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HAMPTON, NJ — The BW NICE Hunterdon County Chapter is pleased to announce that Anne Thornton, president of MSI Plumbing & Remodeling in Lebanon, New Jersey, has been selected as its 2019 Businesswoman of the Year.

Thornton will receive this special recognition during BW NICE’s 8th annual Hunterdon Red Shoe Cocktail Reception and Fashion Show, scheduled for Thursday, June 6th at The Ryland Inn from 4 pm to 8 pm.

“We are thrilled and honored to have Anne Thornton as our 2019 Businesswoman of the Year,” said Diane Simovich, BW NICE founder. “Anne exemplifies true leadership, entrepreneurship, and volunteerism on every level in our community and has always been a tremendous supporter of BW NICE.”

Thornton garnered seven nominations, each conveying why she is so deserving of this honor. One nomination noted, “When you think of women business owners in Hunterdon County, Anne Thornton has been a pioneer advocating for the rights of women and advancing the opportunities for businesses and others her entire career.”

Another nomination expressed Thornton’s community outreach efforts. “Anne’s creativity, energy and innovative spirit has inspired many to pick up a tool in their home to perform a basic repair. More importantly, in her community work, she has created and inspired many conversations among business groups, schools and at home about so many topics, including women in business, student leadership, marketing yourself and serving others;  ll of which embody BW NICE and The Red Shoe mantra of unity, strength, empowerment, concern for others and leadership.”

An estimated 200 guests are expected to attend this year’s Red Shoe, which is at a new time and location this year. During this event, attendees will enjoy networking, shopping, a silent auction, delicious food, and a fashion show. Proceeds from the event will go to the Hunterdon County chapter’s charity partner, Safe in Hunterdon, a not-for-profit agency dedicated to serving domestic violence victims and their children, as well as to BW NICE, Inc.

To purchase tickets to this year’s event, please visit and select the Hunterdon County Chapter.

BW NICE, Inc. (Business Women Networking Involving Charity & Education) provides women at all stages of business and personal life with support, education, and resources. They believe there is value in the balance of  business networking and charitable outreach. They bring women together to gain meaningful business connections, learn new ways to succeed, and foster an empowering environment.