The meeting will feature a presentation by Terry Terrell Blackwell, the new CEO for Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana.
Terry's topic will be "Growing Into Leadership - Girl Scout Lessons for Today's Women Business Leaders"
Prior to the meeting, at 11:00 AM, there will be a free half-hour new-member/prospective member orientation. 

The NAWBO Louisville monthly meetings are open to the public. To make reservations ($20 for NAWBO members, $30 for nonmembers) CLICK HERE or call the NAWBO Louisville office at 502-625-0248. 



Start Thinking - WBOY

It’s time to start considering your nominee for NAWBO Louisville’s 2008 Woman Business Owner of the Year. The awards ceremony will be on March 28 at the Galt House, and the nominations process will start soon. Being
a nominee is a boost to any entrepreneur’s business and generates tremendous visibility throughout the community. Nominees do not have to be NAWBO members to qualify. To obtain a nomination form, contact  Alicia Boardman –

Nominees are evaluated on:
• Demonstrated excellence as a woman business owner
• Demonstrated initiative and creativity in addressing major challenges in her
• Demonstrated professional accomplishments during the past five years
• Demonstrated civic and community involvement

There will be an informal meeting for all those interested in participating in the Woman Business Owner of the Year awards luncheon on December 12th at 4pm at Captain's Quarters Riverside Grille. Knock off work early and come hear all the exciting things planned for this coming year's awards luncheon. Questions? Call Sueanna Masterson 643-4436 or


Member Perks

Corporate sponsor Louisville Magazine offers these discounts to NAWBO members:
10% discount on advertising
50% discount on subscriptions - Regular one-year subscription price is $22. NAWBO members pay $11. Two-year is $36, $18 for NAWBO members. Contact Stacey Hallahan

Underwired Magazine offers a 10% discount on advertising to NAWBO members. Please contact Laura Grinstead at for more information.

Corporate Sponsor Davis Jewelers offers a NAWBO Discount card good for a 15% discount off of your purchase.
Contact Hank Davis at 502.212.0240 or at

If you have special offers for NAWBO members, send the details to Lesa Seibert, Xstreme Media, so it can be posted on the NAWBO website.


eNews Sponsorship Available
Is your company interested in sponsoring our NAWBO eNews? The sponsorship is available for $900 for the year or $450 for a half year or co-sponsorship. Your banner ad will be featured at the bottom of each newsletter (like is currently held by Sign-a-Rama Downtown) along with a text endorsement "2008 eNews is sponsored by ____" in on the eNews page of the NAWBO Louisville web site (new for 2008). The eNews is emailed to the NAWBO membership along with all Corporate Partners & Sponsors. They are also archived on the NAWBO Louisville web site. Please contact Lesa Seibert or Polly Moter if you are interested in sponsoring the eNews for 2008.


NAWBO 2008 Women's Business Conference
Together: Rising

Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
Phoenix, Arizona
June 12-14, 2008

Be a Sponsor at NAWBO's Women's Business Conference and be recognized in the onsite program and signage, and have the ability to place your company's promotional material at the event.  Learn more.

Exhibit and display your products and services, while networking with your fellow women entrepreneurs. NAWBO's exhibit hall has sold out for the last six years. Don't delay—reserve your space now! Booths are $1,000 for NAWBO members and include one full conference registration.  Learn more.

Attend.  Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more information.



New NAWBO Louisville Web Site

Xstreme Media, LLC owner Lesa Seibert has designed and launched our new NAWBO Louisville web site! The site has lots of new features including a Members Only area, which will be launched in January 2008. As part of the Members Only area, we will now have a Buy NAWBO 1st section that will allow NAWBO members to offer discounts on goods and services to other NAWBO members. If you would like to be part of this section, please contact Lesa Seibert at and give her your discount information. This section will also feature a Member Directory listed by business type that will be searchable and will link to your company web site.
You will receive your login id and password via email in the coming weeks, so make sure to save that information.

