Christiana Foglio Named as Finalist for New Jersey's Leading Women Entrepreneurs, Business Owners

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  • Trenton-Ewing, NJ (1888PressRelease) October 11, 2011 - Christiana Foglio, founder/owner and chief executive officer of Community Investment Strategies (CIS), Inc., has been named as a top woman entrepreneur and business owner in New Jersey finalist by Own It Ventures, and New Jersey Monthly Magazine.

    "It truly is an honor to be nominated and to be recognized along with the many dedicated women entrepreneurs in the state," said Foglio. "At CIS, we are passionate about the creation of affordable housing. Our goal is to build thriving communities and help people realize the American dream."

    CIS, founded by Foglio in 1994, has developed a broad spectrum of multi-family properties, valued in excess of $350 million. As a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), CIS provides in-house development, construction and management services as an extension of its "people first" philosophy. CIS is committed to repositioning unproductive property and land parcels in order to revitalize communities for area residents, children, municipalities and local businesses.

    "We are excited about this project with New Jersey Monthly Magazine that honors women business owners because women are the forerunners to the economic recovery of our state. Over the last twenty years, women have surpassed men at twice the rate for starting their own companies. Our joint project presents phenomenal exposure for their efforts," states Linda Wellbrock, co-founder of Own It Ventures, a business networking group.

    The special recognition commends leading women in business for their service, leadership and contribution to their communities and the state's economic recovery, according to Own It Ventures. The finalists will be highlighted in the October issue of New Jersey Monthly Magazine. The nominees are eligible for consideration for the Top 25 Women Entrepreneur and Business Owners awards. Award winners will be announced at the Own It Ventures Conference on October 29, 2011. Finalists will be judged for their innovation, community involvement, market potential, and advocacy for women. A gala reception to honor the winners will be held on December 7, at the Mansion at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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