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  • 11/06/2013 4:58 PM | Mary Adams (Administrator)
    Every month at the First Friday Luncheon I share with you a Seinfeld-esque story about my life. If you can't make the lunch, then I think you should know what craziness goes on out there...at least to me. The fun part is, I always find a lesson or a message in each situation.

    I ran a professional conference two weeks ago for an educational institution. I left my house in NJ at 5:30 to arrive in NYC by 6:15. I pulled up in front of the University building and had to park on the bustling 9th avenue, right at an MTA bus stop. Stress.

    I pop my hatch and unload the first of 3 large pieces. I run into the building with package #1. Out of breath. I hurriedly introduce myself and explain why I was there, fearing the tow truck and policeman were already at my car. The security guard looks at me - blank stare. Nothing I said registered. His response "You talk reaaaalllyyy fast. Could you repeat yourself?" Oh boy. I continue with my unload, park my car and take a deep breath, bracing myself for the day ahead.

    Registration is set up and I ask a union employee for a "small trash can". Nope, he didn't start work for another 5 minutes. I was told I needed to ask again at that time. So I did. "What are you going to put it in it?" he asked. "Paper and small bits of trash," I replied. Five minutes later, I repeated my request for a "small trash can" and then again another hour later. Nothing. Three hours later, I walk out to registration. Alas, a "small trash can". The size of a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket. I had to laugh. Although it held nothing and it had to be emptied every 10 minutes, the guy gave me what I asked for.

    The lesson: Be specific about what you want from your clients and how you ask for it. They may just give you what you ask for.
  • 11/06/2013 1:22 PM | Dorothy Anderson

    Message me if you would like to stop by and see this affordably priced gorgeous youthful and professional line of women's clothing.  Perfect for all busy women as there are items for all aspects of your business and social life.  Showing from Friday November 8th until Thursday November 14th in Montvale, NJ.  Conveniently located showroom right off Grand Ave.  Maria and I will ensure that you have a great experience!  Check out the entire line at www.wbyworth.com.    Contact me at danderson@wbyworth.com or (201) 490-2058.  

  • 09/28/2013 5:49 PM | Beth Donalds



    Check out this women's event on October 8, 2013.  Register at MRCC website.


    Inspirational Women in Business


    October 8, 2013

    11:30–12:00  Open networking

    12:00–1:15  Luncheon


    Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, as we celebrate "Inspirational Women in Business" with a special luncheon honoring all business women.

    Guest speakers include Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, Chamber President Martha Harvey, and Betty A. Garger, President/CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey, who will discuss the Girl Scouts Alumnae Association. Come early to network and explore an exhibit area featuring local women-owned businesses.

    The Mahwah Regional Chamber is delighted to recognize women who help our economy grow, and MRCC is pleased to create networking opportunities where local women-owned businesses can get together and inspire each other for greater success.

  • 09/24/2013 7:24 AM | Deleted user
    Julie Cohen, Executive Wardrobe Consultant for Worth New York is showing the Fall & Winter Collections Friday, 9/27 thru Tuesday, 10/8 at her home in Alpine, NJ. Contact Julie at jcohen@worthnewyork.com or 201-819-0976 for a free consultation and showing of this luxurious and alluring collection, perfect for busy professional women! Check it out: www.worthnewyork.com.
  • 09/22/2013 5:01 PM | Beth Donalds

    At our Tuesday breakfast we were treated to Joan Lefford's thought provoking insights...it was a small group which added to this special time.  Thank you Joan...it was a great way to start the day!

  • 09/02/2013 11:20 AM | Deleted user

      Fall fashion is in the stores! So many great new looks, colors, and patterns. It is very easy to  update an old wardrobe by bringing in a new silhouette, a litle color and accessories.  The right amount of jewelry, scarves and even the right proportions  make all the difference.  Sometimes we need to "step" out of our comfot zone just a little!

      As a special offer to members of the BCPWN,  I am offering a free 15 minute telephone consultation to tell you about how I can help you  bring your wardrobe up to date for the fall season.

      Please email me at  pam@EyeForDetailNj.com to make an appointment for your free telephone consultation.



  • 08/15/2013 5:31 PM | Dorothy Anderson
    Yes, believe it or not Fall is just around the corner.  Maria & Dot will be hosting our Fall W by Worth trunk show @ 2 Robin Hood Ct in Montvale starting September 6th.  We are booking appointments already so contact us soon to reserve your preferred day and time.  We have the clothes until September 12th.  You won't want to miss this incredible Fall collection.  You will love the price points and styling of W by Worth.  Worried we won't have your size to try on?  We will have tons of samples and we are trained to help you find the right style and size.  If you are not 100% happy when it arrives - we will either exchange or return for you.  Our trunk shows are all about having fun while shopping great clothes.  Contact Dot Anderson @ 201-264-4229 or email me at danderson@wbyworth.com.

  • 07/24/2013 12:45 PM | Mary Adams (Administrator)
    Last night we gathered more than 50 people to celebrate Bergen County Professional Women's Network's 3rd anniversary. It struck me when I could not quiet the crowd to announce door prizes that maybe I should take that as a positive sign. People were talking. People were networking. Maybe I'm just not an effective public speaker (see our event -  Speak Like a Pro), but I think that our members get it. They know the power of getting and giving business referrals.

    Women come to BCPWN events to learn from our speakers and from each other. I mentioned it last night - I am most proud of this group of phenomenal women because they are making business happen for themselves and for fellow members.

    So, in our third year, I challenge all of you to make it part of your daily business to actively refer, connect, brainstorm and collaborate. Let us know how it goes. There is nothing more rewarding than to know BCPWN is working.

    It is said that we create our own luck. Make BCPWN's third year a charm.
  • 07/04/2013 11:17 AM | Dorothy Anderson

    Huge W by Worth Sample Sale Spring & Summer 2013

    July 12-15 @ my showroom in Montvale, NJ

    4 Days ONLY! 


    Still time to pick up something great for vacation @ 50% off!


    Dorothy Anderson & Maria Kistler

    2 Robin Hood Ct

    Montvale, NJ 07645



    (201) 264-4229


    Remember - W by Worth is 45-50% less expensive than the Worth New York Collection

    50% off better price points means great fashion at a great price!!




  • 06/14/2013 10:05 AM | Beth Donalds

    Employer Identification Number (EIN)
    Securing an Employer Identification Number (also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number) is the first thing that needs to be done, since many other forms require it. EINs are issued by the IRS to employers, sole proprietors, corporations, partnerships, nonprofit associations, trusts, estates, government agencies, certain individuals, and other business entities for tax filing and reporting purposes.

    The fastest way to apply for an EIN is online through the IRS website or by telephone. Applying by fax and mail generally takes one to two weeks. Note that as of May 21, 2012, you can only apply for one EIN per day. The previous limit was 5.

    State Withholding, Unemployment, and Sales Tax
    Once you have your EIN, you need to fill out forms to establish an account with the State for payroll tax withholding, Unemployment Insurance Registration, and sales tax collections (if applicable).

    Payroll Record Keeping
    Payroll reporting and record keeping can be very time consuming and costly, especially if it isn't handled correctly. Also keep in mind, that almost all employers are required to transmit federal payroll tax deposits electronically. Personnel files should be kept for each employee and include an employee's employment application as well as the following:

    Form W-4 is completed by the employee and used to calculate their federal income tax withholding. This form also includes necessary information such as address and social security number.

    Form I-9 must be completed by you, the employer, to verify that employees are legally permitted to work in the U.S.

    If you need help setting up the paperwork for your business, give me a call...973-768-6785

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