New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners to meet for Oceanfront Conference Sept. 14

The South Jersey chapter of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners also meets regularly in Mt. Laurel.

The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) is hosting its “NJAWBO Statewide Oceanfront Luncheon Conference and Expo at the Jersey Shore,” which will take place on Sept. 14 at Rooney’s Oceanfront Restaurant, Long Branch, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The focus for this conference is “Exploring Passion, Leadership, Inspiration, and Business Success.” The event will feature two speakers, “Table Talk” brainstorming, an expo area, view of the Atlantic Ocean, buffet lunch and networking.

The conference speakers are Donna Miller, founder and president of C3Workplace of Montclair and Sparta, and Stacy Petti, owner of Teacher’s Recipe Gourmet Fudge, of Lakehurst.

In Miller’s presentation, “How to Build a Company that Runs without You — From Entrepreneur to CEO to Visionary,” she will share her story and passion of how she’s grown her organization from a “part-time gig” to a respected company and small business resource that runs itself while she enjoys work-life integration and builds a legacy.

Petti’s talk, “From Sweet Success to Future Women Leaders,” will focus on key factors that shaped her candy business and the decisions that made it super successful. She’ll also paint a picture of how her experience as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and transition into a management position with the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore have shaped her life, the lives of Girl Scouts, and an even more successful business as she comes full circle back to her business.

The event fee for advance online registration is $45 for NJAWBO members and $55 for others. The fee at the door is $65 for all. To register (by Sept. 12), visit

According to the NJAWBO, the NJAWBO is the longest-standing, statewide organization of women business owners in New Jersey. Its primary objective is to encourage and support business ownership by women, provide a legislative voice for the interests of women-owned businesses, and offer leadership, professional development, and networking opportunities for business owners. For more information about NJAWBO, visit or email

The South Jersey chapter of the group also meets regularly in Mt. Laurel. For more information about the local events, contact Jamie Cohen, NJAWBO South Jersey Region Event Coordinator, at (856) 985–4507 or