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Fall 2014 


Fall Kickoff Networking and Educational Event October 14  

Join AWCNJ for the first event of the year on Tuesday, October 14 at the Morris County Library from 6:30-9:00 p.m.  In addition to our fall networking event, Karl Stearns, President of KMS Marketing Solutions will be speaking about digital marketing.  Learn the strategy behind email marketing, and how to use it in conjunction with social media, and create buzz around your business or non-profit.  Don't miss this exciting opportunity to reconnect with friends and learn new skills!  Sandwiches and refreshments will be served.  Cost is $15 for members, $25 for non-members, $10 for students, and $30 at the door. Pre-register here.  Morris County Library is located at 30 Hanover Avenue, Whippany, Nj 07981.   For more information, contact


AWCNJ Fall Membership Campaign 
Save Big During AWC's Membership Drive!


Here's your chance to join a dynamic organization that will help advance your career. With AWCNJ you can:

  • Network with peers and mentors in the diverse field of communications
  • Explore skills and broaden professional opportunities
  • Participate in online and face-to-face educational programs
  • Be recognized for your professional accomplishments with the prestigious Clarion Awards

You Have Until November 15 to Get Special Savings

Join during the AWC Membership Drive - new members save $70 ($50 in national fees and the $20 local AWCNJ chapter membership dues).


For membership information, visit AWCNJ to learn more.  Make sure to select AWCNJ as your local chapter when you visit the site.  

Join AWCNJ today and begin to connect, engage, and advance!

AWCNJ Member WIns Big for Video Excellence!

Mendoza Media LLC, co-owned by AWCNJ member,
Teresa Mendoza, won four awards for the video, "A Mother's Story," on behalf of AXA Event & Production Center. The company won the following:

Two 2014 Communicator Awards for:

  • "Branded Content - Business to Consumer"
  • "Online Video - Other"

Two 2014 Telly Awards for:

  • "Branded Content - Business to Consumer"
  • "Branded Content - Promotional Branding"

Learn more about Mendoza Media at


AWC National Offering One Hour Live Webinars

Know to Grow and Speed Mentoring   





These one-hour, quick-hitting, power-packed live webinars are designed with your diverse communication development needs AND your busy schedule in mind!  All events are offered FREE TO AWC MEMBERS.

  • KNOW TO GROW events focus on hot topics in our field and skill development. The sessions leverage the knowledge and experience of AWC members who have unique or deep expertise in their area of the communication field.
  • SPEED MENTORING events focus on career development and advancement. The sessions leverage the career depth and perspectives of AWC members who have moved into advanced areas of their organization, field, or business ownership.

Each session includes a communications expert discussing tips and tools you need for your job, followed by open Q & A with participants. You'll also be able to submit questions in advance!

Wed., Oct. 29, 1 pm ET/noon CT/11 am MT /10 am PT
Social media trends:  Kaley Daniel, Director of Comm. - Texas Tech University Library & Instructor

Thurs., Nov. 6, 1 pm ET/noon CT/11 am MT /10 am PT

Michelle Maggs, Exec. VP and Seattle Practice Director - Weber Shandwick


This series of Professional Development events is included in your membership, and made available through sponsorship by AWC member Lynne Smelser, PhD, Owner of Silver Box Seminars.

Looking to Expand Your Professional Horizons?

The AWCNJ Board Is Looking for You 


AWCNJ has several openings on the Board:  Membership, Corporate Relations, and Secretary.


Why should you consider joining the AWCNJ Board?


Board membership can help you grow as a professional by developing or strengthening your leadership and planning skills. It raises your professional profile while expanding your networking opportunities. You gain the satisfaction that comes from contributing your time and talents to an outstanding group of professional women like yourself. Best of all, you'll get to know your fellow AWCNJ members better and will forge lasting professional and personal relationships.


If you're a member in good standing and would like to become more actively involved by making a two-year commitment as a Board member, contact us at


For the second year in a row, AWCNJ will participate in the American Heart Association's Essex County Heart Walk fundraiser to help fight heart disease and stroke. Heart disease is the #1 killer of both men and women in the United States; in fact, it kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. 

The walk will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014, on the grounds of the ADP Corporate Campus in Roseland. Be part of this lifesaving effort and join the AWCNJ Team here: Members, non-members, family and friends are all welcome!
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AWCNJ Fall 2014 Newsletter
Fall Networking Event
AWCNJ Membership Special
AWCNJ Member WIns Big for Video Excellence
Know to Grow and Speed Mentoring
The AWCNJ Board Is Looking for You
Walk with AWCNJ for the American Heart Association

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