September 2017 Print

President's Report


NAWBO: The “Teal Print” for Women in Business 

NAWBO’s “Teal Print” provides a platform for women business owners and business leaders to come together as one voice that translates into a formidable economic force and an effective agent of change in the business environment.

As the unified voice of over 10.1 million women-owned businesses and many women business leaders in the United States, your local chapter continues to mean business growth, opportunity and advancement.  As a woman in business, you encompass the fastest growing segment of the economy. 

NAWBO has continued to represent the issues and concerns of small and women-owned businesses at the national and state levels. Through Congressional testimony, public policy conferences and member education, NAWBO has been at the forefront of advocacy on behalf of women business owners and the issues that impact women in business and their companies.

Our public policy luncheon hosted in Frankfort on September 27th will highlight the state of Kentucky as well as many pivotal triumphs for women in business throughout the bluegrass.  We will follow with a tour of the capitol. 

We look forward to continuing to enhance our partnerships and strategic alliances while we continue to advocate for business growth, opportunity and advancement.   We sincerely hope you continue to join us as we leave our “Teal Print” in our community and Nation.  We have come a long way, but we aren’t finished.

-Jesika Young, NAWBO Kentucky President

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Upcoming NAWBO Events

Hurricane Harvey Painting It Forward


Date: September 8, 2017
Time: 7 PM to 9 PM

Location: Pinot's Palette (St. Matthews)
291 N. Hubbards Lane, Suite 160
Louisville, KY 40207

Paint it forward with NAWBO Kentucky member Pinot's Palette. Paint. Drink. Make A Difference. Help those affected by Hurricane Harvey!

Registration Required. Tickets available at the link below.


NAWBO Monday Funday Member Engagement

Date: September 11th, 18th, and 25th
Time: 5 PM to 7 PM

Location: Blind Squirrel
592 N English Station Rd
Louisville, KY 40223

Join us every Monday in September as we bring together current members and guests seeking to learn more about NAWBO and our awesome national organization in an informal, comfortable environment.


NAWBO Public Policy Luncheon


Sponsored by: Bingham Greenebaum Doll Women's Forum

Date: September 27, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM to 3 PM

Location: The Lancaster at St. Clair
306 Wapping St
Frankfort, KY 40601

Keynote Speaker: Beth Davisson, Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center

Beth Davisson is the executive director of the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center, and serves as the Immediate Past President of the Louisville Society for Human Resource Management and District Director for the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management. Beth has spent the last 10+ years aligning talent to the strategic plans of business.

Join us for the 2017 Public Policy Luncheon as Beth will discuss the state of Kentucky, then join us for a tour of our capitol! 


NAWBO Kentucky Symposium

Date: November 9, 2017
Time: 8 AM to 3:45 PM

Location: Bellarmine University 
2001 Newburg Rd
Louisville, KY 40205

Join NAWBO Kentucky as it hosts its first state-wide Symposium! This symposium will be open to any business owner or business professional.


$100.00 Member Registration

$175.00 Non-Member Registration

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Welcome New Members!

NAWBO is excited to welcome new members:

  • Vanessa Collins- Vanessa Collins LLC
  • Donna  Foster- Purvis Professional Cleaning Services, Inc
  • Michelle McGinnis- Anna Francis

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Member Birthdays

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NAWBO Kentucky would like to wish a Happy Birthday to: 

  • Danielle Woodward-9/10
  • Maggie Harlow-9/16
  • Kathryn Baker-9/18
  • Patsy Bargo 9/18
  • Rachel Reynolds-9/20

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NAWBO Lunch in Learn

Women Business Owner Certification Training & Introduction to National Association of Women Business

Date:  Sep 13, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Point of Contact:  Becky Marefat (859) 257-7666

Location:  Bluegrass SBDC

Fee: None 

Location:  200 East Main St. Room B109 , Lexington KY 40507-1310

Description: Instructors: Jesika Young, President of NAWBO Kentucky and Maudie Moreno, Regional Vice President of the Women Business Certification (WBC) This session will educate you on the value of becoming a truly certified woman owned business. Certification as a woman owned business is often an asset in order to bid on government and large companies RFP’s. Learn how membership in the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) can also benefit the growth of your business by providing support, education and strong business relationships. By registering for the above workshop, you are expressing your intent to become a SBDC client and receive free SBDC services.

