The San Antonio Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) celebrated a milestone year for the chapter on July 13, 2016 at a luncheon held at Oak Hills Country Club.
President Christina Heaney began the event with positive news as the San Antonio Chapter moves up the ladder of influence and is now 15th overall in the nation with active membership numbers. Next, Heaney presented Shirley Crandall of Crandall & Associates with the NAWBO Member of the Year Award. The chapter celebrated a year of success after hosting a noteworthy national convention for NAWBO.
Keynote speaker, Renee Flores, Regional Vice President of External and Legislative Affairs for A T & T, reviewed her three part plan to focus on economic development in San Antonio by keeping current businesses in San Antonio; assisting to grow current businesses, and seeking to recruit new businesses for the area, particularly in the cyber security professions. She encouraged the organization to work together and put differences behind. “We need to maximize the value each of us brings to the workplace,” she said. “We need to own it!”
She encouraged the group of predominantly local business owners to use their influence in the marketplace to make a positive difference. “You can offer jobs and be a voice for other women,” she said. She complimented NAWBO for their aggressive scholarship and mentoring programs.
NAWBO San Antonio is ready to take on these challenges after new leadership was officially sworn in by Chief Justice Sandee Bryan Marmion adding a serious and professional touch to the event.