We believe that the more opportunities you have to tell others about your business, the more your business will flourish! We provide numerous opportunities both online and offline.

Member Profile - Your image and background / professional profile is shared in order for members to learn more about you as well as others that view our site.

Business Profile - Our member business owners represent a diverse set of industries and are of various sizes. You have the opportunity to have your company profiled on the web right here!

Calendar of Events - This calendar communicates all of our chapter events, but it is also for you too. If you have an event that you would like members and other viewers of the site to know about, let the newsletter team know and it will be published for you. The calendar is great because you can automatically add entries to your calendar with a click of a button.

Links to Your Online Information - If you have a web site or a blog, you have an opportunity to have a link and description listed.

Development of You and Your Staff

Monthly Programs - The third Wednesday of the month, the Chapter meets for networking, dinner and a program. The Program and Education Committee builds programs that are of interest to active membership.  Meetings are open to members and non-members are invited to attend to see what we are all about!

In-Person Networking Opportunities

Monthly Meetings - As stated above the Chapter meets once a month for networking, dinner and a program.  There is a networking time prior to our meeting and our members insure that any new attendee is introduced and welcomed.  Repeated networking is one of the elements of a successful business.

Partnership with Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce - You can attend any of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce events as a NAWBO member.

Online Social Networking Opportunities

LinkedIN Networking - The Central Illinois chapter actively uses LinkedIN as a way to grow their businesses.

FACEBOOK - The Central Illinois chapter has a Facebook page.  We keep those who have "liked" us updated via this page.  In addition, we will post our programs, business wisdom, member information and other programs that might be of interest to those who frequent our page.  Be sure to "like" us now to keep in the know.

Recognition for Your Accomplishments

Awards Nominations - If you are eligible for an award in the community or in your industry, the NAWBO Central Illinois chapter has a committee that will help you navigate and submit a nomination for that award.

Celebration ArticlesAny time you have something to celebrate, let the newsletter team know and we will make sure to let chapter membership know and celebrate with you.

PR and Media Room - If you have news to share and have put it in the form of a press release, we will be happy to post it on our media room.

Nawbo Member Benefits

NAWBO National offers benefits based on its member-oriented mission statement.

Strengthen: Work with NAWBO to grow your business

Create: Igniting change that helps our members succeed

Build: Increasing partnerships for women entrepreneurs

Transform: Add your voice to a national movement

Members can access a variety of educational and networking opportunities through our local chapter. If you are interested in becoming a member or a sponsor please contact us.


Diversity Statement

In principle and in practice, NAWBO values and seeks a diverse and inclusive membership. NAWBO shall seek full participation in the organization by all women business owners regardless of race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability. NAWBO's goal is to fully represent the diverse makeup of the women business owner community through increased representation within ethnic and minority communities and to expand access to leadership opportunities.