Council MBE Academy, and African American Leadership Academy. 

      Kimberly Minor 

      Kimberly Minor is a creative executive with over 25 years of senior and c-suite leadership experience in maximizing brands, connecting communities, and growing businesses.

      Her international professional experience spans from Macy's Executive program to Footlocker Global, Inc, to Brand President of London Fog and Joe Boxer to Lbrands, where she led the $2+B Home business.   She is currently CEO of Bumbershoot, LLC,  a boutique firm that provides cultural and market insights for inclusive, equitable, and diverse representation across brand,  content, and customer experience. 

      Her personal passions bring people and ideas together for inclusive engagement, creating safe spaces for community connection and personal growth for everyone, the arts, and continuous learning.

      Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, and an Executive Certificate in Leadership and Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently enrolled in the Inclusive Leadership program at Stanford University.

      Special Notes:

      • A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants the week of the event from NawboColumbus@wildapricot.org.
      • Registrations must be paid in advance.
      • Cancellations made after 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the Meeting will not be refunded.


      NOTICE OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO RECORDING 

      By attending a NAWBO event (in person or virtually), you are entering an event where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By registering you are agreeing to these terms, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by NAWBO Columbus and its representatives. 

      You release NAWBO Columbus, its employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or audio recordings, and you waive all rights to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use of these materials. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by NAWBO Columbus or the person or entity designated to do so by NAWBO Columbus.