NAWBO Chicago presents award to American Family Insurance for Business Accelerator Program

(Dec. 2, 2011) — The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Chicago chapter recently presented American Family Insurance with its "Overall Outstanding Participation" award for their Business Accelerator Program.

The Business Accelerator Program is a no cost program from American Family Insurance for small businesses, and partners with nationally recognized coaches who provide tools and strategies to help business owners excel in the areas of marketing, sales, finance and growth, social media and more. Online forums are also offered to ask questions of coaches and share information with other small business owners.

"American Family is proud to partner with NAWBO to help members build their businesses and realize their dreams," says Tim Rowe, American Family market development, strategy and integration director. "By providing valuable services at no cost, small business owners can focus their resources on growth."

NAWBO gives out awards annually to corporate partners who have provided outstanding benefits to its members.

"NAWBO Chicago members have truly benefited from this unique program, and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership," says Gail Zelitzky, NAWBO president. "The online resources, webinars and symposiums have provided powerful educational opportunities for our members to learn new and successful business strategies."

Based in Madison, Wis., American Family Insurance offers auto insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance, health insurance, business and farm/ranch insurance in 19 states. American Family Mutual Insurance Company is the nation's third-largest mutual property/casualty insurance company. Web:; Facebook:; Twitter: