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NAWBO-SFBA Moradian: Ring in the Holidays with News

Tuesday, December 09, 2014  
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December 2014

Monthly Newsletter

for the NAWBO San Francisco Bay Area Chapter






Dear AnnaKate,

Good News! In case you haven't noticed, the financial headlines have indicated that consumer confidence has climbed to its highest level since 2007. Gas prices and unemployment rates have dropped. Retails sales rose to new highs last month. This provides clues about the direction of consumer spending, the backbone of the economy. Of course, all this is good news as we gear up for the holiday season. As consumers, this means that fatter wallets from gas savings could boost our spending. As small business owners, this increased confidence and optimism could mean increased inventories, capital outlays and hiring.Read More


Breakfast Forums

Join one of 4 intimate forums to network monthly, exchange ideas and discuss business challenge over a light meal. Breakfast forums meet in San Francisco, Oakland, Marin and Walnut Creek. Learn about upcoming topics and dates here.


New & Returning Members


Thilde Weems,with Belle Neptune in Berkeley, joined our chapter as an Emerging Business Owner Thilde's address is


Working Committees

Enhance your NAWBO membership by joining or leading one of our committees. Check out the website here to see which committees could use our help



Partner News

Watermark's Lead On Conference for Women offers the community and connection, the information and inspiration, the motivation and momentum to help you discover what you want - and go get it! The conference featured nationally recognized speakers, including former Secretary of State and Former US Senator from New York,Hillary Rodham Clinton, who will share their wisdom and expertise on a wide range of personal and professional development topics, helping you find clarity on our goals and what you need to accomplish them. Learn more




Holiday Boutique & Networking

December 11, 2014

5:30 - 8:30 PM

Sir Francis Drake Hotel

Join us for a festive evening of mixing, shopping and noshing. You'll build your business connections while checking off your holiday gift list and supporting women-owned businesses. It'll be a night of fun and celebration.

Live music from jazz vocalist, Laura Stilwell and pianist, Karen Hutchinson.


More information can be found here.


Register before December 9th for early bird pricing


Thank you to our Educational Speaker Series Sponsor



Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 8
How to Communicate Your Big Idea
5:30PM - 8:00PM
Sir Francis Drake Hotel (Union Square)
San Francisco, CA

Thursday, February 12
Women Purveyors in Food & Wine
5:30PM - 8:00PM
Sir Francis Drake Hotel (Union Square)
San Francisco, CA

Thursday, March 11
2015 Aspire Women's Awards Gala
6:00PM - 9:00PM
The Exploratorium
San Francisco, CA


Learn more


Our Sponsors



Leaders Circle - Taking Business to the Next Level

If you are a women business owner with revenues of $1 million or greater for a service business and $2 million for a product company who is interested in growing your business by making strategic contacts, and promoting business development? Leaders Circle is for you. You'll meet like-minded women entrepreneurs going through similar experiences or challenges or who have the hindsight of having faced these before. In an intimate, confidential, moderated format, you'll find the support and mentorship.

The next information session will be held Thursday, December 18th at the McCrosky Mattress Showroom. (map)


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