New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners to hold 40th anniversary gala June 12

The gala will take place in Somerset. The South Jersey Region of the NJAWBO regularly meets in Mt. Laurel for networking luncheons.

The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) will hold its 40th Anniversary Gala on June 12 at The Imperia, 1714 Easton Ave., in Somerset, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The South Jersey Region of the NJAWBO regularly meets in Mt. Laurel for networking luncheons.

At the 40th anniversary gala event, the welcome address will be given by NJAWBO state president, Rosanna Imbriano, owner of R.I. Consulting and founder and executive director of Sempre Avanti, Inc., of Cedar Grove.

Officials describe this event is an opportunity to celebrate NJAWBO’s longevity and take a look back at its history as told by four past NJAWBO state presidents, who will be interviewed by Marlene Waldock, owner/founder of Because We Are Women, a Division of 1st Impression Communications, of Verona, former television host of New Jersey Business on News 12 New Jersey, and a NJAWBO past president herself.

The past president interviewees are Aldonna Ambler, president of Ambler Growth Strategy Consultants, Inc., of Hammonton; Willa Edgerton-Chisler, founder of Symphony Strategies and CEO of Symphony Coaching, LLC, of West Orange; Alyce M. Hackett, CFP, a certified financial planner and president of Lifestyle Resources, LLC, of Morristown; and Eileen Shrem, of Eileen M. Shrem, RHU, LUTF, CLTC, an independent insurance professional from Bradley Beach.

The fifth and final interviewee will be NJAWBO president elect, Holly Kaplansky, owner of Minuteman Press of Newark and NJAWBO member since 2005. She will share her vision of what’s in store for the organization’s future.

This evening event includes a champagne toast, buffet dinner, desserts and cash bar. Attendees will have time to network with members and sponsors, sit back and listen to the captivating interviews with the four past presidents (one per decade) and hear about the vision of the incoming president, celebrate the association’s history, and anticipate an exciting future for NJAWBO

The event fee is $70 for NJAWBO members and $85 for nonmembers who register online in advance and $90 for walk-ins. To register, go to

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