Partner Benefits

Since 1979 the Central Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) has helped women owned businesses grow and expand. We invite you to be a part of this organization that provides visibility, education, and positive public relations for both you and the growing number of NAWBO members.

NAWBO is a national organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs in all types of businesses.  The organization provides a voice for women business owners, fosters communication, training, technical assistance and learning opportunities through programs, seminars and service.  NAWBO increases the visibility of women business owners and encourages their participation in the business community.  The Central Illinois Chapter of NAWBO offers monthly meetings with speaker programs, special learning events, a chapter website, networking opportunities and ;much more.

NAWBO is working to improve the credibility, visibility and acceptance in the marketplace of women business owners by making the business community aware of the quality of their goods and services and the impact they have on the economy through job creation, revenue generating and paying taxes.

A corporate partnership with NAWBO goes a long way toward education, creating a high level of visibility, and positive public relations for YOUR organization and NAWBO. The opportunity we offer you to partner with the Central Illinois Chapter of NAWBO includes many benefits.

You or your organization would be a great Corporate Partner if:

1. Recognize women-owned businesses as the fastest growing segment of our economy.

2. Want to be involved with new and innovative business practices coming from the entrepreneurial sector. 

3. Choose to be integrally involved in the planning and/or development of programs that will help increase the viability and success ratio of small businesses.

4. Welcome the public relations/community relations image resulting from their participation in NAWBO.

5. Want to have an impact on the local and national economy by stimulating business within the small business sector.

6. Are organizations that either have women on their management team or make the commitment to put a plan into place to make that happen.

7. Have the desire and take action to do business with NAWBO member companies.

Please continue reading to learn more about the opportunities to partner with NAWBO Central Illinois.

How are the funds used?

First and foremost, the Central Illinois Chapter of NAWBO promotes the education of our members through national functions. These events, which happen only twice on an annual basis, are geared to the business owner and help them in all areas from marketing to management to financial planning and more. The National Public Policy Days is designed to encourage women business owners to be aware of laws and legislation issues that affect or will affect all business owners. Our chapter provides scholarships for attendees so that all chapter members - regardless of financial ability can take advantage of these opportunities.

Since the Central Illinois Chapter of NAWBO is the local chapter, we are very involved in the community. Our membership reaches out through volunteer involvement in the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Clubs, YWCA, Community Leadership School, Boys and Girls Club, and many more areas. Our members individually support many fine organizations through their financial contributions. In addition, as a chapter we are committed to support higher education, not only by our volunteer involvement, but with our financial donations as appropriate.

Since the focus of our chapter is continued education, we provide programs for our membership that will enhance their talents and leadership abilities. Programs range from marketing to personnel to workers' compensation and unemployment to other issues that our membership requires or is focused on. 

The above are the major expenses for our chapter. The income from our chapter comes only from membership dues. Since we have tried to remain affordable for the small business owner, our annual dues are $260 and that figure includes BOTH national and local dues.

You will help us be in a position to spread the word about the power of women business owners in our community, the state, the country and the world. 

We appreciate your support

 

Benefit

Titanium

$10,000

Platinum 

$5,000

Gold

$2,500

Silver

$1,000

Serve on NAWBO-CIL committee 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Member rates at all chapter events and monthly meetings (number of people @member rate per meeting)

20

10

6

5

Monthly Meeting Complimentary Seats

4

2

0

0

Table ads at monthly meetings 

12

0

0

0

distribute special programs/discounts/opportunities

12

12

12

12

Quarterly corporate partner spotlight via social media

4

 3

3

A 60 second spot at number of meetings  

12

 2

Highlight company events and programs to members and followers via NAWBO-CIL calendar & social media

12

12 

 6

Directory listing on NAWBO-CIL website

Yes

Yes 

 Yes

Yes 

Networking with women business owners

Yes

Yes 

 Yes

Yes 

Access to women-owned businesses as suppliers and subcontractors

Yes

Yes 

 Yes

Yes 

Sponsor local women business owner’s annual NAWBO membership via scholarship

6

3

1

0

Information and Libation event sponsor with 60 second spot

2

2

1

0

Proud NAWBO - Central Illinois Chapter Corporate Partner Logo

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes





Benefit

Ruby

$500

Emerald

$250

Pearl

$100

Serve on NAWBO-CIL committee 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Member rates at all chapter events and monthly meetings (number of people @member rate per meeting)

3

2

1

Monthly Meeting Complimentary Seats

0

0

0

Table ads at monthly meetings  

0

0

0

distribute special programs/discounts/opportunities  

12

12

12

Quarterly corporate partner spotlight 

2 a year

1 a year

0

A 60 second spot at number of meetings  

0

0

0

Highlight company events and programs to members and followers via NAWBO-CIL calendar & social media

4

4

2

Directory listing on NAWBO-CIL website

Yes

Yes

Yes

Networking with women business owners

Yes

Yes

Yes

Access to women-owned businesses as suppliers and subcontractors

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sponsor local women business owner’s annual NAWBO membership via scholarship

0

0

0

Information and Libation event sponsor with 60 second spot

0

0

0

Proud NAWBO - Central Illinois Chapter Corporate Partner Logo

Yes

Yes

No