Good Sleep Habits, Staying Healthy, and Small Business Week Events

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Your headlines, trending studies and industry updates for the week of April 25th, 2016.

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National Small Business Week May 1-7, 2016!
This year’s theme is “Dream Big, Start Small.” The SBA starts the week in the capital awarding outstanding small businesses in Washington, D.C. and hosting events throughout the United States. To view a complete list of the SBA’s Small Business Week events, please click here.
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NAWRB and the LA Sparks
On August 30, 2015, the Los Angeles Sparks sold out the Staples Center for the first time in franchise history, showcasing stories of transcendent women and a campaign that illustrated the strength and importance of women leaders. NAWRB is partnering with the LA Sparks to repeat this historic feat on July 10, 2016. We need to show that we not only support and advocate for women, but we are there when it counts. Join NAWRB and the LA Sparks in showing up for women!
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Upcoming NAWRB sheCalls!
NAWRB sheCalls provide industry updates, training and access to important resources for women in housing. Call in to find out what you’ve been missing!
May 05: SBA Sheree Coates & Sylvia Gutierrez, Economic Development Specialists
May 12: Marcia Wieder, Founder of Dream University
May 19: John Torvi, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Herbert H. Landy Insurance Agency
June 02: Dr. Linda Goodine, Alternative Medicine
June 09: Laurie Buss, President of LBI Training Institute
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Nominations Now Open for NAWRB 2016 Roaring Twenty Awards!
Our Roaring Twenty Awards Gala on August 31, 2016 will honor housing’s leading women who embody the spirit of revolution and progress of the 1920s! These awards are for the women changing the game and breaking down barriers that stand before them. Almost a century after the Roaring Twenties we continue working for equal opportunities and representation. The pioneers of the women’s movement may no longer be with us, but as the leaders of yesterday make their exit, the leaders of tomorrow will rise.
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Good Habits When Sleeping and Waking Up
A demanding job, the commute, after-work errands or maybe even dropping off and picking up kids from soccer practice can leave you drained after a long day. Often times however, exhaustion and the need for a nap creep in during the day, much earlier than anticipated and without warrant. The solution is sleep.
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Staying Healthy as a Busy Professional
Being busy connotes that you don’t have a lot of free time, which is directly related to staying healthy amid the hustle and bustle of your personal and professional life. Having to make quick dietary decisions can often lead to choosing what is easiest and unfortunately, unhealthy foods such as fast food or prepackaged snacks provide a tempting immediacy and convenience.
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NAWRB Responds to Proposed Rule on Overtime Eligibility

The Honorable Thomas E. Perez
Secretary, Department of Labor
Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210

The Honorable Dr. David Weil
Administrator, Wage and Hour Division
Department of Labor
Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210

Re: National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB) Comments:
“Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees; Proposed Rule and Request for Comment”

Dear Secretary Perez and Administrator Weil,

Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) focusing on increasing the overtime eligibility for millions of Americans who are currently classified as exempt workers.

The National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB) is the most visible women’s trade association specializing in the housing economy. NAWRB is dedicated to providing women the tools and opportunities for economic growth and expansion, while advocating and promoting women-owned businesses in housing. We are the only third-party industry-specific certifier of Women-Owned Businesses (WOB) and Minority Women-Owned Businesses (MWOB) in the housing economy.

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Staying Healthy as a Busy Professional

Being busy connotes that you don’t have a lot of free time, which is directly related to staying healthy amid the hustle and bustle of your personal and professional life. Having to make quick dietary decisions can often lead to choosing what is easiest and unfortunately, unhealthy foods such as fast food or prepackaged snacks provide a tempting immediacy and convenience.

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Helen Hanna Casey

President & Chief Executive Officer of Real Estate Brokerage Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

Helen Hanna Casey 

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Helen Hanna Casey details her life as a leading woman in business, from her dedication to her family, agents and employees to producing Broadway plays. She chronicles the process of growing a business and delineates what to do, and what not to do, as the member of a family business and a woman entrepreneur.

NAWRB: What does family mean to you and what is your advice to entrepreneurs thinking of going into business with their families?

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