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BIG Expo to Feature Products and Services of Local Businesswomen: Thursday, June 12 from 10am – 1pm at Twin Maples, Summit

Multiple last-minute vendors have been added to the Second Annual B.I.G. Expo of Women Entrepreneurs, which will be held on June 12 from 10am until 1pm at Twin Maples, 214 Springfield Avenue in Summit.   Local women business owners, all members of the Summit/New Providence chapter of B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, Grow); promote summer camps, skin care, health & wellness, jewelry, stationery, clothing, tutoring and education, interior design, and financial services. 

Need a new summer outfit for yourself or your teen?  A perfect end-of-school year teacher gift?  Wondering what to do for with your kids once school gets out?  Is it time to think about college test prep and counseling?  Or tutoring?  Do you need to find out about catering a party?  Do you want to spruce up your home?   Think it might be time to launch your own business and wondering how to do it?

Meet a great group of seriously talented, inspiring, smart and creative women entrepreneurs who have taken the plunge to launch their own businesses, franchises and dream jobs in the Greater Summit area.  Admission is FREE.  Plenty of great products for sale for immediate gift-giving needs! 

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FREE refreshments provided by Paolo’s Kitchen. 

Participants include:

Jewelry, Skin Care, Clothing, Make Up and Personal Items for sale:

  • Match Point Stationery—Barbara Kogan
  • W by Worth Clothing-- Michele Matsikoudis
  • South Hill Designs jewelry—Bev DeBono
  • Beautycounter skin care and cosmetics
  • Thrive Life—Jodie Pelinsky
  • Rodan + Fields—Marcy Horowitz
  • Holly Collection Jewelry—Kristen De Santo
  • Arbonne International—Jennifer Lubas
  • The House in Millburn
  • Marie Kenyon—NYR Organic consultant

Health & Wellness

  • Integrative Wellness Advisors—Kate Motz
  • Momentum Cycling & Fitness—Opening Soon in Summit!  Camellia Redmerski and Nekki Robinson
  • Intuitive Cents—Spiritual Coach and Financial Advising—Diane Hogan
  • The Healthy, Wealthy Woman—Business coaching for health & wellness business entrepreneurs—Susan Parker
  • Mandela Yoga—Patty Borzner
  • Dr. Marina Gadaborshev, Dellisanti Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Center


Education Services, Summer Camps, and Art Parties

  • SuperKids in Summit—Bridget O’Brien
  • Chyten Educational Services in Millburn—Maureen McGovern
  • International Ivy Summer Enrichment Programs—Lily Wong
  • Pop Leadership—Leadership development for Generations X & Y—Wendy Wolski
  • Insiders Network to College—Carolyn Mulligan
  • Lisa DiSciullo, Life Coach and Parent Educator
  • Club Z—In-home tutoring—Lani Lipkind
  • Diane Sottile-- ADHD Coach for Teens & College Students
  • Bottle & Bottega—BYOB Paint & Sip Studio opening soon in Berkeley Heights—Rupa Kale
  • Color Me Mine – Summit—Tara Naganyhru
  • Diane Sottile-- ADHD Coach for Teens & College Students
  • Brain Balance Achievement Center—Betsy Stoeber

Interior Design, Home

  • Virginia Liberato at Creative Wallcoverings & Interiors in New Providence
  • Virtue Tile in Summit—Jayne Miller


  • Gollin CPA—Business and individual accounting and tax services—Jodi Gollin
  • State Farm—Glisel Jimenez Agency
  • MobileArq  online directories—Niru Mallavarapu
  •  Harry Hoffer Advertising Specialties—Marcy Hoffer
  • Paolo's Kitchen caterers in New Providence—Paula Vieira
  • Louiza Ouazzi, Personal Effectiveness and Lifestyle Coach
  • B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, Grow)  Education, networking and support for women entrepreneurs

All of these talented women will share their business ideas and products in a fun, informative trade show format.   Enter for chances to win many valuable prizes.    

In particular, if you are a woman who has a business idea of her own, learn how B.I.G. each month offers programming that helps women advance their businesses.   The Summit/New Providence group, with over 60 members, has grown to the largest in the network.

B.I.G. is a growing networking community of educated, intelligent, creative women. It is an educational, support, and relationship building network for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. Check out the full calendar at

“Our first expo last year was so successful, that we decided to double the length of the show to three hours to enable more community members to attend,” Summit/New Providence Leader Melanie Wilson said.  

This event will be particularly helpful for any woman considering launching her own business to attend, to meet and chat with those brave ones who have taken the plunge, and are now able to showcase their brand. 

“At B.I.G.,” Wilson said, “We strive to empower women at all stages of their professional pursuits, from stay at home mothers looking to re-engage in the workforce, to seasoned entrepreneurs looking to grow their business and career executives looking to make a change.  Come find out about the products and services of all these talented women, or just come get inspired by the women who have taken that next step and launched their own businesses.”

For more information, or to find out about joining the Summit/New Providence B.I.G. group, contact her at

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