IEC President, Amy DiPaolo, speaks at Women’s Business Forum

IEC President, Amy DiPaolo, joined two other successful female business owners for a panel discussion presented by the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce.  The event was held at Grape Finale Hands-On Winery in December, 2017.  So much of the news today focuses on businesses struggling to grow, leaving the state, being burdened by tax issues, and/or managing through challenging transitions.  The panel discussion painted a very different picture with businesswomen who have pushed through obstacles to start and grow their businesses in different ways.

  • Lisa Van Woldenberg spoke about how she created a unique wine business in a heavily regulated industry at Grape Finale Hands-On Winery.
  •  A change in business strategy made all the difference for divorce attorney Roseanne DeTorres.
  •  Amy DiPaolo, President of Independence Elevator, described how she grew a business in an industry that is not typically female owned and operated.

All of these women are business leaders who used unique methods to grow their businesses and become successful. Their insights and willingness to share their entrepreneurial stories, challenges and successes was truly inspirational!