FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Buffalo-Niagara Chapter Honors KeyBank with Visionary Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. January 12, 2015. Buffalo, New York


Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 13, at 5:30 pm, NAWBO Buffalo-Niagara is delighted to present its inaugural Visionary Award to KeyBank, one of its longest and most loyal supporters and an international supporter of women entrepreneurs.

Key4Women® is a nationwide community of entrepreneurial and executive women brought together by KeyBank to help them thrive. The program provides women business owners easier access to business capital, customized financial services, and networking opportunities with other successful women business owners.

“Awarding the Visionary Award to KeyBank reflects NAWBO’s deep gratitude for an institutional partner that long has provided support for women business owners.  Simply, NAWBO thanks KeyBank which has been a diamond level sponsor for over a decade” said Sabina Ramsey, president of NAWBO Buffalo-Niagara. “KeyBank’s support of female business owners and entrepreneurs reflects its deep commitment, and we feel fortunate to have an organization that believes in the mission of creating an environment for women business owners to thrive and prosper financially.”

The Visionary Awards dinner is being held at Banchetti’s by Rizzo at 5:30pm. The keynote speaker is Steven Finch, Plant Manager, General Motors Tonawanda Engine Plant. He will address what it takes to “Build an Extraordinary Team.”


Fast Facts

Who: Buffalo-Niagara Chapter, National Association of Women Business Owners

What: The Visionary Award Dinner, Celebrating Innovative & Inspired Leaders

Where: Banchetti By Rizzo’s, 550 N French Rd, Amherst, NY 14228

When: Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Sabina Ramsey, President NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Buffalo Niagara Sabina Ramsey is the elected President of NAWBO Buffalo Niagara year 2015/2016. She is also the Founder and Managing Partner of Insight International, a creative agency she launched in 2008. As a problem solver, leader, and strategic planner, Sabina leads Insight’s development of professional digital and traditional marketing programs for corporations, small businesses, nonprofits, and community initiatives. She holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Social Science from Linneaus University in Southern Sweden and has studied business and social sciences at the University of Ottawa and the IHM Business School. In 2013, she was selected as NAWBO’s member of the year, and she recently received Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives Elite Award.

Lisa Coppola, President-Elect NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Buffalo-Niagara Lisa A. Coppola, Esq. is an entrepreneur and attorney who partners with clients in business planning and dispute resolution, human resources counseling, charter school law, and government compliance matters. Lisa is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and an Upstate Super Lawyer and has been recognized by Business First as a Legal Elite, Woman of Influence, and Woman Who Means Business.  In 2015, Lisa became the first WNY attorney to receive the New York State Bar Association’s Outstanding Pro Bono Volunteer Award. She also is a partner in Western New York’s premier garden design and installation firm, The English Gardener.

The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by strengthening the wealth-creating capacity of its members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community; creating innovative and effective change in the business culture; building strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations; and transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers.

The Buffalo-Niagara Chapter of NAWBO has been helping women entrepreneurs thrive since 1994. It is the premier organization for Buffalo-Niagara’s diverse range of women-owned businesses, fostering a network of women entrepreneurs, articulating its strong voice on important advocacy issues, and providing high-quality educational programs for a dynamic and diverse group of women business owners and chapter partners. NAWBO Buffalo Niagara is a leading advocate for emerging and established women business owners who aspire to higher levels of opportunity, challenge, and success.


For further information, contact: Lisa Coppola at or 716-536-4442.