Monica Smiley Named To Greater Raleigh National Association Of Women Business Owners Expert Panel

From: MMI ASSOCIATES, INC.
Published: Thu May 17 2007


Monica Smiley, editor and publisher of Enterprising Women, has been named to the Greater Raleigh National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) expert panel. As a part of the "What Women Business Owners Want: A Call to Action" event, the expert panel will discuss important issues including healthcare, government procurement and taxation. The annual event will be held on Wednesday, May 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Capital City Club, in Raleigh. Other panelists include state Sen. Janet Cowell and Gregg Thompson, State director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Member tickets can be purchased for $25 and non-member tickets for $35. For more information or to register for the event, call (919) 424-8248 or visit http://nawbo-raleigh.org.

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News Facts:

∑ Monica Smiley, editor and publisher of Enterprising Women has been named to the Greater Raleigh National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) expert panel.
∑ Monica Smiley is the editor and publisher of Enterprising Women, a national magazine that is considered the voice of entrepreneurial women.
∑ As a part of the "What Women Business Owners Want: A Call to Action," the expert panel will discuss important issues including healthcare, government procurement and taxation.
∑ Other panelists include Janet Cowell, North Carolina State Senator and Gregg Thompson, State Director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
∑ The annual event will be held on Wednesday, May 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Capital City Club, located in Raleigh.
∑ Member tickets can be purchased for $25 and non-member tickets for $35. For more information or register, call (919) 424-8248 or visit www.nawbo-raleigh.org.

Quotes:
"I am honored to participate in NAWBOís expert panel," said Smiley. "This event is a great opportunity for me to offer my expertise in some of the most important issues women business owners face everyday."

About Monica Smiley:
Monica Smiley is editor and publisher of Enterprising Women, a national magazine that is considered the voice of entrepreneurial women. She also serves as chief executive officer of Enterprising Women Inc., the magazineís parent publishing company. Originally started in the early 1990s, Smiley and her team bought the trademark rights to the Enterprising Women name in 1999 and launched the publication under new ownership in May 2000. The co-owner and president of a marketing communications and publication consulting firm since 1984, Smiley has more than 25 years of magazine publishing experience, managing consumer and trade titles in industries as diverse as personal investing, photography, and health and beauty. The mother of two sons, Austin, 17, and Alex, 14, she is also a step-mom to three grown children and has three grandchildren.

About Enterprising Women Magazine:
Enterprising Women, headquartered in Cary, NC, is the nationís only women-owned magazine published exclusively for women business owners that chronicles the growing political, economic and social influence and power of entrepreneurial women. The magazine provides a friendly meeting place, a public forum, and a national stage for the critical issues confronting womenís businesses and daily lives from the unique perspectives and experiences of entrepreneurial women. For more information, please visit http://www.enterprisingwomen.com or call 919-362-1551.

About the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO):
NAWBO as the "voice of women," aids countless women-owned businesses by offering shared resources and public policy lobbying. The organizationís mission is to facilitate growth and development for women business owners through programs that encourage networking, education, support and mentoring. Membership is available to sole proprietors, partners and corporate owners. For more information visit http://www.nawbo-raleigh.org.

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Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
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patty@mmimarketing.com

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