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Women business owners meeting set for June 2 

Central Coast Chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners will have three local business women share the secrets of their success

The Central Coast California chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) will meet Friday, June 2nd from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. for lunch at the San Luis Obispo Country Club. Guests are welcome to attend.

A Local Business Success Panel will include Diana Gabriel, Co-founder of A Change of A Dress, Mary Verdin, President and Chief Strategy Officer of Verdin Marketing, and Jennifer Idler, Human Resources and Events Manger at Idler’s Home. “Women business owners encounter unique challenges,” said Dawn Goonetilleke, President of the NAWBO Central Coast Chapter, “and we’re grateful these women are eager to share their perspective and experience to help us all navigate these challenges and be successful.”

Verdin, who founded her firm in 2003 based on the Central Coast, says “I love the opportunity to share ideas with other women business owners. I always gain as much as I give, and appreciate the supportive environment of women helping women.” Idler, whose family business was established on the Central Coast in 1954, notes that “encouraging personal growth in the work place, home and community is a priority amongst helping women business owners.”

The luncheon event will include opportunities for attendees to network with other business owners. NAWBO CCC is a local chapter of a national organization dedicated to helping female entrepreneurs succeed. According to Heather Moreno, a Board Member of the Central Coast Chapter, the organization focuses on being purposeful, effective, courageous advocates for women business owners.

Reservations at least one week in advance of luncheon are $25 for members, $35 for non-members. Reservations can be made by email to For information on joining NAWBO with its networking opportunities visit and click on Membership.

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