07/07/17 President's Message | NAWBO


07/07/17 President's Message

President's Message
Mary Nutting, President-Elect & Mary Quist-Newins, President
Reflect, Refresh, Renew
Summer is the time when we can catch our collective breaths and savor being with those we love to hang around with most, especially in the great outdoors. As women, business owners, and leaders, it gives us the occasion to reflect over how our calendar year has gone thus far, refresh our tactics, and renew our energies as we look forward to the fall frenzy. 
So what does this theme have to do with the Mary and Mary snapshot above? LOTS!
This photo was taken at our NAWBO MN Board retreat in June. We had a wonderful and important time together analyzing, planning, laughing, and even getting in a little green-wig time. Under the gracious hospitality and skillful facilitation of board member Chris Naylor, we embarked on implementing Traction for our Board and chapter organization.  (For those of you unfamiliar with Traction, learn more here: https://www.eosworldwide.com/traction.) 
We spent our time reflecting on our challenges and opportunities, along with what we stand for, where we're headed, and how we'll get there.  As a result, we refreshed all key aspects of our business plan and have a renewed sense of excitement for extending our growth and impact even further. Watch for coming details in the fall.
Until then, our summer schedule is simple:  
1)  We have a Networking Breakfast with the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, July 27th, 7:30 to 9:00am https://www.nawbo.org/minnesota/events/networking-spacc
2)  For new members (and ALL members) who want to know how to maximize the value of membership, we are holding our ever-popular new member breakfast on Thursday, August 3rd, from 7:30 to 9:00am  https://www.nawbo.org/minnesota/events/new-member-breakfast-080317
3)  Our primary focus is building maximum chapter impact associated with the NAWBO national conference coming to Minneapolis from October 15 - 17, 2017  https://www.nawbo.org/events/national-womens-business-conference-2017
For now, I wish you the very best time reflecting, refreshing perspectives, and creating a renewed energy for the great things ahead!
Mary Quist-Newins
President, NAWBO MN
Make valuable connections by attending our upcoming Women's Networking Breakfast at Midpointe Event Center!
Come join fellow NAWBO members and St. Paul Chamber members for our speed networking-style breakfast event and expand your network! The morning will begin at 7:30 a.m. with open networking and breakfast, followed by three rounds of structured networking at 8 a.m.          

Don't forget to bring plenty of business cards!          

Includes: continental breakfast provided by Bruegger's Bagels, open networking, and a structured networking program.
Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017
Location: Midpointe Event Center, 415 Pascal Street North, St. Paul, MN 55104
Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am
Investment: $20 NAWBO / SPACC Members // $40 Non Members
Don't forget your business cards for this wonderful networking opportunity:
August New Member Breakfast 
All members are encouraged to join us for our FREE New Member Breakfast!
This is a wonderful opportunity to network and meet new members as well as NAWBO-MN leadership. We encourage you to bring business cards, network with other members, and begin to build new relationships over the complimentary light breakfast that will be provided. 
Location: Boulay Group, 7500 Flying Cloud Drive, #800, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Phone: 952.893.9320
Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am
Investment: FREE to Members
Thank you to our event host!

Join us for the National Women's Business Conference and celebrate the daring spirit that unites women business owners, regardless of the size or stage of their business. 

This year's theme is "Together We Dare." As women business owners, we're naturally "daring" individuals. After all, we took a huge leap in starting our own businesses and continue to dare every day-to break boundaries, push limits, change the status quo, work together, attempt the unexpected, be authentic and create our magic. We simply look at the world differently and see opportunities in obstacles. We hope that you will consider joining NAWBO's inspiring community of women entrepreneurs as we dare together to reach new heights in our lives, our businesses, our communities and the world. There's no limit to what we can do when TOGETHER WE DARE!
Featured Keynotes: 
Elizabeth Gilbert 
Author of Eat, Pray Love and Big Magic
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Author of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana 
and Ashley's War
  • Breakout sessions on leading business and advocacy topics
  • Exhibit Hall packed with the best tools and resources
  • Annual NAWBO Awards Gala and Dinner
  • Hundreds of women entrepreneurs from across the U.S. who understand that their voice matters and they are "better together"
Visit nawbo.org for more information & agenda
Click Here to Register


An Event From Our Partner 
St. Paul Chamber Of Commerce


Membership Meeting Featuring Cheryl Reeve, Head Coach Of The Minnesota Lynx

Time:11:30 AM TO 1:00 PM
Location: Travelers, Jackson Room, 385 Washington Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102


An Event From Our Partner 
Women's Business Development Center
"Is Certification Right For You?"
 Lunch & Learn Workshop
Date: 08/23/2017
Time: 12:00-2:00 PM
Location: WBDC-MN at WomenVenture  2021 E. Hennepin Ave. Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55413