Best Cities for Jobs in 2020

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There are many reasons one might choose to move to another state, but a common motivation is finding a state that offers many opportunities for higher-paying jobs. Glassdoor is helping citizens in their search of the best state for increasing their economic independence with the recent release of their Best Cities for Jobs 2020 Report, released this week. 

The report identifies the U.S. metros with the highest overall Glassdoor City Score on a comparison of the 50 most populated metros, which weighs factors such as, hiring opportunity (i.e., the ratio of active job openings to population), cost of living (i.e., the ratio of the median base salary to median home value) and job satisfaction. Each region is scored on a 5-point scale (with 5 being best city for a job, and 1 indicating worst city for a job). 

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Know the Rules of the Game Ⓡ for Invisible Female Veterans

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Listen now for an all new episode of the Know the Rules of the GameⓇ podcast about Invisible Female Veterans with your host Desiree Patno, CEO & President of NAWRB, and special guest Erica Courtney, President, Zulu Time, Founder, 2020vet, Inc., U.S. Army Aviation, Major NATO Gender Advisor. Listen here: or listen on YouTube here!

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House Committee on Financial Services Holding Large Banks Accountable


Honorable Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services, and Honorable Joyce Beatty, Chair of the Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, recently released a report titled, “Diversity and Inclusion: Holding America’s Large Banks Accountable,” which serves as a deep dive into the actions the Committee will take regarding the diversity practices of financial services and a guide for banks and other financial institutions to follow. 

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WHER Chat: SBA Disaster Assistance for California Small Businesses Economically Impacted by Severe Storms & Flooding


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza announced the SBA is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses in California regions that have been economically impacted by the severe storms and flooding that occurred in San Bernardino County Nov. 27- Dec. 1, 2019. The disaster declaration was made on Feb. 12, 2020, following a request from Governor Gavin Newsom’s representative Mark S. Ghilarducci. 

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Nominations Open: 2020 NAWRB Leadership Awards – Symposium: Women’s Equality in the New Century

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Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the 2020 NAWRB Leadership Awards, honoring women leaders in the housing ecosystem who are utilizing their expertise and passion to break glass ceilings in the corporate world and facilitate the growth of their local communities. Award winners will receive their awards during the 2020 NAWRB Symposium, “Women’s Equality in the New Century,” on September 29th, 2020 at the Resort of Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, California.

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SBA Funding Competition for Training Women Veteran Entrepreneurs – Deadline: March 17th

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that nonprofit organizations, state and local agencies, and higher learning institutions are eligible to compete for funding up to $300,000 for delivering entrepreneurship training to women service members, women veterans and women military spouses. 

Up to six awardees will receive a total of the aforementioned funding amount in grants administered by the SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development for participating in the Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program. The funds are intended to cover costs of education women service members, women veterans and women military spouses who are currently or interested in starting their own business. 

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NDILC Member Tami Bonnell, CEO of EXIT Realty, Included in 2020 Swanepeol Power 200 List


Congratulations to NDILC Member Tami Bonnell, CEO of EXIT Realty, for being recognized as one the the Most Powerful Leaders in Residential Real Estate by Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200). Tami was ranked alongside fellow EXIT Realty coworker Steve Morris, Founder and Chairman of EXIT Realty. The overall 2020 Leadership Rankings, the Power 200, ranks the most powerful leaders in the residential real estate brokerage industry as at December 31, 2019, with adjustments made only for the major leadership announcements made after that date.

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Happy Valentine’s Day from NAWRB!

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NAWRB would like to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day, a day for celebrating love of all types—romantic, platonic, familial and even self-love! Several dozens of roses, numerous boxes of chocolates and gifts are exchanged across the globe, but how did this tradition begin?

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Know the Rules of the Game® for Couples in Business

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Listen now for an all new episode of the Know the Rules of the GameⓇ podcast with your host Desiree Patno, CEO & President of NAWRB, and special guest Jay Jones, Desiree’s husband and business partner. Desiree and Jay discuss what it’s like being married for 29 years and how they navigate as a couple in business together.

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The 20 Healthiest States in the U.S.

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24/7 Tempo released their report titled “The Healthiest States in America,” which examines the top twenty healthiest states in America from data analysis of the United Health Foundation’s 2019 Health Rankings report. Factors that they used to determine which states deserved a bill of good health included healthy behaviors, quality of healthcare, health policy, the presence of diseases, and deaths from illnesses. 

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