13th Annual SpeakOut Legislative Dinner

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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Please come enjoy an informal reception followed by dinner with state legislators, other state policy makers, fellow small business owners and NAWBO members.

Table discussions will feature conversation starters regarding workers’ compensation reform, New Mexico gross receipts tax, procurement transparency, and other important issues as our legislators prepare for the 2015 Legislature.

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Sheraton Uptown Hotel
2600 Louisiana Blvd, NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Cost: $35 per person
Reservations due by 5PM Monday, November 17th
Members CLICK HERE to register with option to pay online or pay at the door.

Non-members CLICK HERE to register and pay online with PayPal or credit card. No account needed.

For more information please contact either:
Minda McGonagle, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (505-228-3755)
or Debbie Maestas-Traynor, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (505-980-5508)


Public Policy News

image by Minda McGougle, Director of Public Policy

It’s Your Turn to “Speak Out”
Don’t miss this special evening!

Wednesday, November 19th you will have the opportunity to engage newly elected and returning legislators by attending Speak Out, NAWBO’s annual legislative dinner. This is the event where the policymakers “listen to you” as they prepare for the 2015 Legislative Session. 

Speak Out is made available in large part because of our generous sponsors.

This year we want to thank:
• Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
• Bueno Foods
• Builders Trust of New Mexico
• Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors
• New Mexico Angels
• New Mexico Prosperity Project
• RDO Strategic Consultants

Here is how Speak Out works. Everybody arrives at 5:30 pm and has a chance to visit and find a table. We have legislators and other policymakers at each table plus a NAWBO moderator who will facilitate the discussions and make sure everyone who wants too gets a chance to chime in. The people at the table who talk least are the policymakers. It is their opportunity to listen to you.



President’s Message

image by Kay Carrico, President of NAWBO-NNM  

Monique Jacobson, Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Department of Tourism was our speaker for October. Monique gave a great presentation of an effective marketing campaign, New Mexico True, that resulted in a 7% growth in tourism. As Monique kept repeating New Mexico True in her presentation it made me think of our tag line this year…Be Bold, Be Daring.

Have you done anything this year that is bold and daring to grow your business? You might think given all the other things you need to do, you have no time for bold and daring. Let’s change that to I don’t have time to be bold and daring…yet. And that’s where NAWBO membership comes in.

We have initiated a weekly e-mail blast called Tuesday’s Tips. Tuesday’s Tips tells about the benefits of NAWBO membership both locally and nationally. One week Tuesday’s Tips might tell you about free training or services that you often use but can access at a reduced rate as a NAWBO member. Another Tuesday’s Tips may include information on webinars or networking and mentoring opportunities. There are plenty of resources that will free your time and lessen your expenditures so that you can be bold and daring.

After a few weeks of Tuesday’s Tips we will want to hear about how you have used the NAWBO resources to help you reach your business goals. Every month we will choose one of you who has used NAWBO resources. We will highlight you and your company in the newsletter. You will also have 2 minutes at the mic where you can talk about your business. Maybe the opportunity to promote your company both digitally and to an audience is your Bold and Daring.


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