by Kay Carrico, President of NAWBO-NNM
Our annual Speak Out last month was a great event. It was well attended by members, guests and legislators. We had legislators, both returning and new elected, from both parties who came early and stayed late. Legislators really do want to hear what we women business owners have to say. And we told them.
Legislators also want to know us and our businesses. When asked, legislators overwhelmingly said that information about our members and member companies would be beneficial to them. As a result, our chapter is putting together a listing of NAWBO members.
We will be contacting everyone via e-mail for permission to include your contact information. Legislators may call you to ask you opinion on some piece of legislation that might be under consideration. They might even ask you to testify to a committee which is not scary even though it sounds like it is. We can make a difference and we will. Please be on the lookout for the e-mail. You don’t have to participate but if you want your voice heard, make it available.
Also watch your e-mail for details about our January meeting. 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of NAWBO. We promise you a festive event along with a great speaker. Have a pleasant and safe holiday.