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Who Wins When the USA Battles France?

The folks who attended the August 20 farm fresh dinner and wine tasting at Via45 had an opportunity to experience the battle. Led by New York Vintners Consulting president and wine expert, Perry Porricelli, 25 people sampled nine wines that were paired with exquisite dishes prepared by Lauren Phillips and Claudette Herring of Via45. The [...]

August 24th, 2015|News and Press|

Sylvia’s Children Receives Hundreds in Grant Funds From Minneapolis-Based Fortune 500 Non-Profit Thrivent Financial

Sylvia’s Children, a non-profit launched in 2003 by New Jersey businesswoman and philanthropist Sylvia Allen, has announced today that it has received grant funds totaling more than $800 from Minneapolis, MN.-based Thrivent Financial. An eligible member of Thrivent Financial’s Choice Dollars program, Sylvia’s Children focuses on supporting and improving the living conditions for more than [...]

August 13th, 2015|News and Press|

Henry Schein Donations Expands Sylvia’s Children’s Care to Underserved Children

Sylvia’s Children, a New Jersey-based non-profit dedicated to supporting and improving the living conditions for over 1,000 children at the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary School in the village of Mbiriizi, Uganda, has today announced it has received a sizable donation of health care products, under a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Global Product Donation Program. [...]

August 5th, 2015|News and Press, Supporters|

Thrivent Financial Members Designate Dollars to Sylvia’s Children

Sylvia's Children has received $822 in Choice Dollars® grant funds since enrolling in the program. Over the last 5 years, eligible members have recommended that Thrivent Financial distribute more than $225 million in charitable grant funds to more than 25,600 enrolled churches and organizations through Thrivent Choice®. View Thrivent Newsletter

July 31st, 2015|News and Press|

Sylvia’s Children Need Medical Personnel

HireNurses.com has formed an alliance with Sylvia’s Children to solicit health care professionals for upcoming medical trips thereby allowing Sylvia’s Children to fulfill its mission of providing quality health care to the school, its employees, the family members of the children and the village of Mbiriizi in general. Read Story Visit Sylvia's Children's Web Site [...]

July 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Save the Date: Inaugural Waretown Spring Wine Festival, April 25-26

Waretown, which is located just a short distance from Long Beach Island, will host its first annual Waretown Spring Wine Festival, Saturday, April 25th through Sunday, April 26th. The inaugural wine festival will be held in the Waretown Recreation and Lake Area, located at 905 Wells Mill Road. The Waretown Spring Wine Festival is a [...]

March 10th, 2015|Events|

Sylvia’s children Expands Access to Care with Donations from Henry Schein Cares

Sylvia’s Children, a New Jersey-based non-profit founded by businesswoman and philanthropist Sylvia Allen, announced today that it has received a donation of health care products under a grant from the Henry Schein Cares Global Product Donation Program. Through this program, Henry Schein, Inc., the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based [...]

January 28th, 2015|News and Press|

Send Needed Help to Sylvia’s Children by Sponsoring Jenna’s Medical Trip

"Last year, I was introduced to Sylvia's Children. Sylvia's Children is a non-profit organization in Uganda, Africa serving an orphanage, school, and medical clinic. I traveled with a team to the small village of Mbiriizi. In Mbiriizi, I provided medical care including physical exams, medications, treatments, procedures, and referred for different imaging studies. During my [...]

January 20th, 2015|News and Press|

Sylvia’s Children Once Again Brings Holiday Cheer to African Orphans

Sylvia’s Children (www.sylviaschildren.org), a New Jersey-based non-profit, will once again be embarking on a heartwarming Christmas trip this November. Each year, volunteers with the organization help to bring Christmas magic to the children of the Mbirizi Advanced Primary and Day Care School located in Uganda, Africa. One third of the 1,015 children currently attending the [...]

September 24th, 2014|News and Press|

Leading Sponsorship Guru Sylvia Allen Returns to Participate in Association of Irish Festival Events Annual Workshop

Ballinasloe, Ireland. – Internationally regarded as the “Queen Mother of Sponsorship Sales,” U.S-based business leader, philanthropist and author Sylvia Allen has been invited to return to Ireland at the end of this month to participate once again in the Association of Irish Festival Events’ annual workshop. Allen will kick off the training workshop in Ballinasloe [...]

