Corporate Sponsors


Corporate Partner Spotlight: EVB

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

full-logoEVB NEW 5_2014LOGOThis month’s corporate partner spotlight   is shining on EVB. EVB has been a long-time supporter of NAWBO Richmond and is the Presenting Sponsor of the State of Women Owned Business in Virginia Study.

The following is an interview with Beth Bettley, Director of Small Business Banking:

  • Tell us the basics about your company: When was it started, how many employees, what’s your role in the company, etc.  EVB is an independent, full-service community bank with our history dating back to 1910. We provide a wide range of quality financial products and services for personal and business banking. We offer all of the technology, choice, and convenience that the big banks offer, but delivered with the personal touch that only a community bank can provide. Headquartered in Tappahannock, Virginia, EVB employs 325+ employees and has 24 locations throughout Central Virginia, Tidewater, Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and Southern Virginia. As Director of Small Business Banking, I am responsible for the growth and management of EVB’s small business banking clients. I work closely with my customers to provide customized banking solutions and a one- of-a kind business banking experience.
  • Can you describe the key business services and solutions you provide? What makes your services unique?  EVB provides all the “big bank” services with a community bank heart. We provide services such as checking accounts, savings, lines of credit, business banking services and much more. We are unique in that we offer products specifically tailored to our customers and are always looking to improve based on our customers’ needs. One of our biggest accomplishments has been the launch of our P.O.W.E.R. program. The P.O.W.E.R Program (Potential of Women Entrepreneurs Realized) is designed specifically for women business owners. This program provides them with networking opportunities, financial resources and a network of other business women. P.O.W.E.R.’s mantra “Believing in the Power of You” is not just a slogan, but a promise to provide these women with the resources and support to grow and expand their businesses. P.O.W.E.R. provides a constant support system, financial resources, and an ever-growing network of women entrepreneurs with whom these clients can share tips, advice and support.
  • Who are your clients?  EVB’s clients are both consumer and business customers. We are dedicated to serving our customers needs and being “the best of the best” by providing convenience, integrity, innovation and a community feel that they can trust.
  • What do you see as the biggest challenge facing your business today?  The biggest challenge facing EVB today is the constant innovation of technology. As technology leaps ahead, our challenge is to provide our customers the most up to date and convenient banking services while protecting them and their assets from any threats. As technology gets smarter, so do the hackers and criminals. Our goal is to provide innovative banking services while keeping our clients personal information safe.
  • Tell us something people would be surprised to know about your company?  Many people in the Richmond area think that EVB serves only the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. However, we have a widespread foot print across Central Virginia, Tidewater and the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsulas and are constantly expanding.
  • Tell us about your connection with NAWBO Richmond and the impact it has had on you and your business?  EVB’s connection with NAWBO has not only allowed us to make a big splash in the greater Richmond area, but has also expanded our clientele and allowed us to connect with other great businesses and organizations. From these connections we have gained invaluable partnerships and many new opportunities.
  • Based on your experience, what do you see as the most important thing a member or corporate partner can do to grow with NAWBO Richmond?  Based on our experience with NAWBO, the most important thing a member or corporate partner can do is to become involved. Whether that is through sponsoring an event with NAWBO, attending the various luncheons and networking events, or just getting out and meeting the members. Our connection with NAWBO has greatly benefitted us in all aspects such as new clientele, new business relationships and new organizations that we look forward to working with in the future.

beth bettley high res headshot-1Contact:  Beth Bettley, Director of Small Business Banking


phone: (804) 270-7501

cell: (804) 994-4837

web site:

2013 Corporate Partners Breakfast

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

We had a great time power networking  with our Chapter Corporate Partners, members, and guests at our most popular meeting of the year!  Our Corporate Partners are our strongest supporters, and this breakfast was a special opportunity to meet and mingle with them, while learning more about their businesses, their expertise, as well as what products and services they offer to support your business!

Learn more about our Corporate Partners, as well as how to become one, by visiting the Partners page of our website.

Check out the photos taken at the event!

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Featured Corporate Partner: The Pediatric Connection

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

The Pediatric Connection was established as a private corporation in September 1998. Founders Beth Bailey and Bruce Green have spent every day since then dedicated to improving the quality of life, as well as the quality of care, for children and families.  As past coworkers at a previous company serving children, the duo both had the same vision and heart for taking care of children and made it their mission to be advocates for children with medical needs and promote the greatest quality of life for children, and their families, as they support, and care for them in their homes.  With passion, knowledge, and commitment The Pediatric Connection provides the best children’s home health care services through community partnerships, leadership, education, innovation, and technology.

