Welcome to NAWBO Lexington 

About NAWBO Lexington


About NAWBO Lexington

The Lexington chapter of NAWBO strives to reflect the national mission which is to provide the following for its members.

  • STRENGTHEN the wealth-creating capacity of our members and promote economic development
  • CREATE innovative and effective changes in the business culture
  • BUILD strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations
  • TRANSFORM public policy and influence opinion makers

Our Monthly Meetings
We meet the third Tuesday of each month for our Luncheon that runs from 11:30am to 1:00pm at Sal's Chophouse on Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY. The cost of the meeting is $20 for members, $24 for guests.  We update members on monthly events, news and announcements and feature a guest speaker.  Our Future Meetings:



2014 Winners' Circle

The Lexington Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) will honor Megan Smith, founder/publisher/editor of Cake&Whiskey magazine, as the 2014 Winners' Circle Award recipient at our luncheon on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Lexington’s Marriott Griffin Gate.

Megan Smith

NAWBO’S 2014 Winners’ Circle Recipient


April 17, 2014
The Marriott @ Griffin Gate
1800 Newtown Rd
Starting at 11:00 am

Ticket/Table Pricing

$50 ticket / $450 table by April 3 @ 5 pm
$65 ticket / $650 table after April 3 @ 5 pm


NOTE: Early Bird Pricing extended to April 3 @ 5 pm!


NAWBO’s Winners' Circle Award recognizes a Kentucky woman who has shown outstanding leadership, financial stamina and control, contributed to her community through time and resources, understands and resolves complex issues, and is dedicated to furthering women in business through personal support and mentoring.

You will definitely want to be included in this luncheon that brings together the leaders of Central Kentucky’s diverse business community. The event begins at 11:00 a.m. with networking, vendor booths, and registration. A delicious lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. which will coincide with the awards presentations.


2014 Winners' Circle Luncheon:

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2014, 11:00am - 1:30pm
  • Lexington Marriott Griffin Gate, Lexington KY
  • $50/ticket and $450/table on or before March 27, 2014
  • $65/ticket and $650/table after March 27, 2014
  • Any questions: admin@lexnawbo.org.
  • More info & nomination forms:  CLICK HERE
  • Online registration:  CLICK HERE
Winners' Circle Advertising Opportunities:
In addition to NAWBO's presentation of the Winners' Circle Award to Megan Smith, 5 other awards will be presented.

Woman Business Owner of the Year:

Nominee must be a sole proprietor, partner or corporate director with daily management responsibility.

* Demonstrated excellence as a woman business owner.
* Demonstrated initiative and creativity in overcoming obstacles in her business.
* Demonstrated civic and community involvement and contribution.
* Demonstrated professional accomplishments and contributions
* Nominee does not need to be a NAWBO Lexington member.

NAWBO Member of the Year:

* Demonstrates support and participates in activities that strengthen the presence of NAWBO in the public and private sector.
* Created innovative and effective changes in NAWBO.
* Demonstrated strength and support of NAWBO's vision and mission.

Rising Star Award:

* Nominee must have been in business between 18 and 36 months
* Nominee must be a sole proprietor, partner or corporate director with daily management responsibility.
* Demonstrated excellence as a woman business owner.
* Demonstrated initiative and creativity in overcoming obstacles in her business.
* Demonstrated civic and community involvement and contribution.
* Demonstrated professional accomplishments and contributions.
* Nominee does not need to be a NAWBO Lexington member.

Legacy Award:

Honoring a lifetime of accomplishments advocating for women business owners in both the private sector and in the public policy arena.

Tribute Award:

To recognize an outstanding woman who has dedicated her life to encouraging and enabling women to achieve their career goals.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2014 Winners’ Circle Awards!

Sincerely,
Gwen Riley
2014 Winners’ Circle Chair



Benefits of Membership

NAWBO membership offers opportunities for the woman business owner to reach business goals and maintain a competitive edge through training, education, corporate connection, educational and financial assistance opportunities, networking, peer support, public policy, certification, scholarships, annual awards and direct discount programs. Members receive a monthly newsletter and have the chance to be a mentor for a new business owner.

Contact Us:

Address:  P.O. Box 1806; Lexington 40588
NAWBO Chapter Administrator:  Hannah Emig

Register for Events

May 20, 2014 11:30 AM • Sal's Chophouse, Tates Creek Rd, Lexington, KY

Online Registration is now available.


Brown Bag Lunch - April 1, 12:00 noon

Please join us for our first Brown Bag Lunch with One of our Seasoned Business Owners Patty Breeze. Hear about how she got started and all the challenges she has overcome and and her plans for staying successful in business for the future.

We will meet at her office:

Tuesday, April 1, 12:00 noon
326 South Broadway Suite 101 (parking in the rear of her building)
Noon/ Bring your own lunch
First 15 members
Email: vicki@weesnerrealty.com for your spot

A great time to get to know each other better in a smaller networking environment.



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