The Red Affair Luncheon by NAWBO Phoenix Was a Blast! by Lynette Carrington The Red Affair Luncheon by NAWBO Phoenix, December 14 at Hilton Scottsdale ResortIt was an affair to remember on December 14 at Scottsdale Hilton Resort as the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) gathered its esteemed members, guests, and present and past organization leadership to celebrate the power the accomplishments of women in business. NAWBO also took the opportunity during the Red Affair to hold a raffle to benefit the Women’s Enterprise Foundation. Some of the raffle items included exciting gift baskets, Southwest Airlines Ticket vouchers, pampering items, artwork and much more. NAWBO’s current president, Phaedra Earhart took the time to acknowledge the importance of the organization’s work and the love that it has for all of its members. There was also a VIP table that was occupied by many of the past presidents of NAWBO and the guests at the Red Affair acknowledged their support and gratefulness for many years of outstanding leadership. Earhart also encouraged everyone in the room to remember to acknowledge someone every day during the holiday season, whether it was military personnel, a homeless person, or someone just having a bad day. The entire room was inspired to take up the challenge and there was a palpable positive energy in the room. While nearly 150 guests dined on an outstanding lunch, comedian Jill Kimmel took the stage to entertain the guests. The international comedian did a perfectly timed routine that touched on everything from weight loss and divorce to parenting teenagers, texting and the joys and downsides of frizzy hair. Who are we kidding? She talked about as much as she possibly could. The guests were laughing from start to finish! The comedian extraordinaire will next head off to the Middle East to entertain the troops during the holidays.About NAWBONational Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the voice of America's 10.6 million women-owned businesses. Since 1975, NAWBO has helped women evolve their businesses by sharing resources and providing a single voice to shape economic and public policy. NAWBO is the only dues-based national organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs in all types of businesses. There are chapters of NAWBO in almost every metropolitan area. NAWBO is represented in 33 countries across the world through its affiliation with Les Femmes Chefs d' Enterprises Mondiales (World Association of Women Entrepreneurs). NAWBO's strength comes from the diversity of its membership – all sizes from sole proprietorship to hundreds of employees; every industry from construction, importers, retailers to service providers - and in all areas of the country. Membership is open to sole proprietors, partners and corporate owners with day-to-day management responsibility. Active members who live in a chapter area automatically join both chapter and national. There is an At-Large Chapter for the women business owners outside the chapter areas. NAWBO Phoenix Metro Chapter is located at 7949 E. Acoma Dr. #207, Scottsdale. Visit www.nawbophx.org or call (480) 289-5768 for additional information.