My new adventure: 2018-19 NAWBO Phoenix President 

by Ronit Urman

It is with great honor that I accepted the role of 2018-2019 NAWBO Phoenix President.  I’m excited to lead our chapter into a great year as we align with the NAWBO mission: “Strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of our members and promote economic development; create innovative and effective changes in the business culture; build strategic alliances,… [More]

Creating a Winning Team

by Jean Briese

“Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while… you don’t do things right once in a while… you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” —Vince Lombardi America loses $360 billion annually due to an unmotivated work group.… [More]

What to Do When a Family Crisis Affects Your Business 

by Selina Schuh

As business owners, we tend to live and breathe our business. However, sometimes crises hit in other areas of our lives. How we manage our energy and attention in these times can make or break our business.  Recently, my father, who lives in Europe, was unexpectedly diagnosed with a terminal illness. This meant talking to… [More]

Do Your Employees Have Your Back? Create a Culture of Engagement.

by Cindy Gordon

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to take a month-long vacation from your business and know that your employees were taking care of everything the way you would? Imagine relaxing on a beach or sightseeing through Europe and not checking your text, emails or phone messages because your employees have your back! According to Gallup’s 2017 State… [More]

Women Business Owners Benefit from NAWBO Mentoring Program 

by Sandra Abbey

Each year, the Phoenix Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners has provided one of the Valley’s only business mentoring programs that is designed and facilitated exclusively for women business owners. Hundreds of women have benefitted as mentors or mentees. Mentees develop a business plan, learn from experts in the community and form… [More]

How to Make Air Travel Less of a Pain

by Kathleen Gramzay

Air travel can be tough. Between schlepping bags, the mental duress of contending with possible schedule changes and the actual time stuck in a seat, flying can definitely be a pain. If your life involves cross-country or international travel, you are already keenly aware that 5 to 15 hours in a cramped seat can definitely… [More]

NAWBO Members Are Driving the Economic Growth of Phoenix

by Laurie W. Anderson

Three members of the Phoenix chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners are part of the elite group of the top Women-Owned Businesses as named by the Phoenix Business Journal. Each Phoenix business owner learned early in her career that women do business differently from their male counterparts. Rosaria Cain, Robin Orchard and… [More]

Top Ten Tips for Creating Your Business Plan

by Christina Heide 

Why should you have a business plan? A business plan provides clear objectives for well-planned business goals and strategies to be met to ensure financial success. It also provides reassurance to lenders and investors that requested funds are being used appropriately to meet these goals. Below are ten tips to guide you through the process… [More]

2018 Business Woman of the Year

by Sukki Jahnke

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce recognized three finalists and announced the winner of the 23rd annual Business Woman of the Year award at the recent 2018 Leadership Conference & Expo.  The award recognizes an individual’s excellence in their chosen field and demonstrated leadership within the community. The award honors those who serve as a positive… [More]

New Faces at Tempe Chamber of Commerce

by Sukki Jahnke

Ariyanna Norman Hired as Marketing and Event Coordinator The Tempe Chamber of Commerce has hired Ariyanna Norman, an Arizona State graduate and event enthusiast, to serve as the Marketing and Event Coordinator. Norman will use online platforms and graphic design to promote the organization’s initiatives and assist with the creation and execution of events. Norman… [More]