A Message from Your Women in Business Chair
Christine Cox-West
Chair, Women in Business
Morris County Chamber of Commerce
Partner, The Fortis Agency
Thank you all for joining us for Women in Business where our mission is, "Propelling Women to Greater Personal and Professional Success". We're looking forward to our first WIB Luncheon of 2022 this month!

Have a Great March!

Christine Cox-West
Chair, Women in Business, MCCC

A big thank you to my Advisory Board:

Lisa Carver, ExecuSearch
Sarah Cole, TD Bank
Rosanne DeTorres, DeTorres & DeGeorge Family Law
Barbra Katz, Crum & Forster
Clelia Pergola, NJ Elder Law Center at Goldberg Law
Amanda Veinott, George J. Keller & Sons
Deirdre Wheatley-Liss, DeTorres & DeGeorge Family Law
Debbie Wolpov, Merx Payments
REMEMBER!!!! - For 2022, the WIB Committee Meetings will shift to 8:30AM!
Wednesday, March 9th
8:30AM - 9:30AM

Followed by Leads and Needs at 9:30AM

*Registration required to receive Zoom Link.
March WIB Committee Meeting Spotlight

Wendi Opper Uzar | Partner
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
A Thank you to our Committee Sponsor of 2022!
And Legal Moment of the Month Sponsor...
Upcoming Events

March 11th

Fireside chat with longest-serving female jurist on the New Jersey Supreme Court, Jaynee LaVecchia

IN-PERSON at The Westin Governor Morris Hotel
Interested in Sponsoring the March 11th WIB Luncheon?
* Here’s how our Passport Program works:

• Each sponsor receives a display table (for collateral & swag) for attendees to visit during the networking, registration and post-program portion of the event.
• Each attendee receives a Passport Card that can be entered into our prize drawing after being “stamped”.
• Attendees must visit each sponsor table to get a "stamp" to complete their card before turning it in for our drawing.

Contact the Chamber to Learn More About Sponsorship:
Wendy Long: Wendy@morrischamber.org
All sponsorships include the opportunity to participate in our Passport Program* that ensures attendees visit your display table!
Rosanne DeTorres, Managing Partner
DeTorres & DeGeorge Family Law

Email Rosanne if you'd like to serve on her Luncheon Subcommittee!
Women in Business Executive Roundtable
Park Avenue Club - Hedley Room
March 31st at 5:30PM

Qualified Female C-Suite Executives and Business Owners gather back for their first in person dinner of 2021.

Our discussion topic is '2022 Hiring: How To Be a Top Employer During the Great Resignation' facilitated by Lisa Carver, VP - Temporary Division, The Execu-Search Group
A Thank you to our Executive Dinner Sponsor of 2022!
Women in Business Mastermind
Ever thought about participating in a MASTERMIND???!!!!

Nicole Barone from Strategic Agility Group recently launched the Women in Business Mastermind!

If you are interested in reserving your spot for the Fall's Mastermind, apply now!
Space is limited to support an intimate and collaborative setting.

Cost: $199

What's included:
Meet and Greet: TBD
6 Expert Led Mastermind Sessions from 10AM - 12PM: TBD
Group Chat to stay connected throughout the month
Exclusivity (Once your registration is confirmed, you will be the exclusive participant for your occupation. (i.e. If you are a CPA, no other CPAs will be permitted in the group.)

Questions? Reach out to Nicole at Nicole@NicoleBarone.com
Recent Event Highlights
Highlights from Our December 3rd Luncheon on Diversity!
Highlights from Our October 1st Luncheon "The Courage to Pivot"!
Women in Golf 2022 Program Tee Off Information Session!
March 15th at 12PM
Attendees Get the First Shot!  Tee Off attendees have the first opportunity to register for our spring golf clinics which typically sell out within days! (Clinics start on 4/12 and run for 5 weeks.)  
Thank you to our Women in Golf Chairs:
Laura Jeros, Unicity Healthcare, ljeros@homecareassistance.com
Amy Nealy, NJ Elder Law Center, amy@njelc.com
Robin Kantor, Newark Trade 
Mary Jo DeFranco, Metrographics
Past Committee Spotlight
February WIB Committee Meeting Spotlight

Erika Lasan, JOYrney to Purpose

The WIB Program is leveraging Paradigm Marketing and Designs' Table for Four virtual lunchtime events each Monday from 12 to 1 p.m. Grab your lunch and hop on a Zoom group, each with 4 guests. We’ll chat, connect and keep our positivity flowing!

Paradigm will ensure that there are exclusive WIB “tables” at each event. To register for a WIB table, be sure to select a “Women In Business Member” ticket upon registration. 

You can reserve your seat for one day, two days, or as many as you want! Expect instructions and the names of your tablemates the business day before the event.

Please note: Reservations close on the previous Thursday at noon for Monday events, and Monday at noon for Wednesday events so Paradigm has time to set up the tables

We look forward to seeing YOU at a Table for Four!
Recipe of the Month

1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 - 1 1⁄2 cup buttermilk

  • Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Brush a baking sheet with melted butter or spray with non-stick spray.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a deep bowl. Gradually stir in 1 cup buttermilk, beating constantly, until dough is firm enough to be gathered into a ball. If dough crumbles, add up to 1/2 cup more buttermilk, 1 tbsp at a time, until it holds together.
  • Place on a lightly floured board and pat into an 8-inch flattened round loaf.
  • Place loaf on baking sheet and slash a 1/2-inch deep "X" into the top of the dough with a small, sharp knife.
  • Bake at 425 degrees F for about 45 minutes, or until the top is golden.
  • Serve hot.
Upcoming Member Events
March 23th 5:30 - 7:00pm - Fortis Business Networkers Happy Hour

Ticket includes 2 drinks. 100% of each event's sponsorships and profits will go directly to deserving 501c3's. Reach out to Kate Tobie for more details at KTobie@thefortisagency.com
Go Blue for CASA
Friday, April 8th

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Morris and Sussex Counties provides best interest advocacy for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. They are holding their annual Go Blue for CASA event on Friday, April 8th. Companies in the area allow their employees to wear jeans for a $5 donation to CASA. It’s a great way to build morale and support a good cause. Will provide posters and other promotional materials. Learn more contact Renee Giliberti, Director of Development, for more information: rgiliberti@casamsc.org 973-998-7590. 
MCCC Young Professionals Happy Hour
Wed, 3/30 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m | Free for Members
Horseshoe Tavern, Morristown NJ

For more info reach out to Alexis Wyckoff: awyckoff@weinsteinklein.com

Virtual Fitness for Busy Executives 
Date: April 5, 2022 
Time: 7:00-7:30pm
Cost: FREE
Description: Don't have time to workout? Need a strategy to make the time for your wellbeing? Unsure where to start? Join in for this info packed mini session. Gain a mini workout and info to make your day more active. Sign up here.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, March 9th at our next Women in Business Meeting!

Christine Cox-West
Chair, Women in Business, MCCC
Partner, The Fortis Agency