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Upcoming NAWBO Events

NAWBO Meet and Greet

Date: April 13, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Signarama Downtown
909 E Market St #400
Louisville, KY 40206

Refreshments will be provided along with a few tricks up our sleeves!

Maggie Payette Harlow was introduced to NAWBO in 1993 by NAWBO Louisville founder, Betty Griffin. Betty’s unstoppable energy nudged Maggie to come along as a sponsor representative of Maggie’s family business, and she had a chance to meet all the great women who were involved with NAWBO.

Once Maggie and her husband, Brian, opened their first business in 2003, Signarama Downtown, NAWBO was the first organization they joined. Maggie knew she needed a ‘tribe’ of strong and smart women to help her along her business ownership journey.

While business has had its ups and downs, NAWBO has been a steady, powerful presence in Maggie’s business life and provided the right support, challenges, and leadership opportunities she needed, and continues to need.  

As for her future with NAWBO? Maggie says, “Someday, I hope to have an opportunity to serve NAWBO at the national level. Working with those kinds of women on that type of platform is an exciting challenge to consider! It’s one of the powerful parts of NAWBO- the ability to scale my involvement as I evolve.”

 Maggie and Brian now boast having one of the most successful and well recognized Signarama franchise locations among 1,500 global locations. With over 5,000 square feet of production space and a team of nearly 20 talented members, they are poised to continue growth into 2017.

Up next, Maggie and Brian have the exciting adventure of launching and growing their newest business, YESCO Louisville. They have two sons, Jack (19) and Clay (16) who keep them entertained as active teenagers. 



NAWBO EPIC VIP Breakfast Celebration

Date: April 18, 2017
Time: 8:30 - 10:00 AM 

Location: Big Spring Country Club
5901 Dutchmans Ln
Louisville, KY 40205

Tickets: $20

Sponsored by:

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of women in business in the Bluegrass!

Join us as we celebrate the 2017 NAWBO EPIC finalists, and the EPIC nominees from all years!  This is a great opportunity to connect and learn from the most outstanding businesswomen in the area!  



NAWBO Kentucky Recruitment Luncheon 

Date: April 25, 2017
Time: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM 

Location: Malone's Prime Events in Lansdowne
3347 Tates Creek Rd
Lexington, KY 40502

Sponsored by:

Please join us in Lexington and learn more about how NAWBO Kentucky is growing throughout the Bluegrass! Contact Holly Lovell at hlovell@traditionalbank.com to RSVP.

Integrating Woman Leaders Conference

Date: April 20, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM 

Location: Louisville Marriott Downtown 

The IWL Women’s Leadership Conference is an experience. It is designed to address the needs of every individual – at any level of leadership to help you build new skills, open your mind to different perspectives and make lasting connections.

NAWBO Kentucky is a Community Partner of the Louisville 2017 IWL Conference. It will be a Louisville event, with local leaders and sponsoring companies. The topics discussed will cover issues that are relevant to the business community in your state, your companies and your leaders and relate to this year’s theme – I Got This!

*NAWBO members, please contact Stephanie Geddes for a discount code.

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NAWBO GROW Survive Program Seeks Enthusiastic Entrepreneurs!

The NAWBO GROW Survive program is in its third year. A new class of participants will begin in April. This is an important opportunity for you to invest in yourself and your business!  The Survive program is focused on businesses that are newly established or in the planning stage.  Each month, you will address a different strategic topic that is vital to your business.  Attendance, accountability, and mentorship are all important aspects of course completion.  The group will meet once per month for a half day.  At the end of Survive, a course of action for the initial start-up of your business should be in place.  The fee of $750 includes one year of NAWBO membership. Contact director@nawbokentucky.org for more information. 

Submit your GROW Survive application here. 

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NAWBO Membership Drive

Join the largest organization representing women entrepreneurs!

NAWBO is proud to serve as the voice of the nation’s over 9 million women-owned businesses and represent women entrepreneurs in all sectors, sizes and stages of development. NAWBO Kentucky is the 5th largest of 60 chapters nationwide. The diversity in our membership strengthens our voice across the country as all women entrepreneurs are encouraged to bring their expertise and insight to the table. Members of the National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®) are part of the largest dues paying organization for women entrepreneurs. A NAWBO® membership offers women-owned businesses the best of all worlds – connections to a national organization and brand as well as a local platform for their business and their voice and the ability to tap into the power of an already established advocacy. Fill out your APPLICATION today!

This year’s Membership Drive runs from March 1-April 30, 2017.

*New members save $25 off member intiation fee, and are entered to win registration to the national NAWBO Women's Business Conference in Minneapolis Oct. 15-17! Join today!

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NAWBO Member Webinar

Virtual Connect & Learn: 7-Step Sunday Checklist for a More Productive Week

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Each day, we have only 1,440 minutes. Time is a limited resource, and using what time we have efficiently is imperative for achieving our desired results at work, at home, in the community, for society as well as for ourselves. 

Even if you aren’t naturally a planner, it is important to enter a new week with a general game plan so you attack your goals proactively rather than reacting to what’s asked of you or focusing more on what’s a greater priority for others. Likewise, it is important to take time over the weekend to recharge and relax so you have the optimum energy for completing the game plan you’ve created.

Emily has created a foolproof checklist for completing each Sunday in order to have a successful week ahead. Investing a little time each Sunday in preparing for the week ahead will pay off immensely by laying the foundation for a productive week. Together, these steps create a recipe for success! Don’t miss these tactics for consistently winning your weeks:

  • Evaluate which priorities matter most for the week ahead 
  • Translate your highest priorities into the upcoming week’s goals
  • Get a head start on routine tasks where most advantageous
  • Connect with those who matter
  • Prepare your environment to support what actions you’ll need to take
  • Assign a when for each what that must be accomplished


With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University along with a certificate of completion from the Institute for Professional Organizers™, Emily continues her education in the National Association of Professional Organizers and the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. Through training and hands-on work, Emily has garnered tips and problem-solving skills, which she enjoys sharing with busy professionals to help them be more productive, increase their efficiency and bring more value to their clients. Emily helps you get the best tools to drive your desired workflow results, including processes, technology, space set-up and more.

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