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July Speaker Series — Topic: “What Women Must Know About Banking Relationships”

July AWOB Presents Speaker Series

Topic: What Women Must Know About Banking Relationships
Wednesday, July 11th at 5pm at the Inn at Gig Harbor

As part of AWOB’s continued commitment to empower women entrepreneurs, the meeting is open to members and non-members.

Keynote Speaker, Don Brown, Sr., Relationship Manager and Vice President of South Puget Sound Business Banking Group for Key Bank, shares his expertise about what banks look for in building a business relationship and the importance of banking business credit. In addition, he’ll outline:

• how to work with a banker
• how to establish credit
• how to secure working capital
• how to build your business credit profile
• specifically what local resources are available for women-owned businesses

Don Brown is a Graduate of Pacific Lutheran University and has been in the financial services industry since 1995 and in business banking since 2004. His role as a Relationship Manager at Key Bank is to work with small businesses and small business owners to help provide financial resources they need to run their daily operations. His approach when working with business is getting to understand their individual business so he can become a vital partner. He is very familiar with Woman Owned Businesses and also  involved in the “Key For Women” program at Key Bank and recently participated in the  “Key For Women Forum” held in Tacoma.

AWOB’s monthly meetings feature a guest speaker on topics of interest to female entrepreneurs. AWOB welcomes owners, prospective owners and organizations who support women owners. “When you come to an AWOB meeting,” says Cheri Johnson, Program Co-Chair and President Elect. “You will meet other women business owners, share your challenges and experiences, and walk away with information that will take your business to the next level.”

This event is free to AWOB members and first-time guests – the charge to all others is $25, payable at the door. Attendees may bring a door prize to get a spotlight moment to promote their business. Business cards are drawn for door prizes

AWOB Meet Me After Hours follows this meeting in the restaurant at the Inn – offering time for attendees to converse and network more on a one-to-one.

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MORE ABOUT Alliance of Women Owned Businesses (AWOB):
Alliance of Women Owned Businesses is a membership driven non-profit organization formed for the purpose of supporting women-owned businesses in the West Sound and South Sound regions through inspiration, education and peer support. Membership is open to any woman who owns her own business, is a partner in a business, is an independent contractor (1099), or is thinking of starting a business.  Membership is also open to business students, retired business owners, non-profits or trade associations that support women who own their own businesses, and any non-business owner who wishes to lend support to the organization and its mission. “Our mission is to  empower women entrepreneurs to achieve higher levels of  business success. We provide our members with opportunities to hear excellent speakers, discuss timely subjects, meet other business owners while gaining insight and inspiration to grow a business.

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