For the public, there will be more information about membership and sponsorship along with a new Business Resource section which will provide links to business forms, local, state and national statistical information and government contacts, and other information useful to new or existing businesses.



Excerpts from October 16 Meeting
“Leading Women – Exploring Paths to Leadership in Kentucky"

by Teresa Barton, Deputy Secretary of the Justice & Public Safety Cabinet.

I feel very lucky to have been inspired by a wide range of women in my life, all of whom have taught me some very important lessons about strength, grace, adversity and growth.

My mother, of course, was my first role model. Through the years, we have been blessed with an exceptionally close relationship. As a devoted mother, cheerleader, carpooler extraordinaire, and Mamaw Loraine, she has had a huge impact on my life.

She instilled the drive to dream and explore – take chances. She taught me how to "go for it" and always was standing by with outstretched arms when I failed – like when I made jayvee instead of varsity.

The most significant moment in our history is when “WE” found out I was pregnant.  The extraordinary part wasn’t just my first baby, but it was exceptional because I was 16.   (Read more) 



Got a Great Organization? Go After These Awards!

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, in conjunction with Enterprising Women magazine, seeks nominations for the Enterprising Women of the Year awards. Entries are due at midnight Nov. 18. These awards focus on fast-growth businesses owned by women who are leaders in their communities, according to Monica Smiley, Enterprising Women Magazine Publisher & CEO. Emphasis will be given to women who mentor and help other women and girls succeed.  Nominated companies will be judged in five annual revenue categories: Up to $1 million; $1 million-$5 million; $6 million to $10 million; $11 million to $25 million; and more than $25 million. Winners will be honored Feb. 29 at the Disney Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Top award winners also will be featured on the spring 2008 cover of Enterprising Women magazine.
A copy of the nomination form is here:

A regional arm of the same organization, the Women’s Business Enterprise Council Southeast (WBEC-SE) is now accepting nominations for the following: the 2008 WBEC-SE Corporation of the Year Awards, WBE of the Year Awards, Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year Awards, Community Advocate of the Year Awards, Non Profit of the Year Awards, Government Agency of the Year Awards and WBE Roundtable/Forum of the Year Awards. The WBEC-SE Awards are presented annually (by state) to individual’s and/or organizations whose persistent efforts have aided in the advancement of women in business. To nominate someone, contact to get a nomination form and instructions.  Nominations are due by Dec. 20, 2007. Nominees must be WBENC Corporate Members; WBENC WBE’s Certified by the WBEC-SE; WBEC-SE Volunteers or WBEC-SE Community Partners. Winners will be selected in each category from each state serviced by the WBEC-SE (Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee).

Finally, The Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces is also seeking nominations for their second annual ranking of Top Small Workplaces. The award honors small businesses that foster teamwork, flexibility, high productivity and innovation. Winners also are judged for treating their employees with respect and providing benefits, both traditional and nontraditional, that make the employee experience better.
The Journal recently published accounts of this year’s winners, which you can find here:
Next year’s winners will be feted at a Chicago conference next fall and receive coverage in a Wall Street Journal Report on Small Business. To review the entry requirements and nomination process, including the Feb. 1, 2008 nomination deadline, go here:

Remember, you can’t win if you don’t enter, so get busy – and good luck!


Shirley Rivoli Earns Volunteer Award

By Elizabeth Fitzgibbons, The Center for Women and Families

Shirley Rivoli was presented the Mary D. Rudd Volunteer Service Award at The Center for Women and Families’ Annual Meeting on September 19 at the Muhammad Ali Center. The award has been given since 1991 and commends volunteers who embody the spirit of service that community member Mary D. Rudd exemplified.

Shirley has helped – and continues to help – The Center for Women and Families in so many wonderful ways. As owner of Group Nine, a local marketing and advertising agency, Shirley was instrumental in providing the in-kind design expertise to help The Center conceive and roll out our updated, full-color newsletter design. Shirley and Group Nine always make themselves available to provide design and marketing support to the organization.