April 21st, 2014|Events|

Award-Winning Media Guru Sylvia Allen Set to Appear at Fair Media Council’s Women’s Empowerment Summit, May 16

International Sponsorship Expert Will Participate on FMC’s Leadership Panel Aptly named the “Queen Mother of Sponsorship Sales,” noted integrated marketing and sponsorship expert, and author Sylvia Allen has been invited to appear on May 16, as part of the Fair Media Council’s 2014 Women’s Empowerment Summit at Briarcliffe College. The event kicks off at 7:30 [...]

April 4th, 2014|Events|

Leading Sponsorship Expert Sylvia Allen to Speak at Michigan Festival & Events Association’s “2014 Spring Educational Seminar”

Widely regarded as the “Queen Mother of Sponsorship Sales,” noted sponsorship expert, business leader, and author Sylvia Allen will be returning to Michigan this month to speak as part of Michigan Festival & Events Association’s (MFEA) “2014 Spring Educational Seminar.” Allen will kick off the educational seminar at the EOB Conference Center (2100 Pontiac Lake [...]

March 8th, 2014|Events|

Queen Mother of Sponsorship Sales Sylvia Allen To Speak at Dover’s Kent County Tourism and Delaware Economic Development Office

Noted sponsorship expert, business leader, author, and humanitarian Sylvia Allen has been invited to speak at the Kent County Tourism and Delaware Economic Development Office in Dover, DE., March 6. A recognized thought leader in the worlds of integrated marketing and sponsorship sales, and founder of Holmdel, N. J.-based Allen Consulting, Allen has been providing [...]

March 8th, 2014|Events|

Dottie’s House To Honor WOBM Hosts and Survivors of Domestic Violence with Special Secret Garden Gala

In the words of famed author and motivational speaker Leo Buscaglia, “A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world.” On April 3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Dottie’s House, a transitional housing facility designed to aid women and children who have survived domestic abuse, will be taking that sentiment to heart [...]

February 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Applebee’s To Host Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast in Support of Dottie’s House

March 15, 2014 In support of the organization’s ongoing commitment in fighting domestic violence, Applebee’s will be hosting a special Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast for Dottie’s House on Saturday, March 15 at its Brick location. The Flapjack Fundraiser will present a full breakfast that includes a short stack of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, and a beverage [...]

February 13th, 2014|Events|

Sylvia’s Children Invites Doctors and Nurses to Help Make a Difference on 2014 Uganda Medical Trip

Sylvia’s Children (www.sylviaschildren.org), a New Jersey-based non-profit, is on the hunt for medical practitioners interested in a meaningful voluntourism opportunity tending to children in Uganda, Africa on its next annual medical trip from March 13-25, 2014. The charity organization, founded over a decade ago by internationally recognized businesswoman Sylvia Allen, is seeking doctors, nurses, nurse [...]

January 10th, 2014|Events, News and Press|

Sylvia’s Children Clothing Drives

For the last two years, ten of the Starbucks stores in one district were responsible for hosting a clothing drive in the spring and fall which provided Sylvia’s Children with over $20,000 for the Mbiriizi Advanced Primary School in Uganda, Africa. With a change in management, this effort has been tabled. As a result other [...]

May 13th, 2013|News and Press|

MRA International Announces 5 New Employees

Long Branch, NJ… MRA International, based in Long Branch, is pleased to announce the hiring of five new employees. Diane Dalton and Bill Washauer have been added to the outside sales representative staff; Terrel Jenkins and Tom Hsu will be covering inside sales and tech support; and Lester Fox will also handle inside sales. According [...]

April 14th, 2013|News and Press|

New Nurse Supervisor Joins Riverwood

Riverwood Healthcare Center welcomes Kathy Starkka, nurse supervisor for its primary care and specialty clinics in Aitkin. Starkka brings 20 years of nursing experience to her new role managing the day-to-day operations of the clinics, supervising a staff of 20. As a registered nurse since 1993, for the past 17 years she worked at St. [...]

January 30th, 2013|News and Press|

Riverwood Healthcare to Launch New Wellness Initiative

George Family Foundation and Allina Health partnership to improve health AITKIN, Minn. – Riverwood Healthcare Center is among 13 health systems serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin communities that have been chosen to participate in a three-year program called the Healthy Communities Partnership. A $475,000 grant from the George Family Foundation and Allina Health, and administered [...]

