CHESTER, N.J., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Debra Taeschler, President and CEO of GraficaGroup – a full-service, digital and traditional marketing agency in Chester, N.J. – has been selected among the finalists for Own It Ventures' 2011 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners.
The 80+ finalists are featured in a special section of the October 2011 issue of New Jersey Monthly, which has teamed up with Own It Ventures to pay tribute to the many women entrepreneurs who have excelled in leadership, commitment, service, and contribution to the vitality of their communities.
"I started GraficaGroup in 1986 with the goal of creating a globally minded agency capable of adapting to and defining the ever-evolving world of marketing communications," said Taeschler. "I am honored to be included among so many extraordinary women entrepreneurs and hope more women will be encouraged to make their own mark in the business world."
According to Linda Wellbrock, co-founder of Own It Ventures – which was started to help women business owners break barriers, such as lack of capital funding and inaccessibility to influential networks – over the past 20 years, women have surpassed men at twice the rate for starting their own companies. "Women are the forerunners to the economic recovery of our state," said Wellbrock.
The Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners from the list will be announced at the Own It Ventures Conference and Expo, on October 29, at the Hyatt in Morristown. A "Special Recognition Evening" will follow on December 8 at Fairleigh Dickinson University. More information is available at ownitventures.com.
Celebrating 25 years in business, GraficaGroup is an award-winning, fully integrated digital and traditional marketing agency that enables businesses to engage customers and prospects more effectively at each touch point throughout their relationship. The agency specializes in integrated, strategic-based marketing communications and media planning, optimizing customer relationships based on data intelligence to achieve greater marketing efficiencies, share of wallet, and ROI for their clients.
Clients include FORTUNE 500 and mid-sized B2B and B2C companies such as AT&T, Avaya, Century 21 Real Estate LLC, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, KPMG LLP, Morgan Stanley, PSE&G, Summit Medical Group, Weichert Realtors, and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, as well as public sector and not-for-profit organizations.