Space is limited. Registration Required. Please follow the link below to register. 

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Members in the Community

Congratulations to NAWBO member Cathy Fyock on being featured in Today's Woman Magazine! Read the full article here. 


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NAWBO Membership

Staying in her “lane”

By Vanessa Pennoyer, Membership & HJI Supply Chain Solutions

Cindy Collier is dominating the transportation/trucking world! A once male-dominated industry is now revamped with a style and class that can only be Mister “P” Express. NAWBO celebrates and congratulates Cindy and everyone at Mister “P” Express on their 30th Anniversary!

Thirty years ago was an amazing moment in history when Cindy entered the man’s world of trucking and she continues to break stereotypes and define success with simple principles as she forges into the future! Cindy isn’t staying in her lane; she’s taking the whole road.

Cindy’s background in and love for the retail industry could have been a path worth pursuing given her success,  but she accepted the challenge of learning the transportation industry alongside her father, Allan Parnell, aka Mister “P”.  She used her sales knowledge from her retail experience to jump in and start selling Mister “P’s” principles of the Golden Rule and on time, every time as distinguishing factors of her truck line versus the competition.

Cindy has since learned all the ins and outs of the business. She shared that she’s done everything from cleaning toilets, sales, customer service, dispatch, you name it. She never wanted to ask anyone to do anything that she hasn’t, wouldn’t or couldn’t do herself. That’s why The Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12) “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” is the center and core of Mister “P” Express, Inc.

The third generation is now on board and proudly maintains the family owned and operated feel. “We treat everyone here like family, because they are.”  In a very competitive workforce economy, most employees stay with Mister “P” because they are valued as human beings and are not treated with a replaceable attitude. Mister “P” has several employees whose tenure exceeds 15 years. The company strongly believes in the development of each person and goes above standard benefits.

As I entered the grounds, I was surrounded with  beautiful décor and a wow factor with a personal gift just for visiting. People just don’t do the little things anymore to impress clients, employees and guests like Cindy. She is refreshing to say the least.

With 17 years under her belt as President and CEO, Cindy’s focus now is the transfer of the company to her daughter and son-in-lawfor a smooth succession plan. But let’s face it, and I’m sure the readers will agree, you never phase out of a family-owned business because it is your life and blood line. While she’s enjoying grandchildren and retail therapy, her goal is to keep molding the next generation’s character with respect and vision for their success in life. It’s important not to lose sight of things that matter and the balance necessary these days.

Lessons I learned from Cindy:

  1.        Ladies, don’t stay in a lane because you’re comfortable.
  2.        Don’t underestimate your strength.
  3.        Don’t let the unknown or a challenge intimidate you. 
  4.        Embrace the power of support.
  5.        Acknowledge and appreciate the blessings in your life.

So ladies, don't just "stay in your lane" get out there and take the whole road!! Visit Mister “P” Express, INC to learn more details about this awesome company!

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Fall Membership Drive

The fall membership drive is here! Join between now and October 31st and save $25! Visit and start your NAWBO journey with fantastic women in business!

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NAWBO Webinar

Virtual Connect & Learn: Be Pitch Perfect Any Time

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 8:00pm – 9:00pm

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NAWBO National Women's Business Conference 2017

National Women's Business Conference 2017

The 2017 NAWBO National Women's Business Conference will be October 15-17 in Minneapolis, MN.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. Join 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!