Since its founding, the company has grown from five employees wearing multiple hats, to a well-organized, nearly 170-staffed company, serving families that have very unique needs across Virginia (Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Charlottesville) and in Augusta, GA.  This requires a very dedicated group of individuals, as well as a distinctive level of care and compassion. Employees of The Pediatric Connection share in the passion for caring for children and their families, as well as the desire to make an impact in the lives of those they serve – a niche that sets them apart from any other homecare service provider.  The Pediatric Connection works hard to grow with the medical industry, keeping up to speed with advancements in technology and policy, making sure that patients are able to receive the same care and equipment offered in hospitals, but in the comfort of their own homes.

With a dedication to superior service, The Pediatric Connection is focused on providing the highest level of service to their patients and friends.  They have perfected this service over the years, providing families little to no additional stress.  With every service The Pediatric Connection provides, there is always a strong investment in people, constantly tending to their emotions, questions, and concerns.

Learn more about The Pediatric Connection and their amazing staff by visiting their website.


Featured Corporate Partner: Care Advantage, Inc.

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Deborah Johnston wanted to be a secretary like her mom, but found herself in nursing. It was in 1975, at Henrico Doctor’s Hospital, that she found a desire to help people. It was that desire, and recognizing the need to help people after direct medical care, that led her to found Care Advantage in 1988.

Care Advantage has grown to 14 offices across Virginia, employing over 3,000 workers who provide services to an ever-changing list of more than 1,200 clients. In addition to home health care, she is able to provide staff for nursing homes, hospitals and prisons.

Deborah has found other ways to help as well. Her professional success has allowed her to provide generous financial support to many charities like the YMCA and American Cancer Society. She was also recently chosen to participate in ABC’s reality show “Secret Millionaire.” She not only filmed an episode (where she volunteered in impoverished neighborhoods and then revealed her identity with financial contributions), she made deep connections with the people that she had met. She’s since returned to those neighborhoods, offering advice and helping with initiatives to break the cycle of poverty and violence in a city nowhere near her home.

Deborah Johnston and Care Advantage provide more than health care. Whether it’s medical services or through their philanthropic work, they provide human beings who really care.

To learn more about Care Advantage, visit the site here.


Power Networking with Our Corporate Partners

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012


Join us for a special opportunity to power network with our Corporate Partners, members and guests at our most popular meeting of the year!  Our strongest supporters, our Corporate Partners, may be a potential client, may know some good prospects for you, and offer expertise, products and services to support your business!  This is a great opportunity to get to know them and thank them for their support of NAWBO Richmond!

Tuesday, May 8th

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Willow Oaks Country Club

Corporate Partners & Members: Free!
Non-members & guests: $15
*Continental breakfast provided.

For more information on becoming a Corporate Partner, please contact Colleen Quinn, Chapter President, at 346-5644 or via email at

MassMutual | Corporate Sponsor

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012





Experienced people, exceptional products and a realistic, needs-based approach to your financial strategy is our commitment to you. It’s not about fitting you into a category or rushing you into a sale. Our Financial Professionals work closely with you to understand your unique situation and goals, and help you work through the obstacles that may stand in the way of building your financial future.

Business Solutions

Business Continuation Planning

  • Funding Option Analysis
  • Buy – Sell Strategies
  • Family Business Succession Planning
  • Key Person Insurance

Executive Fringe Benefits

  • Executive Bonus Plans
  • Split Dollar Insurance
  • Deferred Compensation Funding
  • Salary Continuation Plans
  • Non-Qualified Executive Fringe Benefits

Employee Benefit Program

  • Life and Disability Income Insurance
  • Pension, Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plans
  • Payroll Deduction Plans
  • Non-Qualified Retirement Programs

Putting member and policyholder interests first
As a mutual company, MassMutual does not have shareholders. Instead, its policyholders and members are often described as sharing in its ownership. This generally means that if you are insured under a MassMutual whole life insurance policy, for example, you are a member entitled to vote for the Company’s board of directors. And, if you also own the policy, you may be eligible to share in any dividends the company may declare.

Financial strength ratings
MassMutual has consistently earned some of the highest financial strength ratings of any company in any industry.


Key 2010 accomplishments include:

• Approved dividends to eligible participating policyholders were

approximately $1.2 billion.

• $448 billion in assets under management.2

• Worldwide insurance in force was $490 billion.

• Premium and other deposits3 totaled $23 billion.

• Ranked 101 on the Fortune 500 by FORTUNE magazine. (May 23, 2011)

• Ranked among the World’s “Most Admired Companies” in the life

and health insurance industry category by FORTUNE magazine.

(March 21, 2011)

• Our Retirement Services business surpassed a milestone of $50 billion in

assets under management, had its second consecutive year of record sales

($5.3 billion), and nearly $2 billion in net cash flow.

• Our customer service centers earned the 2010 ContactCenterWorld Silver

Award for the Best Contact Center in the World.

• Nearly $7 million in charitable contributions and scholarships.

• Our LifeBridgeSM Life Insurance Program – which makes life insurance

free to eligible parents and guardians because MassMutual pays the premiums

– is now helping 11,000 families.