January 30th, 2013|News and Press|

Women Business Owners Group Starts New Year on a Positive Note

Holmdel, NJ January 8, 2013… Women business owners throughout Central New Jersey are invited to start the new year off with the National Association of Women Business Owners, Central Jersey (NAWBO-CJ). NAWBO-CJ will host a dinner meeting with a guest speaker and networking on Tuesday, January 15 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Hilton [...]

January 10th, 2013|News and Press|

NAWBO Dinner Meeting with Sylvia

Join us to make 2013 an Awesome Year for You and Your Business ONE VOICE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD! January 15, 2013 Dinner Meeting with Speaker and Networking 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Hilton Garden Inn, 50 Raritan Parkway, Edison, NJ 08837 Sylvia Allen, Founder and CEO of Sylvia’s Children, will [...]

January 3rd, 2013|News and Press|

Shore Business Keeps Servicing Customers Despite Sandy

November 14, 2012 - The damage and disruption caused by super storm Sandy reverberated throughout the residential and business communities in New Jersey and New York. In Long Branch, where MRA International is headquartered, the loss of power meant owner Bruno Tirone needed to figure out a backup plan. MRA International, which has been in [...]

November 15th, 2012|News and Press|

African Nonprofit Sylvia’s Children Celebrates a Decade of Success: How One Person Can Make a Difference

HOLMDEL, N. J. – It only takes one person to make a difference. After devoting the past 10 years to her nonprofit Sylvia’s Children, anyone who has met New Jersey resident Sylvia Allen, 75, would undoubtedly agree she has helped make life better for more than 1,000 children in Mbiriizi, Uganda. Allen journeyed to Africa [...]

September 27th, 2012|News and Press|

Long Branch Resident Tony Costa Awarded Silver President’s Volunteer Service Award for Second Year in a row

HOLMDEL, N. J. – In the course of our day to day lives, 400 hours may not seem like much. But for Tony Costa it’s worth its weight in silver. That’s because the Long Branch resident has again been presented with a silver President’s Volunteer Service Award for volunteering 400+ hours to Holmdel-based charity, Sylvia’s [...]

September 27th, 2012|News and Press|

Clothing Drive Helps Make A Difference for Charity

HOLMDEL, NJ… In what has proven to be a very successful partnership, a group of Starbucks stores and Sylvia’s Children, a 501(c)3, are raising funds in a grass roots effort to help children in Africa. Sylvia’s Children is conducting a clothing drive at ten Starbucks locations in New Jersey, now through November 18th. Participating locations [...]

September 27th, 2012|News and Press|

Oceanfest Sponsors Enrich Event

Long Branch, NJ… A full day of free activities and events for the entire family is waiting for visitors to the 21st Annual Oceanfest festival on Monday, July 4th. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. along the promenade between Seven Presidents Park and Pier Village and offers live children’s entertainment, live bands, [...]

June 22nd, 2012|News and Press|

Long Branch Resident Tony Costa Awarded Silver President’s Volunteer Service Award for Second Year

HOLMDEL, NJ… In the course of our day to day lives, 400 hours may not seem like much. But for Tony Costa it’s worth its weight in silver. That’s because the Long Branch resident has again been presented with a silver President’s Volunteer Service Award for volunteering 400+ hours to Holmdel-based charity, Sylvia’s Children. Costa, [...]

June 22nd, 2012|News and Press|

Seven Tips for Finding Your Perfect Wedding Videographer

1) Talented wedding filmmakers' schedules fill up fast, so book early Once you have scheduled a wedding date, you should waste no time in starting your search for your videographer. The most talented ones are booked heavily in advance, so make shopping for a videographer a top priority. 2) Ask friends and family for referrals [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

By-Invitation Videographer Stands Apart With Wedding Films

Holmdel, NJ...With the current rash of video equipment that anyone can use, there has been a dramatic increase in people professing to be wedding videographers. And, as they all scramble to get the attention of engaged couples, one videographer stands out from the crowd. Damon Dietz, president and lead filmmaker at Absolute Media Production, offers [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

N.J. medical volunteers heading to Uganda to treat orphans

Organization seeks to raise awareness of crisis Over 1,000 children in Africa will feel much better next month when their adopted grandmother Sylvia Allen, founder of Sylvia's Children, returns to their village. But this time, she's bringing a surprise: A family of American doctors and nurses. Through her 501(c)3 organization, Allen has had the opportunity [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

