National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), San Diego Chapter Announces New Board of Directors for 2005-2006; NAWBO San Diego's New Board Members Represent Numerous Industries and Communities Throughout San Diego

SAN DIEGO--()--July 20, 2005--The National Association of Women Business Owners, San Diego Chapter, announces its new board of directors at their regular monthly luncheon/annual installation meeting on Wednesday, July 20th at the Hilton Mission Valley. Bobbi Becker, VP, External Affairs, from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, is the keynote speaker and performs the honors of installing the new board.

The 2005-2006 NAWBO San Diego board members include -

-- President Oreda Chin, president of Chin-Up Electric in San Diego

-- Past President Alicia Owens, CPA with Lanning And Owens in La Mesa

-- Administrative Vice President Debbie Mendes, owner of Coastal Air, Inc. in Oceanside

-- Corporate Partners, Elfrieda Peggins, Advantage Printing of San Diego, Inc.

-- Membership Chair, Beth Goodman, BG Lifecoaching for Women in Oceanside

-- Public Policy (Government Affairs), Shirley Park of Park Properties in San Diego

-- Public Relations Co-Chair Beth Walsh, co-owner of Clearpoint Agency PR and Marketing in Solana Beach

-- Public Relations Co-Chair Bonnie Shaw, co-owner of Clearpoint Agency PR and Marketing in Solana Beach

-- Newsletter chair, Cynthia Jones, Avatar Legal in San Diego

-- Secretary Liz Morrison, LizWrites in San Diego

-- Strategic Alliance Co-Chairs, Dani Apgar of Administaff San Diego

-- Strategic Alliance Co-Chairs, Jocelyn Tice of Administaff San Diego

-- Treasurer Sheila Inman, owner, Electric Cafe in San Diego

-- Chapter Administrator, Carolyn Morrow, Framan & Smith Communications in San Diego

"The new board is a talented and successful group of women entrepreneurs. NAWBO is fortunate to have their insights and leadership as our organization expands its membership, community events, and outreach to women business owners throughout the region," said Alicia Owens, past president for NAWBO San Diego.

Women entrepreneurs in San Diego County own 38% of all businesses. They employ 41% of the county's workers. They generate over $26 billion in sales. Nationwide, women own nearly eight million businesses, or more than a third of all American companies. Minority women-owned firms are increasing at triple the national rate.

NAWBO is a nonprofit organization dedicated to researching and meeting the needs of women business owners worldwide. It has 8,000 members worldwide and California NAWBO has nine chapters with over 1,000 members. The San Diego Chapter has more than 100 members. Membership is open to sole proprietors, partners and corporate owners with day-to-day management responsibility. Active members who live in a chapter area automatically join both the chapter and national.

NAWBO San Diego membership benefits include monthly meetings with educational speakers and networking with peers and prospects, award celebrations, training conferences, leadership and management training, local public relations exposure and access to a state and national network of women business owners.

NAWBO Mission: To promote, support and educate women business owners in achieving success.

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