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Donna R. Thompson Recognized by NJAWBO Metro East with Trailblazer Award

Donna R. Thompson, owner and publishing director at Woodpecker Press, LLC, Bayville, NJ, was one of several women business owners honored on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, by the Metro East Region of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners. She received the 2014 NJAWBO Trailblazer Award, which was presented to her by NJAWBO Metro East president, Laurel Bernstein.

Thompson_NJAWBO_Award_Bernstein_10-21-2014_a_crThe Trailblazer Award recognizes Thompson for redefining her role and responsibility of past elected positions, which has left a legacy for the region. She has been a member of NJAWBO since joining the Essex Chapter on November 18, 2005, and has served on the board from December 2005 through June 2011 in various positions, including VP of Marketing (2005–2008), VP of Member Services (2008–2010), and Award Chair (2010–2011).

Thompson_NJAWBO_TrailblazerAward_10-21-14“Donna has held so many roles over her long tenure and has become a senior advisor to the Board and the Region. Women can look up to her leadership with admiration,” states Laurel Bernstein, President of Metro East NJAWBO and President of Laurel Bernstein and Associates of Montclair. “She provides a constant and sustaining visibility in the Essex County community that shows what an aspiring woman can do.”

To see more photos from the event go to the Big Bold Business Facebook Page.


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SAVE THE DATE: Oct. 30 Ladies Night Out at Lord & Taylor


Fall Trends in Cosmetics

Ladies Night Out

Lord & Taylor Garden State Plaza

October 30, 5-9 pm

Woodpecker Press will be part of this fun-filled event!

Rosanna Imbriano, founder of Sempre Avanti, will be representing the Big Bold Business Book, and Montclair attorney Bonnie Jerbasi, Esq., will be there with her new book about the ins and outs of divorce. Rosanna, Bonnie, Donna Thompson (publishing director and owner of Woodpecker Press), and other Big Bold Business Authors in attendance will be happy to sign books sold at the event! It should be an exciting night.

Enjoy wine & appetizers plus a night of makeovers, skincare treatments, networking, and prizes.

$25 credit to spend on cosmetics during the event
10% off on cosmetic purchases that night
Goodie Bag of cosmetic samples to first 100 people to register!

LOCATION: Cosmetics Department, Lord & Taylor
504 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, New Jersey 07652

COST: $25, but each attendee will be given a $25 credit toward the purchase of cosmetics during the event

RSVP: Mary Mustakas at 908-601-4759 or

Check out the flyer below, visit the FB Event page, and be sure to RSVP.


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