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

Knock down barriers and they will come. Gary Tonjes, President, of Albuquerque Economic Development Inc. (AED) sent that message at the July Public Policy Committee. He connected the dots on bringing in companies to the Albuquerque area and statewide.

The key is competitiveness. Work better, harder and smarter, notes Tonjes, at the economic development fundamentals. How do we stack up against our neighbors? Why focus on bigger businesses? What is the balance between the business environment and incentives?

Tonjes provided a wealth of information and connected the dots on what efforts are being made by AED and related economic development organizations and initiatives. The company recruitment marketplace is not for the faint of heart these days.  It also requires truly accepting who we are and what corrections need to be made if we are to build a sustainable private sector economy.


President’s Message

image by Kay Carrico, President of NAWBO-NNM

As the speaker at our July meeting, Christine Glidden challenged us all to set big, yet attainable, goals for the coming year. At the end of the meeting, we wrote our individual goals and attached them to the goals board for all to see.  Not only does this hold each of us accountable, it carries on the inspiration set by Christine as we reach the top and see others doing the same. Here’s what NAWBO members and guests are saying about Christine:

“I was inspired by Christine’s “can do” presentation.” “Hey if Christine can climb the Himalayas, I can set my sights higher and accomplish my goals.”  What a great kickoff speaker for the year. I can’t wait until next month when I can learn how to improve my pitch.”


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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.