SOURCE: National Association of Women Business Owners Orange County (NAWBO-OC)

National Association of Women Business Owners Orange County (NAWBO-OC)

March 20, 2014 11:00 ET

National Association of Women Business Owners Orange County Opens Nominations for 2014 Remarkable Women Awards

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwired - March 20, 2014) - The National Association of Women Business Owners Orange County (NAWBO-OC), the premier organization for Orange County women business owners, today announced that nominations are now being accepted for their 2014 Remarkable Women Awards.

This year's awards event will honor Orange County women in three categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement;
  • Business Owner of the Year;
  • Entrepreneur to Watch.

Nominees for the Lifetime Achievement category must have maintained at least 20 years of continuous business ownership, may have owned one or more businesses during this time frame, and currently is a majority (50% or more) owner of her company.

A woman nominated for Business Owner of the Year will have propelled her company to the next level of success through a significant business accomplishment in the past 12 months. She has been in her business for at least 5 years.

Entrepreneur to Watch nominees must have founded their business 5 years ago or less and are a majority owner (50% or more). Nominees should have demonstrated exemplary entrepreneurial achievement, be well-rounded businesswomen, a success story, and role model for others to emulate.

For all categories, the businesses of the nominees and winners must be based in Orange County, or the nominees and winners must reside in Orange County. Nominations close April 25, 2014. More information and nomination forms can be found at

Winners will be honored at the 2014 Remarkable Women Gala to be held the evening of Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the Marriott Hotel, Irvine, CA. This year's theme of "Puttin' on the Ritz" features a silent auction, entertainment and dancing along with surprises for attendees. The annual event draws over 600 attendees and attracts prominent Orange County business professionals, corporate partners, affiliate partners, media, members and guests. Proceeds support NAWBO-OC professional development programs including NAWBO-OC's signature mentoring program as well as other initiatives for NAWBO-OC members.

"Our Remarkable Women Gala is our signature annual event, and this year it promises to be bigger and better than ever," said NAWBO-OC President Elect, Dee Elliott. "The gala allows us to prominently feature women who have made significant contributions to the Orange County business community. Through the inspiring stories of our winners, attendees learn first-hand how successful women dared to create their companies and establish solid and growing enterprises, all while following their dreams -- and in the process becoming extraordinary examples of making an impact in Orange County."

Tickets go on sale April 1, 2014. Call 714.630.2983 for more information or visit


Founded in 1991, the National Association of Women Business Owners Orange County (NAWBO-OC) is dedicated to providing business and professional development, informational resources, educational programs and workshops, networking and strategic relationships for nearly 300 members. NAWBO-OC is committed to empowering, encouraging and developing women-owned businesses by positioning its members for profits, power and the passionate pursuit of excellence. Visit

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