Impact president and CEO, Cheryl McCants

New Jersey Small Business Named as Finalist for 5 National and International Awards

PR News Digital Awards and the Stevie Awards for Women in Business select Impact Consulting Enterprises as multi-category finalist

 October 6, 2017 – EAST ORANGE, NJ – New Jersey-based, minority woman-owned firm, Impact Consulting Enterprises has been selected as a finalist for the national 2017 PR News Digital Awards in two categories. The firm was selected from hundreds of applicants around the country as one of five finalists for the Best Blog award, and one of seven finalists for the Best Media Relations Campaign award. Impact is also a finalist in three categories of the international 2017 Stevie Awards for Women in Business, including the Women Helping Women Award and Women-Run Workplace of the Year. McCants is also a finalist for one of the organization’s top honors, Woman of the Year in Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations.

Impact’s commitment to women – as an audience, and as business partners, mentees and clients – across several projects and opportunities, inspired the Stevie Awards judges. Impact’s informative multimedia blog, and pro-bono, six-day campaign with the United Way of Essex and West Hudson on the New York Jets Man of the Year check presentation ceremony, impressed the PR News Digital Awards selection committee.

“On behalf of my entire team at Impact Consulting Enterprises, we are incredibly proud and grateful to have our work recognized by experienced communication and business professionals. To be considered alongside such accomplished co-finalists is a huge honor,” said Cheryl McCants, president & CEO of Impact Consulting Enterprises. “As the Impact team tells our clients’ stories, seeks opportunities to center women, and shares what we’ve learned along the way via the Impact Blog, we continue to improve our skills and learn better ways to serve others.”

PR News is a leading public relations and communications digital publication, offering the most up-to-date industry news, events, professional development opportunities, and more. Past PR News Digital Award winners include the UN Foundation, Jet Blue and Cisco. The Stevie Awards recognize the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide; its Women in Business award winners are chosen by an international judges panel of their peers. Both organizations evaluate candidates based on efforts and successes from the previous calendar year, and will announce their winners at ceremonies this November. This year more than 1,500 nominations from 25 nations were reviewed in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

Impact Consulting Enterprises is a minority, woman-owned strategic communication, marketing and public relations firm founded in 1989 by business strategist and communication professional, Cheryl McCants. Individuals, corporations, small businesses, non-profit organizations and public agencies partner with Impact to tell their untold stories to women, millennials, African Americans, Latinos and Asians. Impact is HUBZone, WBE, WOSB, SBE, MWBE, and 8A certified.


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