Our Chapter can recognize our members with these outstanding awards:  Teal Heart, Businesswomen of the Year, and Rose & Scroll.  Additional awards that also recognize the contributions of our Chapter members include Trailblazer, Notable Newcomer, Beacon of Light, and Service Recognition.

Nominees for the Nancy C. Righter Service Award come from each chapter’s Teal Heart awardees of the previous year.  Each chapter may submit one nomination for the Business Woman of the Year and Rose and Scroll Award.

Below is a brief summary of each of these awards:

Teal Hearts

This Award is given for a member’s service above and beyond – more than just doing their job.

Up to four Teal Hearts can be awarded, per year. Teal Hearts should not be awarded to Chapter Board Members or the Chapter President.  They should not be awarded to the same person more than once every three years.

Please note: the Nancy C. Righter award is chosen from all the Teal Heart recipients in the State.

This award celebrates a NJAWBO member who in service and dedication to NJAWBO and the community, best exemplifies the spirit and energy of Nancy C. Righter a dynamic woman who serviced as the Atlantic Chapter President and State Membership Chair.  She was the energy behind the development of the NJAWBO “Courtesy and You” Program.  She died in 1991 as a result of a tragic auto accident at a very young age while serving on NJAWBO’S Board as the Awards Chair.

Business Woman of the Year

This award honors members who distinguish themselves in their businesses, NJAWBO, and in their community. It gives them recognition for their business skills and accomplishments which provides excellent publicity not only for their individual business but also the NJAWBO chapter to which they belong. Nominees must have been a member of NJAWBO and a business owner for at least three years.

The State Business Woman of the Year recipient is chosen from all recipients in the State .This award is usually given at the NJAWBO Annual Conference.

Rose & Scroll

Chosen yearly by our Chapter, this award recognizes a non-NJAWBO woman for being a role model for women in business along with a standing record of assisting women in general.  This award acknowledges the recipients service to business and to the community.

This State Rose & Scroll awaree is selected from all the Chapter Rose & Scroll recipients in the State.  This award is given at the NJAWBO Annual Conference.

Trailblazer Awarded to a member who has redefined the expectations of her elected position, and further refined her role and the responsibilities of that position.

Notable Newcomer Awarded to an individual who has been a member not more than 12 months who has jumped in feet first and become an active and productive member of the organization.

Beacon of Light Awarded to a member who inspires and motivates others to support NJAWBO activities through both her actions and words.

Service Recognition - If members don’t meet the criteria for the above awards, a Service Recognition Award Certificate can be given. 




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