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Holiday Traditions

Outgoing Chair, Erica Sherman, and incoming Chair, Wendy Lucas, shared the hosting responsibilities as the Northern New Jersey Council gathered to celebrate the holidays at Mario’s Restaurant in Clifton, New Jersey. As is our holiday tradition, the evening began with a recap of the year’s activities and alignment with National NWiR pillars; mentoring, education, networking, and recruiting. A Jersey holiday party wouldn’t be complete without a tremendously competitive white elephant swap and a generous donation to [...]

2023-12-21T11:26:41-07:00By |

Habitat’s Women Build Week

Building the community was the focus of attention this month for the NWiR Northern New Jersey Council, who volunteered as the paint crew for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Week May 9-12, 2023. The Morris County chapter’s largest project ever is located in Randolph, New Jersey, and is comprised of 25 units of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom condominiums. Altogether the families benefitting from this project include an Army Veteran and 31 children, ranging from 12 months [...]

2023-06-02T11:25:30-06:00By |

“Nuggets” For Success

With quintessential Jersey flair, this group of successful women held nothing back as they shared the secrets to building successful careers, family lives, and achieving personal goals in the April meeting of the NWiR Northern New Jersey Council’s Meet the Mentors April event. Wendy Lucas, council Vice-Chair and VP of Customer Experience at PB Roofing played the dual role of hostess and moderator for the frank and entertaining discussion. Guests included; Patricia Ventura, CFO of PB [...]

2023-05-08T11:26:00-06:00By |

The Union Journey

Adrianne Sullivan is not only a member of the NWiR Northern New Jersey Council board, but she’s also a proud member of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers Local #10, and she shared her work with the NWiR Northern NJ Council on February 15, 2023. The educational meeting shared the history of the formation of organized labor in New Jersey including the proximity of the local #10 Union headquarters where the meeting was [...]

2023-03-16T13:43:17-06:00By |

Making 2023 Our Best Year

The NWiR Northern New Jersey Council took action to ‘Make 2023 Our Best Year’ as members joined a Master Class in the power of vision presented by Cynthia Watts Murphy. Cynthia is a Certified Life Mastery Consultant through The Brave Thinking Institute for Transformational Coaching, who guided the group through the 3 simple steps to manifest a life your love. With her guidance, we created a blueprint to accomplish our dreams. As part of the process, [...]

2023-02-06T14:47:23-07:00By |

Networking & the NWiR Education Pillar

The November meeting of the NWiR Northern New Jersey Council centered on the education pillar. New board member Amanda Veinott shared ways to drive business through the development of a community, leveraging social media as a communication platform in the November 18th virtual presentation. With a strong entrepreneurial background, Amanda’s experience in developing business through community transcends roofing. She has used this strategy to grow her own businesses in the past and after the sale of [...]

2022-11-30T11:54:45-07:00By |

Sip ‘n Swing!

The NWiR Northern New Jersey Council gathered on October 11th at the driving range for a beautiful fall evening of driving golf balls and making new connections. Members new and familiar were able to enjoy some food and refreshments, the fall foliage, and learn about upcoming NWiR and Council events, along with leadership opportunities. Council Sponsor, Peter McQuaid of MCQ Sales, LLC, was able to attend and shared some golf tips along with his support for [...]

2022-11-03T12:49:03-06:00By |

Virtual Catch Up

Members met in the first “virtual” regroup in several months to review open council seats, the upcoming WORLD Award nominations, and the opportunity to” just connect”. The last three meetings have been in person and after an August hiatus, the council met virtually on September 30, 2022. Keeping both virtual and in-person get-togethers on the calendar is important for this group that can sometimes see over an hour commute to and from meeting locations. The conversation [...]

2022-10-03T12:27:17-06:00By |

Building with Habitat For Humanity

The NWiR Northern New Jersey Council partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County in Westwood, New Jersey to help with their latest build, a 3-bedroom home in Hillsdale, NJ. 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the Habitat organization of Bergen County where they have built or renovated 100 homes, housing over 200 family members. Erica Sherman Council-Chair, Wendy Lucas Council Vice-Chair, and council members Bari Siano, Christina H. Gleason, Sej Sorathia, and Kristina Pirozzi made [...]

2022-08-01T10:39:00-06:00By |

How It’s Made on GAF R&D Tour

“You mean I get to rock a lab coat and fire the hail cannon,” said second-time momma-to-be and talented Tapered Design Specialist, Veronika Chwieroth as the Northern New Jersey Council got ready to tour the R&D facilities at GAF’s national headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey. Council Chair, Erica Sherman, Ph.D., led the tour with Lynn Picone, council past chair and 29-year GAF employee adding insight-filled color commentary. The planned 45-minute tour lasted almost 2 hours as [...]

2022-07-06T08:53:10-06:00By |
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