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Congratulations to our 2018 Women in Business Award Winners!

Woman Business Owner:
Debbie Peterson
Money Counts

As owner of Money Counts, Deborah has turned her passion of helping people unleash their money’s hidden potential into a successful financial planning firm. Drawing from her 18 years of experience in banking and project management, she specializes in creating personal cash flow strategies that have her clients meet today’s needs while building for their futures. For Deborah, “Success is not about the money you have in the bank–it is about enabling you to live the life you want–now and in the future.”



Rising Star:
Crystal Cliff
Phoenix Moon Acupuncture & Apothecary

Crystal is a former police officer and massage therapist turned Licensed Acupuncturist, Oriental Medicine practitioner and advocate of Daoist Classical Chinese Medicine healing philosophies and methods. Out of her own journey back from a Traumatic Brain Injury, Crystal has developed new treatments that significantly increase her patients’ ability to regain near-normal functioning. She is driven by her passion to create wellness and continues to explore ways of blending ancient medicines with modern ailments while honoring her Daoist and Shamanist lineage.

Each year NAWBO Charlotte awards two women business owners with prestigious awards.  These women are nominated by you, and a panel of judges interviews each candidate finalist to choose the final winner. Read more about this year’s awards and all our finalists: 2018 Women Business Owner Awards.



IN THE NEWS: NAWBO Charlotte past president Penny Benkeser appeared on WJZY’s Good Day Charlotte with co-host Barbara Pinson. During October’s National Women’s Small Business Month, Penny shared information on the 92,000 women-owned businesses in the Charlotte metro area and the chapter’s 2nd Annual Success in the City event held on October 26.  FOX CHARLOTTE


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