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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NAWBOSac Featured on Fox40 + Nominations for OWL Awards Now Open!

Sacramento, CA -June 24, 2015 – The National Association of Women Business Owners Sacramento Valley (NAWBO-Sac) was featured on Fox40 Sacramento, on Tuesday’s morning segment, represented by Uduak Oduok, the 2015 Outstanding Women Leader Awards (OWL Awards) Event Chair. In the segment, Oduok discussed the rise of women business owners in Sacramento and the OWL Awards.
The number of women-owned firms in the Sacramento region is nearly 60,000 (59,200), an increase from 56,700 in 2014, according to a 2015 “State of Women-Owned Businesses Report,” commissioned by American Express OPEN.
Those businesses produced combined annual revenue of $9.4 billion, up from $8.5 billion in 2014.
NAWBO-Sac’s OWL Awards, which is now open for nominations, is a prestigious event established in 1997 to honor the achievements and accomplishments of some of Sacramento Valley’s most hard working and successful women entrepreneurs who have excelled in business and community leadership.
On October 15th, 2015, members of Sacramento Valley’s influential business and leadership community, among many, will gather for the annual event to honor these winners and learn from their inspiring stories. The event will be hosted by KFBK radio personality Kitty O’Neal; and will be held at The Double Tree Hotel in Sacramento.
The deadline for nominations is August 1st, 2015 and one woman will be chosen in each of the following categories:
Woman on the Way Award: Up and coming business owner, less than 5 years in business
 Woman Innovator Award: Successful business owner in a non-traditional business
 Luminary Award: An individual lighting the way for others
 Executive Woman Award:Senior level corporate woman
 Vision Award:
An organization whose vision provides opportunities for girls or women
 Wise Woman Award:
Business Woman of the Year
Achievement Against All Odds: 
Success despite unfavorable circumstances
To view the NAWBOSac’s feature on Fox 40, please visit http://fox40.com/2015/06/23/women-business-owners-are-on-the-rise/
For more details and to nominate an outstanding woman for the OWL Awards, please visit http://www.nawbo-sac.org.
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For further press inquiries and/or for interviews with Monica Nainsztein Rodriguez, President of NAWBO-Sac, about the OWL Awards, please contact Uduak Oduok, Esq. at media@nawbo-sac.org.

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