March President’s Letter

image STEPPING IT UP…and I’m not just talking about your Manolo’s!
For the first time in history, four distinct and very different generations are working together.  Each one has its own different beliefs, expectations, values, learning styles and desires. 

Dr. Robert DelCampo, Associate Dean of the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico, will identify the characteristics of these different generations and offer insight into how managers and business owners can create a culture that embraces communication and collaboration between all workers. 

As business owners, we need to be aware that not only is the work force changing, but so are our markets and clients and we need to know how to plan for those changes. 

Join us on March 20th for an insightful presentation!

PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT THIS IS A LUNCHEON MEETING.  Treat yourself to a midday break that allows you to make those personal connections with friends and that gives us some provocative information that will “STEP UP” our understanding of the new workforce landscape.

MARCH MEMBERSHIP MADNESS:  March 1st begins our annual membership drive and the competition is on for the member who brings in the most new members during March 1st and April 30th.  The winner will receive a $50.00 gift certificate to the Bair Medical Spa.  Check out the details in this March Newsletter.

Someone asked me this week why we (NAWBO) are doing NAWBO Means Business?  What is the purpose of investing the time and energy it has taken to put this ambitious event together and who is it intended to serve?

The truth is that NAWBO has made a promise to its members and to the Women Owned Business community.  That promise is that “only NAWBO Northern New Mexico serves the Women’s Business Community by providing opportunities to develop stronger business skills, nurture personal relationships, build community connections, and influence public policy resulting in greater business success.”

NAWBO has made a serious commitment to provide serious education and resources to our serious business owners that will support them in realizing the highest possible success in their businesses.  And THAT is why we are bringing NAWBO Means Business to the business community.

Where else do you have the opportunity to hear first hand from Deputy Cabinet Secretary for the State of New Mexico, Barbara Brazil, about New Mexico economic development; to get updated by a top local attorney, Samantha Adams with the Modrall Sperling Law Firm, on the new employment regulations that will impact your business; to engage with a diverse panel of high profile women business owners, including Jackie Baca, President of Bueno Foods, Samantha Lapin, President of POD, Inc., Theresa Presentato, Owner of SYNLawn and Lori Addison, Principal, Beck Total Office Interiors,  about growing a business through acquisitions, mergers and buying into an existing business; to hear about saving costs on employee benefits from a panel of healthcare experts, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, ABQ Health Partners and Linton & Associates, insurance providers; to learn from top CPA, Eric Herrera, Principal at REDW, about how to use your company financials to grow your business and how to survive a family owned business from a respected expert like Jim Parker, who created the New Mexico Family Business Alliance…all in one seriously jam-packed day?

Mark your calendars and plan to take advantage of this exceptional opportunity on April 25th.

NAWBO is definitely ‘STEPPING IT UP” to provide the resources that allow us, as Women Business Owners, to be educated and agile in this changing business environment.

I look forward to sharing these opportunities with you.
Your President,
Merri Jean Jones

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