Business & Finance

Women Helping Women: Women Business Owners and Lawyers Partner with Lord & Taylor for Fashion Show to Benefit Battered Women's Shelter and Scholarship Fund

Two Union County women's professional organizations are partnering with Lord & Taylor to host a benefit fashion show, networking event, silent auction and dinner. The event "A Fashionable Gathering," is open to the public and will take place on March 24, 2010 from 5:30PM to 9:00PM at the Cavalier Regency, 2401 Wood Ave., in Roselle, NJ. www.dinecavalier.com. The benefit is a joint-event hosted by the Union County Chapter of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners' (NJAWBO) and The Women Lawyers of Union County (WLUC). Tickets cost $50 and a package of 5 tickets can be purchased for $225. Those seeking to attend can register online at www.whoscoming.com/afashionablegathering  or by contacting Annette St. John at either 732-713-0368 or astjohn55@gmail.com

This event features a fashion show in partnership with Lord & Taylor, items for auction such as jewelry, home and office décor, spa and restaurant gift certificates, marketing and IT services gift certificates, gift baskets, and much more. In addition, vendors will display and sell their products and services that will be of particular interest and benefit to business owners including financial services, office products, and client gifts.

Annette St. John, President for the Union County Chapter of NJAWBO stated that, "Through the proceeds of this auction, we hope to provide the appropriate small appliances, furniture and accessories to offer a comfortable environment for women in need of safe harbor. Transitional housing is urgently needed in Union County and this program will provide the time and supportive services to help women gain the skills they need to become independent, self sufficient and lead violent-free lives."

Lavinia Lee Mears, President of WLUC added that, "WLUC's scholarship fund helps to financially support women who want to enter the legal profession. Addressing this need is becoming increasingly important as funding is more difficult to secure."

To learn more about donating auction items, please contact Annette St. John at 732-713-0368 or astjohn55@gmail.com

NJAWBO is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the development and growth of women owned businesses. As the oldest statewide women's business organization in the United States, NJAWBO has grown to nearly 1,000 members with thirteen chapters across the state. Dubbed "New Jersey's Most Powerful Network" by Business News New Jersey, NJAWBO represents the interests of the more than 290,000 women business owners in New Jersey. Since 1978, NJAWBO has provided women business owners with the tools to develop and grow their enterprises. www.njawbo.org

Established in 1980, WLUC is a not-for-profit, non-partisan orga¬nization devoted to furthering the advancement of women lawyers in government, the judiciary and in the private sector. WLUC's mission is to provide women lawyers with resources, networking, and education to enable its members to realize their greatest potential and become leaders in the profession.

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