As a member of our Celebration of Service & Survival Planning Committee, Shirley has committed countless hours to cultivating relationships with local retail outlets to make donations to the event's live and silent auctions. Always someone to get a jump start, Shirley came to the wrap-up meeting for the 2007 event with auction items in hand for the 2008 event!

In August of this year, Shirley generously stepped up to sponsor Movement to Empower, an evening of dance bringing together more than 20 dancers and a dozen choreographers for one of our community's most successful events during the UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS: KENTUCKY statewide festival.


NAWBO Member Company Makes Business First Fast 50!

Office Environment Company, owned by Tricia Burke and her brother, Kelly, made Business First's 2007 list of the 50 fastest-growing companies in the Louisville area.  The company is 100 years old this year ... and still fit as a fiddle.  Congratulations, prez!


Louisville Label 100th Anniversary!

Please know that Anne Diemer (NAWBO Louisville Chapter member) celebrated the 100th anniversary of her family business Louisville Label Company on Friday, November 9, 2007.  Congratulations!



NAWBO Girls Night Out at Royal Fine Jewelers

NAWBO Night Royal Fine Jewelers is planning to host a Girls’ Night Out for NAWBO on Tues,
Nov.27th from 5-7pm at their store located at 4505 Shelbyville Road.  Plan on attending to enjoy drinks, chocolate, a massage therapist, a palm reader and a manicurist.


New NAWBO Louisville Members

Betsy Phillips, US Bank, 502-562-6439
Yasmeen Chaudhry, Signal Graphics,, 812-282-1900
Nancy Rankin, Essential Details,, 502-499-6478
Zehnder, Idea Source,, 502-228-6010

Keri Stengel, Lebliss Salon & Salon,, 502-721-6121

Donna Reddick, Louisville School of Rock,, 502-266-5552


2007-08 NAWBO Corporate Partners and Sponsors

Corporate Partners:

Leadership Level: BB&T
Gold Level: Norton Healthcare; Persimmon Ridge
Silver Level: Fifth Third Bank; Kentucky Lottery; MSD; National City; PNC; Stock Yards Bank & Trust

Corporate Sponsors:

Business First; Davis Jewelers; Dixie Florist; GLI; Jewish Hospital Medical Center East; Kentuckiana Healthy Woman; WVEZ Lite 106.9; Louisville Magazine; Masterson's; Today's Woman; Underwired; Xstreme Media, LLC



Promotional Items in Our Enewsletter

In an effort to keep the eNewsletter fresh and informative, we are instituting new guidelines for copy submissions regarding members’ business-promotion articles. Copy content should not exceed 250 words for these types of articles. By limiting the word count, we will be able to feature more members’ information.

Keep those articles coming in, as the eNewsletter has been a great success thus far! The deadline for the December issue is Nov. 15. Send your articles about promotions, accomplishments, grand openings, opportunities, etc. to


Ads In Our Print Newsletter

Business Card Size: 3.5” x 2” vertical or horizontal, $75
¼-Page: 3.75” w x 5.25” h, $100
½-Page: 7.5” w x 5.25” h, $150
Full-Page: 7.5” w x 10.5” h, $300
6 X Rates: You will receive a discount for ¼-, ½- and full-page ads if you commit to six consecutive issues.

All ads are to be submitted as high-res pdfs. To ask questions or reserve space, please contact
Denise Spalding at Allegra Print & Imaging East, 502-895-1530.


eNews Sponsored by:
NAWBO Louisville’s e-newsletter committee:
ProMoter Marketing The Pepper Group Xstreme Media

We value our relationship with you and do not want to send you unwanted e-mail. If you prefer not to receive promotional email messages from us, please reply to this message with "REMOVE" in the subject line, or call (502) 625-0248.