CHRISTIANA FOGLIO NAMED AS FINALIST IN TWO TOP AWARDS COMPETITIONS
NJBIZ, Stevie® Awards Honor Community Investment Strategies CEO
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Nov. 3, 2011 – Christiana Foglio, founder/owner and chief executive officer of Community Investment Strategies (CIS), Inc. has been honored as a finalist in two top awards competitions – NJBIZBusiness of the Year and Stevie Awards for Women in Business.
Foglio has been named as a finalist in the Executive of the Year category in the 2011 NJBIZ Business of the Year awards program. Winners will be announced at a formal award ceremony to be held on Dec. 5, 2011 at the Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, N.J. Additionally, Foglio has been selected as a finalist in the 8th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, which honors women executives, entrepreneurs, and the companies they run – worldwide. This year’s Stevie® Award winners will be announced at an awards gala at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City on Friday, Nov. 11.
“I am honored to be a finalist for business excellence amongst such inspiring entrepreneurs represented by this year’s finalists,” said Foglio. “My professional excellence is driven by my desire to revitalize communities, leaving them better than when we found them.”
“Women entrepreneurs and executives continue to innovate, excel, and impress,” said Michael Gallagher, president of the Stevie® Awards. “Regardless of general economic conditions, the achievements of women-owned and -run organizations around the world remain high, and are reflected in this year’s impressive body of Finalists.”
The NJBIZ Business of the Year awards program recognizes dynamic business leaders in the Garden State who share a commitment to professional excellence, business growth and the community. The awards program, produced by NJBIZ is presented by EisnerAmper, LLP and sponsored by Sun National Bank, K&L Gates and CIGNA. Finalists were selected in a total of six categories: Business of the Year (1-50 Employees), Business of the Year (51-100 Employees), Business of the Year (100+ Employees), Corporate Citizen of the Year, Executive of the Year and Emerging Business of the Year.
Foglio founded CIS in 1994, and since then has propelled the company into a strong leadership position in the housing industry. Through her leadership, CIS has successfully transformed numerous communities into quality housing developments. As a result, the company has been recognized for its award-winning communities, business model, corporate citizenship and advocacy as well as people-first philosophy. CIS is committed to repositioning unproductive property and land parcels in order to revitalize communities for area residents, children, municipalities and local businesses.
CIS is a fully integrated real estate organization specializing in multi-family housing, including 55+, senior housing and mixed-use redevelopments, as well as market-rate and affordable housing. The company’s diverse portfolio is valued in excess of $350 million.