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Letter from NJAWBO Central Region President, Kathy Kowrach

Tuesday, November 05, 2013  
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 Dear NJAWBO Member,

As you have probably read somewhere already, I am the new President of the NJAWBO Central Region. Our region has gotten off to a very slow start this year but I intend to change that. However, I cannot do that alone. An active, vital organization is only as good as its members.

NJAWBO belongs to each and every one of you and, as such, each of you is responsible for its vibrancy and success. Lisa Snyder did an amazing job during the 2012-2013 season keeping the Central Region and, in particular, the former Mercer Chapter afloat. Please be sure to call her or send an email to thank her for her over-the-top efforts. Now it's time for all of us to step up and do whatever we can to continue her hard work.

NJAWBO, as its name implies, is an association of women who own their own businesses. It is not another networking group. Rather, it is an association whose members share their talents, expertise, experience and knowledge with each other for the common purpose of having each member attain her goals for her business and her personal growth.

A great example of this is the upcoming event on October 30. NJAWBO is presenting the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Workshop entitled "Strategies to Accelerate Revenue Growth - Develop the Tools, Resources, and Mindset to Grow your Business.” This 2.5 hour workshop is free to all NJAWBO members. It is being presented in Newark at a location that is one block from Newark's Penn Station. It starts at 9:00 AM and runs to 11:30 AM. Oh, and did I mention that it was free to attend?

This is just one example of what is going on in NJAWBO on a state level. Check out their website at for more events. While you are there you will see the events sponsored by the various regions around the state. There should be events from Central Jersey, too, but I need suggestions and ideas about what kind of events you would like to have and members who will volunteer to make individual events happen. I also need a few brave souls willing to step up to fill a couple of board seats to make Central Jersey the region it should be.

NJAWBO has been very strong in Central Jersey in the past. We have gone through the transition period and it is now time to work together and move toward the future. I hope I can count on everyone to join me in that goal.


Kathy Kowrach