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  • NAWBO® Inducts Four Women Entrepreneurs Into Its Inaugural Hall of Fame at the Women’s Business Conference 2011, August 31-September 1 in San Diego, California

    (San Diego, CA, August 23, 2011) — The NAWBO® Women’s Business Conference 2011, August 31-September 1 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, is designed from start to finish to help women and small business owners grow through our most high impact, interactive platform ever. Some of the greatest insights and inspiration attendees will receive are those that come from trailblazing women who have grown their businesses to unprecedented levels of success.

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  • NAWBO® Installs the 2011-2012 Board Of Directors

    (Washington, D.C., July 18, 2011)The National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®) proudly installs dynamic and powerful women from across the nation as its new 2011-2012 Board of Directors.

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  • Women Business Owners Show Cautious Optimism About Economic Recovery

    (Washington, D.C, July 6, 2011) — While economists say the recession is over and economic recovery has begun, the business community is not so sure. Recent surveys have shown that the nation’s small business owners are remaining cautious and uncertain about short-term economic prospects, and a recent survey of members of the National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®), sponsored by Deluxe Corp ( indicates women business owners share that view. While NAWBO® members are optimistic about the long-term state of the economy, and feel things in their businesses are improving, they remain cautious in the short-term and have put hiring plans on hold so far this year.

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  • California Welcomes Growth-Minded Women Business Leaders

    (San Diego, CA, June 29, 2011) — The National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®) is headed to the luxurious Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, for the Women’s Business Conference 2011 (WBC2011): ACCESS, INFLUENCE, GROW on August 31st-September 1st. This year’s conference will be like no other with its newly condensed, high impact and high energy format designed to offer attendees the flexibility to customize their conference experience to meet their unique business needs.

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  • NAWBO® Immediate Past Chair Appointed to NWBC

    (Dallas, TX, April, 6, 2011) — NAWBO® congratulates Wendy A. Lopez and takes immense pride in her appointment to the National Women’s Business Council! Wendy has been and will continue to be an integral part of our organization’s leadership as Immediate Past Chair of the NAWBO® Board of Directors, Chair of the NAWBO® Institute for Entrepreneurial Development and Past President of the NAWBO-Dallas Forth Worth Chapter.

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  • NAWBO® Launches Accelerated Growth Series®

    (Washington, DC, January 17, 2011) The NAWBO® Institute for Entrepreneurial Development is a nonprofit educational foundation of the National Association of Women Business Owners® that strives to strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of women business owners and promote economic development within the business community.

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  • NAWBO Supports Legislation Proposed by Senator Olympia Snowe

    (Washington D.C., May 25, 2010) — The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) strongly supports the legislation proposed yesterday by Senator Olympia Snowe to improve the ability of women-owned businesses to compete for and receive federal contracts. This legislation comes on the heels of a recent meeting between NAWBO and Senator Snowe's office where NAWBO raised issues regarding the women's procurement program. NAWBO has since released an official statement of support to be included with the bill introduction and will work closely with Senator Snowe's office to secure co-sponsors and ongoing support of the bill as it passes through the political process.

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  • NAWBO Attends White House Meeting On Women’s Contracting Program; Applauds Forward Progress On Implementing Program

    (Washington, D.C., May 1, 2010) — The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) attended a meeting at the White House today to discuss the proposed rules just released by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) that would implement a long-delayed federal program designed to expand federal contracting opportunities for women-owned small businesses (WOSBs).

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  • NAWBO Says Job Creation Bills Are A Positive Step

    (Washington D.C., February 2, 2010) — NAWBO® releases statement that urges President Obama and lawmakers to work in a bipartisan fashion to create policies that instill confidence in the business community.

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  • Testimony on SBA Proposed Rules on Set-Aside Program

    (January 1, 2008) On behalf of the National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®), its 9,000 members and 80 chapters across the country, we strongly oppose the recent Small Business Administration proposed rule regarding federal contract opportunities for women-owned businesses. NAWBO believes that this proposed rule lacks any acknowledgment of the strength of the more than 10.4 million women business owners within the United States today. Instead, these rules gut the more than decade-old Congressional mandate designed to ensure that women business owners have access to five percent of federal contract spending.

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