NAWBO Celebration of Excellence

NAWBO Celebration of Excellence

Take a guess at how many women-owned businesses there are in Iowa. Did you guess anywhere near 73,300? That was the number in 2015 according to a national report compiled by American Express. That same report says female-owned businesses contributed nearly $8 million to the economy in 2015, and employ more than 50,000 people. Let’s celebrate that and encourage more.

This is YOUR opportunity to honor the contributions made by women to the Iowa business landscape. The NAWBO Iowa Celebration of Excellence program is an established tradition in the state, recognizing our highest achieving female entrepreneurs in Iowa. The event sells out annually, so make sure to reserve your place today!

This year’s honors go to:

  • Miriam Erickson Brown, Anderson Erickson Dairy, NAWBO Hall of Fame Legacy Award
  • Mary Anne Kennedy, Primary Source, NAWBO Iowa Woman Business Owner of the Year
  • Jayne Armstrong, U.S. Small Business Administration, NAWBO Advocate of the Year

Thursday, November 10
Glen Oaks Country Club, West Des Moines
11:30 Reception
12:00 Luncheon and Program
$70.00 Ticket
To register, go to:


Interested in Sponsoring?  There’s still time!

GOLD $5,000 – 20 Luncheon Tickets – Full-Page Ad in Lunch Program  – Signage in Lobby as Guests Arrive – Preferred Seating – Verbal Recognition from the Podium – VIP Reception / Red Carpet

SILVER $3,500 – 10 Luncheon Tickets – Full-Page Ad in Lunch Program  – Preferred Seating – Special Recognition at the Luncheon – VIP Reception / Red Carpet

BRONZE $2,000 – 10 Luncheon Tickets – Full-Page Ad in Lunch Program

TABLE $1,500 – 10 Luncheon Tickets – Half-Page Ad in Lunch Program

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the premier national organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs in all industries. The national organization was founded in 1975. The Iowa chapter, with satellite chapters throughout the state, was established in 1984.

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