August 20th Dinner Meeting - The Art of the Pitch

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You only have a few minutes to get the attention of prospective clients.

image Katie Rice, the head of Epic Ventures, hears pitches every day from entrepreneurs seeking capital. In The Art of the Pitch, Katie will tell you how to craft your pitch and get the attention of your prospective clients.

Join us August 20th at the Sheraton Uptown Hotel on Louisiana Blvd at Menaul. 5:30pm - 7:30.

Katie Szczepaniak Rice is a Senior Associate and head of the New Mexico office for Epic Ventures, a technology venture capital fund headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT. Katie focuses on new investments in software and technology, and she is on the boards of Lavu Inc., DOTGO and Figaro.


Public Policy News

image by Minda McGonagle, Director - Public Policy

Our July 23rd Public Policy meeting is a special one. Gary Tonjes, President of Albuquerque Economic Development, will be speaking on current economic development efforts and what is needed on a public policy front.  This is valuable information to have so don’t be left out.

The great thing about the Public Policy Committee is that it is an open meeting and we would so be pleased to have you come join even on an occasional basis. We meet every fourth Wednesday at Mimi’s restaurant for a 7:30 am breakfast.  We discuss issues of the day, bring ideas to generate a strong policy presence and have speakers.  Let us know you are coming by emailing our chair at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by 5 pm the day before.


Congratulations to NAWBO-NM 2014-2015 Board


President: Kay Carrico - In Compasse International
President Elect: Lori Guthrie - Ladybug Realty
Past President: Edna Lopez - COMPA Industries
Treasurer: Andrea Carvey - Drumfire
Secretary: Karen Panciera - Dream Catcher
Co-Directors of Communications: Lisa Brenner - AlphaGraphics, Donna Luke - MamaBearsPlace
Co-Directors of Economic Development: Kim Helm - Merrill Lynch, Susan Evatt - RNE Associates
Director of Education and Leadership: Adriane Callinan - Waddell & Reed
Director of External Community:  Unfilled
Co-Directors of Membership: Lisa Obeji - New York Life Co-Chair:  Alice Garza - Leading Edge Voice and Data
Director of Public Policy: Minda McGonagle – McGonagle Government Relations
Director of Strategic Oversight: Ro Breehl - BTZ, Inc.


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Satellite Meeting Schedule

Santa Fe Satellite Breakfast

- 2nd Tuesday of the month
8:45 to 10:00 a.m. at Joe’s Diner | 2801 Rodeo Rd (on corner of Zia Rd) 505-471-3800

Please RSVP to; Christy Martinez, 505-660-1224

The satellite meeting is an opportunity to connect with members and prospective members in a smaller and more intimate setting and hear a wonderful presentation from a fellow NAWBO member about a topic that will expand your financial opportunities and financial possibilities.