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Melissa Lagowski Named NAWBO Chicago Executive Director

Posted on August 23, 2019

Melissa Lagowski, owner of Big Buzz Idea Group and longtime NAWBO Chicago member, will serve as the Executive Director for NAWBO Chicago.

In the fall of 2004, Melissa started Big Buzz Idea Group to provide outsourcing support to nonprofits so they could focus on the strategy needed to execute the organization’s vision and mission. Whether the need is to help with a specific project or a more robust full-service solution, Big Buzz Idea Group provides the resources, talent and expertise to reduce the stress of operating a successful nonprofit organization. Originally focused on event services, Big Buzz Idea Group has since expanded to offer full management services including general administration, bookkeeping, communications, database management and event services, all of which Big Buzz Idea Group performs for the chapter.

“NAWBO Chicago exists to support female entrepreneurs. As a woman business owner and the Executive Director for NAWBO Chicago, I want women to step into their own voice and provide them the resources to grow their businesses,” Lagowski said.

The Chicago Area Chapter of NAWBO empowers business owners to thrive through connection, resources and support. It helps women connect to decision makers and build meaningful relationships, have access to business and procurement opportunities, and advance through collaboration, knowledge and best practices.

“NAWBO is about bringing together like-minded women to form a community that members can rely on for guidance and leadership,” Lagowski said. “Our goal this year is to grow our community and create leaders for our world.”

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