The Inland Northwest National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) won the Small Business Administration 2012 Women in Business champion of the year award for Washington and the Northwest region.
The award goes to the organization or individual who has fulfilled a commitment to the advancement of women’s business ownership and has supported legislative or regulatory action and other efforts to increase small business opportunities for women.
The Inland Northwest NAWBO is a chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). NAWBO, headquartered in the Washington, D.C., is the only dues-based national organization representing the interests of women entrepreneurs.
NAWBO-NW has over 90 members and corporate partners.
The champion award went to the Spokane chapter based on its efforts to increase business and financial opportunities for women and for efforts to strengthen the role of women business owners within the community.