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  • 29 Jul 2011 2:43 PM | Anonymous
    The producers of Canada’s top-rated entertainment program, Dragons’ Den, are looking for struggling Canadian companies to participate in an exciting new business show. In this new series, some of the country’s top investors will spend their time and money to help these Canadian companies get back on their feet.

    This new series will offer business owners a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: the chance to meet a top-notch investor who could provide the boost that their companies need to survive – AND thrive.

    To top it off, the selected businesses will receive invaluable exposure, with the opportunity to showcase their companies to a national television audience.

    What kind of companies can apply?
    • Must have been in operation for at least three to five years or more
    • Gross revenue of $500,000 per year (average)
    • More than five employees
    • Privately held business, family business, partnerships, limited partnerships
    • Must be willing to commit to being filmed on camera for up to a two-week period
    • A business registered in Canada
    • Fluent English speakers
    What are the benefits of applying?
    • Get FREE top-notch business consultation: marketing, sales, inventory, financing, staffing, etc.
    • All experts will visit the businesses personally – no travel necessary
    • It’s a chance to get an investment or loan to help the business when other sources have been exhausted
    All interested applicants must apply by Aug. 12, 2011.

    To apply, please e-mail bigdecision@cbc.ca for more information. Please include your name, company name and contact information.

    Click here to see the press release from CBC.
  • 24 Jun 2011 2:43 PM | Anonymous

    NLOWE is currently recruiting business professionals to serve as judges for its 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

    Interested persons must be a member of the business community of Newfoundland and Labrador, either as a current or former business owner or employee of a company or organization that works with and/or provides services for business owners. Award nominees may not serve as award judges; however, previous award winners and nominees are eligible. Expressions of interest are encouraged from all regions of the province.

    Award judges will serve as members of selection committees for individual awards and will evaluate and score all eligible applications from nominees. Judges will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to viewing award applications and to indicate the business sector in which they are involved in order to protect the competitive interests of award nominees.

    Persons interested in serving as a judge for NLOWE’s 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards should contact Susan White, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, with the following information by Friday, July 8:

    • Name
    • Business/organization name
    • Business sector
    • Contact information (e-mail and daytime telephone number)
    • No more than one paragraph outlining your qualifications and interest in serving as an award judge

    Judging is expected to take place in late August 2011.

    Inquiries and submissions may be directed to:

    Susan White
    Marketing & Communications Coordinator
    Phone: 709.754.5555 ext. 232
    Toll-free: 1.888.NLOWE.11
    E-mail: swhite@nlowe.org
  • 16 Jun 2011 2:18 PM | Anonymous
    Canada's largest celebration of entrepreneurial achievement by women is back!

    The 13th annual ranking of the PROFIT W100: Canada's Top Female Entrepreneurs is the definitive list of Canada's leading women-owned and women-run businesses. The list ranks applicants by a combination of company size, growth rate and operating profitability. Winners enjoy many benefits including coverage in the November issue of PROFIT as well as invitations to the PROFIT W100 Idea Exchange and Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Gala.

    Nominate your business or that of an entrepreneur you admire by calling 1.800.713.GROW or complete on online ballot at www.PROFITguide.com/w100ballot.

    The nomination deadline is Thursday, June 30.
  • 08 Jun 2011 2:50 PM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)
    The search is underway for the country’s most outstanding women entrepreneurs.

    The call for nominations is now open for Royal Bank of Canada’s Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.

    These awards provide national recognition to Canada’s women entrepreneurs, whose successful businesses and achievements contribute to the Canadian and global economies as well as to their communities.

    Award categories include:
    •  Deloitte Start-up Award;
    •  HKMB Hub Impact Award;
    •  RBC Momentum Award;
    •  TPH Sustainability Award;
    •   Bell Trailblazer Award; and
    •   PROFIT Award for Excellence in

    To nominate, call 1.800.354.3303.

    The deadline for nominations is Thursday, June 16.

  • 20 May 2011 4:11 PM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)
    Congratulations to Anne Whelan, Executive Director and President of CareGivers Inc., on being named one of Atlantic Canada's top 50 CEOs by Atlantic Business Magazine!

    Anne was the winner of NLOWE's Visionary Award in 2010.

    Read more here.
  • 29 Apr 2011 5:43 AM | Julieanne Reddy (Administrator)
    On March 31, 2011, NLOWE held its Annual General Meeting in Corner Brook. During this meeting, the membership was informed that the two motions put forth for a vote would be tabled in order to give the entire membership an opportunity to vote on the motions. These motions were regarding the board structure and awards process.

    Voting ballots for these two motions were mailed to voting members on Wednesday, April 27. Voting members are asked to return their ballots via fax or mail on or before 4:30 p.m. (4 p.m. in Labrador) on  May 20. Votes received at the office after this time will not be counted.

    If you are a voting member and do not receive your voting package, or if you have questions about your membership category, please contact Judy Raske at 709.754.5555 ext. 234.

    As requested by the members at the AGM, NLOWE's Board of Directors will host a round table discussion regarding these motions on Friday, May 13 from 2-4 p.m. in the training room at NLOWE head office in St. John's. For members who are unable to attend in person, please contact the board member in your region if you would like to discuss the motions in further detail.

    Click here for a list of board members.

  • 13 Apr 2011 10:32 AM | Anonymous

    NLOWE is pleased to announce the call for nominations for its 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

    The deadline to nominate a deserving woman business owner from your community is Friday, May 13.

    Click on the Awards tab for more information!

  • 09 Mar 2011 7:29 AM | Anonymous

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs, I would like to congratulate Paula Sheppard on her new position as NLOWE's Executive Director.


    Paula has been with the organization since 2004 and has worked closely with the former Executive Director as Assistant Director since 2006. During these years, Paula's contribution has been pivotal, working on initiatives and programming to help women entrepreneurs succeed in the provincial economy.


    We look forward to Paula bringing a fresh perspective, yet experienced insight into the needs and challenges of women in business in Newfoundland and Labrador, and we look forward to working with Paula in the her new role.


    We wish Paula much luck and offer our best wishes as she guides NLOWE to continued success.


    Karen Noftall

    President, Board of Directors

  • 05 Mar 2011 9:22 AM | Anonymous

    Regretfully I wish to announce that I have decided to pursue other opportunities and will be leaving the position of Executive Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE), effective March 4.   


    During the past decade, the organization has undergone numerous changes and has developed into a well-respected leader in the provincial business community. I am proud to have been part of such a groundbreaking organization and to have worked with the very talented women that are part of NLOWE.   


    I am extremely pleased to announce that Paula Sheppard will be assuming the role of Executive Director as of March 7. Paula brings to the position almost seven years of experience with NLOWE as Assistant Director. She is equally committed to helping women in this province start and grow successful, leading-edge businesses, and I am confident that under her direction NLOWE will continue to experience great success.  


    I would like to take the opportunity to thank our funders, particularly ACOA and the government of Newfoundland and Labrador, for their continued support, the board of directors for their vision and guidance, our clients and members, and most especially the staff of NLOWE. I have had the great privilege of working with an exceptional group of women; the success of the organization has largely been due to their hard work and dedication over the years.  


    Thank you again and I wish NLOWE and our clients and members every success for the future.


    Warm regards,



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