Announcing NAWBO Greater Detroit 25th Anniversary Honoring Women in Business Southfield, Michigan: Join us for the 25th Anniversary celebration of NAWBO’s Annual Top 10 Michigan Business Women Awards and Silent Auction on March 28, 2019. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Excel, our 501(c)3 arm which provides on-going education, support and mentoring programs for girls as they start or grow successful business. This year’s event marks the 25th anniversary of recognizing and honoring influential women in business. The evening begins with highly coveted items at our silent auction, then proceeds with cocktails, a delicious menu and a motivational message delivered by our keynote speaker Barbara McQuade, former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan and current U of M Law Professor and legal analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. We will bring together women entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and community leaders for a time of comradery, recognition and celebration. Our organizational theme for the year is “Connect with the Past, Learn from the Present and Grow into the Future.”, says NAWBO GDC President, Priscilla Archangel. Our Presenting Sponsor for the evening is General Motors who has generously supported NAWBO GDC’s initiatives for the past several years. Additional sponsors include Comerica, Comcast Business, UHY and Productions Plus. NAWBO-GDC values its long- term relationship with all of its partners who support various initiatives and we are excited to introduce this year’s remarkable Michigan women who are making a difference in their companies, in Michigan and in the local economy. This year’s Mistress of Ceremony is Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist Paula Tutman. The venue for this year’s event will be the beautiful Somerset Inn - Banquet & Conference Center located at 2601 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy, Michigan 48084. Suggested Attire: Cocktail Reception 5:00 p.m. Doors Open/Silent Auction 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. VIP Reception (tickets required) 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dinner and Top 10 Awards Program Sponsorship and Advertising opportunities available. Tickets and tables available for purchase at: www.nawbogdc.org. or by calling 313-961-4748 or email at email@example.com. Tickets $125.00 Member Dinner and Awards Program Only (6:30 pm) $150.00 Member VIP Reception, Dinner and Awards Program Registration $165.00 Non-Member Dinner and Awards Program Only (6:30pm) $185.00 Non-Member VIP Reception, Dinner and Awards Program The following awards and honorees will be recognized during this event: Award Category Honoree – Company Emerging Business - Regina Gaines - House of Pure Vin Millennial Entrepreneur - ReeJade Richmond - Search for Her Existence, Inc. Giving Spirit - Dr. Geneva Williams - Dr. Geneva Speaks Warrior - Margery Krevsky Dosey - Productions Plus - The Talent Shop Innovation - Kieara Johnson - Charge Bot Pinnacle - Laurie Sall - Laurie Sall & Associates Diversity Champion Corporate - Linzie Venegas - The Ideal Group *Diversity Champion Business Owner - Taryn Sulkes - Eagle Specialties *Diversity Champion Business Owner - Linda Torakis - MVC Words of Wisdom - Pam Perry- Pam Perry PR NAWBO/EXCEL Young Entrepreneur - Sophia Garcia - Bagley Salsa Company Greater Good Award - Barbara McQuade - Former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan *There are 2 Diversity Champion Business Owner honorees. The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), headquartered in Washington, DC is the only dues-based national organization. NAWBO is the unified voice off over 9 million women-owned businesses in the United States. The organization has over 60 chapters across the United States and approximately 5,000 members and is affiliated with Les Femmes Chefs d' Enterprises Mondiales (World Association of Women Entrepreneurs). Visit nawbogdc.org.