Erin Saxton Named One of 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners of 2011

Four-Time Emmy Nominated Producer, Founder of The Idea Network and Senior Vice President of TallGrass Public Relations to Receive Prestigious Award

MADISON, NJ--(Marketwire - Dec 8, 2011) - Own It Ventures, a community-based business ecosystem created for women entrepreneurs and business owners, and New Jersey Monthly magazine will honor the Top 25 New Jersey Leading Women Entrepreneurs for 2011. These New Jersey entrepreneurs have an estimated, combined impact of employing over 1000 people and generating revenues of over $165 million in New Jersey annually.

"The leading women entrepreneurs have done amazingly well during a down economy, plus they support numerous Non-Profits and causes throughout New Jersey. It is inspiring to think of the impact they have for our state and local communities," states Linda Wellbrock, Co-Founder of Own It Ventures.

Erin Saxton, a veteran in the media industry has been generating high-profile media exposure and buzz for clients through her innovative approach to public relations and media strategy since 1999. "I am honored to be selected among these women for this prestigious award," Saxton beamed.

Saxton's extensive experience on The View, Barbara Walter Specials and Good Morning America, gives her an insider's status that enables her to identify the concepts that resonate for print editors, as well as television and radio producers, and gatekeepers of digital media.

She knows the best ways to pitch a book, person, company, or product, and utilizes her professional skills and expansive contacts to trigger strong media interest in the messages her clients wish to deliver, in turn growing their business to new levels.

The Recognition Evening to honor the top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners is on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey. For more information on the awards and recipients visit or

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