Diahann W. Lassus and Clare E. Wherley Named Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners in New Jersey For Second Year

New Providence, NJ (October, 2012) - Diahann W. Lassus and Clare E. Wherley have been named among the 2012 Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners in New Jersey. The award honors women in the state who have been keeping the small business economic engine warm in these troubled times. Hundreds of nominations were received from women entrepreneurs who are all accomplished, intelligent and inspired by their work; these trend-setting women make a difference in their companies, industries and communities.

The 2012 finalists who were selected are women who support numerous non-profits, are employing thousands, generating millions and represent a variety of industries. The impact they have for our state and local communities is amazing.

"I am very excited about the 2012 initiative in partnership with New Jersey Monthly Magazine that honors women business owners because women are the forerunners to the economic recovery of our state. Over the last twenty years, women have surpassed men at twice the rate for starting their own companies. Our joint project presents phenomenal exposure for their efforts and the issue that finalists are listed in will reach over 750,000 households," states Linda Wellbrock, Founder of Leading Women Entrepreneurs.

The mission of the Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners initiative is to commend women entrepreneurs for their service, leadership, contribution to their communities and the state's economic recovery. After analyzing hundreds of entries, an independent committee selected the initial finalists for phase one of the competition who were judged in four areas: Market Potential, Innovation, Advocacy for Women and Community Involvement.

Lassus Wherley was founded in 1985 by Diahann W. Lassus, CFP®, CPA/PFS and Clare E. Wherley, CPA, CFP® . We have two offices to serve our clients, one in New Providence, NJ, and the other in Bonita Springs, FL. Lassus Wherley is a Fee-Only wealth management firm with expertise in financial planning, investment management, tax preparation, trust services, and family office support. We work with individuals, couples, families, pension and profit sharing plans, trusts, estates, charitable organizations, corporations and other business entities. Using a team approach that we have developed over more than 25 years, we have helped hundreds of clients build secure financial futures and achieve peace of mind. Lassus Wherley is a nationally certified Women's Business Enterprise by the Women's Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the nation's leading organization dedicated to the advancement of Fee-Only comprehensive financial planning. The Lassus Wherley website is www.lassuswherley.com.

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