3rd Annual NAWBO Day (2009)

* THIS IS A PAST NAWBO DAY EVENT *

Read the proclamation from the City of Pittsburgh for our 3rd Annual NAWBO Day

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WHEREAS, the National Association of Women Business Owners is an organization designed to strengthen the wealth creating capacity of their members while promoting economic development, create innovative and effective changes in the business culture, build strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations and transform public policy and influence opinion makers; and,

WHEREAS, the Pittsburgh Chapter of NAWBO is aimed at helping women business owners through networking and learning opportunities in the Pittsburgh region; and,

WHEREAS, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners was the fifth NAWBO chapter established in the country and sent two local members on to serve as President of NAWBO/USA ; and,          

WHEREAS, the Pittsburgh Chapter of NAWBO will be holding its third annual NAWBO DAY, called “Think Ginormous” on Friday, October 2, 2009, with Honorary Chairman Bill Flanagan from the Allegheny Conference on Community Development hosting women business owners for a day of seminars, a trade show and speakers featuring the Morning Keynote Address given by Ana Harvey, Small Business Administration’s Director of Women Business Ownership and the Luncheon Keynote Address by NAWBO National President Wendy Lopez as well as remarks by Rebecca Harris , Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University, Jayne Huston, Director of Seton Hill University’s E-Magnify, Heshie Segal , President of JetNetting and Bill Flanagan; and,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh celebrates the 63,000 women business owners in the Pittsburgh region and recognizes the important National Association of Women Business Owners, Pittsburgh Chapter; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare October 2, 2009 , to be “NAWBO DAY” in the City of Pittsburgh.

SPONSORED BY COUNCIL PRESIDENT DOUGLAS SHIELDS

CO-SPONSORED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS

REV. RICKY V. BURGESS, DAN DEASY, PATRICK DOWD, DARLENE HARRIS, BRUCE A. KRAUS, JIM MOTZNIK, TONYA PAYNE

AND BILL PEDUTO