SALON 777 OWNER TO RUN IN THE ING MARATHON NOVEMBER 7

Jeff Tuccillo (Katohan, NY) - owner of Salon 777 is running the 26.2 mile race this year to benefit Sylvia’s Children. He has been practicing for two years and is now ready to run. In order to compete, Tuccillo had to run nine qualifying races in 2010 to be eligible. In addition, he had to [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Downtown Toms River Offers A Season Full Of Tempting Food Events

Toms River, NJ - Foodies will find lots of reasons to visit Historic Downtown Toms River this year. The Downtown offers visitors to the Jersey Shore a multitude of exciting family festivals, a weekly Jersey Fresh farmers market featuring new monthly special events, and more. The season kicks off mid-May. There’ll be lots of spicy, [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Joseph’s Florist Goes “Greener” To Help Children’s Charity

Jersey City, NJ - Joseph’s Florist, located at 3662 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City, has announced they will be accepting used cell phones and printer cartridges for recycling. The phones and cartridges will be recycled and the proceeds donated to Sylvia’s Children, a 501(c)3 organization that supports children at a primary school in Uganda. The [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Needle-Free Flu Vaccinations Debut At Monmouth Mall

Belmar, NJ - If you’ve passed on flu vaccinations because you’re afraid of needles, or your child is terrified of needles, this is your opportunity. ESI Medical will be offering needle-free flu shots for $9.99 on Tuesday, December 14th from 12 noon – 4:00 pm in the Food Court at the Monmouth Mall. ESI Medical, [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Starbucks And Sylvia’s Children Partner Up For Clothing Drive

HOLMDEL, NJ - Starbucks has partnered with Sylvia’s Children, a 501(c)3, to help raise funds for children in Africa. Sylvia’s Children is conducting a clothing drive at eleven Starbucks locations in New Jersey through June 15th. Participating locations are: Middletown, Marlboro, Matawan, Manalapan, Edison, Union, Westfield, East Brunswick, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, and Piscataway. Items [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

School Children Turn Character Lessons Into Action

Holmdel, NJ - Holmdel Village School students have spent this year learning about character traits using shoes as a visual reminder of this year’s theme, “If the shoe fits, wear it.” The hallway walls at the school are covered with colorful shoes bearing the students’ names. Each time they demonstrate one of the traits being [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Local High School Students Win Essay Contest

FREEHOLD, NJ - The Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold is pleased to announce the winners of their annual essay contest. The theme for this year’s contest was “The Power of Youth”. The winning essays focused on what defines youth and the power and opportunity that it affords. First Place was awarded to Johnine Licht, St. [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Monmouth County Based Repertory Company Being Filmed for NJN Television Special

Holmdel, NJ - Pacific Encore Performances, an internationally acclaimed musical repertory company based in New York and Monmouth County New Jersey, is thrilled to announce a premiere television special being filmed for summer viewing on NJN Network. The special will also be offered for viewership on other PBS stations. Pacific Encore Performances has an international [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

NYRA Rolls Out Innovative New Mobile Video Solutions

Atlantic Highlands, NJ…When the New York Racing Association (NYRA) looked to upgrade and re-brand its on-air racing and simulcast presentation, it turned to Shamrock Communications. NYRA operates three of the most popular racetracks in the nation, including Belmont Park, home to the Triple Crown’s Belmont Stakes, and the pre-eminent summer meet at Saratoga Racetrack in [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Barter Takes Center Stage at Annual Holiday Show

Jackson, NJ - Barter Depot, www.barterdepot.com, New Jersey’s largest bartering organization, will host their 13th Annual Holiday Trade Show on Sunday, November 16th from 1 pm – 5 pm at the Raritan Expo Center, Edison. Admission is free and open to almost any business owner, but by invitation only. The trade show is designed to [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Healthcare Provider and Holmdel Charity Team Up to Raise Funds For Children

Holmdel, NJ - Sylvia’s Children, a 501(c)3 that supports children orphaned by AIDS in Uganda, is pleased to announce a new partnership with ExpressCare Walk-in Medical Offices conveniently located inside your Shoprite store. Starting October 1, ExpressCare will donate $ .50 from every flu vaccine given this season to Sylvia’s Children. The vaccine will be [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

