The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) Annual Statewide Holiday Dinner and Expo will take place on November 29 at The Bethwood, 38 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa, New Jersey 07512, from 5:30 to 8:00pm.This festive holiday networking event provides an opportunity for women business owners (and those who would like to do business with them) to celebrate the season; networkwith business owners from around the state; begin or nurture business relationships; shop and explore the expo tables; and enjoy the appetizers, dinner buffet, and international coffee and dessert station. A cash bar will also be available.

There will be plenty of door prizes, one from each vendor as well as special door prize drawings for those who have their expo passport card checked off by every vendor and another drawing for those who make a purchase at a vendor table. And there are always other door prizes from other generous donors affiliated with NJAWBO. 

Four- and eight-foot expo tables are available. To reserve an expo table, contact Josephine Dispenzere, NJAWBO administrative assistant, for more information at 201-396-7486 or

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The cost to attend this event is $50 for NJAWBO members and $60 for non-members who register online by 11/21/18, and $70 for all at the door. Advance registration is recommended. Register at

NJAWBO will also be collecting unwrapped gifts for children and AmEx or Visa gift cards for teens affiliated with Oasis—A Haven for Women and Children, and Shop Rite, Foodtown, or Stop and Shop gift cards for the moms at Safe House, a Haven for Battered Women in Essex County. Donations may be given directly to representatives of these two wonderful organizations at the event.

The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO), founded in 1978, 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. For more information about NJAWBO, visit or email