Welcome Your New Board

Thank you to the membership for voting in the following slate of officers for 2016-2017: President – Brenda Terzian President-Elect – Elaine Hollifield Immediate Past President – Dr. Janis Shinkawa Secretary – Dani Bahnsen Treasurer – Rita Napier-Newman. In their meeting on June 2nd, the Board approved the following Directors: Marketing Director – Maryann Ridini Spencer Program Director – Doris Muna Public Policy Director – Jill Friedman Corporate Partners Director – Shantha Mony Membership Director – Vacant. Interested? Contact Brenda…

“Jump In” to make the most of your membership

To make the most of your NAWBO membership, don’t just lean in. Jump in! GET INVOLVED! Join a committee, be a table hostess at dinner meetings, post on Facebook, host a social, volunteer at Bravo, donate services, greet a guest – the list goes on. If you would like to jump into NAWBO, contact Joy Sakata at membership@nawbovc.org Thanks for getting involved!

Another Successful NAWBO Year . . .

Well, another year has gone by quickly and our chapter is getting ready to transition to new leadership. The election results are in and the new NAWBO VC Board of Directors will be installed at our dinner meeting on Tuesday, July 21st. Please help me in welcoming our new, 2015-16 slate of officers:   President – Janis Shinkawa, DVM, Ohana Pet Hospital President-Elect – Brenda Terzian, Doug Terzian Construction Inc. Immediate Past…

“Jump In” to make the most of your membership

To make the most of your NAWBO membership, don’t just lean in. Jump in! Our amazing Membership Committee, chaired by Brenda Terzian, hosted a new member orientation on May 27th at Cantara Cellars in Camarillo. In between flights of wine, committee members Pam Smith, Cinda Roffman, Neil Palache and Deborah Yahner all conveyed a similar message to new members: GET INVOLVED! Join a committee, be a table hostess at dinner…

And the California Business Women of the Year Award Goes To . . .

As I write this President’s Message, I am still feeling the afterglow from the NAWBO CA Propel Your Business Conference recently held in Sacramento. Attending along with me were NAWBO-VC members Brenda Terzian of Terzian Construction, Joy Sakata of Nerium, Maura Raffensperger of Your Chief Simplicity Officer, Lynnette Coverly of Coverly Professional Services, and our 2015 Ventura County Bravo Award Women Business Owners of the Year, Karen Bain and Lisa Kudirka…

Brava to Bravo!

Congratulations to everyone who worked hard to make our 16th Annual Bravo Awards luncheon on March 20th such an outstanding success. We had a full house, a delicious lunch, a tempting Silent Auction, swag bags, photographs and most importantly eight amazing women in the spotlight. Brava to all of our Bravo honorees! Our fingers are crossed for, our Ventura County Women Business Owners of the Year, Shave-It’s Karen Bain and…

I Love BRAVO Season!

I love BRAVO season and the countdown has begun for the Ventura Chapter’s signature event being held on March 20th at the beautiful Serra Center in Camarillo. The amazing Allison Maslan will “ignite our minds” as this year’s BRAVO 2015 keynote speaker. In fact, several of our chapter members recently attended Allison’s Blast Off! Business Breakthrough weekend in San Diego and came away saying that the experience has been “life changing.” I’m…

See You at Wedgewood Banquet Center on January 22nd

In my company, everything goes quiet for the last two weeks of December. Nine out of ten emails are auto-responses, the phones don’t ring, the fax is quiet. I send staff home early. I look forward to this all year – time to catch up on my inbox and clear the slate for January. Playtime’s over! Here’s what NAWBO VC has in store for you: January – We’ve moved the…

November President’s Message

By the time this message is posted, the sugar high from Halloween will be dissipating and, inevitably, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah decorations will be ubiquitous. Welcome to the Holiday Season! We’ll be kicking off the shopping season at our November 20th dinner meeting with own Holiday Boutique, which will be open during networking and after the end of the evening’s program. Deborah Yahner will be unveiling her new jewelry collection…

President’s Message

Golf anyone? It is an axiom that men cement business relationships through golf, but what about women? The notion of golf as a potential NAWBO activity came up at a recent breakfast where we asked new members why they had joined NAWBO. Lisa Rule, owner of The Acorn, told us that NAWBO was the first association she had ever joined. Working in a predominately male work environment, she said, “Sometimes…