Posts Tagged ‘Corporate Sponsors’


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.


2012 – 2013 Monthly Meeting & Program Schedule

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Regular luncheon meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at Willow Oaks Country Club, unless otherwise noted.

Interested in sponsoring a program?  Visit Our Programs page, here.

Upcoming meetings:

March 21, 2013 – Enterprising Women of Excellence Awards Dinner with Keynote Speaker Sandy Lerner, 6p.m. – 9p.m., Omni Richmond Hotel* 

April 9, 2013 – Past Presidents Panel Discussion, 11a.m. – 1p.m.

May 14, 2013 – Corporate Partners Breakfast, 8a.m. – 10a.m.

June 11, 2013 – Annual Dinner Meeting, 5:30p.m. – 8:30p.m., Willow Oaks Country Club

Please check back regularly for current updates.  

Previous meetings:

September 19, 2012 – Annual Open House & Silent Auction, 5:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.

October 9, 2012 – Topic: Social Media Strategies, 11a.m. – 1p.m.

November 13, 2012 – Topic: Balancing Money and Meaning in Your Work, 11a.m. – 1p.m.

December 11, 2012 – Professional Image / Holiday Luncheon, Topic: Get What You Want By Loving Yourself, 11a.m. – 1p.m., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden* (Great pictures on Facebook!)

January 8, 2013 – Smart Choices:  Creating and Maintaining Your Business the Right Way.

February 19, 2013Health Care Reform: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly! 






The Center for Corporate Education at VCU

Friday, May 11th, 2012

The Center for Corporate Education at VCU is a leading professional development and executive education resource serving Virginia’s business community.  The Center provides a full range of learning services, including: Individual, Team and Organizational Assessments, Open Enrollment Programs, Customized Leadership and Professional Development Programs and Executive Development Options, including Leadership Coaching.  The Center creates high-quality, innovative learning solutions that balance academic rigor with immediate, practical application.

Featured Programs Beginning in September:

The Extraordinary Women Leaders (EWL) Program is designed for successful, high potential, early-to-mid-career women who want to realize their full leadership potential. The EWL Program will provide women with powerful and practical tools to help them develop the skills and abilities needed to move to the next levels of leadership. EWL features a unique blend of training, learning in community, and leadership coaching designed for the unique challenges that women often face in the workplace today. This program is ideal for women who are committed to their growth, have already demonstrated high potential and are eager to create the best path that will ensure both impactful and sustainable leadership outcomes.

The Transition to Management Program is a learning program designed to build a solid foundation of leadership skills.  Interactive, challenging and very pragmatic – TTM offers a unique opportunity to explore personal strengths, leadership styles and best practice management techniques. Focused on building competency in essential topics, this program is ideal for newly promoted managers. individual contributors in leadership roles and current managers who want to strengthen their skills

For more information on The Center for Corporate Education, please contact:


Interested in donating to our 2012 Silent Auction?

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Interested in donating to our 2012 Silent Auction?

We couldn’t put on such a great silent auction without donations from our members, corporate partners, and friends! All donations are tax-deductible and a great way to gain exposure for you and your business! Click here for more information and a donation form.  Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Richmond NAWBO Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.  All donors will be recognized on the NAWBO Richmond website and through various social media outlets.

2012 Silent Auction Donors

For a full list of 2012 Silent Auction Donors click here.

Thank you to our Silent Auction Donors!

Monday, May 7th, 2012

A big THANK YOU to all our members, corporate partners and friends who have already committed donations to our 2012 Open House Silent Auction on September 19th. We couldn’t put on such a great auction year after year without your incredible support! With nearly 90 auction donations, this year’s auction was one of the best yet!

