NAWBO Day Agenda – List of Panels


Pre NAWBO Day Reception – Thursday, November 20th

(If not attending NAWBO Day $20.00 | Free if attending NAWBO Day)
Meet the Keynote and night before at Luke Wholey’s, 6 to 8 PM

* Business Headshots by MBK Photography

NAWBO DAY – Friday, November 21st

* Business Headshots by MBK Photography during tradeshow/vendor bingo times

8 -8:30 AM Registration, Networking Breakfast
8:30 to 9 AM Welcome from Donna Baxter
Recognition of sponsors and partners, former NAWBO presidents, dignitaries and explain the day

9 AM to 10 AM Concurrent Panels

BE WISE: Stay Organized and Productive to Get Wealthy in Business/Tech Tools
Panel moderated
by: Joyce Kane
Cindy Neky, Marketing Pathways, Social Media Tips
Joyce Kane, Cybertary Pittsburgh, Top Tech Tips, Tools and Techniques for Productivity
Matt Tomsho, The Effective Detective of Baker Street Solutions, Using Email Marketing Effectively

BE HEALTHY to Get Wealthy in Business
Panel moderated by: Sunita Pandit
Angel Hoffman on Affordable Health Care Act
Dr. Tina Temouri, Body Beautiful Laser Medi Spa, Why Varicose Veins are a Health and Not Just A Beauty Issue
Dr. Santosh Pandit, Cardiologist, Prevention Measures for Heart Disease, #1 Silent Killer In Women
Robyn Greer, Body by Robyn Greer, Desk exercises for the busy entrepreneur
Kathy Parry, Your Real Food Coach


  • $100.00 Gift Card to Body Beautiful Laser Medi Spa, Good for Spider Vein Removal, All Participants
  • Free Leg Vein Health Scan to All Attendees, Value $250.00
  • Corporate Wellness Presentation.  Kathy Parry – Your Real Food Coach will present and inspiring and informational session at your office for up to 40 people.  Topics for the lunch and learn include: The Ultimate Recipe for an Energetic Life, Pass Me the Chips – A guide to healthful snacking, Live a More Vital Life, I’m Stressed Out and more.  Office location must be 40 minutes or less from the South Hills of Pittsburgh to win this offer.  Value $350.00

10 AM to 10:10 AM – break

10:10 AM to 11:10 AM Concurrent Panels

BE WISE: Creative Ways to Get Funding for Your Business
Panel moderated by: JoAnn Forrester, Empress of Biz
Sue Malone, National SBA Lender and Crowd funding specialist
Rochelle Lilien, Senior Loan Specialist, Urban Redevelopment Authority
Emily Keebler, Kiva City Pittsburgh
Christey Browne, First Niagara Vice President Small Business Banker
Terina J. Hicks, Cobbler World, LLC

BE WISE: How a Book Can Boost Your Business Credibility – Author Panel
Panel moderated by: Joyce Faulkner, Red Engine Press (Traditional Publisher),
Award Winning Author, “Windshift,” “Fun Days in Pittsburgh”
Ann Marie Gire, Women’s Independent Press and The Author Zone
Becky Auer, 6.5 Million Dollar Woman, No BS Marketing Meeting Author “7 Rules For Fast Growth and More Profits in Your Business”
Audrey Jane Snyder, Author Award Winning Author “Worth the Climb”
Ellen Rohr “The Week-End Biz Plan” and Four other titles.
Jay Speyerer, Legacy Road Communications Author of “Cat Got Your Thumb? Cat Got Your Treadmill?”

11:10 to 11:45 – Vendor Bingo and Networking

* Business Headshots by MBK Photography during tradeshow/vendor bingo times

11:45 to 12:15 – Lunch

Attendees can bring their lunch upstairs during presentation, network and visit vendors

12:15 PM to 2:15 – Keynote: Ellen Rohr

2:15 PM to 2:35 PM – Break

2:35 PM to 3:35 PM Concurrent Panels

BE WEALTHY: How Podcasting Shows and Interviews Can Drive Business
Panel moderated by: Allen Levine, Pittsburgh Sportsline
D Raja, Your American Story™
Dawn Pomaybo, Dawn Pomaybo Live™
Jo Ann Forrester, Empress of Biz™
Sunita Pandit, Mrs. Cardiology™
Darieth Chisolm, Hustle & Heart TV™ through the wonders of modern technology
Joanne Quinn-Smith, TechnoGrannyShow™ and PositivelyPittsburghLive™

BE WEALTHY with Government and Diversity Contracting
Panel moderated by: Ruth Byrd-Smith, Director of Allegheny County Minority, Women & Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
Suzanne Thomas, Alcosan Procurement Officer
Renee Decker, Manager GACO
Christie Conrad, Crossroads Speech & Hearing

3:35 PM Cocktail Networking Reception

Desert and Cocktails
Vendor Prizes
Door Prize
Recognition Committee and Board
Vendor Visits Finish Bingo, Final Remarks 4:15 PM
Set up tables at this time for individual time with speakers

* Business Headshots by MBK Photography during tradeshow/vendor bingo times


  • GACO and E-Magnify
  • URA
  • Media Sponsor Table
  • Ellen Rohr
  • NAWBO Membership
  • Anti-oxidant Scans by Mrs. Cardiology
  • Matt Tomsho, Effective Detective
  • Author Table
  • Turo Chiropractic Water Sponsor
  • Pittsburgh Business Times
  • Networking Table for Participants
  • Contact One/EmpressBiz/Red Engine Press
  • Body Beautiful Laser Medi Spa
  • Sweet Tooth Communications, LLC
  • Cybertary Pittsburgh
  • Positively Pittsburgh Live /Eventsburgh




  • Sigmas Conference Center
  • Your American Story
  • Black Tie Pittsburgh
  • Broadcast Louder Talkcast
  • Empress of Biz Talkcast
  • PositivelyPittsburghLive
  • Women’s Independent Press
  • Contact One Communications
  • Soul Pitt Media
  • Effective Detective/Baker Street Solutions
  • Walshak Communications

Event Management: Oliver Events

Video by John Pournaras and Sigmas Conference Center


  • A Week-Long Timeshare in Orlando –  Condo for 4
    Sponsored by Dr. Santosh Pandit and Mrs. Cardiology Door Prize under Sponsors


  • Luke Wholey’s Wild Alaskan Grille
  • Taj Mahal Restaurant
  • Papa Gallo’s Ristorante
  • Turo Chiropractic, Water Sponsor
  • Cobbler World, LLC.


  • We Care Limousines


  • MBK Photography


  • Clayton Kendall


  • E-Magnify
  • WIN-Pittsburgh
  • Chatham Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University
  • No BS Marketing Meeting

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