SYLVIA’S CHILDREN CELEBRATES 2008 WORLD ORPHAN WEEK

HOLMDEL, N. J. – Do you know how many orphans currently exist in the world? 133 million children have lost one or both of their parents (according to SOS Children's Villages USA), and 15 million of that number are orphaned due to the AIDS pandemic. Along with SOS Children's Villages, the world's largest non-governmental organization [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Gift Auction Release

Freehold, NJ – The Freehold Sunrise Optimist Club will hold their 6th annual Gift Auction on November 21, 2008 at the Forsgate Country Club, Monroe. The annual event is a major source of funding for the many youth-related programs supported by the Optimist club. This year, the Freehold Optimists will be honoring David M. Salkin, [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Exceptional New Jersey Business Leader Sylvia Allen Honored With 2008 “Senior Of Distinction” Award

HOLMDEL, N. J. – Allen Consulting and Sylvia’s Children founder, Sylvia Allen, will need to nail in yet another shelf onto her wall. She has just been honored with SCAN’s (Senior Citizens Activities Network) annual “Senior of Distinction” award for 2008. The award, which celebrates the outstanding achievements made by active older adults, will be [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

SA Joins IFEA Sponsorship Guru Sylvia Allen Joins IFEA Team as Director of Partnership Marketing

Holmdel, NJ - the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA), the premiere associations supporting and enabling festival and event professionals worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Sylvia Allen, CFEE, as the organization’s new Director of Partnership Marketing. Allen, an icon in the global festivals and events industry and one of the world’s leading [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Atlantic Highlands – the Jewel of the Bayshore

Atlantic Highlands, NJ - Nestled along the Raritan Bay is the upscale, historic borough of Atlantic Highlands. Visitors will find unique shops and boutiques, relaxing spas, award winning dining and luxury lodging accommodations. It even boasts its own 5-plex cinema and streets that offer plenty of free parking. Home to the largest municipal harbor on [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Freehold Sunrise Optimist Club Holds 24th Annual “Friend of Youth” Golf Open Fundraiser

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Sunrise Optimist Club of Freehold will host the 24th Annual Optimist Friend of Youth Open, Monday, August 4, 2008 at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township. All proceeds of this un”4”gettable day of golf, sun and fun directly support Camp Quality New Jersey, a 501 (c)(3) organization that provides a [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

The Studio Photographers Named to List in THE KNOT “BEST OF WEDDINGS” Magazine

Freehold, NJ - The Studio Photographers (www.thestudiophotographers.com), with locations in Freehold, Millburn, and Staten Island, New York, is pleased to announce it has been selected as a 2008­­ Pick for The Knot Best of Weddingsmagazine, a coast-to-coast, by-brides-for-brides guide to the top wedding sites, photographers, florists, and more in over 40 key cities across the [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Attitude, Style, Confidence…If You Have It…Wear it!

Old Bridge, NJ - Teezetees is a new web based tee shirt company that sells an attitude with every tee shirt. The website, www.teezetees.com, was started by Michele Costa and Beatrice Aragona. The designer of the tee shirts is Michele Costa, Freehold, New Jersey. This designer is bringing her style and attitude to the shirts [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Grandmother of the Year Award

In many societies, grandmothers are honored members of the family.Here is your opportunity to tell us why your grandmother is the best! Is it because she bakes the best cookies? Is it because she tells the best bedtimes stories? Tell us why. Nominations are now being accepted for one winner and three runners-up to be [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe, A Local Tradition

Middletown, NJ - The luscious smell of chocolate has delighted visitors to Suzi’s Sweet Shoppe since 1998. Owned and operated by Susan and Stan Hordych, the store is located at 1100 Highway 35, Village Mall plaza, Middletown. Suzi’s offers more than 100 varieties of delicious handmade confections. Susan and Stan have over 20 years of [...]

April 30th, 2012|News and Press|

How To Be Successful at Sponsorship Sales

Written by Sylvia Allen. Quick and concise, this is a must for anyone selling sponsorships today. Contains 235 pages of proven tips and techniques from the recognized professionals in the field of sponsorship sales. Sponsorship Book $50.00 + $7.50 shipping/handling

April 27th, 2012|News and Press|