In our regular personal and business calendars, it's mid-year. But according to our NAWBO calendar, it's the start of a new year. We have recently had a wonderful planning meeting, which was attended by the new board and interested volunteers.
Because of our expansive geography, we want to make sure we serve YOU - the member - in any way we can. We're looking at larger, regional events once a quarter so that members can cut down on driving time. On the flip side, we're planning more local meetings in the areas where our members reside. These local meetings will be casual (breakfast or lunch) but will always feature real opportunities for business growth through information sharing and relationship building.
Some of our members either live in areas that are more remote or have schedules that don't allow them to get to our regular events. Therefore, we will build virtual events - ways to stay connected right from our homes or offices. This will certainly come in handy during the snowy seasons!
Look for more activity from us via Facebook, where we not only have a Chapter Page that is open to the public, but we also have a members-only Closed Group. The purpose of the group is to keep our relationships going with peer support. Our Chapter Page will be all about the organization and how we can keep providing you value during your membership.
If you have a question about NAWBO, whether it's from a chapter or national perspective, please do connect with us through Facebook.
More social media opportunities are coming soon.
In the meantime, please don't be shy! If you need something from NAWBO, talk to us. Reach out to us through our email communications or social media and let us know how we can help you. Sometimes we hear a member say, "I didn't get what I wanted". But how can we help you if we are not aware of what you need? So - give us a shout and tell us how we can make your membership a powerhouse of value!
Thanks and I hope to meet each of you throughout the year,
Chapter President 2017-2018