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Call to Action-Annual Holiday Party

NAWBO Members, the Programming Committee is preparing for our Annual Holiday Party, if you are interested in hosting please let Jesika Young know ASAP.  This is event is hosted in December and is a fun way to engage all of our members from across the Bluegrass.

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Leadership Green Room courses


Coming September 28-29, 2017, $1600 for all NAWBO members using the code "NAWBO10"
Columbia Business School is bringing their "Driving Strategic Impact" executive education course to Louisville!
For strategy to work, managers throughout the organization must take ownership of it. They need to have the tools to think strategically and tie their daily work to the overall strategy. This course is designed to teach proven frameworks for strategic problem-solving, offering a practical toolkit they can apply on Monday morning.  Learn more here: 

Coming October 25, 2017, $400 for all NAWBO members using the code "NAWBO10"
Women and Leadership: Turn Authenticity into Impact
This interactive course is designed for women at all leadership stages and will explore how women leaders can recognize and nurture what are considered traditionally ‘feminine traits’ while also developing in areas where men are naturally stronger. Along the way, participants will gain tools and behaviors to grow confidence, lead with authenticity and embrace a courageous mindset. Learn more here: 

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Time Traveler's Social

Saturday, October 28 at 7 PM - 12 AM

LocationHenry Clay 604 S 3rd St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202

NAWBO Members receive a discounted rate!
A 21 and Over Halloween party with a Time Traveler twist. Come party with us at the iconic Henry Clay and travel through the past to celebrate halloween prohibition style while rubbing elbows with some of the greats! Come share a drink with Al Capone or listen to the stories of Bonnie & Clyde!

Live music reminescent of the era, along with hors d' oeuvres and cocktails will be provided as part of this immersive experience. 

Get your tickets today before they all sell out!

Find more information at:

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ARGI Breakfast Seminar

DATE: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

TIME: 7:30a.m. - 9:30a.m. 

2110 High Wickham Place
Louisville, KY 40245

COST: $35

The day will come when you leave your business, by choice or not. How are you planning for this important transition to be a success for all involved?

Join us for a breakfast session presented by a panel of collaborating advisors with decades of experience working with business owners like you 

Registration/ breakfast begins at 7:30 AM; presentation begins at 8:00 AM.
Reserve your spot - space is limited! 

Sponsored and presented by ARGI.  Respective services provided by ARGI Investment Services, LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser, ARGI CPAs and Advisors, PLLC, ARGI Business Services, LLC, and Advisor Insurance Solutions. All are affiliates of ARGI Financial Group.

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2017 Dress for Success Louisville Gala

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2017 Women in Business Expo & Conference

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NAWBO Foundation Fundraisers

If you shop at Kroger, it's time to renew your Community Rewards recipient! All accounts reset on August 1st. You can help the NAWBO Kentucky Foundation by registering your Kroger card for Community Rewards. It's easy to do, and helps fund our educational programs for women business owners! Let's earn some rewards! 


Time for back to school shopping? When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to NAWBO Kentucky Foundation Inc. Please bookmark the link and support women business owners every time you shop!!

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Interested in joining a NAWBO Committee?

Are you interested in joining a NAWBO committee? This is a great way to connect with other NAWBO members!

We have several active committee slots available:

Communications, Corporate Partnerships, Programming, Public Policy, Membership, EPIC, Satellite Engagement, GROW, Symposium, and more!

Contact for details, or find more info here!

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Do You Have News For the E-newsletter?

Have you been in the news recently? Is there an announcement for your business? Are you chairing a charity event? Let us know when you have news about you or your business! 

Please submit business promotion articles of no more than 250 words.

Keep those articles coming in, as we love to share your company news with the NAWBO membership! 

The deadline for the October issue is September 27, 2017. Send your articles about promotions, news coverage, accomplishments, grand openings, opportunities, etc. to

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Thanks to our Annual Sponsors!

Sponsorship packages are still available for 2017! If you have questions or would like to see what would fit for your company, contact















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