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AWCNJ Newsletter for Members and Friends
January 2015  

AWCNJ member and Past President, Holly Kaplansky, recently received the Ellis Still EPI Alumni Award from the Rutgers University Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development.


Given in recognition of outstanding entrepreneurial success, the award was presented during the organization's Global Entrepreneurship Week: Local Wealth, Global Millions Panel & Awards Ceremony. 


"I am so very excited and proud to have received this award," Holly said. "Rutgers Business School is such a prestigious and respected institution. I am honored to be associated with the University and especially the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) in their Entrepreneurship Pioneers Initiative (EPI) Program. It is a wonderful program for business owners and executives to learn how to grow and improve their businesses."


Owner of Minuteman Press of Newark, Holly (center) is pictured with Executive Director Lyneir Richardson, Jasmine Cordera, Dean Shafer of the Business School, and Darryl Spence from PNC Bank.  

AWC National Offering One Hour Live Webinars

Know to Grow

Wednesday, January 21st 


Featured presenter - Sheila Scarborough
"Getting More out of LinkedIn"  

1 p.m. ET/noon CT/11 a.m. MT/10 a.m. PT


Register now! The event is free to members of the Association for Women in Communications. Non-member cost is $39.00.  



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.


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!

Looking to Expand Your Professional Horizons?

The AWCNJ Board Is Looking for You 



AWCNJ is looking for talented members to join our Board and Committees. We have openings for the following: 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 made up 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


Not ready for the Board yet? Join a Committee!


We are looking for volunteers in a variety of areas. Time commitments are flexible and most of the work is done virtually. Do you have skills/experience in social media, membership, event planning, technology, website management? We would love to have you! Contact us at
Share your expertise with AWCNJ Members!  

Want to enhance your standing as a subject matter expert? AWCNJ wants to hear from you.

AWCNJ is looking for speakers to lead an online, interactive discussion for members only. We will be using technologies such as Google+ Hangout, Twitter chat, and Skype.

In addition to helping fellow members grow professionally, you will boost your reputation as a leader in the field, without leaving the comfort of home!

Please contact Linda Trignano or Barb Keefe at if you would like to share your knowledge with an audience eager to learn.
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