January 2017 Newsletter


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                                                                 January 2017         



Dear NAWBO Sisters, 

Gina Hitchens

Happy New Year! In 2017 we continue to offer opportunities, educational and networking events designed to help you leverage, “The Power of Collaborations”. Here is a snippet of our upcoming first quarter events. It is our hope that you mark your calendars and make plans to attend!

Circle of LearningFriday, February 3, 2017, 8 to 11 am, Business Planning and Growth Workshop at the Dearborn Federal Credit Union(DFCU), 400 Town Center Drive, Dearborn, MI  (next to The Henry). Whether you are in the early stages of your business or ready for the next level of growth, this workshop will help you. Thanks to Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and DFCU for their sponsorship, we are able to offer this workshop at no charge. But you must pre-register. Seating is limited and filling up fast. Register here.

Members Only~ Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 8 to 9 am, Grow & Connect with NAWBO-GDC, at 26677 W. 12 Mile Rd, Southfield. Start your day networking and rekindling while you learn how to leverage your NAWBO membership so you can maximize your ROI. Meet members of the GDC Board and Committee Chairs. This isn't just for new members; veteran members are encouraged to attend. Space is limited, click here to register and reserve your spot.

Ladies Over Lunch~ Friday, March 3, 2017, 11:30 am  (first Friday of each month) 11:30a.m. Gather together with like-minded friends at the Skyline Club’s monthly Ladies over Lunch event!  Discuss current events, inspiring topics and industry specifics with NAWBO while dining at the Chef's table. $20 inclusive per person. RSVP by calling the Club: 248-350-9898. March Topic is Developing Strategic Business Collaborations. Skyline Club is located at 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075.

NAWBO-GDC's Top 10 Michigan Business Women's Awards -March 23, 2017 at Laurel Manor. Join us in celebrating this year's Top 10 Michigan Business Women. Our keynote speaker this year is Linda Mitchell, Senior Director, Microsoft Partner Evangelism Team. Go here to see who are the 2017 Honorees.

Welcome seven new members this month:

Sassa Akervall, Akervall Technologies Inc.

Harriet Cosby, Money Strategies & Associates, LLC

Rebecca Duckworth, Duckworth Construction & Concrete LLC

 Kira Jabri, E.M.M.A. International Consulting Group, Inc.

Hima Kolanagireddy, ASCII Group, LLC

Juliet Shrader, iVantage Group

Jane Sydlowski, AMI Strategies

Milestones~ I would like to recognize Tina Harmon of The Harmon Group & Mercury P&F and Michele Robinson of Lucido Morris Wealth Management on their 15th anniversary with NAWBO.

As always, keep us apprised of your business successes and accomplishments. Share it on our Facebook and Linked in pages. In addition, we have a membership section on the website where we want to post your good news. Just email admin@nawbogdc.org and we will make sure the correct people receive the information to promote YOU! 

I look forward to seeing you in February!

Questions or comments? Email me at President@nawbogdc.org

My best,

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Gina Goree Hitchens
26677 West Twelve Mile

Southfield, MI  48034
Email:    president@nawbogdc.org
Website: www.nawbogdc.org

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Kira Jabri
M.M.A. International Consulting Group, Inc.

E-mail: kira.jabri@emmainternational.com
Phone: (248) 987-8495
Address: 27600 Farmington Rd
Farmington Hills, MI, 48334-3364
Website: http://www.emmainternational.com

Kira Jabri, MPH, MSW is a co-founder of E.M.M.A. International Consulting Group, Inc. and serves as E.M.M.A. International’s Vice President and COO.  Mrs. Jabri has over sixteen years of experience as a healthcare professional culminating extensive experience and knowledge of regulatory needs of FDA regulated industries.  As Vice President and COO, Mrs. Jabri oversees all operational activities, project management, and strategic planning. 

Mrs. Jabri brings a unique perspective to the quality assurance and regulatory affairs profession by combining her knowledge and skills as a medical social worker and a public health practitioner.  This experience has allowed for Mrs. Jabri to become a unique regulatory affairs strategist working with pharmaceutical, medical device, and cosmetic companies to ensure the safety and efficiency of product development.  She works with E.M.M.A. International’s clients to assist in all phases of regulatory strategy and development.

Mrs. Jabri holds a Master of Public Health from Walden University, a Master of Social Work from Columbia University and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Social Work and Psychology from Cedar Crest College.  

 Member to Member Request: Looking for small conference room

Looking for small (seating 10) conference room to be used once a month, 2hrs in the evening, for 6 months. Conference room to be used for Communication Advantage Strategic Workshop - may consider reciprocal arrangement - enrollment for use of room.

Contact:Corinne Barringer M.A. CCC-SLp, 248.561.9520, info@barringerconsultants.com

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