November 4, 2015

New Executive Committee to Represent Women Business Owners in the State of New Jersey

Cedar Grove, NJ—The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) announces the appointment of the 2015–2016 Board of Trustees Executive Committee, as follows: Rosanna Imbriano, of Cedar Grove, president; Holly Kaplansky, of Bloomfield, first vice president; Donna R. Thompson, of Bayville, second vice president; Brenda Hendrickson, of Rockaway, as treasurer; and Maria-Elena Grant, of Hewitt, as secretary.

This team exemplifies one of the important aspects of what NJAWBO has to offer its members—providing women business owners the opportunity to develop as leaders while serving on committees and boards, interacting with business owners at local, regional, and state levels, and ultimately putting their well-honed leadership skills to use in their businesses as well as in the top leadership positions within the organization. Imbriano, Kaplansky, Thompson, Hendrickson, and Grant hail from the Essex Chapter and Metro East Region, most of them serving in leadership roles on their boards for more than six consecutive years, and several of them also thereby serving on the state board of trustees as well. They currently represent four counties. From Essex County, Imbriano is the owner of RI Consulting and founder/executive director of Sempre Avanti, Inc., in Cedar Grove, and Kaplansky owns Minuteman Press of Newark. Thompson owns Woodpecker Press of Bayville, in Ocean County. Grant owns Awesome Rooms of Hewitt, in Passaic County, and Hendrickson runs her business, Brenda Hendrickson, CSA, out of Rockaway, in Morris County.

As Imbriano, the new state president, puts it, “We are all very excited to serve NJAWBO again, this time as the Executive Committee of the State Board of Trustees. We look forward to provide worthwhile opportunities for members, collaborating with our long-time and new sponsors, and fully expect to grow NJAWBO to include more than 1000 members from across the great state of New Jersey.”

The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (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. Since 1978, NJAWBO has helped women achieve their business visions by providing them with the tools to develop and grow their enterprises. NJAWBO members are a diverse, dynamic, and powerful group of women business owners. For further information about NJAWBO, visit or email

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