Odyssey International Productions Announces Its Business Excellence Award Winners

Posted on November 1, 2018 By

Odyssey International Productions, a 501(c)(3) organization that recognizes the efforts and accomplishments small-business owners, individuals, and organizations who have contributed significantly to the development of their communities, has announced the winners of its 19th annual Awards of Excellence.

The award ceremony will take place November 16, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., in the Robert Treat Hotel, 50 Park Place, Newark, N.J. Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver is expected to be among the hundreds of people who will be attending the awards ceremony.

Terrence Clark, President and CEO, New York and New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Outstanding Achievement Award will be presented to Linda Wellbrock, CEO and Founder, Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners; Special Recognition Award to Casilda Del Valle, Vice President, Finance and Administration, National Minority Supplier Development Council; and the Green Diamond Special Recognition to Gregory Murphy, Managing Director, Skanska.

Tiffany Clare, Supplier Diversity Coordinator, Plaza Construction; Gale Bartholomew, Diversity Manager/Project Manager, Crescent Consulting Associates, Inc.; Herlema Owens, Association of Women Construction Workers of America, Inc.; and Victoria L. Hosendorf, Director, Philadelphia Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center each will receive the Business Award of Excellence.  Linda Estrada Page, Branch Manager, BCB Community Bank, will receive the Community Service Award.

Entrepreneur of the Year Award of Excellence will be presented to Mona D. Terrell, President and CEO, Mona Terrell & Associates LLC; Renee Marshall-McKinley, Founder, Keep Yourself Smelling Sweet; Theresa Semple, President, Semple Solutions LLC; Elisabete Miranda, President, CQ Fluency; Cesar Teixeira, CEO, CATB Liquor Import; Maria and Diego De La Rosa, Owners of Little Spain Paella Party LLC; and Clarisa Romero, Founder, Mindful Consultants.

Melissa Persia Oliver, founder of Odyssey International Productions, said, “This event is designed to bring influential business leaders, entrepreneurs, and politicians together in an effort to create opportunities for business growth. Odyssey recognizes companies and individuals who have made substantial, outstanding contributions to their community that would not ordinarily receive recognition.”

The honorees are selected by “Pass the Torch,” a program in which the past honorees nominate an honoree; or organizations and individuals nominate an individual. Board members of Odyssey review and make the final selection of the honorees.

For more information, tickets, sponsorships, or ads, visit www.odysseyip.com or contact M. Persia Oliver, 732-381-3003. Visit http://www.odysseyip.com/events for sponsorships and to view past winners.

About Odyssey International Productions: Odyssey International Productions, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Melissa Persia Oliver, has been recognizing the efforts and accomplishments of phenomenal individuals and organizations for their outstanding business and community service contributions for 19 years. Among other ideals, the mission of Odyssey is to provide recipients with a sense of appreciation and provide a platform for small businesses to network with corporations to gain additional exposure. Oliver was named one of the Top 25 Leading Woman Entrepreneurs of New Jersey by the organization Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners and was identified as one of the Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity by Diversity Plus Magazine.

Odyssey International Productions focuses on communities, neighborhoods and economies through informative and empowering events, seminars and fundraisers. Odyssey has also hosted several events to raise community awareness, such as a Season of Giving holiday party for underprivileged families that includes a home-cooked meal, books, toys, bikes, clothing and photos with Santa; a Tie-A-Tie Drive to not only teach young men how to tie a tie, but to teach them about professionalism; and a Back-to-School Backpack drive. For more information, visit www.odysseyip.com. Odyssey International Productions, 103 West Main Street, Rahway, NJ 07065. Phone: (732) 381-3003; Fax: (732) 388-7078; www.OdysseyIP.com