Pat Drake Named a Top 10 Nominee for NAWBO Business Owner of the Year

Fidelity On Call’s Founder and CEO, Pat Drake, is a finalist for the 2019 Woman Business Owner of the Year Award, presented by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

The Woman Business Owner of the Year Award recognizes and rewards an entrepreneur who excels at strategy, operations, finances, problem-solving, overcoming adversity and giving back to her community. It’s not based on business size, but rather overall business excellence.

The award will be presented at the National Women’s Business Conference (WBC) 2019, October 13-15 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Founded in 1975, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is the unified voice of over 10 million women-owned businesses in the United States representing the fastest growing segment of the economy.

Fidelity On Call’s Pat Drake Wins WEEK 25 Women in Leadership Award

Fidelity On Call’S own Pat Drake was nominated and has won the WEEK 25 Women in Leadership award! We are so proud of her!! The official announcement from WEEK 25 News will be coming soon!

The 25 WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP AWARD is designed to recognize women of all ages from the young to the mature, all races and religions who have demonstrated unswerving dedication to the betterment of their family, their company, and their community at large.

The 25 WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP AWARD will be presented in a special awards presentation luncheon to be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at the Par-a-dice Hotel.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame Contest

07.18.19 Update

Well . . . the results of the “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” contest are in! Congratulations to Cassie Fowler who is our MVP. Way to go, Cassie. We know you will love going to the Cubs/Cards game and seeing who wins.

Cassie played as a Cardinal. However, the winning team is the Cubs!

Congratulations to all. You made this a very fun and exciting event and we can’t wait to hear back from Cassie about her experience when she attends the final Cubs/Cards game in St. Louis on September 28!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame Contest Details

BATTER UP: April 7, 2019

Is it the Cubs or the Cards? You decide whose team to be on in our “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” Contest.

Here’s all you need to do

  1. Let us know what team you are playing for and a players name from that team that you choose. For instance – Cubs, Anthony Rizzo. You will then become (your first name) Rizzo for any social media post we make during the contest. Hurry with your selection, you don’t want to be stuck with a name you don’t want – like Carl, Jr.
  2. Give us a referral and net a home run; if your referral starts a contract during our contest period, you have just gotten a grand slam!
  3. Turn your time tickets in on time (no phone call necessary) and get a double.
  4. Pick up an extra shift and get a double.
  5. Get a patient nomination for a Daisy Award and you just hit a home run!

It’s that easy . . . the person with the most runs becomes our MVP and wins our grand prize! Since you are either a Card or a Cub, our winning team will also get a reward. The winning team won’t necessarily be the team with our MVP. So, will it be the Cubs or the Cards?

But wait, you can lose your position on the team or get benched if:

  1. You fall out of compliance.
  2. You are injured.
  3. There is a valid customer complaint


Grand Prize:

2 Tickets to the Cubs vs Cards game at Busch Station on Saturday, September 28 @ 6:15 p.m. in the UMB Champions Club. Tickets include: An upscale buffet that includes ballpark fare, a carving station, action stations, cookies and brownies. Three full-service bar areas that include mixed drinks, wine, Budweiser products, Shock Top, and Coca-Cola products. Buffet service begins when Busch Stadium gates open (2 hours before scheduled game time on Fri-Sun) and will be available until 1½ hours after scheduled game time. This is the last weekend before the playoffs!

Hotel stay for Friday and Saturday night at the Hilton at the Ballpark. You will be in a King Size room on a high floor with the best Busch Stadium view. The room includes breakfast the following morning with omelets and endless numbers of other choices! $500 for travel, food and any entertainment.

Players on the winning team get:
$20 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings

Fidelity On Call Employee Has Experience of a Lifetime in Nashville

Our “It’s Time for Nashville” contest winner, Mary Rothrock, was kind enough to provide us with the following report and pictures from her recent trip to Nashville. Her prize included: A three day, two night stay at Gaylord’s Opryland Resort, tickets for the Opryland performance on Saturday night, and dinner before the show at the famous Old Hickory Steakhouse. Here’s what Mary had to say about her weekend getaway…

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Fidelity On Call CEO Advocates for Women Business Owners

Fidelity On Call CEO, Pat Drake, attended the 2018 National Women’s Business Owners Conference for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) in Spokane, Washington.

panel of women business owners at NAWBO 2018 conference
Moderator: Nina Roque, Executive Director of the National Women’s Business Council. Panelists: Kathleen Diamond, Dr. Terry Neese, and Virginia Littlejohn

One of the highlights was the panel of women who talked about how they changed the plight of women business ownership within 1988. This was a challenge many women in business have faced, as less than 30 years ago, women who wanted a business loan in many U.S. states were required to provide a signature from a male relative. The “final straw” for these ladies was when a woman business owner had to take her 17 year old son out of school to co-sign her loan!

Fidelity On Call CEO Pat Drake and colleagues at NAWBO 2018 Conference
Vickie Clark, Waddell & Reed; Pat Drake, Fidelity On Call; Susie Platt, Spoon River Home Health Care

Pat has helped to pave the way for improvements for women in business to thrive. She continues to help empower and mentor women by supporting the local chapter of NAWBO through volunteer work and sponsorship of events.