2012 Silent Auction Donors:

Advantage Computer Technology LLC
Atir Natural Nail Care Clinic
Ball Office Products
Missy Bane Photography
Barrier Island Consulting
Bun Bun Bags
Café Caturra
Cakes by Design
Care Advantage Inc.
Check Your Marketing
Cliff Bruce Studio
College Nannies & Tutors of Richmond
Creating Serenity Massage Therapy
DaVinci Resources
Kate Deaton, DaVinci Resources
Disco Sports
Executive Health Group
FM Solutions
Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Hanover Fly Fishers
Health Link Family Chiropractic
Hearing Solutions PLLC
Hirschler Fleischer
Holiday Barn Pet Resort
Homemades by Suzanne
It’s Chic Again
Joan Bowling
Judy Howell
In Your Business Professional Organizing
Institute for Provocative Leadership
James River Transportation
Keener Communications, Inc.
Ki Ennes M.Ac., L.Ac.
Laura D’s Hair & Day Spa
M.H. West & Co., Inc
Marked by Excellence
Momo’s Market Deli
Nesbit Salon
Network Data Security Experts, Inc. (NDSE)
Joe Niamtu, III, DMD Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Personal Dental Care
PNC Bank
Quigley & Associate, P.L.L.C.
Colleen Quinn, Esq.
Real Richmond – Food Tours & More
Richmond Magazine
Richmond Symphony
Richmond Weddings Magazine
Rituals Salon-Spa
Rocket Pop Media
Secco Wine Bar
Simplify Me, LLC
Smart Woman’s Club
Sophisticated Soirees
Spa 310
Starlite Dining and Lounge
Sterling Boutique
Sweet Bella Bakery
Tastefully Simple
Taylor Made For You
The Advanced Wellness Centred
The Boss Ladies
The Classy Canine
The Homestead
The Tax Complex
The Wellness Village
University of Richmond
Village Bank
World of Mirth

To find out more information about our Open House on September 19th, click here.


Member Recognition Awards

Friday, May 4th, 2012

NAWBO Richmond is excited to announce the creation of several new awards to recognize both members and corporate partners who have demonstrated a distinctive commitment to our organization and its success.  After thoughtful consideration of member feedback from our recent Strategic Planning survey, the Board recognized the need for a more thoughtful recognition program for our members.

These awards are the product of that effort:

President’s Award:

  • Given to honor up to three (3) people who have been key to the President’s and the Chapter’s success.
  • Given at the discretion of the Chapter President.
  • Eligibility is open to all members, Board and Foundation members, and Corporate Partners.

Rookie of the Year Award:

  • Nominee is a new member who jumped in feet first and became a visible, enthusiastic supporter of NAWBO.  She will typically participate in committee work soon after joining, attends most meetings and special functions, and promotes NAWBO in other venues.  She quickly becomes a resource for other new members.
  • Up to five (5) eligible members may be honored with this award annually.
  • Eligibility open to members who joined not more than 16 months prior to the date of nomination.
  • Board members are excluded from eligibility for this award.
  • To nominate a member for the Rookie of the Year Awardclick here!

Unsung Hero Award:

  • Nominee is critical to the growth and health of the organization, but may not always be visible.  This person helps others move up, supports and empowers them, leading from the middle.  She is a stabilizer and can lead through rough spots.  She gives back, works behind the scenes and doesn’t look for credit.  People look to her for guidance and are comfortable approaching her.
  • Eligibility open to all current members.
  • Board members are excluded from eligibility for this award.
  • To nominate a member for the Unsung Hero Awardclick here!

Ambassador Award:

  • Nominee is a clear advocate and community spokesperson for NAWBO.  She clearly builds alliances and forms coalitions.  She is involved in community outreach and is adept at pulling groups together.  She perceives links for potential partnerships and pursues them.
  • Eligibility open to all current members.
  • Board members are excluded from eligibility for this award.
  • To nominate a member for the Ambassador Awardclick here!

 Chapter Corporate Partner of the Year:

  • Awarded to a corporate partner who has supported the Richmond NAWBO Chapter through financial, advisory, and in-kind services. 
  • The corporate partner should be an “active and contributing” member of the organization, including having at least one representative at most events.
  • The corporate partner should advocate for the NAWBO chapter – introducing new prospective members, speaking on behalf of NAWBO as requested, identifying resources useful to members.
  • The corporate partner of the year shall have at least one representative that actively participates in committee work.
  • Eligibility open to all current Corporate Partners.
  • To nominate a current corporate partner for the Chapter Corporate Partner of the Year Award, click here!

Nominations will be accepted from current NAWBO members, Chapter and Foundation board members, and corporate partners.  Award winners will be selected by the Awards & Recognition Committee based on the defined criteria for each award.  The Awards & Recognition Committee is comprised of members of the Chapter and Foundation boards.

The NAWBO Richmond Member Recognition Awards will be presented at the upcoming Annual Dinner Meeting, to be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at the University of Richmond Jepson Alumni Center.

Please consider nominating yourself or one of your fellow NAWBO members today!

Nomination Deadline :        FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012



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