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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.


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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. 


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NAWBO® Charlotte is a professional organization specifically designed to fuel the success of the 42,000 women-owned businesses in the greater Charlotte area.  Since 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO®) has been the front line of America’s 10.6 million women-owned businesses. The organization helps women across the U.S. move their businesses forward by sharing resources, providing education, and providing a single voice to define economic and public policy.  We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our organization, and to keep up with news about our chapter, members and partners. We hope you find interesting and helpful information, and we welcome your inquiries!

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