President’s Message

When I see the white flowers on the Bradford Pear Trees, I know that warm weather and longer days are finally here!  Spring is my favorite season in North Carolina.

Spring is busy for NAWBO as well.  NAWBO’s Annual Membership Drive is in March and April.  Any new member who joins from March 1 - April 30 receives $50 off their first year’s annual membership.  This is a wonderful opportunity for you to get your friends and associates to experience NAWBO.

Our chapter offers so much to our members.  Not only do we have monthly networking and educational opportunities, our member only roundtables are a way to have your own advisory board made up of fellow women business owners.  If you have not joined a roundtable yet, please contact Karen Albright at

In addition, NAWBO has a Public Policy component that differentiates us from other networking organizations.  Visit our Advocacy Page on our website: to learn more about our initiatives.  

Please join me at our April Mentoring Workshop on April 6 from 6-7 at Roper Bookkeeping.  Our speaker will be Mary Michele Nidiffer, owner of StyleFinder ID.  Her topic will be Dress To Impress.  On April 16 from 5:30-7:30, we will be having our  Evening Social at Cloud Brewing.  

As always, please contact me at with any questions, comments or concerns.  I look forward to seeing each of you soon.

Erin Cohen

NAWBO Raleigh Awards Information

NOW is the time to recognize NAWBO members (including yourself!) that exemplify NAWBO’s mission through achievements and service.  Applications will be accepted through May 18, 2015 and detailed descriptions of the individual awards and application can be found here.  To go directly to the application, click here.  Awards will be presented at the 2015 Installation Dinner on June 18, 2015 at The Garden on Millbrook.

MEMBER OF THE YEAR (The Mary Diener Spirit Award)

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NAWBO Raleigh May Luncheon

Break Through Your Barriers: 3 Secrets For Greater Success as an Entrepreneur

with Dr. Wini Curley

Register online by Noon on Friday, May 22 to be eligible for our fabulous door prizes!

Date: May 27, 2015
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Embassy Suites Raleigh - Durham/Research Triangle
201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard
Cary, NC 27513

Are you -

  • Tired of feeling drained?
  • Ready for more clients who are fun to work with and ready to pay?
  • Frustrated by not being able to expand your income level or client base?

Whether your barriers are related to time, money, clients, or employees, join Dr. Wini Curley and discover how to tweak some beliefs and habits to achieve your next level of success as an entrepreneur. No matter what your current business level, you can immediately use these tips to break through your barriers and improve the ease and enjoyment of your day to day experience as an entrepreneur.

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Register Now for the June 18 Installation & Awards Dinner with keynote speaker Hope Bryant, Vice Chairman of First Citizens Bank

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